Updated on Oct 27, 2022 01:03 IST

A degree in Computer Science focuses on the theoretical foundations of computation and information along with taking a practical approach to the applications of computation. If you are looking for a career in IT where you can expect a handsome salary, thrive on intellectual challenge fulfil your fascination of technology, then a course in Computer Science is for you.

A job in the field of Computer Science is highly technical and in high demand. Numerous educational institutes offer a course in Computer Science. With a plethora of options available, students can choose to study specialisations like networking, programming languages, multimedia development, computer security and much more.

Computer Science courses can be completed at Bachelor and Master level. Also, various institutes in the country offer Diploma and Certificate courses in Computer Science.

Required Skillset for Computer Science Course

To build a future in the field of Computer Science one must be tech-savvy. Along with this, the candidate must possess the following skillset:

Analytical Skills

Problem-solving Ability

Creativity

Critical Thinking Ability

Resilience

Technical Skills

Strong Mathematical Skills

Ability to face challenges

Team Player

Patient

Good Logical Skills

Attention to Detail

Strong Memory

Good communication skills

Computer Science: Eligibility Criteria

Undergraduate Level: Candidate seeking admission to Computer Science courses at Undergraduate level should have cleared 10+2 with Science subjects

Master Level: To purse the Computer Science course ay Master Level, Candidates must have completed graduation in BSc (Hons) Computer Science or BSc Applied Physical

Sciences with Mathematics and Computer Science or candidates having completed BSc in Mathematical Science, (10+2+3) scheme with Computer Science and Mathematics are also eligible

Diploma: Candidates must have completed class X with Science as the major subject

Course Curriculum for Computer Science Course

The course curriculum of Computer Science includes the following core subjects and topics: 

Subject

Topics

Design and analysis of algorithms

  • Review of algorithm design techniques like Iterative Techniques and Divide & Conquer through Sorting, Searching and Selection problems
  • Number Theoretic Algorithms
  • String Processing
  • Complexity Theory
  • Review of Lower Bounding techniques
  • Approximation Algorithms
  • Introduction to randomized algorithms
  • Advanced Techniques to analyze algorithms:
  • Graph algorithms
  • Parallel algorithms
  • Geometric algorithms

Information security

  • Cryptography
  • Overview of Security
  • Digital signatures
  • Security Threats
  • Security Mechanisms

Artificial intelligence

  • Introduction: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence applications and techniques, Production systems, control strategies, reasoning - forward and backward chaining
  • Planning
  • Natural language processing
  • Intelligent Agents
  • Uncertainty
  • Searching Techniques and Game Playing
  • Knowledge Representation

Advanced operating systems

  • Process and Processor Management
  • I/O Management
  • Memory Management
  • File Management

Introduction to Computers

  • Evolution of Computers
  • Generation of Computers
  • Mainframe Computers
  • Classification of Computers Analog Digital and Hybrid Computers
  • Super Computers
  • Personal Computers (Different Types) and Terminals (Different Types)
  • Classification of Computers according to size
  • Characteristics of Computers
  • Block Diagram of a Digital Computer
  • Types of OS

Introduction to Number system and codes

  • Different number systems and their conversions (Decimal, Binary, Octal, and Hexadecimal)
  • Floating Point numbers
  • 1 Complement and 2 complement
  • Coding – BCD
  • Gray
  • ASCII

Introduction to Programming Concepts

  • Types of Programming Languages
  • Structured Programming
  • Software
  • Classification of software
  • Algorithms and Flowcharts with Examples
  • Application software and System Software
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Computer Science Job Profiles & Top Recruiters

Once a candidate completes a course in Computer Science, s/he can opt for a profile in any of the following sectors:

Banks

Software Development Companies

Technical Support

Traffic Light Management

Consultancies

System Maintenance

Security and Surveillance Companies

Computers and Related Electronic Equipment Manufactures

Some of the popular job profiles are as follows:

Website Developer: A Website Developer is in charge of the creation and designing of websites. Additionally, a website designer looks into the website technical aspects.

iOS Developer: The task of an iOS Developer is to layout and construct advanced programs for the iOS platform and collaborate with pass-functional groups to outline, layout, and ship new functions

Software Engineer: Software Engineer is liable for figuring out operational feasibility by comparing analysis and proposing resolutions.

Technical Assistant: A Technical Assistant monitors a company computer structure and networks. They can also diagnose hardware and software faults, deploy and configure computer systems, and resolve the technical glitches.

App Developer: An app developer is responsible for developing a mobile applicationfor numerous operating systems. Taking care of the mobile app technical aspects is also the responsibility of an app developer.

