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Best Career Options after B.Tech Mechanical Engineering?

Question asked by Ankita Katdare in #Mechanical on Jun 17, 2015
Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare · Jun 17, 2015
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Inspired from this post about ECE engineers, I thought we should have such a thread for all engineering branches. A lot of us have experience in the industry and are well equipped to lay down the options available.

Many engineers have confusion after final year B.Tech and start looking for all the options they have. If you are such an engineer, please post your queries below.

For regular members, I appeal you to post the career options available after B.Tech or B.E. in mechanical engineering. I am sure this post will help a lot of current engineering students as well as degree holders. Posted in: #Mechanical
Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare · Jun 17, 2015
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One option for B.Tech mechanical engineers is get a job in government sector.
This could include, various positions in:
  • ONGC (Oil & Natural Gas Corporation)
  • DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization)
  • SAIL (Steel Authority of India)
  • NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation)
  • VSSC (Vikram Sarabhai Space Center)
  • ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation)
  • IOC (Indian Oil Corporation)
  • etc..

Another idea that comes to mind is go for GATE Mechanical Engineering. This could let you pursue:

M.Tech or M.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
Here you can choose some subject for specialization.
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Thermal Engineering
  • Product Design and Development
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Material Technology
  • Engineering Design
  • Computer Aided Design & Manufacturing
  • Energy Engineering & Management
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • etc.
Another idea is to go for a career in IT Sector to work on mechanical/automobile related projects.
Following companies regularly recruit Mechanical Engineers in India for various IT-Mech projects:
  • Infosys
  • Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
  • Wipro
  • IBM
  • Tata Technologies
  • Accenture
Another idea is to go for M.S. from abroad universities

There are many specialized programs to suit your interests. Major countries that have top ranking universities for students wanting to pursue in a branch related to Mechanical engineering for M.S. (Master of Sciences) are:

  • USA
  • Germany
  • Japan
These are very broad ideas. Let's keep updating this thread with more ideas and offbeat options for mechanical engineering students.
msuresh444
msuresh444 · Jun 18, 2015
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Ankita Katdare
One option for B.Tech mechanical engineers is get a job in government sector.
This could include, various positions in:
  • ONGC (Oil & Natural Gas Corporation)
  • DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization)
  • SAIL (Steel Authority of India)
  • NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation)
  • VSSC (Vikram Sarabhai Space Center)
  • ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation)
  • IOC (Indian Oil Corporation)
  • etc..

Another idea that comes to mind is go for GATE Mechanical Engineering. This could let you pursue:

M.Tech or M.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
Here you can choose some subject for specialization.
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Thermal Engineering
  • Product Design and Development
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Material Technology
  • Engineering Design
  • Computer Aided Design & Manufacturing
  • Energy Engineering & Management
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • etc.
Another idea is to go for a career in IT Sector to work on mechanical/automobile related projects.
Following companies regularly recruit Mechanical Engineers in India for various IT-Mech projects:
  • Infosys
  • Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
  • Wipro
  • IBM
  • Tata Technologies
  • Accenture
Another idea is to go for M.S. from abroad universities

There are many specialized programs to suit your interests. Major countries that have top ranking universities for students wanting to pursue in a branch related to Mechanical engineering for M.S. (Master of Sciences) are:

  • USA
  • Germany
  • Japan
These are very broad ideas. Let's keep updating this thread with more ideas and offbeat options for mechanical engineering students.
Correct answer!This should sum up all the options available!
Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare · Jan 18, 2016
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I was wondering if we could have more insights on this topic. One of the obvious points is go for your own startup.

Here's an interesting discussion that could help you out:
Any business ideas for mechanical engineers in India? | CrazyEngineers
Want to start small scale industry.. suggestions please | CrazyEngineers
Startups In Mechanical, Electrical, Civil Engineering Fields | CrazyEngineers

If you have a specific query, please go ahead and ask in the replies below. Be as detailed as you can while describing your question. We will try out best to come up with a solution.
sanketchavan
sanketchavan · May 13, 2016
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Which courses are helpful to get job in mnc company and also for good package for mechanical engineering degree holder.
arun nath
arun nath · May 24, 2016
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is doing diploma courses like HVAC or piping etc good to get jobs....is there any scope for career development in those??..
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare · May 27, 2016
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sanketchavan
Which courses are helpful to get job in mnc company and also for good package for mechanical engineering degree holder.
There are no courses that'd directly promise a job in MNC. Pick up any course that is relevant to your engineering discipline and excel at it. That's the right way to get a good job.
arun nath
is doing diploma courses like HVAC or piping etc good to get jobs....is there any scope for career development in those??..
Yes. MIT offers courses; but I'm not sure if those would get you into MNC. Do check for college's track record before you make time+money investment.
Bablu Ranjan
Bablu Ranjan · May 30, 2016
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I want any government job.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare · May 30, 2016
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@Bablu Ranjan - Your strategy of uploading your resume on public website is likely not to work. Also, are you sure you want 'any' government job?
Pavan2525
Pavan2525 · Jun 30, 2016
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I have completed my graduation (b tech mech) in 2011 but up to now i din't worked anywhere i was preparing for state psc examinations only now i realise to do any private job also...so please suggest me any option to do from now ...thank you very much..
parvaze
parvaze · Jul 21, 2016
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i want mechanical sector job
kumar_07
kumar_07 · Jul 24, 2016
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hi this is shiva kumar i completed my b.tech this year{2016} and i'm interested in designing..and i'm further looking for job,but i see nothing fair with private companies so that, i decided to go towards aeronautical that too by the side of designing and further i'm confused what courses would b available to make future better..so please help me with making better decision..
gnanesh28
gnanesh28 · Jul 26, 2016
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i have compleated my Btech(Mechanical) this year and i am still in a confusion weather to opt to MS or stay in india and go for a job i have a job in hand & i have even got my ielts , gre scores in hand at present , which is the best option i can go for .
Bhargav Gujarati
Bhargav Gujarati · Aug 22, 2016
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Struggling for a job at entry level( B.tech mechanical fresher). Some help would be gratefull!

