Engineering Courses After 12th: List, Eligibility, Jobs & More

Do you want to become an Engineer? Do you want to pursue a good engineering course after 12th? If yes, this article will be of help to you. Here, you will be reading about the best engineering courses available in India.

Engineering courses


In simple terms, Engineering is the branch of science and technology concerned with the design, building, and use of engines, machines, and structures. This definition is especially true if we consider the origin, history and initial stages of ‘engineering’.


Earlier, engineering used to focus mainly on construction of structures, design and manufacturing of machines, military applications etc. Engineering used to consist of few main disciplines such as – mechanical engineering, civil engineering and electrical engineering. These branches are called the core branches of engineering.


Things have changed now! Engineering is a very broad field now. The broad field of engineering is made up of various disciplines and sub-disciplines. Each discipline focuses on a particular area of applied science, technology and types of application.


Engineering is a very popular choice among Indian students who have completed 12th standard. Numerous engineering education institutes have popped up in India in the past 15 years.


This increase in the number of engineering colleges have resulted in increased number of seats. It is relatively easy to get admission in an engineering college now. Also check – courses after 12th Science (PCM & PCB).


List of B.E. or B.Tech. Engineering courses after 12th

Sr NoName of the B.E. or B.Tech. course
1B.E. or B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering
2B.E. or B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering
3B.E. or B.Tech. in Civil Engineering
4B.E. or B.Tech. in Computer Engineering
5B.E. or B.Tech. in Electronics & Communication Engineering
6B.E. or B.Tech. in Information Technology
7B.E. or B.Tech. in Automobile Engineering
8B.E. or B.Tech. in Aeronautical Engineering
9B.E. or B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering
10B.E. or B.Tech. in Petroleum Engineering
11B.E. or B.Tech. in Instrumentation & Control Engineering
12B.E. or B.Tech. in Petrochemical Engineering
13B.E. or B.Tech. in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
14B.E. or B.Tech. in Mining Engineering
15B.E. or B.Tech. in Plastics & Polymer Engineering
16B.E. or B.Tech. in Rubber Technology
17B.E. or B.Tech. in Ceramic Technology
18B.E. or B.Tech. in Food Processing & Technology
19B.E. or B.Tech. in Rail Infrastructure Engineering
20B.E. or B.Tech. in Rail Systems & Communication Engineering
21B.E. or B.Tech. in Fire & Safety Engineering
22B.E. or B.Tech. in Textile Engineering
23B.E. or B.Tech. in Electronics Engineering
24B.E. or B.Tech. in Environmental Engineering
25B.E. or B.Tech. in Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering
26B.E. or B.Tech. in Power Electronics Engineering
27B.E. or B.Tech. in Industrial Engineering
28B.E. or B.Tech. in Production Engineering
29B.E. or B.Tech. in Artificial Intelligence & Data Science
30B.E. or B.Tech. in Robotics & Automation
31B.E. or B.Tech. in Manufacturing Engineering
32B.E. or B.Tech. in Biomedical Engineering
33B.E. or B.Tech. in B.E. or B.Tech. in Dairy Technology
34B.E. or B.Tech. in Agricultural Engineering
35B.E. or B.Tech. in Medical Electronics
36B.E. or B.Tech. in Biotechnology
37B.E. or B.Tech. in Cyber Physical Systems
38B.E. or B.Tech. in Mechatronics
39B.E. or B.Tech. in Aerospace Engineering
40B.E. or B.Tech. in Mathematics & Computing
41B.E. or B.Tech. in Naval Architecture & Shipbuilding Engineering
42B.E. or B.Tech. in Marine Engineering
43B.E. or B.Tech. in Engineering Physics
44B.E. or B.Tech. in Polymer Science & Technology
45B.E. or B.Tech. in Applied Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering
46B.E. or B.Tech. in Dyestuff Technology
47B.E. or B.Tech. in Fibres & Textile Processing Technology
48B.E. or B.Tech. in Surface Coating Technology
49B.E. or B.Tech. in Bioinformatics & Data Science
50B.E. or B.Tech. in Geoinformatics
51B.E. or B.Tech. in Industrial Biotechnology
52B.E. or B.Tech. in Leather Technology
53B.E. or B.Tech. in Printing Technology
54B.E. or B.Tech. in Pharmaceutical Technology
55B.E. or B.Tech. in Handloom & Textile Technology
56B.E. or B.Tech. in Textile Chemistry
57B.E. or B.Tech. in Construction Engineering
58B.E. or B.Tech. in Jute & Fibre Technology


