30 Lakh+

IT job opportunities by 2025*

Top 10

Emerging Jobs in India

48%

avg. salary hike
of Great Learners

8000+

career transitions
over varied domains

Explore Our Best Software Engineering Courses

Browse the list of best online software engineering courses in India offered by Great Learning in collaboration with top engineering colleges and universities, including IIT Madras, Great Lakes, Jain University, & IIIT Hyderabad.

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Over 400+ Hiring Partners

Partake in regularly organized career accelerated programs and placement drives offered by Great Learning and get hired by the top leading companies across different industries.

tech mahindra
Genpact
EXL Services
Fractal Analytics
nielsen
Cartesian Consulting
HSBC
EY
DXC Technology
mahindra
Ugam Solutions
latentview
kantar
eclerx
fedex
tredence
uber
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Genpact
EXL Services
Fractal Analytics
nielsen
Cartesian Consulting
HSBC
EY
DXC Technology
mahindra
Ugam Solutions
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eclerx
fedex
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uber

Why Great Learning?

Great Learning offers a range of extensive software development online training that enables candidates for diverse work professions in software development and other trending domains. Successful completion of the course will earn you a software developer certification from the respective University.

Customised Learning Journey

Choose the right software engineering course that fits your specifications. With regards to course details, curriculums, and duration, we ensure you the most-suited, customized learning journey with utmost flexibility and optimum results.

Hands on Experiential Learning

Participate in multiple lab sessions and work on real-time software development projects that foster hands-on learning and experience.

Dedicated Program Support

Gain access to dedicated program support from highly skilled mentors who will provide personalized assistance in navigating a successful career path in software engineering.

Curriculum designed to drive business outcomes

An exhaustive curriculum has been designed to enable the candidates with immense knowledge and expertise on software engineering subjects and tools.

Cohort Based Pedagogy

Gain access to a collaborative learning style and gain a comprehensive understanding of software development tools and techniques.

Learning Analytics

Master analytical tools and gain expertise in one of the best skills of today’s market.

Our Top Faculties

The faculty team comprises top academicians who possess outstanding experience besides holding software engineer degrees from world-renowned universities.

Dr. Janakiram D.
Dr. Janakiram D.

Professor, CSE department, IIT Madras

Dr. Y. Raghu Reddy
Dr. Y. Raghu Reddy

Associate Professor and Head, Software Engineering Research Center, IIIT Hyderabad

Prof. Ramesh Loganathan
Prof. Ramesh Loganathan

Professor of Practice, Co-innovations, IIIT Hyderabad

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Our Industry Mentors

Our industry mentors are highly skilled software development practitioners that work across top-notch companies.

Prashant Joshi
Prashant Joshi

Founder & CEO,

Leap & Scale

Nirmallya Mukherjee
Nirmallya Mukherjee

Former Chief Architect,

Dell

Govindkrishna
Govindkrishna

Founder Director,

DeepSell

Abhilash Gopalakrishnan
Abhilash Gopalakrishnan

Ex- Principal Engineer,

ABB

Mr. Ganesh Agarwal
Mr. Ganesh Agarwal

Senior Engineering Manager,

Walmart

Mrs. Bhuvaneswari Subramani
Mrs. Bhuvaneswari Subramani

Director of Engineering Operations,

Nissan

Avishek Bhattacharya
Avishek Bhattacharya

Technical Leader,

Appdynamics

Heartin K
Heartin K

Principal Engineer & Cloud Architect,

Author & Tech Evangelist

Vishwa Mohan
Vishwa Mohan

Senior Software Engineer,

Ex- Paypal, Ex-Walmart

Raveendran TV
Raveendran TV

Chief Software Architect

Aritra Ghosh
Aritra Ghosh

Software Architect,

Ex-Microsoft

Mr. Atul Sharma
Mr. Atul Sharma

Lead Solution Architect,

Nissan

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Successful Projects by our Learners

Check out the enthusiastic projects performed by our learners. Learn the career transitioning and ambitious projects completed by aspiring software developers and get inspired for your goals.

