Computer hardware is the combination of different physical parts of a computer. Networking involves linking a group of two or more computer systems for the purpose of sharing information and data. The professionals associated with the discipline of research of computer hardware and developments of computer network are known as hardware and networking engineers. They also design and supervise the process of manufacturing and installation of hardware. Presence of Indian and foreign IT majors in the country has created a lot of scope for youths in this sector.
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.
Recent surveys have revealed that the electronics and hardware sector in India is expected to grow above the $60 billion. Computer Hardware and Networking is projected to be one of the fastest growing occupations. A Hardware and Networking professional can find employment in public and private sector. Hardware developing companies are the favoured place for most of the Hardware engineers. They can seek to be employed in corporate houses, industries, public sector undertakings. All public and private sector banks, financial institutions, school and collages also require the service of Hardware and Networking experts. Besides they can be self-employed by starting their own Hardware assembling firm. He can also run consultancy to develop hardware according to the requirements of the clients. Teaching in technical educational institutions is also a very good option.
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing is India's premier centre for research, development and training of computer hardware technologies. In addition to that there are a number of private training institutes that offer training and job assistance to the hardware and networking aspirants.
Career in Software Engineering is highly rewarding considering the present status of information technology. In the public sector agencies the starting salaries of Hardware and Networking experts are Rs 8,000 to Rs 12,000. However private sector salary is quite higher. Besides salary, there are several perks available to employees. Remuneration of a Hardware and networking expert may reach up to Rs 50,000 to Rs 60,000 depending upon qualification and experience. Those who are running private consultancy have also good returns.