Currently on a job hunt and it's getting very difficult (off campus). Can you suggest some ways to land up with a job as per my qualification( B.tech Mechanical).
NANDHU REMANAN
NANDHU REMANAN · Oct 9, 2016
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i am doing my 3rd yr btech mech ......i joined eng without any aim or so in making eng my proffesion .....but now as i started looking forward to it ....just want to know whether i could get a reasonable job after completing btech
Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare · Oct 10, 2016
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NANDHU REMANAN
i joined eng without any aim
Sadly, that's the case with many engineering students across India. So, be assured that you are not alone. It's the fault with the education system that students don't feel compelled to take the right decision early in their career.

NANDHU REMANAN
just want to know whether i could get a reasonable job after completing btech
Why do you think you would not? I am sure there will be tons of opportunities in campus placements and later for freshers hiring. Make sure you study well, know your core subjects well and keep on a lookout for what the industry needs and develop your skill set. You will definitely land a good job.
mounika kari
mounika kari · Feb 13, 2017
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Hi guys,
Completed my btech in 2015 in mech . I dont have any exp in mech field. All Industries are looking for exp persons only . please suggest some companies who will take freshers . please let me know if you know any consultancies. plz do help.
mounika kari
mounika kari · Feb 13, 2017
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Ankita Katdare
Sadly, that's the case with many engineering students across India. So, be assured that you are not alone. It's the fault with the education system that students don't feel compelled to take the right decision early in their career.


Why do you think you would not? I am sure there will be tons of opportunities in campus placements and later for freshers hiring. Make sure you study well, know your core subjects well and keep on a lookout for what the industry needs and develop your skill set. You will definitely land a good job.[/QUOT

I don' think a mechanical engineer can get placement in normal colleges. After completing studies the ppl who want settle in core field without any reference are facing worst situation. they have to take the resume and keep on moving roads from one company to another. because in core field, there are few companies who will accept the freshers and those jobs are mostly given to referenced people.
Pritesh Veer
Pritesh Veer · Apr 29, 2017
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Kaustubh Katdare
Yes. MIT offers courses; but I'm not sure if those would get you into MNC. Do check for college's track record before you make time+money investment.
check this before joining MIT courses
PG DIPLOMA IN PIPING DESIGN,MIT PUNE----AN INSIDERS REVIEW: MIT Piping Pune
nithin pn
nithin pn · Jun 15, 2018
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  • Is it nebosh helpful after btech?
Dhanush Mepcentre
Dhanush Mepcentre · Aug 20, 2018
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If any Mechanical Graduates/Diploma Students want to get a job in core field,then one of the best option is HVAC Design & Drafting course. It is related to Mechanical engineers. Dhanush MEP Centre(India’s 1st NSDC Approved Training Partner) is providing the best Training & placement Assistance. Check the Career path & Scope in their website. 

Prince Jangra
Prince Jangra · Dec 21, 2018
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Hello please reply me that which is is the best option for mech. engg. in Psus with how much I get package. My b.tech is pursuing now in 6th sem.

Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare · Dec 21, 2018
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@Prince Jangra You need to appear for GATE to be eligible for selection as Graduate trainee in most PSUs. We recommend that you go and check the official website of each of the above listed organisations and see the eligibility criteria. It mentions that you need a valid GATE Score. So, if you haven't already started, you can start preparing for the exam.


Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare · Jan 22, 2020
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Here are some other ideas for Mechanical Engineers:

  1. Those willing to serve the nation and those attracted to armed forced jobs, if you have a mechanical engineering background. You can apply for Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Indian Navy etc. They release official notification every year and they recruit final  year graduates right from college campus.
  2. Those interested in a designing career, can go for specialization courses like CREO, PRO-E, SOLIDWORKS, AutoDesk, SolidEdge etc. Having a solid certification in these sectors can guarantee you a good career in top mechanical companies.
  3. Those interested in the production arena, can do specialization in CastWorks, ASME-NDT or GD&T


Hope this helps all those looking for career options after b.tech in mechanical engineering.

Durgesh Srivastava
Durgesh Srivastava · Jan 22, 2020
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After pursuing B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering you will have job opportunities in the Government as well as the Private sector. 

Someof the private  industries that hire Mechanical Engineers -

Aerospace Industries.

Automobile Industries.

Thermal Plants.

Steel Plants.

Shipping Industry.

Mechatronics 

Robotics.

In Government Sector-

ONGC (Oil & Natural Gas Corporation)

DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization)

SAIL (Steel Authority of India)

NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation)

ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation)

IOC (Indian Oil Corporation)

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