Smart Cities

Smart Home solutions

Build Smart home solutions with an ability to control home devices using your smartphone
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Smart Cities

Smart City Traffic Management solutions

Build a connected car ecosystem to effectively manage and streamline your city traffic
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Finance & Transportation

Sharing Economy Solutions - Bounce

Build a sharing economy solution similar to Bounce where users can share/rent others vehicles seamlessly.
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Supply chain

Agritech - Supply chain automation

Build a Farm to Fork Supply chain automation solution increasing transparency, reducing leakages, etc.
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Smart Cities

Smart Building Management

Sensor based community lighting, water management, connected power and water meters, and access control. Common dashboard, alert notifications, and rule-based management.
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Transportation

Location Dashboard - Cab Aggregator

Large scale location updates ingestion in cloud using serverless computing. High-level dashboard and map based live display.
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User Testimonials of our Software Development Programs

Get inspired by listening to the learner’s testimonials of the software development courses offered by Great Learning.

I have been dreaming of developing a Program Engine specific to industry and all my past dreams are matching with the course. Foresee the course has already been built to achieve. Thanks to all the efforts from IIT Madras and Great Learning.

Nagaraj M Chanakya

IT Consultant

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Videos provided are very clear in both content coverage and recording quality. Assignments and quizzes helped me know how much I learned. We have been given several channels to approach the program office, which I appreciate a lot. First step towards Great Learning!!

Vatsala Vaddiraju

Ex - Lead programming analyst

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Very much excited after the wonderful session from Prof. Janakiram. Looking forward to sincerely learning as much as I can from the course.

Gagan Malviya

Project Manager

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I am enrolled with the Great Learning for Software Engineering in Data Science Course, offered by IIIT Hyderabad, and it has been a wonderful experience so far. The team is pragmatic and the course content comprehensive, with highly qualified mentors who possess rich experience in the relevant field. Thus altogether an awesome experience.

Rimjhim Kakkar

Teacher-Partner

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It was a wonderful session to kickstart. Set the context of the course and most importantly did motivate me going forward. As Prof. Janakiram said, let's enjoy the journey of learning over the coming months. Really excited!

Kishore Rajkumar

Assistant Director(IT & RIMS)

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It was really good to hear the details of the course and for the excellent examples covered by Prof. Jankiraman to gel you and feel more excited about the course. Really excited to understand the concepts under the guidance of the professor.

Vijit Srivastava

Consultant

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I am extremely satisfied. The course is very well structured and modular which has helped me, both in refreshing my programming skills and to upskill myself with the current technologies. Weekly mentoring sessions helped me to get insights of practical knowledge from industry experts and gain hands-on experience which enhanced my learning.

Suganthi Durai

Senior software specialist

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This is the future of the technology stack. Its really been a wonderful experience to get the mentored sessions by IIT Madras faculty. They emphasize on the practical use cases and real life implementations of the latest technology concepts. I am very happy I enrolled for this course and found the course structure and the teaching methodology very good.

Hardik Jani

Technical Architect

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The course is robustly designed to keep me competitive. I find myself excel professionally amongst my colleagues. The terminologies of the trade and understanding on the architecture bigger picture enabled me to ask relevant questions in my official meetings. I have started already recommending this course to all my friends and colleagues.

Vivek Sagar

Test Lead

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The course has been informative so far especially the material shared as part of the course and subsequent exchange of information between the cohorts and mentors. The assessments are fair and provides value towards the learning achieved. Eagerly waiting for courses on IOT and blockchain to learn more.

Ramanathan Narayanan

Director

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I would say it's a architect's delight. I'm learning so much out of it. I come from an application support background to an architect’s role.. so not so strong in basics of architecture this course is helping me a lot. Perfect course for me!!

Nagaraj Ulgaraj

Solutions Architect

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Learner Reviews for our Software Development Programs

20 Feb 2021
Batch of January 2021 | India
The session was very useful to complete the assignment and clear the confusion.

Program : IIIT Hyderabad: PG Certificate in Software Engineering for Data Science

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26 Jan 2021
Batch of January 2021 | India
Really like another session which will cover remaining core concepts

Program : IIIT Hyderabad: PG Certificate in Software Engineering for Data Science

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05 Oct 2020
Batch of October 2020 | United Kingdom
Good coverage including revision items and concepts. Appreciate it

Program : Advanced Software Engineering Course IIT Madras

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16 Feb 2021
Batch of January 2021 | India
It was very good working session, I got my doubt cleared. I liked it Thanks!!

