Skip to main content

Engineering Branches and Top Recruiters

Many students get confused about selection of branches during the counseling. Following are the details about different branches and top recruiters for those branches. I hope these details will help the students to choose their branches and colleges in much more relaxed manner.

Aeronautical / Aerospace Engineering
As an aeronautical engineer, you will deal with the development of new technology in aviation, space explora¬tion and defence systems.

Skill sets
You must have an eye for detail and high level of mathematical pre¬cision for success. The development and manufacturing of a flight vehicle is extremely complex, and demands a care¬ful balance and compromise between abilities, design, available technology and costs.

Top recruiters
PSUs such as HAL, NAL; Civil Avia¬tion Department, DRDO, ISRO and airlines such as Air India, Jet and Tata -Air Asia.

Agricultural Engineering
The application of engineering science and technology to agricultural production and processing is the focus of this field. Food engineering is a sub¬ discipline, which applies the principles of agricultural and chemical engineering to food materials.

Top recruiters
AMUL Dairy, ITC, Escorts, Shriram Honda, Nestle India, Proagro Seed, PRADAN and Frigorifico Allana.

Architecture (including Urban Planning)
With their imaginative blend of the art and a science of designing physical structures, architects transform basic needs such as creat¬ing places for people to eat, work, live and play, into concepts, which are then developed into building images that can be constructed by others.

Top recruiters
DLF, Omaxe, Parsavnath Developers, Unitech, Morphogenesis, Hafeez Con¬tractor, Jaypee and Supertech.

Automobile Engineering
Automobile Engineer¬ing deals with design, manufacturing and maintenance of different types of automobiles. The rapid advancement in technology in recent years has ushered in a new era of hi-tech vehicles, making the business environment in the Indian auto industry very conducive. Your pros¬pects as an automobile engineer will be favourable, as the sector is growing at a very fast clip.

Top recruiters
Maruti Suzuki, Ashok Leyland, TATA, Apollo Tyres, Bajaj, Hero Honda, Hyundai, Toyota, Honda, Caterpillar, GM, Escorts, Yamaha and JCB.

Biotechnology (including Biomedical)
Research-oriented biotechnology is a combination of biology and technology, which involves the use of living things, especially cells and bac¬teria in industrial process. It can be bro¬ken down into various sub disciplines.

Top recruiters
Major corporations include Hindustan Lever Ltd, Thapar Group, Indo-Amer¬ican Hybrid seeds, Biocon India Ltd, IDPL, India Vaccines Corporation, Hindustan Antibiotics, NCL, and Tata Engineering Research Institute.

Chemical Engineering
This field deals with the application of physical science, life sciences and mathematics to the process of convert¬ing raw materials (chemicals) into more useful forms, such as the production of soap from sodium hydroxide.

Top recruiters
PSUs such as BPCL, HPCL, Indian Oil, GAIL, and pharmaceutical companies such as Piramal Healthcare, Ranbaxy, 8c Pfizer, FMCG companies such as HLL and Nirma.

Civil Engineering
Since the beginning of the human civilizations such as Harappa, Mohen- jo-Daro, ancient Egypt and Mesopo¬tamia, civil engineering played a key role in our lives. It is the oldest and broadest engineering discipline. Civil engineers play a vital role in creating the man-made environment and protecting the natural environment. For being a successful civil engineer you must be willing to relocate as the projects can be at far flung places.

Top recruiters
PSUs such as DMRC, RITES, and infra¬structure companies such as Jaypee Jaiprakash Associates, Reliance Infra, L&T (ECC), & LNJ Bhilwara Group.

Electrical Engineering
Immortalised and passionately pursued by the likes of Edison and Tesla (the legendary rivalry between them for establishing the method of power distribution between Direct Current and Alternating Current came to be known as the War of Currents), elec¬trical engineering is a popular branch in the profession. In this field, you will research, develop and operate electrical machinery, components and parts. You are required to design applications for generating and utilising electrical power for other branches of engineering such as electronics, computers and telecom¬munications.

