What is STEP?

Take the first STEP to success with our Software Technology Excellence Programme

STEP Programme

About the programme

Study! - Explore over 20 subjects in software engineering, as well as courses in communication, language and personal development.

Internship! - Be based out of the ThoughtWorks office in Bangalore or Chennai for your internship. Work alongside global thought leaders and gain a strong practical exposure to software development. You will be paid Rs. 8000/- per month during year 1 and Rs. 10,000/- per month during year 2.

Get a degree! - You will be enrolled at ThoughtWorks’ cost in a 3-year Bachelor’s Programme in Computer Applications at a government university through the distance education mode alongside your ThoughtWorks training and project work. You will get a recognised degree while you learn and work at ThoughtWorks.

Get hired! - Upon completion, be integrated into ThoughtWorks as a consultant with a minimum salary (CTC) of at least Rs. 5 Lakhs per annum.

Get started! - Semester One starts on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at the ThoughtWorks Bangalore Office.


You will be in the final year of a 3-year Polytechnic Diploma in Computer Science / Information Technology / Information Systems / Computer Technology with at least 50% cumulative score

Or have completed a 3-year Polytechnic Diploma in Computer Science / Information Technology / Information Systems / Computer Technology in 2012 or 2013 with at least 50% cumulative score

Additionally candidates appearing for their final year examination before July 2014 may also apply

And candidates must be born on or before 30th June 1996

To apply

The last date for Applications for this batch was January 11th 2014. Please watch this space to apply next year.

Application process

Once you submit your basic information, you will receive an email with a link to submit your detailed application form. You can complete the detailed application form and submit it online.

You do not have to send us any physical application forms or documents.

Once we receive your detailed application form, we will send you an acknowledgement with details about the next stage of the selection process.

Selection process

All applicants will take an online aptitude test in the fourth week of January and first week of February, 2014. The online aptitude test will be conducted at select cities across the country. The test will comprise of questions that will test your verbal ability, quantitative ability and logical reasoning ability.

If you clear this, you’ll need to attend a group discussion (GD) and a personal interview (PI) in a ThoughtWorks office in Bangalore, Chennai, Gurgaon or Pune. You may be asked to take a telephone interview to assess your communication skills before being invited for the GD & PI.

Candidates will have to meet their own travel expenses to appear for the Aptitude Test, GD, and PI.

Selection will be based on your performance in the Diploma examination, aptitude test, telephone interview and GD & PI process.

Successful interns will be informed by e-mail by the fourth week of March 2014. All selected candidates must confirm their registration by submitting attested photocopies of their academic and work experience certificates (if any).