Career Guidance and Placement Department

Most students get into engineering without knowing what they like or what they want to do after B.E. The Department of CGP at ATMECE creates awareness among all students and has a unique way of counselling every student and knowing their strengths and guiding them along different career opportunities ahead. Following Image shows different career options for engineering graduates.

It is a dream for most students to become an engineer. Most students get into engineering without knowing what they like or what they want to do after B.E, which is why India has a huge number of B.E graduates. Career, is one which motivates anyone to do anything. Students and their parents dream about their career and in many places, fail sometimes due to lack of proper guidance. The Department of CGP assists every student and their parents from Day1 of their entry to college on the path towards their career, giving awareness about career options that everyone has. Most students think only about placements after their graduation as their career. There are many other paths as shown in the figure below. 

After completing the B.E program, candidates can either pursue higher studies (one popular exam that they can give for this is GATE) or consider pursuing a job after B.Tech in the field of their choice. Although M.Tech is a natural course choice after completing a B.E  program, these days many students opt to take up MBA courses after completing their B. E  degree program. Other options that aspirants can consider include picking up a job at a PSU (Public Sector Undertaking), taking the Civil Services entrance exam, or joining a private company. 

An engineering graduate can reach his dream career if guided properly from the beginning. Department does not push everyone blindly towards placements or any specific target. Rather, we provide knowledge about all the possible destinations for everyone. During the induction program in the first year, we show them all the avenues they have ahead and seek their choice. If any student wishes to change their paths after some time, there is an option. But, we want everyone to be specific about their career so that they are highly focused and attain success. Following are the different paths for an engineering student. 

1) Placements

2) Higher Studies

3) Civil Service Exams

4) Government Jobs

5) Entrepreneurs

We guide every student through counselling and conduct a lot of events related to their choice of career such as seminars, webinars, workshops etc on Higher studies, entrepreneurships, steps for succeeding civil service exams, directing them towards additional certifications from reputed universities and industries. 

Every graduate is expected to possess 3 qualities. Knowledge that he/she acquires during their 4 years of study during the course. Skills, which they need to acquire through internships, projects & certifications. Attitude, that represents them to outside world. Though, not in syllabus, we have our own road map for every student who joins ATMECE, Mysore to reach his/her career. In that, we train every student on communication skills,soft skills & aptitude at different levels. These are important irrespective of paths students choose. 

1) Placements

Increasingly recognized as an innovative education hub by recruiters, consultancy, alumni, students and faculty alike, ATMECE is steadily improving its presence among the preferred technical institutions in the country. Its students have an edge in the tailored training and placement process.

Students are encompassed to a distinctive and well tailored program covering core and optional courses over four years, executed by a distinguished faculty with substantive teaching, research and industrial experience. We pioneer methods of learning and frequently update our functioning to keep abreast of global trends in technology and soft skills. Platforms for technical projects, learning centers complimented by aptitude development and soft skills ensure the employability to adopt with the uptrend.

Our students benefit from the real world experiences of our local and extended network of leading practitioners, professionals and academicians. These recognized leaders in their fields inspire our students by sharing what they know and gain enormous satisfaction from contributing to the learning of others.On the global perspective, industries and technology platforms are experiencing situational crises to cope with evolving strategies, governance and business dynamics. Seasonal, requirement based recruitments or downsizing though widely implemented as a solution, is never the best answer for meeting these challenges. We believe and function to deploy better human resources who make positive contributions to organizations and business. We train our students as per the requirements of industry so that they get absorbed quickly. Additional certifications distinguish our students with the rest in placing them in industries. Students who decide their dream company upon guidance will be given with that company specific training so that they crack it at first go.  Lot of students join tier 1 companies because of this guidance. 

  •  For any student here, 4 years of duration is to build their resume. We motivate them to take up additional certifications from core companies and universities, make students participate in workshops, conferences and many more events outside our campus to gain knowledge,skills that lead to their strong resume.  
  •  Attach yourself with industries through MOUs on internships, projects who will train our students on latest technologies. We do not encourage paid internships and paid projects. 
  • Participate in extracurricular activities. 
  • Prepare for various professional associations.
  • Do proper research and empower them about the companies they are applying for. 

2) Higher Studies

Pursuing higher studies is another most popular career option after engineering. After completing the B.E Program, the natural flow is that aspirants take admission in an M.Tech. They can prepare for the GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) exam that will test their comprehensive understanding of undergraduate engineering subjects and help enter IITs and NITs for M.Tech.

Another option is to prepare for the JAM exam to take admission in some of India’s top colleges for Master’s in Science courses.

