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.
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.
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.
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.No||Name of Institute||City||Course|
|1||Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay)||Mumbai||BTech(ME)|
|2||Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi)||Delhi/NCR||BTech(ME)|
|3||Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur)||Kanpur||BTech(ME)|
|4||Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras)||Chennai||BTech(ME)|
|5||Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee)||Roorkee||BTech(ME)|
|6||Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS-Pilani)||Rajasthan||BE(Hons.)|
|7||Indian Institute of Technology - Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU)||Varanasi||BTech(ME)|
|8||Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Guwahati)||Guwahati||BTech(ME)|
|9||National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli||Tiruchirappalli||BTech(ME)|
|10||Indian School of Mines (ISM)||Dhanbad||BTech(ME)|
|11||National Institute of Technology, Surathkal||Mangalore||BTech(ME)|
|12||Birla Institute of Technology..||Patna||BTech(ME)|
|13||Jadavpur University (Faculty of Engineering & Technology)||Kolkata||BTech(ME)|
|14||Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology||Allahabad||BTech(ME)|
|15||PSG College of Technology||Coimbatore||BTech(ME)|
|16||PEC University of Technology||Chandigarh||BTech(ME)|
|17||Bengal Engineering and Science University||West Bengal||BE(ME)|
|18||Malaviya National Institute of Technology||Jaipur||BTech(ME)|
|19||Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology||Nagpur||BTech(ME)|
|21||College of Engineering Pune||Pune||BTech(ME)|
|22||Manipal Institute of Technology, Karnataka||Manipal||BTech(ME)|
|23||R.V.College of Engineering||Bangalore||BE ME|
|24||Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute||Mumbai||BTech ME|
|25||University College of Engineering (Osmania University)||Hyderabad||BE ME|
|26||Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering - Tamil Nadu||Tamil Nadu||BE ME|
|28||Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology||Surat||BTech ME|
|29||Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology||Bhopal||BTech ME|
|31||Nirma University - Institute of Technology||Ahmedabad||BTech ME|
|32||BIT Sindri||Dhanbad||BTech ME|
|34||Coimbatore Institute of Technology (CIT)||Coimbatore||BE (ME)|
|35||Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT)||Vellore||BTech(ME)|
|36||Maharashtra Institute of Technology||Pune||BE (ME)|
|37||National Institute of Engineering, Mysore||Mysore||BE (ME)|
|38||National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur||Jharkhand||BTech(ME)|
|39||BMS College of Engineering||Bangalore||BE (ME)|
|40||National Institute of Technology, Durgapur||Durgapur||BTech(ME)|
|41||Amity School of Engineering and Technology||Delhi/NCR||BTech(ME)|
|42||University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering - Karnataka||Bangalore||BE (ME)|
|43||Amrita Institute of Technology and Sciences - Tamil Nadu||Coimbatore||BTech(ME)|
|44||Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology||Hyderabad||BE (ME)|
|45||College of Engineering Trivandrum||Thiruvananthapuram||BTech(ME)|
|46||Sardar Patel College of Engineering||Mumbai||BE (ME)|
|48||Bangalore Institute of Technology||Bangalore||BE (ME)|
|50||Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada||Andhra Pradesh||BTech(ME)|
|52||Thaigarajar College of Engineering||Madurai||BTech(ME)|
|53||National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur||Himachal Pradesh||BTech(ME)|
|54||University Institute of Engineering & Technology||Chandigarh||BE (ME)|
|55||P.E.S. College of Engineering||Karnataka||BE (ME)|
|56||National Institute of Technology, Raipur||Raipur||BTech(ME)|
|57||The Icfai Institute Of Science & Technology||Hyderabad||BTech(ME)|
|58||National Institute of Technology, Patna||Patna||BTech(ME)|
|60||Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management||Nagpur||BE (ME)|
Last Updated on : December 31, 2013