• One of the Most Employable Branch!

        

    Prof. Ch. Sanjay

    ME (CAD), Ph.d. (PE)

    Director, GITAM, Hyd.

        A combination of Computer and Communications technologies forms Information Technology (IT) or Information Communication Technology (ICT). IT is the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware.

        It deals with the use of electronic computers and computer software to convert, store, protect, process, transmit and retrieve information securely. Career in IT is considered one of the most high-paying jobs and is full of opportunities; particularly when India’s prowess in information technology industry is recognized across the globe. The pool of talented computer engineers working in IT companies shows that IT can take a person to higher levels. Numerous IT companies from India employ huge number of computer professionals in their Indian and overseas offices.
    Is it the right career for me?
        Depending upon the interest, the career in IT can be chosen. Those who love programming and coding can do software engineering and those who prefer networking and system administration, can do hardware engineering. IT sector is quite broad in terms of employment and job options. Roles are varieties for Computer engineers in IT sector, but their primary role is to apply the knowledge of mathematics and science to design and develop software to be used by clients or users. There are network engineers, system management professionals besides the computer engineers. Computer software engineers have bright career prospects as the application of software and dependency on it in various walks of life are increasing.
    Job Prospects
        Computer engineers can get jobs in non-IT companies like universities, research, private and public industries, government departments, business organisations, commercial organisations and the manufacturing sector. Besides the Computer Engineers have plenty of options to work in IT companies in departments such as design, development, assembly, manufacture and maintenance,. Working as programmer, web developer, and E- commerce specialist with telecommunications companies, automotive companies, aerospace companies, etc. can be a lucrative career option as well. Moreover, numerous national and multi-national computer manufacturing companies, computer hardware system design and development companies, computer networking companies, software development companies, etc. require computer professionals in large numbers.
    International Focus
        IT sector can truly be considered a global career in terms of its wide scope for professionals. India has been one of the leading exporters of IT talent and Indian computer engineers have played major role in the growth and development of IT sector in the USA, UK, Australia, and Canada. Numbers of employment opportunities are waiting for Indian computer professionals in these countries.
    Different Roles, Different Names
    Software Developers: Software developers are professionals who are concerned with facets of the software development process which involves activities such as design and coding, computer programming, project management, etc.
    Hardware Engineers: These professionals do research, design, develop, test, and oversee the installation of computer hardware which inter alia includes computer chips, circuit boards, systems, modems, keyboards, and printers.
    System Designer: Professionals involved in system designing, Logical & Physical Designing wherein logical designing can be enumerated as the structure & characteristics such as output, input, files, database & procedures, etc.
    System Analyst: Computer engineers who work as systems analyst do research about the existing problems and plan solutions for the problem. They also recommend software and system related problems and coordinate development between business development teams.
    Networking Engineers: Networking engineers are computer professionals involved in designing, implementation, and troubleshooting of computer networks.
    DBA: DBA or Database Administrator are the professionals who are bestowed with the job to design, implement, maintain, and repair an organization's database. Inter alia DBA professionals are also known as Database Coordinator or Database Programmer in IT sector.
    Top Companies
    • Google, • Yahoo, • Hewlett-Packard , • International Business Machines Corporation, • Toshiba Corporation, • Dell Inc, • NEC Corporation, • Canon Inc, • Apple Inc, • ASUSTEK Computer Inc, • Acer Inc, • Lenovo Group Limited, • SAIC, • Sun Microsystem, • TCS • Infosys, • HCL, • Wipro, • Tech-Mahindra

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