Computer Engineering- Career Scope, Colleges, Recruiters and Pay Scale

Wikipedia defines Computer Engineering as a discipline that integrates several fields of electrical engineering and computer science required to develop computer hardware and software. The market demand for people holding this degree can never go down. These are technological times and the use of computers is only on the rise.

If you wish to pursue a career in Computer Engineering, below are helpful elements of the course.

Computer Engineering

                              Computer Engineering Career Scope in India

Under Graduation Course: Bachelor of Computer Engineering (B.E.) or Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering (B.Tech)

Eligibility: Aspirants completed age 17 having passed the required Engineering Entrance Exam and STD 12 with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM) and English. The percentile criterion may vary as per entrance exam and college/institution/university, most likely within the bracket of 40% to 50%.

Course Duration:  4 Years

Number of Semesters:  8 Semesters

Post Graduation Course: M.E./M.Tech Computer Engineering/ Computer Science and Engineering

Eligibility: B.E./B.Tech Computer Engineering/ Computer Science and Engineering

Course Duration: 2 Years

Important Subjects

Below are the top most important subjects in the syllabus of B.E./B.Tech Computer Engineering.

  1. Advanced Computer Architecture
  2. Artificial Intelligence 
  3. Computational Skills
  4. Computer Graphics & Multimedia 
  5. Computer Network 
  6. Design and Analysis of Algorithm 
  7. Engineering Physics Industrial Management
  8. Microprocessor and Microcontrollers
  9. Object Technology and UML 
  10. Operation Research and Optimization Techniques 
  11. System Software and Administration
  12. Values and Ethics in profession 
  13. Visual Programming and Web technology 

Top Colleges

Below are some of the top B.E./B.Tech and M.E./M.Tech Computer Engineering colleges in India

  1. Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS-Pilani)
  2. College of Engineering (COE), Pune
  3. Bengal Engineering & Science University (BESU), West Bengal
  4. VJTI, Mumbai
  5. Delhi Technological University
  6. IIT
  7. International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad
  8. Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology
  9. National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli
  10. Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology
  11. NIT
  12. PSG College of Technology

Top Job Profiles

Below are some of the most respected job profiles for B.E./B.Tech and M.E./M.Tech Computer Engineering students.

  1. Computer Programmer
  2. Consultant
  3. Database Administrator
  4. E-commerce Specialist
  5. Hardware Engineer
  6. Networking Engineer
  7. Programmer
  8. Software Developer
  9. System Designer
  10. System Engineer
  11. Systems Analyst
  12. Web Developer

Top Recruitment Areas

Below mentioned are some of the reputed fields that absorb students of B.E./B.Tech and M.E./M.Tech Computer Engineering.

  1. TCS
  2. WIPRO
  3. Accenture
  4. Microsoft
  5. Adobe
  6. Facebook
  7. Cisco
  8. Sun Microsystems
  9. Tech Mahindra
  10. Flipkart
  11. HCL
  12. Infosys
  13. Cognizant
  14. IBM
  15. Google
  16. Oracle
  17. Yahoo
  18. Mahindra Satyam
  19. Snapdeal


Know the pay scale offered to professionals.

Just started: Up to Rs 500,000 per annum

Have some experience and/or is a M.E./M.Tech: Rs 800,000+ (sky is the limit)


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Miss Vinny Ahluwalia is a versatile professional content writer having worked in the field of entertainment and culinary arts. She is now working with StudMonk as Senior Content Writer and writes about Education. She believes in providing up-to-date information to students preparing for Engineering and Medical entrance examinations in India.
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