Undoubtedly B.Tech is the most popular undergraduate degree option in India now-a-days. The degree is helpful for those who aspire to build a career in production, design or manufacturing industries, and has been designed with special focus on the practical learning into the concerned subject.
There are a number of courses in the form of postgraduate degree programs and diploma courses in core engineering or related subject. Here, one gets confused in deciding which course best matches their interest, skills and long-term career goals. They don’t need to worry at all as below are mentioned such courses that they can choose as per their expertise:
M.Tech is a very good option after B.Tech in India. For this, they will need to start preparing for entrance exams such as GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) in advance to get admission in reputed Indian colleges like IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology), IISC (Indian Institute of Science) or NITs (National Institute of Technology).
M.Tech is a specialisation course but with limited scope. M.Tech graduates lack understanding of business management which might restrict their growth in the corporate world.
There is common misconception among engineering graduates that they should not go for an MBA after passing out from a technical line. But for those who are confused about what after B.Tech and those who have ever dreamt of seeing themselves in managerial positions, MBA is the right choice. MBA courses come with a wide range of specializations such as Human Resource (HR), Sales and Marketing, and International Relations etc. which provide aspirants an option to choose their area of interest.
Those who want to do MBA directly after the graduation need to first appear for all the entrance exams such as CAT (Common Admission Test) conducted by IIMs (Indian Institute of Management) in India, XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test), SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude Test), NMAT (Narsee Monjee Institute of Management), CMAT (Common Management Admission Test), TISS (Tata Institute of Social Sciences), IRMA (Institute of Rural Management Anand ) etc. to get admission into the top 30 MBA colleges In India.
MBA provides technical graduates with management knowledge and leadership qualities necessary for success in the corporate world. But on the other hand, MBA hinders an engineering graduate from getting involved with designing of the product. Read following article on advantages and disadvantages of MBA after B.Tech.
Short-Term & Diploma Courses
There are a number of useful job oriented short-term and diploma courses available in India which one can choose from after completing B.Tech as they provide practical knowledge in related field and improve one’s technical skills in specific areas within limited time frame. Pursuing such courses allows one to assess their knowledge and know about the industry’s expectations.
Here is a list of such certification and professional courses depending on the B.Tech degree one holds:
B.Tech In Information Technology (IT) Or Computer Science (CS) Engineering:
- Information Security & Ethical Hacking
- Red Hat Certified Engineer
- C, C++, JAVA, .NET, SQL
- Web Designing
- Software Testing
- Networking Professional
- Borland Database Engine (BDE)
B.Tech In Electronics & Communication Engineering:
- Embedded Technology
- Very-Large-Scale Integration (VLSI)
B.Tech In Electrical Engineering:
- Electrical Distribution System
- Power System Analysis
- Circuit Analysis
- Advanced Training in Systems Engineering
- Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Distributed Control System (DCS)
B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering:
- Statistical Quality Control (SQC) Courses
- Six Sigma
- Kanban Certification
- Primavera Training
- ISO Lead Auditor Courses
B.Tech In Civil Engineering:
- Building Design Certification
- Technical Drawing & Designing
- Construction Supervisor Certification
- Interior Designing
The best part of these short-term courses is that they all are available with the course duration of minimum one week to maximum one year. Here it is also important to know about the reputed institutes offering these short-term courses which are Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Central Institute of Tool Design, Department of Electronic Science and Integrated Circuit and Information Technology (ICIT) under Pune University etc.
It is also a very good option to study abroad and to get global exposure. Those who prefer doing postgraduate in their respective field and are ready to go outside India can opt for M.S/M.Tech for which they need to appear for GRE (Graduate Record Examination)/TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) both of which are administered by the Educational Testing Service.
All in all, someone who wants to work simultaneously can try distance learning courses. One is recommended to do a research on aforementioned certification and professional courses and decide their career and prepare accordingly to that.