Duration: 4 Years
Course: Mainframe Technology
Course Type: Graduation
Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) in Mainframe Technology is an undergraduate engineering course. This Information Technology course deals with the study of mainframe technologies, and lays a sound foundation in the subject of mainframe application development. A mainframe, also known as ‘big iron’, is defined as a high- performance computer used for large scale computing purposes which require availability and security.
The course involves the study of the history and basics of the Mainframe, Mainframe Hardware, Mainframe networking, Virtualization, z/OS, Parallel Sysplex and also covers application development modules and open source technologies. IBM emphasizes that their mainframe technology has dominated the IT server market and is used to serve distributed users and smaller servers in a computing network. UPES University and Galgotias University provide this course in collaboration with IBM, thereby making it more industry- oriented.
The minimum eligibility for this 4-year long course is the successful completion of Class XII/Higher Secondary Examination with 50% marks or above in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry as major subjects in the qualifying examination.
Selection in engineering colleges for this field is based on either JEE Main All India Rank or State or university level entrance examinations such as UPESEAT by UPES University, Dehradun. Candidates are shortlisted for the counselling based on their performance in the entrance examinations.
The average tuition fee for this course ranges between INR 2 Lacs to INR 12 Lacs. A fresh graduate of Mainframe Technology can earn an annual salary ranging between INR 1.5 Lacs– INR 4.5 Lacs which increases gradually with experience and skillset.
The course consists of a range of components, and the major ones are mentioned down below. Aspirants can refer to these objectives of the course to get an idea of the nature of the field of study.
|Name of the course||B. Tech in Mainframe Technology|
|Course Level||Under Graduate|
|Duration||4 years, full time|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||10+2 with Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry as compulsory subjects securing at least 50% marks|
|Admission Process||Based on Entrance Tests results (JEE Main, UPESEAT) or direct admission in some cases|
|Average Course Fee||INR 2 Lacs to 12 Lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 3 Lacs to 15 Lacs|
|Top Recruiting Companies||Microsoft, Infosys, Ernst & Young, TCS, SAP, Wipro, Hewlett-Packard, HCL, Accenture, Microsoft, Google, Genpact, Cognizant, Mphasis, IBM, Amazon, Oracle, Yahoo, Capgemini, L&T, Tata Indicom, Citibank|
A variety of institutes in India offer B. Tech in Mainframe Technology. The names of such institutes, their State of location, eligibility criteria, procedure of admission, and annual fees are specified in the table below.
|SR.NO.||COLLEGE/INSTITUTE||STATE||TUITION FEES (PER YEAR)||ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA||ADMISSION PROCEDURE|
|1||University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES)||Dehradun, Uttarakhand||INR 279,250||Minimum 60% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level with minimum 60% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics at Senior Secondary level. For non-examination pathway (Board merit), students must have a score of at least 80% aggregate in Higher & Senior Secondary level||Admission criteria:
|2||Galgotias University||Noida, Uttar Pradesh||INR 1,70,000||Candidates need to pass higher secondary examination with at least 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as mandatory subjects at XII level||Admission is based on marks obtained in 10+2 and rank obtained in Galgotias Engineering Entrance Exam (GEEE) / JEE Mains / UPSEE.|
|3||Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS)||Tamil Nadu||INR 156,625||Candidates need to pass the 10+2 examination with a minimum of 60% marks with Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects from any recognized Board or Council||Admission is based on marks obtained in the university entrance exam (HITSEEE) – a national level online examination conducted in the month of April|
|4||Manav Rachna International University||Faridabad, New Delhi||INR 165,500||Candidates need to pass 10+2 examination with at least 60% marks in aggregate in 5 subjects and eligibility is determined on the basis of percentage of aggregate marks in: English, Physics Mathematics.||Selection is based on SUAT (Online Test), followed by personal interview or JEE/AIEEE All India Rank less than 3,00,000 or UPSEE Rank less than 50,000|
|5||GD Goenka University||Gurgaon, New Delhi||INR 227,500||Candidates who have completed their 10+2 from CBSE or any equivalent examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Biology with 50% marks at least.||Admissions to B. Tech is through JEE (MAIN) score. Eligible candidates also need to clear a Goenka Aptitude Test for Admission (GATA) and a personal interview.|
|6||Greater Noida Institute of Technology (GNIOT)||Noida, Uttar Pradesh||INR 107,050||Candidates need to pass 10+2 examination or its equivalent from any recognized Board or council with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects and one optional subject from Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology/any other technical subject with 50% marks at least.||Selection is based on performance in either JEE Mains or UPSEE.|
|7||Swami Vivekanand Subharti University||Meerut, Uttar Pradesh||INR 82,525||Candidate should have cleared 10+2 examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of Chemistry / Biotechnology / Biology / Computer Science /Electronics with at least 50% marks (45% in case of candidate belonging to reserved category) in the abovementioned subjects taken together.||Selection of candidates is based on performance in JEE examination or on the basis of merit in SNET – an entrance examination conducted by the university.|
Like any other B. Tech course, the duration of Mainframe Technology is 4 years spilt into 8 semesters with 2 semesters in each year.
