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Mechanical Engineering Courses, Eligibility, Jobs and Salary

Akansha Sirohi
Akansha SirohiUpdated On: July 14, 2022 11:37 am IST | JEE Main
  • With the rise in automation, mechanical engineering has become one of the most desired branches of engineering.
  • There is lot of scope for mechanical engineers in India with the rapid industralisation of the country.
Mechanical Engineering Courses, Eligibility, Jobs and Salary

Are you a machine enthusiast and who is fascinated by every new machine that you come across? Mechanical engineering can be the right career for you if you want to understand the working and development of machines.

Mechanical engineers are trained to develop machine designs, understand their working and development process. Mechanical engineering is another one of the traditional fields of engineering and has played a vital role in the industrialisation of the human race.

Qualified mechanical engineers are offered high paying jobs as there is a constant demand for such professionals in the industry. Following are all the details that you need to know about a career in mechanical engineering.

Type of Courses in Mechanical Engineering:

Name of the Programme

Type of Programme

Duration

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Diploma Programme

3 years

B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering

Undergraduate Degree

4 years

BE in Mechanical Engineering

Undergraduate Degree

4 years

M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering

Postgraduate Degree

2 years

ME in Mechanical Engineering (Hons.)

Postgraduate Degree

2 years

M.S.(R) in Mechanical Engineering

Postgraduate Degree

2 years

Ph.D. in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Doctoral Programme

3 years

About B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering:

Name of the Programme

B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Duration of B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering

4 years

About Mechanical Engineering

This branch of engineering is closely related to the design and production of machines to reduce human labour. Through this programme, you will learn the various processes involved in the designing and manufacturing of machines.

Popular Subjects in Mechanical Engineering

  • Manufacturing Process
  • Machine Design
  • Kinematics of Machines
  • Dynamics of Machines
  • Thermodynamics
  • Power Engineering
  • Product Design
  • Energy Sources and Energy Management
  • Material Science

Fees of Mechanical Engineering Courses

  • Government Engineering Colleges: Rs. 2.5 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh
  • Private Engineering Colleges: Rs. 7 lakh to Rs. 13 lakh

Popular Entrance Exams for B.Tech/B.E. Mechanical Engg

Admissions are done on the basis of scores in JEE Mains, MHT CET, BITSAT, JEE Advanced and other engineering entrance exams.

Eligibility Criteria for Mechanical Engineering:

Type of Programmes

Eligibility Criteria

Diploma Programmes

  • A minimum of 50% marks are required to apply for a diploma course in mechanical engineering.
  • Aspirants also have to qualify the diploma course entrance exam of the state or university where they seek admissions.

Undergraduate Programmes

  • B.Tech or BE Mechanical Engg aspirants will have to secure at least 60% marks in class 12 board exams.
  • Candidates must have physics mathematics and chemistry as compulsory subjects in class 12 curriculum.
  • Admissions are done on the basis of engineering entrance test scores accepted by the respective institutes or universities.

Postgraduate Programmes

  • Candidates who have secured a minimum 50% in their BE or B.Tech Mechanical Engineering courses can apply for M.Tech or ME programmes.
  • Selection is done on the basis of GATE scores and Personal Interviews conducted by respective institutes.

Doctoral Programmes

  • Candidates must have minimum 60% marks in B.Tech or BE along with 60% marks in M.Tech or ME.
  • Admissions are done on the basis of CSIR, ICMR, UGC NET, ICAR and DST INSPIRE fellowship.

Popular Firms Hiring Mechanical Engineers:

Automobile and Manufacturing Industries offer a plethora of opportunities for mechanical engineering graduates as well as diploma holders. With the industrial revolution, the demand for machines and automation of human labour has increased.

As India moves towards development, there are a lot of international manufacturing and automobile companies that have ventured in India to expand their business. You can find jobs in the government sector and PSU as well. Following are some of the popular companies that hire mechanical engineers.

Private Companies

Government Companies

Honda Siel Car Division

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)

Godrej Group

National Aluminium Company Ltd. (NALCO)

Tata Group

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)

Larsen & Toubro (L&T)

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)

Thyssen Krupp

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC)

Thermax

National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC)

Siemens

Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)

BOSCH India

Coal India Limited (CIL)

Salary Scope for Mechanical Engineers:

The starting salary of a mechanical engineer can vary from Rs. 4 lakh to Rs. 20 lakh per annum. Better the college, the better salary packages are rolled out. However, grades of the students also matter during the placements.

Better salaries are offered to candidates who have experience or those who have pursued MBA in order to take up managerial profiles. Mechanical engineers may also get various opportunities to work overseas for international firms depending on their skill and quality of experience.

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