Guide to Engineering Admission 2016

Nidhi Mishra updated on : 30 Dec 2015
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All you need to know about Engineering Admission 2016/ B. Tech Admission 2016

Engineering is one of the most popular fields of study, for it offers a wide range of opportunities across different sectors like IT, Automobile, Aviation, Electronics, Marine, etc. The discipline of engineering is extremely broad and encompasses a wide range of specialised fields.

Whether you have an interest in mechanics or electronics, aeronautical engineering or computer science, you can opt for any specialisation basis your area of interest. As the global demand for engineering and technology graduates continue to rise, many youngsters are attracted to this evergreen field of the most apt career choice.

The engineering ball game

Seeking an admission is a complex process as it varies according to the nature of the entrance exam, the type of entrance exam and the location of the institute (state in which the institute is located). Some students opt for IIT-JEE, and others opt for different exams like UPSEE, WBJEE, KIITEEE, BITSAT etc. depending upon their interest. 

Skills required for joining engineering courses:

Engineering is defined as the application of scientific and other knowledge for building and maintenance of structures, machines and processes. It requires scientific skills and logical thinking to be an engineer. The following skills are required for engineering courses:

Candidate must have subject knowledge of subjects like, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, physics, chemistry, biology and ecology along with understanding of other sciences like psychology, astronomy, economics, etc.

Also, he/she must have good communication skills, technological skills and must possess critical thinking.

Academic Requirements:

A student must have studied Physics & Mathematics at 10+2 level with any one optional subject from Chemistry, Bio-Technology, Computer Science or Biology. Students are admitted on the basis of 10+2 marks or State-Central Common Entrance Tests or Deemed University entrance exams. Selection is made on the basis of merit, i.e. the marks obtained in 10+2 along with the scores obtained in the entrance exams. Diploma holders in engineering are also eligible for entry into BE. Diploma holders of engineering enter degree course, by lateral entry, which gives some concessions in the study of subjects.

Some of the popular Engineering Branches:

  • Computer Science and Engineering/Information Technology (IT)
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE)
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering/ Environment Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Automobile Engineering

Employment Areas:

  • Aeronautical Firms
  • Automobile Industry
  • Chemical Industries
  • Defence Services
  • Electronics Manufacturers
  • Housing and Urban Development
  • Power Plants
  • Oil Exploration and Refining
  • Space Research Organisations
  • Software Design
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Quality Testing Laboratories

BE vs. B Tech

Both B.E. and B. Tech are graduate level programmes that offer students an opportunity to a pursue career in the field of engineering. These courses are spread over a duration of 4 years and have 8 semesters (2 in each year). Though these might seem similar, they have quite a few differences. BE is knowledge oriented and theoretical based research whereas B. Tech is skill oriented with a focus on applying scientific rules in the field of engineering. BE emphasises on in depth clarification of facts while B Tech lays emphasis on exposure to conceptual knowledge.

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