95% engineers in India unfit for software development jobs
Talent shortage is acute in the IT and data science ecosystem in India with a survey claiming that 95 per cent of engineers in the country are not fit to take up software development jobs. According to a study by employability assessment company Aspiring Minds, only 4.77 per cent candidates can write the correct logic for a programme — a minimum requirement for any programming job.
Over 36,000 engineering students from IT related branches of over 500 colleges took Automata — a Machine Learning based assessment of software development skills — and over 2/3 could not even write code that compiles. The study further noted that while more than 60 per cent candidates cannot even write code that compiles, only 1.4 per cent can write functionally correct and efficient code. “Lack of programming skills is adversely impacting the IT and data science ecosystem in India. The world is moving towards introducing programming to three-year-old! India needs to catch up,” Aspiring Minds CTO and co-founder Varun Aggarwal said.
The employability gap can be attributed to rote learning based approaches rather than actually writing programmes on a computer for different problems. Also, there is a dearth of good teachers for programming, since most good programmers get jobs in industry at good salaries, the study said.
Moreover, programming skills are five times poorer for tier III colleges as compared to tier 1 colleges. “Sixty nine per cent of candidates from top 100 colleges are able to write a compilable code versus rest of the colleges where only 31 per cent are able to write a compilable code,” the report said.
Engineering Entrance Exams Calendar 2017
The application process for most of the engineering entrance exams in India has commenced. And one of the most common query asked by candidates is about the important dates of one or multiple exams. But with more than dozen of engineering exams currently being conducted in the country, this confusion is likely to prevail.
To help candidates through this muddle, we share below important dates – ranging from application to result dates – for various engineering exams to be held in 2017. The list includes exams like JEE(Joint Entrance Exam) Main, JEE Advanced, BITSAT(Birla Institute of Technology and Science Aptitude Test), VITEEE(Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Exam), SRMJEEE(SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Exam) etc.
Popular Engineering Entrance Exams 2017
Aspirants should note that the dates for some of the below listed engineering exams are not yet declared. Thus, the dates for those exams are not added to the list. Once the dates are out, it will be updated here.
Important dates for engineering entrance exams in India for 2017
|Exam Name||Application Begins||Application Ends||Admit Card||Exam||Results|
|JEE Main||December 1, 2016||January 16, 2017(extended)||Second week of March 2017||April 2,2017 (offline)
April 8-9,2017 (Online)
|April 27, 2017|
|JEE Advanced||April 28, 2017||May 2, 2017||May 10, 2017 to Sunday May 21, 2017||May 21, 2017||June 11, 2017|
|BITSAT||December 29, 2016||March 6, 2017||April 15, 2017 to May 10, 2017||May 16, 2017 to May 30, 2017||July 1, 2017|
|SRMJEEE||November 18, 2016
|Last week of March 2017||First week of April,2017||April 1 to 30, 2017||May 2, 2017|
|VITEEE||November 9, 2016||February 28, 2017||Third week of March 2017||April 5 to April 16, 2017||On or before April 24, 2017 (Tentative)|
|AEEE||December 1, 2016||March 31, 2017||After fourth week of March 2017||April 20, 21, 22, 23, 2017 (online)
April 29, 2017 (offline)
|May 5, 2017|
|AISEEE||December 15, 2016||March 31,2017||First week of April, 2017||April 14 – 22,2017 (online)
April 23,2017 (offline)
|AJEE||To be available shortly||To be available shortly||To be available shortly||To be available shortly||To be available shortly|
|Alliance AUEET||To be available shortly||To be available shortly||To be available shortly||To be available shortly||To be available shortly|
|AMIE||In the month of February & April,2017||To be available shortly||A week before the exam date||In the month of June,2017||In the month of July/August, 2017|
|Amity JEE||First week of January,2017||First week of April,2017||On the same day when the application process ends||In the month of April,2017||In the first week of May,2017|
|AP EAMCET||First week of February 2017||Third week of March 2017||Third week of April, 2017||Last week of April 2017||Second week of May 2017|
|Assam CEE||Third week of March,2017||Second week of April,2017||Second week of May, 2017||Third week of May,2017||Second week of June,2017|
|ATIT||In the month of February/March, 2017||April 20, 2017||A week before the examination||Offline: May 07, 2017;
Online: May 08 – 20, 2017
|Last week of May,2017|
|BSAUEEE||Second week of January,2017||In the month of April,2017||A week before examination||Third week of April,2017||First week of May,2017|
|BVP CET||In the month of March/April,2017||First week of May, 2017||Second week of May,2017||May 28 and June 25, 2017||Second week of June, 2017|
|COMEDK||Second week of February,2017||First week of April,2017||First week of May 2017||May 7, 2017||Fourth week of May 2017|
|CUSAT CAT||Third week of January 2017||Fourth week of February 2017||Third week of April 2017
First week of May 2017
|Last week of April 2017||Last week of May,2017|
|GAT – UGTP||November 11,2016||March 31,2017||April 9,2017||April 16 – 30, 2017||May 5,2017|
|GCET||Last week of March 2017||Last week of April 2017||First week of April-Last week of April,2017||May 9 and May 10, 2017||Second Week of June 2017|
|GEEE||January 07, 2017||May 31, 2017||June 05, 2017||June 11, 2017||June 19, 2017|
|HITSEEE||January 18, 2017||April 22, 2017||To be available shortly||April 30-May 5, 2017||May 9, 2017|
|HPCET||First week of March,2017||In the month of April||First week of May,2017||Second week of May,2017||Second week of June,2017|
|IEMJEE||To be available shortly||To be available shortly||To be available shortly||March 30 ,2017 to April 16,2017||To be available shortly|
|IMUCET||First week of April, 2017||Second week of May, 2017||Third week of May, 2016||First week of June, 2017||Second week of June, 2017|
|JCECE||Third Week of April 2017||Third Week of May 2017||Second week of June 2017||Second week of June 2017||Last week of June 2017|
|KCET||Second week of January,2017||Third week of January 2017||Last week of April 2017||May 2 and
May 3, 2017;
May 4 ( for Kannadiga students)
|Last week of May 2017|
|KEAM||First week of January 2017||Fourth week of January 2017||Fourth week of March 2017||April 24, 2017
April 25 ,2017
|Fourth week of May 2017|
|KEE||November 10,2016||Admission based on merit|
|KIITEE||December 2, 2016||March 25, 2017||March 31, 2017||April 14 – 23, 2017||May 5,2017|
|LPUNEST||November 14, 2016||February 28, 2017||A week before exam||April 10, 2017 – April 30, 2017||May 4, 2017|
|MHCET||Mid- March 2017||From first to last week of March 2017||Last week of April 2017||May 11, 2017||First week of May 2017|
|MU-OET||November 1, 2016||March 11, 2017||A week before the exam||From April 24 to May 17, 2017||May 24, 2017|
