3 Tips To Select The Right Engineering Branch
Engineering graduates’ number is increasing each year. This is due to the increased number of Engineering colleges, the increasing number of Engineering branches (and thus seats!) and the ‘Engineering Craze’ among the students and their parents. Many students who choose Engineering do so because of peer and parental pressure. Some students are confused about the selection of the suitable branch of Engineering.
Well, the confusion is justified. Today, there are number of Engineering branches! Earlier, there used to be only the core branches- Electrical, Mechanical and Civil Engineering. Now, the number of branch has increased rapidly and so has the confusion about selecting the suitable one. Many students are even unaware of certain new branches of Engineering. You may also check – Engineering courses in India.
Even I’ve been bombarded with requests by 12th passed students, who want me to select a suitable branch for them! So, I decided to put forward an article that will provide you with tips to select the Engineering branch suitable for you. You may also check – Engineering exams in India.
Well, this part is the most important. Why do we study? Yes, to acquire knowledge and use that knowledge later (while doing job). So, if you choose an Engineering branch that you are not interested in/not passionate about, then later, you won’t enjoy your job too. And yes, doing a boring job is like going through hell!
So, if you are not at all interested in vehicles and you selected automobile engineering, then I personally don’t feel it is the right choice. On the other side, if you are passionate about vehicles and their mechanics, then you must try to pursue automobile engineering. I hope you got my point.
What is the use of an Engineering degree when you can’t find a job using it? Recession is a big bad villain. It has resulted in joblessness. Certain Engineering branches were particularly affected by it. The best example is IT (Information Technology). Many IT folks were axed and many had to take pay cuts after the recession. Still, many IT engineers (who are not from premier engineering institutes) struggle to land decent jobs.
So, while choosing your Engineering branch, keep in mind the job prospects related to that branch.
Before selecting an Engineering branch, try to do a field trip. By field trip, I mean visiting a work place/industrial site/office related to the branch that you will select. Suppose you are all set to select Chemical Engineering, then visit a chemical industrial plant. This way, you will get to see the ‘situations’ which you have to face once you get a job after engineering, the challenges you may face, the environment in which you will work etc. You may also meet a Chemical engineer and discuss with him.
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So, these are the important tips that you must remember while selecting an Engineering branch. Don’t go for any branch under parental or peer pressure. If you select a branch that you are not interested in, then you will regret it later. I hope this article helped you. Also read other awesome articles on our site.
sir , Iam interested in civil engineering . but people tell its not a better course for girls . what is your opinion !? i am expecting 96% in my 12th exam . please help me
The job related to Civil Engineering branch will involve site duty and supervision to some extent. But if you are passionate about this field, you won’t have much trouble at work.
Which is the most valuable with future scope & high salary giving engineering course?
Izsath, all branches are good. Core branches are be slightly better.
thank you for your reply. but i had another query sir. i had gotten a seat through an entrance exam in industrial engineering and management. so among this and electronics n instrumentation which has better scope n pay for me to pursue?
Nav, Electronics and Instrumentation will be slightly better choice.
i have completed my 12th with 84% and my main aim is to become a commercial pilot but i have been told that it is safer to have a degree hence out of instrumentation/aeronautical/computer science/electronics and communication, which degree has good scope and job opportunities with a good pay?
Nav, Instrumentation would be good. Other branches are decent too. At the end of the day, a lot depends on the quality of College that you choose to pursue the program from.
iam completed b-tech machanical engineering…I have much interested for aviation job’s…pls suggest which short term course is better for that
i thing mechanical is the best subject
hy sir i got 92 percentage in ssc exams 2015. i am interested in diploma in mechanical engineering as sister has done it but i am also very much interested in e and tc engineering as it is related to mobile phones. so could you suggest me a course related to mobile phones and tech.
Meet, Electronics and Telecommunication will be a good branch for you.
sir, i m akshay from gujarat, I AM PASSED 12th SCI. I GOT 56% . WHICH IS THE BEST ENGINEERING COURSE FOR ME. AND WHICH COLLEGE IS BEST IN AHMEDABAD- GANDHINAGAR. PLZ HELP ME SIR I M CONFUSED..
Akshay, top colleges would be the likes of Nirma, LD, LDRP, DA-IICT, PDPU etc.
Very nice but u call me.
I fell very better
Welcome, Mohanraj. Sorry, won’t be able to call anyone!
hi sir,i am so interested in aeroplane nd it’s working.So which branch is good for me,i heard that cs have good job oppurtunity,is it and electrical is also good job opportunity,so which is good pls suggest me,i am so cnfused
Abhishek, related to Aircraft, you have two branches to choose from- Aeronautical or Aerospace Engineering.
weather girls are allowed to join the air force as a pilot .. i completed diploma in electronics and communication branch..
Prema, girls may join the IAF Flying branch after Graduation, using the SSC (Short Service Commission) Entry mode.
weather girls are allowed to join the air force as a pilot .. i complete diploma in electronics and communication branch..
My age is 25 old and i have pass 12 past divisan so please csn i join air force
Navinchandra, I guess that you won’t be eligible to apply for the post of Flying Officer. But can you tell me about any graduation course that you have done?
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