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Career In Software Engineering

Do you like to play games in computer or mobile? Do you know that programming languages are used in developing those games?

In the study curriculum of software engineering, the study comprises of different programming languages such as C, C++, Java, Dot Net, C#, etc. These programming languages are used to design different types of software’s, applications & games, etc.

Field of software engineering is appropriate for those candidates who have creative minds and want to develop something new using the computer programs. Today software engineering is playing a key role in almost every sector.

What is Software Engineering?

“Software Engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with the design, development, implementation and maintenance of software”.

A practitioners of software engineering are called Software Engineers. A software engineer applies the principles of software engineering in designing, development, maintenance and testing of software.

Software engineers are usually specialized in computer science engineering and information technology. Good knowledge of programming languages is the key to success in this field.

career in software engineering

Software Engineers may design different kinds of software which includes video games, applications for businesses & operating systems.

Do you know?

The term “Software Engineering‘ was first invented by the Anthony Oettinger and in 1968 it was used by the Margaret Hamilton for the world’s first conference on software engineering.

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Duties of Software Engineers

  • Work in a team of developers in several projects.
  • Develop well-optimized and efficient source code for the latest software applications.
  • Produce software tools and amalgamate it to a fully functional software system.
  • Maintain and test software to ensure that it is working properly.

Courses & Duration

How to become an software engineer?

One can become a software engineer after qualifying the full-time professional course in related field. A number of courses at bachelor and master level is offered in this field.

Have you completed 12th with PCM?

If yes, then you can pursue bachelor’s courses in this field.

Diploma Course: It is a three year duration course.

  • Diploma in Software Engineering

Bachelor’s Courses: The duration of these programmes are 3-4 years.

  • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Computer Science and Engineering – 4 years duration
  • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Information Technology – 4 years duration
  • Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) – 3 years course
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science/Information Technology (BSCS/B.Sc IT)- 3 years

Master’s Courses: It is 2-3 years duration programmes.

  • Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Software Engineering – 2 years
  • Master of Science in Information Technology (M.Sc IT)- 2 years
  • Master of Computer Applications (MCA) – 3 years

PG Diploma Course: The duration of this course is one year.

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Software and Network Technology


  • Software Engineering Tools
  • Software Development Process
  • Software Testing
  • Software Design
  • Software Maintenance
  • Software Quality
  • Software Development
  • Software Configuration Management
  • Software Engineering Management

Eligibility Criteria – Aspirants are eligible for undergraduate courses after clearing the higher secondary examination with PCM group. For admission to master courses, bachelor’s degree in the relevant field is required.

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Eligibility & Admission

The eligibility criteria are given here:

For UG Courses: Aspirants are eligible for undergraduate courses after clearing the higher secondary examination with PCM group.

For PG Courses: For admission to master courses, bachelor’s degree in the relevant field is required.

The candidates can take the admission to undergraduate programmes like B.E./B.Tech on the basis of JEE Main 2024, CUET 2024 etc. It is the national level entrance examination conducted in the month of April. Several Universities/institutions also conducts their own entrance examination for providing admission. Admission to master’s courses like M.E./M.Tech will be done on the basis of GATE 2024 examination.

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Skills required to become a Software Engineer:

  • Excellent Debugging skills.
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Proficiency in programming languages like C, C++, Java, C#, etc.
  • Excellent knowledge of hardware and software.
  • Good knowledge of CASE (Computer Aided Software Engineering) tools.
  • Team working skills

Top colleges offers courses in software engineering are as follows:

  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay
  • IIT, Hyderabad
  • IIT, Kharagpur
  • IIT, Delhi
  • IIT, Kanpur
  • IIT, Madras
  • IIT, Guwahati
  • National Institute of Technology (NIT), Kurukshetra
  • NIT, Durgapur
  • Amity University, Gurgaon
  • BITS Pilani

Jobs & Career Scope

“Software and IT field is one of the top recruiters in India and Abroad”

There are huge scope for IT and CS students due to fast growing of IT industries. Ample career options are available in the field of software engineering.

Computer software engineers also analyze user needs, provide consultation services to discuss design elements, and coordinate software installation. Designing software systems requires professionals to consider mathematical models and scientific analysis to project outcomes.

Plenty of jobs are available in a software companies for software engineers. There is also a need of software engineers in public sector. After gaining good experience you can start your own software firm. You can also work as a freelancer.

