How to select the right engineering branch?


Selecting the right stream in engineering after 12th class is a matter of confusion common among many parents and students.  Making the right decision in this situation is very important, as the future of the student depends greatly on it. It is advisable to go for an engineering discipline that is up to the interest of the candidate. Other factors like college/city selected for study, future prospects, and specialization, must be taken in to consideration.

Go for candidate’s interest

It is very important to select an engineering stream according to the interest of the student, rather than its scope in the job market. In order to select the right branch for studies, candidate should have an idea on all the available engineering branches. After selecting a particular stream, try to collect more information on that topic, regarding its course curriculum, higher study prospects, job scope, etc. If all these factors are up to the interest of the candidate, then they can go with the stream.

Selecting College for Studies

College selected for studies is another factor that determines the future of the candidate. Selected branch is not going to help the candidate, if they are pursuing the same from any of the worst colleges. Recognized and reputed colleges with adequate infrastructure facilities and placement record should be selected. Institutes of reputation often act as a hub for most of the top recruiting companies.

Future Prospects

While selecting an engineering branch, candidate should make sure of the higher education prospects and nature of work. Those who are interested in higher studies should be aware of the specialization subjects and its availability in reputed institutions. Nature of the job should also be considered while selecting the particular subject. For example, those who are interested in field work can go with streams like civil engineering.

Selecting Specialization

There will be variety of streams in the same field of engineering. Streams like mechanical engineering –automobile engineering, and Computer Science-Information Technology are related but different. Thorough analysis is needed to understand the difference between such streams and to select the most appropriate one.

Selecting City for Study

Selecting courses available in colleges situated in top cities offers adequate advantages to students. They can have good exposure and industry interactions, while pursuing the course from metropolitan cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Chennai.

Allotment of engineering streams also depends on the candidate’s academic performance. Marks obtained in 12th class and score obtained in entrance exams is a criterion for course allocation.



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One Response to “How to select the right engineering branch?”

  1. 1
    jitender singh:

    1- Whether the new 4 year BSC electronics and BSC computer science courses offered by delhi university approved by AICTE ?
    because technical courses must be approved by AICTE.
    2- Will we get BTECH degree or BSC degree with 4 year BSC electronics and BSC computer science course, because on the admission form BTECH is mentioned?