Duration: 4 Years
Course: Open Source and Open Standards
Course Type: Graduation
Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) in Open Source and Open Standards is a specialized computer engineering undergraduate course. The 4- year program focuses on the need for vertical open standards, domain knowledge, and open source software skills required for various industry verticals and is directed at reducing the gap between industry requirements and availability of trained technology professionals for the same.
The primary aim of this course is to produce skilled professionals in the field of open source software and domain open standards by equipping students with proficiency in open source software, the collaborative methodology being followed, licensing terms and exposing students to popular open source software tools, thereby bringing the appropriate combination of theoretical and practical subjects, and enabling students to understand the open domain standards used in healthcare and retail industries.
UPES University and Galgotias University offer B.Tech in collaboration with IBM, thereby making it more industry- oriented.
The minimum eligibility requirement is the successful completion of Class XII/Higher Secondary Examination with 50% marks or above with Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry as major subjects in the qualifying examination.
Admissions to this course in engineering colleges is based either on the JEE Main All India rank or State or university level entrance examinations such as UPESEAT by UPES University, Dehradun. Candidates are shortlisted for counselling based on 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 Open Source and Open Standards can earn an annual salary ranging between INR 1.5 Lacs– INR 4.5 Lacs. The range increases gradually with experience and skillset.
Open source is a software whose source code is published and made available freely to the public, enabling anyone to copy, modify and redistribute the source code without paying any fee or royalty, whereas an open standard is a standard that is created and maintained in an open manner, using a democratic approach, where no single individual or company controls the standard. Once established, any number of duplicates or variants can be made while keeping the basic structure or function intact. One of the most widely known examples of open source software is Linux.
Listed below are some of the major objectives of the course:
|Name of the course||B. Tech in Open Source and Open Standards|
|Course Level||Under Graduate|
|Duration||4 years, full time|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||10+2 with Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry as compulsory subjects passed with 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 Lakh to 12 Lakh|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 3 Lakh to 15 Lakh|
|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|
Some of the top Institutes in India offering B. Tech in Open Source and Open Standards are listed in the table below, along with their respective States of location, tuition fees charged, procedure of admission, and eligibility criteria.
|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 levels 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 at Higher & Senior Secondary levels||Admission criteria:
|2||Galgotias University||Noida, Uttar Pradesh||INR 1,70,000||Candidates need to pass higher secondary examination with at least 50% marks with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as mandatory subjects at class 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 educational 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 the 10+2 examination with at least 60% marks in aggregate 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||University of Technology and Management (UTM)||Shillong, Meghalaya||INR 210,000||Candidates should have qualified the 10+2 examination with at least 50% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary levels from a recognized board with Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry as main subjects||Admission is based either on JEE Mains ranking or UPES Engineering Aptitude Test (UPESEAT) followed by a centralized counseling. Board Merit is also considered for admission.|
The duration of B. Tech in Open Source and Open Standards is 4 academic years spilt into 8 semesters, with 2 semesters in each academic year. Each semester usually lasts 6 months.
Eligibility Criteria forB. Tech in Open Source and Open Standards
For admission to B. Tech in Open Source and Open Standards, aspirants need to pass 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 subject from any recognized Board or Council. They need to secure a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in 3 major subjects taken together. A relaxation of 5% marks is given for reserved category (SC/ST/OBC) candidates.
Admission Process for B. Tech in Open Source and Open Standards
Admission to B. Tech in Open Source and Open Standards is based solely on entrance examinations (national/State /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 appear for counselling once they successfully clear the entrance examination.
Listed below are some of the entrance examinations conducted for B. Tech in Open Source and Open Standards:
IBM is one of the leading proponents of open source software and open standards in the current technology- oriented industry. A career in open source software along with open standards domain vertical knowledge not only enriches a graduate’s profile manifold but also provides many other options in the field of computer science engineering. Due to constant economic slowdown in the enterprise, organizations have started optimizing their IT budgets, and in the process, they are also looking at migration to open sources solution and software to address modern needs. The adoption of open source software in corporations automatically implies a need for employees/students seeking employment, having/gaining familiarity with open sources technologies.
