Overcome top Engineering Entrance Examinations for a successful life
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So, the school days are
over and it is time to choose a living. One of the most coveted career choices
is engineering. An engineer should have thorough scientific and mathematical
knowledge. Further, this knowledge should be innovatively applied to solve various
societal, technical and commercial problems.
Why should one
consider engineering colleges?
Engineering is India’s
most coveted career option which presents incredible growth
opportunities. Engineers are inventors and are required to pursue their
work in challenging terrains. One has to be highly passionate about technology
to earn success in this domain. The time of the year when entrance examinations
for engineering colleges are being conducted is here.
colleges of the land constitute the IITs, NITs, Birla Institute of Technology
and Delhi Technical University amongst others. Students have to go grind two
years of their life tackling daunting subjects such as Mathematics, Physics,
to these top
engineering colleges requires nothing short of unflinching
dedication and grit. Engineering colleges are plenty in India, but the best
ones are the only ones worth spending a dime on. While the difficulty of the
entrance exams for engineering colleges varies, there is no exam a student ever
finds to be a piece of cake.
Riddled with in depth questions on physics, chemistry, and
mathematics, many students flock to coaching classes on top of school to cope
with the difficulty of major entrance exams for engineering colleges. This
trend has been panned by many experts in the education sector, calling it the
‘beginning of the end’ of the Indian education system.
While that still remains to be seen, what one can discern is the
relatively high standard of engineering entrance exams in our country. With so
many aspirants vying for places in these engineering colleges, it is not
surprising that top engineering colleges prefer to set such a difficult exam.
Speed and accuracy are considered to be important hallmarks in
order to ace the most significant engineering entrance examinations conducted
in the country. This article is an in depth analysis of the important national
and state level examinations which are instrumental in gaining admission to the
top engineering colleges in India.
Entrance Examination (JEE)
Who does not aspire to be a part of premier institutions where
stories of triumphs are scripted? JEE is a pan India common engineering entrance
examination for admission to top draw engineering colleges
situated in the country.
IITs and NITs do a two tier examination constituting of JEE
Main and JEE Advanced. Cracking the exam is the only path for
admission to the National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Central and State
Govt. funded institutions and other colleges accepting JEE Main scores. JEE
Main is scheduled to be held n the month of April in 2016.
In order to participate in JEE
Advanced, it is essential to finish amongst the top 20% of JEE
Mains. Students selected in JEE Advanced can earn admissions in Indian
Institutes of Technology and Indian School of Mines (ISM) Dhanbad by clearing
the engineering entrance exam.
BITSAT is administered by the deemed university Birla Institute of
Technology and Science (BITS) and the examination is conducted for admissions
courses at BITS campuses in Pilani, Goa, and Hyderabad.
One of the top notch engineering colleges in India, the status of
BITS engineering examination is considered to be equivalent to those of
globally leading institutions. On the domestic front, BITS provides excellent
competition to the popularity and quality of the IITs.
The Vellore Institute of Technology conducts the VIT Engineering
Entrance Examination. The Institute is renowned for following international
standards as far as education is concerned.
Moreover, adequate research is carried on in the institute which
is famed for partnerships with several international universities. The
Institute carries on various joint research projects along with foreign
students and provides a cosmopolitan ambience for studies.
The Sri Ramaswamy Memorial University (SRM) is one of the leading private
engineering colleges in the country. On the strength of an
excellent curriculum and highly qualified faculty, the institute has
established a foothold in the education sector.
Further, innovative methods of teaching and research across
several academic disciplines are other advantages which set it apart from its
competitors. The entrance examination of the university, SRMEE registrations
amount to nearly four to five lakh applications every year and a good score in
it assures admission to courses across several campuses of the engineering
of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMEDK),
As the name suggests, COMEDK is a state level engineering and
medical entrance exams held annually for admission to top engineering colleges
in Karnataka. Many top colleges in Bangalore such as RV College of Engineering,
PESIT and MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology accept COMEDK scores as criteria
for admission to BTech and other programmes.
Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test (GGSIPU-CET)
More commonly known as IP exam, GGSIPU is one of North India
largest universities. Many engineering colleges in Delhi-NCR fall under its
purview. Top government engineering
colleges such as USIT and Maharaja Agarasen accept IP scores
while conducting admissions for B.Tech programmes. This exam also has the added
benefit of virtually following a tried and tested engineering curriculum
accepted by a number of government and private engineering colleges.
University Online Entrance Test (MU-OET)
Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private engineering
college conducting its own engineering entrance exam. Recently ranked amongst
the top five private colleges for engineering in India, Manipal has slowly
become a great option for aspiring engineers to pursue their graduation.
