Growth Prospects of Mechanical Engineer Jobs in India
One of the most fundamental and important forms of engineering is mechanical engineering. In India, there is a great requirement for mechanical engineers. The country has seen tremendous growth and development of various types of industries, construction and infrastructural works, automotive manufacturing etc. over the years, and almost all types of industries require mechanical engineers. Be it in product development or innovation, be it quality of manufacturing or intellectual property patents, there is the need for mechanical engineering skill sets, and hence, there can never be shortage of mechanical engineer jobs in India.
Branches of mechanical engineering
Mechanical engineering has several sub-branches for which there are different types of mechanical engineer jobs such as:
- Petroleum Engineering
- Mining Engineering
- Structural Engineering
- Material Science
- Aerospace Engineering etc.
Job prospects in various industries
Mechanical engineer jobs are available in different domains and industrial sectors. The major industries and sectors where there is the need for mechanical engineers are as follows:
- Scientific research and development services
- Computer manufacturing
- Electronic product manufacturing
- Architectural services
- Engineering and related services
- Manufacturing of transportation equipment
- Machinery and machine tool manufacturing and so on.
So, as a matter of fact, the scope of growth of mechanical engineers in the country is quite good. Almost all industries employ mechanical engineers. Thus, the major industries served are Aerospace industry, Automotive industry, Chemical, Construction, Marine industry, Material and Metal industry. Other industries where there is demand for mechanical engineer jobs are Railways, Utilities industry, Defense and Electronics industries.
Mechanical engineer job prospects in Government sectors
Mechanical engineers have good career scope in Government and Public sectors. Right from oil and gas companies to manufacturing industries to agro-based industries, there are requirement for mechanical engineer jobs in India. Some of the prominent names in the government sector include the names of giant companies like as follows:
- Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL)
- Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL)
- Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (HPCL)
- Gas Authority of India Ltd. (GAIL)
- Oil India Ltd. (OIL)
- Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL)
- Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)
- National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) etc.
Mechanical engineer job prospects in private sectors
There are many big and small companies in the private sector as well where mechanical engineers are required. Some of the big names include ABB group, Birla group, Bosch group, Ford group, Hyundai group, L&T group, Reliance group, Tata group etc.
While passing out from the top-notch engineering institutes like as IITs, BITs, RECs, NITs provide better job opportunities for mechanical engineers in the top notch companies, there is also scope of career growth in mechanical engineer jobs in small and medium enterprises, including start-ups.
Some new sectors coming up in recent time
There are some new sectors coming up in recent time for mechanical engineer jobs with the advent of latest technological innovations. These new sectors where there are new opportunities for mechanical engineers include biomedical applications, nanotechnology, composite materials development, environmental conservation etc. However, these new domains usually require engineers who have experience in using the latest technologies in developing or innovating a new product. Also, mechanical engineers with additional skills in new printing technologies, machining, and automobile engineering concepts have better job opportunities.
Future of the job market for mechanical engineers
Mechanical engineer graduates should take up jobs as and when they are offered so as to gain more and more experience in this field. Experts say that instead of waiting for an opportunity from a well-established company, it is better to join small or medium industries for hands-on experience and to learn while on the job.
A recent statistical report says that mechanical engineer jobs in India are likely to grow almost 9 to 10% during the ten-year period from 2016 to 2026. Global Manufacturing Competitiveness has also predicted that mechanical engineering jobs will increase all the more by 2021.
India’s scope of providing mechanical engineering jobs are quite high because of many reasons:
- Increase in growth rate of the economy
- Continuous infrastructure development
- Start-up race
- Easy attainment of bank loans, licenses & registrations
- Foreign direct investments
- Make in India scheme
Many MNCs opening up their R&D centers in India etc.