Current Issue 13thFebruary 2016 - 19 February 2016, i.e. No. 45

Career in Information Technology

— O S Shekhar Singh

Educational opportunities : Since this is a specialized field, it requires technical and academic skills. In our country most universities offer bachelor, Master and Doctorate degree in Information Technology. For admission to B.Sc. general or honours, 10+2 with science either in non-medical or medical subjects with at least 50% marks is required. For Masters degree, a Bachelor degree with IT/computer science as one of the subjects is required with minimum 50% marks and for Ph.D there is requirement of at least 55% marks in Masters degree. However, the rules for admission to bachelor, Masters and research degree vary from university to university/institutes. Department of Electronics Accreditation of Computer Courses (DOEACC) offers four level of courses. Students from accredited institutes can also apply for these examinations. Following are the courses.

  • Bachelor in Computer Applications (BCA)
  • B. Tech and B. E.
  • B.Sc. (CS/IT)
  • Master’s in System Management
  • Masters in Computer Applications (MCA)
  • M. Sc. (CS/IT)
  • M. Tech and M. E.
  • Certification Courses
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA)
  • Diploma in Computer Applications (DCA)
  • DOEACC’s O, A, B, C level courses

In the age of global revolution Information Technology is a well paid job. A person, who desires to pursue a career in this field, can expect a salary between 15000-25000 per month in the beginning. However salaries of IT professionals vary depending upon their individual qualifications, experience, as well as the size and nature of the hiring institutes. Persons with a superior record and high qualifications can achieve high positions. The salaries in college and university departments are comparable to those of teachers. Indeed, the salaries of special professionals are high. IT Professionals working in private organisations also have handsome earnings.

Course Offering Institutes in Information Technology in India:

In the country, many universities/institutes are offering courses in IT. Following is the list of major universities/ institutes offering the education in Information Technology/computers:

  • Institute of Technology, BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Website:
  • School of Computer & Systems Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • LD College of Engineering, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • IIT Chennai, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Roorkee, Mumbai
  • Department of Computer Science, Delhi University Delhi- 110007, Website.
  • Banasthali Vidyapeeth, Rajasthan
  • Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  • Bharathiar University, Coimbatore-641 046
  • ChowdharyCharansigh University, Meerut
  • Cochin University of Science & Technology, Faculty of Technology, Cochin-688 022, Kerala
  • Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
  • Govt. College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
  • Govt. Engineering College, Thrissur, Kerala
  • Jadavpur University, Calcutta-700 032
  • Motilal Nehru Ragional Engineering College, Allahabad-211 004, Uttar Pradesh
  • National Institute of Engineering, Mysore, Karnataka
  • PDA College of Engineering, Gulbarga, Karnataka
  • PES College of Engineering, Mandya, Karnataka
  • Poona Institute of Computer Technology, Pune
  • Regional Engineering College, Rourkela, Orissa
  • Regional Engineering College, Silchar-788 010, Assam
  • Regional Engineering College, Tiruchirapalli-620 015, Tamil Nadu
  • Regional Engineering College, Warangal, A.P
  • Rural Engineering College, BhalkiBidar, Karnataka
  • School of Mathematics & Computer Information Science, Hyderabad-500 134
  • SNDT Women’s University, Sir VithaldasVidyavihar, Santa Cruz (W), Mumbai-400 054
  • Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
  • Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, Punjab
  • University of Poona, Pune-411 007, Maharashtra
  • University Visveswara College of Engineering , Bangalore
  • Utkal University, VaniVihar, Bhubaneshwar-751 004
  • Department of Computer Science, Alagappa University, Karaikudi-630003
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Annamalai University - 608 002
  • Department of Computer Science, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam - 530003
  • Department of Computer Science, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli
  • Post-graduate Department of Computer Science, University of Kashmir, Hazratbal
  • Dept of Computer Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani - 031 Rajasthan
  • Department of Computer Science, Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar - 125 001, Haryana
  • Institute of Computer Science, Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur - 495 009
  • Institute of Computer Science and Engineering, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi-110025
  • Department of Computer Science, University of Mysore, Mysore - 570 006
  • Department of Computer Science, University of Jammu, Jammu-180004.
  • Department of Computer Science, Osmania University, Hyderabad, 500 036.
  • Centre for Computer Science and Engineering, Anna University, Chennai.
  • Department of Computer Science, Madurai Kamaraj Univeristy, Madurai, Tamil Nadu - 625021
  • School of Computer Science, Kakatiya University, Warangal- 506 009.
  • School of Computer Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad - 08.
  • Department of Computer Science, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Thirunelveli
  • Department of Computer Science, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra - 136 119.