|NAT||October 15,2016||May 1,2017||A week before the exam||May 7,2017||May 14,2017|
|NERIST Entrance||January 11,2017||March 10,2017||March 24,2017||April 22 (I/II/) and April 23,2017 (III)||May,2017|
|PESSAT||September 21, 2016||April 10, 2017 (Other states)
April 17, 2017 (Domicile)
|April 21, 2017||First week of May 2017||Last week of May 2017|
|REVA EET||December,2016||April,2017||A week before exam.||Mid-Last week of April,2017||In the month of May,2017|
|SBAIEE||November 1, 2016||March 31, 2017||April 5, 2017||April 20 to 23||April 30, 2017|
|SET||December 26, 2016||April 13, 2017; May 20, 2017( for JEE Main and MHCET candidates)||April 23, 2017||May 6, 2017||May 19, 2017|
|SUAT||March, 2017||In May, 2017||In the month of May, 2017||In the month of June, 2017||In the month of June, 2017|
|TJEE||January 2, 2017||January 31, 2017||Second week of March,2017||April 26 and April 27, 2017||First week of June,2017|
|UPSEE||January 15, 2017||March 24, 2017||April 7, 2017||April 16, April 22 and April 23||Fourth week of May, 2017|
|UPES-EAT||Third week of October 2016 onwards)||May 3, 2017||First week of May 2017||May 13, 2017||First week of June 2017|
|VTUEEE||October 5, 2016 ( for phase 1 and phase 2)||January 21, 2017 ( Phase 1);
April 15, 2017 (Phase II)
|A week before exam||January 29, 2017 (P 1); April 24, 2017 ( P2 offline) and
April 25 to April 30 (P 2 online)
|February 15, 2017 (P1)
May 4, 2017 (P2)
|WBJEE||January 5, 2017||February 4, 2017||April 12, 2017||April 23, 2017||June 5, 2017|
Engineering a career
Why should one choose a core engineering job when there are exciting options in the non-core engineering and non-IT sectors?
The IT industry will see 20 per cent less recruitment this year, according to NASSCOM, thanks to the automation drive of industry giants such as TCS, Infosys, Wipro, HCL and Cognizant. Going forward, the demand for IT professionals will reduce; put straight, campus placements by IT companies will drop significantly.
On the other hand, the supply of IT professionals from engineering campuses is still constant. There are no measures being taken to scale down the supply of IT graduates being churned out of engineering campuses. According to an AISHE report, 2013-14, every year, over 1.5 lakh IT engineers pass out of colleges from across the country.
To worsen the situation, attracted by the glamour and benefits associated with the IT industry, engineers from other branches also compete for IT jobs. In fact, more than 7.8 lakh engineers (all branches together) pass out every year, and for most of them, an IT job is the first preference.
Till now, the IT industry has absorbed non-IT engineers with open arms. However, this will be a challenge in the future. In this situation, the typical mindset of an engineer is to aim for a core engineering job. But again, such jobs are always limited because they are linked to the industry and functional area. So, what are the other avenues for engineers?
Obviously, they are the non-IT non-core engineering jobs. Engineers are equipped with good logical, analytical and data management skills. Most colleges include management subjects in the engineering curriculum. So, instead of making desperate attempts to land an IT or a core engineering job, engineering graduates should also explore areas where they can make a career with the skills they have.
At this stage, it is critical to consider only those options that are aligned with their personality as it will help them carve a niche for themselves. Where are the jobs? To understand the kind of jobs and industries suitable for graduates, I did an extensive research and drew up a list of 101 jobs. Thirty nine of these come under functional domains that are common across industries — three are IT related and 36, non-IT.
Sixty two jobs are specific to one of the 15 sectors I considered. Eleven of them are from IT and ITeS sectors. Nine of the jobs are in core engineering sectors. The remaining 42 are non-IT and non-core engineering related. Engineering graduates can confidently explore many of these non-IT and non-core engineering jobs. In fact, many engineers pursue their MBA and take up these jobs. So, it is not unusual for them to pursue non-technical jobs.
Marketing/ sales: Engineers can take up roles like market research analyst, brand executive, media executive and digital marketing specialist. In sales, engineers can do well in B2B sales, direct sales and pre-sales.
Operations: Engineers can work as production supervisor, project engineer, quality control supervisor and customer service engineer.
Finance and accounting: In this domain, engineers can don roles like MIS executive.
Human resource: Engineers can take up jobs like E-recruiter, head-hunter, international tele-recruiter, recruitment data analyst, corporate trainer, training coordinator, operations executive and industrial relations executive.
Supply chain: Supply chain officer and purchase officer are two promising options in this field.
Banking: CASA executive, recovery officer, probationary officer, branch customer relationship executive and branch operations clerk are some opportunities.
Insurance: Development officer, underwriting executive and claims officer are some areas that can be considered.
Education: In this sector, engineers can work as student mobiliser or skill trainers.
Logistics: Courier executive, transport logistics executive and warehousing executive are some roles suitable for engineers.
Media and entertainment: Engineering graduates can opt for roles such as content editor, radio jockey. Retail sector: Billing service executive and customer service associate are some options.
Thus, out of the 78 non-IT and non-core engineering jobs, at least 44 jobs are good options that engineering graduates can explore
Engineering Entrance Exams 2017
Engineering is one of the most demanding courses among the students after their 12th. There are many entrance exams are organized in India to find the selective students for admissions in engineering programmes. Here we are providing you a list of national and state level engineering entrance examinations which are considered for admissions in top colleges of the country.
National Level Entrance Exams
JEE Main 2017
The JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) Main is a national level examination regulated by CBSE Board. It is organized for screening candidates for the UG engineering and architecture programmes offered by NIT, IIT and other institutions. It is also the eligibility test for JEE Advanced exam.
JEE Advanced 2017
The JEE Advanced examination is organized by Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) under the aegis of Joint Admission Board (JAB). It is a national level entrance test conducted for providing admissions in UG engineering courses offered by various IITs across the country.
GATE referred as Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering is a national level engineering entrance exam regulated by IITs & IISC rotationally. It is a perfect gateway for those aspirants seeking for admissions in postgraduate engineering courses offered by top colleges of the country.
