After the gates of liberalisation opened in India, it brought with it a new revolution in the field of information technology. And to meet the demands created by this revolution by the year 2000, India had churned out some of the best professionals in this sector. As the demand keeps on rising, Indians too are prepared to give their best foot forward. The sector too has widened its horizons and many more opportunities are knocking at the door in India. Though some hindrances were brought with the recent recession but it was soon dealt with. However, the scenario transformed fast. New avenues such as the promising BPO (business process outsourcing), PPO (People to people Outsourcing) and KPO (knowledge process outsourcing) sectors along with the traditional sectors helped the IT industry to get back on track and grow tremendously. In the last few years, people have left their jobs in other engineering streams and joined the software bandwagon. Even then, India faces a huge scarcity of software professionals as per the recent NASSCOM survey. In fact, the year 2010 is to see the demand and supply gap as wide as half a million jobs.
While a degree in technology is advisable for making a successful career, it is not a pre-requisite for the computers and IT field.
Presence of many certificate, diploma and degree courses ensures that a person can get into this line without much difficulty. Along with the educational qualifications, there is a need to constantly upgrade your skills. To stay in touch with the latest upgradations, a professional in this stream needs to ensure that he/she is continually educating himself and is training to have a dynamic career path. This is one stream where up-to-date knowledge is the only sure shot formula for reaching new heights.
Some of the Key Avenues to look for in this sector are:
Web Designing and Content Writing: The Internet has revolutionalised the content sharing capacity of the person. Be it any subject or any topic in the world, it has a significant presence on the World Wide Web. And to cater to this wide spectrum, ample opportunities are available in the field of web designing and content writing. Apart from the regular jobs, freelancing has also emerged as a viable option for those who want to earn a little more for their pockets. The more creative a person is, better will be his/her package. And if you want to be an entrepreneur, then also the Net offers a lot many options. All you need to have is an idea. There is no dearth of opportunities in this segment for people who are willing to work.
Game Developer: It is said that one should do what one likes and video games are something that has fans all over the world. And if you too are a game enthusiast and have a flair for technical know how, then this segment is the best for you to work in. Apart from the flexible working hours and relaxed working environment, it pays you to do what you like to do. But being in this sector is not only fun, a developer has to be constantly on his toes to produce new games. New challenges wait at every part of designing the game. As it happens in other art forms, while designing the game too, the developer needs to keep his creative mind active by planningthe story line, graphics, characters, its user friendliness, etc.
Hardware and Networking: Though computers have become an integral part of our lives but knowing all about them and managing them is not a child’s play. This is when hardware developers make their way into the scene. Professionals who are experts with the physical parts of the computer are known as hardware engineers. On the other hand, networking professionals link a group of two or more computer systems for sharing data and information. While various diplomas and degrees are available to suffice the educational qualifications for being a hardware engineer; for networking, a diploma or degree in computer science, electrical, electronics or telecommunications holds good. Job opportunities are available in various MNCs, call centers, software companies, call centers, telecom companies, BPO companies and hardware repair shops. Companies employ on the basis of the skill set and qualification of the candidates. One can also start their own business ventures in the field of maintenance and assembling of computers.
Blogging: For those who want to voice their opinions, blogging has become the right sword. Created in minutes, this gives ample of opportunity to say what you feel about anything and everything. All one needs to do is to be cognizant of your audiences need and create the right impression. The more clicks your blog receives better will be the chances to earn revenue from it. Though it is easy to form a blog, it is very important to keep it updated with latest writings. What makes blogging popular is that even a layman can earn from his blog and there is no need of getting into the intricacies of web designers or technical gurus.
Hacking: Hacking is a crime? Think again! With crimes on net increasing by the day, more and more corporate companies are employing ethical hackers to safe guard their websites. Also the demand is increasing for freelance consultants in this stream. Again passion to crack difficult cases is what drives youngsters to this career. Thinking on the toes and strong grasp of the basics are some of the essential skills for a successful hacker.
Along with these there are many other opportunities in this sector. Teaching, freelancing and entrepreneurship are some of the options that have empowered people to think of going beyond the set patterns. And with times changing swiftly, there will be no dearth of options for those who are willing to work and make a mark for themselves.
MAT test pattern
MAT exam structure
Like us on :