Bachelor of Engineering [BE] (Information Science & Engineering) - Course Overview

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B.E. Information Science and Engineering is an Under Graduate course with a specialization in the field of computer science and Information Technology related aspects. The course is of four years duration with each year comprising of two semesters each. The minimum eligibility criterion which most of the institutes ask for is a score of at least 55% (relaxable for reserved category candidates) at 10+2 or equivalent level.

The fee for the course varies between INR 75,000 to INR 4, 50,000 in India. The variation in fee is based on the location and nature of university (that is government, state/private/deemed etc.).


Admission process for BE in Information Science and Engineering course involves Common Entrance Test (CET) based selection method as well as merit-based selection criteria that is the percentage of marks obtained by the candidate at 10+2 or equivalent level. Colleges/Universities offering admissions through CET mechanism rely on the score of All India level common entrance exams like JEE Main, JEE Advanced, UPSEE etc while some of them go for a separate entrance exam of their own (like BITSAT, LPUNEST etc).


The course is an engineering specialization in the domain of Informational Science and Engineering. The motive of the course is to provide students sufficient knowledge and skills that would be required to channelize their learning in a practical sense when they enter the job market.


Information Science Engineers have a wide range of opportunities to choose from in terms of job opportunities such as Software engineer, IT Manager, Software Tester, Application developer, Web designer etc. After completion of graduation, one may pursue further studies like M.E. and M.Phil in the said subject or may take up job opportunities associated. The average salary ranges between Rs.14000 to 18000 a month for a fresh graduate in the discipline.

Course LevelUnder Graduate
Duration of the Course4 years
Examination TypeSemester-Wise
EligibilityMinimum score of 55% (Relaxable for reserved category students) marks at 10+2 or equivalent level.
Admission ProcessEntrance exam based/Merit-based
Course FeeBetween INR 75,000 to 4.5 Lacs
Average Starting SalaryINR 14,000 to 18,000
Top Recruiting CompaniesTCS, Oracle, Mphasis, HCL, Hexaware, Syntel, Capgemini
Job PositionSoftware engineer, IT Manager, Software Tester, Application developer, Web designer

Information Technology and Information science are the two major skill sets that are driving the growth of IT industry today. India’s IT industry is known worldwide for its work efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Thriving of this industry has contributed heavily to the service sector’s growth in economic terms.


The reason behind this success is the presence of a qualified and trained manpower which is capable of providing solutions effectively and in a sustainable manner.  As the business in IT sector is expanding the industry requires more and more personnel to maintain the growth trajectory.


A bachelor’s level course in Information Science and engineering is aimed at transforming college students in the domain to qualified professionals who are capable of meeting the demands of the industry both technically and academically.

Bachelor’s course in Information Science and Engineering is offered by many reputed colleges and universities across the country. Colleges are offering this course to candidates who have passed their 10+2 or equivalent level examination from a recognized state or central board.


Students can take admission either through a Common Entrance Test conducted by certain exam conducting authorities such as IITs, NITs, as well as separate exams conducted by respective colleges/Universities (such as BITSAT) that are offering this course.


For your reference, we have tabled down a list of various colleges/universities that are offering this course in India.

InstituteCityAverage Fee
Acharya Institute of TechnologyBangaloreINR 90,850
National Institute of TechnologyWarangalINR 75,000
Delhi Technological UniversityDelhiINR 1,60,095
Indian Institute of TechnologyMumbaiINR 65,500
AMC Engineering CollegeBangaloreINR 103,750
APS College of EngineeringBangaloreINR 35,000
Bangalore College of Engineering and TechnologyBangaloreINR 47,045
BIETDavanagereINR 76,550
Atria Institute of TechnologyBangaloreINR 55, 000
Amity UniversityNoidaINR 1,20,000

B.E. Information Science and Engineering: Eligibility

Candidate must have passed the 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized state or central board with at least 55% (relaxable for reserved category candidates) of the marks with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as the major subjects of study.


  1. He/She shall not be having any supplementary or compartment in any of the subject/subjects at 10+2 or equivalent level that is yet to be cleared at the time of taking admissions.
  2. Apart from the above-mentioned eligibility criteria’s various colleges and institutes may have their own additional criteria’s which the students would have to satisfy in order to take admission.
  3. In case of reserved category students, they would have to present their reservation certificates issued by the competent authorities in order to avail the benefits applicable to them.
  4. Most of the Institute give admissions through Common Entrance Test (CET) (like JEE Main, UPSEE). To get admissions in these institutes candidates would have to qualify the respective entrance exam by securing minimum qualifying marks.


