Engineering & Tech Degrees – Branch Wise Details

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The sheer strength of students over 13 lakh appearing last year for the JEE Mains entrance examination is enough of an indication the extent of charisma engineering courses are  associated with.1680634-copy

True, we get so many queries about “top engineering courses in India”. Well honestly speaking, every stream is great and what matters is your interest and aptitude. Go for the awesome and true love which you have for the specific course, rather than falsely getting attracted towards the high package. I know, even then it is not easy choosing the stream as you need to know whether the specific institute is to be prioritised over your choice or vice versa. However, you don’t have to worry. I have compiled the list of the top engineering courses in India based on the past trend of the engineering aspirants, in order to assist you further:-

Electronics & Communication Engineering

A thorough study of this engineering course will give you that awesome confidence of knowing everything about gadgets. Yes, it is this feeling which will open the door of different avenues. Since, you will be familiar with digital electronics, logic design, electronic circuits, associated fundament of communication engineering, power electronics, integrated circuits, applied computation engineering, VLSI etc. Again, I have to say that you should only go for doing the course, provided you have interest in calculus and physics. There is no doubt, that like the recent past, one can emphatically say the extent of development which telecommunication and mobile industry has experienced,  is all set to create all the more smiling faces for the graduates too.

A good institute B.Tech or similar degree pass out can earn Rs. 3.5 lakh to Rs. 6.20 lakh and an experienced one can certainly aim for 9-10 lakh a year.

You should know about the recruiting firms Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Intel, Samsung Electronics, Sony, Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL), Toshiba, Philips Semiconductors, Texas Instruments, LG Electronics, Nokia, CISCO etc. If you are looking for substitute towards doing engineering courses apart from IITs and NITs, then it has to be PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh and Delhi Technological University (DTU)

Computer Science & Engineering/IT

Every other day, you see the Recruitment page in any newspaper; you would often find the need of available vacancies for software engineers both in India and abroad. I will suggest you to go this high package course, provided you have keen interest in database management and application development

Passing out from a renowned institute, you can initially expect by working as a trainee or development engineer Rs. 4.5 lakh to Rs. 6.5 lakh, to finally hold the designation of project manager, design engineer and eventually CTO. Thereby, you will get a handsome salary of Rs. 15 Lakh to Rs.30 lakh annually

Microsoft, Google, IBM, Facebook Yahoo, Amazon, Oracle, Wipro, Cisco, Infosys and TCS hire CSE engineers.

Mechanical Engineering

Another one of the oldest engineering courses is rightly be mechanical engineering. Market is always on the move and due to the same; there are changing trends which broaden its base further. You will be accountable for designing, manufacturing, maintaining and analysing the things towards ensuring top notch machinery. Ofcourse, there will be staff in terms of their experience who will collectively be working towards ensuring the same.

Hence, if you have got the placement as a fresher then Rs. 2 lakhs to Rs. 3 lakhs is what you should aim for and as your experience and performance will increase and get better, then you can surely expect a lot higher as well.

You should be highly optimistic towards getting placement with the following organizations such as Indian Railway, TATA Motors, Ashoka Leyland, Mahindra & Mahindra, General Motors, ISRO, DRDO, ABB, Fiat, Reliance Industries, Reliance Power Ltd etc. After IITs and NITs, Delhi Technological University and Indian School of Mines University, Dhanbad are the best options.

Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Amongst the engineering courses, electrical and electronics engineering due to its vast utility in different sectors gets you high degree of placement. While searching for the vacancies in the newspaper, you would often be noticing about the available vacancies, precisely in Government sector. Public construction work is in full swing in different cities and you can be placed on these sites, steel factories as you should be well equipped to know electrical circuit design, control systems, electronics, electrical power, instrumentation etc.

In the start, you can expect Rs. 20,000 – 30,000 on monthly basis while later on, it can reach 70,000 roughly to even Rs. 1.5 lakh monthly while you achieve senior most position.

Amongst the recruiters will be companies which you dream about working in, such as Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited,  Bajaj International Private Ltd, Crompton Greaves Limited, Centre for Electronics Design and Technology, Reliance power Ltd. IITs and NITs are obviously the perfect choice, talking about second best, it has to be Delhi Technological University.

Civil Engineering

Considering the extent of construction work which is taking India to a progressive nation, civil engineering can potentially be the most sought after engineering course. Be it dams, sea ports, bridges, roads, power plants etc, you will have unending scope towards contributing yourself in the progress of the country. You will start with a salary of 20,000 to 30,000 which will shoot up to approx. 1 lakh with experience and hardwork. DTU, IT BHU, BITS Pilani are your second best option apart from IITs and NITs.


This field entails you to do lots of research. A bio tech engineer would know about environment, conservation, horticulture, healthcare, dairy farming. Government and corporate companies favour people with research. You can be placed as marketing managers, environmental specialist, quality control officer or lecturers as well.

Chemical Engineering

The world as part of a very serious universal problem of Global warming has necessitated everyone to take immediate steps. Likewise, chemical engineers have become sought after due to the environmental issues attached with it. The course will help you know about chemicals, polymers, pharmaceuticals, petroleum. You should have an unending interest towards organic and inorganic industry.

ONGC, Essar Oil, Reliance Industries Ltd, are some of the well known name where I am sure, you want to work in.

Final thoughts

Finally, aforesaid is the list of top engineering courses in India. I have equally mentioned about their scope, job prospects etc to help you choose, based on your interest.