Information Technology is an engineering division, which concentrates on the study of utilizing computers and telecommunications in order to control, gather, store and circulate information. Both software and hardware sectors are parts of Information Technology. Due to the importance and reputation of IT, the present age is sometimes referred to as information technology age. IT represents a vast category of career options that are based on processing, designing, developing, managing or supporting computer and web-based technologies and devices that constitute an IT network. The modern world is entirely IT-dependent with Information Technology applications present in nearly every aspect of our lives. This translates into a wide variety of career opportunities in this field, both for fresh and experienced IT professionals.
IT programmes are offered at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Graduates can opt for M.Tech/ MS in various specializations in any of the core subjects.
Graduates can work in database management, IT, embedded systems, Telecommunication, computer hardware & software implementation & maintenance, multimedia, web designing, gaming, and almost all other industries. They work as programmers, PHP developer, technical consultant, software developer and graphic designer etc.
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 throughout the engineering colleges in the country.
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