Bachelor of Computer Application

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Bachelor of Computer Application

Background : This unique course provides dual career options for the students in the fast growing technology sectors of Cloud Technology and Information Security. In addition to all the mandatory subjects of a traditional B.Tech course, this specialised course offers in-depth practical know-how of the current Technology – Cloud and Information Security. These sectors have the potential to grow exponentially and they provide challenging job opportunities for young professionals with the right skill sets. On the Cloud Technology front, the courses will provide students with the fundamental knowledge of all aspects of Cloud Technology. The course focuses on Virtualisation Technology, Cloud Technology, Data Centres, Networking and Operating Systems. On the information security front, this course equips the students with the concepts and the technical skills in Information Security. The focus of the course is on the models, tools and techniques for enforcement of Security Policies, with emphasis on Cryptography, Ethical Hacking, Computer Forensics and Virtualization and Cloud Security.

Specialization Cloud Technology & Information Security
Eligibility 10 + 2 Science Minimum 45% (PCM)


Career Opportunities for Cloud professionals :

Global Scenario

  • Combined Market of Private and Public Cloud Services - $ 11 Billion in 2012
  • Poised to grow to $ 65 to $ 85 Billion in 2015

-McKinsey Analysis: Winning in the SMB Cloud: Charting a Path to Success

Growth And Forecast

  • There are currently about 50 million enterprise users of Cloud Office Systems which represent only 8 percent of overall office system users, excluding China and India.
  • Predicts that a major shift toward cloud office systems will begin by the first half of 2015 and reach 33 % penetration by 2017. -Gartner Report
  • Worldwide spending on public IT cloud services will be more than $ 40 billion in 2014
  • Expected to approach $ 100 billion in 2016
  • Over the 2012-2016 forecast period, public IT cloud services will enjoy a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.4%, five times that of the IT industry overall -IDC research

Jobs and Opportunities – Global

  • Cloud Computing to create 14 Million New Jobs by 2015
  • By 2015, business revenues from IT innovation enabled by the cloud could reach US $ 1.1 trillion a year

Indian Scenario :
Market size - India

  • The public cloud services market in India is forecast to grow 36 percent in 2014 to total $443 million, up from $ 326 million in 2013, according to Gartner, Inc.
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), including cloud computing, storage and print services, continues as the fastest growing segment of the market in India, growing 22.7 percent in 2013 to $ 43.1 million, and it is expected to grow 39.6 percent in 2014 to $ 60.2 million.
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), including cloud compute, storage and print services continued as the fastest growing segment of the market, growing 42.4 percent in 2012 to $ 6.1 billion and expected to grow 47.3 percent in 2013 to $ 9 billion.


Industry Entry Level (0-1 yr exp.) Mid level (3-5 yrs exp.) Advanced level (5 yrs plus exp.)
Average Salary 4,00,000-5,00,000 INR 4,00,000-8,00,000 INR 8,00,000 INR +
Job role Cloud Architect   Cloud Consultant
Cloud Engineer Sr. Cloud Engineering Manager Cloud Technologies Manager Cloud Technology
Data Centre Technician Data Centre Engineer Data Centre Manager
Remote Desktop Engineer Cloud Provisioning Engineer Data Centre Manager
Cloud Security Specialist Security Engineer Manager Cloud Security
Self-Employment Compensation commensurate to the efforts put in


Career Opportunities for Information Security professionals :

Global Scenario

Cyber Security Need Drives IT Job Growth “New research has found that job openings in the field of cyber security have grown by more than 100 percent in the past year. Those openings are only expected to grow in the coming year, jumping an additional 30 percent in 2014. The demands for security workers points to the importance companies are placing on responding to the growth of recent attacks on businesses of all sizes.”
-Business News Daily

“The army is building a new cyber command centre at Fort Meade to eventually house 1,500, leading worldwide cyber corps of 21,000 soldiers and civilians, by 2017, the Air Force will add more than 1000 uniformed cyber forces to its 6,000 experts now working at the Air Force Space Command. The Navy had 800 cyber security staffers in 2013 and will reach nearly 1,000 by 2017, working toward a mix of 80 percent uniformed personnel and 20 percent civilian employees and contractors. The Marines currently have 300 uniformed personnel, civilians and contractors at work, and plan to increase that number to just fewer than 1,000 by 2017.”
-Capital Business

Indian Scenario

National Cyber Security Policy 2013: As per this Govt. Of India policy document, there will be a requirement of 5, 00,000 professionals skilled in cyber security in the next 5 years. Also the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology will encourage all organisations, private and public to designate a member of senior management, as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), responsible for cyber security efforts and initiatives. “Analysts said that India currently has around 22,000 certified cyber security professionals, which is significantly lesser than the requirement of 77,000 personnel. The current number is miniscule when compared to the nearly 25 million cyber warriors in China. According to recent data, India would need 4.7 lakh cyber security professionals by 2015 to protect its IT infrastructure.”
-The Times of India

Even in most difficult of economic times, IT security is a full-employment field. With the growing number of threats on the horizon, and the growing awareness of cyber security vulnerabilities and issues inside the enterprise, it is clear that security will be a top priority for the coming year and likely for years to come.

Job Opportunity for Cyber Security Professionals in various departments of different sectors :

  • Corporate (Information Security, Compliance, IT&IS Audit, Software Development etc.)
  • Banking, Finance and Insurance Sector (IT and Data Security, E-commerce and Net banking Security, Compliance, Information Risk Management, IT&IS Audit etc)
  • Defence and Police (R&D, Investigation and Forensics, IT Infrastructure Security etc)
  • Governance (E-Governance, Public Key Infrastructure Management, Forensic Science Labs etc.)
  • Legal Department (Cyber Forensics Consultants, Cyber Law Expert, Expert Witness etc.)
  • Cyber Fraud Consultants / Management (Ethical Hacker, Penetration Testers, Cyber Fraud Detectives)


Industry Entry Level (0-1 yr exp.) Mid level (3-5 yrs exp.) Advanced level (5 yrs plus exp.)
Average Salary 2,00,000-4,00,000 INR 4,00,000-8,00,000 INR 8,00,000 INR +
Job role Executive Information Security Sr. Information Security Officer Chief Information Security Officer
Malware Analyst Sr. Malware Analyst Manager Anti Virus Development
Data Centre Technician Data Centre Engineer Data Centre Manager
Junior Penetration Tester Penetration Tester Ethical Hacker
Database Manager-IT Security Network & Database Manager - IT Security Data Centre Security Engineer
Junior cyber Forensic Analyst Cyber Forensic Analyst Cyber Forensic Investigator
Self-Employment Compensation commensurate to the efforts put in


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