First Year Engineering Admission

The euphoria of good results leads on to the next step in one’s academic life. What next? Which Engineering college? How do I go about it? Though the admission happens through the DTE online admission process, it’s not as simple as it sounds. The students and also the parents are in a state of total confusion about how do theyI make their choice of branch and match it with a college of their choice.

To put an end to this anguish and turmoil, Vidyalankar, over the years have been at the side of the student community, doing their best to help solve the queries that keep arising with the change of the DTE norms every year. Their well-planned seminars at popular places in Mumbai have just one aim in mind; that is to make the process of filling the application form easy and to help every student realise their dream of studying in their college of preference without compromising on their choice of branch of study. The speakers at these seminars are people, who are well versed with the norms of the form filling and have, over the many years, helped thousands of students get into the stream and college they most preferred.

Attending these seminars come with no hidden cost, but benefits in abundance. Parents and students can make the best use of these platforms and fill up their online forms in peace and freeze on their choice of college and branch.

Career Choices After Engineering

What have you thought about doing next? M.Tech? OR MBA? OR a job? Even if you have decided on something, it is advisable to explore the other options lying in front of you.

Here are some career options which every student should consider while making this decision:

  1. Campus Placement

Already bored of studying? Then getting selected in a decent company visiting your campus seems a good option. If you don’t have any intentions of studying further, or at least immediately after B. Tech,  you can opt for a job. This is considered to be a safer option where you get time to decide which field you want to stick to-Technical or management to some other stream.


  1. Go for an M.Tech degree

If you studied engineering out of passion and not because you were forced by your parents or just for sake of doing it, then MTech is a good option. You can opt for the field of study you aspire to expertise in. For this, you need to prepare well for the entrance exams to get into a good college.


  1. Do an MBA

Don’t feel you are the technical guy you wanted you to be? Always felt like you are a manager and want to see yourself in a business suit in some MNC? If you want to make a career in the management sector, hold managerial positions, then MBA is the right choice. You may specialize in your area of interest like HR, Marketing, Sales or the new growing domains like Digital Marketing, International Relations, Operations, IT, etc.


  1. Prepare for Civil Services

Always saw yourself as an IAS or IPS officer. Indeed it is one of the toughest exams in the world to crack and there lies a huge competition to be a civil servant. Civil Services is not just about cracking an exam and then clearing an interview, it judges you on everything you can think of, who you are and what you stand for! For that you need to – Believe in yourself.


  1. Short Term Courses

There are various short term courses and diploma courses you can opt for after your B.Tech. It can be a certificate course in embedded technology, VLSI, robotics, ethical hacking, protocol testing, machine designing etc. Such courses are generally job oriented and serve as a bridge between what you know and what the industry expects you to know in order to absorb you into their organization.


  1. Entrepreneurship-Start your venture

Do you have dreams of being a job provider? Always wanted to be your own boss? Then starting something of your own is a great option. But before you think about it you need to be sure about your options. Startup is trending more as a fashion than a career option. Being your own boss does not mean you can ignore work and life would be easy. Starting your venture and making it succeed would be the toughest of all the things you can do. It will have ups and downs every new day. Maybe you would not get any client for the whole year. Be ready for the challenges and immense learning if you are determined to be an entrepreneur. This is the road less travelled.


  1. Go Abroad

It is also a very good option to explore. If you choose to study abroad, you will get a lot of exposure and learning along with the education part. You might also be able to get a job at international locations if you have plans to settle abroad permanently in the future. You can also explore integrated opportunities abroad. Along with options of MS abroad you may explore options of MS+PhD and other research oriented courses.


  1. Join the army

Give a chance to the patriot in you. Joining the Army/Navy/Air Force or any other wing of the defense services can be exciting and high paying at the same time. You can join as technical staff by applying through the University Entry Scheme (UES), which requires you to apply on their respective websites or appear for the AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test). These positions will give you an opportunity to live your life for the nation, a life with good facilities and a decent sum to take home as well.

How To Select Engineering Branch

Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Science or something else? Deciding upon the right engineering stream is quite tricky for both students and their parents.

Most of us go through the same dilemma after clearing different entrance exams. A lot of thought goes into choosing the right branch in engineering. Most students go by the job prospects of the field while making this decision, interest and aptitude could get ignored in the process. Some students are confused about the selection of the suitable branch of Engineering.

Well, the confusion is justified. Today, there are number of Engineering branches! Earlier, there used to be only the core branches- Electrical, Mechanical and Civil Engineering. Now, the number of branch has increased rapidly and so has the confusion about selecting the suitable one. Many students are even unaware of certain new branches of Engineering

Here are 5 tips which every student should consider while making this decision:

1. Go for interest, not scopeWhile we may say that scope for a field keeps changing with time, as we see new trends coming up every few years. The reality is, every branch has good scope and opportunities if you perform well in it. Contrary to this, if you take up a branch just based on its job prospects and lack interest in it, you’ll end up getting nowhere.


2. Branch vs College

It is that time in your life, where you have to choose from a platter. Whether you choose college A over college B or branch X over branch Y should not be a random decision and instead be based on research on these colleges and the electives they offer under each course. Run through the college websites and the course material they offer under the branch you aspire for to make the right decision.


3. Specialization is good

Engineering provides opportunity to specialize. Choosing one from the various types of engineering disciplines is not an easy job. Digging deeper and knowing more about every branch can help you in making the right choice. Clearer the approach better will be the results.


4. Work life after graduation/ Job Prospects

It is critical to understand what kind of professional work is expected out of you once you take up a job. For instance, Civil Engineering means a lot of field-work and if you are not suited for that, you better not choose Civil Engineering in the first place. So, while choosing your Engineering branch, keep in mind the job prospects related to that branch.

5. Options for Post graduation

If you aspire to do post graduation, and have some ideas already, it might be a good idea to do a quick check on the opportunities for the post graduation. For example, if you choose to pursue Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, you can do your Masters in Robotics, Automobile or Industrial apart from core mechanical opportunities like manufacturing etc.


If you are still confused and want help from a counselor, Contact Vidyalankar