ICAR AIEEA 2017
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) conducts the AIEEA (All India Entrance Examination for Admission) examination. This examination is organized for admissions in UG & PG programmes in the engineering, agriculture and other fields.
Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani organizes a university level entrance test BITSAT (Birla Institute of Technology & Science Admission Test). It is organized for providing admissions to students in the first year of UG engineering programmes.
LPU NEST 2017
LPU University organizes Lovely professional University National Eligibility and Scholarship Test (LPU NEST). It is a university level test organized to select appropriate students for admissions in engineering courses. Its application form will be released in the month of December.
JAM is a national level entrance test which is managed by various IISC or IIT on rotation basis. After clearing this exam, candidates will get eligible for admissions in M.Sc and M.Tech courses. This exam will be conducted mostly in the month of February.
SRMJEEE (SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Examination) is a university level exam organized by SRM University for providing admissions in UG engineering and health science courses. It offers admission in these courses offered by its Kattankulathur, Ramapuram Chennai and Haryana campuses.
UPESEAT (University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Engineering Aptitude Test) managed by UPES, Dehradun. It is conducted for offer admissions in B.Tech programmes offered in different disciplines. The application form will be released in the first week of November.
VITEEE also known as VIT Engineering Entrance Examination is an all India level entrance test organized by VIT University. Through this exam, candidates will be selected for admissions in B.Tech programmes offered by its Vellore and Chennai campuses.
VITMEE (VIT University Master’s Entrance Examination) is a university level exam conducted by VIT University for providing admissions into various postgraduate courses like M.Tech, MCA, etc. The exam will be conducted on CBT (Computer Based Test) mode.
PESSAT University organizes a university level examination which is PES Scholastic Aptitude Test (PESSAT). Through this exam, students will get admissions in various UG and PG programmes offered by this university. It will be organized in two schedules for engineering programme and other courses.
MU OET 2017
Manipal University Online Entrance Test (MU OET) is a university level entrance test organized by Manipal University for screening candidates for admissions in UG and PG courses in the field of engineering, medical, etc. This exam will be conducted through CBT (Computer Based Test) mode.
BVP CET 2017
BVP CET (Bharti Vidyapeeth Deemed University Common Entrance Test) is regulated by Bharti Vidyapeeth Deemed University for selecting students for admissions in bachelors and masters programmes offered in various disciplines.
SAAT also referred as Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University Admission Test is a gateway for those students seeking for admissions in different UG and PG courses in the engineering, medical, management and many other fields. Lateral Entry in B.Tech programmes is also offered through this exam.
Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) 2017
Symbiosis International University owes the authority to conduct Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET). It is a university level test conducted for admissions in UG courses offered by Symbiosis constituents Institutions. The application form will be released from the first week of February.
KIITEE (Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Exam) is managed by Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology. Through this exam, students will get eligible for admissions in different UG & PG courses in the engineering, medical and many other fields.
Amrita Engineering Entrance Examination (AEEE) is a university level entrance test organized by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. It is conducted for providing admissions in B.Tech degree courses offered by its Amritapuri, Bengaluru and Ettimadai campuses.
ISI Admission 2017
ISI (Indian Statistical Institute) regulates a national level entrance test for selecting students for admissions into various degree programmes, doctoral and many other courses. This entrance exam will be conducted in the month of May.
NIFT entrance exam is a university level examination conducted by National Institute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai. It is organized for providing admissions in UG and PG programmes offered in the design field. The exam will be conducted in offline mode (pen and paper based mode).
IISC is one of the leading institutions for providing education in technological research and advanced scientific. This institution offers admissions in various UG and PG courses on the basis of rank secured in national level entrance test (Example – GATE).
IIST Admission 2017
IIST (Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology) is one of the famous institutions of India which offers admissions in various UG and PG courses in different field. Admissions in B.Tech courses will be given on the ranks secured in JEE Main 2017 or JEE Advanced 2017 examinations.
IISER Admission 2017
Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) or IISER Aptitude Test is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research for admission to Integrated BS – MS dual degree programme offered by the of science and research in the 6 IISER institutes located in India. The exam will be held in the July 2017 and the application form will be available from May 2017.
CUCET (Central Universities Common Entrance Test) is an all India level examination organized by the eight central universities jointly. Through this exam, students will get admissions in different UG and PG programmes in various fields.
The CUSAT (Cochin University of Science and Technology) organizes CAT (Common Admission Test), LET (Lateral Entry Test) and DAT (Departmental Admission Test) for providing admission in various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. This exam will be conducted in the first week of May.
Allahabad University 2017
Allahabad University (University of Allahabad) organizes a series of entrance exams for providing admission into various courses. UGAT and PGAT examinations will be considered for admissions in UG and PG courses in different fields.
Pondicherry University 2017
Pondicherry University is a central university which conducts Pondicherry University Entrance Exam. It is conducted for screening candidates for admissions in diploma and other degree courses in the field of engineering, management, science, etc.
AMU (Aligarh Muslim University) regulates an entrance examination for admissions in various degree and diploma courses in the field of engineering, medical, management and many others. The application forms will be available in the month of January.
IPU CET 2017
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University organizes a university level examination called IPU CET (Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test). It is a gateway for those students looking for admissions in various engineering, medical and many other courses.
JNU Admission 2017
Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Exam (JNUEE) is a university level entrance test organized by Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. It is organized for selecting appropriate students for admissions in different undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
Delhi University Admission 2017
Delhi University referred as University of Delhi is one of the premier universities of India which offers admissions to students in various programmes. Admissions in B.Tech courses will be given on the basis of marks scored in the JEE Main examination.
Uttaranchal University Entrance Examination (UUEE) is a university level examination regulated by the Uttaranchal University. This examination is a gateway for admissions in different UG & PG engineering, management and law courses offered by Uttaranchal University.
CIPET JEE 2017
CIPET Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) is conducted by the Central Institute of Plastic Engineering & Technology (CIPET). This exam is conducted for admissions in PGD-PPT, PGD-PTQM, DPMT and other courses offered by CIPET.
VEE (Vels Entrance Exam) 2017 is a university level examination organized by the Vels University. This examination is a gateway for admissions in engineering, pharmacy, management and other courses. The examination will be conducted in the second week of May 2017.
IMU CET 2017
Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test (IMU CET 2017) is administrated by Indian Maritime University for admissions in UG and PG courses in the field of engineering, management, etc. The authority shall conduct the exam in the first week of June 2017.
