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Career in Hardware & Networking

Published On: 28 Jun 2012 | Last Updated On: 08 Sep 2012

The professionals associated with the discipline of research of computer hardware and developments of computer network are known as hardware and networking engineers. Computer hardware is the combination of different physical parts of a computer while networking involves linking a group of two or more computer systems for the purpose of sharing information and data. IT professionals are particularly considered the favorites for the hardware and networking jobs as the primary necessity of information technology is the proper implementation and management of hardware and networks.

Students are introduced to the computing environment and trained to work with various computer devices and peripherals in this field. Proliferation of Indian and foreign IT giants in the country has created a lot of scope for young aspirants in this sector.

Courses & Eligibility:

A science background in the plus-two level is preferred for students willing to enroll in different degree and diploma courses. Reputed training institutes, colleges and universities offer programs on hardware. For networking, a degree or diploma in computer science, electronics, electrical and telecommunication is required. However, one can easily step into this field after completing MCA or BE/B.Tech in computer engineering.

Career Prospects

Recent estimates have revealed that the electronics and hardware sector in India is expected to grow beyond $60 billion. The chief recruiters of hardware and networking professionals are hardware manufacturing companies, software concerns, BPO, telecom and system designing companies. Graduates can can be employed in corporate houses, industries, banks, financial institutions and school & colleges. Besides, they can become entrepreneurs by starting their own hardware assembling firm. Teaching in technical educational institutions is also a very good option.


Starting salaries of fresh graduates may range in between Rs 8,000 to Rs 12,000 per month . Remuneration of a hardware and networking expert may reach up to Rs 50,000 to Rs 60,000 per month depending upon qualification and experience. Those who own private consultancies enjoy good returns.

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