Career in Computers

Career in Computers

Description of the stream/field:

The Computer industry has is one of the fastest growing segments of our economy. Taking in account the constant developments in the field of information technology, it is evident that there exists a huge demand for computer professionals for the development of faster hardware components, new communication systems and software. Now days, computers are used in not only corporate world but also in other fields from research, to banking, designing, photography, in schools & colleges, and in many other field.

This field encompasses a variety of options. It includes jobs from software programming to IT consultancy. Large multinational and national firms are designing computer systems solutions to business problems. The job opportunities in this sector range from being a data entry operator, programmer, database manager, systems' specialist, project manager, software developer, software engineer, IT consultant, training faculty, web designer, animation to a graphic artist among others.

Computer careers can be divided into two major groups: hardware and software. Hardware deals with the design, development and maintenance of the computer systems. Software deals with the utility programs that are used by individuals. The three main fields in computer software are systems analysis, programming and computer operating.

The aim of these courses are to provide students with a general understanding of information technology, inputs in the varied dimensions of IT, as well as the interface of IT with other disciplines. The Indian Education system provides a variety of study courses, which begin right after the tenth standard.
B.E or B. Tech in Computers/ Software/ Computers Science
M.E or M.Tech in Computers/ Software/ Computers Science
M.E or M.Tech (integrated) in Computers
Diploma in Engineering (In Computers or I.T)
Bachelor in Science with Computer Science
Masters in Science with Computer Science
Bachelor in Science with Information Technology
Masters in Science with Information Technology
Bachelor in Computer Applications (BCA)
Masters in Computer Applications (MCA)
Diploma course in Hardware and Networking

Each state has a qualifying exam for admission to their state run colleges. Maharashtra conducts the MH-CET. Similarly each state has its own examination. Students of other states can also appear for the examinations conducted by other states.
National level:
Undergraduate examinations:
IIT-JEE
VITEEE for Vellore Institute of Technology
BIT-SAT

Exam Commencement of Applications Exam Date Result Date
JEE Main 3rd week of Novemeber 1st week of April 1st week of May
JEE Advanced 1st week of May Last week of May 3rd week of June
BITSAT 3rd week of February 2nd week may onwards Just after the entrance exam gets over
VITEEE 1st week of December 1st week of April Last week of April

Post Graduate Examinations:
GATE (for entry to PG Programmer).
Private Entrance Tests