Last Updated on July 29, 2023 by Vishnu Nambiar
Are you looking for a job oriented IT program? If yes, this article will be of help to you. We will have an in-depth analysis of BIT (Bachelor of Information Technology) course in this article. Topics covered are – course details, eligibility, admission, colleges, syllabus, fees, careers and salary.
As I mentioned before, BIT stands for Bachelor of Information Technology. It is a job oriented IT course. The academic program is 3 years long. Students who have completed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects are eligible to pursue this academic program. Here’s an overview of BIT course –
- Name of the course: BIT (Bachelor of Information Technology)
- Type of course: Bachelor’s Degree course
- Duration: 3 years
- Eligibility: 10+2 passed (with PCM subjects) from a recognized board
What’s BIT course all about? What’s the course content like? What’s the scope associated with this field? You will find answers to these questions in the next paragraph.
BIT Course: Basic Details
As the name suggests, this course focuses on IT (Information Technology) and its allied areas. The main aim of this academic program is to train students about IT and its allied fields. The course is known to churn out skilled IT professionals. This academic program is a good alternative to other IT programs such as B.Sc. IT, B.E./B.Tech. IT and Diploma in IT. IT is all about storage, protection, transmission, retrieval and conversion of information. Information systems are used to perform the above mentioned tasks. Information systems are made up of hardware, software, networks and databases. BIT course trains students to manage, design, test, develop and operate information systems. In short, the course trains students and turns them into skilled IT professionals! Let us take a closer look at the course details. Here they are –
Type of course
BIT is an undergraduate level Bachelor’s Degree course.
The academic program is 3 years long. Each year consists of 2 semesters. The entire program is made up of 6 semesters.
Completed 10+2 (with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects) from a recognized board.
There exists many Government and Private colleges across India offering this course. Government colleges charge relatively lower fees than their private counterparts.
Reputed institutes rely on merit based admission process. Such institutes make use of relevant entrance test to select deserving candidates. Some institutes are also known to conduct their own qualifying test in order to select deserving candidates.
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Some other institutes are also known to conduct direct as well as donation based admission process.
Here are some of the important subjects present in BIT curriculum –
- Data Structure
- Database Management System
- Logic Design and Structure
- File Structure
- Operating System
- Programming in C Language
- Business Information Systems
- Object Oriented Programming using C++
- Data Communication
- Programming using Java
- Computer Graphics and Multimedia
- Computer Networks
- Software Engineering
- Information Management
- Web Scripting and Technology
- Data Mining
- Project Management
- Data Compression
- Java (Advanced)
- Algorithm Design
Fees charged for the academic program may vary from one institute to another. Course fees depends upon the following factors –
- Type of institute (Government, Private, Aided etc)
- Location of the college
- Status and rating of the college
- Scholarship status (of student, if applicable)
Government colleges are known to charge low fees. Average fees in private colleges could be anywhere between 50-100K INR per semester.
PG courses and higher studies
After completing BIT course, graduates may take up a job or go for higher studies. Some of the notable PG courses are –
- MIT (Master of Information Technology)
- Relevant MBA programs
- Relevant M.Sc. programs
- Relevant M.Tech. programs
- Relevant PG Diploma programs
- Relevant PG Certificate programs
These days, IT sector is so well evolved that it is directly or indirectly influencing the working of various other sectors and industries. IT sector acts as a supporting figure for various sectors such as healthcare, aviation, education, manufacturing sector, telecommunications sector, various Government initiatives and Departments etc. Graduates may take up following job posts in the above mentioned sectors-
- Web Developer and Designer
- Data Security Officer
- Database Manager
- Software Developer
- Information Technology Engineer
The startup scenario also recruits talented IT professionals. So, those who are looking for a creative and challenging work environment may land a job in the startup sector. One may also use IT skills and start their own venture or even a consultancy firm also. But starting a consultancy business will require one to have good work experience first!
Starting salary of an IT professional depends upon a number of factors. Some of the prominent factors are –
- Institute from which the candidate completed the course
- Level of education (UG, PG etc)
- His/her specialization
- The domain he/she has chosen
- Job location
On an average, starting salary could be anywhere between 25-50K INR per month. In case of a Government job, the salary will be as per the pay scale and grade.
I am Vishnu Nambiar a career and educational blogger from India. I am also a full time educational consultant having more than 12 years of experience in the educational sector.
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