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Computer Science engineering as career option in India

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If we go by the placement record of engineering colleges, computer science is the stream which is leading all the charts with jaw dropping packages that are offered to computer engineers from prestigious companies like Google, Microsoft, adobe, Facebook and many more. So if you want to become a computer science engineer and you have that spark in you than go for it

All about Computer Science engineering

Computer Science engineering is a stream which deals with design, implementation, and management of information system of both software & hardware processes. A computer science engineer specializes in theory of computation and design of computational systems.

Computer Science engineering is amalgamation of various disciplines such as Information Technology, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Software Design, etc. The engineers are mainly involved in the development of software and hardware systems of various aspects of computing

Area of specialisation

Database management, IT, embedded systems, Telecommunication, computer hardware & software implementation & maintenance, multimedia, web designing, gaming, and almost all other industries in this sector.

Eligibility criteria

Aspirants of Computer Science Engineering must have appeared in 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as core subjects. They have to appear for various Engineering Entrance Exams such as JEE (for IIT, NITs, IIITs, CFTIs and SFTIs), BITSAT (for BITS) and VITEEE (for VIT University) to name a few. On the basis of their performance and counselling, the candidates are allocated the engineering branch.

Also see Top engineering entrance exams

Core subjects in Computer Science

Core subjects in Computer Science for various universities are listed below

  1. C Programming
  2. Data Structures
  3. Introduction about basic computer hardware/ troubleshoot
  4. Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms
  5. Computer Organization
  6. Data Base Management Systems
  7. OOPS Through Java
  8. Computer Graphics
  9. Micro-Processors and interfacing
  10. Software Engineering
  11. Optimization Techniques
  12. Automata and Compiler Design
  13. UNIX Programming
  14. Object Oriented Analysis and Design
  15. Operating System
  16. UML
  17. Computer Networks
  18. Systems Programming
  19. Advanced Computer Architecture
  20. Web Technologies
  21. Multimedia and Application Development
  22. Computer Systems Maintenance
  23. Information Security
  24. Human Computer Interface
  25. Distributed Databases
  26. Mobile computing
  27. Data warehousing and Data Mining
  28. Software Testing Methodologies

Top engineering colleges for computer science engineering

  1. All IIT’s and NIT’s
  2. BITS-Pilani
  3. Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology
  4. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad
  5. Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology
  6. Manipal Institute of Technology
  7. Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute
  8. Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology
  9. Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science
  10. VIT University, Vellore
  11. Malaviya National Institute of Technology, MNIT
  12. PEC University of Technology
  13. Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology
  14. Indian School of Mines
  15. ISM, College of Engineering Pune

Job profile of computer science engineer

Computer Programmer:

As a programmer a person's primary task is to "write code".

Systems Analyst:

The responsibilities assigned to the Systems Analyst involve areas of analysis and algorithm development as well as coding.

Software Engineer:

A software engineer uses formal methodologies to help ensure that programs are reliable, maintainable and do what they are supposed to do.


Consultants design and implement software similar to the above categories.

Key recruiters

HCL, Amazon, Wipro, Facebook, Flipkart, Google , Microsoft, Ola Cabs, Cisco, Meru cabs, Oracle, Snapdeal , American express, IBM, Accenture, Yahoo, McAfee, Rediff, TCS, Ebay , Adobe, Infosys, Myntra, Apple Inc, Intel, etc.

This article has compiled information from various sources to make our subscribers aware of prospects and scope of Computer science and Engineering as career option in India with a hope to help our subscribers in choosing their desired field of computer science and Engineering as a profession.