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IT Jobs in India

Updated on March 12, 2013

Jobs in the IT field

The advent of computers has thrown open a variety of career opportunities in the Information Technology field. Information Technology (IT), simply stated, refers to the management and application of the information using computer-based tools. Information Technology is critically needed in every sector of the economy, without which no meaningful progress is possible.

To be an IT Professional and to aspire for senior positions, an individual should at least hold a Bachelor of Engineers Degree in IT/Computer/Electronics/Communication. There are numerous institutes and universities in India that offer these courses. Most engineering colleges offer a B.E. / B.Tech in IT/Electronics/Computer engineering although the most coveted ones are the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Kanpur, Delhi, Chennai, Kharagpur, Mumbai and the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad.

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Other computer courses offered by universities include: B.Sc. (Computer) also known as B.C.S (Bachelor of Computer Science) M.C.A. (Master of Computer Applications) M.C.M. (Master of Computer Management) D.C.A. (Diploma in Computer Applications) D.C.E. (Diploma in Computer Engineering) D.C.S. (Diploma in Computer Science).

Prestigious Certified Courses are offered by Global IT majors including Microsoft, Oracle, CISCO, IBM etc which provide an indicator of the proficiency levels of candidates with those certifications and are recognized internationally. The Indian information technology (IT) industry has played a major role in placing India on the international map. India has stood out as an outstanding leader in the field of computer software and IT and jobs in India are the first choice career for most young men and women. The most coveted of these jobs as also the most lucrative and promising ones are obviously in the software field.

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Computer programming mainly entails writing codes for software but the fact is there is wide variety of computer programming languages applicable to different areas. One of the popular computer jobs in the programming division is that of web developer who uses Java, flash, to build eye-catchy websites of different designs. Web developers design and create websites to suit the different needs of the customers. Since most organizations want web presence, there is an incessant demand for web developers. Besides, companies that own dynamic web sites will permanently require web masters to maintain and update the sites.

Computer games are a rage with many and a career in games developing can be very challenging. A game developer is basically involved in programming, graphics design and concept development. Before launching the game, the developer has to thoroughly undertake quality checking and troubleshooting. Those with a creative bent of mind and interested in artistry can opt for a career in animation which has a tremendous future – particularly in the film industry.

Computer engineering is another vast field that entails analyzing and designing all hardware, software, and operating systems for different types of computer systems. Computer engineers are electronics / computer engineers trained in software design and the consolidation of hardware. In many cases its seen that computer engineers concentrate on computer networking by utilizing their knowledge on design, microprocessor systems, integrated computer architecture and multilevel computer interfacing.

There are computer systems engineers who take to marketing of computer equipments, accessories and software packages. Their job responsibilities will also include consultancy, process designing and systems architecture.

One of the latest career opportunity in the field of computer is project management with specialization in specific computer software or business process. The role of computer project management is to render advice in the field of software development, installation, and management of different computer systems. In order to excel in these fields one has to be a degree or holder in computer science, computer programming, or systems analysis.

The IT industry in India is growing at an incredible pace and as per NASSCOM, the Indian IT exports are anticipated to attain US$ 175 billion by 2020 out of which the domestic sector will account for US$ 50 billion in earnings. Qualified IT professionals can expect fabulous salary packages – the salary indicated below are per annum and in most cases these are the salary one can expect at the entry level.

VLSI Design Engineers 1,20,000; Production 60,000 – 3,00,000; Maintenance 36,000 – 96,000; Networking 72,000 upwards; Software Jobs Programmers 84,000 – 3,00,000; Project Leaders 2,00,000 – 6,00,000; System Analysts 3,00,000 upwards; Senior Managers 4,00,000; CAD/CAM Engineers 72,000 – 2,40,000; ERP 2,40,000; Internet Related Webmasters 1,20,000; Web Designers 84,000; Web Application Developers 1,20,000; Multimedia DTP operators 30,000; Computer Animators 60,000; CD-ROM developers 96,000; upwards (entry level) Video/Audio Editors 84,000 (Source:

It is estimated that the demand for trained I.T. professionals will be over 400,000 per year. There is a yawning gap between the demand and supply of IT professionals and thus IT sector offers one of the highest remuneration packages in India.


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