Q. I am a 12th science student. Please provide me information on careers in Maths and computers?

Answer: Information Technology (Computers) is about data collection, storage and warehousing of data, processing, analysing, interpreting, transferring and transmitting data. It also involves using various applications in almost all the fields you can think of -from medicine to biotechnology and even engineering. Wireless application technology, Digital data transmission technology, Multimedia technology, etc. are all offshoots of this Information Technology wave.

Information Technology also uses various equipments like public telephone networks, optical fibre networks, V-SAT terminals (we call them dish antennas), communication satellites etc.

Here are a number of positions to choose in the field of computers

Software Developers/System Analysts/Software Engineer, System Architects, Hardware Design and Development Engineer or Computer Hardware engineer, Telecommunication Engineer, Network engineers and Administrators, Database Administrators, Multimedia Designers, Web Developers, Servicing & Maintenance Technicians/Engineers, Trainers/ Faculty members, Data Processing Assistant/Data Entry Operator
EDP/ System Manager etc.

Mathematicians on the other end give us the logic to understand the forms, objects, forces and energy that we see everyday. They specialize in different branches such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, trigonometry, etc.

Your job will be to use mathematics as a tool to solve practical and theoretical problems in business, defence, science, engineering and others.

Mathematics as a subject used to be only of theoretical importance for a long time. But with the complexities in Applied Science and Technology increasing, the applications of Mathematics are finding new areas. For example, Computer Science, System Automation, Biotechnology, and Geology. Mathematicians are not only involved in theoretical research but are also engaged in finding out ways of application in the industrial sector.