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Is Indian Computing academics units are interested in the areas of IT? A Case of Cloud Computing & Virtualization

P. K. Paul; P. S. Aithal

Computing is one of the emerging and rapidly changing fields. The field is responsible for the development of diverse areas. Initially within Computing, Computer Science was core and main subject and gradually many other subjects have been originated viz. Computer Engineering, Computing, Computer Applications, Information Technology, Information Systems, Informatics, Information Management etc. Though there is a difference in between Computing related fields and Information related fields. Computer Science is theoretical in nature and mainly deals with the mathematical affairs for the study, evaluation, design and development of computer systems. Though Computer Engineering is mainly focuses on design and development and partially software systems. As far as Computer Application is concerned it is purely concentrated on software technologies. Information Technology whereas concentrated on the information related affairs and allied technologies viz. Networking Technologies, Database Technologies, Communication Technology, Multimedia Technology, Web Technology etc. In India, common academic programs of Computing and IT mainly concentrated on the nomenclature Computer Science, Computer Application, and Information Technology. Among the emerging subjects, few important are Big Data Technologies, Cloud Computing etc and these are rising as an academic program as well in different universities internationally. Though the areas of Information Technology in Indian academics have several disparities compared to international universities. However, in recent past Indian academics, mainly private bodies are moving towards some of the applied areas of IT within the department, programs of Computing. This paper deals with the basics of computing and IT related subjects especially the trend of applied computing emphasizing cloud computing in Indian private universities. 

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