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    Online Sessions + Live Lectures
    Online Sessions + Live Lectures
    World Class Faculty Members & Industry Experts
    World Class Faculty Members & Industry Experts
    7+ Case Studies and Projects
    7+ Case Studies and Projects
    10 Programming Tools & Languages
    10 Programming Tools & Languages
    Software Career Transition Bootcamp for non-tech & new coders (new)
    Software Career Transition Bootcamp for non-tech & new coders (new)
    Get access to Executive Certification in Data Science & Machine Learning, for free
    Get access to Executive Certification in Data Science & Machine Learning, for free
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    IIIT Bangalore Alumni Status
    No Cost EMI option
    No Cost EMI option
    Interview Preparation
    Interview Preparation
    Exclusive Job Opportunities Portal
    Exclusive Job Opportunities Portal
    High Performance Coaching (1:1)
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    E-portfolio- Showcase your expertise and skills to potential employers using an e-portfolio. Get expert advice on how to craft your stellar GitHub profile
    E-portfolio- Showcase your expertise and skills to potential employers using an e-portfolio. Get expert advice on how to craft your stellar GitHub profile
    AI Powered Profile Builder
    AI Powered Profile Builder
    Just-in-Time Interviews
    Just-in-Time Interviews
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    Personalized Industry Sessions in small groups
    Career Mentorship Sessions (1:1) with industry experts
    Career Mentorship Sessions (1:1) with industry experts

    “Every kid coming out of Harvard, every kid coming out of school now thinks he can be the next Mark Zuckerberg, and with these new technologies like cloud backend development, he actually has a shot.” ~ Marc Andreessen, Co-founder of Netscape, Board Member of Facebook

    Top Skills You Will Learn

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    Target Audience

    IT and Technology Professionals, Project Leads and Managers view more

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    Bachelor’s Degree with 50% or equivalent passing marks. Prioview more


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    Basics of Java Programming

    2 Weeks
    • Fundamentals of Programming Language with basic data structures (Java)

    Object Oriented Programming in Java

    3 Weeks
    • Abstraction and Encapsulation
    • Inheritance and Polymorphism
    • Arrays, ArrayLists & Linked Lists
    • Assignment (optional)

    OOD + Software Engineering

    4 Weeks
    • SDLC and Agile Methodology
    • Object Oriented Design
    • Testing and Version Control
    • Assignment - OOAD

    Data Structures and Algorithms

    13 Weeks
    • Algorithm Analysis + Recursion
    • Searching and Sorting (Divide and Conquer included)
    • Stacks & Queues
    • Sets and Dictionaries (Hashtable, Trees and BSTs, Heaps)
    • Greedy Algorithms
    • Dynamic Programming
    • Graphs & Graph Algorithms
    • Mandatory Assignment
    • Exam Week


    • Fundamentals of Linux & Scripting (Optional)
    • Internet & Networking Basics(Optional)

    Distributed Systems and Cloud & Databases

    5 Weeks
    • Introduction to Distributed Systems
    • Introduction to Cloud & AWS
    • SQL and Relational Database Management Systems
    • Hands-on with NoSQL - MongoDB
    • Assignment: Databases

    Design & Development of Microservices

    12 Weeks
    • Introduction to Spring Core & Spring Boot
    • Data Access Layer & Service Layer
    • Introduction to Backend Architectures
    • Designing Applications Using Microservices
    • REST & Controller Layer
    • AOP, Exception Handling and Application Security
    • Discovery and Communication between Microservices
    • Asynchronous Communication Using Messaging Models
    • Course Project: Hotel Room Booking Application
    • Exam Week

    Serverless Development and Deployment of Cloud-Native Applications

    9 Weeks
    • Introduction to Serverless Architecture & AWS Lambda
    • Web Application Optimisation
    • Microservcies - Debugging and Trouble Shooting
    • Spring Cloud Offerings for Cloud-Native Applications
    • Application Deployment Using Docker
    • Deploying containers at scale using Kubernetes
    • Deploying web applications with AWS Elastic Beanstalk (Optional)
    • Course Project: Application Deployment Using Docker
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    Capstone Project

    4 weeks
    • Capstone Project: BookMyConsultation Application


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    • Get mentored by an experienced industry expert and receive personalised feedback to achieve your desired outcome
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    • Get access to Industry Experts and discuss any queries before your interview.
    • Career bootcamps to refresh your technical concepts and improve your soft skills.

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    • Live Discussion forum for peer to peer doubt resolution monitored by technical experts.
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    • Connect with companies that are the best match for you.

