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 2019. 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 2019 examination.

Some of the reputed engineering entrance examination are mentioned below:

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Top Engineering Entrance Exams

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.

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. Ashritha says:

    Sir got seat in RV college for software engineering. Should itake up CS stream? Is software engineering stream better or CS stream is better?

  2. Sri vidya says:

    M completed in software engineering I want join course luke java,.net etc … which course is suitable now

  3. Bathu says:

    Sir, I am civil engineering student with gpa9.6 in state University. I learn c+ Java . can I elligible to do software jobs . like other core branches.what r the software courses to be learned

  4. Neha says:

    Sir, i am from nepal and here we have engineering. Should i take this course or choose CSE then get into software engineering.

  5. Sushant parab says:

    Sir, I have done B. E IN Electronics & Telecommunications. I am working as broadcast engineer (television) from last 4 years but its very hectic schedule of work. I want to change it software. What to do???

  6. riddhi chavan says:

    please reply from sarvgyan tesm ? please tell me the procedure to become a software engineer

  7. riddhi chavan says:

    sir i am in 11th std with pcm group i want to become a software engineer plese suggest me what is procedure that i hv to follow ?

  8. Prachi jain says:

    I had just passed SSC boards and chose pcm as my subject n I m learning c,c++,java ..n want to become software engineer ….I request u to plzz suggest best entrance exams to get admission in best colleges n can u plzz suggest me that how can I work along with studying bachelor’s degree because I want to pay from my own pocket n suggest me some scholarship exams…

  9. Ayush says:

    Sir, i just passed my 10th with 98% in maths and IT. I hv adopted pcm in 11th and interested in becoming a software engineer… plzz tell me a complete procedure to become it.. also tell the best colleges for it. moreover i hv an obc certificate, is tht helpful or not?

  10. Varun says:

    Sir,i m in 12th with pcm i want to become software engineer what is best courses for me after 12th please tell i need it highly

  11. Abhijeet Basant says:

    Sir,I want to become a software engineer,I had completed my 10th std in this year,so what is a procedure should I follow in college?

  12. Sjma says:

    M completed in computer science, curently working as assistant professor in engineering collage, I want move to software field, so I want join course luke java,.net etc … which course is suitable now

  13. lakshya says:

    Sir I m a 10th student and want to become software engineer but my maths is weak so what should I do you diploma or hsc ??
    And what are the advantages of diploma and its disadvantages ????

  14. Ashmita Biswas says:

    sir i am in class 12 with combination PCM. though i have not chosen CS OR CA can i able to study software engineering? do i face any problem in my study for that??

  15. Aman rai says:

    I’m a boy
    And I will not do job for any
    Software company because I’m
    Gonna built my own.
    (I am, and I can )

  16. Meet Patel says:

    Sir I have completed my 12 science I want to became a software engineer so what can I do?
    Can you suggest me?

  17. Riya says:

    Is it possible to do software engineer by taking statistic has the combination in pcm

  18. khushi says:

    Sir, I m in class 12th with pcm and c.s. and I want to be a software engineer.. So can u suggest me what should be the best for me to do after 12th??

    • Navjeet kaur says:

      Simr I have done my 12th with pcm now m going to pursue btec in cse after btec what can I do to get job in Microsoft company

  19. Abhishek Dagade says:

    Sir, I have just given s.s.c exams and wanted to become a software engineer without giving H.S.C exams so, what are different ways to become a Soft. Eng. after 10th please answer in detail? also i want to ask that how many years it will take to get job?

    • Akhilesh Chamoli says:

      I am pursuing B.Tech in Software Engineering so i am able to answer you.You can either opt for science for 11th & 12th or u may directly select diploma in computer engineering or diploma in IT. if u choose diploma then : It is a 3 year course where emphasis will br given on programming skills rather than maths.

  20. Swapnil Rajendra Tambe says:

    I want to become a softwre engineer,but many peoples or relatives said me that their is no scope this field,is it true?

  21. inshal says:

    Sir can you tell me that software engeeniering is good and what is a scope of this field because I want to know few knowledge about this field

  22. Ritika says:

    Sir actually my maths is weak nd bcoz of that I can’t take PCM as subject so taking commerce with IP is good or not..?? Nd what are it’s scope especially in India

  23. dinesh suthar says:

    Sir i have done 12th from science (maths) and i hope i will score near above 70% in 12th and i want to become a software engineer so which study is perfact for that and how to get scholarship by government.
    Please suggest me.

