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Software Engineer Career Information

In a computer, hardware refers to the information capture, processing, storing, and communicating devices linked together electronically, while software refers to the sets of instructions or programmes which control these hardware devices, so that they can carry out the required operations.

What a Software Engineer does

Abilities & Traits Required


For entry as a Software engineer you must have completed one of the following courses:

• A four-year degree course in BE Computer Science, BTech Computer Science, BE Information Technology, BTech Information Technology

• Four-year undergraduate course in Information Technology

• Three-year BSc Computer Science or Bachelor of Computer Science

• Three-year bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)

• Three-year Master in Computer Applications (MCA)

• Four-year Bachelor of Information Science

• Four-year Bachelor of Information Technology (BSc IT)

• Three-semester MTech in IT

• Two-year Master's in Informatics/Information Technology/ computer Science, etc.

• DOEACC Society: O, A, B and C, level, courses. B level, is considered equivalent to MCA and C level to an MTech. Electronics/other engineers can make a bid too. A three-year B Sc in computer Science could be the base for proceeding to post graduation in computer Science or Computer Applications.

Commercial certifications from Microsoft, Novell, Oracle, etc are popular with professionals. There are numerous private computer classes that teach the subjects. It is wiser to speak to the students of these classes before you secure admission. Find out if the syllabus and faculty are good.


BE/BTechs from top engineering institutions and MCAs from reputed universities get the cream of the jobs. In a multinational company salaries are in the range of Rs 30000-40000.

However, in a small to middle range company the range could be Rs 20000-25000.

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