A Refined Version of the Vast Computer Science Courses Available for UG/PG Students
We often hear a lot of parents/guardians saying, “my son/daughter is a Computer Science (CS) student”, but how far are we precise about what a student really studies in CS subject? Rationally speaking, very less indeed! CS is a vast subject, but a universally accepted one, which makes anybody who studies even remotely related to computers claim them to be a CS student. So, let us here see the real course opportunities available under Computer Science and Information Technology streams.
Computer Science Courses
Sure, this is a going to be quite a long list, but happy there are such wide openings for students coming to college with aspiration and dream to computers.
The two main courses as far CS department is concerned include B.Sc Computer Science and BCA (Bachelor of Computer Applications). There is both under graduation and post graduation level in both these CS courses and students from any degree in 10+2 can choose to apply for CS courses, provided they meet the mark eligibility by the concerned management.
Students who have a pre planned perfect firm aim about their future graduations to be of computers will find the integrated MCA course to be ideal, which comprises of a total of 5 years (similar to any UG and PG course), but can be obtained as a dual degree.
If you really do a good research, you can also find universities that give lateral entry chance for students who want to pursue MCA after BCA as their under graduation course, thereby entering directly to the 2nd year of MCA, saving one year. This also applies for B.Sc Information Technology.
Course Vs Career in Computers
How far the career scope for the CS students is today or how far is the syllabus focusing on developing the skills of a student to be eligible for a reputed computer career today? Decades before, graduation in MCA was enough to get a reputed job in a prominent IT company, but today skills matter the most than qualification. So, the education system has seen some remote changes to equip the basic skills of a student than just making them a degree holder. The course is structured so as to integrate highly advanced technical skills and theoretical explanations to cater all needs in the growing computers industry today.
Specializations in CS
There are many specializations that one can do related to CS subject in form of diplomas and certification programs. The specializations can be anything related to computer, including Network Technology and Management, Hardware Technology, Programming, CCNA, Dot NET, main frame, server (Windows/Linux), wired and wireless communication systems, LAN, WLAN, network security and data storage management.
Where to Study Computers
The choice of universities and institutes are plenty, but remember to make a wise choice, because the exposure you get during your curriculum has real time values for your career development.
What is very important is to keep you updated always to sustain in this fast growing, speed developing computer field.