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November 15, 2018 • 12:00 am

How to Choose Best Engineering Branch for Future Goals? [Experts Tips]


Best Engineering Branch for Future



Welcome PCM Aspirants,


With the end of the school days, a new career journey starts! A journey that is filled with everlasting ambitions, courage and strong will to design your career worthwhile.


After passing your 12th Class with PCM, you either go for B-Tech or opt for other options for yourself.


Well, if you opt the Engineering field, no matter what exam you’re appearing for, be it IIT JEE or any other competitive exam, you must know which is best Engineering Branch for future.


Here we’re going to discuss the most commonly opted B-Tech Streams in India. Read the blog and know which would be the best branch in Engineering for you.





Find the Best Engineering Branch in Terms of Salary & Government Jobs - Know How!



Choosing the best Engineering Branch for you is a major decision but before choosing it, you must seek for the right technical college as well. There are number of Engineering Colleges in India, we’ve divided them into 5 major categories for your convenience-



Indian Institutes of Technology


 National Institutes of Technology


 Indian Institutes of Information Technology


 Government Funded Institutes


 Private Institutes




The above-listed colleges accept admissions based on the following exams –




 IITs through IIT JEE Advanced


 NITs, IIITs and GFTIs through IIT JEE Mains


 GFTIs and Private Colleges through other Engineering Entrance Exams.




Now comes another task to choose the best Engineering Branch for future perspective. Well, it’s quite a tough task to make a right choice amongst various B-Tech Streams.


One must always choose the branch based on its versatility, career scopes, and popularity. And most importantly, whichever you’re going to choose must be the best Engineering Branch in terms of salary and job packages.



We’re providing lists of Engineering Branches that are the most popular amongst all!



Mechanical Civil Computer Science Electrical Chemical





1. Mechanical Engineering



Have you ever opened your toy car to see how it works? Have you ever seen the gears of the bike and got fascinated by them? Have you ever wondered how these automobiles are designed? Do you love Machines? If any of these questions’ answer is yes, then Mechanical is the one the best Engineering Branches for you.


But before you join this course, you must know that it requires a plenty of designing skills.


If we discuss which would be the best Engineering Branch for Government Jobs, then Mechanical is an evergreen stream that will never Disappoint you. Not only in Government Sector but also in Private Sector, it has immense career scope.


Let’s know more about the Job Profiles and Employment Departments for a Mechanical Engineer.




Mechanical Engineers’ Job Profiles



Mechanical Engineer


 Maintenance Engineer


 Quality Control Engineer


 Production Engineer


 Machine Design Specialist


 CAD CAM Expert


 Site Engineer


 Indian Naval Stores Service (Indian Navy)





Mechanical Engineers’ Employment Departments



Mechanical Engineers are working in various Public & Private firms which contribute a lot to Indian Technology & Economy. Some of the major substantial are -



 Indian Railways


 Steel Authority of India (SAIL)


 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)


 Indian Oil Corporation


 Indian Naval Stores Service (Indian Navy)


 Indian Airforce


 Hero Moto Corps


 Ashok Leyland


 Ford India


 Mahindra & Mahindra


 Kirloskar Group of Engg.


 Thermax & Siemens





2. Civil Engineering



Civil is for those who love buildings & skyscrapers. It is for those also, who are passionate about designing, buildings constructions, making physical and naturally built Environment including works like roads, bridges, dams, canals, buildings & towers.


The branch includes various fields such as –


Mathematics, Physics, Town & City Planning, Geo Technical, Structural, Environmental, Earthquake, Transportation, Disaster Assessment & Management Structural Design, Maintenance of Structures, Restoration of Structures, Irrigation Engineering, Surveying Technology, Concrete Technology, and Computer Aided Planning & Design.



Civil Engineering is also ahead in providing Job opportunities to technical aspirants on some of the reputed designations in various fields mentioned below.




