Pursuing Core Branches of Engineering (Diploma Course) – Advantages

This article will be of help to engineering education aspirants. Here, I’ll throw light on core branches of engineering. I’ll describe in detail how Diploma Engineering course done on core branches has its own advantages.

Diploma in Engineering- core branches

For those who are not knowledgeable about core branches of engineering, they are- Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. These are some of the oldest and traditional branches of engineering. With time, many new engineering branches have evolved from the above mentioned core branches.


In short, the core branches can be said to be the traditional engineering branches. They can be treated like foundation blocks. New disciplines and branches have been created, thanks to these traditional branches.


For more details about traditional engineering branches and relevant Diploma in Engineering courses, check out the table provided below –


Core branches of Engineering and relevant Diploma courses

Core Branch Relevant Diploma courses
Civil Engineering Diploma in Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering Diploma in Electrical Engineering, Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Diploma in Mechanical Engineering


Let us move to the meat of the matter. It is time to check out the main advantages of pursuing core branch Diploma in Engineering course.

Main benefits of pursuing a core engineering branch/program


1 They are evergreen branches

Core branches of engineering are also known as evergreen branches. Theses branches, combined, generate lot of employment opportunities. Also, such job opportunities don’t shrink or dry up easily, coming under economic pressure and crisis. These are the main reasons why core engineering branches are also called the evergreen branches.


Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineers are hired by diverse industries and companies. Industries, companies and MNCs hailing from impressive and diverse fields are known to recruit them.


Mechanical engineers are needed in cases of most of the manufacturing and production units (and industries). They are responsible for operating, designing, maintaining and manufacturing machines and their parts. Wherever there are machines involved, mechanical engineers will be needed!


Electrical engineers are hired by power generating firms, electrical industry firms, electronics industry firms and almost any industry where electricity and electrical machines play an important role.


Civil engineers are known to design, build and maintain buildings, physical structures and build environment. They are hired by builders, developers, Government agencies etc. Wherever there is construction work involved, civil engineers will be able to find a role!


2 Good ratio of Government and Private sector opportunities

When it comes to core engineering branches, job opportunities in both government as well as private sector are impressive. In India, there is a craze, when it comes to landing a government job.


Core branches will be of immense help to those who are interested in Government sector employment. Mechanical, Civil and Electrical engineers are hired by State Governments, Central Government and PSUs in large numbers. Some of the common recruiters include- Indian Railways, Indian Armed Forces, PWD, Municipal Corporations, Electricity Boards, Power Transmission Departments, Oil and Energy PSUs etc.


Other than the government sector, private sector opportunities available in front of such engineers are also impressive! Abroad too, scope is immense for core branch engineers.


3 Availability of Good Specializations

This advantage will apply to those who are keen on pursuing advanced studies after completing their Diploma in Engineering course. For such candidates, there exist many lucrative specializations at the end of core engineering branches.


Specialization can be attained through Master’s level courses such as M.E. or M.Tech., M.S. or M.Sc., PG Diploma course etc. In order to pursue Master’s level course, one must complete Bachelor of Engineering or Technology Degree first!


4 Many colleges offer these courses

Many technical education institutes in India are known to offer core engineering academic programs. When it comes to Diploma in Engineering courses, many government as well as private polytechnic institutes are known to offer courses like Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Diploma in Civil Engineering and Diploma in Electrical Engineering.


Thus, to an extent, it is relatively easy to get admission, when it comes to these courses. Apart from that, one may get admission in a college that is near one’s present location.


Important Note: These Engineering branches are very good. But remember to pursue Diploma in Engineering course from a reputed institute. Quality of the institute plays a huge role, when it comes to employability and skills (and knowledge) absorbed.


I’m not saying that other engineering branches are not up to the mark! All branches are good. There is no such thing like a good branch or a bad branch! If you are talented, hardworking and smart, you may do well in any field, irrespective of the course you pursue. The main aim of this article is to point out few unique advantages of the core branches. In the end, all engineering branches are good and useful!


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Arun Kallarackal
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