Master of Technology (M.Tech)
Most of the students have query “What After B.Tech?”
Here, is the Answer “M.Tech”.
Here, let us know the Benefits of M.Tech degree, career scope, courses and salary.
“Master of Engineering or Master of Technology, abbreviated as M.E./M.tech is the postgraduate programme in engineering field”.
In India, M.Tech degree is awarded after the successful completion of 2 years of study.
Usually, students enters in M.Tech programme after completing 4-years undergraduate programme in engineering which results in awarding the B.Tech degree.
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Do I really need to do M.Tech? Or just start finding a job after B.Tech?
After completing B.Tech, if you are confused to take up a job or go for higher studies to widen your career scope, then this article will surely helps you to take the right decision.
M.Tech deals with the specializations in specific engineering streams. Students can opt any of the specialization related to their Bachelor’s degree.
Educational qualification matters a lot in gaining success. Along with academic qualification, technical skills are also required. Candidates possessing higher degree will be given preference.
Master of Technology (M.Tech) is the higher specialized course in the field of engineering. The duration of this course is 2 years. M.Tech provides you the insight and deep knowledge of the subjects that you have studied in your B.Tech course. Many well-known institutions run the M.Tech programme. There are also many colleges in India which offers M.Tech in part-time or distance mode.
There are many specializations in M.Tech for various branches of engineering. Some of them are as follows:
- Software Engineering
- Distributed Computing
- Advanced Computing
- Power Systems
- Instrumentation & Control Systems
- Micro Electronics and VLSI Design
- Thermal Engineering
- Computer Aided Design & Manufacturing
- Mechatronics Engineering
- Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering
- Chemical Plant Design
- Chemical Process Design
- Biomedical Engineering
- For postgraduate engineering programme (M.Tech), students are admitted after they have obtained at least a college level Bachelor’s degree in Technology (B.Tech) in related field.
- Candidates having M.Sc degree in Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications or equivalent can also apply for M.Tech.
- MCA candidates are also eligible to apply for specializations available in areas of computer science engineering.
How to take admission in M.Tech programme?
Admissions into M.Tech programme is purely done through the national level or state level entrance exam. Desirous candidates have to appear the entrance exam for taking admission. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is the all India level examination which provides admission in IITs. GATE scores are also accepted by many reputed engineering institutions.
List of some state level/university level entrance exams for M.Tech:
- AP PGECET (Andhra Pradesh Post-Graduate Engineering Common entrance Test)
- TS PGECET (Telangana Post-Graduate Engineering Common entrance Test)
- Karnataka PGCET (Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test)
- VITMEE (VIT University Master’s Entrance Examination)
- GAT (GITAM Admission Test)
Get some top engineering institutions for pursuing M.Tech:
Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs) and National Institute of Technology (NITs) are considered as best colleges for imparting engineering education. Names of some colleges are as follows:
- Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
- Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
- Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
- Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
- Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
- Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar
- Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
- Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
- Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar
- Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
- Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
- Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad
- Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
Jobs & Career Scope
What is the Career Scope After M.Tech?
Well B.Tech is enough to get good job in engineering field but if you’ve M.Tech degree along with B.Tech then, it expands your career prospects.
At some point where many technically skilled competitors are available but you will be given preference because of your higher qualification. Candidate possessing a higher degree is considered more capable for the job.
It will not only adds value to your qualification but also expands the career scope and job opportunities for you in future. M.Tech degree will enable you to secure higher position in an organization.
Having bachelor’s degree and experience takes many years to secure a higher position in an organization. With master’s degree in engineering, your chances of getting higher position are increased in short time.
Opportunity to gain more knowledge is also open for you M.Tech as you can pursue research programmes (Ph.D). The research will include study of technical literature, prototyping ideas and writing papers.
Teaching career is always open for M.Tech students. After holding master’s degree, they can apply in any prestigious engineering institution for the post of professor.
Engineers can easily find employment in central and state government organizations like Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd., etc.
Private organizations/Multinational Companies (MNCs) that recruits engineers are as follows:
- Tata Motors
With M.Tech degree, you can earn lucrative salary package. Salary depends upon your job profile, experience, skills, knowledge and location.
If you are working for a corporate company, then your salary package will be Rs. 4 to 6 lacs per annum, depending upon the organization for which you are working.
In a teaching profession as an assistant professor, you can earn Rs. 25,000 to 40,000/- as salary. Salary may increase with the years of experience.
Books & Study Materials
Many books are available for the various specializations of M.Tech. Students can choose the book as per their specializations. e-resources are also there to study M.Tech. Here, we are mentioning some best books for M.Tech.
- Introduction to Software Engineering
by Ronald J. Leach
- Distributed Computing
by Sunita Mahajan, Seema Shah
- VLSI Design
by Pratima Manhas, Shaveta Thakral
- The CRC Handbook of Thermal Engineering
by Frank Kreith
- CAD/CAM: Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing
by M.Groover, E.Zimmers
- Chemical Process and Design Handbook
by James Speight
- The Biomedical Engineering Handbook
by Joseph D. Bronzino, Donald R. Peterson
- Fundamentals of Digital Image Processing: A Practical Approach with Examples in MATLAB
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