Open Universities:

  • Indira Gandhi National Open University - Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068 India Tel.: 91-11-29532321, 29535924-32, Fax: 91-11-29536588.
  • DR. B.R. AMBEDKAR OPEN UNIVERSITY (BRAOU), HYDERABAD, A.P. - (1982) Prof. G. Ram Reddy Marg Road, No.46, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad - 500033, Andhra Pradesh, India Tel.: 91-40-23544910 E-mail :
  • VARDHMAN MAHAVEER OPEN UNIVERSITY (VMOU), KOTA, RAJASTHAN - (1987) Rawatbhata Road, Akhelgarh, Kota-324010, Rajasthan, Tel.: 91-744-2471254 Fax: 91-744-2470451
  • NALANDA OPEN UNIVERSITY (NOU). PATNA, BIHAR - (1987) IIIrd Floor, Biscomaun Bhawan, West Gandhi Maidan, Patna - 800001, Bihar, India Tel.: 91-612-2201013 E-mail :
  • YASHWANTRAO CHAVAN MAHARASHTRA OPEN UNIVERSITY (YCMOU), NASHIK, MAHARASHTRA - (1989) Dnyanagangotri, Near Gangapur Dam, Nashik-422222, Maharashtra India Tel.: 91-253-2231714, 2231715 E-mail :
  • MADHYA PRADESH BHOJ OPEN UNIVERSITY (MPBOU), BHOPAL, M.P. - (1991) I.T.I (Gas Rahat), Building Govindpura, Bhopal – 462 023 Tel.: 0755 2784102 E-mail:
  • DR. BABASAHEB AMBEDKAR OPEN UNIVERSITY (BAOU), AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT -(1994) Govt. Bungalow No.9, Dafnala, Shahi Baug, Ahmedabad-380003, Gujarat, India Tel.: 91-79-22869690/91 E-mail :
  • KARNATAKA STATE OPEN UNIVERSITY (KSOU), MYSORE, KARNATAKA - (1996) Manasagangotri, Mysore - 570006, Karnataka, India Tel.: 91-821-2515149 Fax: 91-821-2500846 E-mail :
  • NETAJI SUBHAS OPEN UNIVERSITY (NSOU), KOLKATA, W.B. - (1997) 1, Woodburn Park, Kolkata -700020, West Bengal, India Tel.: 91-33-22835157 Fax: 91-33-22835052 E-mail :
  • U.P. RAJARSHI TANDON OPEN UNIVERSITY (UPRTOU), ALLAHABAD, U.P. - (1998) 17, Maharshi Dayanand Marg (Thornhill Road), Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India Tel.: 91-532-2621840, E-mail :
  • TAMIL NADU OPEN UNIVERSITY (TNOU), CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU - (2002) Directorate of Technical Education Campus, Guindy, Chennai-600 025 Phone : 044-22351414 Fax : 044 2220 0601
  • PT. SUNDERLAL SHARMA OPEN UNIVERSITY (PSSOU), BILASPUR, CHHATTISGARH - (2005) Near Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhayay Park, Vayapar Vihar, Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh) -495001 Phone No. : 07752 – 514255
  • UTTARANCHAL OPEN UNIVERSITY, HALDWANI, (NAINITAL), UTTARANCHAL - Near Sourabh Mount View, Bhotia Traow, Haldwani-263141, Nainital.

(The above list is indicative only)


The author is Research Scholar in LIS and working as Chief Librarian, Navodaya Vidyalaya, Mewat (Old Gurgaon)-122108, Haryana.

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