Information Technology (IT) is among the most popular career options in India. Various colleges are offering quality education in IT, through courses at different degree levels.

Careers in Information Technology

Information technology is a branch of engineering that involves the study of utilization of computers and telecommunications in order to gather, store, control and disseminate information. Both software and hardware sectors are included in IT. Due to the importance and popularity of IT, the current age is sometimes referred to as Information Technology Age. Availability of trained and proficient professionals makes India one of the popular places for career in IT. In order to excel in this field, one should be dedicated, committed and devoted towards his/her job. Innovation with intellectual mind is necessary in order to become a proficient IT professional.

Course Details
Courses in the field of IT are conducted at different degree levels in various colleges and universities across India and in training institutes and IT corporations like Microsoft, Oracle and Sun Microsystems. Minimum qualification for under graduate program is 10+2 in science stream and for post graduation, one should have a BE/B. Tech degree.

Career Prospects
Several IT companies in India and abroad hire well-qualified and skilled IT professionals. Bangalore is considered as a hub for information technology and this is the reason why several IT companies are concentrated in the city. Application of Information Technology can be used in many sectors, including in banking business, health and medicine, railways, agriculture, forensic science and education.

Top Colleges Offering UG/PG/Other Courses
Popularity of information technology has resulted in the dawn of numerous institutions all over India. Some of the well known institutes for training in IT are IITs (Delhi, Mumbai, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Guwahati and Chennai), Birla Institute of Technology, (Ranchi), Bangalore Institute of Technology, (Karnataka), Indian Institute of Information Technology, (Hyderabad), Osmania University Computer Center (Hyderabad), Jadavpur University (Kolkata), Bapuji Institute of Engineering & Technology, (Karnataka), Victoria Jubilee Technological Institute, (Mumbai), Bengal Engineering College (West Bengal), Assam Engineering College, (Assam), Institute of Technology, (Uttar Pradesh), Algappa University, (Tamil Nadu), Regional Engineering College, (Orissa) and BMS Institute of Engineering (Bangalore).

In the field of information technology, a beginner can expect a salary between Rs. 15000-Rs20000 per month. With higher qualification and more experience, one can earn as much as Rs 30000 per month.

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