Wednesday, September 12, 2007

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Scope for software students vast

There is ample scope in the software sector, says Dr Nasib S. Gill, Head, Department of Computer Science and Applications, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak. Excerpts from an interview:

What is the scope and significance of a degree in computer applications?

A professional degree in computer applications opens new vistas for a youth venturing into the job market. It promises a lucrative job as a software professional in the top MNCs or a bright career as a software developer. The field is set to witness considerable expansion in future and there are no full stops for sincere aspirants.

At what stage should a student join the discipline?

The students can join a BE or B.Tech study programme after completing their plus two. They can also go in for the BCA degree course. After completing graduation, they can join the MCA programme from some reputed university or institution.

What kind of practical exposure do the students get while pursuing MCA?

In the six-semester MCA study programme spread over a period of three years, we dedicate one full semester of six months’ duration to industrial training. Many companies pick up students from the campus itself for training and subsequent absorption.

What are the qualities desirable in a software professional?

A student should be hard working and have an analytical bent of mind. A strong foundation in mathematics and a flair for computers is also a must. Good communication skills always prove to be an asset, especially while facing job interviews or undergoing industrial training.

— Sunit Dhawan