I want to do software engineering

I am studying in class XI and have taken PCM with Computer Science as an optional subject. And I am finding it a little difficult to manage with computers. If I want to do software engineering in the future, is it necessary to take Computer Science in 10+2? And if not, can I take Physical Education as an optional subject?
Aman Arora (16)
St Conrad’s Inter College, Agra

Eligibility wise, it is not necessary to take computer science in 10+2 in order to do software (computer) engineering. But a course in computer engineering does require study of computer science. If you are not able to handle it now, how will you be able to study that for next four years? Just think…

Dr Vibha Gupta, a feature writer, is a Ph.D. in Mathematics from IIT Roorkee. Her book Careers: A Pathfinder and articles in various publications are an attempt to guide students in choosing a career according to their natural strengths, talents and skills.

Dr Vibha Gupta

Dr Vibha Gupta, a feature writer, is a Ph.D. in Mathematics from IIT Roorkee. Her book Careers: A Pathfinder and articles in various publications are an attempt to guide students in choosing a career according to their natural strengths, talents and skills.