Careers in Computer & Information Technology

zCareers in Computer & Information Technology: Computer education can pave the way for a rewarding career, if you are willing to acquire requisite qualification/s, put in the adequate amount of effort, keep yourself updated with industry trends and demands.

Major career opportunites in this industry are:

Careers in Computer & Information Technology Software related jobs

Software controls the computer’s working in the sense that they involve the programs that run the computer, starting from drawing a building plan or writing a letter to making graphic design.

Jobs in systems software are where the software houses are, mostly in the large cities. But they are now locating themselves in the smaller cities.

A lot of work in systems software is exported and the Government is also encouraging ‘electronics export zones’ at several places. The jobs could be one of the following:

System Analysts
This is a person who develops a program. He also analyses the system and supervises the manner in which a company’s software runs. He is normally involved in the designing computerised systems for solving all information problems.

Analysts may work in groups or in isolation. Junior systems analysts will rise to the position of senior systems analysts with some experience. The next promotion is as manager of systems or head of data processing departments often referred to as EDP managers. Systems analysts work either for software companies or consultancies, data processing organizations, private business houses, manufacturers, banks and insurance companies or even the Government, which has a department of computerization called the National Informatics Centre (NIC).

An application programmer writes a program by breaking up each step of a solution in one of the computer languages. In small organisations, an analyst very often doubles up as the Programmer.

Software Engineer
Software engineers adopt an engineering-like approach to software development. As a software engineer you’ll be expected to find solutions to specific problems and also figure out how computers can be best used in your organisations.

Database Administrator
Data consolidation has become a vital component of every company’s survival in today’s competitive environment. Creating a database of information involves people who are responsible for this entire process and are normally referred to as database administrators.

Careers in Computer & Information Technology Service Jobs

Service jobs range from renting PCs to publishing on a computer. In the form of consultancies, they range from helping customers select a computer to developing specialised software. It also involves software development, training and data processing. Teaching and training have also become lucrative jobs with the ever growing need for imparting computer education to students.

Marketing Jobs
Computer marketing is a challenging and well paid profession. The sales and marketing executives have to work towards reaching sales targets, providing customer support and maintaining customer relationships. An in-depth knowledge of the latest hardware and software is necessary to target key customer segments visavis particular machines and programs.

These executives are specialists with a sound knowledge of computers, the market and the competition. Other fields are Publishing, Finance, Management, Medicine, Media and Design

Personal attributes
Logical thinking; Ability to focus and concentrate; Flexibility and willingness to learn new things, technologies and adopt new methods of work; Creativity; Accuracy; Organizational and administrative abilities; Confidence

Pay scales vary depending on the level of qualification and performance. A Data entry operator can earn from Rs 5000 to Rs 15,000 p.m, according to the amount of work, he/she does. A Programmer can earn Rs. 20,000 to 30,000 p.m. If you are working as a software consultant, you can earn Rs 50,000 (approx.) per month. Salary of those at the management level is up to Rs.1,00,000 per month. At the Maintenance level one can earn around Rs 15,000 to Rs 1,00,000 p.m..

Careers in Computer & Information Technology Institutes & Courses

Courses offered by National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT) (formerly DOEACC)

National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT), (erstwhile DOEACC Society), an Autonomous Scientific Society under the administrative control of Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DEITY), Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India, was set up to carry out Human Resource Development and related activities in the area of Information, Electronics & Communications Technology (IECT). offers the following courses:

The objective of the course is to impart basic level computer appreciation programme with more emphasis on hands on training. Eligibility: The candidates can appear in the NIELIT BCC Examination through following modes : Candidates sponsored by NIELIT approved Institutes which are permitted to conduct BCC Course and having obtained e-provisional no. – irrespective of any educational qualifications; Direct Applicants -irrespective of any educational qualification. Duration: The total duration of the course is 36 hours, consisting of: Theory, Tutorials, and Practicals. The education and training for BCC shall be imparted at the institutions specifically authorised by NIELIT for conducting BCC. In addition, the students can study the course on self-learning mode and can apply as a direct candidate for appearing in the BCC examination conducted by NIELIT. Examination: Examination for the BCC is conducted by the NIELIT on 1st Saturday and Sunday of every month.

IT O Level:
Equivalent to Foundation level course

IT A Level:
Equivalent to Advanced Diploma in Computer Applications

IT B Level:
Equivalent MCA Level
CHM O Level:
Course on Computer Hardware Maintenance

Multimedia and Animation Technology- ‘O’ Level. Also offers Short term courses.

Who can apply?
Under the Accreditation Scheme of NIELIT, computer-training institutes in the non-formal sector, meeting well-defined criteria, are granted accreditation for specified levels of courses offered under it viz. O (Foundation) Level, A (Advanced Diploma) Level, B Level (Equivalent to MCA), and C Level (Equivalent to M.Tech). NIELIT publishes a prospectus for each level that contains the eligibility norms and criteria in addition to an accreditation application form.

Registration is a mandatory pre-requisite for appearing in the O/A/B/C level Examinations conducted by the NIELIT.

