Industrial Engineering Career

Wednesday, 6. January 2010


Industrial engineering is a branch of engineering that deals with the development, improvement and evaluation of integrated systems of manpower, finance, information, equipment, energy, material and processes. Industrial engineering is also known as operations management, management science, systems engineering, or manufacturing engineering. The various fields that concern industrial engineers include management science, financial engineering, engineering management, supply chain management, process engineering, operations research, systems engineering, ergonomics, and quality engineering.

It can it be seen that Industrial Engineering is not one separate field but an optimum utilization of several engineering disciplines.

Eligibility, Entrance Exams and Courses

In order to pursue a B.E. or B.Tech Course in Industrial Engineering & Management, candidates must qualify in the higher secondary examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.

IIT-JEE is one of the important entrance examinations for Industrial Engineering & Management.

A candidate must fulfill each of the following conditions:

  • Can attempt JEE only twice, in consecutive years.
  • Should have passed (10+2) or equivalent qualifying examination in 2008 or should be appearing in 2009, and secure at least 60% (55% for SC/ST & Physically disabled )
  • Minimum age limit of 25 yrs as on 1st October (30 yrs for SC/ST and PD candidates).

Each State has its own particular eligibility criteria and entrance exams which are usually conducted in the month of May-June. Candidates should ascertain precise details directly from these Institutions.

Top Colleges for Courses in Industrial Engineering & Management

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai-600036
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur-208016
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur-721302
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi-110016
  • Regional Engineering College, Rourkela-769008
  • Regional Engineering College, Durgapur-713209
  • Zakir Hussain College of Engineering & Technology, Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh-202002
  • Banaras Hindu University, Institute of Technology, Varanasi-221005
  • University College of Technology (Autonomous) Osmania University Hyderabad-500007
  • The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Faculty of Technology & Engineering Vadodara-390002
  • Sardar Vallabhai Regional College of Engineering and Technology, Surat-395007
  • M V College of Engineering, Bangalore-560067
  • Government College of Engineering Thrissur,Thrissur-680009(Kerala)
  • College of Engineering & Technology, Navi Mumbai-410209.
  • Jadavapur University, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Calcutta-700032

Career Opportunities and Job Prospects

Limitless job opportunities are available to Industrial engineers in the fields of Environmental Engineering, Bio-Technology, Industrial Management, Operations Research etc. They have ample openings for recruitment in Central and State pollution control boards and several NGOs in every State who are up in arms against all forms of environmental pollution. Further lucrative careers are open with Management Consultants.


The average starting salary of Industrial engineering graduates is between Rs 20,000 –  Rs 30, 000 pm. Fresh graduates from elite technological institutions like Indian Institutes of Technology, National Institutes of Technology and Birla Institute of Technology are highly prized as Internees and get better remuneration as compared to others. Needless to say, careers abroad in MNCs dealing in Environmental, Biotechnological, Operations Management, Management Consulting etc get fabulous salaries.

One Response to “Industrial Engineering Career”

  1. Vernon Gudgel Says:

    Awesome information!

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