Engineering have long been the most sought after careers for the students. However, these days engineering seems to be gaining ground. Four years of engineering study at a reputed college fetches you a good paying job or you might choose to go abroad for higher studies. Since a pretty long time, engineering has been the most preferred & “rest assured” choice for a professional career. Engineers are considered to be resourceful persons who possess the capacity of solving all sorts of complex real life troubles.
It has been time and again proved that engineers are highly multi-talented when it comes to identifying employment. We have seen engineers getting into miscellaneous career ventures like creating a milk revolution, telecom revolution or may be becoming a politician, an author, a cricketer or even a magician.
Well talking of the present times, engineering do not remains as lucrative a career option as it used to be in yester years. This perhaps is because jobs do not come automatically to the fresh pass out engineers. Looking finely into the matter there comes up a very important question, that why are these many unemployable engineers being produced out year on year.
The most prominent question that keeps students as well as their parents vexed is which college to select for taking a course in engineering and to select which branch of engineering.
It is therefore important to select the right academic institute, the one that gives you ample opportunity to launch yourself in the job market after the completion of your degree.
Which Branch to go with?
Pythagoras has aptly remarked, “Choices are the hinges of destiny.” For all the parents and guardians who are worried about their students engineering career, which engineering course to study. Forced decision of parents to take a particular branch or say engineering itself shall do much large a harm to the student than doing any good worthwhile.
Mechanical, Mechatronics, EEE, Electrical, Computer Science, IT or something else? There are hundred plus varieties of engineering branches and sub branches available in the prospectus to select from. It is very essential to select the right engineering branch. A right match of your choice along with the engineering branch is desired. Interest, aptitude and ability of the student are important factors that should be borne to mind while choosing an engineering branch.
The biggest mantra for wisely selecting the right branch of engineering can be read as follows:
1. Stick to your interest
Never compromise upon your interest while choosing the interested branch. Try to convince your parent’s guardians, lest they need to understand the interest of their kids prior to dumping the professional need down his throat, bothering least whether the kid shall be able to swallow it or not.
Necessary points that one might consider while deciding upon a college are listed below:
1) Good faculty
2) Research output of a department is another factor to look at
3) Infrastructure at the college
4) Curriculum of the college
5) Placement prospects: What all companies did they attract for campus placement? Do they attract only those companies who have local offices, or companies with no presence in the local town also come to the college.
- What percentage of their students have at least one job offer.
- What is the median pay package offer?
6) What do others say about this college?
Some of the well-liked engineering courses are computer science, electronics and communication engineering, civil or environment engineering, chemical engineering and biotechnology.
Computer Science: A good amount of foreign investment in this sector makes it one of the most sought engineering courses in India. With array of opportunities and global prospects for fresh graduates, computer science had stood ahead of any other engineering course till date. A strong base in basic programming languages like java, mathematics and basic semiconductor physics, is a prerequisite for studying the course.
Electronics and Communication engineering is another most sought engineering course by the Indian students in the present times. The basic requirement for making an excellent career in this very branch is one need to have a strong base in probability theory, calculus and physics.
Good analytical skills further ads up to your cart of performing well in this area. A student after completing his four year of degree in this very course can take up job in a large number of industries say, mobile development industry, telecommunication industry, hardware appliances and embedded systems.
Environmental engineering/civil engineering: These very engineering courses are designed purposively for the students who have advanced mathematics skills (geometry) and physics (mechanics), material sciences and chemistry. Aspirants who are good with geographic technology can also perform well in this very respective engineering course.
Then, Chemical engineering is for those students who have an interest in developing bio-fuels, modeling new ores or even some inclination towards devices. Students should have a strong base in organic/inorganic chemistry. Renewable energy sector, nuclear power sector, and industrial metallurgy sector are basically the sectors employing chemical engineers. These chemical engineers have the fathom responsibility of ensuring safety and control for all manufacturing plants.
Biotechnology is a comparatively new engineering stream and is like a sister course to Chemical engineering, but is more specific in its realm. As one has to work with mass transfer and fluid mechanics in this area, chemistry, biology and physics are fundamental to this stream. This field of engineering is very new and has wide applications in the field of agriculture and allied sectors.
After having selecting the right branch and right college what remains is taking admission. Engineers are still believed to be mighty professionals who have extensive capacity of turning heads around. With the branch of your interest and desire and a college that promises you the above mentioned attributes, one can definitely explore the possibilities of an engineering career.
A good enough amount of counseling over deciding upon the engineering course and college proves beneficial in coming to a wholesome decision regarding the same.
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