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Best Engineering Branches 2017

Best Engineering Branches 2017

Being frank with readers, there is no “best engineering branches 2017”. It all depends on your passion and your productivity during the graduation. Here are some guidelines for you to choose the best engineering branch for 2017

Computer Science Engineering

In today’s fast moving world, there is not a single day without using internet or mobile. Mobile technology, mobile applications and mobile communication have revolutionized the life of each one of us in this planet. There has been a big data push in the internet with huge increase in the use of the social media as the platform for communication and dissemination of information. All these data goes to the internet cloud and is analyzed to offer more products and services. With this scenario, the need for computer professionals is also increasing. Growth in the development and use of open source applications in all the areas has paved way for the increased need of computer engineers. For the next few years, you will also see the rise in the need for security professionals in cyber space. If you are passionate in software development / computer programming, CSE is your bread and butter for living!

Electronics & Communication Engineering

With an increase in the growth of mobile and electronic device manufacturing in India, another best branch in engineering is electronics and communication engineering. Processing power of the devices is increasing day by day and there is a heavy competition among the manufacturers to satisfy the customer requirement. Quite a good number of multinational companies are looking for investment in India including the Apple Inc. This will definitely boost the jobs in the electronics sector for engineers.  The increase in the use of mobile and smart phones, setting up of new towers for better communication has created opportunities for electronic engineers. If you have passion for chip design, manufacturing, semiconductors, this is your cup of tea!

Electrical & Electronics Engineering

We all know that power is part of our life. For talking to your dearest ones need power, without power, no day can be productive.  There has been a massive increase in the power generation in the country. There are several companies doing research to generate power from renewable sources of energy. Best example is the solar power. Following report from IBEF shows the current scenario of power & electricity in the country. Here are some pointer that would help you why you should choose EEE as your life line of energy!

Power generation has grown rapidly

  • With electricity production of 1,107.8 BU in India in FY16, the country witnessed growth of around 5.64 per cent over the previous fiscal year.
  • Over FY10–16, electricity production expanded at a CAGR of 6.21 per cent.
  • During April-September 2016, electricity production in India reached 584.22 BU.
  • The 12th Five Year Plan projects that, by 2016–17, total domestic energy production would reach 669.6 million tonnes of oil equivalent (MTOE) and would further increase to 844 MTOE by 2021–22. (all the data is from

Aerospace Engineering

If you do a quick walk through of the recent news about the plan of the government to make the flight journey cheaper and opening of the Boeing in India, you will get a better picture on why one should choose B.Tech in Aerospace / Aeronautical Engineering.  Here are some of the news headlines that appeared in the Economic Times of India on Feb 8, 2017)

  • Airlines including Interglobe Aviation’s IndiGo, SpiceJetBSE 2.44 % and GoAir have 880 aircraft on order as they tap into a market growing 20 percent-plus per annum thanks to rising incomes and low-cost fares.
  • Domestic passenger numbers topped 100 million last year, with most of the growth involving flights into and out of the biggest cities.
  • India’s government plans to open 50 disused airports by 2020, and has given approval for 18 Greenfield airports.
  • Junior aviation minister Jayant Sinha said this week India would need to triple capacity within 15 years at a cost of up to 3 trillion rupees ($45 billion), mostly from private sources.

Future expansion of the aviation industry:

  • Newer Indian carriers are set to swell aircraft order books further.
  • Vistara could order 50 narrow-body and 50 wide-body aircraft this year, Kaul at CAPA said. AirAsia India plans to grow its fleet to 20 aircraft by mid-2018.
  • In an attempt to lure firms, India last year allowed foreign investors to invest 100 percent in brownfield airport projects.
  • Operators such as Singapore’s Changi Airport have expressed interest, although questions re remain about the government’s revenue sharing model. (Source: Economic Times, Feb-8, 2017)

From the above facts, you can easily make out the path for the aerospace engineers. It is always advisable to take up the aviation career after your B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering. The best option for the aerospace engineering aspirants is to learn mechanical engineering at the graduation and then seek a post-graduation in Aerospace or Aeronautical Engineering. A good number of foreign universities offer post-graduation in aerospace and aeronautical engineering.

Civil Engineering

As the Indian Infrastructure investment is increaseing after the current government came to power, there are quite a lot of opportunities for the engineering students aspiring for a career in civil engineering.  Civil Engineers can work in any infrastructure development organization like BHEL, L&T, Tata Construction, etc. According to the report by IBEF, “Infrastructure sector includes power, bridges, dams, roads and urban infrastructure development. In August 2016, India jumped 19 places in World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI) 2016, to rank 35th amongst 160 countries.”

“Ministry has announced the government’s target of Rs 25 trillion (US$ 376.53 billion) investment in infrastructure over a period of three years, which will include Rs 8 trillion (US$ 120.49 billion) for developing 27 industrial clusters and an additional Rs 5 trillion (US$ 75.30 billion) for road, railway and port connectivity projects.”

Mechanical Engineering (probable best branch in engineering)

Mechanical Engineering can be the best branch in engineering in the current economic scenario. The reason is that Mechanical Engineering is the fundamental branches in engineering discipline. It is easy to move to any specialized areas from ME, other then CSE and Electronics.

If you are interested in automobile industry, here are some facts and figures (Source: Indian Brand Equity Foundation)

  • India’s automotive industry is one of the most competitive in the world. It does not cover 100 per cent of technology or components required to make a car but it is giving a good 97 per cent, as highlighted by Mr Vicent Cobee, Corporate Vice-President, Nissan Motor’s Datsun.
  • Leading auto maker Maruti Suzuki expects Indian passenger car market to reach four million units by 2020, up from 1.97 million units in 2014-15.
  • The Indian automotive sector has the potential to generate up to US$ 300 billion in annual revenue by 2026, create 65 million additional jobs and contribute over 12 per cent to India’s Gross Domestic Product#.
  • The Government plans to promote eco-friendly cars in the country i.e. CNG based vehicle, hybrid vehicle, and electric vehicle and also made mandatory of 5 per cent ethanol blending in petrol.
  • Jaguar Land Rover plans to manufacture Land Rover SUV for the local market and as well as for export from Pune plant
  • Fiat has announced its plans to start local production at Ranjangoan plant in Pune
  • Sweden-based electric vehicle maker Clean Motion plans to invest US$ 10 million in India over the next three years
  • Isuzu Motors, the Japan-based utility vehicle manufacturer started its unit in SriCity, Andhra Pradesh, at a cost of fcRs 3,000 crore
  • Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has opened its fourth and world’s largest scooter plant in Gujarat, set up to initially produce 600,000 scooters per annum
  • American car maker Ford has unveiled its iconic Ford Mustang in India
  • Nissan Motor Co. Ltd is in discussion with Government of India to bring electric and hybrid technologies to India as the government plans to reduce air pollution caused by vehicles.