Mechanical Engineering finds application in all fields of technology. It is one of the primitive branches of Engineering which have remained always in demand and continue to be in the future. Mechanical engineers have always been needed as an essential staff personnel in various industries of both public and private sector. Their work criteria changes according to the type and domain of the company they are working with. As the Industrial sector has drastically risen in pace, the need for more mechanical engineers has increased exponentially. Every manufacturing and production industry needs mechanical engineers to carry out jobs efficiently and flawlessly for their companies.
One of the oldest and broadest engineering branches, Mechanical Engineering involves designing, development, production and use of mechanical tools to solve mechanical issues. Generally hired by manufacturing industries, these engineers have employment opportunity in both private and public sectors. Government sectors like Defence, PWD, Post and Telegraphs, and CPWD also hire the mechanical engineers. They also have equal opportunities outside India.
To hold a degree in Mechanical Engineering, the candidate needs to crack IIT JEE (previously known as AIEEE) and RPET exam. Upon cracking this competitive entrance test, students can apply for following courses to pursue their dream career.
In order to be appointed by a big firm, aspirants should hold B. Tech/M.Tech.degree in Mechanical Engineering. A master degree holder earns good money and generally hired on relatively higher designation.
Any person with a degree in Mechanical Engineering can find various job opportunities in administrative and managerial positions in public and private firms. They can also be involved in researching or teaching.
Mechanical engineers are hugely demanded in both India and abroad. The growth is in this industry, in fact increasing, as more and more people are showing interest in this field. As per a survey report, ample growth is registered in this industry and it is said that by 2015 Mechanical Engineering will be the highest paid career option.
Mechanical Engineers can work in thermal power industry, gas turbines industry, air conditioning and refrigeration industry, oil and gas exploration and refining industries, agricultural sector, educational sector, aviation companies, shipping industries, aerospace industry, armed forces, pharmaceutical, automobile industry and many others.
Students can also go for a teaching career after mechanical engineering. This will include teaching subjects in mechanical engineering in top engineering colleges of India. The pay package is good for professors of this branch of engineering.
A Mechanical Engineer is generally expected to fulfill the following duties.
The typical salary range of a Mechanical Engineer range between INR 10,000 and INR 30, 000/- However, the salary differs as per the location, industry type, company level. If you are hired by a Multinational Company, you can expect high salary package. Similarly, good campus placements also fetch better salary packages.
Additionally, some companies offer salary on the basis of your skills, experience, expertise and the nature of roles and responsibilities handled previously. Generally, highly skilled and professional mechanical engineers can bag as high as an annual CTC of INR 40,000-45,000.