Generally during counseling I get a lot of questions from the students that what are the career options after B.TECH do they have and they are very confused that whether they should go for MBA or they should go for M.Tech or they should go for higher studies and what are the possible government jobs which they can do. It is very important for you to choose the best option based on your capability and interest. If you are also confused about what to do after B.TECH and what are the options available for you after B.TECH then you are at the right place to find the solution for your question. Here I will discuss all the possible options which are available to you after your B.TECH course whether you are from any stream like mechanical, Electrical, electronics and communication, computer science, IT etc.
Career Options After B.tech
After B.TECH generally you have two kinds of choices-
- You may try to have a job.
- You may try to decide that you want to go for higher studies.
If you want to have a job then further you have two choices either you choose for private companies or may choose to prepare for government sectors/ organizations or also you have a choice for PSU’s.
If you go for higher studies then major problems student face that they should either go for M.Tech / ME or they should do MS from abroad or MBA. These are just generic choices and it may vary from individual to individual.
Now let us elaborate the points mentioned above to make you more familiar with the options available:
Private companies can be further divided in Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 for basically technical jobs. It is better to get a job through campus placement in private companies because it will be difficult for fresher’s to get a good paying job on your own. In case you don’t get placement from college than you may apply to various job portals available online.
In government sectors again you have two choices either you may go for administrative Jobs or you may go for technical jobs. It depends on your perspective, only you can decide that which job will best suits you because in the end you are the one who are going to take the decisions and no one else will be responsible for your decision.
If you decide to go for administrative jobs, then you have to prepare for certain type of examinations like:
IAS / civil services
Clerk level jobs etc
For all above examination you have to be graduate, it doesn’t matter that from which stream you belong to whether you are from Science, Commerce, Arts etc.
SSC CGL (Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level)
For SSC CGL (Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level) there are three kinds of entries, first is of Inspector level, second is of Sub Inspector level and third is of assistant level. There are generally 17-18 departments which recruits through SSC CGL mainly Income Tax Department, narcotics, excise, CBI etc plays a major role. SSC CGL exam conducts two times a year and the problem here is that around 18 to 22 lakh candidates appear each year. In SSC CGL you have to face pre, mains and interview. Only after clearing Pre Exam you can appear for mains and after clearing the mains you have to appear for an interview only then the final location will be allocated to you based on your merit.
Bank PO (Probationary Officer)
It is basically the exam by which bank officers are chosen. There are so many national banks which participate in this exam and they recruit probationary officer through this examination. Once you get into this there are so many promotions which you can take and Excel your career in the same. Bank SO (specialist officer) is also a technical job and it is generally for computer science branch.
IAS / civil services examination
This is considered as one of the most difficult examination in the country. On an average there are basically 1100 to 1500 vacancies which they recruit and around 4.2 lakh candidates apply for this.
This is a lower level examination. In some cases 12th pass students are also allowed to appear for the same post which is available for graduation level candidates.
In technical jobs you can go for Executive Engineer, Assistant engineer, Junior engineer or Scientific officer or you may also go for teaching jobs. Teaching jobs in Government colleges offers a very good pay scale and it can also be considered as the best option if you have an interest in teaching.
For scientific Officer Grade there are different examinations like BARC, DRDO, ISRO etc which conducts its examination every year separately and they also recruit through GATE examination either directly or indirectly.
For Executive Engineer you have to appear for examination like ESE/ IES.
Assistant engineers are basically department wise entries. For junior engineers you have to appear for exams like SSC JE/AE. In case of SSC JE there are only three branches which are applicable that is electrical, mechanical and civil. UPSC conducts this exam every year. SSC JE Exam can be applied by any student having diploma, B.TECH or M.Tech degree but it comes under certain age limit criteria.
ESE / IES examination is eligible for Electrical, mechanical, Civil and electronics and communication.
For any technical jobs it is important to prepare for GATE examination.
PSU jobs (Public sector undertakings)
This comes under basically 51% of government partnership and 49% of private company’s partnership or in other words we can say that it is the combination of Government and private partnership. For example GAIL, ONGC, IOCL etc. Approximately there are 254 PSU’s which can be divided as Maharatna, Navratna, Miniratna PSU. In PSU’s job security is same as government jobs.