Software Engineering Career

Tuesday, 24. November 2009

The economies of all nations in the modern world are powered by the revolutionary field of Software Engineering. The discipline of software engineering covers tools, knowledge and methods to define software requirements and to perform computer programming, software design, user interface 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.

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).

Top Colleges offering Software Engineering Course:

The Indian Institutes of Technology are institutions of national importance established through an Act of Parliament for the furtherance of technological manpower development and research programs. The admissions to the Undergraduate Programs for all Indian and Foreign nationals at these institutions are made through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). The contact details of these Institutes are given below:-

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai-600036, Ph: 044-22238560;Comp Sc 60 seats.
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur-208016
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur-721302
  • IIT Delhi,Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016¬† Ph: 011-26582020, Fax 011-26857659-BE/Btech
  • IIT Mumbai,Powai, Mumbai,Maharashtra – 400076 Ph: +91-22-2572-2545, Fax:+91-22-2572-3480 BE / Btech.
  • IIT Guwahati, Guwahati 781001 (Assam) Ph: 0361-2697088 BE / Btech.

In addition, the following Institutions are well known for their Software Engineering courses:-

  • Sathyabhama Engineering College Jeppiaar Nagar, Old Mamalla Purma Road, Chennai Engineering Affiliated to University of Madras¬† Ph: 044-24501644, 24500813; –BE/B.Tech Courses: Computer Sc. & Engg, Electronics & Comm., IT (120 seats)
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad
    Deoghat, Jhalwa , Allahabad, India 211012
    Phone: 91-532-2922000
    Fax: 91-532-2430006 ;
  • National Institute of Technology
    Tiruchirappalli-620015;Tamil Nadu, India

Contact Phone No: + 91 (431) 2501801; Fax No : +91 (431) 2500133

  • K.K. WAGH COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, Nashik, Maharashtra – India

Nashik, Maharashtra, Phone: 0243-2516671

Career Opportunities and Job Prospects:

The specialization of Software Engineering has the greatest demand in the job market today. Each and every company which depends on Information Technology, acquisition and storage of data, and maintenance of transactional records needs fully qualified Software professionals.


Remuneration depends on the qualifications and specialization of the aspirants. Top flight IT Companies like WIPRO, INFOSYS, and Mahindra-Satyam pay lucrative salary of Rs 25,000/- to Rs 35,000/- pm to freshers who join as Programmers and software developers.

A career in software engineering is most ideal for those desirous of seeking job opportunities abroad in USA, UK, France, Germany etc in almost all software and Information Technology companies.

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