After all the years of toil and hard work at school and then college, you finally get a B.Tech degree after graduation. The feeling of putting on your cap and robe, and going up on the stage to receive your degree from an eminent personality feels like a dream come true. Finally, you have got a degree to show to the world that you are a graduate – definitely an accomplishment worth celebrating.
You are bombarded with various options once the graduation parties are over. We understand that you are now facing the ultimate dilemma: What to do next after B.Tech? Can I do MBA after B.Tech? Should I go for M.Tech or join a job. If you don’t know what you want to do after graduation, you’re not a failure. Well, rest assured you are not the only one facing this dilemma and this irritable state of indecisiveness. Almost as high as 80% of the fresh graduates don’t have clarity about their next move.
More than a million students pass out with an engineering degree every year as India is a hotbed for engineers. Don’t be afraid as the world is full of seething opportunities for skilled youth. After B.Tech, a student becomes logically sound and develops good analytical skills. Therefore, their potential can be used in almost all walks of life. This article will discuss various career options you can choose from after doing your B.Tech.
Maybe you want to do an MBA after B.Tech, or maybe you want to do MS/M.Tech/M.Design/anything. It’s imperative to do your research on the various options available for you to do after graduation because the decision you make after graduating college is crucial for both your career and your growth. Therefore, you need to be very cautious about making such decisions. While taking a job might sound fancy and satisfying, but if your job profile doesn’t fit you well, you might be at the risk of making a bad start for your career.
Since graduation is the first education degree the students take up after passing out of school, they are perplexed about the myriad job options available and which ones to pursue to build a career of their choice. Even if they take up a job, they attend some courses outside of their jobs to up-skill themselves as the required skills were never a part of their curriculum. Therefore, doing a masters after B.Tech is an excellent option.
Most of the engineering colleges offer on-campus placements for their students in the passing year. You can apply for jobs in your interest areas and start working in that job after passing out. High packages are offered to bright students with good grades or at least above-average performance.
GATE is an all-India exam conducted by the govt. to take admission in the prestigious engineering institutes such as IITs and NITs to pursue M.Tech from there. GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is an exam that tests the comprehensive understanding of undergraduate engineering subjects. It is a competitive exam that is jointly conducted by IIT and IISC, Bangalore. M.Tech or MS gives you an edge over the other engineering graduates.
B.Tech equips you with the theoretical knowledge of the subject. To enhance your skills and climb up the corporate world ladder and reach the managerial positions quickly, you would need to do an MBA after B.Tech. Doing an MBA after B.Tech requires you to have a minimum score of 50 per cent, and you need to appear for various entrance exams that give you the golden ticket to enter the B-schools. The most popular national level exams are CAT, XAT, CMAT, etc. Studying management is very popular amongst engineers these days as it can help you get a high-paying job with higher responsibility.
Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) are companies that are wholly or partially owned by the govt. of India. Some of the prominent ones are NTPC, IOCL, BHEL, etc. PSUs offer great monetary benefits, job security and prestige in the society. To get into the PSUs, you must appear for GATE – there is a cut off rate of the GATE exam score to secure a job at the PSUs. The other way is to appear for the Indian Engineering Service (IES) exam which opens the gates for you to join the govt. sectors such as the railways, Geological Survey of India, etc.
If you wish to change the system by being a crucial part of it and want to serve the nation and society, you can opt for civil services. For that, you need to crack one of the world’s toughest examinations, the UPSC civil services exam. More than one million students appear for this exam every year, which is divided into three stages – Prelims, Mains and Interview. Depending on your rank and choice, you are allotted the All-India Services viz. Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Revenue Service (IRS) and various other govt. services.
If you are a problem solver, then entrepreneurship is in your blood. Find a problem and provide a solution – your business idea is ready. It requires a lot of patience because you need to start from scratch and you may not get enough funding in the beginning, but you can be your own boss. Who knows; you could be the next Ritesh Agarwal, the CEO of OYO.
Many companies are actively looking for data analysts, engineers familiar with artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, digital marketing, etc. There are various offline and online courses and certifications on these subjects to choose from. You can quickly become an expert in any of these if you have the right interest in it. It makes you more credible to get a job.
We hope we answered your question “What to do after B.Tech?” in the above list of great career options after engineering/B.Tech. Make a career choice based on your interest, amount of time in hand, difficulty level, and aptitude. Make a move!