Growing Engineering Sector And Job Opportunities
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Growing Engineering Sector and Job Opportunities

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The engineering industry is the largest segment which accounts for 3 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and represents about 27 per cent of the total industrial factories in the organised sector. Further, the exports from the engineering sector form about one-fourth of India's total merchandise shipments. The US and Europe are major markets for India as they account for over 60 per cent of the country's total engineering exports.

Some of the growth drivers of Indian engineering sector are:

  • Increase in Infrastructure spending
  • Increase in merger & acquisitions
  • Delicensing
  • Reduction in tariff and customs
  • Increasing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflow
  • Capacity addition for power generation

  • Job opportunities

    The engineering profession is one of the oldest traditional professions in the world. There are enormous industrial engineering jobs in India as engineers are involved in almost every aspect of the community from building roads, bridges, houses, factories, high rise building to production of products and goods.

    Further, they can also be involved in the Research & Development (R&D) of products, testing & designing of products, sales and service of products, marketing of products, etc.

    Major areas for jobs in engineering sector

    Computer Science and IT Engineering: There are enormous job opportunities in this sector with high salary packages. Some of the famous companies under this branch are Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, Amazon, IBM, Oracle, Cisco, Infosys, TCS, and Wipro.

    Aeronautical Engineering: It is the study related to aircraft and spacecraft. In India, most of the aeronautical engineers are placed by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the Ministry of Defense.

    Electronics and Communication Engineering: It is a detailed study of digital electronics, logical design, electronic circuits, etc. Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL), Intel, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, and Philips are some of the companies under this branch.

    Marine Engineering: Marine engineering basically deals with onboard ship operations like maintenance, etc. Job opportunities in marine engineering are related to cargo ships, passenger ships, tanker vessels, etc.

    Educational Requirement for Engineers

    A four year bachelor's degree in engineering from an institution accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) is required for almost all engineering jobs, although graduates with Physical Science or Mathematics degrees will occasionally qualify for some of the engineering jobs.

    Different Sources for job search

    Candidates can look for various sources to get a desired job in engineering sector. Some of the sources for searching a job are:

  • Newspapers: One can search for numerous engineering jobs in India with the help of various newspapers such as The Times of India (Ascent), The Hindu, Employment Times, etc. These newspapers publish their separate section for job vacancies across different sectors in India and abroad

  • Online job portals: Job portals such as,,,, etc., help the candidates to search job according to their profile, salary, and location. These job sites are very prominent on the internet and try to place the person for the right engineering job in India

  • Job consultants: For customised job solution, candidates can look for recruitment consultants for engineering jobs in India. These websites have a contract with many companies all over the nation. They can place the person in any part of the country for the desired job

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