The past year, as we all know, was an incredible year for information technology and digitalization. Apart from the negative political reviews, there are a few trends that have considerably transformed the scope for IT in India.
Let us start by looking at your daily activities. After you get up in the morning, think of the first thing you do. An average individual checks his phone, gets ready, books a cab to work or drives down, sometimes using Google maps reaches office and turns on the computer and starts working. Almost every activity involves the use of Information Technology in some form or the other.
Cutting the long story short, we are surrounded by Information Technology. Everything we do, every place we go to, every single thing forms a part of Information Technology.
Information Technology Engineering- The Profession that is ‘In’
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s move towards Digital India is one of the major examples how our country is changing. Rewind 10 years from now, did you think you would transfer money online? 90% of the population would not have thought about this change. However, in the recent times, our country has transformed to a more IT friendly nation which is great for us.
What is Information Technology?
Information Technology is an integral part of the business that handles the required data and applications. Spreadsheets, Software Applications, Database, Presentation Programming etc. are few of the examples justifying the aforesaid statement. Information Technology forms a part of the top 10 branches of B.Tech and has a great scope.
What does an Information Technology Engineer do?
Information Technology Engineers maintain the important frameworks of an organization like computers and its applications. However, the work of an engineer may vary depending on the organization they work for.
Some of the important tasks they do are programming your PC, getting your office PC to work effectively, ensuring the management system works properly, installing the relevant software for the organization, etc. Besides this, they also build software from scratch and maintain the database that you need for business.
In short, IT specialists apply their learning skills to take care of a number of IT challenges.
Basically, the work of an entire organization depends on the effectiveness and efficiency of the IT guys.
What is the B.Tech Information Technology course all about?
Talking about the main focus of B.Tech in Information Technology, computer and technology is the center of attraction. A student is expected to learn information theory along with management.
The course deals with a detailed study of programming and software computer. The students study the methods to program electronic equipment so that they work as instructed. Moreover, they learn how to develop software which is the basic requirement of a software firm.
Are you Eligible for the course?
To be eligible for the B.Tech Course in Information Technology, you must fill the below criteria:
- Passed Sr. Secondary School (10+2) with Physics, Chemistry and Math as the major subjects. The combined score in PCM at senior secondary level required by different colleges varies according to their eligibility criteria.
- AIEEE All India Rank (requirement varies college by college)
- UPSEE Rank (requirement varies college by college)
- Qualify the entrance test (if any) conducted by college/ university
What are the Career Prospects?
With the ever-increasing diversity in academic and industrial setting, students have ample career opportunities. A B.Tech graduate in Information Technology can serve as:
- Applications Developer
- Information Technology Lecturer
- Robot Designer
- Information Security Specialist
- Software Engineer
- Quality Assurance Specialist
- Multimedia Specialist/ Programmer
The Information Technology engineering scope is quite vast and this is evident through the humongous number of firms that are willing to hire the graduates passed out from top-notch institutions like IITs. Even the non IITans from good universities like Sharda University are revolutionizing the technology world with their innovation.
Many leading IT firms are always on the lookout for good B.Tech (IT) graduates. Some of the firms that are always hiring include Infosys, TCS, Wipro, Accenture, HCL, IBM, and Infotech. Moreover, there are options to work in the government sector as well. Some public sector firms which require IT graduates are BSNL, CDAC, ISRO, etc.
What can you study after B.Tech in Information Technology?
After you complete the degree, if you want to study further, there are a number of options for you, including M.Tech and MBA.
Admission is open to the engineering graduates to M.Tech and ME programs. After the completion of your graduation, you must qualify the GATE exam with a good score and apply to the university of your choice. A final year student is eligible to appear in the examination.
Other options for further studies available to B.Tech students are computer science, information science, software engineering and industrial statistics. Students can apply for M.Tech or ME programs in other fields besides Information Technology as well.
What is the difference between Computer Science and Information Technology?
As a student, when you are looking at pursuing a B.Tech degree, you are often confused between two disciplines. One of the highly confused fields includes Computer Science and Information Technology. A lot of students think that IT and CS are the same field whereas, in reality, they are completely different.
Computer Science = Scientific and practical approach to computation + its applications.
Information Technology = Computer Science + Communication Engineering + Knowledge Management.
While B.Tech in Computer Science deals with core engineering related to computers and computing machines, B.Tech in Information Technology is concerned with data processing at various nodes like booking railway tickets, analyzing data quality, etc. However, most of such work is done on computers.
From Google’s latest drone service to solar power transformation to the treatment of HIV, from extending human life to flying cars and the march of Artificial Intelligence, we are evolving. These latest IT trends have seen the world transform considerably as humans, as individuals and most importantly as professionals who are looking for some scope.