Information technology (IT) is the branch of engineering where computers are used to store, study, retrieve, transmit, and compute data, or information for business or other enterprise application. Gaining knowledge through information is the role of ‘’information technology” in today’s world.
Information technology in India is an industry consisting of two major components: IT services and business process outsourcing (BPO). The sector has increased its contribution to India’s GDP from 1.2% in 1998 to 7.5% in 2012. According to NASSCOM, the sector aggregated revenues of US$147 billion in 2015, where export revenue stood at US$99 billion and domestic at US$48 billion, growing by over 13%. Indian Government has started ‘Digital India’ project to give IT a secured position inside & outside India. The IT sector in India is generating 2.5 million direct employments. India is now one of the biggest IT capitals of the modern world and all the major players in the world IT sector are present in the country. As the Indian IT industry has been involved in more than 80 countries, the prospects for the industry are quite strong.
Every industry depends on IT like banking, financial services, retail, media, pharmacy, automobile, manufacturing, telecom, hospitality etc. Information Technology & software solutions have become a part of all companies like Government bodies, startup firms and small & medium enterprises. Newly emerging trends & technologies like cloud computing, mobile applications, social media & data analytics give rise to new opportunities in this sector.
Department of Information Technology at Zeal College of Engineering & Research is provided with state of the art infrastructure, well equipped laboratories and excellent academic environment to create highly efficient IT graduates…… is always striving for all-round development of students to meet the needs of global IT industry. In context of Same Department of Information Technology has facilitated with Microsoft Imagine Academy, Software Testing & Quality Assurance Center of Excellence, FOSS Center of Excellence, Zeal Cyber Cell, etc. Strong academic development of student is one of the major features of the Department along with imparting the professional skills within them to make IT graduates industry ready.
Dr. Sandip U. Kadam.