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Q1.What is the future of IT industry in India ?
Q2.What are the Educational Courses and List of Institutes?
Q3.What is the Nature of Jobs ?
Q4 What is the remuneration in each field?
Q5.What are the Emerging Technologies ?
Q6.What is the Future Scenario ?

Q1.What is the future of IT industry in India ?
A1.According to leading reports, Indian software industry is set to achieve a turnover of 10 billion dollars by the year 2005. The projected demand for trained I.T. professionals is estimated at over 400,000 per year. There is a clear imbalance between the demand and supply of IT professionals with the result that this sector offers one of the highest remuneration packages. The Internet is a new revolution that is sweeping the world. It promises to change the way we work, live, shop, communicate and entertain ourselves.

Q2.What are the Educational Courses and List of Institutes?
A2. Most engineering colleges offer a B.E. / B.tech in computer engineering. For more information on Computer Engineering, please refer to the section under engineering. Other computer courses offered by universities include: B.Sc. (Computer) also known as B.C.S (Bachelor of Computer Science) M.C.A. (Master of Computer Applications) M.C.M. (Master of Computer Management) D.C.A. (Diploma in Computer Applications) D.C.E. (Diploma in Computer Engineering) D.C.S. (Diploma in Computer Science)

With the infotech boom, hundreds of private computer institutes have opened up across the country. The courses conducted by these institutions range from computer fundamentals to advanced computer languages. However there are no standards of teaching and course content and the quality of students differs considerably from institute to institute. Department of Electronics Accreditation of Computer Courses (DOEACC) Under this scheme there are four level of courses. These are : "O" Level - Foundation Level This would certify the candidate's competence as a programmer assistant or equivalent level. It is visualised as the lowest rung and the course, and should be at least a full-time one-year course. Students from accredited institutes can apply for this examination after completing their 101 Level course if they have 10+2 or I.T.I. certificate equivalent qualification.

Direct applicants need one year relevant experience (which signifies job experience in information Technology (IT) including teaching in a recognised institution) or a pass in the NCVT-DP & CS (Data Preparation and Computer software) Examination, besides 10+2 or equivalent qualification. 'A' level (advanced diploma level) This will give proof of the candidate's skills as a programmer. It should be equivalent to full-time studies of an average student for a year. Those who have done 'O' level and graduation followed by an accredited "A" level course are eligible. In the case of direct applicants, candidates with 'O' level and graduation and with one year relevant experience are eligible. A Government recognised polytechnic engineering diploma + A level course fulfils the eligibility. 'B' level (Graduate level) This will give certification to the candidate for proficiency as a systems analyst or software designer or engineer as the case may be. The course duration at the approved institute should be equivalent to a three year, full-time course. Graduates and government recognised polytechnic diploma holders. 'B' Level candidates who have completed the accredited 'B' Level course are eligible. In case of direct applicants, students with Level 'A' followed by two years) relevant experience and graduates with three years relevant experience are eligible.

Governments recognised PPDCA / PGDCA accords exemption from some courses. 'C' Ievel (master degree level) This will recognise the candidates proficiency as a systems manager. The course duration at the recognised institute should be equivalent to a full-time 18 months course. Candidates with Level 'B' or B.Tech./B.E./M.C.A./M.Sc./Master's degree (in maths/statistics/operations re-search)/M.B.A. (after B.Sc./B.A. with Maths) followed by an accredited 'C' Level course are eligible. In case of direct applicants, candidate with Level 'B'/B.Tech/ B.E' /M.C.A./Master's degree (in Maths/ GATE (computer) Statistics/ Operation Research)/M.B.A. (after B.SC., B.A. with Maths) followed by 18 months relevant experience in each case are eligible. Registration is a prerequisite for taking the examination. At any point of time, a candidate can register only at one level. The registration is valid for five years.

Contact Address- DOEACC Control Centre, c/o Manpower Development Division, Department of Electronics, Electronics Niketan (2nd Floor), 6 Lodhi Road, CGO Complex, New Delhi.