Other job profiles include:

Programmer

IT Project Manager

Programmer Analyst

Lecturer

Top Recruiters

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited

Dell

Intel

HCL

Accenture

Oracle

Wipro

Cognizant Technologies Solution

IBM Global Services

Infosys Technologies

FAQs Regarding Computer Science

Q. What is Computer Science?

A. Computer science (CS) is the study of computers and algorithmic processes including their principles, their hardware and software designs, their applications

Q. Why is Computer Science important?

A. Computer Science is a rapidly growing field that develops essential knowledge and skills for today world. Computer Science also cultivates computational thinking, problem-solving skills and creative thinking; foundational learning for all occupations.

Q. What are the courses other than BTech in Computer Science?

A. Other than BTech, candidates can go for BCA, BSC (IT), MCA, MSc (IT) and PhD in the stream.

Q. What is the difference between a computer application and IT?

A. In Computer application students will learn the fundamentals of different programming languages, software design and development. Information Technology is the study, design, development, implementation, and management of computer-based information systems.

Q. Can we go for MBA after BCA or BSc (IT)?

A. Yes, one can do an MBA in the stream of his/her choice after BCA or BSc (IT).

Q. What are the set of skills a student need to be a computer engineer?

A. All scientists and engineers need a firm foundation in basic science and math. They also need to be able to work in teams and to communicate their ideas both verbally and in writing.

Q. What job opportunities are there for computer engineers?

A. Computer engineers work for computer companies such as Intel, HP, and Texas Instruments, and also in industries that build or use computer-based systems, such as telecommunications, automotive, aerospace, etc.

Q. What's the difference between computer engineering and computer science?

A. Computer engineers build hardware while computer scientists generally do not. However, computer scientists certainly know enough about hardware to analyze computer system operations and to interact with hardware engineers.

Q. Is Computer Science (CS) harder than Software Engineering (SE)?

A. CS is harder than SE. software engineering is a sub-field of “computer science”. most engineering schools only offer computer science at the undergrad level, while offering software engineering at the master's level.

Q. What are the starting salaries for computer engineers?

A. The starting salary for computer engineers ranges from 2.5 to 5.0 LPA in India.

Q. What are career salary prospects for computer engineers?

A. In the longer-term, one can expect his/her salary to increase steadily in the ten plus years after you begin working. After that, your salary will very much depend on how much your expertise is in demand.

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Comments

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What is the fees at Sree Vani Womens College for M.Sc. in Computer Science?

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Akshat Khandelwal

Contributor-Level 6

2 weeks ago

As it is affiliated with Osmania University and fees according to Osmania university fees can vary in somewhere between INR 4500 to 25000.

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What is the admission process for B.Sc computer science in Government Arts and Science College, Veerapandi?

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Surbhi Saxena

Contributor-Level 7

3 weeks ago

The procedure for B.Sc. Computer Science admission is mostly done on the basis of merit. The basic B.Sc. Computer Science eligibility is a minimum aggregate of 50% in class 12th with PCM as compulsory subjects.

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Which college is better for B.Sc computer science among PG Siddhartha College Vijayawada, Stella College and Loyola College?

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tarun mittal

Contributor-Level 10

3 weeks ago

As you may know that this is a college managed by Jesuits which is Christian society,so you are sure to be in a good environment where people are secular and there is no casteism or any kind of discrimination.You will also love the campus and library.As of my experience, this college provides a w...As you may know that this is a college managed by Jesuits which is Christian society,so you are sure to be in a good environment where people are secular and there is no casteism or any kind of discrimination.
You will also love the campus and library.
As of my experience, this college provides a way better facilities of development of a person in all ways .
But as they say you have to grab the opportunities here.
It will take time for you to understand the rules and disciplines of the college but at the end of the day you would be grateful to it.
Therofore loyala college is best for B.Sc. Computer science..

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When is the last admission date of B.Sc Computer Science at Sinhgad College?

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Aman Rana

Contributor-Level 6

a month ago

30 October is the last admission date of B.Sc Computer Science at Sinhgad College.

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What is the criteria for M.Sc. Computer Science admission in Indira college of science and commerce?

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Aditya Patil

Beginner-Level 4

a month ago

(a) Bachelor of Computer Science (BCS) with 50% marks College and 45% marks for Reserved category. Or (b) B.Sc. (Computer Science) with 50% marks. Or CA Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science/ Information Technology/Electronic Telecommunication with 50% marks. This is applicable for all coll...(a) Bachelor of Computer Science (BCS) with 50% marks College and 45% marks for Reserved category. Or (b) B.Sc. (Computer Science) with 50% marks. Or CA Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science/ Information Technology/Electronic Telecommunication with 50% marks. This is applicable for all colleges with this availability of course.

