Top 5 PSUs for Computer Science Engineers in India

Every year, the Public Sector Undertakings(PSUs) of India offers an ample amount of employment opportunities (especially for Engineering Graduates!). And who wouldn’t want to work in such prestigious Government organizations like IOCL, DRDO, ONGC, etc? (Everyone wants!) There may be many other reasons too why a number of people aspire to make a career in Indian PSUs such as job security (Yes, it is worthy to have a stable job in today’s unstable employing environment), prestige, various allowances, etc.

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So, what are these PSUs? Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) are the organizations that are completely or partially owned (51% or more share) by the Government and are classified as Maharatna, Navratna, Miniratna (Category I & II) based on their net worth and annual turnover. There are nearly 300 Public Sector Undertakings in India. PSUs generally recruit the candidates through the competitive examination or on the basis of GATE Scores or in some cases, the candidates are directly recruited during their campus placements from the top institutes such as IITs, IIMs, IISC, etc. In Indian PSUs, the average CTC of employees is around 12-15 Lakhs Per Annum.

However, there is a misconception that there are not enough opportunities in PSUs for those who belong to the Computer Science domain. But the real scenario is somewhat different as there are many PSUs that recruit candidates from the CS / IT field. Here, in this article, we will let you know about the Top 5 PSUs for Computer Science Engineers in India with all the details such as eligibility, recruitment process, salary, etc.

1. Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)

Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) is one of the prestigious Public Sector Undertaking and the largest commercial oil company in India. IOCL, entitled with the ‘Maharatna’ stature, has been accomplishing the energy demand of the country for nearly the last 60 years (yes, its almost 6 decades!). The company is having around 33, 500 employees with a revenue of approx. Rs. 606, 000 crore (as of 2019). IOCL offers career opportunities to CS / IT candidates by recruiting them for the profile of Engineers / Officers. The candidates recruited as Engineers / Officers in IOCL are posted in one of the various disciplines of the organization such as Information Systems, Refineries, etc. Let’s take a look at eligibility criteria, selection process and other aspects of the job profile.



  • Educational Eligibility: B.E./B.Tech (Computer Science & Information Technology) with at least 65% marks.
  • Age Limit: The age of the candidate must be a maximum of 26 years as of the year of recruitment. There is a relaxation in age limit for reserved categories.
  • Selection Process: The candidates are shortlisted on the basis of valid GATE scorecard followed by the Group Discussion/Group Task & Personal Interview.
  • Pay Scale: Candidates recruited as Engineers / Officers receive a starting basic pay of Rs. 60,000/- per month along with various allowances such as HRA, DA, etc. The gross remuneration to the organization is around 17 Lakhs per Annum including performance-related pay.

2. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), headquartered in Mumbai (Maharashtra), is the nation’s premier nuclear research center. It has an immense infrastructure for various advanced research and development processes. BARC offers career opportunities to CS/IT candidates by recruiting them for the profile of Scientific Officers. The candidates are recruited after the successful completion of training in Orientation Course for Engineering Graduates & Science Postgraduates (OCES)/DAE Graduate Fellowship Scheme for Engineering Graduates & Physics Postgraduates (DGFS). Let’s take a look at eligibility criteria, selection process and other aspects of the job profile.

  • Educational Eligibility: B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Sc. (Engineering) / 5 year Integrated M.Tech in Computer Science discipline with atleast 60% aggregate marks.
  • Age Limit: The age of the candidate must be a maximum of 26 years as of the year of recruitment (Relaxation in age limit for reserved categories).
  • Selection Process: The selection to OCES / DGFS is done through the Screening Round followed by the Selection Interview and Medical Fitness round. The screening of the candidates for the selection interview is done in two ways – either by an Online Screening Test or through GATE score. Candidates can choose any one or both of the mentioned screening alternatives.
  • Pay Scale: Candidates appointed as a Scientific Officer ‘C’ receive a basic pay of Rs. 56,100/- per month along with various allowances such as HRA, DA, etc.

3. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), headquartered in New Delhi, India, is a multinational Crude Oil and Gas Corporation. ONGC produces nearly 70% of the nation’s crude oil and holds the ‘Maharatna’ status. The company is having around 34, 000 employees with a revenue of approx. Rs. 876,487 crore (as of 2019). ONGC offers one of the best career opportunities (at E-1 Level) to CS/IT candidates by recruiting them for the profile of Programming Officers. The recruited candidates can be posted anywhere in India or other countries as per the requirements of the organization. Let’s take a look at eligibility criteria, selection process and other aspects of the job profile.

  • Educational Eligibility: B.E. / B.Tech. in Computer Science / Information Technology discipline with at least 60% marks. The Postgraduates in Computer Applications (MCA) and Computer Science are also eligible.
  • Age Limit: The age of the candidate must be a maximum of 30 years as of the year of recruitment (Relaxation in age limit for reserved categories).
  • Selection Process: The selection of the candidates is done on the basis of valid GATE scorecard followed by the Personal Interview process.
  • Pay Scale: Candidates recruited as a Programming Officer receive a basic salary of Rs. 60,000 – 1,80,000 per month along with an annual increment of 3% and various allowances such as Dearness Allowance, HRA, Performance Related Pay, etc.

4. Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO)

Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO) is an enterprise that manages the power system operations and comes under the Government of India. POSOCO is responsible for the efficient and steady functioning of the integrated operations of the Grid and it also operates 5 Regional Load Despatch Centres along with a National Load Despatch Centre. POSOCO offers career opportunities in the disciplines of Computer Science by recruiting for the profile of Executive Trainees. The selected candidates are liable to be posted anywhere in India and other countries as per the requirements of the organization. Let’s take a look at eligibility criteria, selection process and other aspects of the job profile.

  • Educational Eligibility: B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Sc (Engineering) in Computer Science / Information Technology discipline with at least 65% marks.
  • Age Limit: The age of the candidate must be a maximum of 28 years as of the year of recruitment (Relaxation in age limit for reserved categories).
  • Selection Process: The selection of the candidates is done on the basis of valid GATE scorecard followed by the Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
  • Pay Scale: Candidates recruited as an Executive Trainee in Power System Operation Corporation Ltd. receive a basic salary of Rs. 60,000 – 1,80,000 per month along with various allowances such as Performance Related Pay, Group Insurance, Gratuity, etc.

5. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)

Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), headquartered in Delhi (India), is the nation’s premier military research and development organization that comes under the Government of India. Having around 30,000 working professionals (including 5000 scientists), DRDO is empowering the nation for nearly the last 60 years. DRDO offers career opportunities for CS/IT candidates by recruiting for the profile of Junior Research Fellow (JRF). Let’s take a look at eligibility criteria, selection process and other aspects of the job profile.

  • Educational Eligibility: B.E. / B.Tech. in Computer Science discipline with valid NET / SLET/ GATE Score or M.E. / M.Tech. in Computer Science discipline passed with the first-class division.
  • Age Limit: The age of the candidate must be a maximum of 28 years as of the year of recruitment (Relaxation in age limit for reserved categories).
  • Selection Process: The selection of the candidates is done on the basis of valid GATE scorecard followed by the Written Test and Interview.
  • Pay Scale: Candidates recruited as a Junior Research Fellow in DRDO receive a basic salary of Rs. 31,000 per month along with various allowances such as HRA, DA, etc.

Now, if you are a CS/IT candidate and want to make a career in Indian PSUs then you can consider the above-mentioned organizations. However, regardless of the job profile, it is your hard work and determination that leads you to the success point. So, work hard and achieve your goals!!




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