Program : IIIT Hyderabad: PG Certificate in Software Engineering for Data Science

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05 Feb 2021
Batch of January 2021 | Senior Associate at Wipro Limited Full Time | India
can we have more practice questions for assessing ourselves?

Program : IIIT Hyderabad: PG Certificate in Software Engineering for Data Science

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14 Oct 2020
Batch of October 2020 | India
Mr. Bharani's explanation of concepts was awesome. Thanks

Program : Advanced Software Engineering Course IIT Madras

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16 Feb 2021
Batch of January 2021 | India
Have attended only one session of Vivek. He was very patient and explaining in detail every concept. Sometimes, felt like giving too much time for small concept. I understand the demographic and targeted audience are mixed variety.

Program : IIIT Hyderabad: PG Certificate in Software Engineering for Data Science

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07 Feb 2021
Batch of January 2021 | India
Since this was 1st session I was not aware that I would have to code during the session, it was difficult to code in short period of time & switching in between the windows in laptop. Otherwise it was very good problem solving session.

Program : IIIT Hyderabad: PG Certificate in Software Engineering for Data Science

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02 Nov 2020
Batch of October 2020 | India
Vishwa is an amazing speaker and was very helpful in solving all our doubts and issues. His immense knowledge on the topics helped the session go smoothly and was very insightful.

Program : Advanced Software Engineering Course IIT Madras

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16 Feb 2021
Batch of January 2021 | India
Clarity of mentoring is excellent. Wanted more examples for concepts like Abstraction etc. Thanks a lot.

Program : IIIT Hyderabad: PG Certificate in Software Engineering for Data Science

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Introduction to Software Engineering

Software Development is defined as the set of instructions or programs to tell a computer what activities it must perform. Software Engineering is a systematic approach to software development activities, such as design, development, operations, and maintenance of software system.

 

Software Engineering is being used in many different applications like smartphones, automobiles, games, security programs, IoT enabled devices, robots, etc., which are in high demand in recent years. 

 

 

According to several job portals like LinkedIn, Naukri, Glassdoor, etc., there are currently around five lakh+ existing openings for various job roles in this domain in India. 

 

Considering this high demand, many professionals are aspiring careers in this technology and seeking software engineering courses. And, this is precisely why Great Learning has designed a set of these fantastic software engineering courses to help you achieve your goal faster.

Is Software Engineering right for you?

It doesn't matter if you are a novice to the industry or an existing working professional. Great Learning has designed a range of software engineering programs to meet various specifications that differ from one individual to another. Become a certified professional in software engineering at the successful completion of the course.

Eligibility Criteria for Software Engineering

Check out the eligibility criteria of the software engineering courses:

  • Experience and basic knowledge in any of the areas of IT & Software Development / Blockchain/ IoT / Cloud Management / Database Management / etc.
  • Programming knowledge of at least one programming language such as C/C++, Java, JavaScript, etc., and college-level mathematics/aptitude
  • Any Undergraduate degree such as B.Tech / B.Sc / BCA / MCA in computer science and electronics/electrical engineering domains
Prerequisites for Learning Software Development

If you are interested in learning software development, have a quick look at the prerequisites to become a software developer:

 

Programming and Scripting Languages
Python, C, C++, SQL, Java, JavaScript, HTML and CSS, etc., are recommended. 

 

Analytical Skills
An individual must have the ability to analyze problems from users’ perspectives, good problem-solving techniques, and present creative solutions. 

 

Mathematics and Statistics
Some software development projects require mathematical and statistical skills, such as algebra, calculus, probability, etc. 

 

Other Skills
One must have good communication skills, discipline, and documentation skills for QA processes to enable bug-free production. 

 

Besides the prerequisites mentioned above, having a concise understanding of the software engineering fundamentals is appreciated.
 