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Souvik Banerjee

Beginner-Level 5

a month ago

(a) Bachelor of Computer Science (BCS) with 50% marks College and 45% marks for Reserved category. Or (b) B.Sc. (Computer Science) with 50% marks. Or CA Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science/ Information Technology/Electronic Telecommunication with 50% marks.

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Can I continue with 3rd year if I clear my 2nd year KTs?

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G Shiva Goud

Beginner-Level 1

a month ago

Yes you can go to 3rd year by clearing 1st and 2nd kt.

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Which are the best colleges to pursue M.Tech in Computer Science in Kolkata?

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Amol Sahu

Beginner-Level 3

a month ago

With hands-on instruction in programming languages, cutting-edge computer Science knowledge and technology, and independent research projects that encourage creativity and expressive power by conducting research and pursuing problems themselves, UEM Kolkata is one of the top colleges in Kolkata f...With hands-on instruction in programming languages, cutting-edge computer Science knowledge and technology, and independent research projects that encourage creativity and expressive power by conducting research and pursuing problems themselves, UEM Kolkata is one of the top colleges in Kolkata for pursuing an M.Tech in Computer Science. It has also won the "AAA" category in the NPTEL programme. The Department of Computer Science is dedicated to supporting the development of scientists and engineers who will help build this information society. The University of Engineering & Management (UEM) aims to give students an international experience and exposure through cutting-edge teaching methods and programs that are specifically designed (technical & soft skills) for the job market, giving them a competitive edge during placements. For more information visit the website :- https://www.shiksha.com/university/uem-kolkata-university-of-engineering-and-management-47398/courses.

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Which are the government colleges for BA English or B.Sc computer science in Bangalore?

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

There are around 20 government colleges in Bangalore where you can pursue a B.A. In English or B.Sc. In Computer Science. The government colleges where you can apply for a Bachelor of Art English are:1. Government Arts College, Bangalore2. Maharani's Arts, Commerce, and Management College for...There are around 20 government colleges in Bangalore where you can pursue a B.A. In English or B.Sc. In Computer Science. The government colleges where you can apply for a Bachelor of Art English are:
1. Government Arts College, Bangalore
2. Maharani's Arts, Commerce, and Management College for Women
3. Lalbahadur Shastri Government First Grade College
4. Bengaluru Central University
For a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science), you can apply to the following colleges:
1. Government First Grade College of K. R. Puram
2. Lalbahadur Shastri Government First Grade College
3. Government First Grade College of Devanahalli.

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Lakhan sharma

Contributor-Level 6

a month ago

Hii naveena, Bangalore is one of the most popular centre of education and job sector. Bangalore has some of the highest ranking colleges for B.A. And B.Sc. Courses like Christ University, St. Joseph's College of arts and Science, mount Carmel college etc. For arts courses and for B.Sc. Indian Ins...Hii naveena, Bangalore is one of the most popular centre of education and job sector. Bangalore has some of the highest ranking colleges for B.A. And B.Sc. Courses like Christ University, St. Joseph's College of arts and Science, mount Carmel college etc. For arts courses and for B.Sc. Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute (BMCRI), Bangalore, The Oxford College of Science, Bangalore, Kristu Jayanti College, etc. Are the most popular colleges for these courses.

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I want to know if this university is good for B.Tech (Computer Science).

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Ankit Rao

Contributor-Level 6

a month ago

If you are talking about government colleges then go for IITs and NITs and if you are talking about private university which I think so then there are many good private university and colleges for B.Tech Computer Science like BITs (Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad), VIT Vellore, SRM university, LPU Jalandh...If you are talking about government colleges then go for IITs and NITs and if you are talking about private university which I think so then there are many good private university and colleges for B.Tech Computer Science like BITs (Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad), VIT Vellore, SRM university, LPU Jalandhar, chitkaara university, etc.

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I got 80 in Maths, 40 in Physics, 50 in Chemistry, Can I apply for B.Sc Computer Science?

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Diya Thakur

Beginner-Level 5

a month ago

Hi Ganesh, yes you can apply there as you need only 50% marks or above marks in any stream.

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Which colleges can I get for computer science regional course via AP EAMCET?

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Akula Akhil

Beginner-Level 5

a month ago

Here the colleges
Indian institute of technology Tirupati
Andhra university Visakhapatnam
Vignan Foundation for Science
Velagapudi Ramakrishna siddhartha Engineering college.

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Can I get admission now in AKGEC for B.Tech Computer Science branch through JEE and CUET marks?

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Harsh Verma

Beginner-Level 5

2 months ago

You can take admission by two means, through UPCET counseling based on JEE score. Direct admission (15% seat), You get direct admission easily if you score more than 94% in PCM in class 12th. The minimum percentile required for CS and its related branches is approximately 88.

