Last Updated on July 28, 2023 by Vishnu Nambiar
This article is all about B.Sc. IT course. B.Sc. IT stands for Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. In this article, we will analyze this professional course. We will cover details such as- basic course details, advantages of pursuing this course, eligibility criteria, courses to do after B.Sc. IT, scope associated with this field and career prospects. Before we head to the above mentioned details, let me tell you some interesting facts about this course. B.Sc. programs have been offered by Colleges across India since a long time! But, Information Technology program is a relatively new entrant, when compared to other traditional B.Sc. programs. This is a 3 years long program.
Here is a quick overview of B.Sc. IT course –
|Name of the course
|B.Sc. IT (Information Technology)
|Type of course
|Bachelor of Science
|Completed 12th Science with PCM subjects
B.Sc. Information Technology: Basic course details
It is a 3 years long Undergraduate program. Students may pursue this program after completing their 12th Science stream schooling from a recognized board. As the name suggests, this program revolves around the field of Information Technology. B.Sc. IT course, on many fronts, is similar to IT Engineering program also!
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Basically, Information Technology, and thus B.Sc. IT, is all about storing, processing, securing and managing Information. Information Databases, Networks, software development & testing and programming etc are some of the very important topics that one will come across in this B.Sc. program.
There exists different types of Information Technology courses in India. These courses can be classified into different types on the basis of factors such as – academic level and format of the course.
Some such notable course formats include – B.E., B.Tech., Bachelor’s Degree, B.Sc., PG Diploma, M.E., M.Tech., M.Sc., PG Certificate, PhD etc. The academic levels can be broadly classified into the following types – UG (undergraduate), PG (Postgraduate) and Doctoral Degree.
Where does B.Sc. IT course stands in terms of academic level and course format, you may ask. Let us check out the course format first. It is a B.Sc. program. B.Sc. stands for Bachelor of Science. Thus, it is a Bachelor of Science Degree course.
Let us check out the academic level now. B.Sc. IT course belongs to the undergraduate level. In short, it is an undergraduate level Bachelor of Science course.
B.Sc. IT program will train you in different areas of Information Technology. As I mentioned before, IT sector revolves around main aspects such as – networks, OS, relevant software, database management, data sets, hardware, programming, information security etc. B.Sc. IT curriculum covers these subjects/topics.
IT is a broad field. This sector consists of different types of sub-branches such as – information security, DBMS, IT project management, IT system maintenance, hardware and networking etc. B.Sc. IT program does deal with these sub-branches. But if you want to specialize in one such sub-branch, you may rely on relevant M.Sc., PG Diploma or PG Certificate program!
Skilled IT professionals are in huge demand these days. IT sector has applications in different domains. Some such domains include – banking, E-Commerce, entertainment, governance, healthcare, business etc. In short, IT systems play an important role in our day to day lives.
Looking from career prospects’ point of view, B.Sc. IT program won’t disappoint you! Will I get a good job after completing this course, you may ask. The type of job you’ll get depends upon factors such as – the college from which you will pass out, your academic performance and your aptitude.
For example – students who complete B.Sc. IT course from a premier college will get better job offers and salary. Students passing out from low ranking colleges usually settle for low paying jobs!
As I mentioned before, this course’s duration is of 3 years. This duration is divided into 6 semesters. Students will have to face different sets of subjects and exams during these 6 semesters. Let us check out some important subjects that are taught during each of these 6 semesters –
B.Sc. IT Syllabus
1st semester subjects
- Communication Skills– Important topics covered- Grammar, Communication skills, essay writing, letter writing, vocabulary, translation and comprehension.
- Problem Solving Methodologies and Programming in C– Important topics covered- pre programming techniques, Introduction to C Language, Control Structures, Header files & Library functions, User defined functions, Arrays and Structures.
- Foundation of Information Technology– Important topics covered- Concepts in Information and Processing, Introduction to Computers, Computer peripherals, Computer language and OS, Binary & Arithmetic Code and Internet Technology & World Wide Web.
