Career Prospects for Computer Science Engineers


Computer Science engineers have numerous career opportunities in areas like IT and ITES firms, Research Sector and Communication industry. In private sector, they can work in top firms like Infosys, TCS, IBM India, etc. In Government sector they can work in some of the reputed firms like NTPC, ONGC, ISRO, etc as well as in Colleges. They have a good career scope abroad too where they can work in reputed companies like Philips, Nikon, Acer, etc. They can seek opportunities to work in profiles like Software Developer, Application Developer, Enterprise Architect, etc. in these firms.

Career Avenues for Computer Science engineers in Private Sector

In private sector computer science engineers are mainly recruited in IT and ITES firms. They can also find opportunities in research firms, manufacturing firms, educational institutions etc. They will get a starting remuneration of around Rs 25000 to Rs.30000/- per month in reputed firms. Top firms in the Private sector that recruit Computer Science engineers include:

  • Infosys Technologies
  • Wipro
  • HCL Technologies
  • Microsoft
  • IBM India
  • Intel
  • Accenture
  • HCL Infosystems
  • Matrix Solutions Pvt. Ltd
  • Hewlett-Packard India
  • Cisco Systems India
  • Oracle
  • Mahindra Satyam

These companies provide opportunities for Computer Science engineers to work in the following job profiles.

  • Application Developer
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Processing Departmental Manager
  • Database Manager
  • Computer Systems Specialist Supervisor
  • CGI Special Effects Technician
  • Database Administrator
  • Client-Server Systems Manager

Career Avenues for Computer Science engineers in Public Sector

Government sector provides numerous career openings for these graduates in areas like research, manufacturing, communication etc. In this sector they will get good starting remuneration of around Rs.20000/- per month along with several other perks. They can get promoted to senior positions with experience in the field. Top Government sector firms that recruit these graduates include:

  • Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)
  • Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
  • National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL)
  • Food Corporation of India (FCI)
  • Steel Authority of India (SAIL)
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
  • Indian Railway
  • Airport Authority of India (AAI)
  • Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)

In these firms they usually work in the following job profiles.

  • Desktop Support Engineer
  • Hosting Service Manager
  • IT Support Technician
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Systems Engineer
  • Technical Architect
  • Medical Software
  • SAP ABAP Programmer
  • SAP Systems Manager
  • IT Manager
  • Game Developer
  • Mainframe Systems Manager
  • SAP Project Manager

Career Avenues for Computer Science engineers abroad

Apart from India, these graduates can find good career openings in companies abroad as well. They can find career openings in areas like Information Technology units, research units, etc. Top firms abroad that recruit these graduates include:

  • Samsung, Korea
  • Hitachi, Japan
  • IBM, United States
  • Sanyo, Japan
  • Sony, Japan
  • Philips, Netherlands
  • Siemens, Germany
  • Dell, United States
  • Nikon, Japan
  • LG, Korea
  • Telcel, Mexico
  • Acer, Taiwan

The top most job profiles for Computer science engineers in these firms are

  • Software Developer
  • Network Administrator
  • Programmer Analyst
  • QA Tester
  • Software Tester
  • Network Systems Manager
  • Software marketer
  • Windows Systems Engineer

These graduates will get good exposure in these companies and also good remuneration is offered for these people around Rs.100000/- per month.



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