Software Engineering Career Paths

The job roles offered in the software engineering domain are highly fascinating. Many professionals are aspiring to encounter a career transition into these roles. 
Here are some of the most-famous job roles in Software Development:

 

  • Software Developer: Must research, design, develop, implement, and manage software programs.
  • Software Engineer: Same as a software developer who must research, design, develop, implement, and manage software programs.
  • Software Architect: Designs technical standards, facilitates the proper and innovative software design, and makes high-level decisions in the software development process.
  • Frontend Developer: Responsible for frontend development, such as implementing visual and interactive elements that a user views, UI/UX designs, and optimization of programs for efficient performance.
  • Backend Developer: Responsible for backend development, such as creating and maintaining servers, databases, and APIs at the backend to assist the frontend developers.
  • Full-Stack Software Developer: Responsible for both frontend and backend development.
  • DevOps Engineer: Responsible for building, testing, deploying, and maintaining the tools and infrastructure for faster growth and release of software into production.
     
Roles and Responsibilities of a Software Developer

Software Developers play an essential role in building an organization. They have numerous responsibilities on their plates. Let’s take a look at the roles and responsibilities of software developers on a daily basis:

 

  • One of the significant roles of a software developer is understanding the problem and identifying creative solutions.
  • He/she must collaborate with other developers or team members to determine best practices, gathering information on client requirements, project limitations, and capabilities.
  • He/she must design and develop software that meets or exceeds the requirements of the company or clients. They must be able to produce well-organized, optimized, and documented source code.
  • One must maintain and regularly update software to resolve errors and bugs, quickly adapt to new hardware, and improve its overall performance.
  • Must be able to test and debug existing software quickly and efficiently to ensure productivity.
  • You must continuously learn and sharpen your skills to improve yourself and train novice developers to adapt to new and modified software.
  • The software developer must ensure software security by developing programs for monitoring the sharing of private data and information diligently.
  • You must co-operate and work with other software developers, UX designers, business analysts, and system analysts to ensure the software’s stable and steady performance.
     
Software Engineering Salaries

The salary offered in the software engineering domain is considered to be one of the highest-paid across the globe. In India, the salary of software engineer professionals ranges from Rs. 2 lakh to 30 lakh per annum. 

 

The average salary is expected to be Rs. 5 lakh per annum for a software developer at a beginner’s level, Rs. 9 lakh per annum for senior software developers, and Rs. 15 lakh per annum for lead software developers.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ's
What software developer courses are provided by Great Learning?

Great Learning provides you with one of the best software development courses from India’s highest-rated universities like:

What are some best software courses for freshers?

Great Learning offers many software developer certifications programs for fresh graduates. You can choose any of these programs that best suit your specifications. [View All Programs]

Is it worth pursuing software engineering as a career?

Yes, it is indeed worth choosing software engineering as your career path. The job demand has significantly improved in the banking sectors as blockchain technology is on the rise and learning to code has become critical.

The need for full-stack software developers is also increasing in the IT, healthcare, e-commerce sectors, etc.

What is the average salary for a software engineer in India?

PayScale's research says that the average base salary for software engineers in India is Rs. 5,54,811 per annum. Glassdoor’s research says that senior software engineering managers at big companies like Microsoft earn an average of Rs. 48 lakh per annum.

Is coding required to enroll in software engineering courses?

The software programs offered by IIT Roorkee, IIIT Hyderabad, and JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) need not require programming to enrol.

How are the course reviews of Universities collaborated with Great Learning?

All the Universities that collaborated with Great Learning are among the top universities in India. 

Most candidates dream of studying in these first-class institutes. Apparently, Great Learning offers you software development courses from these highest-rated universities.

Read our learners’ testimonials by clicking here.

What would be the faculty and mentors for online software development courses?

The faculty would be from the respective universities depending on the program you choose, and mentors are various experienced industry professionals from top-grade companies. [View Programs]

What is the scope of software engineering in India?

There is a broad scope of software engineering in India among various business sectors, such as IT/Tech, public and private sectors, finance, healthcare, consultancies, etc.

For example, as there is a rise in startups, employers need software developers to build websites for their startups to showcase their products. [View All Software Engineering Programs]

Will I be placed post completing the software engineering course in India?

Great Learning offers you a career support program, GL Excelerate, where you will go through exclusive placement drives and access to curated jobs.

Learn more about the GL Excelerate program.

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