CAREER OPTION : Mechanical Engineer


Career as a Mechanical Engineer [ Diploma and BTech/MTech]

Engineering literally means “making things happen”! And if you want to have a career in an evergreen discipline of engineering, then you should opt for a career as a Mechanical Engineer. It is a career with never ending scope and great demand in any market conditions. As a mechanical engineer, you will be the driving force behind several technologies, operations and industrial processes. The industry offers puts forward a variety of career options for you to choose from. The work is multidimensional and thus it requires you to be good with design, IT and analytics.

To be one of those highly acclaimed mechanical engineers you must have patience, discipline and commitment to excel in your field with confidence. You can opt either for a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering or Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering to be qualified professionally as a mechanical engineer. There are several prestigious institutions nationally and internationally that offers you courses for the same.


  • Engineering can be pursued as a diploma or bachelor’s degree. For a diploma course, your minimum qualification must be qualifying grades in 10th
  • For bachelor’s degree, your minimum qualification should be qualifying grades in your H.S.C. (10+2) examination with physics, chemistry and maths as core subjects.


Required Skills

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Creative approach to new ideas
  • Good team working skills
  • Ability to plan and prioritise work
  • IT skills for computer aided design
  • Good commercial awareness
  • Ability to work under pressure and deadline


How to become a Mechanical Engineer


Step 1: Clear your 10thstandard exams with qualifying grades. Join a Diploma college or Polytechnic to pursue a career.

STEP 2: Appear for entrance exams conducted by government bodies or technical education bodies. An example of this entrance exam is the JET (Joint Entrance Test) conducted by the state of Punjab. Subjects to be covered in this exam are Maths, Physics, Chemistry, English and Aptitude

STEP 3: After completing your 3 years diploma, you can look for a job as a junior engineer or get admission in the second year for a bachelor’s degree in engineering.


STEP 1: Appear in entrance tests conducted by government and private bodies. The exam will be objective type questions for subjects like Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Aptitude.

STEP 2: As per the result of the examination, you will be admitted into respective colleges depending upon your rank. The course duration is four years. During the course of study you will cover subjects like energy studies, environmental science, elements of electrical engineering, communication, critical thinking, linear algebra, mechanics of solid, kinematics, thermodynamics, material technology, machine design, and economics for engineers etc.

STEP 3: After clearing all your papers, you will be able to professionally practice as an engineer with various firms and bodies.


Best Institutions

  • Indian Institute of Technology – Across India
  • National Institute of Technology – Across India
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science – Ranchi


Career Prospects

After passing the course, you can work with various fields as an assistant engineer, sub-divisional engineer, assistant executive engineer, executive engineer, superintending engineer, chief engineer etc. You can work in any part of the world in fields like machine manufacturing, architectural services, transportation, scientific research, product manufacturing etc.


To start with your income may vary between Rs.25, 000 to Rs.40, 000 per month. But, it can reach as high as Rs.1 lakh per month with experience and performance. It is a highly paid job with good pay roll all around the world.