Mechanical engineering is the broadest of all engineering disciplines. It deals with the production and design of mechanical equipments. Mechanical engineering is the study of all types of mechanical equipments and tools and studies all the aspects of their mechanism and functioning, the design, development, construction, production, installation, operation and maintenance; such as air conditioning and heating machines, large steam and gas turbines, internal combustion engines, components of thermal power stations, jet engines, machine tools, refrigerators etc.
They not only design and make new products but they also perform the task of assembling the tools and components of making new materials. Therefore, the future depends on these engineers.
To become a mechanical engineer the minimum eligibility is BE/ B.Tech in mechanical engineering. After this the student might pursue M.E. or at least the candidate must get a diploma in mechanical engineering. The minimum basic eligibility for B.E/ B.Tech is 10+2 or equivalent with physics, chemistry and mathematics. The student's admission in the graduate level is based on merit. The student must also clear the entrance test for the respective colleges.
Mechanical engineering is a very growing and vast field. There are a lot of opportunities in almost all the fields of technology. They can work in private as well as public sector. With the expansion in industrial sector, this field of engineering has shown tremendous growth and opportunities.
In the government sector, freshers could join as Junior Engineers and go up the ladder as Assistant Engineers, Assistant Executive Engineers, Executive Engineers, and Superintendent Engineers and so on. These engineers are required in all sorts of sectors, departments and organisations.
The remuneration of engineers depends on the industry and its functions and the type of jobs. Freshers in this field start with Rs. 15000- Rs. 20000 per month. Some students with a management degree can even command salaries from Rs 25000-Rs. 40000.