As the computer has become an indispensable part of our personal & professional life, information technology (IT) careers have seen a massive rise in the popularity over the last few years. With the advent of computers and the internet, the information technology sector has witnessed a quantum change.
In the present scenario, the information technology has revolutionized the entire world and therefore, there is no dearth of good IT jobs in the market. Finance, marketing, manufacturing, entertainment, communication and various other fields are reaping the enormous benefits of IT. The information technology has touched every field in the country and the sheer presence itself offers abundant job openings.
The massive development of new technologies like networking, multi-media and the advent of the Internet/WWW have produced new IT job categories which were earlier not there in the job market. This sector is witnessing the high growth and change rate. In order to become the part of the thriving IT sector, it is crucial to have general and specific skills along with the formal training in the respective field. A certification or a bachelor degree in the IT field would help you in finding a right job in the niche of your choice. A strong understanding of Mathematics during the high school is an added benefit.
As it is a highly specialized field, therefore, academic and technical skills are very important. There are various diploma and degree courses available at different institutions. Some of the popular IT courses are listed below-
Bachelor in Computer Applications (BCA)
Bachelor in Science with Computers (B.Sc)
Masters in Computer Applications (MCA)
M.Sc in computers
Masters in System Management
B.Tech and B.E
Diploma in Computer Applications
Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications
There are over 200 engineering colleges and more than 1000 institutions in India which are imparting IT education. Some of the reputed institutions are-
- All NITs
- Faculty Council of Engineering & Technology (Jadavpur University)
- Indian Institute of Information Technology
- Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology
Scope of IT jobs
There are ample of opportunities available in the companies that are in software & hardware development, application and testing fields. The IT sector is a flourishing sector and one can explore opportunities both in India and abroad. An IT professional can work in telecommunications, aerospace, online commerce, automotive sector and more. One can also go for the research work or join private/public, government departments and also the manufacturing sector.
Top companies offering IT jobs are–
- Tata Elixi
- Cisco systems
The IT sector is a rewarding field. IT professionals earn handsome amount along with perks. As a fresher, you can earn anywhere between Rs 15,000-20,000/month. After reaching to the management level, one can draw Rs 1 lakh/month.