Civil Engineers’ Job Profiles



 Civil Engineer


 Chief & Junior Engineer


 Site Engineer


 Chief Planning Engineer


 Site Supervisor




 Resource Management Officer    

Civil Engineers’ Employment Departments



The Government & Non- Government Sectors providing Job opportunities in the Civil Engineering field are –



National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)


 Public Work Department (PWD)


 Central Public Work Department (CPWD)


 National Building Construction Corporations


 Container Corporation of India (CONCOR)


 Larsen & Turbo Constructions (L&T)


 TATA Projects


 ESSAR Group of Companies




Civil is the Best Engineering Branch for future of the young graduates as construction tasks are getting popular across India. You can see the construction work going on in every street of India, so nothing can be better than this.





3. Computer Science & Engineering



Computer Science is one of the most popular branches among B-tech Aspirants, especially for female candidates. Those who like to deal with coding and decoding of software, computer programming, networking & designing, CSE is the best branch in Engineering for them.


This field comprises of various jobs in India and outside India too. Many Software Engineers work in Multinational Companies mostly. Some of the major examples of their positions and companies are given below.




Computer Science Engineers Job Profiles



 Software Application Developers


 Computer System Analyst


 Computer System Engineer


 Database Administrator


 Web Developer


 Computer Programmer


 Software Quality Assurance Tester



The above courses’ names might be unfamiliar to you but they are quite interesting & compelling. It is one of the best branches in Engineering if you wish to work Abroad as well.

Computer Science Engineers' Employment Departments



Below are some the companies which hire Computer Science Graduates for various profile mentioned above –




































4. Electrical Engineering



Electrical Engineers are some of the most skilled professionals in the modern world. There is no doubt that the need for Electrical Engineering is growing practically. If you are thinking to enter into this field, then this branch is going to benefit you with the most acquainted firms in both - Private & Govt. Sectors.


Electrical Engineers’ Job Profiles


You can get expertise in the field of Electrical Engineering being posted as the following ones –



 Electrical Engineer


 Electrical Circuit & Parts Designer


 Power Engineer


 Control Engineer


 Instrumentation Engineer


 Signal Processing Engineer





Electrical Engineers’ Employment Departments


The below list is a small help to make you identify the market recruiters in the Electrical Branch. Here are the companies that provide excellent job opportunities to the Electrical Engineers –



National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)


 Indian Railway Services of Electrical Engineers


 General Electric Company


 HBL Power Systems


 Crompton Greaves


 Schneider Electric Infrastructure Limited


 Wipro Lightening Corporate


 Bajaj Electricals







5. Chemical Engineering



Have you ever been curious to know how the color of a chemical change when another chemical is added to it? How is the food processed? From where the sound of bubbles come when you open a cold drink bottle?


If yes, then studies in Chemical Engg. can provide you an opportunity to learn deeply about these facts & queries.


This is the best Engineering Branch in terms of salary because there are fewer seats in Chemical Engg field, so employers provide the substantial amount of salaries to the skilled Chemical Engineers.


Chemical Engineer works in Pharmaceuticals, Health Care, Design, Food Processing Chemicals Fertilizers & Petrochemicals Fields. Being the best branch in Engineering, Chemical Engineering is mainly focused on the development of the solutions to the Environment Problems such as Environmental Pollution & remedies.


You have distinct options for further studies too. You can get specialized in the Nanotechnology, Petrochemicals & Fertilizers, Bio-Technology etc.




Chemical Engineers’ Job Profiles



The most interesting Job profiles in Chemical Engineering are –



 Plant Engineer


 Plant Designer


 Chemical Engineer


 Resource Manager


 Safety Engineer





Chemical Engineers’ Employment Departments


Well! It’s a fact that the Chemical Engineering is quite tough than other courses as students need to work hard on Organic & Inorganic Chemistry. If dealing with Chemicals is hazardous to health, then balancing the Chemical Equations is quite a tricky task.