Top recruiters
PSUs such as BHEL, DMRC, NHPC, Power Grid, State Electricity Boards and private companies such as Cromp¬ton Greaves, Siemens, Hitachi, Jindal Steel & Power, Reliance, L&T, Tata and Samsung Engineering

Computer Science & IT
IT deals with the use of computers and computer softwares to convert, store, protect, process, transmit, and retrieve information. The difference between Computer Science and IT is that while CSE deals with the design and devel¬opment of new software and hardware parts of computer, IT aims at designing, developing, implementing and manag¬ing computer-based information sys¬tems including software applications and computer hardware. The blend of compu¬ter science and communications technologies is the Information Technology or `InfoTech'

Top recruiters
TCS, Infosys, Wipro, HCL, Accenture, Cognizant, Microsoft, IBM, Adobe, Google, Accenture, Cisco, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Yahoo, Tech Mahindra, & Mahindra Satyam. It is worthwhile to note that the computer industry has witnessed such phenomenal growth in recent years that IT majors like Infosys & TCS have been the major recruiters across all other branches throughout the engineering colleges in the country.

Electronics & Communication
This field focuses on developing components such as transistors, integrated circuits and printed circuit boards (PCBs). These are used in eve¬ryday devices such as computers, MP3 players, cell phones, television and washing machines. The invention of the transistor in 1948, the IC in 1960 and the microprocessor in 1969 revolution¬ised electronics engineering, and ena¬bled the development of the personal computer (PC).

Top recruiters
PSUs such as BEL, DMRC, and MNCs such as Siemens, Texas Instruments, Intel, nVIDIA, Philips Electronics, Motorola, Samsung, Conexant and Flex¬tronics; DRDO, ISRO. IT companies like Infosys, TCS, Wipro, Accenture, HCL Technologies & Tech Mahindra also recruit Electronics engineers.

Production Engineering
This course is designed to address the challenges of modern manufactur¬ing and enterprise systems. This unique branch of engineering takes a balanced approach between mechanical engi¬neering and management science.

Top recruiters
Indian Oil Corporation Limited, ONGC, Gas Authority of India Limited, Nation¬al Thermal Power Corporation, Indrap¬rastha Gas Limited, BPCL and private companies such as Punj Lloyd, Aditya Birla, Cairn India, Aban Offshrore Lim¬ited, Larsen & Toubro, Reliance Indus-tries and Sterlite Industries.

Mechanical Engineering
From the Law of Buoyancy developed by ancient Greek engineer and sci¬entist Archimedes to modern inven¬tions like Thomas Savery, Thomas Newcomen and James Watt's steam engine which started the Industrial Revolution, mechanical engineering has been pivotal in science and evolution of the way we live. Mechanical Engineering includes design, manufacture, installa¬tion and operation of engines, machines, robotics, heating & cooling systems and manufacturing.

Top recruiters
PSUs such as BHEL, BPCL, DRDO, Indian Oil, GAIL, NTPC, automotive companies such as Ashok Leyland, Honda, Mahindra & Mahindra, Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors. Nowadays you can also join IT firms such as Infosys, TCS, Wipro, HCL, Tech Mahindra and also construction giants like L&T.

Mining Engineering
This is a world-wide activity involving the extraction of nonmetallic and metallic ores of all kinds, and energy sources such as coal, petroleum and nuclear material.

Top recruiters
Mines, Minerals Development Corpo¬ration (MMDC), Mining department of Union and State governments; Indian Oil Corporation Limited, GAIL, HPCL Coal India, ArcelorMittal, Konkola Copper Mines Plc., Vedanta Alumin¬ium, Jindal Steel, Schlumberger, and Baker Hughes.

Textile Engineering
The textile industry developed and progressed in Britain during the Industrial Revolution in the 18th cen¬tury. Manufacturers continuously try to find new techniques for the production of new fabrics of better quality and the improvement of existing textile fibers. Textile engineering aims to solve these very problems. It combines the princi¬ples of engineering with specific knowl¬edge of textile equipment and processes, to produce a diverse array of textile fab¬ric and yarns from textile fibers.

Top recruiters
LNJ Bhilwara Group, Reliance Textiles, Arvind Mills, Raymonds, Bombay Dye¬ing Ltd. and Rajasthan Petro Synthetics and other buying houses.

Published date : 20 Jun 2015 05:08PM

Photo Stories