Information Technology

Information Technology deals with design, implementation, and management of information system of both software and hardware processes. Information Technology integrates several disciplines such as Information Technology, Software Design, etc.

Amongst all the engineering branches, Information Technology has been found to be the most popular choice of students. This highly technical and demanding field won't appeal to everyone. But those with a genuine interest in computers and the possibilities they present for business, science, communication and the world at large, just might find that a Information Technology degree is right up their alley.

It's no secret that computing careers provide a nice living. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), new graduates with bachelor's degree in Information Technology offered an average starting salary of $63,017.

The core courses for bachelor's degree in Information Technology are as follows:
  • Computer architecture and organization
  • Theory of computation
  • Theory of computation
  • Database systems
  • Operating systems
  • Computer Networks
  • Foundations of Computer Systems
  • Java Programming and Website Design
  • E-commerce & ERP and Multimedia Applications
  • Principles of Programming Languages
  • Software Engineering
  • Compiler Design


A Information Technology degree from an accredited, well rated college can lead you to a fulfilling, well-paying career, which is something that is a rarity in the current state of the economy.

Job opportunities are available for Graduates in Government as well as Private sector. One can work in database management, IT, embedded systems, Telecommunication, computer hardware & software implementation & maintenance, multimedia, web designing, gaming, and almost all other industries in this sector.

It is worthwhile to note that the computer industry has witnessed such phenomenal growth in recent years that IT majors like Infosys & TCS have been the major recruiters across all other branches in engineering colleges of the country.

Graduates may take up the following job posts:
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Tester
  • Software Tester
  • Application Developer

There are several opportunities in the Government after doing B.Tech. from Information Technology branch:

  • Indian Railway provides a vast scope for graduates from Information Technology. Some of them are Technical Assistant, Computer Operator and Engineer.
  • BSNL telecom network.
  • Airport Authority of India.
  • Scientific field (Indian Space Research Organization)
  • Steel Authority of India (SAIL)
  • Technology analyst, technical officer in industries, software developer etc are some other jobs.

The Government, now-a-days is getting more advanced with the services like Safety Applications, Complaint Application and many more. The Internet and technology has become the new tool of Government to connect with the public and youth. One can apply in this field too and these jobs provide good package and job security and will be a part of Government as well as Private sector.

A computer scientist specializes in theory of computation and design of computational systems.

The engineers are mainly involved in the development of software and hardware systems of various aspects of computing. The engineers not only focus on how computers work but also integrate into larger scheme of things.

This branch of engineering is perceived to be popular due to its research scopes (bio, mechanics, neuro-science, etc) and is known to be challenging while offering good career opportunities and remuneration.