VSAT also stands as Vignan’s Scholastic Aptitude Test is a university level exam conducted by Vignan’s University. This exam is conducted for selecting students for admissions in B.Tech courses offered by Vignan’s University and its associated campuses.
Karunya University organizes the Karunya Entrance Examination (KEE) for providing admissions in B.Tech and M.Sc Integrated courses. This examination will be organized in the last week of April 2017.
NSIT UG 2017
Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology offers admissions in various UG and PG programmes. NSIT gives admissions in B.Tech courses on the basis of JEE Main 2017 examination. The registrations will be started from the last week of June 2017.
NSIT PG 2017
NSIT (Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology) offers education in the field of technology and engineering. This institutions provides admissions in M.Tech programmes through GATE 2017 examination. The registrations will be started from the third week of March 2017 via online mode.
GITAM GAT 2017
GITAM Admission Test (GAT) is a university level examination conducted by the GITAM University. This examination is organized for admissions into UG and PG courses in the field of engineering, technology and others. The exam will be conducted between the third week of April to second week of May 2017.
NMIMS NPAT 2017
NMIMS NPAT (NMIMS Programs After Twelfth) is a university level test regulated by NMIMS University. This examination is an opportunity for those students seeking for admissions in various undergraduate and integrated degree programme offered by NMIMS and its constituent colleges.
State Level Entrance Exams
AP EAMCET 2017
AP EAMCET (Andhra Pradesh Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test) is a state level entrance test organized by JNTUK, Kakinada. It is organized for providing admissions in undergraduate engineering, medical and agriculture courses.
AP PolyCET 2017
Andhra Pradesh State Board of Technical Education and Training organizes AP Polycet examination for offering admissions in engineering & non-engineering technical courses. The application forms will be available from the last week of April.
AP PGECET 2017
AP PGECET (Andhra Pradesh Post-Graduate Engineering Common entrance Test) is a state level entrance test conducted by JNTUK, Kakinada. Through this exam, students will get admission in PG courses in the field of engineering, pharmacy and technology.
AP ECET 2017
Andhra Pradesh Engineering Common Entrance Test (AP ECET 2017) is a state level examination conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapur. This exam is organized for providing admissions in second year B.E./B.Tech courses.
TS EAMCET 2017
TS EAMCET is a state level entrance test regulated by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad. It is conducted for selecting candidates for admissions in different UG professional courses offered by various colleges of Telangana.
TS PGECET 2017
Telangana Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test (TS PGECET) is a state level examination conducted for admissions in the first year of PG courses in the field of engineering, technology, etc. The exam will be conducted in the month of June.
TS Polycet 2017
Telangana State Polytechnic Common Entrance Test is a state level polytechnic entrance test organized by Telangana State Board of Technical Education. This exam is organized for providing admissions in various polytechnic courses offered in different disciplines.
TS ECET 2017
Telangana State Engineering Common Entrance Test (TS ECET 2017) is conducted for admission to B.Tech lateral entry and B.Pharma course. This exam is organized by JNTU, Hyderabad in the second week of May 2017.
BCECEB Board organizes BCECE (Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination) which is a state level examination organized for admissions in undergraduate engineering, medical and other courses. It is conducted in two stages i.e. Stage 1 and Stage 2.
Bihar Polytechnic 2017
Bihar Polytechnic also known as Diploma Certificate Entrance Competitive Examination (DCECE). It is a state level exam regulated for admissions in polytechnic courses offered by various colleges and institutions of Bihar state.
Delhi CET 2017
Delhi CET (Delhi Polytechnic) is a state level examination organized by Department of Training and Technical Education, Delhi. This exam is conducted for offering admissions in diploma programmes (engineering & non-engineering).
Haryana DET 2017
Haryana Diploma Entrance Test (Haryana Polytechnic) is conducted by Haryana State Technical Education Society (HSTES) for admissions in various diploma courses in the field of engineering and technology. The exam will be conducted on last week of May.
HP PAT 2017
Himachal Pradesh Technical Education Board owes the responsibility to conduct HP PAT (Himachal Pradesh Polytechnic Entrance Test). It is a state level examination conducted for screening students for admissions in polytechnic courses offered by various institutions.
Jharkhand Polytechnic 2017
Jharkhand Polytechnic also named as Polytechnic Entrance Competitive Examination (PECE) is a state level entrance test of Jharkhand conducted by JCECEB Board. Through this exam, candidates can get admissions in engineering & non-engineering polytechnic courses.
Jharkhand Common Entrance Competitive Exam (JCECE) is a state level entrance test which is organized for providing admissions into various degree level professional courses in the engineering, medical and other fields. Candidates may fill the application form in the second week of April.
MP PPT 2017
Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) organizes the MP PPT (Madhya Pradesh Pre Polytechnic Test in the month of July. It is organized for selecting candidates for admissions in diploma courses offered by various polytechnic institutions.
MP PAT 2017
Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board conducts the MP PAT 2017 (Madhya Pradesh Pre-Agriculture Test). It is a state level exam conducted for providing admission into B.Tech (Agriculture) and B.Sc (Agriculture) programmes.
Punjab JET 2017
Candidates belong to Punjab state can appear in Punjab Joint Entrance Test (JET) for admissions in diploma courses offered by different polytechnic colleges of Punjab state. The application forms will be available in the month of March.
PTU Exam 2017
Punjab Technical University (PTU) offers admission in B.Tech courses on the basis of marks scored by the candidates in the national level exam (JEE Main). This university conducts admission through centralized counselling. It also offers admission through lateral entry in the B.Tech programmes.
Rajasthan Polytechnic 2017
Rajasthan Polytechnic admissions will be organized by Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Rajasthan for admissions in engineering and non-engineering diploma courses. Admissions will be provided to students on the basis of high school merit list.
Rajasthan Engineering Admission Process (REAP) shall be regulated by the Board of Technical Education, Rajasthan. This process is organized for admission to UG programme like B.E./B.Tech offered by various Govt. aided and Private unaided technical institutions of Rajasthan state.
JET Agriculture 2017
JET Agriculture 2017 also known as Rajasthan JET will be organized by the Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur. Through this examination, students will get admissions in B.Tech-Food Technology, B.Sc. Agriculture (Honours) and other courses.
UKSEE (Uttarakhand State Entrance Exam) is a state level test organized by Uttarakhand Technical University. It is a perfect gateway for those students who want to pursue UG and PG courses in the field of engineering, pharmacy and many others.
