Engineering is a branch of science which includes the usage of scientific principles & mathematics with experimentation for innovation.
In a developing country like India, almost everyone is trying to get a better education support. India produces almost 17 lakh engineers every year from 7000 different colleges. But among these 17 lakh engineers only 30% get a placement while others choose to go for higher studies and few are left unemployed due to their inefficiency.
Not everyone is interested in a job after a graduation. They simply choose alternate options. Being an engineer, one can opt for technical as well as administrative job. Depending upon the types of perks and incentives, one can choose between different sectors like public, private and government.
Here are your options-
One can opt for jobs after getting a B.E/ B.Tech degree. Many engineers get placed via campus placements and those who are left in the campus round can get selected off-campus. Technical job vacancies are found in every sector. In this option engineers are placed on the basis of their technical skills and thus with varying packages.
Many people choose this path while continuing their job. They give various exams for getting a government job. Having a government job also has its own perks. Railways, Civil services, PSU’s are some examples of this sector. They can either opt for a technical or an administrative job. Bank PO (Bank Probationary officer), IAS (civil services), SSC-CGL (Staff selection commission-Combined Graduate Level), etc. are examples of administrative jobs. Having a post of a junior, assistant or an executive engineer at Railways is considered as technical job.
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)
This is an important entrance exam for any engineering graduate who is willing to go ahead for higher studies. For people wanting to pursue a M.E/M.Tech degree, this is a necessary exam. It provides you with a post-graduation degree. If you are interested in research field, you can easily pursue your career in research via GATE. It plays as a key card if you want to go for a PhD. After Masters one can get better job opportunities. They can also go in teaching field (in government institutes like IITs).
Engineers can apply for jobs in technical, administrative as well as management sector. People who have good management skills can opt for an MBA. One has to give entrance level exams for getting into a B-School in India. This provides them with better placement than a graduate as MBA is a professional degree.
Pursuing a Masters in Science from a foreign university is the most chosen option by majority of the youth in India. This provides them with better career opportunities. Having a degree from foreign institutes has a big impact on your career. This exam is paired with TOEFL. Having a good GRE score with a good TOEFL grade can get you into the top most Ivy league colleges of the world like MIT USA, Stanford University, etc.
These are the most chosen options by any of the engineering graduates in India. This simply gives their career a better start with a better payroll.