Career Opportunities After B.E / B.Tech (Undergraduate) in Computer Science & IT
1) Opportunities with Higher Degree in Computer Science & Engineering
You may choose one of the following postgraduate programs to start your career in the interesting fields.
M.Tech / M.S in IITs: It is the best option who seeks for a good career in the computer science field. These two programmes are offered by IISc, almost all IITs, and only M.Tech is offered in NITs. After the completion of M.Tech/ M.S, you may apply to any interested organizations for jobs or research work. It is easy to get a job or PhD after these two programmes. M.Tech is 2 years programme, and M.S is 3 years programme. Some of the IITs also provides M.Tech 3 years programme.
Direct PhD: This programme is recommended for those people who are interested in research. Here you may be required to work for 2 years of course work and a minimum of 3 years of research work to complete the PhD programme. Total it takes a minimum of 5 years to complete the programme.
Dual Degree (M.Tech + PhD): It is also similar to PhD, only the difference is that you will get both degrees including M.Tech and PhD.
M.B.A: This programme is good for candidates who are interested in management courses. In India, IIMs provide good opportunities for M.B.A and also various private universities provide good opportunities after M.B.A.
M.S. in foreign universities: You may also study the M.S. programme in foreign institutes after B.E/B.tech. Ample of opportunities available after this degree. After the M.S. programme, you may work abroad or also be eligible to work in India. USA, UK, Singapore, Japan, Canada and Malaysia are popular destinations to study for a higher degree abroad.
PG programmes in foreign universities: Various other PG programmes are also available in foreign institutes after B.E/B.Tech. You cal also apply for those PG programmes based on your interest.
a) Higher Education through Entrance Exams:
The following entrance exams allow taking admission to postgraduate programmes.
GATE, BITS Pilani, GRE, GMAT, CAT, TIFR, TOEFL, IELTS, IIIT Hyderabad (PGEE), other private university exams, and statewide PG exams.
b) Opportunities after Higher Degree:
Higher education provides the knowledge to choose the best career in the relevant field. You can start your career in any of the following fields:
(i) Higher Education for good jobs: You can choose the job in any field of software, teaching, research, management, and other fields. Basically, y you will get a good salary after your higher degree in good institutes. 70 to 80 per cent of higher degree candidates choose this path to start their career.
(ii) Higher Education for startups: Higher degree provides the best qualification and good knowledge to start your entrepreneurship to provide the product based or service oriented.
(iii) Higher Education for Teaching: Postgraduate programmes can build your fundamentals and helps to build depth knowledge in the interested field. You may start teaching to share your knowledge and learn continuously in the teaching field.
(iV) Higher Education for Research: Some of the PG programmes also helps to start your career in the research field. You can join research organizations to work in interesting research fields.
c) Areas in Computer Science & Engineering
After B.E/ B.Tech, there are many areas where you may interest in any of them to focus your career. New ideas are developed every day. Success will require an ongoing commitment to maintaining up-to-date knowledge as well as a dedication to push beyond the comfortable, to explore, innovate, and create. Here's a list of career opportunities for computer science graduates:
Software Engineering, Theoretical computer science, Computer Architecture, Mobile Computing, Computer Networks, Network Security, Information Technology, Game Theory, Machine learning, Data mining, Operating Systems, and more.
2) Opportunities without Higher Degree
There are a lot of good job opportunities after undergraduate (B.E / B.Tech). You can choose any of the following possible opportunities and start your preparation for the exams and interviews.
i) Campus Placements: If you are in the final year of undergraduate and your institute has campus placements then you can prepare for it to get the job. Many institutes in India provides jobs for their students through campus placements.
ii) Off-campus jobs: You can also try off-campus jobs by applying to the individual recruitments of government and private organizations.
The following jobs can be applied if you have successfully completed your B.E / B.Tech:
a) Software Jobs: You may apply to follow software companies in which every year recruitment happens. You may visit the career/recruitment section on individual websites to know the openings of freshers every year.
- Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Flipkart, IBM, Oracle, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, CISRO, TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Apple, Acer, Toshiba, Intel, Dell, Canon, HCL, HP, Adobe, Tech Mahindra, Lenovo, Asus, Flipkart etc.
b) Research Jobs: The following research organizations offer research jobs with undergraduate eligibility.
- BARC, DRDO, ISRO, CSIR, Scientist or research posts in IITs and research institutes, etc.
c) PSU and government Jobs: PGCIL, ONGC, BBNL, DMRC, IOCL, NLC, BSNL, NTPC, HAL, BEL, Air India, NIC, ITI Ltd, Indian Air force, LIC, CIL, Indian Navy, Defence jobs, Civil services, state PSUs, other govt state and central jobs.
These jobs can be recruited through GATE, SSB, AFCAT, State PSU exams, SSC, Civil Services Exam, UPSC exams,
d) Banking Jobs: These jobs are easier to crack through exams such as IBPS, SBI, RBI, and more. Thousands of jobs are notified every year from banks and almost all jobs are eligible to apply through B.E /B.Tech
3) Opportunities with special courses
- You may join for special courses to get a job in the special domain. After completion of such courses, you will get a certificate to apply for the jobs offered in the particular domains. Some special courses are Data Scientist, Data analyst, CCNA, NET, CSIR, JAVA, .NET, PHP, Cloud Computing, SAP, Testing tools, UNIX/Linux administrator, etc.
After completion of B.E / B.Tech, it is not necessary that you should do the job in engineering/technology. You can also become Cricketer, Politician, IAS, IPS, Businessmen, TV reporter, Actor, Lawyer, and many have chosen their interested field from these and also had their degree in B.E / B.Tech. So it is your choice to choose the interested one.
"The rise of Google, the rise of Facebook, the rise of Apple, I think are proof that there is a place for computer science as something that solves problems that people face every day."
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