The institutions and students must focus on diversified career prospects in the field of Engineering. With many choices within this career, decision must be made after a lot of planning
Dr Pradeep Kumar Singh
Engineering is a diverse field of study with many disciplines. At Undergraduate (UG) level, more than 100 disciplines are flourishing in various Engineering Institutions in the country. A large number of these have similar nomenclature. In general, many of the UG programmes are broad based with further specialisation at Postgraduate (PG) level. On the other hand, a few specialised programmes at UG level do exist, which may sometimes open up better job opportunities, but in general they narrow down the career scope in overall Engineering spectrum. In general, the engineering disciplines can broadly be categorised as (a) Broad-based fundamental disciplines (b) Derived/ interdisciplinary disciplines, and (c) Specialised disciplines.