Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Computer Engineering) - Course Overview

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BTech in Computer Engineering is a 4-year undergraduate level academic programme which combines the field of Computer Engineering and Computer Science. The program spans over  8 semesters. 


To apply for BTech Computer Engineering, aspirants are required to have education upto 10+2 with a computer or science background while having aggregate 50% marks.



Top institutions such as IITs, BITS, NITs etc. require students to take part in the annually held entrance examinations to be eligible for admission in Computer Engineering.

NIRF RANK 2020CollegeAverage Fees
1IIT MadrasINR 1.09 Lakhs
2IIT DelhiINR 1.16 Lakhs
3IIT BombayINR 1.15 Lakhs
4IIT KanpurINR 1.13 Lakh
5IIT KharagpurINR 1.16 Lakhs
6IIT RoorkeeINR 1.09 Lakhs
IIT GuwahatiINR 1.14 Lakhs
8IIT HyderabadINR 1.18 Lakhs
9IIT IndoreINR 1.29 Lakhs
10IIT VaranasiINR 1.21 Lakhs

BTech in Computer Science Engineering comprises subjects and topics that are related to algorithms, programming languages, programme design, computation, computer hardware, computer software etc. Aspirants not only learn computer dynamics and technicalities related to the course but they also learn how to modify them so they can be adjusted for upcoming technologies in near future.


The average fee for studying BTech in Computer Engineering is around INR 1 to 3 Lakhs. After finishing the 4-year program, aspirants can expect a minimum salary from INR 5 to 7 Lakhs, reaching upto INR 50-90 Lakhs per annum, some of the top recruiters are Facebook, HubSpot, Procore Technologies, Salesforce, Lululemon, Ultimate Software, Delta Air Lines, Adobe etc.


After the successful completion of this course, students can also take into consideration

to study further in the same career sphere. A MTech in Computer Engineering is one of the most considerable degrees in this field. Studying furthermore will not only provide ample possibilities, but will also provide recognition and first-hand knowledge of the subject.

Most of the institutes and universities in India follow an entrance-based admission process for admission to BTech Computer Science program. Top BTech colleges such as IIT, Jain University, LPU, etc. offer admission through entrances like JEE Main, LPU NEST, JET, etc. The steps of the entrance-based admission are provided below:


Online Registration: Students are required to register for the entrance test by providing their email address, mobile number, and password after which a login id will be generated.


Filling up of application form: After the creation of a login id, candidates have to fill up the online application form by providing their personal and academic details.


Uploading of documents: In this step, candidates have to upload the necessary documents such as a photograph, signature, id proof, Class 10 and 12 certificates, etc.


Application Fee: On uploading the requisite documents, students will have to pay the requisite amount of application fee using Credit Card, Debit Card, or Net Banking.


Download Application Form: After paying the application fee, candidates have to save and download the form for future references.


Issuing of Admit Card: Based on the record of the details submitted by the students, the admission authority will issue the admit cards to the eligible students.


Entrance Exam: After getting the admit card, exam dates will be released by different conducting bodies. Candidates have to sit for the entrance test and qualify the same to get admission.


Declaration of Result: In the final stage, admission authorities will release the results of the entrance test they have appeared for.


Counselling: The selected candidates have to appear for counseling to choose their branch of study in engineering. 


Important documents which are needed to be submitted for the process of document verification are listed below.


  1. Marksheet and Pass Certificate of class 12
  2. Marksheet of class 10
  3. Birth Certificate / Class 10 Admit Card
  4. Entrance Exam Rank Card
  5. Seat Allotment Letter 
  6. Entrance Exam Admit Card
  7. Domicile Certificate (if required) 
  8. Passport Size Photographs
  1. A candidate must hold a graduate degree with a minimum of 10+2 years of formal education with Mathematics as one of the subjects from a recognized board.
  2. Candidates, who are in the final year, are also eligible to apply provided they complete their formal education.
  3. The candidates must be a minimum of 17 years of age or above. However, the maximum age is set to be 23 years.
  4. Candidates should have passed 12th standard or equivalent examination recognized by AICTE and State Government in Physics and Mathematics subjects along with Chemistry / Electronics / Biology / Biotechnology / Computer Science as optional subjects and English as one of the languages of study. 
  5. Students must have obtained a minimum of 45% marks in aggregate (40% for SC/ST/OBC).


The colleges which accept admission through JEE Main follow the eligibility criteria set by the JEE authority. 


  1. For being eligible for JEE Main, a candidate must secure minimum 75% aggregate marks at the 10+2 level. 
  2. For the other colleges, which may not consider JEE Main Score, the minimum required aggregate marks ranges between 50% – 65%.


However, one must note that the eligibility criteria for BTech Computer Engineering varies from college to college.

