Engineers generally start their career with a bachelor's degree in one of the engineering discipline. There are Masters' engineering courses, research doctorate degrees as well, but even diploma engineers compete with graduates and postgraduates in many fields with experience and hard work.
Great emphasis is given to engineering and technology education in the country as it is widely accepted that knowledge resource in technology can be the single largest component for economic development.
In recent decades there has been a boom in setting up of engineering colleges and institutes, with emphasis on courses and career programs that would bring in great employment opportunities and stimulate production.
This section of our site aims to resource the community with most updated information on engineering and colleges in India, courses, employment opportunities, salaries and more.
IITs in India:
Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) are premier engineering and technology institutions established by Government of India under Acts of the Parliament. There are 13 autonomous IITs located at various parts of India engaged in the noble purpose of producing engineers and scientists to promote economic and social development of the country.
National Institute of Technology (NIT) in India:
Originally known as Regional Engineering Colleges (RECs), National Institutes of Technology are premier engineering and technology institutions established across the country aimed to promote quality education in engineering and technology. Currently there are 20 NITs, and the government aims to establish at least one NIT in every state.
Colleges of Architecture:
There are reputed colleges that are dedicated to education in Architecture and other related subjects. These colleges train graduates and postgraduates who build the national infrastructure. Courses and degrees awarded by these institutions are internationally accredited and many are statutory qualifications for practicing as Chartered Architects.
Govt. (State) Sponsored Engineering Colleges:
There are fully or partially government sponsored engineering colleges under UGC Scheme in every state. The admission to these colleges is controlled as per set norms of reservation, merit in qualifying examination and entrance examinations. A major part of the per capita cost of training students and running the establishments is born by the concerned government.
Self Financing Engineering Colleges:
These are mainly privately owned and operated engineering colleges in various states. Self Financing engineering colleges are run out the fees and contributions collected from students. The infrastructure cost as well as salaries of faculty is borne by the institution out of this fund.
Multi National Engineering Institutions:
There are many foreign based engineering colleges which are purely in the private sector and are sometimes in collaboration with industrial houses or individuals. The degrees awarded may be recognized in many countries or recognized for employment by industrial associations and cartels but have no legal locus standi the country.
Polytechnics are institutions established in the public and private sectors to impart technical education to people which awards Diploma Certificates. These diploma training for 3-4 years makes them fit for employment in technical and industrial environments.