  24. GAURAV says:

    Sir, main 12th science pass in 2011 can I have admission in computer science engineering and after my education is complete can I appear IT Company jobs

  25. Jasmit says:

    Sir I want to be a software engineer and I was in 9th or what I can do

  26. Darshan Pawar says:

    Sir, After 12th PCM, In Maharashtra without qualifing in JEE Mains, Can I be a Software Engineer by just doing BSCS and after that M.Tech and PG Diploma Course.

    What is the total Duration and Cost Sir ??

    Can I get Scholarships ??

  27. Darshan Pawar says:

    Sir, After 12th PCM, In Maharashtra without qualifing in JEE Mains, Can I be a Software Engineer by just doing BSCS and after that M.Tech and PG Diploma Course.

    What is the total Duration and Cost Sir ??

    Can I get Scholarships ??

  28. SATYAM says:

    sir i am in 11th and in want o become a software engineer but i dont want to give jee exam can you tell me the other option what els i can do

  29. Navadeep says:

    I am intrested In both cse and civil engineer which is better in future

  30. Suman Kangsabanik says:

    Sir i am Suman Kangsabanik form west bengal i am students of B.A 1st year and i Students of DOEACC O level..HOw i became a Software engineer or How i get a job after complet O Level course? plz help me sir

  31. Riya says:

    Is there a demand of software engineer in future??as everyone is choosing this line only!!

  32. Aniket says:

    Sir! I have done 10th in 2016.But I am not studying now. Because my father was death in 2016, but Sir it’s my dream to be software engineer so please suggest me what I should do now.

  33. Anany Tripathi says:

    Is there any scope of MCA in today’s scenario?

  34. GOVIND SINGH says:

    what is difference b/w b-tech computer science and information technolgy?

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      Computer Science engineering students study about design, implementation, and management of information system of both software and hardware processes.
      Information Technology deals with installation, development and implementation of computer systems and applications.

  35. kaushal says:

    Sir what is the difference between bachelor degree in software engineering and diploma in software engineering…is the oppertunities are same for both degree and diploma holder ?

  36. Amit Mishra says:

    Sir, I am student of class 12.I want to Complet software engineer, so u plz suggest me what I can do

  37. jayanta sarkar says:

    sir i am a student of class 12 th. an i am from assam, and i want to be a software engineer. please tell which IIT is best.

  38. Gursimran Singh says:

    sir I am in +2 class. and I become a software engineer.which cooleges are best india . I belongs to bathinda ,Punjab. I know that IIT are best and plz tell me after +2 I take coaching for jee man and advanced. Or I join to college and university near to my location. like chitkara, PU chandigarh ,thapar university Patiala. I can leave my home to acieve my goal.
    so plz suggest me.
    I shall be thankful to you.

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      If you believe that after coaching you will achieve good score so that you can enter in IIT. Then only go for coaching. Otherwise just join the institutes near to you location.

  39. Siddharth kumar says:

    hello sir,I have completed BCA. Then MCA then what I do for became a software engineer,,

  40. gohil Rajdevsinh says:

    what I do for it I won’t to be a best software engineer

  41. anoop says:

    Very good information and a good side of software engineer and young generation

  42. Shivalaya says:

    U. S. A me job ke btech ke bd kaise apply krenge? Now i am in

  43. Shivalaya says:

    Sir, kya aap! Bta skte hai ki college ka koi effect pdega btech pe agr mai btech kisi bhi college se kru to……. And sir us me job ke liye apply kaise krte hai

  44. nisha says:

    I am a commerce student after doing bca then MCA course can I do software engineering please help me about my this question as early as possible because I have to take admission in college and also I want to know that with this after graduation and job I want to do ca so please guide me..

  45. shivam says:

    i have nor apllied for any form like jee mains etc
    can i stil get admisiion in any private college

  46. Rameshwar says:

    It’s very helpful for anybody. Thanks you sir.

  47. jeevan bharbude says:

    tnks sir for the soff information..

  48. Sheikh Alexander Aurangzeb says:

    sir mai BCA final year ka student hu,mai BCA ke bad MCA karna chahta hu BT mai thoda confused hu,BCA ke bad MCA ka in fact duration kitna h ,2years ya 3years ,so sir you are guide me….pls…..?

  49. Syed says:

    sir I want to complete software engineer course in IIT.what I want to do?

  50. ZEESHAN IQBAL says:

    Sir , interance exam Ko pass krne ke liye konsa book padhna hoga. Plz tell me.

  51. kiran pekhale says:

    helped in what to study…

  52. Rahul singh says:

    Sir..can i do MCA after 12th.

  53. manish yadav says:

    mujhe bhi software engineering banna h kaise college me admission mil sakta h

  54. @tul borade says:

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  56. Harsh Anurag says:

    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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