Engineering is a prestigious degree and a promising career option not only in India but across the world as well. In India, Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) conducted by CBSE is the most prestigious entrance exam for admission to highly esteemed Indian Institute of Technologies (IITs), NIITs, IIITs as well as host of other engineering colleges and institutes. Last year alone, over 13 lakh students appeared for JEE Mains entrance examination making it one of the largest entrance examinations in the world. The sheer magnitude of candidates who sat for this test indicates the popularity and prestige attached to an engineering degree in India. It is also a pointer to the fact that engineering courses have been and will continue to top popularity charts in years to come.
Engineering contains a large number of job opportunities in a vast number of streams. This also possesses a problem of plenty for engineering aspirants who often seem confused about the “best engineering courses / streams/branch / specialisations’, that will help them land a good job with good remunerations.
Questions and queries about the top engineering institute in Uttarakhand or for that matter any other Indian state are also very common, This is also understandable as there are thousands of engineering colleges and institutes in India varying vastly in the quality of education and placement opportunities they offer. An engineering degree from an inferior institute or college is acute wastage of both time and money. At the end of four or five years, students of these low-quality colleges often realize to their dismay that their degree is not worth the paper it is printed on.
It is also very important to note that your aptitude, interest and skill sets should be the sole criteria for selecting any particular engineering branch or discipline. It is often seen that students take admission in a particular institute driven by its reputation for providing quality education and placement in a particular stream. For example, a student interested in mechanical engineering may be tempted to seek admission in XYZ institute in its software engineering department as the college enjoys an excellent reputation for offering fat pay packages in it.
Engineering students should keep in mind that all engineering branches are equally good and more or less promises the same placement opportunities and pay packages. Computer engineering may be the most talked about field today, though it in no way implies that other engineering courses do not offer lucrative and satisfying job prospects.
It is recommended that you pay more attention to the stream of your choice rather than the reputation of an institute that does not offer a branch you are interested in. Also, the best engineering college in Uttarakhand is likely to offer all popular engineering branches such as Computer engineering, Mechanical engineering, Civil engineering, Chemical engineering, Electronics and Communication engineering, etc. You can take admissions in such institutes or universities as they offer excellent placement opportunities in all streams.