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    Learn skills to help you transition to Software Development roles (SD1, SD2, SD3, Senior Software Engineer, Senior Software Developer)

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    Exhaustive list of Interview Questions curated from Top Companies such as Amazon, Google & Microsoft

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    About the Programme

    What is the Executive Post Graduate Programme in Software Development - Specialisation in Cloud Backend Development with upGrad?

    The Executive Post Graduate Programme is an engaging yet rigorous 13-month online programme designed specifically for working professionals to develop practical knowledge and skills, establish a professional network, and accelerate entry into big data careers. The certification is awarded by IIIT Bangalore.

    What should I expect from the Executive Post Graduate Programme?

    Expect to carry out several industry-relevant projects simulated as per the actual workplace, making you a skilled data science professional at par with leading industry standards.

    What type of learning experience should I expect?

    The content will be a mix of interactive lectures from industry leaders as well as world-renowned faculty. Additionally, the programme comprises live lectures or hangout sessions dedicated to solving your academic queries and reinforcing learning. 

    What is the weekly time commitment expected from me?

    The programme schedule is designed to ensure that you can successfully study alongside your job. Devoting 10-15 hours/week should be enough to graduate from the programme. However, the more time you devote, the greater will be your learning from the programme.

    Is any certification granted at the end of the programme?

    Post successful completion of the programme, an Executive PG Programme in Cloud Backend Development would be granted from IIIT Bangalore. 

    You can also complete the 4-month Data Science & Machine Learning certification and 8 week Data Structures & Algorithm Bootcamp and get certificates for both the courses. Both courses are optional and free.


    Do I need to pay extra for the 4months Executive Certificate in Data Science & Machine Learning?

    No. This 4 months content is absolutely free of cost to help our learners become more industry ready with additional skill-sets. You can start learning this content anytime during course duration or within the programme content access duration, i.e, 3years. 

    Are there other specialisations available in Software Development?

    Yes, there are other specialisations available in the Software Development domain, namely:    


    - Full Stack Development

    - Blockchain Development 

    - Cloud Backend Development 

    - DevOps


    How do I know which specialization is the best for me?

    When you’re nearing the end of your common curriculum, upGrad will provide you with a recommendation best suited for you based on your background.   

    Do I have to choose the specialization recommended by upGrad?

    No. You can choose whatever specialization you like once you are through the common curriculum. However, we would urge you to take up the recommendation provided by us as this based on a sophisticated rule engine and is meant to give you the best outcome for your background which will, in turn, make it easier for you to make a transition.

    Does the curriculum gets updated?

    Yes, the curriculum gets updated with inputs from IIIT Bangalore & industry experts. Curriculum is subject to change at the university's discretion.

    About WES Recognition

    Please note that the WES approval status of the Executive Post Graduate Program (EPGP-DS/MLAI/SD) shall be known by early 2022. We would like to inform you that this program (under an earlier name) was approved by WES and accorded 1 year diploma equivalency status. While the name of the program has changed to reposition the program in the market, the program curriculum, delivery and learning outcomes remain the same and as such we are cautiously optimistic that the WES approval status shall remain unchanged. We will inform you about WES approval status by early 2022 or alternatively to know the status, you may apply to WES with requisite information and documents on your successful completion of the program. upGrad and IIITB in no way take responsibility in case WES does not recognise the program.

    Eligibility Criteria

    What are the minimum qualifications required to apply for the programme?

    To apply for the programme, you need to meet all of the following criteria. The applicant should have:

    • Bachelor’s Degree with 50% or equivalent passing marks.
    • Prior knowledge, hands-on coding is recommended.

    Can I still apply if I have an undergraduate degree other than B.Tech./B.E./B.Sc./BCA?

    Yes. If your previous education involved adequate computation and mathematics experience, we encourage you to apply for the programme and provide details of the same (For e.g., upload supporting documents like transcripts). You can also consult the Admissions Cell at to get more information.

    Is prior coding experience required?

    Prior coding knowledge is recommended for this programme.

    Can I still apply for the programme if I have scored less than 50% in my undergraduate degree?

    Candidates who scored lower than 50% marks in the UG degree but have higher than 50% marks in a PG qualification (e.g. Postgraduate Diploma, Master's Degree, etc.) will be eligible to apply.

    Can I apply for the programme if I am in my last year of an undergraduate degree?

    No, you should be a graduate with at least 50% marks in your UG degree.

    What is the admissions process for the programme?

