Top Engineering Courses After 12th

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 No Name of the B.E. or B.Tech. course
1 B.E. or B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering
2 B.E. or B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering
3 B.E. or B.Tech. in Civil Engineering
4 B.E. or B.Tech. in Computer Engineering
5 B.E. or B.Tech. in Electronics & Communication Engineering
6 B.E. or B.Tech. in Information Technology
7 B.E. or B.Tech. in Automobile Engineering
8 B.E. or B.Tech. in Aeronautical Engineering
9 B.E. or B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering
10 B.E. or B.Tech. in Petroleum Engineering
11 B.E. or B.Tech. in Instrumentation & Control Engineering
12 B.E. or B.Tech. in Petrochemical Engineering
13 B.E. or B.Tech. in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
14 B.E. or B.Tech. in Mining Engineering
15 B.E. or B.Tech. in Plastics & Polymer Engineering
16 B.E. or B.Tech. in Rubber Technology
17 B.E. or B.Tech. in Ceramic Technology
18 B.E. or B.Tech. in Food Processing & Technology
19 B.E. or B.Tech. in Rail Infrastructure Engineering
20 B.E. or B.Tech. in Rail Systems & Communication Engineering
21 B.E. or B.Tech. in Fire & Safety Engineering
22 B.E. or B.Tech. in Textile Engineering
23 B.E. or B.Tech. in Electronics Engineering
24 B.E. or B.Tech. in Environmental Engineering
25 B.E. or B.Tech. in Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering
26 B.E. or B.Tech. in Power Electronics Engineering
27 B.E. or B.Tech. in Industrial Engineering
28 B.E. or B.Tech. in Production Engineering
29 B.E. or B.Tech. in Artificial Intelligence & Data Science
30 B.E. or B.Tech. in Robotics & Automation
31 B.E. or B.Tech. in Manufacturing Engineering
32 B.E. or B.Tech. in Biomedical Engineering
33 B.E. or B.Tech. in B.E. or B.Tech. in Dairy Technology
34 B.E. or B.Tech. in Agricultural Engineering
35 B.E. or B.Tech. in Medical Electronics
36 B.E. or B.Tech. in Biotechnology
37 B.E. or B.Tech. in Cyber Physical Systems
38 B.E. or B.Tech. in Mechatronics
39 B.E. or B.Tech. in Aerospace Engineering
40 B.E. or B.Tech. in Mathematics & Computing
41 B.E. or B.Tech. in Naval Architecture & Shipbuilding Engineering
42 B.E. or B.Tech. in Marine Engineering
43 B.E. or B.Tech. in Engineering Physics
44 B.E. or B.Tech. in Polymer Science & Technology
45 B.E. or B.Tech. in Applied Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering
46 B.E. or B.Tech. in Dyestuff Technology
47 B.E. or B.Tech. in Fibres & Textile Processing Technology
48 B.E. or B.Tech. in Surface Coating Technology
49 B.E. or B.Tech. in Bioinformatics & Data Science
50 B.E. or B.Tech. in Geoinformatics
51 B.E. or B.Tech. in Industrial Biotechnology
52 B.E. or B.Tech. in Leather Technology
53 B.E. or B.Tech. in Printing Technology
54 B.E. or B.Tech. in Pharmaceutical Technology
55 B.E. or B.Tech. in Handloom & Textile Technology
56 B.E. or B.Tech. in Textile Chemistry
57 B.E. or B.Tech. in Construction Engineering
58 B.E. or B.Tech. in Jute & Fibre Technology


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

Sr No Name of the diploma in engineering course
1 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
2 Diploma in Electrical Engineering
3 Diploma in Civil Engineering
4 Diploma in Computer Engineering
5 Diploma in Chemical Engineering
6 Diploma in Production Engineering
7 Diploma in Electronics & Communication Engineering
8 Diploma in Automobile Engineering
9 Diploma in Communication & Computer Networking
10 Diploma in Information Technology
11 Diploma in Architectural Assistantship
12 Diploma in Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
13 Diploma in Automation & Robotics
14 Diploma in Cloud Computing & Big Data
15 Diploma in Gaming & Animation
16 Diploma in Instrumentation & Control Engineering
17 Diploma in Textile Chemistry
18 Diploma in Textile Processing Technology
19 Diploma in Plastic Engineering
20 Diploma in Mining Engineering
21 Diploma in Ceramic Technology
22 Diploma in Agricultural Engineering
23 Diploma in Food Processing & Technology
24 Diploma in Information & Communication Technology
25 Diploma in Tool & Die Making
26 Diploma in Biomedical Engineering
27 Diploma in Metallurgy
28 Diploma in Power Electronics
29 Diploma in Textile Manufacturing Technology
30 Diploma in Architecture
31 Diploma in Geoinformatics
32 Diploma in Plastic Mould Technology
33 Diploma in Petroleum Engineering
34 Diploma in Printing Technology
35 Diploma in Electronics Production & Maintenance
36 Diploma in Medical Electronics
37 Diploma in Marine Engineering
38 Diploma in Mechatronics
39 Diploma in Leather Technology
40 Diploma in Rubber Technology
41 Diploma in Packaging Technology
42 Diploma in Computer Applications
43 Diploma in Industrial Electronics
44 Diploma in Environmental Engineering
45 Diploma in Petrochemical Engineering
46 Diploma in Plastic & Polymer Engineering
47 Diploma in Polymer Technology
48 Diploma in Garment Fabrication Technology
49 Diploma in Renewable Energy
50 Diploma in Robotic Process Automation
51 Diploma in Computer Hardware Engineering
52 Diploma in Audiography & Sound Engineering
53 Diploma in Cyber Forensics & Information Security
54 Diploma in Safety & Fire Engineering
55 Diploma in Refrigeration & Airconditioning
56 Diploma 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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