Mechanical Engineering Career

Tuesday, 24. November 2009

The twin specializations of Civil and Mechanical Engineering have been the basic bricks of Engineering right from the beginning. Mechanical Engineering branch is concerned with the design, construction, and operation of power plants, engines, and machines. It deals mostly with machinery and equipment that move with the help of their integral power.

Qualified mechanical engineers are in great demand in every industrial unit or production unit of many products.

Eligibility, Entrance Exams and Courses:

IIT-JEE is one of the sought after entrance examinations for Mechanical Engineering.

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).

EAMCET – Engineering, Agriculture & Medical Common Entrance Test

Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET), Andhra Pradesh is conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad.

  • Candidates should have passed or appeared for the final year of Intermediate Examination (10+2 pattern) with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as optional or related vocational courses in the fields of Engineering and Technology, conducted by the Board of Intermediate Education, Andhra Pradesh along with bridge course or courses conducted by it for candidates enrolled during 2001-2003 and subsequent batches.

For Engineering course, candidates should have completed 16 years of age as on 31st December of the year of admission. There is no upper age limit.

Top Colleges for Courses in Mechanical Engineering

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai-600036
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur-208016
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur-721302
  • Regional Engineering College, Durgapur-713209
  • Zakir Hussain College of Engineering & Technology, Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh-202002
  • Banaras Hindu University, Institute of Technology, Varanasi-221005
  • Andhra University College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam-530003)
  • University College of Technology (Autonomous) Osmania University Hyderabad-500007
  • Regional Engineering College, Warangal-506004(AP)
  • S V University College of Engineering,Tirupati-517502(AP)
  • Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi-110006
  • The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Faculty of Technology & Engineering ,Vadodara-390002
  • Sardar Vallabhai Regional College of Engineering and Technology, Surat-395007
  • Karnataka Regional Engineering College, Srinivasanagar-0574157
  • M V College of Engineering, Bangalore-560067
  • Government College of Engineering Thrissur,Thrissur-680009(Kerala)
  • College of Engineering & Technology, Navi Mumbai-410209
  • University Department of Engineering (Autonomous), University of Mumbai, Mumbai-400019
  • Punjab University Department of Engineering & Technology Chandigarh-160014
  • Jadavapur University, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Calcutta-700032

Career Opportunities and Job Prospects:

The specialization of Mechanical Engineering is the work horse of the engineering field and has universal demand in the engineering job market today. Each and every production unit and machinery plant needs mechanical engineers. In particular, the automotive and other power-plant industries like Maruti Udyog, Tata, Kirloskars etc offer good career opportunities to mechanical engineers.


Indian companies offer Junior Engineers a starting salary of about Rs 20,000/- pm.

MNCs and reputed companies, particularly in the automotive industry offer starting salary of Rs 30,000/- to Rs 35,000/- pm depending on the specialization of the candidates.

One Response to “Mechanical Engineering Career”

  1. Rohit Says:

    I had studied 12th .commerce with eco. Can i do mechanical enginiering

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