Best Mechanical Engineering Institutes in India

Making A Career In Mechanical Engineering

What is mechanical engineering?

Mechanical engineering deals with the application of the law of physics related to designing, analyzing and manufacturing of the mechanical production and systems. The field is associated with designing machines and assembling engines, power plants, vehicles and structures of various kind and size. Mechanical engineering is all about kinematics, mechanics, energy, fluid mechanics, motor vehicles, aircraft, robotics, medical devices and other systems. It is one of the core engineering disciplines in the world.

How to be a Mechanical engineer?

To be a mechanical engineer you have to earn a degree in mechanical engineering with B.E or B. Tech degree from a reputed and recognized college or institution. The certificate can also be earned by completing a diploma in mechanical engineering.

One can also go for further studies and earn a master's degree in mechanical engineering.


For an undergraduate degree, the candidate should have passed 10+2 exam with mandatory subjects like physics, math and chemistry. To earn a diploma course, the candidate should have passed 10th class. However, both the degrees need candidates to have at least 50% aggregate marks in the final exam. Students may have to also appear for entrance exams conducted by various universities individually.

Academic program

The degree course of mechanical engineering is four years, upon completion of which, candidates will earn a B.E. or B.Tech. degree in mechanical engineering. The degree course comprises eight semesters. The diploma comprises six semesters and is completed in three years. Some of the specializations in this branch of engineering include mechanics, thermodynamics and thermo-science, kinematics, structural analysis, rapid prototyping, mechanics, thermodynamics and thermo-science, computer-aided design and manufacturing, production engineering, turbo machinery and combustion systems, mechatronics and robotics, computational fluid dynamics and acoustics, tribology, nanotechnology and micro-electro mechanical systems.

Colleges offering mechanical engineering courses

All the IITs in India provides mechanical engineering in their course study. They also conduct a separate entrance exam called IIT JEE. The other reputed colleges are NIT, BITS Pilani, Delhi Technological University, Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, K.J. Somaiya College of engineering, state level colleges, etc.

Scope and career in Mechanical engineering

Mechanical engineering is a vast field as it is involved in various other disciplines of engineering too. Graduates in this field are employed in the private sector as well as government jobs in CPWD, posts and telegraphs, defense and PWD. One can also have a factory or industry of his own. There is a wide variety of jobs available all over the country and abroad. The other sectors where a mechanical engineer can work is automobiles, electronics, chemical power plants, space research institute, aerospace, railways, agriculture, and research sectors.

They can work as researchers, junior engineers in various industries and factories, engineer in design, design draftsperson, machine component designer, technical officer, production manager, sales and maintenance engineer, purchasing officer, etc. In the government sector one can also work upwards from the post of junior engineer.

Some of the reputed firms that employ graduates are Tata Motors, Maruti, Ashok Leyland, Hero Honda, Mahindra and Mahindra, Bajaj Auto, etc., while among the international firms are Toyota, Volkswagen, Honda, Ford, etc.


The salaries are very attractive and one with a graduation certificate can earn handsomely. The basic salary will start from Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 20,000 per month. Government pay-scales differ according to position. Companies that are multinational can pay around Rs. 30,000 or more. Consulting jobs also fetch high income. With more experience and skills in the field, one can earn as much as Rs. 1,00,000 per month.


Top ME Colleges in India

S.NoName of InstituteCityCourse
1Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay)MumbaiBTech(ME)
2Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi)Delhi/NCRBTech(ME)
3Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur)KanpurBTech(ME)
4Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras)ChennaiBTech(ME)
5Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee)RoorkeeBTech(ME)
6Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS-Pilani)RajasthanBE(Hons.)
7Indian Institute of Technology - Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU)VaranasiBTech(ME)
8Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Guwahati)GuwahatiBTech(ME)
9National Institute of Technology, TiruchirappalliTiruchirappalliBTech(ME)
10Indian School of Mines (ISM)DhanbadBTech(ME)
11National Institute of Technology, SurathkalMangaloreBTech(ME)
12Birla Institute of Technology..PatnaBTech(ME)
13Jadavpur University (Faculty of Engineering & Technology)KolkataBTech(ME)
14Motilal Nehru National Institute of TechnologyAllahabadBTech(ME)
15PSG College of TechnologyCoimbatoreBTech(ME)
16PEC University of TechnologyChandigarhBTech(ME)
17Bengal Engineering and Science UniversityWest BengalBE(ME)
18Malaviya National Institute of TechnologyJaipurBTech(ME)
19Visvesvaraya National Institute of TechnologyNagpurBTech(ME)
20Thapar UniversityPatialaBTech(ME)
21College of Engineering PunePuneBTech(ME)
22Manipal Institute of Technology, KarnatakaManipalBTech(ME)
23R.V.College of EngineeringBangaloreBE ME
24Veermata Jijabai Technological InstituteMumbaiBTech ME
25University College of Engineering (Osmania University)HyderabadBE ME
26Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering - Tamil NaduTamil NaduBE ME
28Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of TechnologySuratBTech ME
29Maulana Azad National Institute of TechnologyBhopalBTech ME
31Nirma University - Institute of TechnologyAhmedabadBTech ME
32BIT SindriDhanbadBTech ME
34Coimbatore Institute of Technology (CIT)CoimbatoreBE (ME)
35Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT)VelloreBTech(ME)
36Maharashtra Institute of TechnologyPuneBE (ME)
37National Institute of Engineering, MysoreMysoreBE (ME)
38National Institute of Technology, JamshedpurJharkhandBTech(ME)
39BMS College of EngineeringBangaloreBE (ME)
40National Institute of Technology, DurgapurDurgapurBTech(ME)
41Amity School of Engineering and TechnologyDelhi/NCRBTech(ME)
42University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering - KarnatakaBangaloreBE (ME)
43Amrita Institute of Technology and Sciences - Tamil NaduCoimbatoreBTech(ME)
44Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of TechnologyHyderabadBE (ME)
45College of Engineering TrivandrumThiruvananthapuramBTech(ME)
46Sardar Patel College of EngineeringMumbaiBE (ME)
48Bangalore Institute of TechnologyBangaloreBE (ME)
49SASTRA UniversityThanjavurBTech(ME)
50Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, KakinadaAndhra PradeshBTech(ME)
52Thaigarajar College of EngineeringMaduraiBTech(ME)
53National Institute of Technology, HamirpurHimachal PradeshBTech(ME)
54University Institute of Engineering & TechnologyChandigarhBE (ME)
55P.E.S. College of EngineeringKarnatakaBE (ME)
56National Institute of Technology, RaipurRaipurBTech(ME)
57The Icfai Institute Of Science & TechnologyHyderabadBTech(ME)
58National Institute of Technology, PatnaPatnaBTech(ME)
60Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and ManagementNagpurBE (ME)

Last Updated on : December 31, 2013

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