Career in Information Technology

Information technology (IT) is the use of computers and telecommunications equipment to store, retrieves, transmit and manipulate data. The term is commonly used as a synonym for computers and computer networks, but it also encompasses other information distribution technologies such as television and telephones. Several industries are associated with information technology, such as computer hardware, software, electronics, semiconductors, internet, and telecom equipment and computer services.

The department of Information Technology includes some responsibilities like installation of networks; network administration and security; the design of web pages; the development of multimedia resources; the installation of communication components; the oversight of email systems; and the planning and management of the technology lifecycle by which an organization’s technology is maintained, upgraded, and replaced.”

Key to Success

To be successful in Information Technology you should have/ develop:

  • Flexibility and willingness to learn new things, technologies and adopt new methods of work
  • Logical thinking
  • Ability to focus and concentrate
  • Creativity
  • Accuracy

Scope and Opportunities

The IT industry has impetus employment to technical and non-technical graduates and has been generating huge foreign exchange inflow for India. India exports software’s and services to approximately 95 countries in the world.

Because of the cheap labor cost in India, many companies get benefits from outsourcing to India.

Also, the Indian companies are raising the range of services being supplied to the customers, which is resulting in more off shoring. Talent acquisition, retention initiatives, and development actions taken by the companies have brought down the employee attrition rates & provided more stability to the employees and increased their job commitment.

The Indian IT Industry has grown at a rate of 30% annually over the last ten years and has an immense scope at present.

Lifestyle & Social Status

  • May require working at odd hours to match international timings.
  • Must be prepared to work till late in the evening and even on weekends.
  • Pressure to complete tasks within deadlines

Job Profile

  • Software Engineers:work on designing, coding programs for software development and work on research and development
  • Web developers: They are engaged in to web pages development, uploading, and web applications development for the websites
  • System analysts:They are involved in to the process of purchasing the hardware, software, installation of the computer systems and software. They are even responsible for the maintenance of the hardware, researching the organizational procedures and planning their computerization
  • Consultants:They provide expert guidance to the companies, can guide during the purchase of the computer system, product development, resource management. If one has considerable amount of experience then s/he can work as consultants
  • Technical writers:They are involved in writing manuals for computers
  • E-commerce: They can assist in website development for commercial purpose, website maintenance, resolving  e-commerce related security issues and building strong security platform
  • Webmasters:Webmasters manages websites configuration, setting up of the website, its ranking, development and also take care of the security,  create firewalls against the hackers and stalkers
  • Networking:To design network connectivity, LAN connections, implementation of support system, servicing and management. Taking care of firewall and security complications.
  • Computer education:They are responsible for running computer literacy program for students, parents, professionals, end users and spreading awareness of advanced computer technology.
  • Art Director, Game Design An Art game designing art director is responsible for end to end activities of a game designing, starting from protection, usability testing, players two way interaction, GUI, and game environment.

 Skill Sets

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Logical Skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • leadership and managing skills

Work Value

  • Dedication
  • Commitment
  • organizing
  • planning
  • co-ordination
  • teamwork
  • flexibility

Current Job Scenario

These professionals are entitled to good salaries and incentives. The pay scales vary from job to job and depend on the level of qualification and performance. In the field of information technology, a beginner easily gets a salary between Rs. 15000-Rs20000 per month. With higher qualification and more experience, one can earn as much as Rs 30000 per month. This field also provides international platforms in ways of abroad postings and on job sites.

Top Recruiters

  • All IT companies in India
  • Casio India Company
  • Acer India (PVT) Ltd
  • CMC Limited
  • Intel Corporation
  • Hewlett-Packard India

Course Synopsis

Course Options Bachelor in Science with Computers (B.Sc) Masters in Computer Applications (MCA)
Academic Eligibility The candidates should complete their 10+2 or its equivalent exam in Science stream. Any graduate who has passed or appearing for the final year degree examination in any discipline (Science, Commerce, Arts, Engineering or any approved University) is eligible to apply.

Candidates must have mathematics as a subject in their 10+2 course or any one year of graduation. B.C.A. qualified candidates can also pursue M.C.A.

Fees Rs. 30K to Rs. 40K per annum Rs. 50K to Rs. 60K per annum
Expenditure in Metro and Tier-1 Rs. 2 Lakhs to Rs. 2.5 Lakhs Rs. 2 Lakhs to Rs. 2.5 Lakhs
Expenditure in Tier-2 Rs. 1.25 – Rs. 1.75 Lakhs Rs. 1.25 – Rs. 1.75 Lakhs
Duration 3 Years 3 Years
Mode Regular Regular
Entrance Exam Institute Level State/Institute Level
Education Loan

Career prospect

  1. Budget analyst
  2. Business analyst
  3. Data analyst
  4. Management analyst
  5. Marketing research executive
  6. Operation research analyst
  7. Project manager
  8. Sustainability specialist

Entrance Exam

For BE / B.Tech – JEE Mains / JEE Advanced

For BCA / MCA – Kindly check with respective institute / university for their own exam

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