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Mechanical Engineering in India

Mechanical Engineering in India is the branch of engineering that uses the principles of Mechanics, Thermodynamics & Material sciences to deal with the design, maintenance and manufacturing of the mechanical system. As per all India survey of higher education almost 100K Mechanical Engineer graduate every year.

Demand of Mechanical Engineer

In India, Mechanical Engineering is one of the very famous and challenging branch of engineering. India produces almost 15 lakh engineering graduates every years among them almost 7% of them are Mechanical Engineer. The demand for the Mechanical Engineer by the Indian industries is comparatively less than the supply that is the reason most of the mechanical engineer remain jobless after graduation.

Cost of Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineering on an average costs around 2 Lakh per year i.e 8 Lakh for fours years. It is one of the expensive investment. Other Expenses include Food & Accommodation, Travel expenses, Reading material expenses & other miscellaneous expenses. Collectively from starting to graduation mechanical engineer can cost upto 10 lakh to 12 lakh.

Mechanical Engineering subjects as per Semester

Mechanical Engineering is the four years course. All the subjects as per semester are listed below:-

First Semester:

  • Engineering Physics I
  • Engineering Mathematics I
  • Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Chemistry I
  • Environmental Science
  • Engineering Mechanics

Second Semester:

  • Engineering Physics II
  • Engineering Mathematics II
  • Engineering Chemistry II
  • Computer Programming
  • Basic Civil and Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering Graphics

Third Semester:

  • Manufacturing Technology I
  • Mechanics of Solids
  • Thermodynamics
  • Electrical and Electronic Measurements
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Material Science and Metallurgy

Fourth Semester:

  • Kinematics of Machinery
  • Applied Thermodynamics
  • Manufacturing Technology II
  • Electrical Machines and Power Electronics
  • Numerical Methods and Optimization Techniques
  • Control Engineering

Fifth Semester:

  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Design of Machine Elements
  • Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Metrology and Quality Control
  • Elective I
  • Dynamics of Machinery

Sixth Semester:

  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Power Plant Engineering
  • Operations Research
  • Elective III
  • Project Work
  • Elective II

Elective subjects may vary as per institute. Some of the elective subjects may include Robotics, Mechatronics, CAD/CAM, Finite Element Analysis etc.

Seventh Semester:

  • Finite Element Methods and Analysis
  • Industrial Robotics and Automation
  • Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing
  • Elective V
  • Open Elective I
  • Elective IV

Eighth Semester:

  • Elective VI
  • Project Work
  • Open Elective II

Some common electives in the seventh semester are Composite Material, Manufacturing process, Advanced robotics, Renewable energy system etc and in the eighth semester are Business Analytics, Artificial intelligence, Supply chain management etc.

Jobs of Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer can get jobs in various sectors. Some of them are listed below:-

1) Manufacturing Company

Mechanical Engineer can land job in the various manufacturing Company. It is one of the core field of mechanical engineering where many new and fresher engineer can get their a lot of learning. Some of the manufacturing company are steel, cement etc

2) Government sector

Government sector is very lavishing sector for the job of mechanical engineer because lots of facilities are given. They have to clear the government exam to be selected for job.They can involve in defence department, space agency etc for designing and developing proper mechanical system.

3) Research and Development

They can involve in the research and development of various new technology and system through continuous experiment using advanced tools and equipment.

4) Consulting

They can work as a consultant for various companies sharing their knowledge and skills. They can optimize the manufacturing process, improve the products and develop the new technology.

5) Academia

They can land the job of teachers and professor sharing their knowledge and skills to their students.

Mechanical Engineering Salary

Most of the student remain jobless after their graduation. But those who land their job, their salary differ from the type of company, they have been offered. Mostly top colleges get the MNC for the placement so they comparatively get the higher package as compared to the low grade college. The average package of the mechanical engineer after their graduation are within 3 Lakh to 5 Lakh.


I am a mechanical engineering graduate who have been working in the corporate sector from the last four years. From my point of view I don’t think it is worth to study mechanical engineering paying such high amount of money and getting very less return after graduation. Although it should be your personal choice. But per my understanding Engineering is the greatest scam of 21st Century.

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