Eligibility Criteria forB. Tech in Mainframe Technology
For B. Tech in Mainframe Technology, aspirants need to qualify the Higher Secondary level examination (10+2) with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects and any one out of Chemistry /Biology/ Biotechnology/ Computer or any other technical subjects from any recognized Board or Council. They need to secure a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. A relaxation of 5% marks is given for reserved category (SC/ST/OBC) candidates.
Admission Process for B. Tech in Mainframe Technology
Admission to B. Tech in Mainframe Technology is done strictly through entrance examinations (national/State level/university level). A few engineering institutes provide direct admission to eligible candidates on the basis of performance in the Class XII examination or any other qualifying examination. Shortlisted students need to go through the counselling once they successfully clear the entrance examination or meet the eligibility criteria.
Listed below are some of the entrance examinations conducted for B. Tech in Mainframe Technology:
Mainframe technology is an information technology which is widely used by IT companies. This emerging field provides job stability along with excellent remuneration at many corporations which handle a large number of IT servers. Many universities have tied up with the world- renowned IBM with an aim to equip students in computer science engineering course with specialization in Mainframe Technology. The IBM course not only helps students get placed with handsome packages but also trains them in understanding the core concepts involved in mainframe technology. Other than IT companies, graduates can find employment in banks, insurance or investments companies, and other financial institutions. IT giants like IBM, Infosys, TCS recruit fresh graduates of Mainframe Technology and train them further on different programming modules. There is a wide scope for Mainframe Engineers/Developers in healthcare and life sciences sectors as well as in telecom industries.
Here are some of the popular Cloud related job profiles:
Tabulated below are some of the job titles and job profiles along with the remuneration offered in the field of Mainframe Technology:
|Job Title||Job Profile||Salary per year|
|Mainframe Developer||A Mainframe Developer modifies procedures to resolve complicated problems related to computer equipment capacity, and constraints, time of operation, optimized results etc. Also, a Mainframe Developer analyzes designs, develops and executes custom application features and functions. Besides that, a Mainframe Developer also designs, codes, tests, debugs, and records those programs needed to work at the top technical level of applications programming activities.|
|Programmer Analyst||Programmer analysts design, develop and implement computer programs. Programmer analysts perform the jobs of both systems analysts and computer programmers. Systems analysts design and develop software and computer systems. Computer programmers implement designs by writing computer programs as well as updating and repairing existing programs.||INR 348,282 - 800,324|
|Mainframe Systems Programmer||A system programmer installs, customizes, and maintains operating systems, and also installs or upgrades products that run the system. Plans hardware and software system upgrades and changes in configuration and performs installation-specific customization tasks.||INR 583,161 - 1,128,260|
|Mainframe Testing/Tester||Mainframe Testing is the testing of software services and applications based on Mainframe Systems. Mainframe tester plays an active role in application development and is instrumental in overall development cost and quality. Mainframe testing is a part of end-to-end test coverage spanning platforms.||INR 581,725|
