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PSU Jobs after Mechanical Engineering- Scope Advantages, List of PSU's

Kumari Neha
Kumari NehaUpdated On: February 03, 2020 09:34 am IST | GATE

PSU offers various job opportunities to Mechanical engineering graduates. Most of the hiring is done through GATE followed by Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Check all about PSU jobs for Mechanical jobs here: 

PSU jobs, Mechanical engineering PSU jobs

PSU or Public Sector Undertaking is a company whose majority of stocks (more than 50%) is owned by the Union Government, State Government or both. Some of the well known PSU’s in India are NPCIL, ONGC, Vizag Steel, BHEL, NTPC etc.

Public Sector Undertaking offers one of the best career options for engineering graduates especially those who study Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics at the graduate level. PSU’s offers a wide range of job opportunities for recent graduates. However, the candidates must prove desirable skills and abilities to work in reputed companies that demand responsibility and honesty.

It is for this reason that most of the PSUs hire candidates based on GATEscorecard followed by Group Discussion and Personal Interview. So, aspiring candidates must prepare well for GATE and achieve outstanding rank to be considered for the job opportunity at PSU’s

Mechanical Engineering Jobs scope at PSU’s

Every year, a large number of mechanical students graduate from good colleges with a desire to get a job in core companies. PSU is one of the sectors that offer opportunities to mechanical engineers to join the organisation at various posts. They can join the PSU's as Assistance Executive Engineer, Officers, Graduate Trainee at entry-level, Technician etc.

If you are a mechanical engineer graduate then you can apply in reputed PSU which will not only offer you a job in core field but also provide you additional benefits which will help you live life in containment. Check advantages and list of PSUs for Mechanical Engineering graduates here:
Advantages of working at PSU’s

Many candidates wish to work at PSU’s because of the various benefits. Check some of the advantages of working at PSU’s:

Flexible work environment: At PSU’s you need not work for extra hours or in shifts. You also get a chance to work with people with work experience and expertise in a specific domain. Also, the work pressure is less compared to other jobs.

Housing facilities: Many PSUs offer housing facilities to their employees. A PSU employee can stay in quarters offered by the respective company.

Government Job benefits: Other benefits include pension, reputation in society, promotion and growth opportunity etc.

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List of PSU’ s Hiring Mechanical Engineering

Check the list of job opportunity for mechanical engineers at various PSU’ s:

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) is a nuclear research centre in India established in 1945. The centre is responsible for carrying research on nuclear and accelerator technologies and heads in nuclear power plant production.

Being a part of BARC is a prestigious moment and one gets a chance to work with top researchers, engineering, expertise and contribute in the field. The demand for skilled engineers is always high at the centre. Every year BARC hires BE/ B.Tech candidates through GATE.

B.E/ B.Tech Mechanical Engineering graduates can apply for the position of Scientific Officer ‘C’ Post through gate scorecard.

The upper age limit of the candidate must be 26 years while applying for the post and must have qualified GATE in the academic year to be considered for the post.

A separate application must be filled in by the candidate. Application fee for the same is INR 500.

Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)

NPCIL is a public sector enterprise which is under the administration of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India. The organisation is responsible for designing, constructing and operating nuclear power reactors. All activities and projects undertaken by NPCIL are carried out keeping in mind the sustainable development.

NPCIL releases job roles for the position of Scientific Officer/C post for Mechanical engineering candidates. Those who are interested can apply through GATE. A separate application form must be filled at NPCI with a valid GATE registration number. The upper age of the candidate must be 26 years to be considered for the job role and must hold a full- time degree in mechanical/ production engineering.

The candidate is hired as an Executive Trainee in which he/ she gets a monthly stipend. After successful completion of the training, he/ she is offered the position as Scientific Officer/C in Group ‘A’

National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)

NTPC is the largest power utility organisation in India and it aims to become the best power major in the world. The company is responsible for generating reliable power and ensures optimised utility of multiple energy sources.

It also meets the demand at a reasonable price and ensures sustainable development and eco- friendly usage of technology. The organisation plays a major role in the growth and development of the nation.

NTPC hires Mechanical engineer freshers for Executive Trainee posts through GATE. To be considered for the post, a candidate must hold a full -time BE/B.Tech degree in mechanical engineering. Minimum marks obtained at a bachelor’s level must be 65%. The upper age limit of the candidate should be 27 years.

Candidates must first apply for GATE followed by an online aptitude test (qualifying) conducted for shortlisted candidates. Based on the performance in the aptitude test, candidates must appear for Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

Merit list is prepared considering 85% weightage in GATE, 5% in GD and 10% in the interview.

Vizag Steel

VIZAG Steel also known as Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited- RINL recruits mechanical engineering candidates through GATE.

RINL is a Navratna PSE which is administered by the Ministry of Steel, Government of India. Vizag steel is known for its quality long products and meets the demand of diverse Industrial sectors. It produces integrated steel and implements German and Soviet technology to provide the best services.

