Before typing the list, I would recommend you to choose a branch on the basis of your interests rather than a list. Don’t let anybody decide about your branch or engineering stream, as your entire future will depend on it. Every branch has its own good and bad points. It’s upon one to decide which branch he/she wants to choose.
Job opportunities are always there for candidates belonging to any branch.
Some branches have a good scope at present, while some other provides a highly potential growth opportunity in future.
But if you are clueless and are ready to go for any branch, then here is the list of the top engineering branches:
1. IT Stands for "Information Technology," and is pronounced "I.T." It refers to anything related to computing technology, such as networking, hardware, software, the Internet, or the people that work with these technologies. Many companies now have IT departments for managing the computers, networks, and other technical areas of their businesses. IT jobs include computer programming, network administration, computer engineering, Web development, technical support, and many other related occupations. Since we live in the "information age," information technology has become a part of our everyday lives. That means the term "IT," already highly overused, is here to stay
Scope, career and Job Prospects in Information Technology(IT)
Those in the IT sector can work in IT giants like Google, Infosys, Adobe, Microsoft, IryTech, TCS, Mahindra-Satyam, BHEL, Unisys, BSNL, VSNL, Cisco systems, Airtel, Alcatel, Siemens, BEL, Accenture, Sasken Communication, Robert Bosch, and many more.
2. Mechanical Engineering (ME) – It is one of the core engineering disciplines in the world and the primitive branches of Engineering which have remained always in demand and continue to be in the future. As the Industrial sector has drastically risen in pace, the need for more mechanical engineers has increased exponentially. Every manufacturing and production industry needs mechanical engineers to carry out jobs efficiently and flawlessly for their companies.
The field is associated with designing machines and assembling engines, power plants, vehicles and structures of various kind and size. Mechanical engineering is all about kinematics, mechanics, energy, fluid mechanics, motor vehicles, aircraft, robotics, medical devices and other systems.
Scope, career and Job Prospects in Mechanical Engineering (ME)
Some of the reputed firms that employ graduates are Tata Motors, Maruti, Ashok Leyland, Hero Honda, Mahindra and Mahindra, Bajaj Auto, etc., while among the international firms are Toyota, Volkswagen, Honda, Ford, etc.
3. Civil Engineering (CE) –With a civil engineering degree in hand, you can easily fetch a job in the government sector or in the Private sector. Civil Engineering branch is in highly demand in our country (India) as well as Abroad
Scope, career and Job prospects Civil Engineering (CE)
There is a huge demand for civil engineers in India, as the country is all set to upgrade its infrastructure. You have plenty of opportunities in government departments, Multi National Companies (MNCs), Public Sector Units(PSUs) and private organizations. Civil engineers can be employed in major construction projects carried out by central and state government agencies.
After gaining experience from reputed organizations, you can set up your own engineering consultancy.
A few of the companies that hire Civil Engineers are listed below:
a) Metro Rail Corporation
b) Larsen & Toubro Limited(L&T)
c) Balaji Railroad Systems Ltd.,
d) Dr. Kelkar Consultants Pvt. Ltd.,
e) Gammon India Ltd.,
f) Hiranandani Construction Pvt. Ltd.,
g) IVRCL Infrastructure & Projects Ltd.,
h) Jaypee Group, Larsen and Toubro,
i) Macro Marvel Infrastructure Corporation Ltd.,
j) Nircon Engineering Consultants
4. Electrical Engineering (EE): Electrical engineering is one of the core engineering courses. Electrical engineering deals with testing, designing, developing and maintaining electrical equipment that is used for industrial and domestic purposes. You can see the world is full of electrical appliances, so this is one of the evergreen branch.
Scope, career and Job prospects Electrical Engineering (CE)
You can take up jobs in audio and video communication system, electrical energy, training students, and autopilot systems. Today electricity is becoming a basic need for mankind and as everything depends on electricity, the trade is booming but placement in electrical field only.
Electrical engineers can work in areas like electromechanical energy conversion, communications, electrical power stations, biomedical electronics, designing and manufacturing household appliances, railways, IT industry, wiring houses, industries, and many more such fields.
5. Electronics & Communications Engineering (EEE): Here are equally good opportunities for jobs in electrical engineering industry and higher education. There is lot of multidisciplinary research for developing electric vehicles with great funding and scope all over there world. On the same time good opportunities back home in industry.
Scope, career and Job prospects Electronics & Communications Engineering (EEE)
Jobs are plenty even in developed countries, so candidates who wish to work abroad also have a wide scope. Some of the top recruiters are BEL, Texas instruments, Siemens, Philips electronics, Samsung, Infosys, TCS, Accenture, HCL Technologies, Tech Mahindra, Intel, Motorola, ISRO, Flextronics, and many more.