Career Options for Graduating Students in Computer Science Engineering

Career Options for Graduating Students in Computer Science Engineering
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SHAH KHALID & SYED IRFAN MASOODI

fter completing their Bachelors, students have a fear that they don’t want a poor salary despite hard-work in their academic tenure. However, they get stressed in such situatios. Each individual has different plans and aspirations and the selection of what they aspire to be in the future should be done accordingly. This will be the time when students will be deciding what they want to be in the future.
In Jammu and Kashmir State, various Engineering Colleges and Universities that are offering Bachelors in Computer Science Engineering have produced number of quality alumni and have exposed them to the world out. Nowadays there are lots of opportunities for CSE students in today’s fast pace, as Information Technology Sector is providing best placements all over the world, with best salary packages.
For students who are not interested to pursue further studies, campus placement is the best option, as nowadays various IT Companies go for campus recruitments. Students need to enroll themselves for such placement drives which are going to be conducted in their campuses. They need to try to stick on such jobs in which they are interested. Campus placements for IT technocrats are on the rise every year with high packages being offered to those candidates with above average performance in their academic credentials.
Some students who, after finishing their Bachelors, out for further studies for specialisation in their core subject i:e, M-Tech. Pursuing higher studies is another option, as it allows the students to select their field of expertise and properly excel in it. Specialization in a particular field is provided to the students which later on provide an edge during job interviews. To pursue M-Tech programme in top institutes such as IITs NITs and CFTIs the undergraduate Engineering students will have to attempt and qualify the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). The examination for such programme is conducted annually.
If a full time M-Tech is not students’ cup of tea, they can opt for short time diploma courses to add some specialized educational qualification to their Curriculum vitae, like Embedded Technology, VLSI, Robotics, Ethical hacking, protocol testing, Machine Design are some short term courses for which they can opt for, which will be more beneficial for them while applying for jobs in different IT and BPO Industries.
Some students want shift from the Engineering to Business side, as some candidates felt that engineering was not their true calling. Such students acknowledge that choosing management after Engineering will equip them better. They should go to pursue Maters in Business Administration which is largely pursued course especially in the Gulf as well in India. By pursuing MBA, such technocrats will choose their career path in Human Resource Management, Marketing Management, Digital Marketing, and International Relations. Common Aptitude Test (CAT) is the entrance examination that the students have to qualify for granting admission in top management colleges and Universities.
Many students want to go abroad for higher studies. Exactly! It is no secret that facilities provided by foreign Universities are better than those that are available here. If your wish is to explore and experience an entirely new culture while studying, then going abroad is the best option. Along with studies, they can also check the various fellowships in research and development category available abroad. There are many scholarships provided from various institutes for higher studies in gulf countries. For seeking admission abroad, you will have to have qualify some examinations like GRE, TOEFL.
If CSE graduates want to be your own boss, stating off your own business is also a great option after completing your B.Tech CSE. This option will let you to have freedom for expressing your own creativity and ideas. However, this path is not all sunshine. Starting your own business will require a lot of hard work. There will be frequent challenges as well as ups and downs to overcome. There are 50-50 chances of either succeeding or failing in your own business. Moreover it will require a certain amount of financial backup. Check the pros and cons before you plunge into this option.
Cracking the civil services is another option, which is of the toughest examinations, and which falls under the category of the most attempted examinations. For engineering graduates, there is the IES in addition to the civil services one. If students feel that a government job will provide much better facilities and a safeguarded future, then preparing for the civil service examinations is too a good option. It is true that students have to face a tough competition ahead, but with a hardworking mindset the job can be done. After the examination, an interview will be conducted which the students have to qualify before proceeding for training.
If students feel that just mindlessly pursuing a course is not what they want from life and wish to bring a change, then they should start working for a Non-Governmental Institute (NGO). By working or starting out their own NGO, they will be able to provide a change to the underprivileged people. Through this option, they will be able to apply their technical theories and skills to innovate the lives of the underprivileged masses.
If candidates get a position which they want to accept, it means their hard work has not been wasted. So, it is a goodwill for them as they are living their dreams.
Wish all of you best of luck!

—The authors are a freelance Journalist & an Electrical Engineering student from IUST Awantipora and an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science & Engineering SSM College, Parihaspora Pattan. They xan be reached at: peerzadakhalid1545@gmail.com & syedirfan.ssm@gmail.com