B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering is a 4-year undergraduate course and is one of the most sought-after degree courses in engineering stream. The eligibility to take admission in this course is 10+2 pass or equivalent. Admission process for the same is generally entrance-exam based.
JEE Main, BITSAT, COMEDK, UPSEE, VITEEE, SRMJEEE are some such entrance exams conducted for admission to various Mechanical Engineering colleges. Mechanical Engineering is the oldest branch of engineering.
B.Tech Mechanical Engineering is the branch of engineering that involves production, designing, and operations of machines. The course objective of mechanical engineering is to prepare students for applying the principles of mechanical engineering for designing, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems.
Mentioned below are some of the major highlights of Mechanical Engineering degree in India.
4 years (5 years in case of dual degree)
10+2 or equivalent
Counselling after taking entrance test or direct admission
Major Entrance Tests
JEE Main, BITSAT, COMEDK, VITEEE, SRMJEEE, UPSEE
INR 4 Lacs to 10 Lacs
Average Starting salary
INR 2.5 Lacs to 7 Lacs
Top recruiting companies
L&T, Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors and others such
First thing any engineering aspirant considers while choosing a branch in Engineering is placement aspect and the course very well caters to it. A few questions which arise when admissions to engineering colleges commence include the branch in demand, highest paid engineering graduates and others such. Apart from this palcement criteria, there are some other parameters which should be considered while choosing a discipline like- what are the research opportunities, what is scope of career growth etc.
Mechanical Engineering is the evergreen branch of engineering. Market scenario and demand of engineering graduates change every year but the demand of mechanical engineering degree will never be obsolete. Mechanical engineering graduates can find placements in almost every sector, right from construction sector to steel industry and from automobile to software.
Candidates willing to apply for Mechanical Engineering degree need to fulfil the below-mentioned eligibility criteria.
There are about 4300 engineering colleges in India. Admission to most of the engineering institutes is done on the basis of one of the several entrance tests conducted at national and state level. Some private institutes also conduct their own entrance test. However, some institutes also offer direct admission on the basis of merit in qualifying exam or on the basis of management quota.
Basic admission process in different engineering institutes is explained below.
10+2 with PCM (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) is the basic requirement to take admission in any BE/B.Tech program. Percentage required in qualifying exam is 50% for most of the engineering institutes. For some top prestigious institutes like IITs, NITs or BITS the percentage criteria extends to 60%.
Following is the criteria for admission through different modes:
Direct Admission- Engineering institutes which offer direct admission have certain criteria for admission. Either they offer admission on the basis of merit in qualifying exam i.e. 10+2 or equivalent or there are some management seats reserved in private engineering colleges. For management quota the fee structure is generally higher than others.
Direct Admission for Diploma holders- Various engineering colleges in India also offer direct admission to ITI diploma holders in second year of the course.
Entrance Exams- There are several entrance exams in India at national and state level. Some private institutes like SRM University, BITS Pilani, VIT University etc conduct their separate entrance test. Some main national level and state level engineering entrance tests are below-
National level/ CBSE
NITs, IIITs, Most of the institutes accept JEE Main Score
BITS Pilani all campuses
SRM University all cmapuses
All engineering colleges of Karnataka
Mechanical Engineering course structure is designed in such a way, that one would learn theoretical and practical knowledge of different fields that are covered in the study of mechanical engineering. The main subjects areas are- Strength of Materials, Materials Science, Thermodynamics, IC Engines, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Automobile Engineering etc.
In most of the engineering institutes, first year of every branch has common subjects. Second year onwards the specialization starts. Thus, the first year courses are similar for everyone.
Following is the basic course structure in most of the engineering institutes in India-
Mechanical engineering basically involves study of core concepts of mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics, materials science, structural analysis, and electricity. Apart from that there are some tools that are studied to enhance the skills of mechanical engineering.
Core Subjects of Mechanical Engineering
Following are some core subjects of mechanical engineering which are taught in most of the engineering colleges in India. However this is not the complete list of subjects, it may differ from institute to institute-
Lab practicals and workshops are the most essential part of mechanical engineering course. Following are the subjects which are studied under laboratories of mechanical engineering-
Apart from core subjects, there are some elective subjects in each semester. Some common elective subjects are-
Above subjects and electives are taken from some universities' curriculum. This is not the complete syllabus of Mechanical engineering. This will give you a general idea about mechanical engineering course syllabus.