Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Careers in Computer Science

Computer Science deals with all computer related concepts. Computer Science involves designing software (computer programs) and addressing fundamental scientific questions about the nature of computation. It also involves many aspects of hardware and architecture the large computer systems that form the infrastructure of commercial and government enterprises. Computer scientists work in many different ways: pen-and-paper theoretical work on the foundations and fundamentals, programming work at the computer and collaborative teamwork in doing research and solving problems.  Computer Science commonly gets confused with information technology, but Computer Science differs from its related fields as it more concerned on understanding the programs properties which are used for creating new softwares for games and various applications related to computers.
Few Courses offered in Computer Science: -

  • Diploma in Computer Application
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Application
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Computer Application
  • B.Tech in Computer Science
  • Master of Science in Computer Communication
  • Master of Computer Science
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Hardware




For admission in to bachelor’s degree program, you need to have a 10+2 examination certificate with science subject such as (physic, math and chemistry).  The duration of this course is 3 years.

For pursuing a master’s degree you should have a bachelor's degree with science subjects such as (physic, math and chemistry). The duration for this course is 2 years.



Few specializations in Computer Science: -

  • Software Engineering
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Computational Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Elements and Architecture


Job Prospects


Computer Science is a sector that is continuously growing and offering hot opportunities every time. Computers have become a part of every day life and perform lot many tasks. There is very high demand for computer professionals as they can create new and better software systems which will increase the efficiency of the computers. Trained professionals in this field can work as technical administrators or researchers in computer industry.

A computer engineer can pursue his career as a project leaders, junior programmer and system analysts etc. Major employers in this field are AT&T, Microsoft, HP, IBM, Dell, Intel, Google, and Yahoo Inc etc.

Remuneration: -

The salary of a trained professional depends on the factors such as education, institution from which he/she completes his/her degree, the company, job profile, skills and work experience. In private sectors salary is higher compared to the public sector. In India students from IIT’s and NITs get great salary offers from IT companies.

A fresher can start his career with a salary of Rs 12,000 to Rs. 15,000. Salary increases with experience and skill development.

Few job profiles: -

  • Computer Communications Specialist
  • Computer Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Data Communication Analyst
  • System and Security Administrator
  • Hardware Engineers
  • Networking Engineers
  • System Designers

Top Institutes for this course 

  • Indian Institute of Technology IIT Kanpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology IIT Kharagpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology IIT Bombay
  • Indian Institute of Technology IIT Madras
  • Indian Institute of Technology IIT Delhi
  • BIT, Mesra
  • NIT- National Institute of Technology Trichy
  • Delhi College of Engineering , Delhi
  • BITS Pilani
  • IIT Roorkee
  • IT-BHU
  • IIT-Guwahati
  • College of Engg , Anna University, Guindy
  • Jadavpur University , Faculty of Engg & Tech., Calcutta
  • Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad
  • NIT- National Institute of Technology Warangal 

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