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Description of the stream/field:

The Computer industry has is one of the fastest growing segments of our economy. Taking in account the constant developments in the field of information technology, it is evident that there exists a huge demand for computer professionals for the development of faster hardware components, new communication systems and software. Now days, computers are used in not only corporate world but also in other fields from research, to banking, designing, photography, in schools & colleges, and in many other field.

This field encompasses a variety of options. It includes jobs from software programming to IT consultancy. Large multinational and national firms are designing computer systems solutions to business problems. The job opportunities in this sector range from being a data entry operator, programmer, database manager, systems' specialist, project manager, software developer, software engineer, IT consultant, training faculty, web designer, animation to a graphic artist among others.

Computer careers can be divided into two major groups: hardware and software. Hardware deals with the design, development and maintenance of the computer systems. Software deals with the utility programs that are used by individuals. The three main fields in computer software are systems analysis, programming and computer operating.

The aim of these courses are to provide students with a general understanding of information technology, inputs in the varied dimensions of IT, as well as the interface of IT with other disciplines. The Indian Education system provides a variety of study courses, which begin right after the tenth standard.

B.E or B. Tech in Computers/ Software/ Computers Science
M.E or M.Tech in Computers/ Software/ Computers Science
M.E or M.Tech (integrated) in Computers
Diploma in Engineering (In Computers or I.T)
Bachelor in Science with Computer Science
Masters in Science with Computer Science
Bachelor in Science with Information Technology
Masters in Science with Information Technology
Bachelor in Computer Applications (BCA)
Masters in Computer Applications (MCA)
Diploma course in Hardware and Networking

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B.E or B. Tech in Computers/ Software/ I.T/ Computers Science: -

10+2 (PCM) from any recognized. One can get entry to any of these courses through engineering entrance exams that are conducted at state and national level. Alternatively one could also seek lateral entry into the B.E course after a diploma in Engineering.
Duration: The duration of B.E course is 4 years.

M.E or M.Tech in Computers/ Software/ I.T/ Computers Science:-

B.E / B. Tech in Computer Engineering. The duration of M.E course is 2 years. One can get entry to these courses through post graduate engineering entrance exams that are conducted at national level.

M.E or M.Tech (integrated) in Computers:-

Students could also opt for a dual degree course in engineering which is an integrated course of 5 years duration after 12th.

Diploma in Engineering (In Computers or I.T):-

10th pass from any recognized institute. The duration for a diploma course is of 3 to 4 years.

Bachelor in Science with Computer Science:-

10+2 (PCM) from any recognized institute. The duration of this course is 3 years.

Masters in Science with Computer Science:-

Bachelors degree with a specialization in Computers from any recognized institute. The duration of this course is 2 years.

Bachelor in Science with Information Technology:-

10+2 in any stream from any recognized institute with maths as a compulsory subject in +2 exam. The duration of this course is 3 years.

Masters in Science with Information Technology:-

Bachelors degree with a specialization in Computers from any recognized institute. The duration of this course is 2 years.

Bachelor in Computer Applications (BCA):-

10+2 (PCM) from any recognized institute with maths as a compulsory subject in +2 exam. The duration of this course is 3 years.

Masters in Computer Applications (MCA):-

Bachelors degree in any stream from any recognized institute with maths as a compulsory subject in +2 exam. The duration of this course is 2 years.

Diploma course in Hardware and Networking:-

10+2 in any stream from any recognized institute. Duration of this course ranges from 6 months to one or two years.

DOEACC's O, A, B, C level courses:-

For eligibility criteria in detail, refer to the DOEACC profile.

Each state has a qualifying exam for admission to their state run colleges. Maharashtra conducts the MH-CET. Similarly each state has its own examination. Students of other states can also appear for the examinations conducted by other states.

National level:
Undergraduate examinations:
IIT-JEE
VITEEE for Vellore Institute of Technology
BIT-SAT
Exam Commencement of Applications Exam Date Result Date
JEE Main 3rd week of Novemeber 1st week of April 1st week of May
JEE Advanced 1st week of May Last week of May 3rd week of June
BITSAT  3rd week of February 2nd week may onwards Just after the entrance exam gets over
VITEEE  1st week of December 1st week of April Last week of April
Post Graduate Examinations:
GATE (for entry to PG Programmer).
Private Entrance Tests

Sound Reasoning and numerical ability
High intellectual capacity
Sound reasoning of mechanical principles
Willingness and flexibility for learning new things
Ability to concentrate
Creativity
Confidence
Ability to take decisions
Good communicational skills

Hardware:

Manufacturing
Maintenance
Research and Development
Management

Software:

Manufacture
Software development:
Data entry
Programmers/Coders
Application programmers
Support services

NASSCOM® is the premier trade body and the chamber of commerce of the IT-BPO industries in India.

At the beginning of this millennium NASSCOM, National Association of Software and Services Companies made an estimate that India would require 10,00,000 trained software professionals in few years. The present availability such skilled people is only 5% of the required amount. So we can conclude that this sector is going to provide employment to a large number of such professionals. Information Technology encompasses a wide range of activities like Office Automation, Telecommunication and Computing, therefore provides a larger area of job avenues for those who have acquired the right qualifications for it.
www.nasscom.org

Certification exam: There is also the Associate Membership Examination of the Institute of Engineers (AMIE), which enables working people in the private and public sector, or diploma holders to acquire a Bachelor's engineering degree through distance education by studying the syllabus and appearing for the Associate membership examination of the Institute of Engineers (AMIE).

DIPIETE (Diploma Level):- DIPIETE Diploma Level examination is recognized by Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt. of India and several State Governments for recruitment to subordinate posts.

A student who is interested in Diploma Level (DIPIETE) Examination should have passed 10th or equivalent examination with General Science and working experience in related field or studying for higher qualification with Physics / Maths / Engineering / Computer field. Students applying for DIPIETE examination shall not be less than 14 years of age.