Uttarakhand Polytechnic (JEEP) 2017
Uttarakhand Polytechnic also known as Joint Engineering Examination Polytechnic (JEEP) will be organized by UBTER. This entrance test is organized for admissions in polytechnic courses offered in different fields like engineering, fashion designing, etc.
UKSEE Advanced 2017
Uttarakhand Technical University is the main conducting authority of UKSEE Advanced 2017 exam. It is a state level examination organized for providing various PG programmes in the field of engineering, management, law, etc. The exam will be conducted in the fourth week of June 2017.
UPSEE also referred as UPTU is a state level entrance exam organized by Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam Technical University, Uttar Pradesh. It is conducted for admissions in UG and PG courses in different fields. It is also organized for lateral entry admissions in engineering, management, etc.
The JEECUP (Joint Entrance Examination Council Uttar Pradesh) is a state level examination conducted by Uttar Pradesh Board of Technical Education. Through this exam candidates will get eligible for admissions in diploma, post diploma & pg diploma in various fields.
Commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE), Kerala organizes KEAM (Kerala Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Exam) for admissions in professional degree courses in the field of engineering, architecture, medical, etc. This exam will be conducted in offline mode.
Kerala Polytechnic 2017
Kerala Polytechnic admissions will be organized by department of technical education for admissions into different polytechnic courses offered by colleges of Kerala state. Admissions will be based on merit list which is prepared on the basis of marks scored in the qualifying examination.
The KCET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test) is a state level exam organized by Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA). It is an opportunity for those aspirants seeking admissions in full-time courses in the field of engineering, dental, medical, etc.
COMEDK UGET 2017
COMEDK UGET is an undergraduate state level entrance test conducted by Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental of Karnataka. It is organized for selecting candidates for admissions in undergraduate engineering, medical and dental courses.
Karnataka Polytechnic Admission 2017
Karnataka Polytechnic Admission is managed by Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Karnataka for providing admission in different polytechnic courses. Students will be selected for admissions on the basis of marks secured in 10th standard.
Karnataka PGCET 2017
Karnataka PGCET also referred as Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test is regulated by Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA). It is a state level exam conducted for providing admissions to students in full-time and part-time M.Tech and other courses.
Odisha DET 2017
Odisha DET is a state level entrance test conducted for admissions in the first or second year of various engineering and non-engineering diploma courses. The application forms will be available in the month of February. This exam will be conducted on the third of fourth week of May.
Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE 2017) is the state level entrance test administrated by the state government. This exam is organized for for admission to various engineering, management and other courses. This examination admission also offers admission in lateral entry of engineering/technology/pharmacy/MCA courses.
West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) is organized by West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board for selecting candidates for admissions in UG programmes offered in various fields such as engineering, medical, dental, etc.
CG PPT 2017
Chhattisgarh Professional Examination Board owes the authority to conduct Chhattisgarh Pre Polytechnic Test (CG PPT) for admissions in various engineering & technology diploma courses. The application forms will be announced in the third week of March.
CG PET 2017
Chhattisgarh Pre Engineering Test is an opportunity for those students seeking for admissions in UG engineering courses offered by different colleges and institutions of Chhattisgarh. The exam will be conducted in the third week of April.
Assam CEE 2017
Assam CEE (Assam Combined Entrance Examination) is a state level examination regulated by Dibrugarh University, Assam. It is organized for providing admissions into engineering and medical courses. Candidates can fill the application form in the first week of April.
Assam Polytechnic PAT 2017
Assam Polytechnic (PAT) is organized for those students interested for admissions in various polytechnic courses offered by different colleges of Assam state. The online application forms for this examination will be available in the first week of March.
GCET also known as Goa Common Entrance Test which is a state level examination held for admissions into professional degree courses in the field of engineering, medical, dental, etc. The exam is organized by Directorate of Technical Education, Goa in the month of May.
MH CET 2017
MH CET is a state level examination of Maharashtra state for granting admissions in engineering, technology and pharmacy courses offered by various government and private colleges of Maharashtra. This examination will be conducted through pen and paper based mode.
Jammu & Kashmir
JKCET (Jammu and Kashmir Common Entrance Test) is organized by Jammu and Kashmir Board of Professional Entrance Examinations for providing admissions to students in the engineering and medical courses. The application forms will be available only through online process in the month of January.
TNEA (Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions) may be supervised by Anna University for admissions into various engineering programmes. Admissions will be offered on the basis of marks scored in the 12thstandard. The application form will be released in the month of May through online and offline process.
CENTAC (Central Admission Committee), Puducherry organizes the admission process for admission in UG courses offered in engineering, agriculture, nursing and many other fields. Admissions will be given on the basis of merit list of the qualifying examination.
Article on Importance of GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) exam & Preparation Tips by
Importance of GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) exam
As per Industry survey, this year 34 PSUs will provide jobs to six thousand candidates through GATE 2015. According to analysts, in the country for the fresh engineers leading PSUs have two to three thousand vacancies at present. Even in the previous six months PSUs have declared more than 70,000 vacancies in which most of them are for engineers. Around 3000 candidates get placed in 25 PSUs through GATE 2014.
- GATE is an entry card not only for higher education but also for Jobs – In the present competitive scenario, where there is mushrooming of universities and engineering colleges, the only yardstick to measure and test the calibre of engineering students is the GATE. There is a misconception among students that GATE exam is meant for ME./M.Tech which finally leads to a teaching career only. Many PSUs (Private Sector Undertakings) have set the GATE score as the minimum criteria for appearing in their job processes and campus interviews. Hence, as an Engineer, if you do not possess GATE scores, you will be automatically left out of their selection process.
- Why pass % is so less? “Because of lack of planning and not access of relevant study material”
|DETAILS||GATE 2012||GATE 2013||GATE 2014||GATE 2015|
|Total Registered candidates||777,134||1,200,728||10,33,625||927580|
|Total Candidates Appeared||686,614||984,855||8,89,156||804463|
|Total Candidates qualified||108,526||136,699||1,49,694||121060|
In 2011, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd is the First PSU started recruiting engineers using the GATE scores. Later on, other well known companies in the public sector followed Indian Oil’s recruitment policy, including HECL, IOCL, NTPC, BHEL, Power Grid, in 2012 and the numbers only increased with time.
- Core Branches in Demand-All over India PSUs hiring candidates from core branches having good technical knowledge with clear fundamentals. On the basis of type of PSU Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Electronics, Computer, Information Technology, Chemical, Aeronautical Engineers are hired.
- PSUs giving competition to MNCs- PSUs apart from providing a secure job environment , timely promotion, high social status & also provide handsome salary at par with the top IT and software companies, that too in the initial stages of one’s career. In general, a management trainee or an engineering graduate can easily draw up to 8 to 10 lakhs as an initial salary package in PSUs.
