Mangaluru: New Trend – Computer Courses in High Demand in Coastal Districts
Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)
Mangaluru, July 9: Due to Covid, many changes are seen in the education sector. The demand for computer courses has increased significantly in the coastal districts. In BE, UG and PG, students also show more affinity with IT.
As working from home is possible with computers, more and more students are interested in it. In addition, the software industry has also seen remarkable growth.
According to Dr Alwyn D’Sa, Registrar of St Aloysius College, over the past two years BCA courses have been in high demand. Last year they had 160 places and we received over 600 applications. This year, we have an additional contribution for the BCA. We received 700 applications for 240 places.
According to industry experts and college heads, more opportunities in this sector is the reason for the increase in demand. Post Covid, there is a labor shortage. IT professionals are in demand in India and abroad. Those who worked for IT companies were safer during Covid.
The US market has generated more than two million post-Covid jobs. IT companies generally prefer Indians. Candidates are also demanding a good salary package.
Professor Shashirekha, HOD of Computer Science, Mangalore University, says: “Ups and downs are an integral part of the software industry. But there is no end to this. Continuing education, upgrading and progression are the specialty of this field. Those who have completed BSc, BCom also apply for MCA. We have 30 entries. After increasing the duration of the MCA to two years, we are getting more students.