In our country, engineering continues to be perceived as one of the most popular undergraduate courses being pursued by students for over decades now. Stats from a Times of India report suggest that more than 13 lacs aspirants had registered to appear for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2018 (the national level common entrance exam for admission in engineering institutes,). Now, it is evident that engineering has been and still isa very popular option for undergraduate studies in India for the youth.
After a student decides to pursue the engineering degree (Bachelor of Technology, B.Tech. or Bachelor of Engineering, B.E.) from one of the engineering colleges in UP, thenonce he/she completes school education, the most critical question they have is about which engineering specialisation they should opt for. The most common query among many engineering aspirantsis “Which is the best engineering branch?”
Often, students end up selecting one of the well-known and “popular” engineering branches, without giving much value to their interest and aptitude for it. This could happen in case of lack of ample information about the various options that exist. The institutes and engineering colleges in UP proffer a wide range of diverse streams that span across a multitude of domains.
Here, we have a listed compilationof different engineering branches and B.Tech. courses that the best engineering institutes in India offer. Engineering aspirants can learn more about the popular engineering specialisations in India and discover new, off-beat engineering specialisations to choose for academic year 2021-2022. Have a look!
CSE – Computer Science Engineering
Computer Science Engineering (CSE) is a B.Tech. course/program offered byalmost all the universities in India. It comprises scientific and engineering aspects of computing and deals with design, implementation, and management of information systems of software and hardware processes.This courseis known for landing students one of the highest paying jobs in the country.
CE – Civil Engineering
Civil engineering is the education and practice where design& development of infrastructure projects in done. It could be on a large scale like the development of national transport systems and water supply networks, or even on a small scale including the development of individual urban/rural roads or construction of a small building.
ME – Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical engineering is a renowned engineering branch that amalgamates principles of engineering physics and math along with material sciencesin order to skilfully and successfully design, analyse, manufacture and maintain the different mechanical systems like cars that run on engines, motors, etc. This branch has a strange history of having more male students that female.
ITE – Information Technology Engineering
Information engineering, also recognized as information technology engineering, information engineering methodology or data engineering, is, basically, nothing but a software engineering approach to designing and developing information systems. This specialization is often confused as an alternative for Computer Science Engineering, but the two courses are wide apart.
ECE – Electronics Engineering
Electronics engineering is an engineering discipline that makes use of non-linear and active electrical components for designing electronic circuits, devices, integrated circuits, and their intricate systems. This course also typically designs passive electrical components like Diodes, LEDs, Transistors, etc., usually based on PCBs or Printed Circuit Boards.
EE – Electrical Engineering
The Electrical engineering branch revolves around the study, design, and implementation or application of equipment, devices and systems that utilize electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism as its fundamentals.
Chemical engineering is a specific type of engineering which deals with the study of operation and design of chemical plants as well as methods of improving production. The students who pursue this course become chemical engineers and introduce economical commercial processes to transform raw material into useful commodities.
Other Fascinating Engineering Branches:
There is a wide range of other branches of engineering that have equal importance and scope in the Indian context.
Some of these engineering branches include Instrumentation & Control Engineering (ICE), Food Technology Engineering (FTE), Textile Engineering (TE), Aeronautical Engineering, Manufacturing Technology Engineering (MTE), Biotechnology, etc.
Mentioned below are the best government and private engineering colleges in UP to help aspirants choose the right one for themselves:
Top 5 Government Engineering Colleges in UP:
- IET – Institute of Engineering & Technology, Lucknow
- HBTI – Harcourt Butler Technical University, Kanpur
- MMMUT – Madan Mohan Malviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur
- KNIT – Kamla Nehru Institute of Technology, Sultanpur
- BIET – Bundelkhand Institute of Engineering & Technology, Jhansi
Top 5 Private Engineering Colleges in UP:
- JSSATEN – JSS Academy of Technical Education, Noida
- ABES Engineering College, Ghaziabad
- AKGEC – Ajay Kumar Garg Engineering College, Ghaziabad
- KIET School of Engineering, Ghaziabad
- GCET – Galgotias College of Engineering & Technology, Greater Noida
Nowadays, everyone considers engineering to be the most sought-after academic and professional choice for the students studying in the Science stream (PCM/PCB). Reason being, this course allows individuals to acquire skills and hone expertise necessary to have a thriving career. By pursuing engineering from one of the most reputed institutes in our country, students can open doors to a gamut of career prospects for themselves. From Mechanical and Civil to Computer Science and Electronics, every specialization of engineering has something exciting in store for its aspirants.
This article is aimed at giving engineering aspirants some idea about which stream or branch they should go for, depending upon their interest and expertise in the aforementioned stream. We hope this piece of writing provides a little clarity to all the JEE/ UPSEE applicants in their times of dilemma and distress about the course and what they can expect from any specialization of engineering that they wish to pursue. In case you are one of the hard-working candidates appearing for any of the engineering exams in India in the coming session, we wish you all the best!