Computer Hardware Engineering Career

Tuesday, 24. November 2009

Today, Computers & Telecommunication equipment have become indispensable components of our lives and so is the need for professionals who can operate & service them. It is estimated that in the next 10 years India alone will require 15 million professionals in the fields of Computer Hardware, Networking, Tele- communication & Robotics. The growth in power and performance of computer hardware has made possible more complex and capable software. Yes, the future belongs to those who are fully trained and qualified in computer hardware.

Eligibility, Entrance Exams and Courses:

All the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and National Institutes of Technology (NITs) conduct comprehensive B.E/B.Tech courses in Computer engineering which include theory and applications of Software & Hardware engineering as specializations to choose from.

IIT-JEE is one of the important entrance examinations for Hardware Engineering.

A candidate must fulfill each of the following conditions:

  • Can attempt JEE only twice, in consecutive years.
  • Should have passed (10+2) or equivalent qualifying examination in 2008 or should be appearing in 2009, and secure at least 60% (55% for SC/ST & Physically disabled) with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
  • Minimum age limit of 25 yrs as on 1st October (30 yrs for SC/ST and PD candidates).

Each State has its own particular eligibility criteria and entrance exams like EAMCET for A.P, KCET for Karnataka and TCET for Tamil Nadu which are usually conducted in the month of May-June. Candidates should ascertain precise details directly from these Institutions.

Top Colleges for Courses in Computer Hardware Engineering:

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai-600036
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur-208016
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur-721302
  • IIT Delhi,Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016  Ph: 011-26582020, Fax 011-26857659-BE/Btech
  • IIT Mumbai,Powai, Mumbai,Maharashtra – 400076  Ph: +91-22-2572-2545, Fax:+91-22-2572-3480 BE / Btech.
  • IIT Guwahati, Guwahati 781001 (Assam) Ph: 0361-2697088 BE / Btech.

  • Regional Engineering College, Durgapur-713209
  • Zakir Hussain College of Engineering & Technology, Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh-202002
  • Banaras Hindu University, Institute of Technology, Varanasi-221005
  • University College of Technology (Autonomous) Osmania University Hyderabad-500007
  • The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Faculty of Technology & Engineering ,Vadodara-390002
  • Sardar Vallabhai Regional College of Engineering and Technology, Surat-395007
  • Karnataka Regional Engineering College, Srinivasanagar-0574157
  • Government College of Engineering Thrissur,Thrissur-680009(Kerala)
  • Anna University, Sardar Patel Road, Chennai 600025 (T.N.)               Ph:044-22351126, Fax:044-22351956
  • Birla Institute of Technology BIT (Deemed University), BIT Extension Center, BISR Campus, 27, Malviya Industrial Area, Jaipur, Rajasthan – 302017
    Tel: 0141–2751567
  • Punjab Engineering College (AICTE Approved)
    Sector-12, Chandigarh Ut-160012
  • Sathyabhama Engineering College Jeppiaar Nagar, Old Mamalla Puram Road, Chennai Engineering Affiliated to University of Madras  Ph: 044-24501644
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad
    Deoghat, Jhalwa , Allahabad, India 211012
    Phone: 91-532-2922000
    Fax: 91-532-2430006
  • National Institute of Technology
    Tiruchirappalli-620015;Tamil Nadu, India

Career Opportunities and Job Prospects:

The specialization of Hardware Engineering has the greatest demand in the job market today. Each and every company which depends on Computer Hardware, Networking, Telecommunication, Robotics, Information Technology, acquisition and storage of data and maintenance of transactional records needs fully qualified Hardware professionals.


Remuneration depends on the qualifications and specialization of the aspirants. Top flight IT Companies like WIPRO, INFOSYS, and Mahindra-Satyam pay lucrative salary of Rs 25,000/- to Rs 30,000/- pm to freshers who join as Programmers and hardware developers.

A career in hardware engineering is most ideal for those desirous of seeking job opportunities abroad in USA, UK, France, Germany etc in almost all Information Technology companies who pay fabulous salaries.

13 Responses to “Computer Hardware Engineering Career”

  1. krishnamoorthy.k Says:

    i have join hardware engg..

  2. moorthy Says:

    may i know the eligibility for joining hardware engineering……..
    actually i done my it but i didnt complete that now i am interested in doing hardware engineering………..

  3. mayank Says:

    Thanks for this list of best punjab engg colleges. Nice post. But i think you have forgotten to add Gurukul Vidyapeeth into this list. Gurukul Vidyapeeth is dedicated to impart to its students not only professionalism but also high level of moral and social values.

  4. royd Says:

    i done my plus 2it but i didnt complete that now i am interested in doing hardware engineering………..

  5. gnanasekar Says:

    i want to hardware cources information

  6. Nemai Says:

    Sir,i am interested in doing hardware engineering……so plz give me full detail of this course..and when the entrance examinations will be Arunachal pradesh

  7. swapnil Says:

    i wanna do the hardware engineering can u gve me sum sugestion to me abt hardware engeering

  8. ramesh kumar Says:

    sir, iam studying third year B.Tech computer science engineering. i want to set my career in computer hardware. please tell me full details about the career oppertunities in computer hardware for graduates . please send it to my mail…..

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  10. akash Says:

    hi!!i have completed my +2 with 66% can i join the hardware engineering

  11. tin2 Says:

    ilike harware engg but im fail in (10+2)any idea studing hardware egg

  12. mohan Says:

    can btech it engineers are eligible for computer hardware?

  13. mohan Says:

    can btech it engineers are eligible to do computer hardware?

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