The eligibility criteria’s mentioned above are common to most of the universities and colleges across the country that are offering this course to the students.

BE (Information Science and Engineering) course admission procedure involves a common entrance test based admission process (as seen across various Universities and colleges in the country) as well as a merit-based selection process (in select few institutes/colleges).


  1. Most of the Universities/Colleges conduct a common entrance test for admission into B.E courses (like BITSAT) or take admissions through commonly held entrance exam like JEE Main, UPSEE, JEE Advanced. Hence students would have to make an application for such exams.
  2. Students have to qualify these exams (for which they should be eligible to appear) in order to get admission in the course.
  3. After the conduct of the test, a merit list of finally qualified candidates is prepared and candidates are invited for counseling by the respective university or college.
  4. After counseling final allotment of seats to the candidate takes place and the candidate is asked to deposit the fee for the course and register for the respective academic year.


Admission process would more or less be same across all the colleges and universities that are offering this course.

The syllabus of the course is divided into 8 semesters spread over a span of four years with each year comprising of two semesters. The syllabus of the course is divided into various subjects and technical skills that students are taught during the course of their under graduation. The syllabus covers all the aspects related to Information science engineering in a holistic manner so, as to provide a solid base and understanding of the subject to the undergraduate students.


The details regarding the syllabus of the course are mentioned below to provide a reference to the candidates.

Semester ISemester II
Mathematics-1Mathematics- 2
PhysicsMaterial Science
ChemistryEnvironment Science
Basics of Civil and Mechanical EngineeringBasic of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering MechanicsThermodynamics
Communicative EnglishComputer Programming
Practical LabPractical Lab
Semester IIISemester IV
Logic DesignGraph Theory and Combinatory
Data Structure with CAnalysis and Design of Algorithms
Unix and Shell ProgrammingObject-Oriented Programming with C++
Discrete Mathematical StructureMicroprocessors
Electronics CircuitsComputer Organization
Practical LabPractical Lab
Semester VSemester VI
Software EngineeringComputer Networks 2
System SoftwareDatabase Applications
Operating SystemFile Structure
Database Management SystemInformation System
Computer Networks 1Management and Entrepreneurship
Formal Languages and Automata TheoryElective 1
Practical LabPractical Lab
Semester VIISemester VIII
Object-Oriented Modeling and DesignSoftware Testing
Software ArchitecturesSystem Modeling and Simulation
Programming the WebMobile Computing
Data MiningElective 3
Elective Subject 2Elective 4
Practical LabPractical Lab

B.E. Information Science and Engineering: Who Should Opt for?


  1. Students who have interest in Computer technology and related studies.
  2. Those who have interest in software development and testing.
  3. Those who are looking for a career in IT Management.
  4. Those aiming at higher studies in the domain can opt for the course.

Information Science engineering graduates have plenty of options to choose from in terms of their career. One can choose to work with firms working in the domain of Software development, Web development, IT management, IT service providing etc.


To provide you a holistic view of the career prospects of the course we have tabled certain areas and the respective roles attached to the same where Information science engineering undergraduates can look for in terms of their career.

Job ProfileRoleAverage Salary for Fresher’s
Software EngineerWork of software engineer involves developing various software and program algorithms as per the need of clients of the company.INR 2.0-2.32 Lacs
Software TesterThe job of a software-tester involves checking and eliminating any redundancy in the software program so, as to ensure the bug-free performance of the software.INR 1.75-2 Lacs
IT managerAn IT manager is entrusted with the responsibility of making the IT system of the company work in a hassle free manner through its effective management.INR 1.85-2.25 Lacs
Data MinerA data miner’s job revolves around making the validation and authentication of the various transactions that take place through digital mode or through the use of cryptocurrency. INR 1.75-2.3 Lacs
IT Maintenance EngineerThis job involves timely inspection and correction of any bug or technical fault in software and hardware so, as to ensure their optimum functioning efficiency intact.INR 1.8-2.2 Lacs
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