By: M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru: Reportedly If you're a programming ace in Clojure, Erlang, and Haskell, then you would be earning top dollars in India, according to the latest developer survey by Stackoverflow, an online community for developers. This small, exclusive club of developers currently get fat pay cheques because of the demand-supply gap and a steep learning curve. Undergrads in India are still not exposed to these languages.Most are still largely in the Java and C++ environments, though many are also now beginning to use languages like Ruby, R and Python. In the US, Erlang and Scala developers are the highest paid, at $115,000. Globally, respondents who use F#, Ocaml, Clojure, and Groovy earn the highest salaries, with median salaries above $70,000. Python respondents get $56,000. F# is an open source cross-platform programming language that runs on Linux, Mac OS, Android, Windows and iOS.According to industry experts the skill development issue in India is pertinent both at the demand and supply level. From the supply side, the issue is primarily related to employability of the workforce due to varying reasons ranging from poor education, lack of training facilities, inadequate skilling, and poor perception of vocational skilling vis-à-vis formal education, among others. These have inadvertently created skill shortages and also contributed to higher unemployment. Keeping this in view, under the initiative of Make in India campaign, the Skill India campaign waslaunched by the government which aims to train over 40 crore people in India in different skills by 2022. As skill development is evolving by degrees, the states are likely to carry out critical gap analysis in skilling space within their own areas. Dr R. Gopal, director of a reputed management college, said, "While Make in India occupies prominence as an important goal, the future trajectory of Indian development depends on both 'Make in India' and 'Skilling India'. Based on sector-wise studies made by National Skill Development Commission, a unique public-private partnership project has been designed to promote skill development. This is to be carried out through quality, for-profit vocational bodies that also extend funding to build scalable, forprofit vocational training initiatives. The additional requirement of skilled manpower and the training need, including fresh training and up-skilling across 34 sectors, is estimated at 12.68 crore by 2022.".In today's world, multiple qualifications sometimes do not fetch you a dream job, but skill-based courses can. However, the dilemma over skills versus degrees happens all over the world as companies prefer skill certifications over degrees. Nasscom instead of predictingthat automation would result in a 20%-25% reduction in IT jobs in three years should spend time and money on predicting new jobs and new skill sets arecreated byAutomation and the growth of technologies like artificial intelligence (AI).