- Foundation of Mathematics and Statistics– Important topics covered- Matrices, Linear systems of equation, Interpolation, Integration, Differential Equations, Chart and Curve, Linear Programming problem, Correlation and Regression and Curve Fitting.
2nd semester subjects
- Advanced C and Data Structure– Important topics covered- Pointer, UDF, Searching and Sorting techniques, Data file handling, Data Structure, Stack, Queue, Linked List and Tree.
- DBMS– Important topics covered- DBMS Concepts, Introduction to FoxPro, Database file commands, File handling commands, Library functions, Set command, Input/Output Initializing, Looping Commands, Procedure related commands and Conditional & Branching commands.
- Computer Organization and Architecture– Important topics covered- Digital Logic Circuits, Digital Component, Data representation, Central processing unit, Input-Output Organization.
- SAD&SE– Important topics covered- Project selection, Requirement analysis, Structured analysis, Design of files, Software design, Software Engineering, Software testing and Software management.
3rd semester subjects
- Operating System– Important topics covered- Processes, Deadlock, Memory Management, File System and Input-Output.
- Object Oriented Programming with C++– Important topics covered- Principles of Object Oriented Programming, Tokens, Expressions, Control Statements, Functions in C++, Classes and Objects, Inheritance, Constructor and Destructor, Pointer, Virtual functions and Polymorphism, Console I/O operations, exception handling and working with files.
- Programming with Visual Basic– Important topics covered- Visual Environment, Multiple form, MDI, Procedure, Functions, Menus, Library Function and Visual Basic Data tools.
4th semester subjects
- Application Development– Important topics covered- PHP and MySQL.
- RDBMS using Oracle– Important topics covered- SQL, SQL Plus, Managing tables and data, Oracle DB objects, Data control and Transaction control command, Oracle Database structure and Backup & recovery.
- Introduction to Java– Important topics covered- Basics, Concepts of class, packages, Networking, Multi threading and Exception handling, Applets, Event handling and Swing.
- Computer Network Technology– Important topics covered- Network layer, Network layer protocols, Transport layer, Application layer, Multimedia networking and Wireless and Broadband Networks.
5th semester subjects
- Programming with C# and .NET languages– Important topics covered- .NET Framework, Programming with C#, Working with GUI, OOP and Database Programming with ADO.NET.
- Advanced Java Programming– Important topics covered- Distributed Computing using RMI, Database Programming using JDBC, J2EE Platform and Servlet Programming.
- Software Quality Assurance and Project Management– Important topics covered- Concepts of Quality Assurance, Software Testing, Verification and Validation, Automated Testing, Project Economics and Project Scheduling and Tracking.
6th semester subjects
- Programming with ASP.NET– Important topics covered- Framework and Web Contents, Validation and State Management, ADO.NET and Database, XML, Web Application and Configuration.
- SQL Server– Important topics covered- Configuration of SQL Server, Roles of DBA, Fundamentals of Indexes, Backup Fundamentals, Fundamentals of Restore, Transaction and Locking Mechanism.
- Network Management and Information Security– Important topics covered- Information Security, Network management, Network security, Identification and Authentication, Cryptography and Internet Security.
Those were some very important subjects and topics that one will come across while pursuing B.Sc. IT program. Let us now focus on the eligibility criteria that one needs to satisfy to be considered eligible to pursue this course.
B.Sc. IT course is three years long. Each academic year is divided into two semesters. Each semester is six months long. You may also check – B.Sc. Computer Science.
Science colleges across India are known to offer B.Sc. IT course. Based on the entity that owns the college, IT colleges in India can be broadly classified into two types – Govt colleges and private colleges.
Private colleges are also known as self-financing colleges. Private charitable or educational trusts operate these colleges. Due to private ownership, they are able to charge relatively higher tuition fees.
On the other hand, Govt IT colleges are operated by relevant wing/department of the State or Central Government. Due to Government ownership, these colleges are able to provide subsidized education to its students. Yes, Govt colleges charge relatively lower tuition fees.
