Computer applications and IT field encomposses activities including design, development and analysis of programming languages, computer applications and computer hardware which are used in various domains including business operations, calculations , data storage, and research etc..Information technology is the use of computers to store, retrieve, transmit, and manipulate data, or information.
Software developer will be involved in creating computer programs which perform various tasks. It includes planning and designing of software, coding, testing, debugging and maintenance.
Information system managers are involved in the process of implementing information technology and oversee IT professionals in the organisation. Their role encompasses different tasks including installations,information system planning and maintaining of hardwares and softwares etc.
A network manager is responsible for installing and maintaining the company's computer networks, and also for training staff to provide first rate technical support.
Application developer is someone who creates, tests and programs applications software for computers and mobile phones.
A web developer specialises in designing and creating websites and webpages by using languages like HTML, CSS,JAVA, PYTHON etc.
Cyber Security officers check and analyse the vulnerabilities in cyber system for the possibilities of hacking and other cyber crimes. They take remedial actions against possible cyber attacks.
|Name of Exam||Institutions||Languages||Application Period||Exam Dates||Website|
|Undergraduate - (UG)|
|Jamia Millia Islamia entrance test.||Jamia Millia Islamia||English||March - April||May Last week||www.jmi.ac.in/studyatjamia/admission/1|
|AMU Admission Test||Aligarh Muslim University||English , Hindi||January- February||April First Week||www.amucontrollerexams.com/|
|Christ Entrance Test||Christ University Bangalore||English||December- April||December- April||christuniversity.in/|
|PU CET UG||Punjab University||English||April||May first week||puchd.ac.in/|
|Jain entrance test(Jet)||Jain University||English||November||April last week||www.jainuniversity.ac.in/|
|Postgraduate - (PG)|
|UoH entrance test||Hyderabad Central University||English||April||May last week||www.uohyd.ac.in|
|Manipal MCA Entrance Test||Manipal University||English||April-May||June||manipal.edu/mit/programs/program-list/mca.html|
|Jamia Millia Entrance Test||Jamia Millia Islamia||English||March - April||June||www.jmi.ac.in/|
|BHU MCA PET||Banaras Hindu University||English||February - March||Second Week of June||www.bhu.ac.in/|
|CUSAT Aptitude Test||CUSAT||English||January- February||April||www.cusat.ac.in/|
Take Computer Science stream with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English at plus two level
The most important subjects to focus on are computer science and mathematics as it forms the base for the computer application and IT subjects at higher studies.
Building strong base in programming languages will be helpful when the computer application IT graduates do coding and software development activities. Having good time management skills and numerical ability will be essential skills to have a bright career in this field.
Although no minimum aggregate percentage is defined for admission to computer application & it, a good aggregate percentage will give you an added advantage in admission to good institutions.
|Undergraduate - (UG)|
|Top class education scheme for SC students||SC students who have secured admission in the notified institutions ( Institutes of National Importance, NAAC A++ and A+ ranked institutions, Central Universities, NIRF top 100 Universities etc) according to the norms prescribed by the respective institutions will be eligible for a scholarship under the scheme to the extent of the number of scholarships allocated to the institutes concerned||scholarships.gov.in/|
|IndusInd Foundation Scholarship||Students studying in undergraduate and post-graduate courses (full-time/part-time degree/diploma/ courses) who due to personal/family crises are unable to continue bearing the cost of education and are at risk of dropping out of school/college/university.||www.indusindfoundation.com/scholarship.php|
|State Merit Scholarship, Kerala||Applicant must have scored 50% or above in the qualifying examination and the annual family income must not be more than Rs 1 Lakh||www.dcescholarship.kerala.gov.in/|
|Dhirubhai Ambani Scholarship||Awarded to a top few meritorious students who are going to pursue college education meets the following criteria as well
|Postgraduate - (PG)|
|Merit- Cum Means Scholarship||
|J. N. Tata Endowment awards (Loan Scholarship)||The J. N. Tata Endowment awards a one-time loan scholarships to Indian nationals only at the beginning of the course for full time Postgraduate/Ph.D./Postdoctoral studies/Research Fellowships studies abroad, in all fields. Applicants should be graduates of a recognised Indian University and have secured at least 60% in their last academic examination.||jntataendowment.org/loan-scholarship-process|
|Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child for PG Programs||Age limit: Girl students up to the age of 30 years at the time of admission in PG courses are eligible. The scheme is applicable to a single girl child who has taken admission in regular, full time first year master’s Degree course in any designated university or a post graduate college. This scholarship is available to PG I-year student only.||www.ugc.ac.in/sgc/|
|UGC PG scholarship for university rank holders||Rank holders of each university at the undergraduate level are eligible for this scholarship for pursuing postgraduate studies.||www.ugc.ac.in/urh/|
IT industry in india started undergoing a sudden growth in the 1990’s due to educational and technological growth in the country. At present India is one of the leading contributors global IT industry and its stay that way.
According to the latest The Hindu Business Line report , India is likely to generate 2.5 lakh jobs in the IT Industry and by 2020 globally 2 million jobs are expected in which India could become a major contributor.
However , the IT industry is undergoing some major changes with intervention technological advancements such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Automation , etc. This opens up a whole new world of opportunities for budding IT professionals.
Hence it is highly recommended to IT career aspirants to develop their expertise according to the changes.
With postgraduate and doctoral qualifications in computer application and IT disciplines, careers in the academic field can be taken up.
Computer applications and IT graduates can enter into the various government jobs through PSC and UPSC exams.
Computer applications and IT graduates can start their own startup in interested fields. There are plenty of opportunities in IT related fields for entrepreneurship.