The period between March and April is a critical time for school and college students. With the board and college exams being finished, students begin enrolling for professional courses, especially for the ones that would land them a lucrative career. Though courses and degrees like medical, engineering, law, chartered accountancy etc, are the preferred mediums, a number of new courses have sprung up. Thanks to the advancement of technology and the advent of the Internet. These courses are becoming highly popular among the Gen-next as they are exciting, offer numerous opportunities and avenues of growth and help students bag high-paying jobs. So, let us take a look at a few smart courses aimed at the youth of today.
Artificial Intelligence (AI), which is an area of computer science, is one of the most happening fields of study at the moment. AI deals with the creation of intellect machines that perform tasks and also react just like humans. Some of the tasks that these intelligent machines are capable of doing are planning, speech recognition, learning, and problem-solving. Siri, which we all are aware of, is a fine example of artificial intelligence.
Students who opt for Artificial Intelligence should study mathematics, Psychology, and science subjects like physics and biology, etc. learning some basic programming languages would also help.
In India, students can pursue a degree in AI from IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, ISI Kolkata, University of Hyderabad, and IISc Bangalore. Some of the job roles and titles that are associated with artificial intelligence are Computer scientist, game programmer, software engineer, and robotic scientist.
No doubt, the advent of the internet and the growth of technology has made our life much easier, but it has also brought along a number of risks. Computers have become vulnerable to damage, attack or unauthorized access which has put at risk not only an individual’s or company’s personal data but that of an entire country. Thus today, governments and organizations are taking cyber security very seriously and professionals in this field are in high demand.
There is a particular degree in Cyber security. However, a bachelor’s degree like B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering with specialization in Cyber Security and Forensics would greatly help in building a career in this field. Some of the jobs that can be pursued in this field are Information Security Analyst, security administrator, software developer, cyber policy analyst, etc. Due to the nature of the job cyber security professionals command high salaries. Freshers are able to get a salary ranging between 4 to 5 lakh per annum.
Nanotechnology is another field of study that is gaining popularity among students. It is the application and study of small things and is known as the science of miniature. Nanotechnology can be used in the fields of Technology, science, and engineering. Nanotechnology offers lucrative opportunities in a number of fields such as Food and beverage, medicine, agriculture, biotechnology, space research etc. Students can also enter the teaching line. A starting salary in this field is expected to be anywhere in the range of Rs 20,000 to Rs. 35,000
Cloud Computing is an interesting field of study and involves delivering IT services. Opposed to the traditional method of having a direct connection to the server, these IT services are recovered from the Internet through web-based applications and tools. Some jobs in this field are software architect, IT architect, technical consultant, cloud software engineer, etc. Salaries range from Rs 5 lakh to a whopping Rs 20 lakh per annum. Students who have a degree in computer science, engineering etc will find it easy to enter the field. The best way to start your career in Cloud Computing is by earning Cloud Computing certifications. Those with a degree in engineering, computer science or a related field can enter the field easily.
Graphic Designing is a very vast and interesting field. It aims to develop skills to explore and design digital applications with contemporary settings. This course gives the students an opportunity to work on various digital applications. Through this course, students are able to grasp the latest thinking processes which are relevant to the design industry and are also taught basic designs so that they may create marvels and give their best to the artistic world. Aside from technology, a creative mind full of original ideas, good observation and investigative thinking can help you excel this field.
You can pursue certificate courses, diploma courses, or a bachelors, masters and doctorate degree in this field. Some of the most preferred institutes for Graphic designing in India are National Institute of Design, New Delhi, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, Industrial Design Centre (IIT Bombay), Mumbai, MIT Institute of Design, Pune, Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune, Wigan and Leigh College (WLCI), New Delhi etc. The average salary for a fresher graphic designer in India is around 25 thousand to 40 thousand per month.
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