Better Career Options For Mechanical Engineering Students

Better Career Options For Mechanical Engineering Students

Mechanical engineers have a wide variety of job profiles that the other branches, which can be seen, explained below.

  • Production department
  • Mechanical maintenance
  • Store department
  • Planning and control
  • Design Engineer
  • Quality assurance
  • Process development
  • Supply chain management

If core companies are visiting your college, then get all the information about the companies in the 2nd year itself and start preparing for the way ahead. You need to work very hard to get into private industry. If you get a job through your college that is the best, if not keep updating your resume at,,,, and LinkedIn


The Railway sector conducts exams every year. Check for RRB (Railway Recruitment Board) notifications and apply. All the information about the syllabus and dates will be available online.

Marine Services

Check out for SCI (Shipping Corporation of India) notifications every year. You need to undergo one-year training if you get selected.

Defense Sector

 Army, Navy and Air Force are the options you have in this sector. Appear for SSB examinations conducted every year by these three disciplines. The other option is to appear for CDS (Combined Defence Services) examination and opt for Technical Graduate Course. Once you clear the written exam, you will be called for an interview in front of SSB.

Research Sector

Aim for DRDO, ISRO, and BARC. These conduct examinations once in 2 to 3 years depending on the requirement. The examination is tough and the interview is tougher.

The Power Sector

You can work as a maintenance engineer in a power plant. Hiring is done through UPSC or GATE, but sometimes direct interviews are also held. Get regular updates through the weekly “The Employment News”.

Charitha Ubbara

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