Entrance ExamsLast Day for RegistrationExam DateDay of Result
JEE Main May 24, 2020 September 1-6, 2020 September 11, 2020 
JEE Advanced September 17, 2020 September 27, 2020 October 5, 2020 
WBJEE13-Nov-19February 2, 2020 August 7, 2020 
COMEDK UGET17-Jul-2019-Aug-203-Sep-20
BITSAT11-May-20May 16th - 23rd, 202020-Jun-20
MHTCETFebruary 29, 2020 October 12-20, 2020 To be Announced 

JEE Main: Joint Entrance Examination Main is the most popular Engineering Entrance Exam in India. It is a CBT exam conducted twice a year by NTA. The candidates may appear in both the sessions, the best of the two scores will be considered for ranking. Around 10,00,000 lakh candidates appear in this entrance exam every year for admission to all the major engineering courses in India. The results for JEE Main 2020 have been announced.


JEE Advanced: Only the candidates who successfully qualified JEE Mains are eligible for appearing in JEE Advanced Entrance Exam. It is conducted by the IIT Council and is regarded as one of the toughest Entrance Exams in India. This exam is the gateway to all the IITs in our country. The results for JEE Advance 2020 have been announced.


WBJEE: West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination is the state level entrance exam conducted by WBJEE board for admission to all engineering and pharmacy courses offered by the engineering and pharmacy colleges located within the state. It is conducted once a year in offline mode. The results for WBJEE 2020 have been announced.


COMEDK UGET: COMEDK UGET is a state-level examination providing a gateway to students for admission in engineering and architecture courses offered by institutes of the state. The exam has a total of 180 objective questions that will have to be attempted in 180 minutes. The results for COMEDK UGET 2020 have been announced.


BITSAT: Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences conducts this entrance exam for admission to all the courses offered by both the campuses of the institute. The entrance exam is conducted in CBT mode once a year. The results for BITSAT 2020 have been announced.


MHTCET: Maharashtra Common Entrance Exam is a state-level entrance exam for admission to engineering courses offered by the engineering colleges located in Maharashtra state.


How to Prepare for BTech Computer Engineering Entrance Exams?


  1. Stay alert about the latest exam pattern which will help you to prepare well for the exams.
  2. Check the latest syllabus for the exam which is available on the official websites.
  3. Practice all types of questions including MCQ so that you don’t get confused at the time of examination.
  4. Do not go for guesswork if there is negative marking.
  5. Make reading the newspaper your daily habit to stay updated about current affairs.
  6. Revise prepared topics thoroughly until the final exam.
  7. Do not go for new topics a day before the actual exam as this might confuse you.
  8. Sit for mock exams as this will give you an idea of how the exams take place.


Most of the BTech Computer Engineering Entrance Exams consist of questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Some may also contain questions on English and general aptitude. The question paper pattern for JEE Mains is discussed below. 


  1. The exam consists of two papers, paper I and paper II. Paper I is for BE and BTech courses, while Paper II is for architecture and designing courses. 
  2. The question paper I consist of 90 questions on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, 30 questions from each subject. 
  3. The maximum marks for the whole paper I is 360. Each correct response will fetch you 4 marks, while 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer. 
  4. All the questions will be MCQ type, with a single correct response. 


Some of the important points which will help students crack BTech Computer Engineering entrance exams easily are as follows:


  1. Try to complete the entire syllabus of the entrance exam at least 1 month before the exam date. This will help you get ample time for revision. 
  2. Focus on your calculations. Try to do fast and accurate calculations. 
  3. Be thorough with the syllabus and important topics to cover so that no topic is left out. 
  4. Practice as many sample papers as you can. Try to solve them within a stipulated time period in the exam environment. 
  5. After solving the sample papers, check your scores and note them down. This will help you in tracking your daily progress and recognising the areas for improvement. 

BTech Computer Engineering is a 4-year with 8-semesters undergraduate degree which teaches a candidate about every aspect of Computer Engineering. 


  1. It includes a detailed study of coding languages, along with various other important concepts on Computer Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, etc.  
  2. It includes a detailed study of major programming languages like C, C++, Java and Python. Along with the software subjects, this course will also include hardware subjects like Analog and Digital Electronics. 
  3. This course also includes compulsory internships and live projects, where a candidate would have to perform software operations on their own. This gives them the opportunity to learn about the subject under an industry environment.


After this course, a candidate will be able to design their own websites and apps, and maintain them efficiently and acquire positions of importance like Graphic Designer, Computer and Information Research Scientist, IT support analyst, Computer Hardware Engineer, Network Engineer, IT consultant, Programmers, Teacher etc.


The average salary offered to a BTech Computer Engineer ranges anywhere from INR 3 to 10 lakhs.