    The admissions process is completely online and is customised as per your educational and professional profile. Following are the key steps in the application process:

    • Step 1: Selection Test: Fill out an application and take a short 20-minute online test with questions
    • Step 2: Review and Shortlisting of Suitable Candidates: Our faculty will review all applications, consider the educational and professional background of an applicant and review the test scores wherever applicable. Following this, offer letters will be rolled out so you are assured a great peer group to learn and network with.
    • Step 3: Enrollment for Access  to Prep Content: Make a quick block payment with assistance from our loan partners where required, receive immediate access to the prep content and begin your upGrad journey.

    Will I be required to submit any documents for the admission?

    Yes. You will be required to submit the following documents to IIIT Bangalore prior to the programme start date, a self-attested copy of your undergraduate transcript/degree clearly mentioning your GPA/Grades.

    Please note, you will only receive the final admissions offer upon submitting these documents.

    Career Impact

    How will this programme help me in my career?

    Depending on your past background, this programme will prepare you for a career as IT and Technology Professionals, Project Leads and Managers in IT/Tech Companies, Data Professionals, Java & Other Coding Professionals, Testing Professionals. 

    The programme will also help you in career assistance through career tests, one-on-one career counselling calls to map your career aspirations, mock interviews with Cloud Backend Development experts, resume feedback and profile building and hiring opportunities with 300+ partners.

    Is there any content/preparatory camp for learners new to Software Development?

    Yes. We have a highly personalized bootcamp designed to help the learners who want to get into Software Development. This would help all the non tech, tech support and new software development professionals in smoother transition to the Software field.

    Programme USP

    How is the programme different from other online courses available in the market?

    This is an extensive, rigorous 13-month programme certified by IIITB and is unlike any other. The curriculum and learning experience developed in this programme through interaction with top IIITB faculty and leading professional experts is exactly what the industry wants today.

    1. Extensive hands On expertise - This programme provides you with 10+ projects and assignments which are sourced from the industry. By the time you graduate from the program, you will have worked on several industry-relevant projects, which are a key pillar to help you transition to the Cloud Backend Development industry  

    2. Knowledge on Latest tools and technologies - This programme provides you with hands-on experience and knowledge in the latest Cloud Backend Development tools and technologies like AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, Lambda, DynamoDB, Java, IntelliJGit & Github, Kafka, J Unit and  many more . 

    3. End-to-end knowledge as opposed to knowledge of a few areas in Cloud Backend Development- This programme gives you a chance to learn concepts and tools/technologies relevant for an industry professional.

    4. Core conceptual clarity - In addition to hands-on knowledge of the latest tools and technologies, this program provides you with an understanding of core concepts in Virtualization, Microservices, building cloud native applications and deployment on cloud.


    A thorough understanding of fundamental concepts, and thinking beyond tools! In a world of rapidly evolving tools and technologies, this course will equip you to work on technologies that do not even exist today!  

    Beyond that, the upGrad Experience ensures that you develop a wide network of peers, connections with industry faculty, extensive career support - overall, an immersive and holistic online and offline learning experience!

    What additional do I get if I pursue a Executive Post Graduate Programme in Software Development?

    • Get 4 months Executive Certification in Data Science & Machine Learning, absolutely for free.

    Refund policy/Financials

    How much does the Programme Cost?

    The programme fee is Rs. 2,49,000/-. 

    You can block you seat by paying Rs.15,000/-

    Remaining balance either you can pay at once or chose any zero cost EMI Option.

    What is the referral policy of the programme?

    Refund Policy: (Programmes with prep-session component)

    • Student must pay an amount of ₹10,000 as caution money for the enrollment of the course. This will be adjustable against the total course fee payable by the student.
    • You can claim a refund for the amount paid towards the Program at any time, before the Program Start Date, by visiting and submitting your refund form via the "My Application" section under your profile. You can request your Admissions Counselor to help you in applying and withdrawing for a refund by sending them an email with reasons listed. The prep login will be activated immediately post completion of the 'payment of the 1st block amount (caution money)' or on the 'Specified date' as communicated by upGrad. Processing fee of ₹10,000 will be levied in case refund is claimed.
    • Student has to pay the full fee within 15 days of payment of block amount or cohort start date, whichever is earlier, otherwise the admission letter will be rescinded and processing fee of ₹10,000 will be levied.
    • Once the student pays block amount, "any" refund shall be subject to deduction of ₹10,000 processing charges.
    • Any taxes paid by the student shall not be refundable, and the amount to be withheld will be higher of taxes paid or 10,000 processing fees.
    • There shall be no refund applicable once the programme has started. This is applicable even for those students who could not complete their payment and could not be enrolled in the batch opted for. However, the student can avail pre-deferral as per the policy defined below for the same.
    • Refund shall be processed to an eligible student within 30 working days from the date of receipt of refund form from him/her in this regard.
    • Refund shall be subject to deduction of ₹10,000 processing charges or the GST paid, whichever is higher as mentioned above.