List of Diploma in Engineering courses after 10th & 12th

Sr NoName of the diploma in engineering course
1Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
2Diploma in Electrical Engineering
3Diploma in Civil Engineering
4Diploma in Computer Engineering
5Diploma in Chemical Engineering
6Diploma in Production Engineering
7Diploma in Electronics & Communication Engineering
8Diploma in Automobile Engineering
9Diploma in Communication & Computer Networking
10Diploma in Information Technology
11Diploma in Architectural Assistantship
12Diploma in Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
13Diploma in Automation & Robotics
14Diploma in Cloud Computing & Big Data
15Diploma in Gaming & Animation
16Diploma in Instrumentation & Control Engineering
17Diploma in Textile Chemistry
18Diploma in Textile Processing Technology
19Diploma in Plastic Engineering
20Diploma in Mining Engineering
21Diploma in Ceramic Technology
22Diploma in Agricultural Engineering
23Diploma in Food Processing & Technology
24Diploma in Information & Communication Technology
25Diploma in Tool & Die Making
26Diploma in Biomedical Engineering
27Diploma in Metallurgy
28Diploma in Power Electronics
29Diploma in Textile Manufacturing Technology
30Diploma in Architecture
31Diploma in Geoinformatics
32Diploma in Plastic Mould Technology
33Diploma in Petroleum Engineering
34Diploma in Printing Technology
35Diploma in Electronics Production & Maintenance
36Diploma in Medical Electronics
37Diploma in Marine Engineering
38Diploma in Mechatronics
39Diploma in Leather Technology
40Diploma in Rubber Technology
41Diploma in Packaging Technology
42Diploma in Computer Applications
43Diploma in Industrial Electronics
44Diploma in Environmental Engineering
45Diploma in Petrochemical Engineering
46Diploma in Plastic & Polymer Engineering
47Diploma in Polymer Technology
48Diploma in Garment Fabrication Technology
49Diploma in Renewable Energy
50Diploma in Robotic Process Automation
51Diploma in Computer Hardware Engineering
52Diploma in Audiography & Sound Engineering
53Diploma in Cyber Forensics & Information Security
54Diploma in Safety & Fire Engineering
55Diploma in Refrigeration & Airconditioning
56Diploma in Paint Technology


There are four main types of engineering courses available in India. Let us check them out –


Types of engineering courses in India (Diploma, UG, PG & Advanced)

  1. Diploma courses (3 years long)
  2. Bachelor’s Degree courses (also known as B.E. or B.Tech. – 4 years long)
  3. Postgraduate courses (M.Tech. or PGDM programs – 2 years long)
  4. Post Doctoral programs (PhD) in engineering (3 years).

Eligibility criteria

  • Diploma courses – passed 10th standard from a recognized board with Science and Mathematics subjects.
  • B.E. or B.Tech. – passed 10+2 Science stream with PCM subjects from a recognized board. Minimum aggregate marks required is 50% (may vary).
  • PG courses – completed relevant Bachelor’s Degree course from a recognized institute or university.
  • PhD programs – completed relevant Master’s Degree course from a recognized institute or university.

Diploma in Engineering after 10th & lateral entry

Diploma in Engineering course can be pursued right after completing 10th standard! Course duration is 3 years. After completing the 3 years long Diploma program, successful candidates may secure admission directly in the 2nd year (3rd semester) of Engineering Degree (B.E. or B.Tech.) program! This entry is called the lateral entry.


What can you do after completing 12th?

12th passed students are eligible to pursue B.E./B.Tech. as well as Diploma in Engineering courses. Most of the engineering courses have ’12th passed with PCM subjects’ as the main eligibility criteria. Some engineering disciplines are open to PCMB passed students only.


Higher studies

After completing Diploma in Engineering, one may go for B.E. or B.Tech. Degree.


After completing B.E. or B.Tech., one may go for relevant PG courses such as M.E., M.Tech., M.Sc. or PGDM courses.


After completing Master’s level course, one may go for research oriented Post Doctoral program (PhD).


Engineering Entrance tests and admission

To secure admission in a reputed engineering college, one must appear for (and crack) the relevant entrance test. For example, to get into an IIT, one must score valid marks in JEE entrance test. Many private engineering institutes conduct their own private entrance test.


As I mentioned before, engineering is a very broad field. It is made up of various disciplines and sub-disciplines. Each discipline focuses on a specialized field.


Also read:

Courses after 12th arts

Medical courses after 12th Science


Career prospects

Depending upon the specialization (branch), engineers have access to the following job profiles –

  • Chief engineer
  • Assistant engineer
  • Junior engineer
  • Site engineer
  • Project manager
  • Site supervisor
  • System engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Researcher
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