As we all know, software engineering is a course related to data science that keeps us updated about the recent technologies contributing to the economy. The journey to start your software engineering career is to appear for the JEE entrance exam and get selected in top IIT institutions or other engineering colleges. As this is a common field, getting admission has been difficult nowadays because knowledge about recent technologies will also be seen during interviews. Your passion for this field will be reflected by your eagerness to learn new facts. 

Therefore, many students apply for various additional courses to make their profile different from others during interviews. Before discussing multiple techniques available, let us discuss various techniques in software engineering which many people adopt to do after their HSC completion.

There are four types of degrees that can kickstart a student’s software engineering journey-Bachelors, Master’s, Diploma, and Doctorate. Mainly students prefer to opt for master level and diploma courses due to the lack of colleges for Bachelor’s degrees. Now let’s discuss the eligibility rules to opt for these types of degrees.

BachelorsPass 12th with physics, maths, and chemistry60% in 12th stdJEE Main and MH-CET scores are acceptable.
Diploma 10th pass in some institutions and 12th pass in other institutions.Appear for state level exams
Masters60% in B.Tech examsGATE scores and Personal Interviews
Doctorate60% in B.TECH or M.TECHAdmissions done through- CSIR ,UGC NET,ICAR,ICMR

Various Courses:-

Bachelor’s degree – B.Tech in Software Engineering.

Diploma – Diploma In Computer Programming and Software Engineering, Diploma In Software Engineering, Diploma in Advanced Software Development Methodologies, etc.

Masters-  M.Tech in Software Engineering, M.E in Software Engineering, M.Sc in Software Systems

Doctorate- Ph.D in Software Engineering

Listed below are the top institutions for Bachelor’s degrees:

NIRF Ranking 2020College NameLocationCourse Fees
36Delhi Technological UniversityNew DelhiINR 1,66,000
41SRM Institute of TechnologyKanchipuramINR 2,60,000
73St Francis College for WomenHyderabadINR 10,000
87Bharath University – Bharath Institute of Higher Education and ResearchChennaiINR 40,000
93C. V. Raman Global UniversityBhubaneswarINR 1,19,000
98Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed UniversityPuneINR 1,20,000
117Jain UniversityBangalore
College of Computer Science and Information TechnologyLaturINR 17,410

Apart from IITs and other reputed institutions, some institutions suitable for Diploma courses are Amity University, NIMS University, Janki Devi Vocational Centre, New Delhi, MET Bhujbal Knowledge City, Nashik, etc.

Just completing courses is not a way to become a software engineer. We need to have skills to be experts in that field. Skills include programming skills, strong logical and analytical skills, teamwork and communication skills. 

Other than the courses mentioned above, certified courses are also available provided by private institutions that give an added skill to your CV. But these courses are just an addition to excelling in software engineering skills. Only doing these courses can’t give you a chance to be in big multinational companies. Some of them are listed below:-

Course NameTop CollegesDurationAnnual Fees
Certificate Course in Web DesigningUniversity of Madras Gokhale Memorial Girls’ College6 monthsINR 12,000
Certificate Course in Computer ApplicationSinghania University, Jhunjhunu1 yearINR 12,000
Certificate Course in Laptop and Desktop EngineeringCalicut University, Calicut6 monthsINR 5,000

These courses are offline certification courses that can easily be availed if you pass 10th or 12th std. They will take all student’s documents for verification.

The top offline colleges are Mumbai University, Calicut University, Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad University of Technology, and Singhania Technology.

Let’s discuss the following type of course, i.e. Data Visualization Courses which were introduced recently. Data visualization is a graphical representation of data and evidence like charts, trends, patterns, etc.

Top data visualization courses are listed below:-

Data Visualization Nanodegree CertificationUdacity4 monthsINR 91,396
Data Visualization in PythonCodecademy6 hoursFree
Data Visualization: A Practical Approach for Absolute BeginnersMicrosoft4 weeksINR 6,000

The syllabus for Data Visualization includes  Graphs, Charts, Dashboards, Exploratory Data Analysis, Advanced data storytelling, Introduction to Seaborn, etc.

Jobs students can get after doing these courses:-

1)Software Developer:-

Skills required-Programme and coding, logical thinking, problem-solving, software development, etc.

Salary- INR 7-9 LPA

2) Data Scientist:-

Collection, analysis, and interpretation of data

Salary- INR 5-10 LPA

Skills required- Deep learning, data visualization, programming, cloud computing, etc.

3) Web Developer-

Design and layout websites,graphics, and content. 

Writing web design programs in HTML, javascript, python, etc.

Starting Salary-INR 3-5 LPA

Skills required- HTML,Test/Debugging, CSS Preprocessing etc.

Data Visualization Job Profile- 

Data Analyst, Data Visualization Developer, Data Scientist, ETL Developer, etc.

Apart from these courses, there are also digital courses introduced by different private institutions in data analytics, machine learning, python, javascript, and many more.You can do these courses in between your working hours, and you get certificates after completion of course. These courses cover a part of software engineering courses and not the whole syllabus. Moreover, they take a specific topic and teach you in detail and give updates related to the latest technological advances. These courses are suitable for students as well as those who are not even in this software engineering field. These courses add to the knowledge of software engineering students who might be pursuing bachelor or diploma courses. You can learn software engineering through some of the top universities online from the comfort of your home. Great Learning, Udemy, Upgrad, and many other new digital educational platforms have introduced these courses, making you a versatile software engineer.

Some of Udemy courses are as follows:-

  1. Data science courses:- Machine learning A to Z –Hands-on Python and R in Data Science, Python for Data Science and Machine learning in Bootcamp, Data science course 2021-Complete Data science BootCamp, R programming A to Z- R for Data science with fundamental exercises, Data science A to Z- Real-life Data Science exercises included
  1. Artificial Intelligence courses:- Artificial intelligence A to Z –Learn how to build an AI, Deep learning and computer vision A to Z, Artificial Intelligence- Reinforcement Learning in Python, The beginner’s guide to Artificial Intelligence in Unity.

There are many other courses provided in different areas for free as well paid courses at affordable prices. 

These courses are provided where practical knowledge is provided to the students with real-life examples.

Advantages of attending these courses:-

  1. Cheaper as compared to other institutional courses
  2. Higher chances to get a job in big multinational companies
  3. Gain expertise in different fields during job
  4. Do these courses from the comfort of your home

There are also digital marketing courses suitable for software engineers, which will add up in their profiles. As we know, everything is online. So, learning digital marketing is essential for everyone to remain updated with all digital changes.

Digital marketing courses will add up in their profile and will help in their day-to-day activities.

Some of them are listed below:-

1) Google Ads Certification

2) Google Analytics Certification

3) Hubspot Content Marketing Certification

4) Hootsuite Social Media Marketing Certifications

5) Hubspot Inbound marketing certification

The Indian Institute of Digital Education provides these courses. They offer online and offline courses to more than 1 lakh aspirants and are recognized by prestigious colleges in Mumbai. These are certified advanced software engineering courses that will add to your CV and help you achieve excellence in different fields. IIDE has been awarded by Indian Education Congress and Awards 2020 and the World Education Congress Awards 2021.

By Hemant Kumar

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