Are you amongst those students who have recently passed the 12th standard examinations? Do you want to become an engineer but don’t know which branch to choose? Do your seniors, parents and friends confusing you? We’re here to help you with choosing the best engineering branch after the 12th.
Many students choose a particular stream after the 12th without much consideration and then, they aren’t happy because that is not their passion or choice of interest. Many students choose a particular branch because their friends have selected the particular branch and they want to spend more time with them. This won’t help you because your friends havechosen the branch as per their interest and you’re just following them. Initially, maybe you might like the branch and found it interesting, but in the long run, it may not be your cup of tea.
Choosing the best engineering branch helps in shaping your career and takes you to the heights of success. You would find that once you have chosen the best branch you are performing well in academics because that’s what your heart and brain likes and that is what you always wanted to do.
In this blog, let us see some of the most sought-after engineering branches and the parameters required to select the best engineering branch for yourself.
So, let us start with some of the best engineering streams available in India
Computer Science Engineering: A computer science engineer is responsible for several sorts of things, such as – they can choose to become hardware engineers, application engineers, software developers, testers, or computer system engineers. You can say that the engineers are involved in those types of work which demands computers or a network of computers to work in synchronization. Sometimes, they are also responsible for making integrated circuits that include – computer chips.
Automobile Engineering: Automobile engineering offers one of the most challenging careers today, incorporating elements of Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic software and safety engineering as applied to the design and manufacturing and operation of all types of automobiles. Driven by the high demand for vehicles, automobile engineers have career opportunities across the world.
Mechanical Engineering: Mechanical engineering is one of the oldest domains of engineering which deals with mechanics and machines. A mechanical engineer applies the concept of engineering physics, engineering mathematics and material science to determine how a machine works in harmony. Apart from this, mechanical engineering also deals with the aspect of maintaining, analyzing, designing and manufacturing machines.
Civil Engineering: Civil engineering is the second oldest stream after mechanical engineering. Civil engineering is the study of construction, maintenance and designing of structures implicitly required for natural habitat such as – buildings, roadways, waterways, airports, dams, canals, bridges, etc. A civil engineer can join the public sector where they would be working under government regulations and projects or they can choose to join a private sector that includes working for private companies even individual homeowners.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering: Electrical and electronics engineering is a particular niche that utilizes the concept of both electrical and electronics engineering. This engineering branch deals with the basic and advanced concepts of engineering problems that discuss numerous demands and opportunities for electronics, electrical, telecommunications system, computer and other related domains.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering provides students an amazing platform to explore the gamut of core disciplines that generally include –control systems, signal processing, electrical machinesand communications.
Agriculture Engineering: An agricultural engineer designs and develops tools, equipment, machinery and components required in agriculture. They use CAD to design the machinery and are also responsible for designing food-processing plants and monitor manufacturing operations.
Electrical Engineering: Electrical engineering is a discipline in engineering that deals with the design study, the applications of devices, equipment and systems that utilize the concepts of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism.
Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering: Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering is concerned with analog and digital transmission, reception of video, voice and data, basic electronics, solid-state devices, microprocessors, digital and analog communication, analog integrated circuits, satellite communication, microwave engineering, antennae and wave progression.
Information Technology: In short, IT is the study and utilization of systems majorly telecommunications and computers retrieving, storing and sending information from A to B.
Mining Engineering: In simple words, a mining engineer is a professional who is accomplished academically and practically in the engineering concepts and discipline of extraction of minerals from underneath the ground, above the ground, or on it.
Aerospace Engineering: Aerospace engineering is an engineering field that is dedicated to the progress/development of spacecraft and aircraft. It has two major and overlapping branches: aeronautical engineering and astronautical engineering.
Aeronautical Engineering: Aeronautical Engineering is the branch of engineering that is concerned with the study, design and manufacturing of flight-capable technologies, or the machines of operating an aircraft in optimal conditions. They are primarily responsible for the research, design and production of aircraft, spacecraft, aerospace equipment, satellites and missiles.
Instrumentation and Control Engineering: An instrumentation and control engineering is a branch of engineering concerned with the control and measurement of process variables and the design and implementation of systems that incorporate them. Process variables include pressure, temperature, humidity, flow, pH, force and speed.
Petroleum Engineering: In layman’s terms, petroleum engineering is the field of engineering that is dedicated to all particular activities concerned with the development and production of hydrocarbons which can be either natural gas or crude oil in existence. Exploration and production are supposed to fall within the upscale sector of the gas and oil industry.
Metallurgical Engineering: The metallurgical engineers recycle, extract and refine metals found in the earth’s core and exist as a lode or an ore. They are also responsible for solving problems such as reducing corrosion, maintaining heat levels and increasing the strength of the product.