Alongside the obvious Kasturba Medical College which is arguably one of India’s
best in medicine, MIT’s stock has risen fast over the past few
Pradesh Technical University State Entrance Exam (UPTU-SEE)
Amongst the most popular non-private exams, UPTU is one of the
most important exams in the India. Due to the recent inclusion of some
non-certified and shady engineering colleges under UPTU, the exam’s reputation
has been tarnished.
However, some colleges like Harcourt Butler Technological
Institute [HBTI], Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET) and J.S.S.
Academy of Technical Education are still under UPTU’s purview and remain one of
the more prestigious engineering colleges in India.
Bengal Joint Entrance Exam (WBJEE)
One of the most prestigious state exams these days, WBJEE holds
the ticket to many great engineering colleges in West Bengal. Jadavpur
University, IEM, KGEC, and Heritage Institute of Technology are amongst the
engineering colleges offering admission under WBJEE.
Versatility and commitment- The pride of engineers and
biggest reason many consider engineering colleges is instant monetary
gratification after four years. Companies today are doling out mega packages to
final year students of engineering colleges so as to acquire the best talent in
placement after four years, many engineers choose to switch fields and take up
professions such as management consultants and investment bankers. Today in
India, nearly every field is entrenched with engineers fulfilling any duty
handed to them. Though this is not ideal, it still bears a great hallmark for
engineers in India who are ready to perform any task required of them.
country where the best bankers, lawyers, politicians, and CEOs were once
engineers, a lot can be derived about the importance of improving this field in
particular. Amongst the millions of professions practised in India, here is a
comparison of the most preferred professions in India.
surprisingly MBA management executives and
investment bankers lead the line in terms of average salaries and deep pockets.
An interesting factor here is nearly 75% of MBA students in top B-schools are
from engineering colleges. This scenario simply portrays one simple fact: a
good engineering degree mostly leads to a higher paying job.
Engineering colleges: A bubble waiting to burst or a perennial
profession for the ages?
While top engineering colleges in India have always managed to
maintain a healthy outflow of top-notch engineers, the sprouting of thousands
of lowly engineering colleges has tarnished the B.Techvalue. Earlier one
could easily gauge a person’s skill set by knowing his qualification, the
circumstances have changed now.
Unauthorised engineering colleges not approved by accreditation
and commissioning bodies have been throwing away B.Tech degrees for handsome
sums of money. This has caused mass degradation of the quality of engineers in
India. A country with many good engineers is a good sign, but a country with
some good and many bad ones is nothing short of a disaster.
There is a simple answer to this problem. Instead of trying to
push engineering colleges down every passing throat, encouraging students to
opt for fields they feel passionate about is essential. The craze for B.Tech is
the reason such shell engineering colleges have sprouted across
Talking about bursting bubbles, the recent trend in the IT sector has raised
some eyebrows. In a country where an engineering degree is believed to grant
immunity from any further problems in life, the recent mass layoffs in top IT
companies have rippled some waters in the jobs industry.
The IT revolution in India began during the turn of the
millennium. State of the art office campuses steaming with employees made
Bangalore and Hyderabad seem like the Indian Silicon Valley. The consequence of
this revolution was 10-12 years of unprecedented job growth as thousands of IT
companies besides the big ones started hiring every type of engineer under the
sun. Seventeen years down the road, automation and machine learning are slowly
starting replacing employees as companies look to cut costs and increase profit
This panic is understandable, but analysts would be lying if they
say they didn’t see it coming. No sector can sustain growth forever. Like
infrastructure, automobile, communications, and BPOs eventually saturated, the
IT sector’s time had to come eventually.
Engineering colleges are also partially responsible for this
collapse. For many years, engineering colleges took placements for granted due
to massive recruitment drives. This made engineering colleges lackadaisical in
their approach towards the curriculum. The failure of engineering colleges to
evolve with time and expect such a fall in demand clearly highlights the
pitfalls in their approach to designing a proper framework.
IT companies have been complaining for a long time over the
quality of recruits coming from top engineering colleges. The alarm bells have
been ringing louder than ever for the past five years too when graduates from
engineering colleges were first being hired as trainees from colleges and not
as employees. Whether engineering colleges choose to ignore these trends
or they were simply too obtuse in understanding the IT industry, in general,
However, to say that engineers and engineering colleges are no
longer needed is laughable at best. With every passing trending sector, there
is always a new one ready to come upon the scene.
As long as problems need solutions, engineers and engineering
colleges will exist.
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