Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) is one of the professional qualifications which is in vogue since long back. The short duration of B.E course compared to medicine and the opportunity for an immediate placement attract more students to take up engineering as their profession. In India, several lakhs of students get passed out from engineering colleges every year.
A student who has passed the Higher Secondary Examination or the 10+2 State Board Examination are eligible to seek admission. The students to be eligible to pursue B.E Courses should have passed with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with a minimum aggregate marks of 55%. This is subjected to change for respective Universities/Colleges. Diploma holders are given lateral entry admission directly to the second year.
There are many entrance examinations conducted by Universities or autonomous institutions in India for admission to B.E Courses. IIT –Joint Entrance Examination, All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) are the exams conducted to admissions in national institutes of importance. Many other top notch Universities hold entrance exams on their own. In some states of India, the admission criteria is different as they do not conduct entrance examinations and admission to B.E Courses is based on 12th standard scores.
Students have the liberty to choose branches of study in B.E Courses according to their wish. Some of the common specializations in B.E Courses offered by colleges in India are Computer Science, Electronics and Communication, Information Technology, Electrical and Electronics, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Biomedical Engineering etc. B.E Courses in branches like Aeronautical Engineering, Mechatronics, Electrical and Instrumentation, Chemical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering are also offered by many Colleges. Industrial Engineering, Applied Engineering, Nano Engineering, Energy Engineering are some of the unique branches in B.E Courses. The B.E Courses are also significant as they provide an opportunity to the student to identify their area to specialization to take their education and learning forward to the Postgraduate and Research levels.
There are thousands of Engineering Colleges across India offering B.E Courses. Among these, undoubtedly the National Institutes of Importance are the top ranked Institutes. Apart from these, Institutes there are some top ranked premier institutions across the country for both the formal and the new advanced B.E Courses as they not only offer a variety of courses in Engineering and Technology abut also ensure high level placements in top organizations of the country and in multi-national companies in the country.