Computer Application & IT

Computer applications and IT field encomposses activities including design, development and analysis of programming languages, computer applications and computer hardware which are used in various domains including business operations, calculations , data storage, and research etc..Information technology is the use of computers to store, retrieve, transmit, and manipulate data, or information.

What are the various job roles in Computer Application?

Software Developer

Software developer will be involved in creating computer programs which perform various tasks. It includes planning and designing of software, coding, testing, debugging and maintenance.

Information Systems Manager

Information system managers are involved in the process of implementing information technology and oversee IT professionals in the organisation. Their role encompasses different tasks including installations,information system planning and maintaining of hardwares and softwares etc.

Network Manager

A network manager is responsible for installing and maintaining the company's computer networks, and also for training staff to provide first rate technical support.

App Developer

Application developer is someone who creates, tests and programs applications software for computers and mobile phones.

Web Developer

A web developer specialises in designing and creating websites and webpages by using languages like HTML, CSS,JAVA, PYTHON etc.

Cyber Security

Cyber Security officers check and analyse the vulnerabilities in cyber system for the possibilities of hacking and other cyber crimes. They take remedial actions against possible cyber attacks.

Main Admission/Entrance exams

Name of Exam Institutions Languages Application Period Exam Dates Website
Undergraduate - (UG)
Jamia Millia Islamia entrance test. Jamia Millia Islamia English March - April May Last week https://www.jmi.ac.in/studyatjamia/admission/1
AMU Admission Test Aligarh Muslim University English , Hindi January- February April First Week https://www.amucontrollerexams.com/
Christ Entrance Test Christ University Bangalore English December- April December- April https://christuniversity.in/
PU CET UG Punjab University English April May first week http://puchd.ac.in/
Jain entrance test(Jet) Jain University English November April last week https://www.jainuniversity.ac.in/
Postgraduate - (PG)
UoH entrance test Hyderabad Central University English April May last week https://www.uohyd.ac.in
Manipal MCA Entrance Test Manipal University English April-May June https://manipal.edu/mit/programs/program-list/mca.html
Jamia Millia Entrance Test Jamia Millia Islamia English March - April June https://www.jmi.ac.in/
BHU MCA PET Banaras Hindu University English February - March Second Week of June http://www.bhu.ac.in/
CUSAT Aptitude Test CUSAT English January- February April https://www.cusat.ac.in/

What would help you build a good profile for admission at the UG level?

Stream to Choose at +2 level:

Take Computer Science stream with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English at plus two level

Subjects to focus:

The most important subjects to focus on are computer science and mathematics as it forms the base for the computer application and IT subjects at higher studies.

Some skills to acquire:

Building strong base in programming languages will be helpful when the computer application IT graduates do coding and software development activities. Having good time management skills and numerical ability will be essential skills to have a bright career in this field.

Minimum marks:

Although no minimum aggregate percentage is defined for admission to computer application & it, a good aggregate percentage will give you an added advantage in admission to good institutions.

Scholarships

Name Eligibility Website
Undergraduate - (UG)
Top class education scheme for SC students SC students who have secured admission in the notified institutions ( Institutes of National Importance, NAAC A++ and A+ ranked institutions, Central Universities, NIRF top 100 Universities etc) according to the norms prescribed by the respective institutions will be eligible for a scholarship under the scheme to the extent of the number of scholarships allocated to the institutes concerned https://scholarships.gov.in/
IndusInd Foundation Scholarship Students studying in undergraduate and post-graduate courses (full-time/part-time degree/diploma/ courses) who due to personal/family crises are unable to continue bearing the cost of education and are at risk of dropping out of school/college/university. http://www.indusindfoundation.com/scholarship.php
State Merit Scholarship, Kerala Applicant must have scored 50% or above in the qualifying examination and the annual family income must not be more than Rs 1 Lakh http://www.dcescholarship.kerala.gov.in/
Dhirubhai Ambani Scholarship Awarded to a top few meritorious students who are going to pursue college education meets the following criteria as well
  • Student must not be above 20 years of age as on 30th April of the year he/she appears for the Standard XIIth Examination and his/her family income must not be more than Rs. 4.50
https://das.reliancefoundation.org/LoginPage.aspx#
HDFC Scholarship
  • The applicants pursuing UG/PG degree or diploma courses on a part-time or full-time basis from AICTE/UGC/State/Central government recognised colleges/universities are also eligible for the HDFC scholarship.
  • The applicants who are not able to pay for their education due to some personal/family crises and are at the risk of dropping out of school/college/university are eligible to avail the scholarship benefits.
https://www.hdfcbank.com
Postgraduate - (PG)
Merit- Cum Means Scholarship
  • The applicant must belong to a minority and pursuing undergraduate or postgraduate education at a recognised institute in any technical and professional course.
  • Students should have secured a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade in the previous final examination.
  • The annual family income of the candidate’s parents/guardians should not exceed INR 2.5 lakh.
https://scholarships.gov.in/
J. N. Tata Endowment awards (Loan Scholarship) The J. N. Tata Endowment awards a one-time loan scholarships to Indian nationals only at the beginning of the course for full time Postgraduate/Ph.D./Postdoctoral studies/Research Fellowships studies abroad, in all fields. Applicants should be graduates of a recognised Indian University and have secured at least 60% in their last academic examination. http://jntataendowment.org/loan-scholarship-process
Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child for PG Programs Age limit: Girl students up to the age of 30 years at the time of admission in PG courses are eligible. The scheme is applicable to a single girl child who has taken admission in regular, full time first year master’s Degree course in any designated university or a post graduate college. This scholarship is available to PG I-year student only. https://www.ugc.ac.in/sgc/
UGC PG scholarship for university rank holders Rank holders of each university at the undergraduate level are eligible for this scholarship for pursuing postgraduate studies. https://www.ugc.ac.in/urh/

Future of Computer Application & IT

IT industry in india started undergoing a sudden growth in the 1990’s due to educational and technological growth in the country. At present India is one of the leading contributors global IT industry and its stay that way.

According to the latest The Hindu Business Line report , India is likely to generate 2.5 lakh jobs in the IT Industry and by 2020 globally 2 million jobs are expected in which India could become a major contributor.

However , the IT industry is undergoing some major changes with intervention technological advancements such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Automation , etc. This opens up a whole new world of opportunities for budding IT professionals.

Hence it is highly recommended to IT career aspirants to develop their expertise according to the changes.

Other Career Areas Computer Application & IT can enter

Education and Training

With postgraduate and doctoral qualifications in computer application and IT disciplines, careers in the academic field can be taken up.

Government Services and Civil Services

Computer applications and IT graduates can enter into the various government jobs through PSC and UPSC exams.

Entrepreneurship

Computer applications and IT graduates can start their own startup in interested fields. There are plenty of opportunities in IT related fields for entrepreneurship.

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