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Utkarsh Tiwary

Beginner-Level 5

2 months ago

Yes you can get admission in AKGEC for btech computer scince branch through JEE and CUET MARKS. But it depends on the collage what is the average marks for the admission and if you fulfill the required marks you can get the admission.

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Can one do M.Tech in Computer Science in India if he/she is doing B.Tech in a non-CS branch?

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LOVE PATHAK

Beginner-Level 5

2 months ago

Yes, you can do M.Tech in specialisation of computer Science if you are from non CS branch. For this, first of all you would have to SEE particular college computer Science department M.Tech condition, most of college's CS department allowed some non CS branch students to pursue M.Tech from some ...Yes, you can do M.Tech in specialisation of computer Science if you are from non CS branch. For this, first of all you would have to SEE particular college computer Science department M.Tech condition, most of college's CS department allowed some non CS branch students to pursue M.Tech from some of their specialisation, but not for every M.Tech specialisation. Example if you got good rank in GATE then IIT Delhi allow non CS branch GATE score to pursue M.Tech in some CS specialisation but not in everyone, also most of college's non CS department has their own some M.Tech CS specialisation like IIT Delhi electrical engineering department has M.Tech specialization in Computer Technology with EE, EC, IN GATE score
So first just check the particular college M.Tech brochure, in which they clearly mentioned that which branch of students can pursue M.Tech in any particular specialization.

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When are the admissions open for B.Sc. Computer Science in Maharashtra correspondence?

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Sumit naroliya

Guide-Level 12

2 months ago

For seeking the admission in B.Sc. In computer Science in Maharashtra the dates for the application are still tentative, I suggest you to stay tuned for further information and notice for the same. May be it will be available through the end of September. Thank you.

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Which are the colleges for Masters degree in computer Science in India?

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Hrishabh Sahu

Contributor-Level 10

2 months ago

For CSE M.Tech/me programme, IITs and NITs are the best. For that, your son has to qualify the GATE exam with a good rank. Private colleges are more or less same.

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How are the placements for B.Sc. Computer Science at Asian college of Science and commerce?

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Surbhi Sahu

Contributor-Level 10

2 months ago

Th placement for B.Sc. Computer Science is quite good in Asian College of Science and Commerce. Companies like Dell, HDFC Bank, Reliance general insurance, Reliance industries limited, Sahara India, Suncity, Vodafone and many more come to visit the campus for the placements of eligible and bright...Th placement for B.Sc. Computer Science is quite good in Asian College of Science and Commerce. Companies like Dell, HDFC Bank, Reliance general insurance, Reliance industries limited, Sahara India, Suncity, Vodafone and many more come to visit the campus for the placements of eligible and bright students of the college.

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Which is the best university to study computer Science in Australia?

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Rashmi Juneja

Contributor-Level 7

2 months ago

In Australia, there is a relatively well-defined set of universities that will provide reputable credentials. This group is known as the Group-of-Eight (Go8) and comprises ANU, USyd, UMelb, UQ, UNSW, Monash, UWA, and UAdel. ANU is widely recognized as the best university in Australia for research...In Australia, there is a relatively well-defined set of universities that will provide reputable credentials. This group is known as the Group-of-Eight (Go8) and comprises ANU, USyd, UMelb, UQ, UNSW, Monash, UWA, and UAdel. ANU is widely recognized as the best university in Australia for research and has a strong reputation but the location is not exactly desirable to everyone. USyd, UMelb, UQ, and UNSW are almost interchangeable in quality with regard to teaching, and you will benefit from being in large cosmopolitan cities with diverse people and cultures (all of which are important when you move on from university at the end of your degree). Monash, UWA, and UAdel do not quite have the strong reputations of the others in the Go8 but are still highly respected in Australia. Second-tier universities such as the Australian Technology Network (ATN), which include RMIT, UTS, Curtin, UniSA, and QUT are reasonable choices. As a final comment - one of the things I would always tell students that are willing to listen - the choice of university (at least amongst the ones I've listed above) doesn't matter anywhere near as much as how well you engage with your study (being motivated and learning beyond just what you need for exams), approaching your study in a professional manner (treating it like a job), and how you interact with your peers and mentors (a degree is more than just a piece of paper, it's about learning the skills you need to be a more productive member of society).
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Which is the best computer IT government college for Software developers course?

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Shubham Mehta

Contributor-Level 6

2 months ago

My views, IIT BOMBAY with ratings AAAAA, 5 A ratings college COEP PUNE with AAAA+ ratings, so you decide and go with them.

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