“As per ASSOCHAM survey the engineering candidates attracted by PSUs because of handsome salary and secure job environment”.
Initially, candidates undergo a specified training or probationary period. After successful completion of this period, he/she is designated as a permanent employee, with an outstanding salary.
- Top PSUs- 30+ PSUs that has advertised for recruitment through GATE 2015 scores: Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) ,Coal India Limited(CIL) ,National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) ,Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) ,Central Electronics Limited (CEL) , Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) ,National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)
- Non-GATE selections- There are various companies which are hiring directly and they used to conduct their own examination either offline or online. PSU exam is divided into two parts technical & non technical, technical part is completely focused on stream specialization like EE, ME, CE, EC, CS etc while non technical part contains General awareness, reasoning, aptitude, current affairs & English.
Preparation Tips for GATE
Strategy to crack- To crack any competitive exam, the most important thing is to know the pattern of examination paper. Let us have an overview of GATE questions.
- The paper set by IITs or IISc which are the best Institutes in India
- The syllabus is short as compared to ESE (Engineering Service examination) or PSUs but the level of questions is much higher. So, there is no need for studying too many things. But it is important to have a deep insight of whatever you need to study
- Cramming up the formulae won’t help until and unless you have a clear concept of the logic.
- The questions are based on the basic concepts and do not require much calculation.
- The questions framed are new (more than 90%) and they are not directly copied from any particular book.
- And most important, the student must keep in mind that “The GATE exam is meant for testing the technical knowledge”.
How to Prepare?
- Never read too many books for the same topic. This will simply kill your time.
- Always refer standard books.
- If you are fortunate enough to have good teacher, stick to the class notes and spend your time at home practicing questions.
- If you are starting a new topic, always solve simple questions first. This will clear your concepts and increase your confidence.
- Solve all the previous 10 years questions thoroughly.
- Rather than solving five questions on similar concepts, it is better to solve one question with five different methods. It gives knowledge about the shortest method to be used.
- Always remember that questions never repeat but concepts never change.
IIT: Stress Spoiling Dreams
Failed to cope up with burgeoning stress around 4400 students in the country’s IITs and NITs have left studies before completion during the last three years
Admission in IIT is a dream that many of the students want to realise. But the dream does not come true with the admission alone. The real exam begins after the admission. When the students start attending the classes they find the study stressful and ultimately many find themselves unfit in the IIT atmosphere. This leads them to depression, which finally forces them to withdraw from studies. Out of 1050 students admitted in IIT Roorkie, only 980 could finally obtain the degree. Dean of the Institution recently revealed at a conference that the students who seek admission following pressure from their parents find soon after admission itself that they have put the foot into a wrong shoe. Recently, the Government informed the Lok Sabha that the largest number of dropouts from 2012-13 to 2014-15 were from IIT Roorkie. See table for the list of dropouts during these three years.
The list shows that it is not the story of IIT Roorkie alone. During the last three years about 4400 students withdrew from studies in various IITs and NITs. A total of 2352 students dropped out of 30 NITs alone. Among the NITs, the ones in Rourkela, Kurukshetra, Jaipur and Calicut have witnessed maximum dropouts. Apart from the medical reasons, getting jobs during post-graduate courses, the inability to cope with academic stress have been cited as the reasons behind it.
The students definitely make their full effort to adapt to the IIT culture, but some fail. There are many students whose understanding of English is very poor and they do not grab the lectures delivered in English. Smt Amita Tagade, a student counsellor in Mumbai, points out that she receives around 45 students every month who are unable to cope up with the study stress. They have to face tough competition from their fellow students, which further increases their stress. Tagade says that many students feel that after cracking the entrance test they have won the battle. But very soon they realise that they are far behind their batch mates. Such feeling hurts their self-respect too. To cope up with this situation the parents of some students are allowed to stay with the children for some time. Rupa Murgai, student counsellor in IIT Delhi says that about three to four per cent students leave their study before completion. She says it is not the question of poor knowledge of English, many students are weak in their core subjects also.
Union Minister of HRD Smt Smriti Irani told the Parliament recently that both the IITs and NITs have initiated several steps to minimize dropouts. In case of IITs, there is an advisor who monitors the academic progress and advises students about their academic performance. Progress of such students is continuously monitored through class tests, laboratory tests, assignments, mid-term, end-term and supplementary examinations. She said additional classes are arranged for academically weaker students, at times during summer vacations. IITs have started student mentorship programme, peer assignment learning, guided progress scheme etc. Then there are regular counselling classes to de-stress the students. To arrest dropping out of students, NITs have the provision for additional coaching for weak students, special coaching for SC/ST students, two mid-term examinations per academic year, quarter classes and special examinations, provision of tutor guardian and motivational lectures.
97% engineering graduates cannot speak English fluently: Survey
Poor knowledge of English is not a problem for IIT and NIT students it is a problem for the qualified engineers also. A survey reveals that as many as 97% engineering graduates in the country cannot speak English, which is required for jobs in corporate sales or business consulting. The survey also found that 51% of them are not employable based on their spoken English scores and of the 6 lakh engineers that graduate annually, only 2.9% candidates are the fluent while speaking English. Pronunciation and fluency were found to be major barriers in effective spoken English. The survey, conducted by Aspiring Minds, an employability evaluation and certification company, took into account almost 30,000 students across 500 engineering colleges in the country. The findings were based on the results of students who took a test on an automated tool that measures listening and speaking skills. According to the results, only 6.8% engineers show ability to speak or respond spontaneously. The survey also showed that while Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore do the best in speaking in English, engineering students in Hyderabad and Chennai need maximum improvement.
