New India is emerging at the speed of thought. In a blink of eye, the world moves multiple light years ahead (literally)! Prime Minister Narendra Modis Make in India is not only reviving the much need manufacturing sector but also the information technology sector. It is clear that almost everything relies somewhere or the other on the computer systems. So, without the further development and advancement in the computer science area, growths in other areas are shaky and difficult.
1990s saw the first turnaround of India economy. It was all because of Indias ability to get the hands dirty in the untapped world of computer science and information technology. Indians have always been fantastic with numbers and also scientific matters. And this worked for all of us. Indians worked on developing their strengths even further and got into hardcore software design and development once the country got ready to pitch itself as an English speaking, technically skilled and competent place to western world especially United States.
Some of the renowned Indian firms like Infosys and TCS kick-started the information technology revolution in India and since then its been a history.
Good pay package, work-life balance, opportunity to visit foreign lands for more experience, opportunity to learn tremendous amount of skills on the job are some of the factors which motivated and keeps on motivating countless students to take up engineering in computer science and information technology.
Students are extremely passionate to join IT firms. The starting point is obviously a degree in engineering in the area of computer science or information technology. An internship with a blue-chip (ideally) or any other tech firm garners a lot of weight on the resume which further helps one in securing the coveted position in the leading domestic or mulch-national giants.
The excess competitiveness in the stream of computer science / IT has allowed hundreds of good colleges to come up in all corners of India. Maharashtra has been a leading force in the country in addition to Karnataka. Apart from Bangalore (now Bengaluru) seeing many colleges getting opened with a promise to education next generation of IT engineers, Maharashtra witnessed top engineering colleges in Nashik, Mumbai and Pune primarily. These colleges are offering best in-class teaching and learning facilities, extremely learned faculties, huge focus on industry-institute interaction among other things.
My recent visit to Nashik has left me positively surprised. It boasts top engineering colleges in India including best computer science colleges. My opportunity to interact with faculty members, students and support staff members at one of the leading college helped me in realizing the kind of investments management has put into the system to produce industry-ready graduates which will very easily be soaked up by dynamic and ever-growing IT industries. What really excited me the most is the focus on providing research-led, cutting-edge curriculum which has been designed in consultation with group of recruiters so as to teach the stuffs for the future.
With the constant change in the landscape of IT industries in India, associated teaching and training mechanisms are also constantly changing in order to keep up with the rapid change. Colleges are constantly innovating with curriculum, teaching methods, providing more and more exposure to students via guest lectures and internships. For students, it is very important to be clear about their future in terms of what they want to do. This will help them in researching for the colleges and subsequently select the top college for computer science. And note that you cant afford to be slow in this as competition for places are absolutely insane. So, act now, act fast.