Computer Science and Engineering is a discipline, which is constantly aligning itself with the future, presenting intellectual challenges and developing new knowledge on a day-to-day basis. This is why, for the last few years, this branch of Engineering has been a favorite with an increasing number of students who have been coming to study at the IIT-Delhi, (Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi).
According to the professor of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT-Delhi Mr. M.Balakrishnan, Computer Science and Engineering has been the most sought after course at the Undergraduate level at IIT-Delhi in 2012 as well. "Although there are a fixed number of seats (Around 100 numbers) for all the courses on offer at IIT-Delhi, be it Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Computer Science and Engineering, this particular year, students with high scores have chosen to opt for Computer Science and Engineering", he added.
He further attributes the discipline's popularity to research scopes such as Bio, Mechanics, Neuro Science, and others, besides good career opportunities, remuneration and challenges. However, most students opt for this discipline at an Undergraduate level are not much aware of the kind of research opportunities this fields offer for. Instead, most of them usually choose this field because of the wide range of career opportunities it offers, he explains.
He informs that Computer Science and engineering graduates can choose their career in different areas. They can work on web applications, computer graphics, video games, enterprise computing, embedded systems, network administration, mobile applications, computer versions, computational biology, super-computing, scientific modelling, computer security, database systems, animation, wireless network, artificial intelligence, core companies, computational skills, conputer manufacturing, computer programming, bank sector and more.
He concludes saying that "Also, there is a growing industry-demand for computer engineers. Job profiles of computer scientists and engineers exist in almost every industry. The remuneration is attractive. Though it is not true that other branches of engineering have less to offer, options as perceived by students in Computer Science and Engineering are immense, which is why they tend to opt for this programme.