Computer Engineering is a wide term that covers a range of intertwined professions. The broader branches are Hardware Engineering, Software Engineering and Network Engineering.
What roles can they offer?
- Software Engineers deal with computer programming, software development, Smartphone applications in general.
- Hardware Engineers deal with designing and maintaining physical products.
- Network Engineers do the designing and maintenance of systems and networks.
Students may choose any of these branches and pursue their career according to their interest that is offered in top engineering colleges in Haryana.
However, the IT – Industry is ever-expanding, with new fields of study, technologies and trends appearing daily rather than annually. Both software and hardware professionals are employed by businesses which come from all fields. Few of the fastest growing fields are Cloud Computing, Information Security and Data Science.
Cloud Computing role, market and career potential
Cloud computing is the latest fast-growing technology that uses the network of remote servers to manage, process and store data in place of a local network server or personal computers.
According to Zinnov (top-rated research firm), by the year 2020, spending on cloud computing in India may cross $10 billion. Also according to Oracle prediction, in India, 60% of IT organizations will move their systems management to the cloud.
Job roles offered in Industry at Entry Level (0-1 yrs exp) are Cloud Architect, Cloud Engineer, Data Centre Technician, Remote Desktop Engineer, and Cloud Security Specialist with an average salary range from INR 200,000-500,000.
Job roles offered in Industry at Mid-Level (3–5 yrs exp) are Sr. Cloud Architect, Sr. Cloud Engineer Manager–Cloud Technology, Data Centre Engineer, Cloud Provisioning Engineer, and Security Engineer with an average salary range from INR 500,000-800,000.
Job roles offered in Industry at Senior Level (5+ yrs exp) are Cloud Consultant, Manager–Cloud Technology, Data Centre Manager, Sr. Data Centre Manager, and Manager–Cloud Security with an average salary range from INR 800,000+.
There are few top engineering colleges in Gurgaon that offers B.Tech. in cloud computing.
Information Security role, market and career potential
Another area in fast-growing IT industry is Information Security. With pacing growth of digital technology across the world, the problem of data security is also increasing at every level of businesses. So information security has evolved as a lucrative career opportunity and essential part too.
According to Gartner, by the year 2020 the market worth for information security will be $ 170 billion. According to Ÿ Michael Brown (CEO at Symantec) the demand for cybersecurity professionals is set to increase and can reach up to 6 million job openings by the year 2020. According to R. Chandrasekhar (NASSCOM President) India has just about 50,000 cybersecurity professionals however by the year 2020 there is need of at least one million skilled cybersecurity professionals.
Job roles offered in Industry at Entry Level (0-1 yrs exp) are Information Security Executive, Malware Analyst, Data Centre Technician, Junior Penetration Tester, Database Manager–IT Security, and Junior Cyber Forensic Analyst with an average salary range from INR 200,000-500,000.
Job roles offered in Industry at Mid-Level (3–5 yrs exp) are Sr. Information Security Officer, Sr. Malware Analyst, Data Centre Engineer, Penetration Tester, Network and Database, and Manager –IT Security Cyber Forensic Analyst with an average salary range from INR 500,000-800,000.
Job roles offered in Industry at Senior Level (5+ yrs exp) are CloChief Information Security Officer, Manager–Anti Virus Development, Data Centre Manager, Ethical Hacker, Data Centre Security Engineer, and Cyber Forensic Investigator with an average salary range from INR 800,000+.
A new-age of dual specialization engineering programme B.Tech in Cloud Technology and Information Security is offered at Ansal University. The programme is designed with the help of subject matter experts of IT industry. It aims to prepare students to pursue a successful career in the current and future IT industry as well as non – IT sectors.
Data Science role, market and career potential
Data Science is a multidisciplinary field that combines scientific processes, methods, algorithms and systems to gain knowledge from data in any form (structured or unstructured). Organizations are highly dependent on IT today for its day-to-day operations and with the usage of IT devices data is being generated in vast scale. The fact that the vast volumes of data generated can be analyzed to make informed business decisions has led to the birth of data science, a domain which makes use of technical methods and tools to draw insights from vast data. Data science professionals are among the highest paid in the industry today. With more and more companies realizing the impact of data science in the business world, there is rising demand for professionals who have the knowledge and skills to support leaders in making crucial decisions.
NASSCOM estimated that by the year 2025, the big data analytics market will be worth $16 billion growing eight-fold from its market worth in 2016. According to The New Indian Express report, India will face a shortfall of about 2,00,000 data science professionals by 2018.
Job roles offered in Industry at Entry Level (0-2 yrs exp) are Data Engineer, Citizen Data Scientist, Enterprise Data Analyst, and Machine Learning Engineer with an average salary range from INR 400,000-800,000.
Job roles offered in Industry at Mid-Level (3–5 yrs exp) are Data Management Lead, Data Scientist, Enterprise Sr. Data Analyst, and Sr. Engineer – Machine Learning with an average salary range from INR 600,000-12,00,000.
Job roles offered in Industry at Senior Level (5+ yrs exp) are Data Architect, Lead Data Scientist, Enterprise Data Manager, Technical Lead / Technical and Manager / Project Manager with an average salary range from INR 10, 00,000+.
The ever-growing need for programmes has motivated many Engineering colleges to offer B.Tech CSE Data Science programme. Ansal University, Gurgaon offers this exclusive programme which is created with inputs from industry veterans.