B.E. Computer Science degree holders are able to have a successful career in  academia, industry, and public service, providing technical leadership by solving significant problems across a broad range. The course develops an individual well to adapt to new technologies, tools and methodologies that come their way.

Course levelUnder-graduate
Duration4 Year
Examination TypeSemester
Eligibility10+2 PCM with 50% aggregate marks
Admission processEntrance exam conducted by colleges, GD & PE
Entrance ExamsJEE Advanced, JEE Main, BITSAT, VITEEE, COMEDK
Course FeeINR 2 to 10 LPA
Average salaryINR 10 to 30 LPA
Top Recruiting CompaniesFacebook, HubSpot, Procore Technologies, Salesforce, Lululemon, Ultimate Software, Delta Air Lines, Adobe
Job PositionsComputer Programmer, System Database Administrator, Software Developer, Software Designer, System Designer, Data Warehouse Analyst, Engineering Support Specialist.

One  must consider pursuing BTech Computer Engineering because of the following reasons:


In-Demand Course: The candidates of BTech Computer Engineering are always highly demanded in the tertiary sector. Hence, the demand for this course is always high.


Demand to increase in future: With the rapid growth in the software industry, the demand for this course has been rising. Also, since COVID 19 Pandemic has pushed people further to use technology, they have grown more comfortable with it and there are high chances that it would affect the demand of Computer Engineers in the near future.


High Starting Salary: The candidates with BTech Computer Engineering are offered an average starting salary in the range of INR 2 Lakhs to 14 Lakhs. But, if the candidates have a highly polished skill set, then the starting salary may easily rise upto INR 15 Lakhs. 


Opportunities of working in reputed MNCs: Reputed and top MNCs in the world including Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, etc regularly recruit these BTech Computer Engineers in large numbers. Furthermore, India is one of the favourite spots for MNCs to recruit employees. 


Opportunities of Working Abroad: BTech Computer Engineers graduates have a lot of opportunities for working abroad. The top MNCs generally offer a job in their headquarters which are usually situated abroad to their best employees. 

