Which Engineering Branch to Choose in 2016?

Which engineering branch to choose in 2016?

Which engineering branch to choose in 2016?: This may be an important and common question in front of the next batch of aspiring engineers looking forward for an engineering profession and career from 2016 academic year. Once again the admission year has started.  With the new young talented brains coming out from schools, there are a lot of changes happening in the Indian economy that is worth to be discussed and known about. There is a lot to learn about the ample opportunities that has been created by the changes in government policies for those who delve into the engineering profession after 2016. If somebody wants to know “which the best branch in engineering for 2016” is, here are some tips to contemplate on.

Career prospects in civil engineering 2016

With the objective of increasing the investment in building road infrastructure across the country, government is directly opening up a bunch of opportunities for the civil engineers. With the mission of completing a minimum of 30 km road per day, ministry is creating a horizon of opportunities.  Those who are passing out with their civil engineering degree after 2016 academic year has got precious opportunities in the town planning and infrastructural development sector.  These are in the smart city projects, town planning projects, expansion of national and state highways, etc.

Some of the latest investments that happened recently in the industry:

How Civil Engineers get benefited?

National Buildings Construction Corporation Ltd has secured total business amounting Rs 2,525.86 crore in January. The company, which is under the administrative control of the Urban Development Ministry, is present in three main segments — Project Management Consultancy (PMC), real estate and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC contracting). [Data from Economic Times].

Engineering and construction giant Larsen & Toubro (L&T) today said its consortium with Sojitz Corp of Japan has won a Rs 1,213 crore project from Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd (DFCCIL). According to Lt&tT, the project is scheduled to be completed in 42 months. It will be executed using mechanized means of OHE installation using the latest technology in railway construction. This will be a one-of-its-kind energy efficient system to be implemented for India’s rail sector. [Data from Economic Times]

Larsen & Toubro, in a joint venture with Daewoo E&C of South Korea, has bagged an order worth Rs 3,115 crore from Bihar State Road Development Corporation for construction of a six-lane cable bridge over river Ganga near Kachchi Dargah in Patna district on NH-30. S N Subrahmanyan, Deputy MD & President says “This is a significant win in the heavy civil infrastructure space and we hope that this is a sign for many such projects involving vital infrastructure that are in the offing to materialize”. [Data from Economic Times]

Now, which engineering branch to choose in 2016? Yes:  if you are interested in working on construction projects – let it be roads, petroleum industry, ports, this is for you.

Career in B.Tech or BE Polymer / Production / Manufacturing

Skipper Ltd, a power transmission & distribution and PVC pipes manufacturing player has bagged new orders worth Rs 500 crore in its engineering and infrastructure business segments. [Data from Economic Times]

Career prospects for B.Tech in Electrical Engineering 2016

How economy helps the aspirants in career in electrical engineering. With the boom of solar energy projects in the electrical sector, there is an increase in the career opportunities for the electrical engineers also. The power ministry is working hard to increase the renewable power energy capacity to 1,75,000 MW by 2022. This means, electrical engineers has better and ample career opportunities in the renewable energy sector. Well, how is it useful for a graduate in electrical engineering? If you wish to pursue your career in core electrical engineering sector, this is for you. Look for the careers in big players in power sector and shoot for a higher ambition.  Government of India’s mission to have the electric supply to all people by 2019 itself is a bigger challenge and career opportunities for electrical engineers also get opened up. Developing the energy efficient solutions for the power shortage problems and power generation problems, electrical engineers play a crucial role in the electrical industry in India. [Data from Ministry of Power & Renewable Energy, GOI]. According to a new report released by the Council for Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) and the Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC), there is a proposal to setup new institutes that will imbibe skills along with the education imparted for the budding electrical professionals.

Which engineering branch to choose in 2016
A glimpse of Power sector developments in India.

Here is yet another good news for those who aspire for career in civil engineering / manufacturing engineering / mechanical engineering:
BHEL has bagged Rs 3,500 crore order for 2 800 MW steam generators from NTPC: Location of project is within NTPC’s Ramagundam power station in Karimnagar, Telangana district. According to the statement issued, BHEL’s scope of work will involve design, engineering, manufacture, supply, construction, erection, testing & commissioning and civil works for the Steam Generator island package. [Data from economic times]

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