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  • 1. Counseling for IIT/ NIT Aspirants Presented by Gajendra Circle Initiative (GCI) from IIT Madras Alumni Association and The Hindu Group 15 May 2010, Hyderabad 1
  • 2. Computer Science Overview  Includes  Study of Computation and Automation  Study of Computer Technology (Hardware and Software)  Study and Application of Computer Technology in  Science  Engineering  Business  Arts  All walks of life 2
  • 3. Skills and Aptitudes required to be a Good Computer Scientist  Strong foundation in Mathematics and the Sciences  A deep passion for problem-solving  Strong analytical skills and logical rigor  Strong ‘create’ or ‘build’ instinct  Ability to synthesize findings and develop hypotheses  Tenacity, hard work, resilience  Good communication skills – writing and speech  Familiarity with programs and programming 3
  • 4. Rich Specializations are possible within Computer Science  Software Engineering  Scientific Computing  Computer Architecture  Bio-informatics  Artificial Intelligence  Real-time Systems  Databases  Algorithms and Complexity  Networking  Computation & Computability  Computer Graphics  Programming Languages  Human Computer Interaction  Information Security  Distributed Computing  Operating Systems  Robotics  VLSI Design 4
  • 5. Popular CS Career Tracks and Roles for Computer Scientists  Employers  Roles  IT Services Firms  Software Engineer/Architect  Software Product Firms  Hardware Engineer/Architect  Hardware Product Firms  Quality Analyst/Test Architect  IT Consulting Firms  Business Analyst  Academia  Product Manager  Research Laboratories  Project/Program Manager  Government  Chief Technology Officer  All Major Industries  University Professor  Banks and Financial Services  Research Scientist  Hospitals and Healthcare  Principal Consultant or Partner  Airlines and Aviation  Entrepreneur 5
  • 6. Why pursue Computer Science?  High Market Demand  48% increase in software jobs over next 5 years (CNN Money)  In the next 4 years, 5.6 million jobs available but only 3.6 million qualified people  Quality of Work  Continuous opportunity for Creative Problem Solving  Work in a global industry with world-class professionals; entrepreneurial possibility  Quality of Life  Careers offer high pay, flexibility, informal environment and high social esteem  Global reach – you will travel and see the world  Contribution to Society  Computing applications can address human needs and improve the quality of life  You can move between industry, academia, and government and make an impact 6
  • 7. Story: Notion Ink Adam (eats Apple) The most exciting tablet computer presented in Comdex 2010 in Las Vegas Expected to give Apple iPad a run for its money “Redefining the tablet market” 7
  • 8. Notion Ink: Inspirational Startup of 2010 Revolutionary Tablet Computer •10 inch transflective LCD •180 degree Swivel Camera •Dual-Core ARM® CORTEX -A9 MPCORE™ Processor •Full High Definition Multimedia •Longer Battery Life •Dual Display •Ebook Client •3G and WiFi Connectivity •Multi-touch Support STARTED BY 5 STUDENTS LIKE YOU! 8
  • 9. Q&A Q&A 9
  • 10. THANK YOU 10