• What are IT courses?

    Information Technology (IT) courses involve the study, development, design, implementation and management of information systems by using computer hardware and/ or software applications to convert, protect, store, transmit, process and retrieve information in a secure manner. In simpler words, it is a study that focuses on employing computers and telecommunications in order to gather, control, circulate and store information.

    If you feel that IT courses are something up your sleeve then read on to know more. 

    Job Prospects:

    The IT industry has career paths, which can be divided and broadly classified into two primary categories, including software and hardware. Under the hardware, there is manufacturing, management, research & development and maintenance. Moreover, the software comprises of manufacturing, programming, development, maintenance & support and software testing.

    Pass outs of postgraduate IT courses can easily serve in roles, including:

    • Computer Hardware Engineer
    • Information Systems Manager
    • Software Engineer
    • Programmer
    • Systems Analyst
    • Work systems and Data Analyst
    • Database Administrator
    • Support Specialist
    • Systems Administrator
    • Computer and Information Scientist
    • Teacher in a school/college
    • Professor in a University/college
    • Networking
    • Web Designing
    • Computer Programming
    • Software Testing
    • System/database Administration
    • Gaming
    • Desktop Support
    • E-commerce
    • Technical writing
    • Software training
    • Quality Analyst
    • Technology Engineer
    • IT Specialists
    • PHP Developer
    • Project Manager
    • Data warehouse Designer
    • Network Engineer
    • ERP
    • Database Designer
    • Network Administrator
    • System Administrator
    • Network Architect

     

    Skill Set Required:

    You need to either have the following attributes before enrolling into or be ready to acquire the same while pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate IT courses:

    ·         Quality conscious

    ·         Team spirit

    ·         Analytical bent of mind

    ·         Negotiation skills

    ·         Comprehensive communication ability

    ·         Aptitude for problem solving

    ·         Administrative skills

    ·         Organizational skills

    ·         Managerial skills

    ·         Technical skills

    India’s IT industry has played a major role in building the economy of India and is growing rapidly. The country has also been considered as the hub of innovators. The opportunities are endless and enormous; all you need is a keen interest in joining this division.

  • At the Undergraduate Level:

    Eligibility Criteria:

    To gain admission to Bachelor’s level IT courses, a candidate should have passed the 10+2 exam with a minimum of 50 percent marks and Mathematics and Science as primary and mandatory subjects.

    Admission Process:

    Admission can be secured to IT courses by the following methods:

    Direct Admission: Some universities and colleges offer direct admission to candidates in different IT courses on merit basis, i.e. their scores in the 10+2 exam.

    Entrance exams: Many educational institutions consider scores of national/ state/ college level entrance exams as their primary criteria to get admission into IT courses offered by them.

    Common Entrance Tests:

    ·         JEEJoint Entrance Examination (JEE) is a nationally held exam, which is divided into two segments – Main and Advanced. The JEE Main exam enables you to get admission into institutes like National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs) and Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) which offers graduation in different IT courses. Once you write JEE Main and qualify, then you can appear for JEE Advanced segment; upon clearing it, you are eligible to apply to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). 

    ·         Common Entrance Test (CET) – An entrance test that enables you to get admission into colleges offering IT engineering in the country. Only students of grade 12 who have attained a certain score are eligible to appear in this exam.

    College Specific Entrance Exams:

    ·         All India Manipal University Online Entrance Test (MU-OET) is conducted in order to get admission into IT courses offered by Manipal University.

    ·         Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test (BITSAT) – This is an online test for admission into IT courses offered at BITS Pilani campuses.

    ·         VIT Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE) – Conducted by the Vellore Institute of Technology, the exam provides a chance for students to gain admission into the college for pursuing IT engineering.

    Here are a few reputable colleges that offer IT courses in India:

    1.     Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra

    2.     National Institute of Technology, Suratkal

    3.     Jadavpur University (Faculty of Engineering & Technology), Kolkata

    4.     Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad

    5.     Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad

    6.     Amity School of Engineering and Technology, New Delhi

    7.     PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore

    8.     Guadru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi

    9.     Bengal Engineering and Science University, West Bengal

    10.   Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

    11.   Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gujarat

    12.    Birsa Institute of Technology, Sindri

    13.   Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai

    14.   Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, Mumbai

    Delivery Type, Duration and Fee Structure:

    Course

    Delivery

    Duration

    Fee structure

    B Tech (Information Technology)

    Full-time

    4 years

    INR 50,000–400,000 lacs per year

    BE (Information Technology)

    Full-time

    4 years

    INR 50,000–400,000 lacs per year

    BSc (Information Technology)

    Full-time

    3 years

    INR 50,000–400,000 lacs per year

     

  • At the Postgraduate Level:

    Eligibility Criteria:

     

    In order to pursue master’s level IT courses you need to hold a Bachelor’s degree in a branch of engineering. Apart from this, you need to write and pass the entrance exam conducted nationally or by the institute. In some cases, candidates who have good scores, get direct admission based on merit.

