Engineering is one of the most popular career choices among students. It is the career field where there is more surety of getting a job. In India, the trend is to pursue a course that can give you the job faster. While the story is not the same abroad.
No doubt Engineering is considered one of the best and most reputed courses. Engineers have achieved so much over the years in all the fields whether it is Mechanical, CS/IT, Civil, Chemical or any other field. E. Sreedharan, Satish Dhawan, Narayan Murthy, Nandan Neelakani are a few of the very long list of Engineers who have brought good name to the profession and country as well. These days we hear so many names of new-age engineers who are changing the lives by solving problems through their innovative ideas and technology.
In the last 15 years, Engineering has become one of the most rewarding careers. Especially with India’s emergence as a global IT hub, the Engineering profession in India has achieved the next level. A four-year degree course in any stream of Engineering promises a good job and a safe career. The best part is that students become market-ready just after the course. At the young age of 22 – 23 Engineers get a job and can have a flourishing career by the time they reach 30.
Since Engineering students get the experience of the corporate world quite early in life the option of further studies remains open. Quite a huge chunk of the Engineers go for M.Tech/MS/MBA. Pursuing a PG course ensures better packages, faster career growth. Techno-Management professionals are in demand and are given weightage over others.
Companies visit colleges to hire Engineers. There are many companies that offer a very high salary to Engineers. Amazon, Flipkart, Facebook, Google, Microsoft are the companies that are ready to shell out a huge amount if they get a suitable candidate. These high packages come with many other perks. The work-life balance is also very well maintained in these organizations. Hence Engineering becomes a very lucrative career for the students.
Last but not least, the Engineering profession has the support of hundreds of very good Engineering colleges across the country which offers the course at a nominal fee. All most every state has a technical university. For example, U.P has AKTU which conducts UPSEE to admit students to the courses it offers.