Software Developer

As a software developer, You will be able to design and develop software and various programs depending on the needs of the client. You would also develop techniques to improve the functioning and speed of the software.

What do software engineers do?

Software engineers discuss and identify client’s requirements and design the software according to their needs. They have to write codes, conduct various software tests for quality assurance and for identifying flaws and defects in the software and do installation,testing and maintenance.

What does a typical day at work involve?

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How to become a Software developer?

Step 1
Take Science stream with Computer Science at +2 level

Studying Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Computer Science at the +2 level and securing a minimum score in these subjects would be a prerequisite for graduation in Computer Science in prominent Institution.

Step 2
Take B. Tech/B.Sc. in Computer Science or BCA

The common courses offered at the UG level in this area is four year B.Tech and three year B.Sc. in Computer Science or Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA).

Note:Dual Degree

You can also do a dual degree (Integrated B Tech and M Tech) in Computer Science.

Step 3
Take M Tech/M.Sc. in Computer Science or MCA

After completing the UG you can go for Masters in Computer Science. The Masters degrees in this area are 2 year M.Tech or M.Sc. in Computer Science and three year MCA(Master of Computer Application).

Step 4
Take M.Phil. or Ph.D in Commerce

After completing the UG you can go for Masters in Computer Science. The Masters degrees in this area are 2 year M.Tech or M.Sc. in Computer Science and three year MCA(Master of Computer Application).

Software Development Colleges

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Requirements for masters in software development

Requirements for admission into a PG course in one of the top institutions to help you get an overall picture

India (From Participating NITs, For Master of Computer Applications (MCA) )

  • At least 60% marks in aggregate or 6.5 CGPA on a 10-point scale.
  • B.Sc. / B.Sc. (Hons) / BCA / BIT / B.Voc. (Computer Science/ Computer Applications) of minimum three years full-time from a recognized University with Mathematics/ Statistics as one of the subjects
  • B.E./ B.Tech. from a recognized University.
  • On the basis of NIT MCA Common Entrance Test.

Foreign ( From University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom For admission into MSc Software Development)

  • A first-class undergraduate degree (approx 60%).
  • English Language Proficiency :An overall score of 6.0 in IELTS (with no component below 5.5)

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Skills Required

Communication skills

Developers should give clear instructions to others and clients on how the software works and answer any questions and clear any doubts they have.


Creativity will help Software developers need to come up with and develop innovative computer software.

Attention to detail

Developers often work on many parts of an application or system at the same time and must therefore be able to concentrate and pay attention to detail.

Interpersonal skills

Software developers must be able to work well with others who contribute to designing, developing, and programming successful software.

Problem-solving skills

Because developers are in charge of software from beginning to end, they must be able to solve problems that arise throughout the design process.


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