B.Tech/B.E.: Click here to know about the courses, duration, eligibility, specialization, top universities, career opportunities

Career Goals: After completing this course, individuals can work in government and private sector both. B.Tech/B.E. students become engineer once their degree is over.

By- Akanksha Yadav

About the course:

B.Tech (Bachelor of Technology) and B.E. (Bachelor of Engineering) both are undergraduate engineering courses. The duration of both courses is 4 years which are divided into 8 semesters. B.Tech/B.E. are offered by various private and government institutes or colleges which follow the standard syllabus laid down by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), University Grants Commission of India (UGC) and the National Board of Accreditation (NBA).

The students, who aspire to become engineers, opt for these courses. Both the courses offer various specializations like civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical and electronics engineering, electronics and communication engineering, instrumentation and control engineering, computer science engineering, information technology engineering, petroleum engineering, chemical engineering, biotechnology, metallurgical engineering, aeronautical engineering, aerospace engineering, biochemical engineering etc. After completing their graduation in B.Tech/B.E. courses, students can work both in the private and government sectors.

To get into an engineering college/institute, students need to first clear the entrance examination. The entrance examinations can be divided into three categories. They are national-level entrance exams, state-level entrance exams and university-level entrance examinations. It depends on the student in which exam he wants to appear. Some universities conduct their entrance examination while some accept national-level entrance exam scores for admission.

Every year, more than 28 lakh Indian students enroll in engineering courses which makes it one of the most sought-after programs after 12th in India.

The duration of B.Tech/B.E.:

B.Tech/ B.E. (Bachelor of Technology/ Bachelor of Engineering) courses are undergraduate courses. Their duration is four years. These three years are usually divided into 8 semesters. B.Tech/B.E. is a theory and practical-based course which focus on gathering knowledge about the engineering aspect of science.

The eligibility criteria for B.Tech/ B.E.:

The eligibility criteria for both programs are given below for studentsconvenience. Students wishing to sit for the engineering entrance exams are advised to look at the below-mentioned eligibility criteria.

  • The candidate should have completed his/her 12th class examination with a minimum of 50% marks. Some universities ask min 70% marks for admission to their college.
  • The mandatory subjects should be PCM (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics).
  • For B.E., candidates need to clear the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) or others to get into government colleges or other reputed colleges. If they fail to do so, then they’ll have to pay inordinate amounts as fees to get admission in regular private colleges through management quota.
  • For B.Tech, students need to appear for entrance exams like JEE, VITEEE, and BITSAT to get admission into IITs, and NITs. IIITs or various government colleges. Students can also do B.Tech from private colleges. Some private colleges conduct their entrance exam while some accept government entrance examination marks.
  • If the student wishes to take computer science engineering or IT engineering, it is advisable to take computer science in class 12th. Although it is not a mandatory requirement for admission.

B.Tech/B.E. admission process:

To get into an engineering college, a student needs to clear the university/state/national level entrance examination. Some of the most famous entrance examinations are given below.

  • JEE Main- conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).
  • JEE Advanced- conducted by NTA.
  • MHT CET- conducted by B.Tech institutes of Maharashtra.
  • BITSAT- Conducted by the Birla Institute of Science and Technology (BITSAT) Pilani.
  • VITEEE- conducted by the Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT)
  • SRMJEEE- conducted by SRM Institute of Science and Technology.

B.Tech/B.E. specializations:

The list of specializations available in these courses is mentioned below. Students can choose from these specializations.

  • Civil engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical and electronics engineering
  • Electronics and communication engineering
  • Instrumentation and control engineering
  • Computer science engineering
  • Information technology engineering
  • Petroleum engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Metallurgical engineering
  • Aeronautical engineering
  • Aerospace engineering
  • Biochemical engineering and some more.

Career opportunities after B.Tech/B.E.:

After completing graduation with B.Tech/B.E., individuals can work in both the private and public sectors. Some of the students also go for higher studies in their respective fields. They opt for various M.Tech /M.E./ MBA programs also.

After their graduation, students can work as below-mentioned profiles.

  • Professor
  • Computer programmer
  • R&D applications manager
  • Voice engineer
  • Ergonomist
  • Quality Engineer
  • Plant Engineer
  • Quality control technician
  • Operations Manager
  • Facilities Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Industrial Manager
  • Process Engineer
  • Academic researcher and many more jobs.

Top B.Tech/B.E. universities in India:

Some of the top engineering colleges are given below.

  • IIT Madras
  • IIT Delhi
  • Woxsen University, Hyderabad
  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IIT Kanpur
  • IIT Roorkee
  • BITS Pilani, Pilani
  • NIT Trichy
  • IIT Guwahati
  • IIT Hyderabad
  • ISM Dhanbad and many more.

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