What is STEP?

STEP Programme

About the programme

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

Internship! Be based out of any of the ThoughtWorks offices in India for your internship. Work alongside global Thought Leaders and gain a strong practical exposure to software development

Get a degree! You’ll be enrolled, at ThoughtWorks’ cost, in a 3-year Bachelor’s Programme in Computer Applications at a Government University through the distance education mode. You’ll get a recognized academic qualification alongside your ThoughtWorks training and project experience

Get hired! Upon completion, be absorbed by ThoughtWorks as a consultant with a minimum salary (CTC) of at least Rs. 6 Lakhs per annum.

Money! Be paid a stipend of Rs. 12,000/- per month during year one and Rs. 15,000/- per month during year two

Get Started! Semester One starts on Monday , July 3, 2017 at the ThoughtWorks Bangalore Office


You will:

  • Be in the final year of a 3-year Polytechnic Diploma OR
  • Have completed a 3-year Polytechnic Diploma in 2015 or 2016


  • Candidates appearing for their final year examination before June 2017 may also apply
  • Candidates must be born on or before 30th June 1999

Application process

  • The application process for the 5th batch of STEP is now closed. Kindly check this page after November 2017 for details of the selection process for the next batch.

Selection process

  • All applicants will take an online aptitude test that will be scheduled in second and third week of February 2017. The online aptitude test will be conducted at select cities across the country. The online aptitude test will comprise 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 Personal Interview (PI) in a ThoughtWorks’ office in Bangalore,Coimbatore, Chennai, Gurgaon, Hyderabad or Pune. You may be asked to take a telephonic 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 & PI.
  • Selection will be based on your performance in the Diploma examination, aptitude test, telephonic interview and GD & PI process.
  • Successful interns will be informed by e-mail by the first week of April 2017. All selected candidates must confirm their registration by submitting attested photocopies of their academic and work experience certificates (if any).

           Applications for the next batch of STEP will open in 

November 2017

For any other details, call the STEP Helpline at 089391-82320 Email: