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Be a tech-savvy whizkid

Choosing a course can be tough. Sakshi Ojha and Manu Shankar list out the various options that are available.
None | By Sakshi Ojha and Manu Shankar, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2007 02:01 PM IST

Talk to any teenager today and you’ll be able to find the questions that are foremost on their mind. Medical and engineering — at least branches such as civil, electrical, mechanical — have gone a few notches down in their list of hot careers.

They have been replaced by options like Information Technology (IT), Web, multimedia, software, and networking. One of the most popular sectors, the IT industry, has grown by leaps and bounds ever since computers were first introduced in India. HT Next looks at various options that are available for all those ‘wannabe’ IT experts.

B.A. with Computer Applications
About: One-year (part-time) diploma
Where: JMI, Aptech, DOEACC
Entry: DU — Board percentage (Minimum 45% aggregate, with Maths as a subject)
Syllabus: Computer Concepts, Programming, Operating Systems, Concepts and Windows Programming, Computer Oriented Mathematical and Statistical Methods B.A. with Computer Applications

3D Animation
About: One-year (part-time); Digital animation diploma (8-18 months)
Where: JMI, Aptech, Anitoons Productions
Entry: DU/JMI — Board percentage (At least 55% marks in aggregate of four subjects. These subjects include (a) Mathematics (b) one language (c) two other subjects listed as academic subjects by respective boards)
Syllabus: Exploring Interface and Customising, Animation Techniques, Graph editors, Character Animation

B Sc. (Hons) Computer Science
Three-year degree
Where: DU – Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Science, Deen Dayal, Hansraj, IP College for Women, Kalindi, PGDAV, among others JMI – Department of Computer Science NIIT, APTECH
Entry: DU/JMI — At least 55% marks in aggregate of four subjects. These subjects include (a) Mathematics (b) one language (c) two other subjects listed as academic subjects by respective boards
Syllabus: Digital Electronics, Data Structures, Computer Systems Architecture, System Software, Operating Systems, Software Engineering, Computer Networks, Theory of Computations, Computer Graphics

BE Computer Engineering
Four-year degree
Where: DU – Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology, Delhi College of Engineering, JMI
Entry: DU — Board percentage (Must have passed class XII) + entrance exam conducted by DCE JMI – Min. 50% marks in aggregate
Syllabus: Computer Programming, Data Structures, Mathematical Foundation of Computer Science, Computer-based Numerical and Statistical Techniques, Microprocessor and Applications, Computer Networking, Computer Graphics, Software Engineering

Computer Programming
About: One-year (part-time) diploma
Where: Aptech, DOEACC, NIIT
Entry: Must have passed Class XII, Intermediate or its equivalent of a recognised Board
Syllabus: Software Technology Basics, FrontPage 2000 Developing Programming Logic with C, Programming in C++, A guide to Advanced Java, Advanced Programming in C ++, Windows Forms with C++, Advanced Technologies in Windows Forms.

DU - Delhi University
JMI - Jamia Milia Islamia
DOEACC - Autonomous body of
Ministry of Communications and IT
NIIT - National Institute of Information

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