New Delhi, Sept. 28 -- Industry body Nasscom will equip more than 4 million professionals with digital skills over the next five years to fill the demand-supply gap across IT services.

The demand for digital skills in India is eight times of what is available and will rise to 20 times by 2024. This can be met by diversifying digital skills across academia, said Sangeeta Gupta, senior vice-president and chief strategy officer, Nasscom, and Amit Aggarwal, vice president and chief executive, IT-ITeS (information technology and IT-enabled services) sector skills council, Nasscom, in an interview with Mint.

The IT industry body has conducted a survey of the existing talent pool and is working with various stakeholders across the industry, go...