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How to Choose the Right Engineering Branch in College?

The top 2 questions every engineering aspirant and their parents often ask are:

  1. Which college is the best?
  2. Which courses/streams will be suitable for them?

Have you always dreamt of becoming an engineer? And now that you have passed out your 12th, you are confused about which stream would be the best fit for you. Worry not; it is normal for every student. Given the high competition and variety of engineering courses out there, students tend to get confused not only about choosing the right college but also the right branch.

This article will take you through the step by step process of deciding the right engineering course and why it is so crucial to decide the right one. After reading this article completely, you will get a clear image of which stream is the best one for you.

What Are All The Streams in Engineering?

The number of engineering courses in India is endless, while some are quite famous, others are unconventional.

  • Engineering Courses in Conventional Streams
  • Electronics & Communication
  • Electronics & Electrical
  • Electronics and Instrumentation
  • Chemical
  • Mechanical
  • Computer Science
  • Informational Technology
  • Aerospace Aviation
  • Aeronautical
  • Automobile
  • Marine
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Civil
  • Biotechnology
  • Agriculture
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Science
  • Biomedical
  • Information Science

Engineering Courses in Unconventional Streams
  • Food technology
  • Robotics
  • Cyber security
  • Mechatronics
  • Transportation
  • Instrumentation and Control
  • Mining
  • Production
  • Dairy technology
  • Construction
  • Automation and Robotics
  • Petroleum
  • Instrumentation
  • Textile
  • Ceramic
  • Structural
  • Power
  • Smart Manufacturing & Automation
  • Automation and Robotics
  • Petroleum

How do I Choose the right stream?

Choosing the right engineering course decides what your career is going to look like. So, utmost caution with exhaustive research is the only way to ensure you opt for the best field for yourself.

Here is a quick 5-point guide for you to choose the right engineering course
1. Understand Each Stream Thoroughly

This one forms the foundation of your decision as without understanding what each stream has in store for you, you will never make an informed decision. So, take a deep understanding of every engineering course, the subjects you will be studying, the best engineering colleges offering that stream, and many more.

2. Analyze which streams interest you

Now that you have a clear understanding of the various streams, see which one draws your interest the most. Whether your inclinations are towards marine or chemical is grabbing your interests the most, find out. Finding your best interests is critical because you will need to pursue a career in the stream all your life. It is crucial for you to choose the stream where your interest lies.
Also, peer pressure or parents might make you feel that a particular branch is the only promising one; however, that is not the case. Opportunities come to those who work hard, and you will work hard only for something you are truly interested in; right? So, understand that you can only make a successful engineering career when you have the desired aptitude in the field. Choosing a branch merely because a senior suggests or parents pressurize you to choose will not lead you anywhere.

3. Consider it A Lifetime Thing

An engineering course is more than just 4 years at the campus. The engineering course you pursue will decide what your career is going to look like. So weighing the options you have after graduation is a must. Whether you will be pursuing post-graduation or entering the corporate world; see which stream provides the required scope that aligns with your plans.

4. Connect with the Experts

This one works wonders as talking to the alumni and professionals will give you an idea of what lifestyle and future are like in various engineering fields. You will get an overlook of the profession and what you might expect from various streams. Learn about the salary, career progression pace, various career fields, work-life balance, industry dynamics, and work culture. Having a 360-degree idea from those who are already engaged in the field will make the choice much easier for you.
You can use social media for connecting to alumni and industry experts.

5. Research on Trends and Career Aspects

Data science and cybersecurity are 2 fields where an unlimited number of opportunities are there. Also, biomedical is a booming field, especially after the Covid-19 pandemic. You must analyze the various engineering career fields a particular stream can provide to you.

Which branch of BE / B.TEch is best for average students?

Information technology or CSE are the two engineering branches considered best for average students. Not only they are universal streams, but you also get to explore corporate as well as other fields. Having said that, you will have to work hard and give your 100% if you want to excel in a career even in IT or CSE.

Let ITM be A Part of Your Successful Engineering Career

ITM Group of Institutions is what you should go for if becoming a successful engineer is what you have dreamt of. We offer various engineering courses spanning the best engineering streams in India. ITM believes in imparting the best quality education that pertains to the industry requirements and incorporating the right skillset in our students. The 4-year engineering courses at ITM will transform you into a perfect fit for the industry making the lead companies hire you.

Our engineering courses are designed to include the practical and theoretical aspects of mechanics, automation, mathematics, and sciences to encourage an innovative mindset in our students. The B.Tech curriculum is curated to provide academic fundamentals as well as a hands-on learning experience with internship opportunities, immersion programs, seminars by experts, workshops, and immersive learning sessions. The top companies trust the ITM Group of Institutions to hire our students; they visit our campuses to recruit our talent pool into their workforce. Got more queries? Visit us here and get your doubts cleared.

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