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