“Indian professional have made a mark in the global IT scenario,cementing the place for the next generations of Indian IT intelligentisia”.
“IT professional have no boundaries in their path of professional growth.’’
There are complex problems and challenging situations that require simple
and intuitive solutions.The solutions should not only address the immediate
problem but also settle the problem for any developments that may arise in
the future. It need , hard work , perseverance, analytical thinking and a
flair for thinking innovatively for it is what keeps business running
profitably. If you think you fit the slot, then you must be having
engineering as a career option in mind.
From 1936,the earliest recorded date of the existence of the machine,
till today the industry has seen various developments including the
consolidation in the 60s and 70’s,the boom in the late 90s,the Y2K
scare ,the bubble burst in the early part of the millennium and
finally a stable and ubiquitous field with an ocean of opportunities
yes you have guessed it right, we are talking about the IT industry.
India has emerged as an important destination for all the global IT giants
and Indians more specifically Indian engineers are the most favoured
professionals in the industry today. Indians professionals have seen a
major growth in demand for their mind space, both in India and also abroad,
in and industry that rewards analytical skills with its equivalent in gold.
Many Indian professionals have made us proud in this field and in the process
have cemented the way for the next generations of Indian intelligentsia in the
industry. In short good IT professionals have no boundaries in their path of
professional growth. If you are taking up engineering as your course of study
and embarking on a journey spanning the next 40 years of your life ,lets begin
with congratulating you on making the right choice. Be you an IT engineer or a
civil engineer or for that matter even a chemical engineer, the industry welcomes
talent of all kinds with open arms and provides a spectrum of opportunities for
In the next four years, you will be thoroughly grounded in the various
facets of engineering that will create a strong foundation and in every
stream of engineering you will be taught the basics of IT subjects that
prepare you for making informed choices about your careers. Most students’ o
engineering also pursues courses outside their syllabi in order to have an
edge while being inducted into IT companies. This article will help you
understand the dynamics of various courses you could study during your
B.E/B.Tech .to equip yourself with the necessary wares.
C and Data Structures will be taught at college; however no budding engineer will
wait till college opens. He/she will have completed studying by the time he/she
attend the first da y college in anticipation of an exciting journey and fear of
ragging. But what after engineers. Let us understand a few popular software
courses in the industry today.
SAP: Founded in 1976, gaining popularity since
then, SAP is popular among aspiring software professionals today for its
demand in the industry. SAP is a tool that offers software applications
for enterprise resource planning, Management and customer Relationship
Management for organisations .SAP, with its large basket of applications,
is sought after by large business houses for managing their business efficiently
and effectively. This course offered by a large number of coaching institutes
promises a bright future . jobs are a plenty and requirements are stringent.
Certainly a path to take if you want to be exposed to the various facets of
business houses, as SAP has applications for all wings of business globally.
ORACLE APPS: ORACLE founded in 1077, and the largest rival and competitor to
SAP, provides business applications. Oracle is popularly known for its Data
as Management Services. Oracle Apps is a more recent tool which provides ERP,
ERM and CRM solutions for organisations, is a popular course among students
owing to its numerous employment prospects. It has got applications for
manufacturing, financials, inventory, Human Resources Management, and a
host of other departments vital to business. This course is taught at
quite a large number of a Institutes and job prospects are high both in
India and abroad.
.NET: .NET is a framework for creating windows and web-based applications.
Most of the shopping websites and interactive web applications are created
using. NET. Programming languages like ASP, Visual Basic, and C# are used
for creating functionalities within the framework. Interactivity in applications
has gained a lot of importance in the web 2.0, the latest generation of the internet,
and consequently a framework to make applications interactive is important. .NET has
become popular software I the more recent past with most businesses going online. This
popularity is here to stay with the internet being touted as the next global marketplace.
Mainframes: Mainframes stands testimony as an antithesis
to the statement that technology changes rapidly. In the world of data processing,
Mainframes is a reliable server management tool. Since inception in 1952, mainframes have come
a long way and have remained the trusted partners of giant institutions like
Ford and US Army which rely on its robustness and reliability. The opportunities
in legacy systems and maintenance are high. The prospects are aplenty, but since
it is a relatively independent stream, moving to another platform will be a challenge.
If you believe in stability, then mainframes is a good career option.
Design and Multimedia: If your are endowed with oodles of creativity along with
your analytical skills, then a course in design and multimedia will be the best
thing that can happen to you. With newer and sophisticated tools web designing,
animation and interface design have become the most sought after skills in
professionals with multiple job options across various industries. Jobs are aplenty
in software companies, advertising agencies, media houses, and production houses.
Some specific packages to learn could be Adobe, Macromedia, Maya etc.
While the above-mentioned courses are the most popular ones with students,
there are other courses which hold a lot of promise for students aspiring
to gain expertise in them. Some of them are Java, Data Warehousing, Testing
Tools, PHP , and SIEBEL among others which hold a promising future.
Your engineering course along with the software you learn during the course and,
a healthy and learning attitude will spell successes for you. IT just needs the
right kind of planning and execution with clinical precision.