Engineering or Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) is a very popular and eminent field of study chosen after completing 10+2 Boards. B.Tech is offered in many streams and fields such as; Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Electronics & Communication, Instrumentation, Computer Science, Chemical, Marine, Information Technology, Biomedical etc. Students pursue B.Tech programs in their preferred streams for a specified time period of four years. While studying in the pre-final and final year of B.Tech, on-campus placements begin, which create a lot of pressure on students regarding their career. There are a lot of career options available after pursuing B.Tech but one has to choose a field according to their future prospect returns and subject of interest.
1. Jobs through Campus Placement:
Getting placed on campus is the most desired career option scenario if you do not want to pursue higher studies in reputed engineering colleges. In most of the cases, the institutes itself prepare their students to get placed in the on-campus drives. Students need to work hard and have good CGPA, domain knowledge and soft skills to get hired on campus with good pay package.
2. Off Campus Placement guides:
While in ‘on-campus’ or pool campus placements, there is a tie-up between the hiring company and the colleges, off campus drives are quite different. There is no tie up in off campus placements. Generally students need to register themselves for the off campus drive of the desired company through their website. After successful registration, the drive date, venue and other related information are mailed to the candidate. Thousands of job aspirants aim to get selected so it is a little harder than on-campus placements. But if you have the required potential, then it will be quite easy for you to get the job at your dream company. Now a days, companies ask students to sit for various examinations and they are selected based on their performances. Some of the examinations are AMCAT, eLitmus, Cocubes, MeritTrac etc.
3. Pursuing M.Tech- Preparing for GATE & PSUs:
Specializing in your favourite subject of interest or pursuing further studies, e., Master of Technology (M.Tech) is another popular career option after completing B.Tech. Students need to appear and qualify for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) to get an opportunity to pursue M.Tech in the top most engineering institutes of India such as IITs, NITs and CFTIs. GATE examination is held every year to get admitted in reputed colleges for higher studies after B.Tech. There are also certain institutes and private post graduation universities which conduct their own admission tests and procedures for pursuing M.Tech.
Another option of pursuing jobs at Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) is there, where candidates are recruited through GATE examination. PSUs are government-owned corporations where job aspirants are needed to have strong technical domain knowledge of engineering and good skill on general aptitudes. At first, candidates are shortlisted based on their GATE scores and then they are assessed through Group Discussions (GD) & Interviews. The major such Public Sector Undertakings are- IOCL, BHEL, NTPC, BPCL, CEL etc.
4. Opting for MBA:
Students who are more interested on the business or managerial side, often shift their careers and opt for Master of Business Administration (MBA) after completing B.Tech studies. If you find yourself more interested in the business side, then you can choose to pursue MBA. This is also a very reputed and popular course with vast career options such as HR jobs, International Relations, Marketing, Sales, Digital Marketing etc. To pursue MBA in the IIMs & other top-notch institutes, students need to appear and qualify for the Common Admission Test (CAT). There are also other examinations such as XAT, GMAT, MAT, ATMA, NMAT, CMAT, IRMA, SNAP etc.
5. Preparing for Civil Services:
Civil Service Examination is one of the toughest and most attempted examinations in India. B.Tech graduates can not only appear for the Civil Service Examination but also there is another exam named as Indian Engineering Services (IES) or Engineering Services Examination (ESE) which is specially for engineering graduates organised by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Students who qualify this examination, are shortlisted and selected for interviews and training for various government job profiles. Cracking these exams are quite tough but if you want to have a government job which is safe and secure for your future prospect, then you should definitely study hard and prepare yourself with the required skills. Other various civil service examinations are IFS, IP & TAFS, ICAS, IDAS etc.
Have you ever dreamt of starting your own business and being your own boss? If yes, then you should definitely give entrepreneurship a try. Now a days, students are also taught and encouraged at entrepreneurship in engineering colleges while pursuing B.Tech. But one should remember there are a lot of peaks and valleys while staring own business and being successful. There are profits as well as losses in business. It takes a lot of patience and time to make one’s business steady. Proper planning and execution are required to start and make the business growing. Moreover, the most important thing while starting up one’s business is to have adequate financial support and raw back up.
7. Serve the Nation after B.Tech:
Another great and remarkable career opportunity after B.Tech is to serve the nation as a technical staff in the defence wing. Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is such an exam which can be written by B.Tech graduates. There, you will be able to follow your passion of serving the Nation as well as you will be getting good payment and facilities.
It is not always necessary to pursue M.Tech, MBA, getting placed, preparing for GATE, PSUs, IES reluctantly just because you completed B.Tech. If you heart and mind longs for other options, then you should definitely give them a try. If you want to serve the society, then you can work for a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) and live your dream. You can even follow your dreams and become a painter, singer, dancer, player etc. It is always advisable to make your career in what you love to do and are passionate about. That will make you more happy, content and successful in future.
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