The School of IT & Networking provides training in the field of information storing, processing and communication, using computers. Computers are involved in daily life, from smart phones to laptops, the Internet, medical instruments, lighting technology and to the use and control of robots or machines that can substitute humans, especially in tasks which are considered dangerous to humans.
A Network architect has the skill to work with a company’s computer network, using information technology, to make network systems for all employees to use. These networks can include local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), intranets and extranets. Network complexity can vary depending on the organization and the company may have one dedicated engineer, or many globally connected engineers working together with the Chief Technology Officer.
At present the School offers a 3-year undergraduate program in Vocational Studies, related to Computer Networking, called B. Voc. IT/(Networking). Exit options are also available to students after one or two years, to do a 1-year Diploma or a 2-year Advanced Diploma, respectively, in IT/(Networking).
• To install, configure and test CPE (modem, routers and switches) for broadband access.
• To establish connectivity between CPE and end-user device (CPU, Laptop, tablets, Smart/IP TV etc.) at customer premises.
• To carry out basic trouble-shooting for identifying, localizing & rectifying cable, connectivity and equipment faults.
• To install, configure and test Wi-Fi Backhaul Equipment and Wi-Fi Access Points for broadband access.
• To establish connectivity in the backhaul between Wi-Fi nodes and Access Points at multiple sites.
• To implement, maintain and integrate WAN, LAN and server architecture
• To implement and administer network security hardware and software.
• To enforce the network security policy and comply with requirements of external security audits and recommendations.
• Diploma in Web Development (1 year)
• Advanced Diploma (2 years)
• B. Voc. (3 years)
• 10+2 in any stream or ITI after 10th or Polytechnic Diploma will be considered as equivalent to 10+2.
• Admission will be based on the merit.
The B. Voc. program is modular in nature with multiple exit points at Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and B. Voc. Each of the six semesters carries 30 credits, resulting in a total of 180 credits for B. Voc. The credits are accumulated from Certificate to B. Voc. as given below –
|II||6 months (1yr)||60||Diploma|
|III||6 months (1.5yrs)||90||—|
|IV||6 months (2yrs)||120||Advanced Diploma|
|V||6 months (2.5yrs)||150||—|
|VI||6 months (3yrs)||180||B. Voc.|
For those just starting a career in networking, here is a short list of the available types of positions and networking jobs –
• Network Specialist or Network Service Technician focuses on the setup, troubleshooting, and repair of specific hardware and software products. Service Technicians in particular often must travel to remote customer sites to perform field upgrades and support.
• Network Administrator focuses on the day-to-day management of networks.
• Network Engineer focuses primarily on system upgrades, evaluating vendor products, security testing, and so on.
• Network Analyst/Programmer writes software programs or scripts that aid in network analysis, such as diagnostics or monitoring utilities. They also specialize in evaluating third-party products and integrating new software technologies into an existing network environment or to build a new environment.
• Network Manager supervises the work of administrators, engineers, technicians, and/or programmers and focus on longer-range planning and strategy considerations.
• Network Solutions Architect translates requirements created by functional analysts into the architecture for that solution and describing it through architecture and design artefacts.