Here’s the list of popular B.Sc. IT Colleges in India –
- Nirma University
- Parul University
- Mumbai University
- Delhi University
- University of Calicut
- RK University
- ITM University
- Amity University
- Manipal University
- Symbiosis International
- Dr DY Patil University
- Manavrachna University
- Auro University
- Kerala University
- Down Town University (Assam)
- Himalayan University
- Rai University
- DIT University
- Sharda University
- Jain University
- Christ University
If you want to secure admission into a good college, you must crack relevant selection test/entrance test/interview. Such tests and conducted at the following levels – State/College/National.
Reputed institutes follow merit based admission process. Under this system of admission, seats are distributed among deserving candidates on the basis of their performance in relevant selection test/entrance test/interview.
These tests, exams or interviews facilitate merit based admission process. Some colleges are also known to conduct direct admission process. Under this scheme, vacant seats are allotted to eligible candidates on the basis of first come, first served basis. Some colleges also have few ‘management quota’ seats. These seats are filled up through donation or NRI quota admission.
Tuition fees depends upon the following factors – type of college (Government or self-financing), scholarship status of the student, rating of the college etc. On an average, tuition fees could be anywhere between 50-120K INR per year.
Advantages of pursuing B.Sc. IT
It is a job oriented course that caters to the needs of the IT Industry. IT Industry has had its phases of gloom. Still, the sector has been growing in the recent past. Many IT parks and Hubs are being introduced across many Indian states. So, under such circumstances, going for B.Sc. IT will help one acquire sound IT skills that will help him/her land a decent job in the IT sector. Thanks to the arrival of Digital India and Tech Startup culture, IT professionals’ demand is once again on the rise!
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Also, going for B.Sc. course over IT Engineering will help one save a year too! Moreover, this B.Sc. Degree could act like a platform from where one may go for further studies and this enhance one’s qualifications. For example, one may go for MBA/M Sc etc and improve one’s qualifications and thus value!
Who will benefit from this program?
Candidates who want to build a decent career will benefit from B.Sc. IT program. Are you passionate about computers and IT systems? Are you interested in doing an office-based job working on networks, IT systems and software? If yes, this program will be of help to you. Meanwhile, you may also take a look at relevant programs such as – B.E. or B.Tech. in IT Engineering, Bachelor of Information Technology, BCA, B.Sc. Computer Science etc.
B.Sc. IT program will help you take your first step towards a career in IT sector. In order to achieve career growth, you may go for relevant PG courses such as – M.Sc., PG Diploma programs or MBA!
Courses to do after B.Sc. IT
Going for M.Sc. After finishing B.Sc. is the first and best option. After M.Sc. one could also go for PhD program too! Another course that one could go for is MBA. It will instill Business and Management skills too and thus will help one enhance one’s qualifications and value! If it is Legal Education that one is interested in, one may go for LL.B. course.
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Scope, Salary and Job Opportunities
These days, when it comes to any IT course (be it B.Sc. or BE/B Tech), students are a bit skeptic about its scope and the career prospects associated with it. Especially keeping in mind the things that occurred within the IT Industry after the recession, they are right to a certain extent. But the fact is that IT is still a field that boasts a healthy growth rate. IT graduates will have no trouble in landing decent jobs as long as they pursue IT courses from reputed Colleges/Institutes/Universities. Starting salary in general is around 15-30k Rupees per month.
Some common job opportunities and posts available in front of Graduates are-
- IT Engineer
- Associate Engineer
- Systems Manager/Engineer
- Database Manager
- Database Security Professional
- Software Developer
- Software Tester
Talking about job opportunities, IT Industry itself is the prime recruiter. Apart from it, the Telecom Industry is also a well known recruiter. The startup scenario is also heating up with lots of new startup companies being formed each day. IT professionals are required by these startups to function smoothly. So, it is safe to say that IT graduates may find jobs in this sector also. These days, IT directly or indirectly influences many areas of life, ranging from transportation to healthcare! So, in all these sectors, B.Sc. IT graduates may find decent jobs! Also, using their skills, IT graduates may also start up on their own. Programming, Web designing, Software designing etc are some skills, using which, one may start one’s own venture/freelance service/consultation service.
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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