Chemical Engineering: It is a branch of engineering that utilizes the basic and advanced principles of economics, biology, mathematics, physics and chemistry to effectively utilize, transform, transport, produce and design materials and energy for the community.
Biomedical Engineering: Biomedical engineering or simply BME is the application of basic and highly advanced principles of engineering and applied methods to solve biological and medical problems. It also assimilates the principles of electrical, mechanical, chemical and life science principles in the development of new healthcare technologies and systems.
Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering: Applied Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering is a highly advanced engineering branch that is concerned with the application of existing scientific knowledge in the areas of instrumentation, electronics, control and measurement for any process including practical calibration of instruments and automation of complex processes.
Genetic Engineering: In simple words, genetic engineering is the direct or indirect manipulation of an organism’s genes/DNA using biotechnology.
Textile Engineering: Textile engineering is an engineering branch concerned with the fabric, colourand the garment line of various industries. It consists of principles, law and scientific techniques that are utilized for the manufacturing and development of textile fabrics and all kinds of yarns.
You’d be glad to know that Rungta College of Engineering and Technology provides all major streams of engineering and they are – Automobile Engineering, Agriculture Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, and Mining Engineering.
PS: Now, you might have seen that not all the branches are covered in our college. Those not covered are specialized ones and an aspiring student can go for higher studies or Post-Graduate level in these aforementioned branches. An aspiring student can opt for a simple engineering branch in our college and once they have received the degree, they can go for any specialized branch with ease.
For example, if a student has done B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering they can hassle-freely go for M. Tech in Aeronautical Engineering or Petroleum Engineering; but vice-versa is not possible for a student.
How to Select the Best Engineering Stream for Yourself?
Selecting the best engineering stream that suits your interest and is in demand in the market is a must. So, without any further ado, let us see how you can choose the best engineering stream that would make all your dreams come true.
Consider career options: Choosing an engineering stream is not only for 4 years but for a lifetime. You must consider all available career options before selecting the right engineering stream for yourself. Don’t try to emulate your friends as they have opted for the branch they desire but you are not! It has been seen that some aspiring female engineering students opt for civil engineering but when they are being deployed to the real world of civil engineering they find it difficult to cope with the extreme rigors of this branch.
Also, if you’re not good at math then it is highly advisable to not opt for core branches such as – mechanical, electrical, or civil engineering as mathematics is an integral part of these aforementioned branches.
Choose from the list of prominent colleges: Make a list of all the best engineering colleges that you want to enroll yourself in. Check whether they have your favorite branch, if not, there is no point in taking admission in that college. A prominent college like Rungta College of Engineering and Technology helpsfor your holistic growth and makes you ever ready for the modern world challenges and requirements. Once you pass out from our college you would be ready to get deployed in any industry or company. You would be ready to excel in life and career.
Faculty Members: A good roster of highly qualified and experienced faculty members is required in an engineering college. To maintain a high quality of education in our college, we have made it mandatory that all faculty members must have a master’s degree and that has been the minimum requirement at Rungta to be a faculty. Most of our faculty members are Ph.D. holders or at the verge of finishing their Ph.D. This helps to boost the credibility of the faculty members amidst the students. Also, when the faculty membersare well qualified and an expert in the subject that they handle, they can be of help multifold both in academic and in your personal development. They can teach you well and can help you clear all the basic as well as advanced doubts concerning any particular subject.
Don’t forget to consult experts: Amidst lockdown and as an aspiring engineering student, if you’re in doubt which branch to choose and you need expert advice; you can reach out to our expert counselors online and seek their consultation from home. You can use desktop/mobile apps like Zoom and schedule a meeting with us. Consult with experts and make an informed decision.
Go for your preferred stream: Always consider your passion, choice and personal traits while taking the decision; evaluate your strength and weaknesses before taking admission to a particular college. As mentioned earlier, don’t copy or follow your friends’ passion or area of interest; chances are quite high that you may not succeed as this is not your strong point. As said, consult with our experts and they would guide you in choosing the best branch that would suit you the best based on your personality and strengths.
Grab opportunities: Opportunity may not knock twice at your door so it is pivotal to grab the opportunity at the first knock. Grab the opportunity to choose the right college and branch. Consider every possible point while choosing a college and the right branch for yourself. Get off from all your doubts you have in your mind and try to think as clearly as you can.
So, now you know how to choose the best engineering branch after passing the class 12th! Consider all the points aforementioned and you would see that your overall growth is inevitable. If you wish to pursue engineering in the most sought-after engineering branch you are welcome at Rungta College of Engineering and Technology. Join hands with us and you would see yourself studying amongst the best minds in India.