How to apply?
Prospectus containing guidelines can be obtained for accreditation for each of the four Levels, (O or A or B or C) on the payment of requisite charges.

Further details can be had from:
NIELIT, Electronics Niketan
6 CGO Complex, Lodhi Road
New Delhi 110 003
Ph: 011-2436 3330 /1 / 2, 011-2436 6577 / 79 / 80

Careers in Computer & Information Technology Universities/lnstitutes & Courses

BCA and other Undergraduate Courses (In alphabetic order)
3-year Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) course is offered by number of Universities in their constituent colleges/colleges affiliated to these to 10+2/Intermediate/Pre-University Exam, passed candidates. Some universities/institutes require pass with Maths/Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/ or PCB. Admission is generally made on the basis of entrance test.

Secondly, undergraduate courses such as BE/ B.Tech in Information Technology/Computer Sc. etc. are offered by IITs, National Institutes of Technology and state universities and colleges affiliated to these. An indicative list of select institutes/Universities is mentioned below:

• Ansal University, Ph: 0124-4750400 / 501,, offers BCA.

Admission Office:
Block – J2, Gate No: 3, Amity University Campus: Sector-125, Noida – 201313 (UP) Ph.: 0120-4392000 © +91 8448396303 Email: [email protected]

Other Campuses: Lucknow, Jaipur, Gurgaon, Gwalior, Greater Noida, Raipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ranchi, Patna, offers BCA, BCA (Evening) and Full-time B.Sc. (IT). Also offer BCA+MCA (Dual Degree). Eligbility: 10+2 (min 50%) with Maths / Computer Sc. / Information Practice / Computer Applications / Multimedia & Web Technology / Data Management Application / Web Application

AMRITAVISHWA VIDYAPEETHAM UNIVERSITY Amrita School of Engineering Headquarters: Amrita Nagar Coimbatore 641112 (T.N.)
Email: [email protected]
Amritapuri: Ph: 0476-2809400/402
Email: [email protected]
Bengaluru: Ph: 080-25183700
Email: [email protected]
Chennai: Ph: 080-27602165
Email: [email protected] offers: BCA
For more details log on to Important dates:
Commencement of online Application submission: 19 October, 2018
Commencement of slot booking for CBT: 5 April, 2019
Application submission, slot booking closes for CBT: 10 April, 2019
Application submission closes for PPT: April 25, 2019
Pen and Paper Based Test: 27 April, 2019

Institute of Management & Research A-4, Paschim Vihar, New Rohtak Road New Delhi-110063
Ph: 011-25285808, 25284396, 25278446
Mob. 9650123642, 8800166695,
Toll Free No. 18001209984,
Email:[email protected] offers 3-year BCA.

FIMT Campus, Kapashera
New Delhi 110037
Ph: 011-25063208-11
Mob: 9311568155, 9312352942
Email: [email protected]
offers BCA

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Sector-16 C, Dwarka, New Delhi-110078
Ph: 011-25302167, 25302168, 011-25302169
Eligibility: Candidate must have scored a minimum of aggregate 50% marks in intermediate or equivalent with English subject and in one one of the following subjects Mathematics/ Computer Science /Informatics Practice / Computer Applications. Selection is made on the basis of Common Entrance Test (CET). offers BCA at the following institutes:
Jamia Millia Islamia
New Delhi-110025, Ph: 011-26981717
offers BACA (Bachelor of Arts with Computer Application)
Jamia Hamdard
Mehrauli Badarpur Road, Hamdard Nagar New Delhi, Delhi 110062 Ph: Oil 2605 9688
www. j

Gate No. 2, CCL Building Basement,
1, Jaisingh Road, New Delhi-100001
Ph: 23363187, 43644034
Email: [email protected]
offers 4-week Programmes
(i) MS Office with Internet
(ii) Web Designing

O.P. JINDAL GLOBAL UNIVERSITY Sonipat, Narela Road Sonipat 131001 (Har.)
Ph: 8396907243, 8396907494, 8396907440
Email: [email protected]
www. j offers BCA.

(Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tricentenary University)
Budhera, Gurugram-Badli Road,
Gurugram 122505 (Har.)
Ph: 0124-2278183/84/85
Toll free: 1800 102 5661
Email: [email protected]
Faculty of Physical Sciences (Mob: 9278078011)
Bihar office: 9205277668
Guwahati office: 8527794488
offers BCA. Admission is through Computer
Based Test CBT/Marks in Qualifying Exam.
Selection is made on the basis of SGTUEE

Sonepat: Plot. No. 39, Rajiv Gandhi Education City, P.S. Rai, Delhi NCR, Sonepat 131029 (Har.)
Admission Helpline (Whatsapp): 8816033306
Mob: 9541779883/8816033301/02/03/04/05/06
Ph: 0130-2203700/01
Toll free: 1800 180 1216
Email: [email protected]
offers BCA

New Delhi 110003
Ph: 011-23792786 Mob: 9870368007
Email: [email protected]
offers A & O Computer (NIELIT) course.

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