Mechanical Engineering- Career Scope, Recruiters, Pay Scale

Oxford Dictionary defines Mechanical Engineering as the branch of engineering dealing with the design, construction, and use of machines. It is one of the most commonly opted and oldest specializations of engineering. Machines are a part of our day to day life that make things easier and quicker for us. Hence, this is a lucrative and ‘in demand’ engineering specialization.

If you wish to pursue a career in Mechanical Engineering, below are helpful elements of the course.

Mechanical Engineering

                                                Mechanical Engineering

Under Graduation Course: Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (B.E.) or Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering (B.Tech)

Eligibility: Aspirants completed age 17 having passed the required Engineering Entrance Exam and STD 12 with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM) and English. The percentile criterion may vary as per entrance exam and college/institution/university, most likely within the bracket of 40% to 50%.

Course Duration:  4 Years

Number of Semesters:  8 Semesters

Post Graduation Course: M.Tech Mechanical Engineering 

Eligibility: B.E./B.Tech Mechanical Engineering

Course Duration: 2 Years

Important Subjects

Below are the top most important subjects in the syllabus of Mechanical Engineering.

  1. Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing
  2. Engineering and Product Design
  3. Fluid Mechanics
  4. Fuels, Combustion
  5. Hydraulics
  6. Instrumentation and measurement
  7. Manufacturing Engineering
  8. Materials Engineering
  9. Mathematics
  10. Mechanism and Machine Design
  11. Physical Sciences
  12. Statics and Dynamics Control
  13. Strength of Materials and solid mechanics
  14. Theory of Design
  15. Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

Top Colleges

Below are some of the top Mechanical Engineering colleges in India. 

  1. IIT
  2. NIT
  3. BITS
  4. Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal
  5. Delhi Technological University, Delhi
  6. Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  7. Malviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur
  8. VIT University, Vellore
  9. Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, Mumbai

Top Job Profiles

Below are some of the most respected job profiles for Mechanical Engineering students.

  1. Design Draftsperson
  2. Engineer in Design
  3. Machine Component Designer
  4. Production Manager
  5. Professor and Lecturer
  6. Purchasing Officer
  7. Sales and Maintenance Engineer
  8. Technical Officer

Top Recruitment Areas

Below mentioned are some of the reputed fields that absorb students of Mechanical Engineering.

  1. Aerospace industry
  2. Air conditioning and refrigeration industry
  3. Armed forces
  4. Ashok Leyland
  5. Automobile and Auto Part Manufacturers
  6. Aviation Companies
  7. Bajaj Auto
  8. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
  9. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)
  10. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
  11. Engineering Consultancies
  12. Ford
  13. GAIL
  14. Hero Honda
  15. Honda
  16. Indian Oil
  17. Mahindra & Mahindra
  18. Maruti
  19. National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)
  20. Shipping industry
  21. Steel plants
  22. Tata Motors
  23. Thermal Plants and Gas Turbine Manufacturers
  24. Toyota
  25. Various Government Sector Undertakings
  26. Volkswagen
  27. Wipro


Know the pay scale offered to professionals.

Just started: Up to Rs 400,000 per annum

Have some experience and/or is a M.Tech: Rs 1,000,000+ per annum (sky is the limit)


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Vinny Ahluwalia

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Miss Vinny Ahluwalia is a versatile professional content writer having worked in the field of entertainment and culinary arts. She is now working with StudMonk as Senior Content Writer and writes about Education. She believes in providing up-to-date information to students preparing for Engineering and Medical entrance examinations in India.
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