Everyone knows what are the most popular professions and streams of study in India. Ask any parent what they would like as their teenager’s profession – ‘engineer’ and ‘doctor’ would be the most common responses. Even if their child has no inherent ability for the sciences, a large percentage of parents wish that their kids would take up these subjects. Why? The promise of a secure and prestigious career.
If you have been at the receiving end of your parent’s ministrations about going for a B.Tech. or a medical degree but their reasons don’t feel exciting enough, don’t lose heart. These fields offer ample scope for growth with exciting and challenging job opportunities.
Computer Science Engineering is one of the interesting options for aspirants who don’t want to go with traditional options like electrical engineering or civil engineering.
Don’t believe it?
To begin with, read below to know the top reasons for getting a B.Tech. in computer science.
You want to be a part of the digital revolution
You want to create, you want to innovate, and you want to do it on a computer.
You might want to build the next high-level language, design ethically sound robots or contribute to the efficiency of natural language processing systems.
Whatever it is, your creativity and your innovation are naturally geared towards the technical tasks. You dream abstract, and you bring it to life through coding. You know computers are your passion.
A diverse international community
When you are a computer scientist, you can proudly call yourself a part of one of the most innovative and diverse communities in the world. Computer scientists hail from everywhere.
Finnish born Linus Torvalds developed the Linux OS. Swedish born David Axmark is one of the developers of MySQL, a free DB server used extensively. Brian Kernighan is a Canadian computer scientist who co-developed the UNIX OS. Japanese computer scientist, Yukihiro Matsumoto, is the chief designer of the programming language Ruby on Rails.
Each of them has contributed to the culture of digital innovation and left a community of eager computer scientists in their wake.
Opportunities to branch into other fields
No, this isn’t about the financial aspect (yet).
But with a degree in computer science and engineering, you do not have to be relegated to the technical field only. You can take your skills and use them in other fields as well.
- You can take up cognitive science at a Master’s level if you wish to blend computer science with psychology and research.
- You can use data visualization techniques to make graphs and pie charts that convey a message but are also artistically pleasing.
- You can combine your love of words and code and take up natural language processing or computational linguistics.
- You can push the frontiers in music by making algorithmic music in the field of ‘computational creativity’.
The possibilities are endless and only limited by your imagination and what you type in the Google search bar.
You want the big bucks
This should actually be the icing on the cake and not the cake itself. The average salary of a computer science engineer per year is INR 17,21,739. But you already knew that, right?
It isn’t recommended that this be your top reason, however. Over the long haul, money might not be enough to keep you sitting at a desk with shoulders hunched, debugging a piece of code that you really don’t care about. Also, your salary will only be high if you are skilled enough with valuable experience.
If you’re not entirely convinced, these 4 reasons should give you a good starting point to know why it is that you want to go for a bachelor’s degree in CSE. You might have a clearer understanding of what it is you would be signing up for by taking admission in Computer Science Engineering course.
Remember, a B.Tech. is 4 years’ investment of money, time, and energy. Make sure to invest it wisely. If you do choose a B.Tech. in CSE, congratulations! You just signed up to be a world-changer and influencer!