Software Engineering and Computer Science Career

Tuesday, 29. December 2009


Today, in the 21st Century it is the wheels of Software engineering & Computer science which are driving the economies of the modern world. Be it the omnipresent & omni powerful world of Information Technology, precision manufacturing industries, banking & commerce or Space Technology & Aeronautics, all of them are totally dependent on Software engineering & Computer Science.

The discipline of software engineering covers knowledge and methods to perform computer programming, software design, software maintenance tasks and software testing. Software engineering also encompasses the knowledge from different fields like computer engineering, computer science, mathematics, management, quality management, project management, system engineering and software ergonomics.
As India is emerging as a global superpower in IT, qualified candidate get excellent jobs in software engineering in famous software companies in India and abroad.


Eligibility, Entrance Exams and Courses:

In order to pursue a B.E. or B.Tech Course in Software Engineering, candidates must qualify in the higher secondary examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.

IIT-JEE is one of the important entrance examinations for Software Engineering.

A candidate must fulfill each of the following conditions:

  • Can attempt JEE only twice, in consecutive years.
  • Should have passed (10+2) or equivalent qualifying examination in 2008 or should be appearing in 2009, and secure at least 60% (55% for SC/ST & Physically disabled )
  • Minimum age limit of 25 yrs as on 1st October (30 yrs for SC/ST and PD candidates).

Each State has its own particular eligibility criteria and entrance exams.which are usually conducted in the month of May-June. Candidates should ascertain precise details directly from these Institutions.

Top Colleges for Courses in Computer Engineering:

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai-600036
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur-208016
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur-721302
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi-110016
  • Regional Engineering College, Rourkela-769008
  • Regional Engineering College, Durgapur-713209
  • Zakir Hussain College of Engineering & Technology, Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh-202002
  • Banaras Hindu University, Institute of Technology, Varanasi-221005
  • University College of Technology (Autonomous) Osmania University Hyderabad-500007
  • The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Faculty of Technology & Engineering Vadodara-390002
  • Sardar Vallabhai Regional College of Engineering and Technology, Surat-395007
  • M V College of Engineering, Bangalore-560067
  • Government College of Engineering Thrissur,Thrissur-680009(Kerala)
  • College of Engineering & Technology, Navi Mumbai-410209
  • Jadavapur University, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Calcutta-700032.

Career Opportunities and Job Prospects:

Software engineers are in great demand in Aerospace & Missile organizations such as ISRO, SHAAR, RCI, HAL etc. Some of the powerful MNCs which offer fabulous careers to Software engineers are: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, Bharti Airtel, BPL Mobile Communications Limited, Idea Cellular, Reliance Communications, Nokia India, Siemens India Limited, Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL) Tata, Vodafone Essar, all reputed banks and stock exchanges.

Salaries:

The average starting salary of Software engineering graduates is between Rs 20,000 –Rs 30, 000 pm. Fresh graduates from elite technological institutions like Indian Institutes of Technology, National Institutes of Technology and Birla Institute of Technology are highly prized as Internees and get better remuneration as compared to others. Needless to say, Software & Computer science engineering graduates get top-end salaries abroad in USA, France, Germany and the Gulf countries in NASA and Telstra.

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