How Should Your Post-Engineering Life Be Like? Don’t be Fooled By Myths

I would say that both the MBA and M. Tech/MS courses have equal importance. In fact, when the IIMs were established, majority of the intake for MBA courses was from engineering graduates. Subsequently when IIITs, BITS, NITs came up the number of seats expanded. -- Dr Ali Khwaja

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Finally, push your passion and forget the rest

Even psychologists are baffled with the fact that India is amongst the top countries where engineers are forced into taking up the course by parents. Remember that there are other always other fields (that are even more lucrative than engineering) in case you feel that working in an engineering job is not your cup of tea.

There are areas such as music; if you research more, you will find that most of our playback singers are top-notch engineers having quit their academic fields to pursue their heart. Even a career in Technical/Technology journalism also offers lot of scope for improvisation whilst utilising your engineering skills/talents.

Always keep in mind that engineering also exists beyond IT, and Electronics. Domains such as Mechanical, Civil, and Electrical Sciences are considered as ‘evergreen’ by the experienced engineers’ category of people. Opportunities in Government/PSU sectors are numerous in these branches.

In summary, it is advised that you refrain from comparing your life with that of others. Do not be held back by popular beliefs; step-out and enjoy your post-engineering life.

In case you are still in doubt and have queries, do shoot them to us at our comments section below.


 

 

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14 COMMENTS

  1. I am 4 year experienced in telecom company Sweden based MNC Ericsson.Earlier I was thinking my future is secure and it’s crazy income giving for me.Now due to layoff going in organizations.I am a part of it.Please suggest the best course of now.I have skills in LTE technology

    • The best option for you would be to get into something which you feel would make the best use of your acquired skillsets.

  2. Graduate Engineers and post graduate engineers are treated the same way in most of Eng. Industries except a few more increments for post graduate Engineers. Most of the graduate Engineers quit PG in between when a good job opportunity comes.
    But, MBA is something different and relates to career choice option from manufacturing to marketing. Many Engineers leave jobs in mfg sector and go for MBA to jump on Marketing side.

  3. My B.tech from mech branch is going to complete .what should i do after that .Further i am not able to afford neither MBA nor M.Tech

    • Hi Sanjeet,

      In this case you can opt for an MBA via correspondence in case you are interested in higher studies. Check this article.

      Based on your academic score of engineering you can also check for sponsorships/higher-education scholarships that are afforded by the government. You can also raise a higher education loan to meet your higher studies expense. In this case, even an MS can also be pursued.

      Finally, it’s your call. Focus on your abilities/interests. Wishing you all the best.

  4. I am about to finish my BTech in the next month. With a good GATE rank i got i can get into a reputed IIT to pursue my MTech. I also has a choice of taking up a job in a private company in my area of interest(power electronics).
    The question in my mind is whether to complete my higher education right now or to work for few years and then go back and complete my studies. Which is better option considering that i like to have a Master’s degree now or later?
    Please help me out!

  5. I think one time every student should follow his/her heart to get a clarity of whatever they feel like doing.There are still lot of problems to be solved rather than collecting a college degree.

  6. I have completed BE in Mechatronics engineering. I want to do research in robotics and automation. Whether i should go for ME in Robotics and automation or work in any robotics company and then do MS.

  7. I have completed my b.tech from ec in 2015 and got a job of 3 lack pa in Solar field as a engineer. the 2 year bond period is about to be completed and now I am thinking to do m.tech from nit through gate 2015 score. is this a right decision?

  8. I COMPLETED B.TECH EEE IN 2015 AND CAME OUT OF RAT RACE OF GOVERNMENT JOBS AND RELOCATED TO BENGALURU. I KNOW ALL THESE ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY. BUT WHERE TO GET SKILL IN IOT TO START CAREER .

  9. I have completed my B.tech this year only, and i am placed in Tech mahindra but i don’t know whether the company would send call letter or not. So, meanwhile i am preparing for GATE but i want a job in Core Electronics companies as i hv done a certified course in Verilog HDL and i know some VLSI tools also . what should i do, which exams should i give , I m really worried about my future.

  10. I have completed my b. Tech this year from mechanical branch. And my agreegate percentage is not too good thats why i waana looking for goverment job. But i confused in choosing what kind of job i should aaply. So please suggest me a best and easy goverment technical job that i can crack…. If i am an average student

  11. Hi sir ,i am compelet the b-tech in mech.2017. And now i am working in platform screening door(psd) system as a j.e from 7-8 months.but here increment chance not available bcz of project base job.this time i am face two way ,can i change our job profile ,i got offer power sector company carbon continantal india limited or other i want do the P.G diploma course “oil and gas pipe design & anylsis”
    Which one best options for me can you suggest me plz.

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