Engineering jobs in demand in India
Engineering is counted amongst the most lucrative career options in India and abroad. And, this field – which is the most sought after by Indian students – is believed to offer some of the highest paying jobs too; the simple reason for this being the high demand of engineers everywhere! Not only does this field ensures an early start to career but also offers the best remuneration packages in the industry along with job security.
Listed below are some of the engineering jobs that are high in demand in the Indian market. Also mentioned are their average salary packages offered by employers and the scope for each of these.
According to the statistics revealed by Payscale, Petroleum engineering is one of the highest paying engineering branches in India. To give you an overview, this field deals with production of hydrocarbons, which can be of two types i.e. natural gas or crude oil.
A career in petroleum engineering can be challenging and exciting at the same time. The field can land you into jobs anywhere and everywhere across the globe; the plain reason being that petroleum is one such resource that is very valuable but gets depleted quickly. Thus, the development and research work in this field can help you mint money really quick.
The average salary of a petroleum engineer is approximately Rs. 616,736 per year. And according to information, engineers from this field do not have more than 10 years of experience.
Some of the best institutes for Petroleum engineering in India includes, Indian Institute of Technology(IIT), Mumbai, Indian School of Mines University(ISM), Dhanbad, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), Gandhinagar, Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT), Pune, M. S Engineering College, Bangalore, L.D College Of Engineering, Ahmedabad, G.H Patel College Of Engineering, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT), Uttar Pradesh and Universities of Petroleum and Energy Studies(UPES), Dehradun.
Some of the jobs roles, one can land into after having studied petroleum engineering include: Reservoir Engineer, Senior Geoscientist, Technical Support Engineer, Petroleum Technologist, Drill Bits System Field Engineer, and Drilling Engineer etc.
Here are some of the top companies which hire petroleum engineers: Indian Oil Corporation, IBP Co. Limited, Lubricants India, Oil Gas India, Petrosil Group, Shiv-Vani Universal, ONGC, Bharat Petroleum, Reliance Petroleum Limited etc.
Counted amongst the oldest engineering branches, Chemical engineering is another popular stream of engineering amongst Indian students. The very field deals with designing, constructing, installation and finally operating the plants and machines for producing chemical product.
A career in this field is said to be highly profitable as the scope of this field is quite huge in India. As per Payscale, the average salary (5-10 years) a Chemical Engineer earns is approximately Rs 477,694 per annum. And anyone with an experience of 10-20 years, can earn somewhere around Rs 9, 80,000.
India boasts some of the best institutes for Chemical engineering. Listed below are some:
- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur
- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee
- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Gandhinagar
- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay
- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi
- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad
- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur
- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras
- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT),Guwahati
Chemical engineers get hired mostly by the industries in the manufacturing field. Infact, vacancies available for chemical engineers in both private and the public sector is high in number always. Besides the traditional areas of work, chemical engineers can also get employed for job areas like research and development, processing, operations, manufacturing, teaching, construction etc.
Listed below are some of the top companies hiring chemical engineers:
- Reliance industries
- Essar oils
- Gujarat oils
- Indo Gulf fertilizers
- Fertilizers and Chemicals Travancore Ltd
- Coromandel fertilizers
Industrial Engineering is a – not so popular – branch of engineering in India. But, the salary one gets after pursuing a proper course in this field is more than the salary one receives after studying any of popular branches of engineering like Civil or Mechanical.
The stream encompasses functions like understanding, development and implementation of systems that involves human being and other resources. As a part of this branch, one learns about managing and properly utilizing resources by simply applying engineering and mathematical tools.
The average salary of an Industrial engineer in India stands somewhere around Rs.430,902. Please note that experience matters a lot in this field. It is one of the factors that has a direct effect on the income for this job. Trends reveal that most industrial engineers change to other positions after spending 10 years in this field.
Some of the institutes offering courses in Industrial engineering include IIT – Kanpur, IIT – Roorkee, IIT Bombay etc. Besides these, there are some NITs (National Institutes of Technology), state universities and private engineering colleges too offer courses in Industrial Engineering.
After pursuing Industrial Engineering, individuals can land into jobs in manufacturing and engineering companies like Tata, Reliance Industries ltd, Infosys, Wipro, ONGC, ISRO, DRDO. Factually, both the public and private sectors hire Industrial engineers.
Manufacturing engineers play a key role in the design and operation of integrated systems which are responsible for the production of high-quality products that are economically competitive. The field deals with various manufacturing practices and R & D of machines, tools, equipment, systems and processes.
According to the stats available on Payscale, the average salary that a manufacturing engineer gets is Rs 406,513 per annum. Two of the most important skills that give a boost to the pay package for this job are Engineering Design and Project Management. A lot of manufacturing engineers opt to move on to different jobs and roles after gaining an experience of 20 years or more in this career.
Some of the common job profiles that a manufacturing engineer lands into are Quality Engineers, Process Engineer, Plant Engineer, Operations Analyst and Industrial Managers.
Manufacturing engineers are hired in large numbers by the Electronics, Automobiles and Healthcare firms and some of the top companies hiring such engineers are Birla Power Solutions, Burckhardt Compressor, CISCO, Hewlett Packard, Infosys, IBM etc.
IIT Madras, BITS Pilani and NIFFT (National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology) are some of the top institutes that offer a bachelors course in Manufacturing Engineering.
Lucrative pay packages, attractively challenging opportunities and countless options are some of the words that best describe software engineering.
India is one of the countries known for being the hub of IT outsourcing industry. The never ending growth of this sector has not only produced promising career opportunities but has made software engineering the most sought after career options by students in India. According to trends, 90% of the engineering aspirants opt for Computer Science/Information Technology as their field of study after the completion of 12th Std.
As per the stats available on Payscale, the average salary (0-5 years of experience)that a software engineer gets is approximately Rs. 3.7 lakhs per annum. Individuals with an experience of 5-10 years can expect an average salary of Rs. 6.7 lakhs p.a while, anyone with an experience of 10-20 years can earn an average salary of around Rs. 13.03 lakh every year.
Almost every good engineerig college – including the IITs and the NITs – in India offers a bachelors course in computer science. Listed below are some of them:
- Indian Institute of Technology IIT Kanpur
- Indian Institute of Technology IIT Kharagpur
- Indian Institute of Technology IIT Bombay
- Indian Institute of Technology IIT Madras
- Indian Institute of Technology IIT Delhi
- BIT, Mesra
- NIT- National Institute of Technology Trichy
- Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi
- BITS Pilani
- IIT Roorkee
- College of Engg , Anna University, Guindy
- Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad
Some of the job profiles, a software engineering can expect to get into are software developers, Database Administrators, software testing engineers, Software research and development, programmer, web developer, E- commerce specialist
Some of the popular companies hiring software engineers are given below:
- HCL Technologies Ltd.
- InfoSys Limited
- TATA CONSULTANCYSERVICES LIMITED
- Wipro Technologies Ltd.
- Accenture Technology Solutions
- Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)
- Igate Global Solutions Ltd.
- Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp
- Cisco Systems Inc
- International Business Machines (IBM) Corp.
- IBM Global Services
- Cisco Systems (India)Private Limited
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