Computer Applications Colleges in India4317 Computer Applications colleges in India offering 7533 courses
IT sector is one of the biggest job absorbers of qualified professionals in India. Today India is the world's largest sourcing destination for the information technology (IT) industry, accounting for approximately 52 percent of the US$ 124-130 billion market. It employs about 10 million Indians and thereby bringing rapid social and economic transformation of the country.*
Domestic hardware and software industry has witnessed high growth in the turnover and profits due to the liberalization of the economy. Various software giants like IBM, Motorola, Digital, Unisys, AT&T, ICL, Fujitsu etc. have opened software development centers in the country. Many Indian IT giants like Infosys, Wipro, NIIT, Zenith computers, Satyam Computers, STG, Pentafore Software, Mastek etc. making their presence felt all over the world and their growth rate is on geometric proportion.
Around 65% of the world's software is produced in India and the country is exporting the software to around 100 countries. **
There is an equal requirement of professionals for the hardware and software engineering where one can look for employment. There are various courses available at different institutions. Many diploma and degrees courses are there for those who have an aptitude and flair for the subject. These are Bachelor in Computer Applications (BCA), Bachelor in Science with Computers (B.Sc), Masters in Computer Applications (MCA) M.Sc in computers, Masters in System Management, B.Tech and B.E, M. Tech, Certification Courses, Diploma in Computer Applications, Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications, DOEACC's O, A, B, C level courses to name a few.
There are more than 250 Engineering Colleges and 1000 Institutes that impart computer education in India both in Hardware and Software. Several Universities like the Annamalai University, Kota Open University, Alagappa University amongst others are also providing education and career opportunities through BE, B. Tech, BCA, B. Sc-IT, MCA, M. Tech M.Sc, MCM, and Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications (PGDCA) etc.
Information Technology encompasses a wide range of activities like Office Automation, Telecommunication and Computing, therefore, providing a larger area of job avenues for those who have acquired the right qualifications for it. One can specialize in Software Engineering, Web developing, System analytics, Consultancy, Technical writing, E-commerce, Knowledge engineers Webmasters, Networking and Computer education.
NASSCOM made an estimate that India would require 10, 00,000 trained software professionals in few years. The present availability such skilled people are only 5% of the required amount. ***
Students who complete their course are recruited by several top organizations. Some of the top recruiters are TCS, Infosys, Wipro, HCL, Accenture, Cognizant, Microsoft, IBM, Adobe, Google, Cisco, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Yahoo, Tech Mahindra Etc.
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** Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) statistics,
*** Department of Information and Technology
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