Parameters BE Computer Engineering BTech Computer Engineering
Full-Form Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering Bachelor of Technology In Computer Engineering 
Overview This course includes a detailed study of Coding Languages, Data Structures, Operating Systems, Computer Networks, Computer Architecture, etc. This course also includes the similar subjects, but this course focuses on the technical aspects and practical based learning, rather than the theoretical learning. 
Duration 4 years 4 years 
Examination Type Semester basedSemester based
Admission Process Entrance Based Entrance Based 
Eligibility Criteria 10+2 with PCM and English 10+2 with PCM and English
Top Colleges Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia, Army Institute of Technology, etc. IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IIT Delhi, Hindustan College of Engineering and Technology, etc. 
Average Annual Fees INR 50,000 to INR 3 LakhsINR 50,000 to INR 2 Lakhs 
Job Profiles Software tester, Software Developer, Project Engineer, Web Developer, Front End Developer, Back End Operator, etc. Software tester, Software Developer, Project Engineer, Web Developer, Front End Developer, Back End Operator, etc. 
Recruiting Areas MNCs, Corporate Houses, Banks, Software Development Companies, Web Designing Firms, etc. MNCs, Corporate Houses, Banks, Software Development Companies, Web Designing Firms, etc. 
Average Annual Salary INR 3 Lakhs to 7 Lakhs INR 2 Lakhs to 14 Lakhs
College NameAverage Fees 
Dhole Patil College of Engineering, PuneINR 1.1 Lakhs
Madras University of Technology, ChennaiINR 90,440
Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology, PuneINR 1.6 Lakhs
A C Patil College of Engineering, Navi MumbaiINR 1.9 Lakhs
Datta Meghe College of Engineering, Navi MumbaiINR 1.8 Lakhs
Hindustan College of Engineering and Technology, CoimbatoreINR 1.7 Lakhs
Shri Vaishnav Institute of Technology and Science, IndoreINR 1.22 Lakhs
Rajarshi Shahu College of Engineering, PuneINR 2.1 Lakhs
Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science, IndoreINR 1.8 Lakhs
Birla Institute of Technology and Science, PilaniINR 6.5 Lakhs
Vidyalankar Institute of Technology, MumbaiINR 2.6 Lakhs
Annamalai University, Tamil NaduINR 2.5 Lakhs
Indian Institute of Science, BangaloreINR 26,600
Parameters Indian Institute of ScienceBirla Institute of Technology and ScienceIIT Madras
Overview Indian Institute of Science was set up in 1909 at Bangalore, Karnataka. The college has 6 academic divisions and 45 academic departments. The college has an active placement cell that annually conducts recruitment drives for eligible meritorious students.Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani is a deemed university and is backed by the Aditya Birla Group. It was established in 1969.Indian Institute of Technology Madras is a public technical and research university located in Tamil Nadu. It was established in 1959 and is of national importance.
Location Bangalore Pilani Madras 
Admission Process Entrance Based Entrance Based Entrance Based 
Placement Percentage in 201925%-100%
Average Annual Fees INR 32,000INR 3.2 LakhsINR 1.09 Lakhs
Average Salary INR 25 LakhsINR 9.2 LakhsINR 6 Lakhs
Top Recruiters Oracle, Toshiba, HSBC, Cisco, Dell.Big Bazaar, Bosch, Taj Hotels, Toyota, CISCO, Accenture, Cognizant, JSW, Indiamart, etc.-
Year IYear II
Chemistry 1Energy Studies
Economics for EngineersComputer Organisation and Design
Elementary Mathematics for EngineersBasic Electronics Engineering
Basic Engineering MechanicsMaterials Science
Value Education, Human Rights, and Legislative ProceduresMultivariate Analysis, Linear Algebra and Special Functions
Environmental StudiesComplex Algebra
Law for EngineersElementary Biology
Business Communication and Presentation SkillsDesign and Analysis of Algorithms
Computer ProgrammingDigital Systems
Chemistry Laboratory 1Data Structures and Algorithms
Applied Physics 1Basic Electronics Engineering Laboratory
Sociology and Elements of Indian History for EngineersDiscrete Mathematics
Engineering GraphicsChemistry 2
Engineering WorkshopBasic Simulation Laboratory
Applied Physics Laboratory 1Operating Systems (Unix Programming)
Basic Electrical EngineeringFormal Languages and Automata Theory
Differential Equations-
Applied Physics 2-
Year IIIYear IV
Simulation and ModellingPattern Recognition
Internet Web ProgrammingElective Course 4
Embedded Computing SystemsElective Course 6
Compiler DesignProject Work 1
Optimisations and Calculus of VariationsElective Course 9
Fuzzy MathematicsMobile Computing
Computer Graphics and VisualisationElective Course 5
Advanced Biology 1Elective Course 7
Artificial IntelligenceElective Course 8
Software EngineeringProject Work 2 and Dissertation
Graph Theory-
Elective Course 1-
Elective Course 3-
Object-Oriented Analysis and Design-
Elective Course 2-
Job ProfileJob DescriptionAverage Salary
Computer ProgrammerComputer programmers help create the code for various software applications and different operating systems. The code created helps computer applications run on computers.INR 5 Lakhs
Software EngineerSoftware engineers are prone to design, develop, maintain, test, and analyze computer software.INR 6 Lakhs
System Database AdministratorSystem Database Administrator generally oversees the security, performance, and integrity of data in the database. INR 5 Lakh 
Engineering Support SpecialistEngineering support specialist offers technical support and assistance to resolve consumers and businesses related issues involving technical, hardware and software systems.INR 6 Lakhs
Data Warehouse AnalystData warehouse analysts collect, analyze, mine and help the business leverage of the information stored in data warehouses.INR 8.5 Lakhs
System DesignerThe roles of a system designer are to define the structure, interfaces, and data for a system.INR 14 Lakhs
Computer OperatorComputer operators maintain a logbook, check viruses, upgrade software and carry out basic tasks, etc.INR 10 Lakhs
Research AnalystThe role of the Research analysts is to conduct surveys, document data, collect information via the internet and conduct research on various niches.INR 4 Lakhs

Some of the Job Roles played by computer engineers are below:

IT ConsultantsSecurity Analysts and Consultants
Web DevelopersData Architects
Software Testers and DevelopersMicrosoft
IT AuditorsData Warehouse Developer/ Manager or Analyst
UX Developers-

Some companies that recruit BTech Computer Engineering students after graduation are:

HCL TechnologiesWipro
Infosys TechnologiesIBM Services
TATA ConsultancyFlipkart

Multiple higher studies options are available for these candidates. Some of these options are:


MTech Computer Engineering: Master of Technology in Computer Engineering is one of the most highly sought after MTech courses in India. It is offered by almost all the top Engineering colleges in India, including the reputed IITs and NITs. A candidate must qualify the GATE exam with a good score to get admission to this course. 


MS Computer Engineering: Master of Science in Computer Engineering is a master degree course which can be done after completing any undergraduate computer engineering course. The candidates will have to qualify GATE for getting admission to this course. 


MBA IT: MBA Information Technology is a popular MBA course among CSE and IT students. This course is specifically curated for students with technical background and includes a detailed study of both management and IT subjects. A candidate will have to qualify CAT or any other MBA Entrance Exam for admission to MBA IT course. 


MBA Finance: MBA Finance is the second most popular MBA option for Computer Engineers after MBA IT. The candidates who wish to join as IT Officers in various banking organisations generally prefer doing this course.


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