Software Engineering programs have gained popularity in India.  India has now produced several software engineers - Sabeer Bhatia, Narayana Murthy who are now known at an international level. Software Engineering is essentially an engineering field which deals with the development and maintenance of reliable and efficient software systems. It is moderately a young field in comparison to other fields of engineering. This field adopts a systematic approach towards operation, development and maintainenace of softwares.


This is a field where it covers methods, tools and knowledge for  fulfilling software requirements and performs software design, software maintenance tasks, user interface design, computer programming and software testing. Software Engineering as an interdisciplinary study includes the knowledge from various fields such as project management, management, mathematics, computer engineering, quality management and system engineering.


Software Engineers uses these principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, testing and evaluation of the software and systems that facilitate computers to perform their various applications. Software engineers can be implicated in the design and development of several types of softwares that includes operating systems software and network distribution which change programs for execution on a computer. 

Few Courses offered under this field: -
  • Diploma in Software Engineering 
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology in Software Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Software Engineering
  • Master of Science in Computer Technology
  • Master of Science in Software Engineering
  • Master of Technology in Software Engineering
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Software and Network Technology

Basic Eligibility



For admission in a bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (10+2) examination with science subject such as biology, maths and chemistry. For IITs, It is mandatory to qualify in the Joint Entrance Examinations (J.E.E).  The duration for this course is 4 years.



The eligibility criteria for pursuing a master’s degree are holding a bachelor's degree in (B.E/B.Tech) or any other equivalent branches of engineering. The duration for this course is 2 years.


Some of its specialized fields are -

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

Job Prospects

There are multiple job opportunities in this field. Software Engineering as a career has a demand for software engineers across the industries. Plenty of job opportunities are available for software engineers in a lot of software companies in India. Some of the recognized software companies consist of Wipro Ltd, HCL Infosystems Ltd, Larsen & Toubro Ltd, Infosys Technologies Ltd, Infotech Ltd, NIIT Ltd, IBM, Tata Infotech Ltd, etc. in the multinational companies such as Cisco Systems, Apple Computer, Dell etc are top employers in software market.

Software Engineering is a sector which is very competitive and hectic but it’s a lucrative career option. For fresher’s software engineers are probable to test and confirm ongoing designs. When they become experienced they may possibly become involved in designing and developing software. Few computer software engineers with sufficient years of experience can  find lucrative opportunities such as systems designers or independent consultants or they can even start their own computer consulting firms.
Software engineers are also required in public/private sectors school and colleges. Moreover, software engineers can also start their own software company. They can also choose teaching as a career option in engineering colleges.
Few Job Types under this field: -
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Technical Officer
  • Director Quality Engineering
  • Independent Consultants
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Software Designers
  • Software Development Engineer
  • Software Programmers
  • Systems Designers
  • Teachers
Few Employment Areas under this field: -
  • Communications Firms
  • Computer Consulting Firms
  • Construction Firms
  • Educational Institutes
  • Financial Institutions
  • Financial Institutions
  • Insurance Providers
  • Management of Companies and Enterprises
  • Manufacturers of Computers and Related Electronic Equipments
  • Public and Private Sector Banks
  • Software Publishers


Engineering Colleges for Software Engineering

Aditya Engineering College

Surampalem, Andhra Pradesh, India

Aditya Engineering College (AEC), Surampalem is the first of its kind in the district to be recognized by the AICTE and certified by the prestigious ISO 2000. The college is affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University,...

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Al-Habeeb College of Engineering Technology

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Al-Habeeb College of Engineering & Technology (AHCET), Hyderabad was established in 2002 with quality and excellence as the guiding principles. The college is approved by AICTE and the Government of Andhra Pradesh. The college is...

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AMC Engineering College

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

AMC Engineering College (AMCEC), Bangalore was established under the Paramahamsa Foundation Trust as a part of AMC group of institutions. The programs offered by the college are comprehensive to provide the student with sufficient...

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Amity University, Gurgaon

Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Amity University, Gurgaon was established 2010 is part of the Amity Education Group, which has more than 1,25,000 students studying across 1000 acres of hi-tech campus. The Amity University has been established by an act of State...

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Anna University Chennai - Regional Office, Madurai

Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Anna University Chennai - Regional Office, Madurai was established in 2010. It was established by the Act of Government of Tamilnadu to strengthen and improve the quality of higher education in the state of Tamilnadu. This university is...

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Anna University Chennai - Regional Office, Tiruchirappalli

Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India

Anna University Chennai - Regional Office, Tiruchirappalli (BIT Campus) was formerly known as Anna University of Technology, Tiruchirappalli is a regional office of Anna University. In 2007, it was renamed as Bharathidashan Institute...

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Anna University, Chennai

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Anna University, Chennai was established in 1978 as a unitary type of University. The Anna University, which is of the affiliated type, is a member of the Association of Indian Universities, the Association of Commonwealth Universities...

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Anurag Group of Institutions

Ranga Reddy, Telangana, India

Anurag Group of Institutions was formally know as CVSR College of Engineering, is a part of Gayathri Educational and Cultural Trust which was founded by ‘Guru’ Sri Sivananda Murthy Garu in 1982 with the objective of...

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Aravali Institute of Technical Studies - Udiapur

Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Aravali Institute of Technical Studies (AITS), Udaipur was established with the collective efforts of many devoted experts having long and outstanding academic experience in the field of professional education. The social and political...

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Arjun College of Technology and Sciences

Ranga Reddy, Telangana, India

Arjun College of Technology and Sciences (ACTS), Ranga Reddy is modeled on a premier educational institution and is sponsored by Brilliant Bells Educational Society. The institute is affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru Technological...

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