Industry Certified Courses Global infotech majors including Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco, IBM etc have come out with their own certification programs which provide an indicator of the proficiency levels of candidates with those certifications and are recognised world wide. The certifications from Microsoft include MCSE - Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer MCP - Microsoft Certified Professionals MCSD - Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer. Microsoft has authorised several computer institutes to provide training for these certifications and the examination is conducted by Microsoft itself. Candidates who are successful in the test are globally recognised as proficient in the corresponding Microsoft technologies. Similar certifications are also offered by other companies.

Q3.What is the Nature of Jobs ?
A3. Introduction With the advent of the PC the information technology industry underwent a quantum change. Suddenly computers were all pervasive and work automation took off in a big way. The software revolution totally changed the way we work. Availability of cheap and easy to use software packages increased productivity levels manifold. Probably no sector is untouched by information technology. Manufacturing, Finance, Banking, Marketing, Entertainment, Education and several other fields are reaping the benefits of I.T. As a result the I.T industry employs not only staff trained in computers but also professionals from all other fields which could also be non-technical in nature. The rapid development of technologies such as networking, multimedia and the Internet have created totally new job categories where none existed a few years ago. This sector is also the one that is witnessing the fastest growth and change rate. New software and techniques come out every month and professionals have to keep pace with the rapid advancements. The hardcore technical jobs in the IT industry can broadly be classified as hardware jobs and software jobs. Non technical jobs include functional expert consultants, web designers, data entry professionals etc. Hardware Jobs Software Jobs Specialised Jobs Internet Related Jobs Multimedia Jobs

Q4 What is the remuneration in each field?
A4. Hardware Jobs Remuneration - Rs. (per annum) VLSI Design Engineers 1,20,000 upwards Production 60,000 – 3,00,000 Maintenance 36,000 – 96,000 Networking 72,000 upwards (entry level) Software Jobs Programmers 84,000 – 3,00,000 (entry level) Project Leaders 2,00,000 – 6,00,000 System Analysts 3,00,000 upwards Senior Managers 4,00,000 upwards Specialised Applications CAD/CAM 72,000 – 2,40,000 ERP 2,40,000 upwards Internet Related Webmasters 1,20,000 upwards (entry level) Web Designers 84,000 upwards (entry level) Web Application Developers 1,20,000 upwards (entry level) Multimedia DTP operators 30,000 upwards (entry level) Computer Animators 60,000 upwards (entry level) CD-ROM developers 96,000 upwards (entry level) Video/Audio Editors 84,000 upwards (entry level)

Q5.What are the Emerging Technologies ?
A5.E-commerce The Internet revolution is sweeping the world and is changing the way companies traditionally dealt with customers. Now customers can compare and shop without moving out of their homes by using the Internet. Electronic commerce relates to all commercial transactions that take place through the Internet. It is estimated that the quantum of e-commerce will jump to 400 billion US dollars by the year 2001. In order to enter this field, in addition to a basic degree in computer science/engineering one must have sound knowledge of software used in the front end such as Java, DHTML, Visual basic etc, the backend which is generally databases such as Oracle and SQL server as well as networking and web server maintenance. In addition an understanding of business transactions is also essential.

Supply Chain Management In any industry there are lot of vendors providing various material inputs used in final production. On the distribution side there are channels comprising of wholesalers, distributors and retailers. Supply chain management software cuts down the time taken for the supplies to arrive from the vendor and reduces the inventory levels thus cutting cost. On the marketing side, it ensures that products reach the end customers in time to fulfill their demand.

Customer Relationship Management Companies offering products and services have to deal with a number of customers. Customer relationship management software provides a record of all previous dealings with customers so that the company personnel can take the right decision while dealing with them.

Q6.What is the Future Scenario ?
A6.According to leading reports, Indian software industry is set to achieve a turnover of 10 billion dollars by the year 2005. The projected demand for trained I.T. professionals is estimated at over 400,000 per year. There is a clear imbalance between the demand and supply of IT professionals with the result that this sector offers one of the highest remuneration packages. With the Internet rapidly changing the way we live, shop, entertain and work there is a tremendous scope for entrepreneurs with radical new in this field.

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