    Admission Process:

    Most of the colleges in India consider scores secured in entrance exams for admission into IT courses.

    Common Entrance Tests:

    ·         Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)An all India entrance exam, which is held by IITs and IISc jointly for gaining admission into IT courses.

    Here are a few colleges that offer postgraduate IT courses:

    1.           Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra

    2.           National Institute of Technology, Suratkal

    3.           Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad

    4.           Amity School of Engineering and Technology, New Delhi

    5.           Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

    6.           Birsa Institute of Technology, Sindri

    7.           Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai

    8.           Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gujrat

    9.           Sir M. Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology, Karnataka

    10.       Nirma University - Institute of Technology, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Tamil Nadu

    Delivery Type, Duration and Fee Structure:

    Course

    Delivery

    Duration

    Fee structure

    MSc (Information Technology)

    Full-time

    2 year

    INR 10,000–200,000 lacs per year

    M Tech (Information and communication technology)

    Full-time

    2 years

    INR 10,000–200,000 lacs per year

    ME (Information Technology)

    Full-time

    2 years

    INR 10,000–200,000 lacs per year

     

    No data is available as of now. Keep watching this space for more information soon !

  • Some of the subjects under IT courses that you can specialise in are:

    • Cryptography: It is one of the IT courses, which is a combination of Mathematics and Security Engineering. It offers tools, which are used in all the modern security protocols.
    • Artificial intelligence: It is defined as the theory and development of computer systems that are able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages.
    • Biometrics: It is one of the subjects from the IT courses that refer to metrics related to human characteristics. Biometrics authentication is used in computer science as a form of identification and access control. It is also used to identify individuals in groups that are under surveillance.
    • Multimedia systems development: A multimedia system development process involves a number of steps like traditional software system development, which includes tasks such as defining the system, system design, tools selection, authoring, rendering and testing.
    • Distributed systems: A distributed system is a model in which components located on networked computers communicate and coordinate their actions by passing messages. The components interact with each other in order to achieve a common goal.
    • Multimedia information system: A multimedia information system is a repository for all types of information object. In the computing context, this means all types of digitally representable data such as text, images and voice. Such systems are complex and multi-disciplinary in nature.
    • Systems programming: System programming involves programming computer system software. It aims to produce software and software platforms, which provide services to other software.
    • Human computer interaction: Human computer interaction researches the design and use of computer technology, focused on the interfaces between users and computers.
    • Data compression: It is the encoding of information using fewer bits than the original representation. Compression can be either lossy or lossless. Lossless compression reduces bits by identifying and eliminating statistical redundancy.
    • Principles of compiler design: Principles of compiler design is a classic textbook on compilers for computer programming languages.
    • Data warehousing: Data warehousing is addressed as a subject-oriented, integrated, time-variant and non-volatile collection of data that supports management's decision-making process.
    • Network security: Network security is typically handled by a network administrator or system administrator who implements the security policy, network software and hardware needed to protect a network and the resources accessed through the network from unauthorised access and also ensure that employees have adequate access to the network and resources to work.
    • Data mining: Data mining is the process of sorting through large data sets to identify patterns and establish relationships to solve problems through data analysis. Data mining tools allow enterprises to predict future trends.
    • UNIX internals: It is defined as the understanding similar systems (for example, NT, LINUX) and designing high performance UNIX applications.
    • Information assurance and security: It is the practice of assuring information and managing risks related to the use, processing, storage, and transmission of information or data, and the systems and processes used for those purposes. It includes protection of the integrity, availability, authenticity, non-repudiation and confidentiality of user data.
    • Forensics and incident response: It is defined as creating an understanding of similar systems such as NT, LINUX and designing high performance UNIX applications.
    • Robotics: It’s a branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation and application of robots.
    • Parallel computer architecture: It is a type of computation in which many calculations or the execution of processes is carried out simultaneously. They are sometimes used alongside traditional processors for accelerating specific tasks.
    • Grid computing: It is the collection of computer resources from multiple locations to reach a common goal. The grid can be thought of as a distributed system with non-interactive workloads that involve a large number of files.
    • Knowledge management: It is defined as efficient handling of information and resources within a commercial organization.
    • Game programming: It involves software development for video games. Game programming requires substantial skills in software engineering as well as specialisation in one or more of the following areas, which overlap heavily to create a game, simulation, computer graphics, artificial intelligence, physics, audio programming, and input. It is a subset of game development.
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