Computer Network Engineering Career

Tuesday, 24. November 2009

In this age of dynamic technology, all companies and enterprises dealing in IT are keen to protect and maintain the security of their high feature computer networks for their market dominance. The computer network degree program provides the required knowledge to the professionals to design, implement and maintain the computer networks.

Computer Network Engineering Technology deals with the design, configuration, installation and maintenance of enterprise networks. It also teaches installing, maintaining and trouble-shooting data communication networks such as LANs & WANs. Internet Security is an emerging technology in networking which is an essential area of study. Hence, there are unlimited career opportunities open to qualified Computer Network Engineers.

Eligibility, Entrance Exams and Courses:

There is no separate degree course in Computer Network Engineering. The basic qualification for getting into networking is preferably a Degree / Diploma in Computer Science / Electrical / Electronics / Telecommunication followed by a course in Computer Hardware from any recognized Engineering Institution.

In order to pursue a B.E. or B.Tech Course in Computer Science or Computer Applications, candidates must qualify in the higher secondary examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.

IIT-JEE is one of the important entrance examinations for Computer 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 )
  • 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. Some famous Engineering Institutions have their own 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 offering Computer Engineering Course:

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai-600036, Ph: 044-22238560
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur-208016
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur-721302
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi,Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016  Ph: 011-26582020, Fax 011-26857659-BE/Btech
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai,Powai, Mumbai,Maharashtra – 400076  Ph: +91-22-2572-2545, Fax:+91-22-2572-3480
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, Guwahati 781001 (Assam) Ph: 0361-2697088
  • Sathyabhama Engineering College Jeppiaar Nagar, Old Mamalla Purma Road, Chennai Engineering Affiliated to University of Madras  Ph: 044-24501644, 24500813;
  • 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
  • National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, (Deemed University)
    NIT Campus,
    P.O. RIT Jamshedpur,
    Jharkhand 831014, India

Career Opportunities and Job Prospects:

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


Remuneration depends on the qualifications and specialization of the aspirants. Top flight IT Companies like WIPRO, INFOSYS, Mahindra-Satyam, TCS, L&T, DRDO, INFOSYS, TATA MOTORS, KANBAY and TATA STEEL pay lucrative salary of Rs 25,000/- to Rs 30,000/- pm to freshers who join as Programmers and Network developers.

A career in Network engineering is most ideal for those desirous of seeking job opportunities abroad in USA, UK, France, Germany etc in almost all software and Information Technology companies.

2 Responses to “Computer Network Engineering Career”

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  2. shikha Says:

    sir,i m a student of i.t 3rd year ,n i m willing to go for the network engineer jobs,so what prepartion i need for that..
    reply soon

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