This is the digital world. Information passes on more than the speed of light. Thanks to information technology that one can connect and gather information from the remotest part of the universe just by clicking a mouse within fractions of seconds.
From huge sized computers, technology moved on to desktop, then laptop and now palm top. You are connected to the world anywhere anytime. The internet is not just limited to computers or mobile devices. It is penetrating into enterprise assets like field equipments and consumer items like cars, televisions, etc. Ostensibly that opens up huge career opportunities for those who want to move with the fast paced world. This sector has introduced multitude of avenues.
Lets discuss some of these here.
Avenues for you:
- Software Engineering
- Hardware & Networking
- Web & Graphic Designing
- Animation & Games Designing
Software Engineering: creation of all internet applications, enterprise applications, mobile phone applications, anti-virus, etc, comprises the job profile of a software engineer. It is the most sought after profession in the digital world.
Qualifications: MCA, B.Tech (Comp), BE (Comp)
Institutes: There are various government and private institutes offering these courses:
– Indian Institute of Technology
– Regional Engineering Colleges
– IGNOU (MCA distance learning)
– Sikkim Manipal University (distance learning)
Duration: 3yrs degree
Eligibility: 10+2, graduation for MCA
Aptitude: good analytical skills & creative thinking
Career options: One can work as a Software Engineer in various Mutlinational Corporations, BPO & Software Development Companies like Microsoft, Wipro, Infosys, etc. Also public sector institutions, Defence services, Ministries offer career options.
Starting remuneration: Rs 35,000 to Rs 40,000 per month.
Challenges: lot of hard work, cannot expect regular (10am-5pm) working hours. Most of these are project based work where you need a lot of commitment.
But you will love your job because: it gives very good financial growth, international exposure and opportunity to innovate new technologies for a better world.
Hardware & Networking:
In simple terms hardware means all those equipments, peripherals, cables of a computer that one can physically touch. Networking refers to joining all these peripherals, interface cards, etc for swift passage of communication and data processing.
So, computer hardware & networking professionals are responsible for maintenance of computer hardware and connecting a group of 2 or more computer systems for sharing data and information. They are also involved in R&D of computer hardware, designing the hardware installation and also the manufacturing process. The scope of hardware and networking sector is vast these days owing to the deep penetration of computers in every aspect of everyday life.
Qualification: Diploma in Hardware & Networking
- SAIG Hardware & Networking diploma course
- Government run polytechnics in every state
Duration: 6 months to 1 year Diploma
Eligibility: 10+2, Under Graduates of any discipline
Aptitude: Need to have an eye for detail and passion to learn technology
- Hardware Engineer
- PC support Executive
- Tech Support Executive
- Desktop Technician
- Helpdesk Executive
Starting remuneration: Rs15,000 – Rs 20,000
Challenges: Technology is changing every day, so an H&N professional should keep oneself updated with new innovations.
But you will love your job because: It’s a totally skill based career. If you are skilled you can also start your own business or do freelancing along with your regular job.
Web & Graphic Designing: Designing of internet websites, portals, mobile applications, digital ads, illustrations & symbols for use in print and electronic publishing involves web & graphic designing.
This industry is growing at an enormous rate and thus opening up great career prospects.
- Design VizPro Architectural Design
- Diploma in Graphic & Web Designing
- Arena Animation
- SAE Technology
- Access Atlantech Edutainment
- Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics
- National Institute of Computer Arts
Duration: 3yrs degree to 1 yr diploma
Eligibility: 10+2, graduation in any discipline
Aptitude: creativity & innovative thinking
Career options: One can join as a Web Designer or Graphic Designer in the following places:
- Advertising agencies
- Graphic design studios
- Print & publishing houses (like newspapers, magazines, etc.)
- TV & Multimedia production houses
- E-learning firms
- Website Development Studios
Starting remuneration: Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000.
Challenges: It’s a very creative field. You need to have the urge and passion to create the best. There is no spoon feeding in this career field.
But you will love your job because: you are free to start your own business or work as a freelancer according to your own terms and conditions and earn handsomely.
Animation & Games Designing: If cartoon characters like Doraemon, ShinChan entice you; if you get excited by the video or mobile phone games or those special effects in movies like Krishh or Avatar, you can think about creating your own characters by learning the art of animation & games designing. For this you need to learn certain computer software techniques and add that with your creative ideas to give life to your imaginations.
- BFA in Digital Design
- CAD (Computer Aided Design)
- Animation Film Design
- Game & Art Design
- Digital Media Pro3
- MAAC (Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics)
- Arena Animation
Duration: 3years degree course to 1year diploma
Eligibility: 10+2 or graduate/undergraduate in any discipline.
Aptitude: power to visualize the unrealistic imaginations to entertain children and adults as well.
Career options: One can work in any Ad Agency or Design Studio as :
- Special Effects Artist
- Texturing Artist
- Sound Designer
Starting remuneration: Rs 20,000 to Rs 30,000.
Challenges: You need to brain storm yourself for creative ideas. You need to be very innovative to entertain people. It’s not a mundane job.
You will love your job because: You get satisfaction to see your imaginations come to life on screen. You get good publicity, financial benefits and opportunity to start your own business.