Mechanical Engineering which is pure engineering can definitely be called the mother of all engineering branches. One of the perks of being a mechanical engineer is that a lot of government jobs are available in the filed of mechanics. But it is not just the mechanical engineers who are the lucky lot. There are many government employment options for electrical and civil engineers.
Now that we are it, here are some of the job opportunities available for mechanical engineers explained in greater detail:
Indian Engineering Services (IES) : A UPSC exam is conducted for people from Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, EXTC engineering background interested in cracking the IES.
- L&T Infotech, Robotics specialising companies like KUKA Pune, DRDO, ISRO etc. happily employ mechanical engineers, provided they are really good at what they do.
- DRDO : Defence research organisation definitely have cool placements for you mechanical engineers out there! Not just that, you can even land an amazing internship with them.
- BARC take mechanical engineers as well but one has to crack the GATE for that.
- Hindustan Aeronautics Limited ,another one very cool place to land a job, have placements for mechanical engineers as well.
- Brahmos Aerospace, of course they take in mechanical engineers! The CEO and MD Sudhir Kumar Mishra is himself a mechanical engineer: http://www.brahmos.com/newscenter.php?newsid=181
- Bharat Heavy Electricals
- IDC IIT Bombay Head : Professor Charkaborti works in the design field and of course, you guessed it right, he is a mechanical engineer. For those interested in knowing more about him, here is his profile: http://www.idc.iitb.ac.in/~chakku/personal.htm
- Aditya Gupte http://www.aero.iitb.ac.in/home/images/phd/cv/resume%20of%20gupte%20aditya%20ajit.pdf
- Ankur Sharma: Completed his B.Tech in Mechanical engineering in 2006. Since then, he is working in ISRO, Space Organization of India for 8 years.
Here is a list of some other government companies recruiting; ofcourse on the basis of mechanical degree and GATE score;
- Coal India Ltd
- IRCON International Ltd
- L&T Build India Scholarship at IITs and NITs Through GATE 2015
- BPCL Limited
- NTPC Limited
- THDC India Ltd
- OPGC Ltd
- BAARC: OCES/ DGFS 2015 ( Bhabha Atomic research center)
And if you thought these awesome placements in India were the only perks of doing mechanical engineering, you are yet to know the opportunities waiting for you overseas once you are done with your mechanical! And if you are planning to pursue engineering from abroad, then here are some of the places that should be on the top of your list!
- Germany for Studying Automobiles and/or robotics.
- US /Russsia for learning Aerospace and MS.
- Japan for Learning Robotics.
- CMU United States is the best in the world for studying robotics.
But one of the biggest drawbacks of going for an abroad based education is that if one doesn’t get scholarship or assistantship, it is too expensive a study option.
At the end of the day, what matters is whether you study in India or go abroad, if you manage to study well and stay at the top, and in addition, land good projects and write a handful of good research papers then
you will no doubt land a handsome job in India or abroad, the company you wish to get into!
Also a good GATE rank in Mechanical Engineering will only do you god.
One thing we know for sure is, mechanical is one of the stable fields in engineering and it will continue to be till the end.
Hope you found the article informative and helped you in some way or the other.
Prasad Pisal is a social entrepreneur, the founder of start-ups GateWay2IIT and Somac. He has a masters from Arizona State University and did his engineering in Computer Science from Sardar Patel College of Engg, Mumbai. He was also called as a mentor for MIT , USA Summer Programs in India. His research work in mathematics got a recognition from Dean , IIT Kanpur "Dr. Agrawal". Also He has worked with Dr. Sanyal from IIT KGP.
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