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Why Mechanical Engineering is So Popular?

Mechanical Engineering is one of the oldest and broadest engineering disciplines. It deals with various principles of physics, mathematics, and materials to help design and manufacture mechanical systems. This engineering discipline emerged in the 19th century due to the developments in physics and manufacturing industries.

Mechanical Engineering Degree is provided all over India in almost all of the top universities and colleges. It is provided as an undergraduate degree(B.Tech) or postgraduate degree(M.Tech).

There is a huge scope for Mechanical Engineers in India as well as abroad. Having a mechanical engineering degree is considered a sense of pride in India. This is a vast discipline that covers various subjects so that an engineer can design and manufacture anything.

This degree will give you insights to various mechanical systems and various career opportunities. Physics and Mathematics are the fundamental subjects of this course. A thorough study of statics and dynamics is a must for mechanical engineers.


The Mechanical Engineering degree is provided for all nationalities in India, and some colleges have an NRI category.

UG: All candidates must have completed their 10+2 course with a minimum of 50% of marks in the compulsory subjects Mathematics, Physics and English along with Biology or Chemistry. NRI students must have completed an equivalent course.

PG: A minimum of 60% marks in the Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering Degree.

Admissions Process

In India, eligibility for admission is decided by entrance tests that are local to the states or national level entrance test JEE Mains and Advanced.

At Manipal Institute of Technology, the admissions are provided based on your performance in the Manipal Entrance Test (MET) of the upcoming academic year.

Course Duration

Mechanical engineering course is generally about 4 years in UG and 2 years at PG level.

Course Curriculum

The Mechanical Engineering course generally covers various fields and contains multiple laboratory hours to ensure a hands-on experience to become industry professionals.

This course also provides a lot of mini-projects to work on, to enhance your abilities and become a better engineer. Through the mechanical engineering subjects, students can inculcate in themselves the knowledge base required to truly excel in this field.

Career Options

Upon successful completion of Mechanical Engineering degree, you can find various career opportunities in sectors such as aerospace, automobile, construction, nuclear engineering, the energy industry and much more.

Since mechanical engineers are required for any new technology that comes up, you can also find work to develop and implement them. Various design and testing firms hire these engineers. You can easily switch between fields and work on projects that interest you.

The top companies that hire Mechanical engineers are –

A. Indian Army
B. Indian Railways
E. Civil Services and many other government institutions.


Mechanical engineers are forever in demand and highly valuable to the industry, and you can expect a good salary and best career opportunities. You can also take up higher studies and do your masters or PhD.

Since this degree is one of the most popular degrees in India, you will find high-quality education and facilities from any institution to help achieve the degree.

The world will never run out of mechanical engineers, and mechanical engineers will never run out of career options.

About Manipal

Manipal Academy of Higher education (MAHE) is a global institute of repute. Besides courses in various other fields, here are some of the popular ones that students opt for. Click on the course of your interest to find out more about it.

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