Computer Science Courses and Job opportunities in Software & IT

Importance of Computer science engineering: With growing dependence on technology in all aspects of life, opportunities in computer science engineering had witnessed a rapid growth. Domains like Information technology, artificial intelligence, Web development, mobile applications, robotics, Cyber security etc, cater lot of career opportunities in computer science.

Career Prospectus: For the past two decades, career opportunities in Software & IT industry are on high rise compared to any other industry. Software and IT industry helped Indian economy to grow on par with developed countries. Central Government and several State governments offered helping hands to many IT companies to open their operations in India, thus providing employment to many. Software exports to foreign countries have seen rapid growth for past decade, with growth in GDP rate and Employment as good fruit, in return.

Different courses of Computer Science

To pursue computer engineering, needed steps should be taken from intermediate level. Most companies prefer intermediate (10+2) students with mathematical back ground. The following are different computer engineering courses at Graduate level (UG).

BSC Computers

Most of Indian universities and their affiliated colleges offer Bachelor Degree along with computer science as specialization. But for better career opportunities, Postgraduate course in computer science is preferable. Mathematics as one of the subjects in intermediate level is required eligibility for this course.

Required Eligibility: 10+2 with Maths, Physics, and Chemistry or 3yr diploma is required

Top Colleges:

Average Pay: 1.8-4.8L P.A

Companies offering Jobs: Amazon, TCS, Wipro, HCL, etc..


Bachelor in Computer Applications – BCA, is an exclusive bachelor degree course for Computer science. The curriculum of the BCA course is particularly designed to meet the needs of Software & IT industry. Several programming languages, Software design applications, updated software modules are covered in the syllabus of BCA. There is good career scope for BCA graduates, even without any post graduation. Mathematics as one of the subjects in intermediate level is required eligibility for this course.

Required Eligibility: 10+2 with Maths, Physics, and Chemistry or 3yr diploma after X std is required

Top Colleges: Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research, Department of Computer Science - St. Xavier's College, Christ University, Loyola College, Amity Institute of Information Technology

Average Pay: 1.8 - 6.6L PA

Companies offering Jobs:

B.Tech – Computer Science Engineering (CSE)

B.Tech - CSE is an engineering degree in Computer Science Engineering. There is wide range of career opportunities for this degree. These graduates are called as engineering graduates, and may software firms recruit them for their operations. Mathematics, physics and chemistry subjects in intermediate level are required eligibility for Computer science engineering.

Required entrance Exams: Intermediate with Math, Physics, Chemistry and good score in any entrance exams like IIT JEE, JEE advanced, BITSAT, and entrance exams of different universities

Top Colleges:

IIIT Hyderabad, IIIT-Delhi, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology - Delhi, BITS- Pilani, NIT- Trichy, National Institute of Technology Karnataka- Surathkal, NIT-WARANGAL, Delhi Technological University, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, National Institute of Technology- Rourkela and IITs

Average Pay: 3.0 - 14.4L PA

Companies offering Jobs: Cognizant, Infosys, Applabs, TechMahindra, Accenture, etc..


MCA is a postgraduate course exclusively designed to cater the needs of IT & Software industry. Any graduate with computer science as a specialization can study MCA. As this is Masters Course, there are many career opportunities for Masters in Computer Applications – MCA PG degree holders.

Required entrance Exams: Graduate in any subject with computer science as specialization and good score in any entrance exams like, JNU MCA, NIMCET, IIT JAM, BIT MCA, VIT MEE

Top Colleges:  University of Pune, Jawaharlal Nehru University - New Delhi, University of Hyderabad, NIT – Tiruchirappalli, Birla Institute of Technology -Jaipur, NIT- Mangalore, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology -Allahabad, PSG College of Technology-Coimbatore, NIT-Rourkela, ITM University -Madhya Pradesh

Average Pay: 3.0 - 14.4L PA

Companies offering Jobs: Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Oracle, etc..

M.Sc Computers

Only Graduates in B.Sc computers are eligible for this course. MSc-computers is a post graduate degree course in computer applications, which has as many career opportunities as MCA degree holders.

Required entrance Exams: University Entrance exams, university PGCETs

Top Colleges: Loyola College-Chennai, Christ University- Bangalore, Fergusson College- Pune, Hans Raj College – Delhi, St. Xavier's College - Kolkata.

Average Pay: 3.0 - 14.4L PA

Companies offering Jobs: Cognizant, Accenture, Infosys, IBM, TechMahindra etc,.


Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications – PGDCA is a diploma course which is an eligibility course for many entry level jobs on computer. There is no eligible qualification to study this course, anyone can pursue this course.

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Companies offering Jobs:

Scope for job opportunities in Software & IT.

There is wide range of job opportunities in Computer science engineering, based on the level of qualification.

  1. Mobile application Developer

Mobile application developers design applications for mobile devices, on different OS platforms like iOS and Android. Mobile application developers with the help of multiple programming languages optimize application functioning on a several mobile platforms. These developers design mobile applications that can ease the daily way of life. Students of Computer science design several mobile applications as their project works to add to their resume.

Average Pay: 1.2L PA

Companies offering Jobs: Hyperlink info, Konstant, Prismetric, Debut, Octal IT, Logicspice etc,.

  1. Web Developer

With the wide use of internet for everything in our daily way of life, web designers and web developers are need of the hour. A web designer creates the layout of the website and the web developer develops the content and user interface of that website.

Average Pay: 2.75L PA

Companies offering Jobs: IndiaNIC, Intellectsoft, Sphnix, chromeinfo Diceus, etc,.

  1. Network Engineer

The job of a Network engineer is to look after the networks and communication systems to keep information and communications flow smoothly. Network engineers implement and maintain network software and hardware, fix network problems, and ensure network security, availability, and performance standards. Network administrators typically work with a team of other IT professionals with unique specializations in designing and developing updated network devices.

Average Pay: 6.5L PA

Companies offering Jobs: Cisco, Ericsson, TCS, Reliance, etc,.

  1. Technical Support specialist

Computer technical support specialists extend in troubleshooting and problem solving services, for both within a corporation and for individual clients. Technical support specialists work on a general knowledge of computer systems, hardware, and software, as well as knowledge of specific products, to reduce technological issues. Some technicians in this field work for technical support service companies, while others work within corporations or agencies.

Average Pay: 4.5L PA

Companies offering Jobs: Genesis, Alpha, Genpact, Ness, etc,.

  1. Computer System Analyst

A computer system analyst works as a designer/architect for the machines and devices of information technology that works on computer programming. Computer system analysts collaborate with Mechanical and electrical engineers to draw diagrams of particular products.  They are the key players in maintaining, improving and updating the information systems of an organization.

Average Pay: 5.0L PA

Companies offering Jobs: NTT Data, NIIT, Ebix, skillnet, NEC, HCL etc,.

  1. Software engineer

The role of a software engineer encompasses a wide range of careers and professional tasks. Some software engineers work on specialized software or projects for a companies, while others may work on software for networks and databases. These engineers design, develop, test, and optimize computer programs used in areas such as operating systems, business applications, network control systems, video games, and social networks.

Average Pay: 9.6L PA

Companies offering Jobs: TCS, Infosys, Wipro, HCL, Tech Mahindra, Oracle, Mphasis, ETC.,

  1. Data Scientist

A data scientist collects the data, structured or unstructured, and organize, store and use it for the business operations of the organization. They use several algorithms, scientific methods, math and statistics formulae to process the data. Data scientists work to develop large-scale models of how an organization relates to its data. Individual data scientists consider methods of data mining, methods of storage and conveyance, hardware and software, trends in data, and niche applications of data.

Average Pay: 10.8L PA

Companies offering Jobs: Datalicious, Cartesian, Bridgei2i, Blueocean etc,.

  1. Robotics Engineer

Today, robotics is a rapidly growing field; vast job opportunities are available in robotics technology. As technological advances continue; researching, designing, and building new robots serve various important purposes- domestically, commercially. Many robots are built to do jobs that are hazardous to people such as defusing bombs, finding survivors in unstable ruins, and exploring mines and shipwrecks. With the advancement in robot technology, very critical surgeries are now performed with ease by Robots. Though building robotics is a task of mechanical and electrical engineers, computer science engineers collaborate with them in designing and executing the programs for robots.

Average Pay: 12L PA

Companies offering Jobs: Systemantics, Grey Orange, Gridbots, Sastra, etc,.

  1. Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is recent major advancement in Software and IT industry. Cloud computing is the delivery of computing services such as servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, intelligence and more over the “cloud” to offer faster innovation, flexible resources and economies of scale. Cloud computing allows companies to avoid or minimize IT infrastructure costs operating costs, run infrastructure more efficiently and scale as business needs change.

Average Pay: 15L PA

Companies offering Jobs: Cipher, IBM, Vibrant, etc,.

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