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Best Career Options after MSc Computer Science - Check Scope, Job Profiles, Courses after MSc Computer Science

Kumari Neha
Kumari NehaUpdated On: August 10, 2022 11:30 am IST

MSc Computer Science is one of the popular courses due to broad career prospects. Check the list of best career options available for MSc Computer Science graduates along with the job profiles and career scope. 

Best Career Options after MSc Computer Science

Best Career Options after MSc Computer Science - MSc Computer Science is one of the most favourable courses that a student can opt after BSc Computer Science. While most of the students get confused between the career prospects after BTech in Computer Science and BSc in Computer Science, the same confusion pertains with MSc in Computer Science (CS) vs MTech in Computer Science Engineering (CSE). When it comes to PG level courses, the career prospects are almost similar for MTech CSE and MSc CS graduates.

With the expansion of the IT industry and the requirement of professionals in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, the demand for Computer Science Engineers and IT professionals has been increasing. Specifically, the situations and conditions pertaining across the country in 2020 gave scope for emerging technologies in the field of engineering. Therefore, students aspiring to pursue Computer Science/ Computer Science Engineering can expect decent career prospects in future.

Career Options After MSc Computer Science

The two major options available for MSc Computer Science graduates are government job or private job. While the number of jobs available in the CS field in the government sector is limited, the scope of getting employment in the private sector are high. On the other hand, pursuing higher studies at MSc CS is also one of the options. However, it depends on your career aspirations and financial stability. The below examples will give you a better idea.

Example 1: After completing MSc Computer Science, you can apply for various government recruitment exams like UPSC or state civil services examination. You can choose the subject that is relevant to your qualification in the entrance test. However, you will need at least one year of rigorous preparation to clear these exams. Also, you can apply for exams conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC). For these exams, you can either prepare while pursuing MSc or prepare for them after graduation. As the government job is a life-time settlement, a rigorous preparation will give you benefit.

Example 2: After passing MSc Computer Science, you can look for private jobs in Software or IT companies. In most cases, the college in which you studied offer campus placements. There are various private job options available for these graduates. However, the initial payment/ salary may be less and once you start gaining the work experience, you can demand more pay.

Example 3: If you are aiming to become a professor or lecturer, you will have to clear UGC NET, which will give you eligibility to become an Assitant professor in universities or colleges. While working as an Assistant Professor, you can take up PhD. in the field of Computer Science for higher positions like Professor, Head of the Department etc.

List of Job Options after MSc Computer Science

After MSc Computer Science, a candidate can apply for job posts in government organisations as well as private companies. Candidates can apply for jobs based on their expertise and area of interest. Here is the list of some of the top organizations that hire MSc CS graduates -

Organisation/ Sector

Recruitment Process

Post

Starting Pay Scale

National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT)

Entrance Exam

Scientist ‘B’/ Scientific Technician/ Technical Assistant

Scientist ‘B: Rs 56100/- per month

Scientific Technician/ Technical Assistant: Rs. 35400/- per month for

Airpost Authority fo India (AAI)

Entrance Exam

Junior Assistant

Rs 31,000 per month

BECIL

Walk-in

IT consultant

Rs 30,000 per month

CDAC

Written Test/ Interview

Associate

Rs 35.000 per month

Banks

IBPS/ SBI SO entrance exam

IT Officer

Rs. 36400/- per month

IT/Software companies

Walk-in

Software Engineer/ IT Admin/ Network engineer

Rs 35,000/- per month

Academic Institutes

Walk-in

Assistant Professor/ Lecturer

Rs 35,000 per month

Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute (IASRI)

Walk-in for MSc Computer Science with work experience

IT Professional

Rs. 40,000/- per month

Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation

Walk-in for MSc Computer Science with work experience

Consultant

Rs. 60,000/- per month

Also Read: MSc Admissions in India

Job Roles After MSc Computer Science

After MSc Computer Science, a candidate can choose to work for different job roles. The job roles can be chosen based on the knowledge, skills and interest. Candidates can check the list of job roles for MSc Computer Science here:

Computer Engineer

Computer Network Architect

Computer System Analyst

Data Scientist

Information Security Manager

Web Designer

Assistant Professor- CSE

Software Consultant

Database AdministratorInformation System Manager

List of Courses after MSc Computer Science

Candidates who have an interest in pursuing a career in the R&D department, scientist and researchers can opt for a research degree programme. The popular degree course that can be chosen after MSc Computer Science are as follows:

Course Name

Duration

Selection Process

List of Colleges in India

MPhil in Computer Science

2- 3 year

Entrance and Interview

MPhil in Computer Science Colleges In India

PhD in Computer Science

3- 5 year

Entrance and Interview

PhD in Computer Science Colleges in India

Also Read: BSc Computer Science VS BSc Electronics

List of MSc Computer Science Colleges

Following is the list of colleges in India that offers MSc Computer Science course:

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology - KIIT, Bhubaneswar

Fergusson College, Pune

Bharath Institute of Higher Education And Research (BIHER), Chennai

Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies (VELS University), Chennai

Brainware University (BU), Kolkata

Subharti University, Meerut

NIMS University (NIMS Jaipur), Jaipur

MIT Arts Commerce and Science College, Pune

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