Any of the following candidates can apply for Management Trainee (Technical) post at Vizag Steel:

  • B.E/B.Tech in Mechanical and Automation
  • B.E/B.Tech in Mechatronics
  • B.E/B.Tech in Industrial and Production Engineering
  • B.E/B.Tech in Industrial Engineering
  • B.E/B.Tech in Mechanical Production and Tool Engineering
  • B.E/B.Tech in / Production Technology or Production Engineering
  • B.E/B.Tech in Manufacturing Engineering
  • B.E/B.Tech in the Manufacturing Process and Automation
  • B.E/B.Tech in Manufacturing Engineering
  • B.E/B.Tech in Power Engineering

Candidates must fill in a separate application for Vizag and they will be shortlisted for interview based on the GATE scorecard. The upper age limit of the candidate must be 27 years to apply for Management Trainee (Technical) post at Vizag Steel.

BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited)

BHEL is one of the largest engineering and manufacturing companies in India with 11 manufacturing units, 2 repair units, 4 regional offices,15 regional centres and 7 joint ventures across PAN India. It also has 8 overseas offices. BHEL offers a wide range of products and services to meet the needs of core sectors of the economy.

Mechanical engineering is highly in demand in BHEJ as the company is involved in manufacturing and production which demands skilled mechanical engineers. A candidate who wishes to join BHEJ must appear for GATE and apply for BHEL recruitment. Based on the marks obtained in GATE, candidates are hired as an engineer in BHEL.


DRDO (Defense Research and Development Organization)

DRDO is an organisation which is involved in R&D for the Ministry of Defence, GOI. It is responsible to offer technologies and services as per the requirement of the defence sector. Working with DRDO is a prestigious opportunity.

Candidates who hold a BE or BTech degree in the mechanical engineering branch can apply for job openings at DRDO for ME qualified candidates. The minimum eligibility criteria to apply is the first division at the graduate level and qualification in NET or GATE.

IOCL (Indian Oil Corporation Limited)

IOCL is India’s largest commercial oil company. The company is responsible for tapping various forms of energy sources like oil, gas, petrochemicals and alternative energy sources in the most responsible way and gets delivered to the consumers at an affordable price. Working at IOCL is a responsible job but at the same time reputed.

The company offers job opportunities for mechanical engineering in divisions like Refineries and Pipeline. Refinery divisions look after the maintenance and service of equipment, pipe networks, and static devices within the plant.

Pipeline Division is also responsible for the maintenance and service of devices and equipment within the power plants. They are not responsible to look after static devices or equipment.

IOCL hires Mechanical Engineering graduates at Officer post through GATE. A separate application form must be filled for IOCL using the GATE registration number. The candidate must at least have scored 65% in the qualifying degree and the maximum age of the candidate must be 26.

HPCL (Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited)

HPCL is a multinational company of Indian origin which is responsible for the production and distribution of oil and natural gas in the country.

A fresher mechanical engineer can apply for Officer Engineer post at HPCL. Candidate must first appear for GATE and based on the score they are shortlisted GD and PI rounds. The minimum eligibility criteria is at least 60% in B.E or B.Tech course.


ONGC (Oil & Natural Gas Corporation)

ONGC is one of the Maharatna in India and is the largest producer of crude oil and natural gas in India. 75% of the contribution of ONGC is for Indian domestic production. It is one of the largest exploration and production (E&P) companies and one of the highest profitable companies enterprise.

ONGC hires mechanical engineer graduates for the position of Assistant executive engineering. It offers a job role with a good package and also provides an opportunity for growth and advancement based on merit.

Minimum eligibility criteria to apply for AEE post is a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with at least 60 % marks.

Eligible candidates must appear for GATE for the academic year. Previous years marks in GATE are not acceptable. After appearing for the GATE candidate can fill in the online application on the official website of ONGC.

Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL)

MDL is an ISO 9001: 2008 certified Company located in Mumbai which is one of the leading shipbuilding yards in India. The company is known to produce warships for the Navy and offshore structures for the Bombay High. At present, the company designs a wide range of products for both domestic and overseas clients like vessels, warships, submarines, cargo ships, water tankers, passenger ships, fishing trawlers, barges etc. Other products include fabricated and delivered jackets, jack-up rigs etc.

Every year MDL hires engineering graduates for the position of Executive Trainees. The candidate must qualify GATE based on which they are shortlisted for interview at MDL. Eligible candidates must fill in a separate application form for MDL to be shortlisted for an interview.
Minimum eligibility criteria to be considered for the post is a BE/ B.Tech degree in Mechanical/ Electrical engineering with at least 60% from a recognised university. The upper age limit for the candidate is 28.

Delhi Development Authority (DDA)

DDA is a body which is responsible to plan and implement housing projects, contribute to land management and commercial land usage. It also provides other facilities like construction of roads, bridges, drainage systems etc. It also manages underwater reservoirs, sports centres etc. within New Delhi.

DDA offers job roles as an Assistant Executive Engineer to mechanical engineers. Eligible candidates must hold a BE/ B.Tech degree in mechanical engineering and apply for a job through GATE.

To apply for the Assistant Executive Engineer post at DDA candidate must appear in GATE. A separate application must be filled in for AAE post on the official website of DDA where you must enter the GATE registration number.

The age of the candidate must be between 21 to 30 years to be considered for the job role.

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