How to Choose the Best Engineering branch?
Students work hard to score well on the 12th and get high scores to secure seats in engineering. The selection of the right engineering stream is challenging. The engineering streams keep changing its demand. Two-three decades back, the core engineering streams were mechanical engineering, civil engineering, and electrical and electronics streams. Many engineering streams have come up. After all the hard work, it is important to choose the right engineering stream.
You should select an engineering stream that interests you. You are strong in your logical reasoning and have a passion for programming and coding, then IT or CSE engineering streams are the right choices. If you decide on civil engineering, then you should be prepared to work on a construction site. If you like to work outdoors, then civil engineering is the right choice. If you are a person who likes to explore and understand the mechanisms of machines, then mechanical engineering is the right choice.
Before you make a choice, it is important to run through the college /university websites and understand the courses. You should read the course syllabus, the lab facilities available the campus facilities, the faculty biodata, and then make a choice. Placement service is also an important decision-making element.
You should consider work prospects after the engineering course. You may be interested in the course, but may not be comfortable working on that subject. After all, the theory is different from practical application. You may be impressed with the civil engineering syllabus but may find it tough to work outdoors. Think of the nature of the job after the completion of the course. You can talk to your friends, seniors, or cousins who already completed the course and ae working.
You should also consider the scope for pursuing a master’s after engineering course. If you take mechanical engineering in your engineering, you will have wide scope for doing a master’s course in aerospace, automobile, robotics and automation, mechatronics, sustainable manufacturing, advanced material science, nanotechnology, etc. There is a wider scope for pursuing a Master’s course. If you choose automobile engineering in engineering, then you are confining your scope for pursuing higher education.
Therefore, all the important factors should be kept in mind before you select an engineering course.
Frequently asked questions:
1. Which engineering branch is best for the future?
To understand which engineering branch is best for the future, you should understand which industries are growing and the focus of the nation’s priorities. Presently, India is focusing on making in India and made in India initiative; therefore, mechanical engineering is likely to have demand. The country’s priority is also to focus on infrastructure. Hence, civil engineers are also likely to have a bright future. Civil engineers are also focusing on green technologies. The concept of smart grid, renewable energy is growing, and electrical engineering is the right course to contribute to these areas. Big data and data analytics are in boom creating demand for CSE and IT stream. IoT is taking a tidal storm in the electronics industry connecting homes to appliances and making cities smart. Please be watchful about the trends in the industry.
2. Which is the easiest engineering branch?
There is a common notion that those who secure top scores in entrance will get IT and CSE; therefore, those branches are the best and the toughest. Civil Engineering, production engineering, biotechnology engineering are easy because those who score less in common entrance exams get seats in those streams. In reality, that’s not true. Those who opt for civil engineering will have to work on complex projects and manage the projects. They have to do the cost planning, budget estimates, tender management, negotiation with contractors and sub-contractors, looking into quality assurance, and many more activities. You will find any branch easy and interesting if you have an aptitude towards the subject.
3. Which branch of engineering has more scope?
Every engineering branch has good scope. Civil, mechanical, and Electrical engineering is considered as core engineering subjects and will remain ever-green. Computer science engineering is in a boom for the last two decades, and colleges and universities are making changes to their curriculum to cope with the latest technologies.
4. Which engineering branch is easy and to get a better salary?
All the engineering branches are easy if you have an aptitude towards the subject. Otherwise, you will find it hard to assimilate. Any job and its compensation package depend on various factors. Some factors are the institution from where you completed engineering, your percentages and grades, the city of employment to name a few. Delhi, Noida pays more than south India. Hence, the concept of a better salary is not an absolute term, it is a relative term.
5. Which is the best engineering branch if I get good marks in JEE main?
If you get good marks in JEE main, you can get in Computer science, Information technology. You will also have an option to choose other engineering streams also.
6. Which branch of engineering is best to get good opportunities in Indian Air Force?
The Indian Airforce has primarily two branches; mechanical engineers who work on the aircraft and the weapons and aeronautical engineers with an electronics engineering background. They are responsible for establishing communication networks from ground to air and air to ground. To conclude, engineers with mechanical, electrical, electrical, instrumentation, and computer science backgrounds are eligible to get excellent Airforce opportunities.
7. Which engineering branch has more placement?
Placements depend upon the institution you studied, your percentage of marks, and the company (Tier1, tier 2, tier3). IIT s, NIITs, BITS, etc. have more placements. Companies like Facebook, Google, KPMG, etc. pay high to college freshers. Mid-sized companies pay less to the same streams and even less by small to mid-sized companies. There is always a demand for core engineering students. CSE and IT students also get good placements.
The best engineering branch will be where the student is deemed fit and has the aptitude. If the student is good at what he is studying and his passion reflects, he will surely shine like a star in his career.