Computer engineering refers to the study that blends together computer science and electrical engineering to design and develop computers and computer-based systems. It enables professionals to further advancements in digital technology, computer networking, and computer systems. The study varies from analyzing and designing simple microprocessors to highly featured circuits, software design, and operating system development.

What is the aptitude required for computer engineering?

Computer engineering is apt for students interested in technology. This discipline requires students to have skills such as critical thinking, sound math skills, problem-solving talents, and active learning ability. Aspirants should have strong analytical strength and situational intelligence. BE/BTech in computer engineering requires 10+2 in Science with Physics, Chemistry, and Maths. The selection is arranged on the basis of entrance tests like IITJEE, AIEEE, BITSAT, etc.

Top Leaders in the Field

  • Azim Premji: Informally known as the Czar of the Indian IT industry, Premji is the chairman of Wipro Ltd
  • NR Narayana Murthy: Murthy is the co-founder and retired chairman of Infosys.
  • Ajit Balakrishnan: Founder, Chairman and CEO of Rediff.com, an Internet company based in Mumbai, Balakrishnan was also the chairman of the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management for 10 years.
  • Sabeer Bhatiya: Bhatiya cofounded Hotmail.com, one of the world’s first webmail services, in 1996.
  • Vinod Dham: Dham is also called the “Father of the Pentium Chip” for his contribution to the development of highly successful Pentium microprocessor from American firm Intel Co.

Some Firms That Hire Computer Engineers

  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • Amazon
  • Flipkart
  • IBM (International Business Machines Corp.)
  • Oracle
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)
  • TCS (Tata Consultancy Services)
  • Infosys
  • Wipro
  • HCL (Hindustan Computers Ltd)
  • HP (Hewlett-Packard)
  • Dell
  • Intel
  • Lenovo
  • Toshiba
  • Acer
  • Snapdeal