|Mainframe Solution Architect||The Solution Architect leverages knowledge of Mainframe Technology to help document, shape, and direct the technology roadmap for clients. Suggests new technologies or new approaches to achieve business goals. Develops methodologies to integrate technology innovation with existing governance and enterprise architecture processes.||INR 1,577,623|
|Semester I||Semester II|
|Theory Subjects||Practical Subjects||Theory Subjects||Practical Subjects|
|Mathematics I||Basic Electronics Engineering Lab||Mathematics II||Advanced Data Structures-Lab|
|Physics||Physics Lab||Chemistry||Chemistry Lab|
|Programming and Data structures.||Programming and Data Structures Lab||Advanced Data Structures||Database Management Systems Lab|
|Open Source and Open Standards||English Communication||Database Management Systems||--|
|Basic Electronics Engineering||--||Environmental Studies||--|
|Design Thinking||--||Fundamentals of Mainframe and Skills||--|
|Semester III||Semester IV|
|Theory Subjects||Practical Subjects||Theory Subjects||Practical Subjects|
|Design and Analysis of Algorithms||Advanced Database Management Systems Lab||Software Engineering & Project management||Micro Processor & Embedded Systems Lab|
|Computer System Architecture||Design and Analysis of Algorithms Lab||Micro Processor & Embedded Systems||Advanced Programming using Java Lab|
|Advanced Database Management Systems||Operating Systems Lab||Mainframe Application Development using JCL||Web Technologies through PHP-Lab|
|Engineering Mechanics||Dynamic Paradigm-1||Advanced Programming using Java||Dynamic Paradigm-2|
|Operating Systems||Mainframe Operating Systems Lab||Web Technologies through PHP||Mainframe Application Development using JCL La|
|Mainframe Operating Systems||--||Open Elective-1||--|
|Semester V||Semester VI|
|Theory Subjects||Practical Subjects||Program Elective-1||Theory Subjects||Practical Subjects||Program Elective-2|
|Object Oriented Analysis and Design||Mainframe Application Development using COBOL||Net Technologies||Artificial Intelligence||Advance Scripting Lab, Rexx||Digital Image Processing|
|Computer Graphics||Computer Graphics Lab||Digital Signal Processing||Data Communication and Computer Networks||Mainframe DBMS Lab||Software Quality Management|
|Mainframe Application Development using COBOL||Object Oriented Analysis and Design Lab||Information Retrieval and Search Engines||Mainframe DBMS||Micro Processor & Embedded Systems Lab||Compiler Design|
|Linux on Mainframes||Minor-1||Modeling and simulation||Advance Scripting, Rexx||Minor Project II||Enterprise Java|
|Formal Languages and Automata Theory||Dynamic Paradigm-3||--||Program Elective-2||Industrial Visit||--|
|Program Elective-1||--||--||Open Elective- HSS||Dynamic Paradigm in Mainframe Technology 4||--|
|Semester VII||Semester VIII|
|Theory Subjects||Practical Subjects||Program Elective-3||Theory Subjects||Practical Subjects||Program Elective-4|
|Cryptography and Network Security||Cryptography and Network Security Lab||Distributed Computing||Program Elective-4||Major Project II||Backup & DR|
|Mainframe Transaction Management, CICS||Mainframe Transaction Management, CICS||Introduction to Virtualization & Cloud Computing||IBM Subject-11(IBM Elective)||--||Social Analytics|
|Program Elective-III||Major Project -1||Natural Language Processing||Mainframe Clustering||--||Cyber Forensic|
|Open Elective-II||Summer Internship||Human Computer Interaction||System management on Mainframes||--||Storage Technology Foundation|
|--||--||--||IBM Subject-12(IBM Elective)||--||--|
|--||--||--||Virtualization on Mainframe||--||--|
|--||--||--||Resource Allocation on Mainframe||--||--|
|--||--||--||Networking on Mainframe||--||--|