Apart from these degree courses, candidates can pursue short-term and diploma courses after completing their B.E program. There are many benefits of certifications, such as they:

  • Expand knowledge and skills
  • Increase earning potential
  • Give competitive advantage
  • Boost professional credibility
  • Enhance the pay scale

Not just M.Tech, students can move towards other PG Programs such as MBA, MS, M.Sc(Engineering) leading to Ph.D and many more. We guide them about different programs, different courses and different professional certifications which make their career brighter.

Not just about PG Programs, we need to make them aware of fake degrees, fake universities offering degrees at PG level. Some of the MS programs and universities are not recognised in India, some MS programs will be free and some will cost heavily. We make every interested student aware of all such information so that they go on the right path. There are certain certifications which lift the career vertically such as 

  • Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Certified Professional Cloud Architect
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • PMI – Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundation
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals

There are various apps for certifications such as coursera, edx, khanacademy, greatlearning and simplilearn etc. Students are inspired to do free courses throughout engineering in order to build their resume and acquire knowledge and skills required. 

3) Civil Service Exams

If there is a fire in students to serve the nation, then taking the Civil Service Exam is the best option that they can take up after engineering. For this, they will have to clear the UPSC civil services exam. It is considered one of the toughest examinations. Thus, it is recommended that they start preparations as early as possible before applying.

The UPSC offers three engineering optional subjects – civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering. On getting a high rank in the examination, one can get the prestigious positions of IAS, IPS, or IFS. The UPSC Engineering Services selection process is divided into three stages:

  • Stage-I: Engineering Services (Preliminary/Stage-I) Examination (Objective Type Papers)
  • Stage-II: Engineering Services (Main/Stage-II) Examination (Conventional Type Papers)
  • Stage-III: Personality Test

Experts highlight that the logical & analytical skills engineers gain while preparing for the engineering entrance examinations and further during their graduation give them an edge in qualifying the civil service examinations. 

4) Government Jobs

PSUs (Public Sector Undertaking)  include the companies that are partially owned by the state or central or both government sectors. Some of the popular PSU companies include BHEL, LIC, Hindustan Copper Limited, and NALCO.

After completing B.E, students may enter PSUs and get a lucrative job on permanent or contractual, or temporary basis. PSUs recruit employees based on two categories:

  • with a valid GATE score
  • without a GATE score

The PSUs that appoint employees based on the GATE score announce the required GATE score for application every year.

Some of the PSUs that do not require a GATE score are:

PSU Recruitment without GATE Score
Airport Authority of India Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
OPTCL Shipping Corporation of India Limited (SCIL)
Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)
Bureau of Indian Standards Hindustan Newsprint Limited
National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) PEC Limited
Border Security Force (BSF) Indian Coast Guard
Housing & Urban Development Corporation Limited Punjab Police Intelligence Recruitment
CRPF Inspector Recruitment UPPCL

Government jobs for engineers also include technical staff at various banks like SBI, Indian Railways, ONGC etc. If desired to join, we provide proper guidance to reach their goals. 

Patriotic people who are eager to serve the country can join the Indian Army or Navy, or Air Force after B.E. The Indian army has a highly skilled technical wing that supports the troops on the field. Thus, there are many opportunities for engineers in the technical wings of the Indian army. A career in defense is considered one of the most prestigious and respected careers. It will offer good pay, job security, as well as fulfill the passion to serve the nation. One can take up the University Entry Scheme (UES), Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT), or Short Service Commission (SSC) Entrance Test after B.E to enter this field.

5) Entrepreneurs

Not everyone wants to work under other people. There are some exceptions who wish to start their own ventures and employ others. One Dhirubai Ambani, One Jack Maa, One Bill Gates, One Steve Jobs, One Narayanamurthy can make a big difference in a country’s GDP by starting their own firm. Students can also choose the path of entrepreneurship after engineering. Gone are the days when engineering graduates used to stay away from entrepreneurship. Nowadays, the success of many startups inspires many engineers to set up their own businesses.

As an engineer entrepreneur, one will have the freedom to express their creativity and ideas. Since this path might be full of challenges, it is recommended that one check the positives and negative sides of it very carefully before choosing this option. Many people think money is the main criteria to start their own venture but if the idea is innovative and presented properly, many VCs (Venture Capitalists) will fund. Guiding students in this path, connecting VCs to them in case of need, training them in some aspects will surely build their confidence and may lead to many successful companies improving GDP of a country. Institution has an Entrepreneurship Cell to host programs related to Entrepreneurships. 

6) Road Map for Placements