But when the student learns to tackle the Chemicals, a huge opportunity might wait for him/her. Some of the major Job Recruiters in Chemical Engg. are -



Urea & Fertilizer Manufacturing Firms


 Oil & Gas Plants


 Petrochemical Plants


 Food Processing Companies


 Power Plants




Were these options helpful to choose the best Engineering Branch for Future Scopes? If not, then please read further for more guidance.





List of Top Engineering Branches in India | Which One Sounds Interesting to You?


There are so many branches in the technical field and each branch has its own Specification. Several numbers of streams are Introduced in the last a few years that sometimes, the student gets confused and can’t decide - which one to choose?


In last 10 years, number of Engineers have grown at surplus numbers & many of them are unemployed. Do you know why this happened to them?


Well! Choosing the wrong branch & college is one of the major reasons for this. We won’t let you do the same. Here is the list of Top Engineering Branches in India, you may opt any one of them. Make sure they suit best with your interests and hobbies.




S.No.Engineering Branches
3Applied Electronics & Instrumentation
7Chemical & Alcohol Technology
8Chemical Engineering
9Civil Engineering
10Computer Science
11Electrical & Electronics
12Electrical Engineering
13Electronics & Communication
14Electronics & Instrumentation
15Electronics & Telecommunication
17Electronics Instrumentation & Control
19Fire & Safety Engineering
20Food Technology
21Geo Informatics
22Geo Science
25Industrial Production
26Information Technology
27Instrumentation & Control
29Leather Technology
30Man Made Fiber Technology
31Manufacturing Technology
33Material Science
34Mechanical & Industrial
40Nuclear Science
41Oil Technology
42Ocean Engineering
43Paint Technology
44Plastic Technology
45Production & Industrial
46Pharmaceutical Engineering
47Robotics Science
48Software Engineering
49Textile Engineering
50Transportation Engineering




Check out the List of B-Tech Courses Offered in IITs!




There are so many factors that are considered to get employment in the technical field. Let’s discuss some highlighting ones among them!




1. Working Environment


Sometimes a Civil Engineer also seeks to get a job in the Software Field. This is because he doesn’t want to deal with Heavy Machines & Automobiles, Bridges, Columns & Pipelines etc. while working as a Civil Engineer.


They literally piss off by roaming here & there and another factor is that dealing with the heights is quite adventurous but risky too. So, they prefer to go for Computer Science where they will have to work on computers while sitting in the airconditioned environment.


Each field has its positive & negative impacts. But if you learn to deal with those, you won’t need to ask this question to anyone else - Which is the Best Branch in Engineering? Because, then, you’ll have its answer.




2. Higher Studies after Graduation


There are many career scopes after B-Tech. No matter which branch you choose you can go for any of these –



If you aspire to go for further studies in the technical field, you have lots of opportunities after Graduation. Many students opt for higher studies after graduation in core Engineering or the allied subject.



 Many Institutes like IITs provide opportunities to do courses like M. Tech & MS in Engineering. The naming delegation might be changing from country to country. A student is paid Stipend & other enhanced study support from Governing Bodies in Higher Education.


For an example – If a B-Tech Student appears in CSIR NET Exam and qualifies it, then he would be eligible to take advantage of Junior Research Fellowships issued by CSIR.



 Those aspiring for MBA Programs after B-Tech, may deal with the business analyst prospects in companies. They can also start up their own Businesses.



 Core Engg. Postgraduates have lots of opportunities in Teaching & Research. Many Govt. & Private firms demand Qualified Postgraduates in the field of research for their companies. But to become a University lecturer, they must qualify UGC NET.




So, here we’re going to sum up our lessons to help you in choosing the Right Engineering Branch for you. Hope the information provided above would be worthwhile to you. Still, if you have any doubts regarding the same, please give us pleasure to help you. Kindly share your generous feedback and let us reply you shortly.






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  • Shalmali Bapat
    Yes, There are lots of candidates who are confused about choosing the best engineering branch which has a good scope and fetches you a job with handsome salary packages.But this is the right information you have provided here which is going to be very useful for aspiring engineering students.Thank you.
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    Eduncle Team
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