Software engineers can also choose their profession in teaching.

You can also work in Public & private sector banks, school and colleges & financial institutions.

As a Software Engineer, you can also run consultancy to develop & repair software as per the requirements of the clients.

There is lots of scope for software engineer not only in India but also in abroad.

Job Titles/Designations offered to software engineers are given below:

  • Software Developer
  • Software Executives
  • Software Designers
  • Software Programmers
  • System Designer
  • Project Manager
  • Information Systems Manager

Some reputed companies that recruits software engineers are listed below:

  • Infosys
  • Accenture
  • TCS
  • Persistent
  • Cognizant
  • IBM
  • Symantec
  • Microsoft
  • Fiserv
  • Google
  • Oracle
  • Wipro Ltd
  • HCL Infosystems Ltd
  • Tata Infotech Ltd


“Experience matters a lot in IT field, once you gain experience good job with highest paying salary comes to you automatically”.

In India, a fresher will get the average salary of 3.5 to 4 lacs per year. If you have experience on hands then you can earn good remuneration in this field.

Those working in the domain of Java and Dot Net receives handsome salary package.

The average pay of a software engineer in United states (US) is $94000 annually. Salary may also depends upon the company/industry you are working for.

Books & Study Materials

Here, we have listed some books that helps you in the study of software engineering:

Software Engineering Eighth Editionby Pearson
Software Engineering Design: Theory and PracticeCarlos E. Otero
Software Engineering – Udit Agarwal
Fundamentals of Software EngineeringRajib Mall
Software EngineeringA. Zakiuddin Ahmed

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  1. Thank you so much sir for this information I m student of I. T 1st year and this information very helpful for me so thank you so much again ?

  2. Sir, I’m Abu from Gambian (Brusubi). I want to become software developer. But I have a doubt how can i became a software developer without maths in 11 and 12.
    Plz guide me full details and properly.

    Thanking you

  3. sir. can a visually disabled person become a software engineer .
    if so what is the procedure if i opted commerce with maths in 12,
    tine period and salary per month in india

  4. Sir. Agar. Mujhe. Software. Engineering. Mein. Achi. knowledge. Ho. To. Main. Bina. Kisi degree. Diploma aur. Graduation. Ke. Bina Apply. Kar. Sakta hu. Kya

  5. I have taken Biomaths group, which includes physics, chemistry, mathematics, &Biology.Issue is I didn’t take Computer Science, so, how it’s possible to become a Software Engineer. Please Answer me…

    1. Yes, it is possible to become Software Engineer with these subject as you will get remaining knowledge of Software in your IT course duration.

  6. Sir,I am in class 10 and I love to become software developer and also I want to go other by job work but I don’t know that which college is best for doing software developer after, please sir or mam tell me which college is best for doing software developer and also gets jobs offer from other countries.

  7. Sir I think in your college best teaching how can can I understood that matter you can ask for me so that question my answer is I can see the pictures each person have above 1lack salary that is my answer thank you sir

  8. Sir,
    How a software engineer can settle in his life
    And what the courses he must learn and what skills to develope??

  9. I’m Shanthi …I have passed intermediate in the year 2004 (MPC)after that I have discontinued my bachelors….am I eligible in software companies to get job if Yes which course should I learn to get a job in software if No what would be the better option for me

    1. Yes, You can have Job in Software Engineering Field, For that you can have multiple choices in Bachelor’s courses like B.Tech. CS, BCA etc..

  10. sir. my name is Dharmendra kumar vishwakarma
    now i have study govarnment polytechnic chopan sonebhadra .i am in deploma cs(3 year)

  11. Sir, assalam u alikum sir soft were engineering k bad hm Kia ker saktay Han r hamain agay kis job ki requirement required hon gi

  12. I one to study software engineering in India I one to apply for the admission into the University

  13. Sir, I’m Dashrath from Ludhiana (Punjab). I’m the student of 11 PCB (medical). I want to become software developer. But I have a doubt how can i became a software developer without maths in 11 and 12.
    Plz guide me full details and properly.

    Thanking you

  14. thank u sir forthese information… really this is very important for me… i have also a question aries in my mind… sir if a student who want to make a carrier in software engineering but didnot qualify jee mains but want a good college for this carrier which cllg is ri8 for them

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