India has moved up four notches to 44th rank in the IT industry competitiveness index 2009, prepared by Economist Intelligence Unit, showing regilence amid global downturn which has had profound impact on the sector.
The country's IT industry has an overall score of 34.1, which places it at 44th position for the current year against its 48th rank in the last year, a study, jointly conducted by EIU and Business Software Alliance (BSA), said.
"India has shown strong improvement in its overall IT competitiveness ranking which is a very positive indicator of progress for one of the country's most dynamic industries," BSA India Committee Chair Keshav S Dhakad told reporters in New Delhi.
Dhakad said the country has maintained its ability to develop strong talent and maintain a conducive business environment, which is reflective in the six drivers of competitiveness.
This year's ranking is indicative of the progressive initiatives taken by the government and the industry on human capital and support for IT development, he added.
The annual study, now in its third year, assesses and compares the information technology (IT) industry environments of 66 economies to determine the extent to which they enable IT sector competitiveness.