Information Technology(IT)

The ever increasing phenomenon – Information explosion - has brought about a paradigm shift in how people live and work. Every organization, institution, or for that matter any set-up relies on information at the operational, tactical as well as strategic level. To handle the plethora of available information there has been the appearance of many novel disciplines, the most celebrated one being Information Technology. It’s the backbone of several other branches and has major impact across all curriculum areas. But the only thing constant with Information Technology is change. The rapid pace with which Information Technology changes, makes it absolutely essential to constantly evaluate and update. Information Technology is based on a strong theoretical foundation, plenty of hands-on experience, practical exposure and alignment with the industry requirements.

This branch focuses primarily on the capture, filtration, articulation and dissemination of information with utmost precision. It also provides the technologies and the required infrastructure to handle voluminous amount of data and make use of that data at all the organizational levels. Hence the role of an IT professional is ubiquitous. Some of the specific roles are mentioned below:

Role of an IT Engineer/Specialist

  • Computer Engineer (Firmware Engineer)
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Network Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • Software Developer/Programmer
  • Application Programmer/Developer
  • Game Developer
  • Web programmer
  • Data Scientist
  • IT Security Engineer
  • IT Security Advisor
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer/Advisor

In terms of career prospects, students can opt for jobs in PSUs (HAL, NALCO,SAIL,NTPC, BEL, ONGC, Reliance, HPCL, IOCL, BPCL, etc.) , and Core companies(Maruti, Tata Motors, Hindustan Motors etc.), Govt. Sector (Railways, D.R.D.O, ISRO etc) and Software companies (Infosys, TCS, Wipro, Cognizant, Accenture, Mind tree, Capgemine, HCL etc.). Other opportunities exist too, both in the public and private sectors.

Scope of Information Technology

  • IT(Public and Private) Sector
  • Financial Sector
  • Health Sectors
  • Mass Media
  • Academics & Research
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Infrastructure
  • Tech and Non-Tech IT Support

Since Information Technology is quintessentially characterized by innovation and change, it needs to be backed by sound research and strong theoretical foundations. Some of the specific research areas are:

  • Algorithms and Complexity
  • Bioinformatics
  • Compilers and Programming languages
  • Computer Architecture
  • Database Management Systems
  • Distributed Computing
  • Image Processing
  • Information Security
  • Networks
  • Operating Systems … many more

Scope for Higher Studies:

  • M.S. in premier US universities of the world through GRE
  • M.Tech. in IITs and NITs through GATE
  • MBA in IIMs and other premier management institutes across the world through CAT and GMAT
  • Research opportunities through JRF and SRF
  • Ph.D. in IITs and abroad