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Does an M. Sc. in computer science course hold any promise? What are the overall prospects of the IT industry?

Ishika Sen
created: 22nd Mar 2017 Last Modified: 27th Mar 2017
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Pushpendra Malav
created: 23rd Nov 2018 Last Modified: 23rd Nov 2018

Hi Ishika, Yes, You may go for the MSc to pursue your career further. After post-graduation, if you are interested in lectureship or research part then UGC NET will be a good option for you. Check out the important career options after qualifying the NET exam here: become a lecturer get stipend and scholarship, become a lab associate, become a scientist and junior researcher get a job in PSUs The UGC NET is organized for the selection of candidates for assistant professor posts and JRF awards. The minimum eligibility is post graduation degree from the recognized university. The upcoming UGC NET exam is scheduled in December and the UGC NET admit card is already out. For more details, you may visit the official website. Hope it will help you,

YoungBuzz Career Counsellor
created: 22nd Mar 2017 Last Modified: 22nd Mar 2017

A degree like M. Sc. (Computer Science) would make eligible for an entry level job in Information Technology software and services industry. Future prospects of Information technology are encouraging. Though it is being popularly believed that IT industrys future is bleak, IT software and services industry in India has grown by a cool 55% during the last financial year, according to the annual industry survey by National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM), the apex body of software, e-commerce and IT services industry in India.

It is true that there is a massive downward trend in the industry due to slowing down of US economy and global recession but the long-term prospects of IT are very promising. All the down turns are only temporary and may not have any adverse long-term effect. Not only the traditional software development sector, there are certain emerging sectors in the IT software and service industry which will drive the overall growth of the industry in near future. For example, E-commerce software is emerging as a significant area of growth of the Indian IT software and services industry. It is projected by a McKinsey-NASSCOM study, that by the year 2008, E-commerce software business in India can touch revenue of US $ 10 Billion.

IT Enabled Services are also emerging as the another major factor for the growth of the IT industry. This covers a wide range of services including Call Centre Services, CRM (Customer Relationship Management) services, Medical Transcription, Data conversion/data entry, Data Processing, Back Office Operations, Digital content development, Animation, GIS (Geographic Information Services), etc.

So, in our opinion, a course like M. Sc. (Computer Science) has good career prospects.