Which CDAC Course is Best for Placement for Mechanical Engineers?

By - Rohit Joshi • 1 month ago • 7.9k views

Can someone tell me which is the best CDAC course for placement for mechanical engineers? It looks like most of the courses are aimed at computer engineers. Would appreciate your response. Thank you in advance.


  • Kaustubh
    Kaustubh Katdare

    The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) offers several courses for engineering graduates.

    The best courses for mechanical engineers for good placements are DAC, PG-DGi, DACA and ADAI. The average package for CDAC students is about Rs. 7 LPA; which is quite good.

    Let's take a detailed look at these courses for mechanical engineers, especially those seeking to broaden their knowledge in the areas of computational engineering, computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and related fields.

    1. Diploma in Advanced Computing (DAC): This course introduces students to the world of advanced computing, including a wide range of programming and software engineering skills. These are useful for mechanical engineers looking to branch out into fields that combine mechanical engineering with software, such as robotics or automation.

    2. PG Diploma in Geoinformatics (PG-DGi): Geoinformatics involves gathering, storing, processing, and delivering geographic information. For mechanical engineers working in areas like urban planning, transportation, or any other field that uses geographical data, this could be a beneficial course.

    3. Diploma in Advanced Computer Arts (DACA): For mechanical engineers interested in product design, 3D modeling, or animation, this course can provide valuable skills.

    4. Advanced Diploma in Artificial Intelligence (ADAI): This course is suitable for individuals interested in fields like AI, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, which can be particularly useful in areas such as robotics, data analysis, and predictive maintenance in mechanical engineering.

    It's important to keep in mind that the best course can vary depending on a person's individual career goals and interests. Before deciding on a course, it's advisable to clearly identify your interests and career goals, then choose the course that best aligns with those.

    The Preparatory Course for Diploma in Advanced Computing (PreDAC) is designed to assist individuals who are eager to pursue the Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Computing (PG-DAC) and aim for a career in the IT industry.

    The PG-DAC syllabus begins with C++ and Data Structures (DS) using C++, but it doesn't cover the fundamentals of C Programming, which is part of the evaluation in the C-DAC Common Admission Test (CCAT).

    This gap is filled by the PreDAC course, which not only imparts comprehensive knowledge about programming in C language but also readies you for the PG DAC program and the CCAT exam.

    For individuals hailing from non-IT backgrounds like Mechanical, Production, or Civil Engineering, it's always advisable to opt for the PreDAC course as a stepping stone towards a career in IT.

Note: Only logged-in members of CrazyEngineers can add replies.

Other questions

How do we prevent fasteners from corroding? Are there any brands that sell stainless steel fasteners?

I'm considering switching to a mechanical keyboard like NuPhy Air 75 or 96, but wondering if the keys are harder to press.

Been watching a lot of videos on YouTube about how easy and comfortable it is to type on a Mechanical Keyboard.

I'm currently used to typing on Apple Magic Keyboard. If anyone of you have made a switch from Apple Magic Keyboard to Mechanical Keyboard, please let me know your experience. Thank you!

Can an engineer become a doctor? If you got forced into studying engineering and want to go back to your first love - medicine (MBBS), what are your options? Let's discuss.

Yes, an engineer can become a doctor. But it won't be easy. Engineering degrees worldwide are mostly 4-year degree courses and medicine too requires an average of 4-5 years followed by mandatory internship. Not everyone has the patience, money and time to dedicate a decade only to learning.

If you are an engineer or engineering student who wants to...

I was recently asked if a data engineer can become a data science. How difficult is it for data engineers to switch career to data scientist and what type of training is involved. Looking for responses from data engineers and data scientists.

A data engineer can become a machine learning engineer with proper training. Keep in mind that being a data engineer is not a prerequisite for becoming a machine learning engineer.

I find this question very similar to Can data engineer become a data scientist?. Do take a look at that discussion as well.

Data engineering is an emerging field in the big-data domain and there's a growing demand for data engineers.

A typical data engineer role involves collecting data, creating data pipelines, verifying the data, correcting it and...