Who is a Data Scientist? 14 statements to understand
Data scientist is a person who has the knowledge and skills to conduct sophisticated and systematic analyses of data. A data scientist extracts insights from data sets for product development, and evaluates and identifies strategic opportunities. Other popular definitions:
- “A data scientist is that unique blend of skills that can both unlock the insights of data and tell a fantastic story via the data,” — DJ Patil
- “Data scientists are involved with gathering data, massaging it into a tractable form, making it tell its story, and presenting that story to others,” — Mike Loukides
- “A data scientist is a rare hybrid, a computer scientist with the programming abilities to build software to scrape, combine, and manage data from a variety of sources and a statistician who knows how to derive insights from the information within. S/he combines the skills to create new prototypes with the creativity and thoroughness to ask and answer the deepest questions about the data and what secrets it holds,” — Jake Porway
- “There’s a joke running around on Twitter that the definition of a data scientist is ‘a data analyst who lives in California,” — Malcolm Chisholm
- Data scientists are “analytically-minded, statistically and mathematically sophisticated data engineers who can infer insights into business and other complex systems out of large quantities of data,” — Steve Hillion
- “A data scientist is someone who blends, math, algorithms, and an understanding of human behavior with the ability to hack systems together to get answers to interesting human questions from data,” — Hilary Mason
- Data scientist is a “change agent.” “A data scientists is part digital trendspotter and part storyteller stitching various pieces of information together.” — Anjul Bhambhri
- “The definition of “data scientist” could be broadened to cover almost everyone who works with data in an organization. At the most basic level, you are a data scientist if you have the analytical skills and the tools to ‘get’ data, manipulate it and make decisions with it.” — Pat Hanrahan
- “By definition all scientists are data scientists. In my opinion, they are half hacker, half analyst, they use data to build products and find insights. It’s Columbus meet Columbo – starry eyed explorers and skeptical detectives.” — Monica Rogati
- “A data scientist is someone who can obtain, scrub, explore, model and interpret data, blending hacking, statistics and machine learning. Data scientists not only are adept at working with data, but appreciate data itself as a first-class product.” — Daniel Tunkelang
- An ideal data scientist is “someone who has the both the engineering skills to acquire and manage large data sets, and also has the statistician’s skills to extract value from the large data sets and present that data to a large audience.” — John Rauser
- Data scientist is “someone who can bridge the raw data and the analysis – and make it accessible. It’s a democratising role; by bringing the data to the people, you make the world just a little bit better,” — Simon Rogers
- “A data scientist is an engineer who employs the scientific method and applies data-discovery tools to find new insights in data. The scientific method—the formulation of a hypothesis, the testing, the careful design of experiments, the verification by others—is something they take from their knowledge of statistics and their training in scientific disciplines. The application (and tweaking) of tools comes from their engineering, or more specifically, computer science and programming background. The best data scientists are product and process innovators and sometimes, developers of new data-discovery tools,” — Gil Press
- “A data scientist represents an evolution from the business or data analyst role. The formal training is similar, with a solid foundation typically in computer science and applications, modeling, statistics, analytics and math. What sets the data scientist apart is strong business acumen, coupled with the ability to communicate findings to both business and IT leaders in a way that can influence how an organization approaches a business challenge.
Good data scientists will not just address business problems, they will pick the right problems that have the most value to the organization,” — IBM researchers
APJAKTU to promote Entrepreneurship
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow, has decided to impart employment oriented training to its students so that they can start their own business after completing education. The University is creating an Incubation and Research Centre at Sector 62 of Noida. The work on this project has already begun. It is hoped that the construction will be over by April 2016.
The Incubation Centre will help the students directly interact with the people who are successful in their businesses and also the people from big industrial houses. The students will also be able to discuss the problems faced in setting up of their own business and also the solution of those problems. DPR will be created shortly to create the Centre. It will discuss the problems to be faced in setting up of the Centre and also the proposed cost in the creation. “The initiative is aimed at promoting the spirit of entrepreneurship among the students so that they can start their own business after completing their education,” said Vice Chancellor Prof. Vinay Kumar Pathak.
The University is also considering the proposal to change the Board of Degree of all the courses from the next academic session. Vice Chancellor Prof Vinay Kumar Pathak has sought names from the affiliated colleges for it.
Apart from it the University is also going to start Bio Science courses. Such a proposal was discussed at a meeting held in Lucknow on December 9. After identifying such courses the proposal will be presented before the Board of Studies before March 2016. Under Bio Sciences the University also plans to start the study of Bio Medicines.
The meeting also decided to create hobby labs in all affiliated colleges. These centres will basically promote innovation among the students of all engineering branches. If any student has any idea the Centre will help him materialise that into reality. If the materialisation of that idea requires input from the students of Mechanical, Electrical, IT and different engineering branches, that will also be provided. Many times it has been witnessed that many students do not get admission in the branch of their choice. The Hobby labs will help such students bring out their creativities.
The University has also decided to introduce a large number initiative in the 2016. It is planning to introduce new experiment to strengthen placement.
Over 7000 ghost students in 125 colleges
About 7000 fake admissions have been detected in more than 125 colleges affiliated to APJAKTU. The list of admission that these colleges provided to the University differ from the students appeared in the semester exams began from December 7, 2015. The discrepancy is so grave that some colleges have shown 100 per cent absence in the exams, which indicates that the colleges played the trick to grab the scholarship amount provided by Social Welfare Department.
At the moment, the fake admissions have been detected in MBA and B.Tech courses. A college from Baghpat had shown admission of more than 40 students in MBA, but not a single student sat for the semester exams. In another college of the same district, around 95 per cent students were seen absent in exam. Similarly, in B.Tech courses 90 to 95 per cent were found missing during the exams.
There are reports that about a dozen Engineering and Management College of Lucknow also are involved in the fake admission racket. A colleges admitted more than 90 students but over 50 students did not appear in exam. Similarly, in other colleges also about 40 per cent students were found missing from the exam. The colleges where the discrepancies have been found in admissions are Lucknow, Baghpat, Saharanpur, Aligarh, JP Nagar, Meerut, Greater Noida, Moradabad, Agra, Ghaziabad, Bareilly, Mathura, Jaunpur, Kanpur, Allahabad, Bijnore, Muzaffarnagar, Mau, Kaushambi, Faizabad, Azamgarh, Fatehpur, Gonda, Raibareilly and Gautam Buddha Nagar.
The University officials are stunned over it. Nobody is ready to comment it. The University has started identifying the colleges where 20 per cent or more students were absent in exams. Commenting on it, APJAKTU Vice Chancellor Prof Vinay Kumar Pathak said, “The matter is serious and the University will investigate it. The matter will also be brought to the notice of the Commissioner Social Welfare. Those who will be found guilty will be punished.”
The widespread use of computers has created a need for engineers who understand the design and utilization of computers and digital systems in a variety of applications. Computer Engineering is an exciting and growing field that seeks to solve engineering problems using digital and analog electronics in combination with computer software.
Computer Engineering students examine the design, operation and application of computers from the transistors used to build logic gates to the computer architectures that run programs. Students complete a multitude of projects in their courses in which they apply the concepts taught in class towards self-selected projects and present the results to their peers. In their senior year, Computer Engineering students work in small teams with individual faculty to complete capstone design projects. Most projects are sponsored by industry partners, giving students the opportunity to work on industry projects while completing their education.
