Do you Wish to Pursue Successful Career in Engineering after Class 12th?
Our life is sliced into stages and each stage presents a new challenge with a new learning. Class 12th Or Intermediate or Senior Secondary is one such stage. Passing through this stage brings a lot of changes in the life of a student. She/he gets more career centric, starts to worry about his future and his ways to achieve his goals. For those who dare to stand out among the rest the world is still the same, but those who wish to follow the crowd and have a safe future opt for the more common courses. One such common course in India is Career in Engineering.
Why Career in Engineering?!!
Career in Engineering/Btech is one of the most sought after career prospect in India. There are multiple reasons for that. The first and foremost is that if a student graduates as an Engineer he can be absorbed in the industry very quickly. May be he might not get a highly satisfactory remuneration but at the back of the mind there will be consolation of a job in hand. The credit for this should be given to a bulk of consultancy companies who hire Engineers just for being Engineers and in return give us a better salary than most non engineering graduates.
Eligibility and Entrance Examinations for Career in Engineering
With thousands of colleges there are numerous entrance exams with many reputed institutes conducting their own exam. However to some respite of the students the Central govt. funded premier educational institutes are now conducting one common entrance examination called the JEE(Joint Entrance Examination).
A lot of many private engineering colleges have also started accepting scored of JEE for admission in their colleges. But, some state funded colleges and some private engineering colleges still believe in the exam of their own. As a result the month from March to April almost every Sunday an engineering aspirant can be seen giving exams.
Engineering requires a candidate to have a basic eligibility of having passed 12th with Physics, Chemistry and Maths as the main subject and any two other subjects. This can be considered to be the minimum eligibility required in case a candidate wants to become an engineer. However, many colleges have lot of other criteria for admission in their colleges. Some colleges such as BITS Pilani require a student to score minimum 80% percent of marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The JEE exam gives some weightage to a student’s 12th marks as well as to the entrance exam. As a result, a student needs to score well in both the 12th exam as well as competitive exams to secure a place in a institute of her/his choice. Besides national level entrance exams a lot of states conduct state level entrance test of their own. However, in such exams seats are reserved for students from the state where the college is located.
Some of the commonly taken engineering entrance examinations and their tentative dates are given below:
|JEE Main 2016 – Joint Entrance Exam Main||Offline: 03rd April 2016
Online: 09th & 10th April 2016
|JEE Advanced 2016 – Joint Entrance Exam Advanced||22nd May 2016|
|BITSAT 2016 – Birla Institute of Technology and Science Aptitude Test||2nd week May 2016 onwards|
|VITEEE 2016 – Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Exam||06th April 2016 to 17th April 2016|
|COMEDK-UGET 2016 – Consortium of Medical Engineering and
Dental Colleges of Karnataka Under Graduate Entrance Test
|2nd week of May 2016|
|MU OET 2016 – Manipal University Online Entrance Test||March to April 2016|
** offline: paper pen based
** Online : computer based
After the declaration of results most of the institutes call the shortlisted students for counselling and allocation of seats in the branch of their choice. However, this stage is also a test for the candidates as many a times students either do not get an institute of their choice or branch of their choice. Once the admission process is complete the students embark on a 4 year journey where they learn all aspects of life along with engineering. Upon successful completion of the course the students who have put in efforts during their engineering taste the fruit in the form of job offers while those who spend out their years enjoying at engineering face tough time finding jobs.
Engineering Branches and Job Scenario
Engineering popularly known as B.Tech is a 4 year program which offers different specialisations/branches. We can say that the Indian education system has also evolved with time. Earlier most of the colleges used to have only Mechanical, Civil, Electrical and Electronics as major branches. But, today options are enormous even within engineering. From Mechanical to Mechatronics, Electrical to Electronics, Computer Science to Information Science, Chemical, Aeronautical, Environment and many more new courses in Engineering. All these courses have their own advantages and offer bright prospects for the budding engineers.
However, we need to provide job opportunities relevant to the courses. For example a student studying biotechnology will not be doing justice with her/his job if they work for a consultancy firm which has nothing to do with biotechnology. Similarly a mechanical engineer is expected to work on mechanical projects of the country or an organization rather than working for a medical client of a consultancy firm. This is important because if the right opportunities relevant to courses available in India are not provided we may drive away the interest of students from engineering course.
India is slowly starting to provide jobs in various fields but the pace of generation of engineering students and generation of jobs are not in synchronization which needs to to be checked well within the time.
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