    Deferral Policy: (Post Programme Commencement)

    • If a student is facing severe issues in dedicating time to the course, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch.
    • A student can request for deferral only once and from the batch start date of initial batch the student enrolled for.
    • The student will be required to pay a deferral fees of 10% of the total course amount fee + Taxes if any along with the differential programme fees between the two cohorts.
    • The deferral request will be approved once the deferral fee is paid.
    • Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
    • The student has 7 days (including holidays and weekends) from the date of deferral request to make the payment of the deferral fee post which the deferral request will expire, and the student will continue as part of the current cohort.
    • If the student completes the deferral payment, the student's login will be disabled, the student will leave the deferred cohort and the student will start learning on the new cohort from the point of the last assignment that was graded in the deferred cohort. All grades and progress until that point will be carried forward as it is to the new cohort. For clarification, the grades of the graded assignments will be carried forward, whether or not the student had submitted these grading during the initial stage.
    • The deferral can only be requested during the batch for which the student has enrolled is ongoing. Once the batch has completed, deferral requests shall not be entertained. For clarification, the batch completion here shall mean the "last grace deadline" as communicated by upGrad.

    Deferral Policy: (Pre Programme Commencement)

    • If a student, due to unavoidable circumstances, is unable to commence with the cohort and requests for a deferral before the cohort starts, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another cohort.
    • To do so, the student will be required to pay 50% of the total Programme fee amount (inclusive of taxes) before the deferral can be approved. Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
    • A student can request for deferral to any of the cohorts starting in the next 3 months from the start date of the initial batch in which the student was originally enrolled for. For the first deferral request, subject to point no. 2 of the Pre-Programme Deferral Policy, no additional charges shall be levied.
    • If a student wants to defer his enrolment a second time, such student will have to make an additional payment of Rs.10,000 as Deferral fee, and this amount shall be non-refundable under any circumstances. Once this payment is done, students will be eligible to defer to any of the cohort starting in the next 3 months from the current cohort.
    • The student has time till the current cohort launch date to make the payment of the balance 50% Programme fee, post which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window expires and if such a student wants to withdraw his or her enrolment from the said Programme, the refund policy will be applicable.
    • The student shall be liable to pay the differential Programme fees between the two cohorts if any.

    Which banks allow using 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?

    No cost EMI is available on credit cards from all major banks (American Express, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank,Yes Bank) 

    Will I have to pay any extra amount for EMI transaction?

    If you are availing 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI. 

    Are there any fees or down payment?

    Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transaction. If charged will be billed in the first repayment installment. 

    Can I use my International credit card for 0% credit EMI or Credit Card EMI?

    Only the Indian bank Credit cards can be used. But you can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions, this will be purely between you and your bank. 

    Are there any charges in case I opt for cancellation/refund from the course after paying balance with no cost EMI ?

    Yes, there will be additional charges to the extent of interest paid by the upGrad to the bank, you will be refunded only Principal amount, i.e. the amount actually deducted/blocked from your card. This deduction will be in addition to the amount mentioned in the refund policy shared with your offer letter. 

    How can I opt for Credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?

    You can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. 

    Why is the entire amount blocked on my credit card?

    Initially your bank will block the entire amount from your available purchase limit and from your next billing cycle, you will be charged the EMI amount. As you start paying your EMI, your credit limit will be released accordingly. For example, if you have made a payment of ₹100000 on 6-months EMI and your credit limit is ₹200,000 then initially your bank will block your credit limit by ₹100000. After payment of your first month EMI of Rs.15000, the blocked amount will come down to ₹85000. 

    Why is interest getting charged on No Cost EMI?

    Your bank will charge you interest. However this interest charge has been provided to you as an upfront discount at the time of your payment, effectively giving you the benefit of a No cost EMI.The total amount paid during the entire EMI tenure to the bank will be equal to the amount to be paid to upGrad.  


    Eg. Amount payable to upGrad: INR 405000  

    Lets say Amount deducted at the time of transaction: INR 379850 (Principal amount)  

    Bank charges interest of 12-15% per annum on INR 379850  

    [Note: Interest factor is reducing rate and not Flat rate] EMI AMOUNT = INR ​33750 x 12 = INR 405000  effectively , you have taken loan on 379,850 instead of 405,000 

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