M.Tech in Information Technology vs M.Tech in Computer Science


M.Tech in IT and M.Tech in Computer Science are both popular post graduation programmes in the field of technology. These courses offer good job opportunities to students in areas of software development as well as network engineering. Candidates can choose any of these courses according to their area of interest. Engineering degree in related subjects is the basic educational qualification required to pursue these courses.

Details of Master of Technology in Information Technology

Master of Technology in Information Technology is a two year post graduation course that deals with advanced studies in the field of IT. Candidates who have done graduation in engineering in related subjects are eligible to apply for this course. The course curriculum includes topics such as Information Systems Design, Communication Systems and Networking, Foundations of Computing Systems, and Internet and Web-based Technologies.

Apart from these, candidates will have to take up six electives from a wide variety of subjects such as Embedded Low Power Systems, Object Oriented Systems, Information and System Security and Software Reliability. The course is offered by many of the reputed universities such as IIT’s, NIT’s, Vellore Institute of Technology, Biju Patnaik University of Technology and other premium colleges. Candidates who have completed M.Tech in Information Technology can seek employment as Network Developers, Network Analysts, Design engineers, Protocol Stack Developers, Network Architects, Technical Leaders and Managers.

Details of Master of Technology in Computer Science

Master of Technology in Computer Science is designed to provide advance knowledge in the areas of Advances in Operating Systems, DBMS, Computer Networks and Optical Networks etc. The duration of the course is two years. Engineering Graduates in subjects such as computer Science / Information Science / Telecommunication Engineering/ Electronics & Communication Engineering / Electrical & Electronics Engineering are eligible to apply for this programme.

The course curriculum includes topics such as Discrete Mathematics, Data and File Structures Laboratory, Principles of Programming Languages, Database Management Systems, Automation, Languages and Computation. In addition to this, candidates will have to select seven electives during the course. M.Tech Computer Science graduates can work in areas related to Data mining and Business Intelligence, Multicore processing, Natural Language processing, Image processing, Clustering, and High performance computing. IBM, Cognizant Technologies, Microsoft, HP, Tata Consultancy, WIPRO, Oracle are the major recruiters in this field.

Which course is better?

Both courses have their own merits. M.Tech in Information Technology is for candidates who wish to have a career in Network Architecture and protocol designing.  Candidates can work as Network administrators, Systems administrators and Telecommunications specialists. M.Tech in Computer Science on the other hand provides job opportunities in Data Mining and Business Intelligence. They can start career as systems designer, software developer, programmer analyst, computer programmer and web developer.



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One Response to “M.Tech in Information Technology vs M.Tech in Computer Science”

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    am a graduate in BE computer science and passed out in the year 2011 and competed .net course and worked in a company only 4 months and I left because low salary and now I joined Mtech in computer science Can I get a job in company side or in abroad but my percentage in BE is 53