For an IT professional, the career path usually begins from the position of programmer or developer and gradually with advancement in experience and skillset, the professional can progress to responsibilities such as implementing, deploying and architecting strategies around open sources product development for an organization. After gaining a considerable amount of experience in the industry, the professional can step into the area of consultancy or become a strategy officer for the organization. The job profile of a strategy officer is to direct the complete open source adoption or initiative within the enterprise after evaluating the most lucrative products for the organization.
Listed here are some of the popular job profiles in Open Source and Open Standards:
The major advantage of Open Source and Open Standards is that they are freely available with no associated costs. Therefore, banks, government organizations, insurance companies, and IT corporations tend to depend on Open Source software. Requirement of Computer Engineers with specialization in Open Source and Open Standards is growing tremendously, and listed below are some of the job titles and job profiles along with the average remunerations offered in the field of Open Source and Open Standards:
|Job Title||Job Profile||Salary per year|
|Open Standards Developer||The Open Standards Developer is responsible for leading the design of front-end engineering solutions. The profile involves technical implementation of digital applications by applying industry standard software solutions, and optimizing performance of front end applications while collaborating with visual designers, interaction designers and software engineers.||INR 442,090 – 734,000|
|Linux System Administrator or Developer||Administrators perform a number of tasks including conducting security audits, expanding service offerings, on boarding, migrating customers and backing up files. Linux Administrators also provide client support services to users of their systems. When users have data, login, or security issues, administrators work to resolve them. They also monitor the performance of these systems daily, doing performance checks, dumping memory, and managing scripts.||INR 345,560 - 800,324|
|Open Source Systems Programmer||A system programmer installs, customizes, and maintains the operating system, 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|
|Open Standards Solution Architect||Open Standards Solution Architect is responsible for the development of the overall vision that underlies the projected solution, and converts that vision through execution. The solution architect becomes involved with a project at the time of inception and is involved in the functional analysis of developing the initial requirements.||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||--||English Communication||--|
|--||--||IT Applications and Open Standards|
|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||Data Communication and Computer Networks Lab|
|Computer System Architecture||Design and Analysis of Algorithms Lab||Data Communication and Computer Networks||Advanced Programming using Java Lab|
|Advanced Database Management Systems||Operating Systems Lab||Administering Open Source Systems||Web Technologies through PHP-Lab|
|Engineering Mechanics||Dynamic Paradigm-1 in Open Source and Open Standards 1||Advanced Programming using Java||Dynamic Paradigm-2 in Open Source and Open Standards 2|
|Operating Systems||--||Web Technologies through PHP||Administering Open Source Systems Lab|
|OSS Development Methodology||--||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||Computer Graphics Lab||Net Technologies||Artificial Intelligence||Micro Processor & Embedded Systems Lab||Digital Image Processing|
|Computer Graphics||Object Oriented Analysis and Design Lab||Digital Signal Processing||Micro Processor & Embedded Systems||Minor-II||Software Quality Management|
|XML Programming||Open Source Mobile platform Lab||Information Retrieval and Search Engines||Web 2.0 Technologies||Industrial Visit||Compiler Design|
|Open Source Mobile Platform||XML Programming Lab||Modeling and simulation||Service Oriented Architecture||Dynamic Paradigm in Open Source and Open Standards 4||Enterprise Java|
|Formal Languages and Automata Theory||Minor Project I||--||Program Elective-2||Web 2.0 Technologies||--|
|Program Elective-1||Dynamic Paradigm in Open Source and Open Standards 3||--||Open Elective- HSS||--||--|
|Semester VII||Semester VIII|
|Elective I (choose any one)||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||Graphic and Animation Tools Lab||Introduction to Virtualization & Cloud Computing||Healthcare applications & HL7 – I||--||Social Analytics|
|Program Elective-III||Major Project -1||Natural Language Processing||Retail Applications & ARTS – I||--||Cyber Forensic|
|Open Elective-II||Summer Internship||Human Computer Interaction||IBM Subject-12(IBM Elective)||--||Storage Technology Foundation|
|--||--||--||Marketing & Services in OSS||--||--|
|--||--||--||Licensing in OSS||--||--|