Industry review

According to industry reports, engineering sector employs four million skilled and semi-skilled workers and is the largest segment in the Indian industries. Engineering products are being exported to countries like USA, UK, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Japan and other European countries. The demand for manpower is multiplying by the year.

For an engineering graduate, options galore across sectors. From working as an engineer in the field to managing a team to even becoming an entrepreneur, there are many careers you can pursue. Skills that you gain during four-year academic training will be befitting for many sectors and industries. An engineer’s unique ability to critically analyse and give logical and practical solutions will give you a winning edge.

Skills required

Engineers are problem solvers. Hence, irrespective of where you work, you will apply your academic skills and analytical ability to come up with practical, economic solutions.

Engineering degree programmes are known for their tough, comprehensive curriculum with thrust on industry experience. The better the institute you graduate from, the higher are your chances of being recruited by top organization in and outside the country. Even otherwise, it is seldom that you will find an engineer from a fairly good institute jobless. Engineers are one of the most sought after in the job market for their specialized skill sets.

As an engineer, there are certain qualities that will be required at the workplace.

  • Logical connection between technical knowledge and practical application, keeping in view its implication on people and surrounding environment
  • Effective communication and presentation skills to explain and convince your ideas in a professional manner
  • Good interpersonal skills to work and lead a team
  • Knack to identify a problem and offer logical solution with valid reasoning
  • Acknowledging and committing to professional, social and ethical responsibilities
  • Eager to learn from industry experience, acquiring new knowledge, techniques and skills for personal and professional benefit

Potential employers

  • Small, medium and large private companies
  • Publicly traded companies
  • Government and semi-govt. undertakings
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Self-employment

Starting remuneration

Entry level salary for Engineering graduates: Anything between Rs. 25,000 to Rs.50,000 per month.

Professional growth

In addition, you will find ample of scope to hone your skills. Many organization have affiliation with premier institutes in country and abroad for executive training programmes. You may avail a sabbatical leave to enroll in a full-time skill- enhancement programme or even opt for a weekend or online module. As you prove your skills and value to the organization, professional growth can be sky-rocketing and can take you to places which you may not have even thought of!