Why Should You Study Computer Engineering at Penn State Behrend?
If you are interested in math, science, and computers, you should consider a degree in computer engineering. Engineers like to innovate, be creative, work in teams, explore how things work, design new products, and solve problems. As computers continue to integrate themselves into our everyday lives there is a need for engineers who understand their principles of operation and how to innovate new applications.
Graduates of this program have career opportunities in many industries, including computer systems design, digital systems, systems analysis, software engineering, and data communications and information systems.
Why earn your Computer Engineering degree at Penn State Behrend?
Small class sizes foster close student-professor relationships.
Faculty typically have doctorates or significant industrial experience. Lectures and labs are taught by professors, not graduate students.
The diverse and broad-based engineering education includes a strong design emphasis and practical laboratory experience.
Laboratory computers and equipment are constantly updated to keep pace with the latest technological developments. Many of the computer labs are open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
Cooperative education and internship opportunities are available for academic credit.
Every student works on a team to complete a two-semester capstone design project, many sponsored by industry. Students have the opportunity to work with faculty on undergraduate research projects and participate in the Behrend Honors and Schreyer Honors programs.
Our alumni network keeps faculty informed of internship and job openings for students.
Student chapters of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) allow students to develop academically and professionally by attending seminars and visiting technical sites.
Mechanical Engineering Degree Guide
If you were wondering about which degree would be right for you, StudyLink’s degree guides are here to give you information. This article will tackle the basics of a degree in Mechanical Engineering including outlining classes, specializations and career prospects.
What is Mechanical Engineering?
Mechanical engineering covers a broad discipline but is generally associated with the design, development, building, testing, maintenance and operation of mechanical and thermal systems such as tools, engines and machines. Humans encounter it everyday in technology, transportation, machinery and almost all aspects of modern life.
Getting a Degree in Mechanical Engineering
Generally, an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering would have the student or candidate take classes in physics, materials science, mathematics and some specialization classes (to be discussed later in the article). A university’s curriculum (which includes the specific classes and units mandatory to obtain the degree) for degrees in mechanical engineering usually depends on its country’s accreditation system.
Some universities require prerequisite coursework for their degree programs in mechanical engineering. For example, one university might require you complete a specific number of units in calculus and basic sciences before you are accepted into the program. These prerequisites may be obtained in community colleges or preparatory schools for universities and in some cases even at the universities themselves. As such information is very specific to the degree and university, you are advised to check the specific websites of the university you are interested in or to contact them for more information specific to their institution.
Mechanical Engineering degrees usually consist of both lecture theatre and laboratory based classes. Students or candidates are also normally expected to undertake a major design project, research or thesis in their final years wherein they would apply the technical knowledge they have obtained throughout the whole program.
Most universities provide specialization options for their students, either through optional electives or as a mandatory part of the degree program. Since mechanical engineering is a significantly broad field, there are many specialization options presented by institutions, though the availability would also depend on the offerings of each university and the expertise of it’s academic staff.
Below is a short list of some common offerings of specialization as part of a mechanical engineering undergraduate degree:
Energy and Sustainability
The accreditation of a degree usually depends on the country where the degree is awarded. In most cases, countries have their own accrediting systems for universities, students and graduates. Some countries or states may seek a license from engineering graduates who want to work professionally as engineers. A part of this license may be passing a comprehensive exam or board exams and gaining experience in the field.
Timeframe and Further Studies
A degree in mechanical engineering can take anywhere from three to five years. In some cases, it could even take six years. The exact period of time would depend on the university of your choice and the country wherein it is located. The timeframe of study can also depend on whether or not the program is an integrated program that takes longer than a regular bachelor’s but results in a master’s degree.
There are also various degrees available for mechanical engineering graduates at the master’s and doctorate level. These degrees can involve specialization in a specific area of engineering and would more often than not require work experience in the field you would like to research or study. Examples include:
Space and astronautics
Skills and Career Prospects
Aside from the technical knowledge that mechanical engineering graduates gain upon completion of their studies, they also have the opportunity to gain different skills such as problem solving, computer/technological literacy and project management. Universities report that their mechanical engineering graduates have highly transferrable skills, which could be applied in jobs or careers not necessarily related to mechanical engineering.
Since mechanical engineering is such a broad discipline, graduates with this degree can end up in various fields and industries including manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, electronics, power generation, oil engineering, medical and research. Some graduates also go on to be production managers, plant managers, technicians and academics.
You can find individuals with a degree in mechanical engineer in offices, building projects, factories… almost everywhere! Upon completion of the degree, it would really depend on the individual whether he or she wants to pursue a career in engineering or use the skills he or she has obtained for a less related career.
Civil Engineering College Degree.
The first step along the path to becoming a civil engineer is to make it through college and earn your Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. This will provide you with a solid understanding of the theory and fundamentals of all aspects of civil engineering, along with some course work for your civil engineering specialty.
Many hopeful engineers never make it through college and earn their degree. They either don’t prepare themselves fully enough, or don’t work hard enough in college to earn it. This isn’t a degree for the lazy; it’s a degree for those with the dedication to work towards a goal. Every bit of knowledge a civil engineering student learns in college is applicable to their career.
Proper preparation is important. Before enrolling in college, the civil engineering student should take as many classes in higher math and science as they can. There is no algebra and trigonometry in engineering school; it starts off with calculus.
All types of engineering are applications of scientific principles to real world problems. Therefore the first thing that the student will find themselves doing is taking more classes in math and science. While all areas of science are generally covered, the most important field of scientific study for the civil engineering student is physics. More than any other type of science, engineering is applying physics to the world around us. Gaining a solid understanding these scientific principles lays the foundation for later studies in the application of engineering principles.
Since civil engineering requires extensive calculations of loads and stress, higher forms of math are an essential part of the aspiring engineer’s education. Not only are the computational skills which the student learns a necessary part of their later work, but the though process one learns for attacking a problem and seeking a solution is invaluable to engineering work.
Civil engineering is all about solving problems. If there is a need for road transportation from one side of a river to another, so a bridge must be built. How that bridge should be formed, what materials should be used, how the piers and foundations of the bridge should be built and what stresses the bridge will receive are all problems to be worked out by the civil engineer. Likewise, a section or seashore which is eroding too quickly poses a problem to the civil engineer, which needs a solution. Every project a civil engineer works on, throughout his career, is about developing solutions to problems.
IIT: Stress Spoiling Dreams