Every year, lakhs of students take up JEE Mains Entrance examination making it the largest entrance exam in India. Students who’re keen on taking up engineering, it’s essential to undergo this entrance test. However, the common query about the engineering aspirants is which engineering course or branch would feed promising future? Many, in fact, are not clear what the specific course teaches. Though every branch is promising, but it depends on students’ interest and the future prospects. Many of the top engineering colleges in Maharashtra and other states offer different types of engineering courses with all the facilities, but enrolling in the right one is an important decision.

This article presents you with each of the top engineering courses and how promising it would be:

Computer Science & Engineering/IT:

Software engineers are always on demand in both India and overseas. It not only offers high package, but also job security. If you’re interested in database management and coding, then enrolling in computer science engineering is the right step. In India, the starting package starts from Rs 5-6 lakh. As the position and experience increases, the package also increases. Engineering colleges in Maharashtra and other states have a tie up with leading IT companies, allowing students to attend the campus interview and get a good  job with a good package.

Electronic & Communication Engineering:

If you’re interested in gadgets, then electronic & communication engineering is the right field for you The course is designed to train students about the digital electronics & logic design, fundamentals of communication engineering, electromagnetic, etc. If you’ve B.Tech or similar degree, you can expect a valuable return in the future. The course unleashes the skills of implementation, architecture and designing.

Electrical & Electronics Engineering:

Students entering into this field will be trained to learn about transmission of electrical power, electrical circuit design, electronics instrumentation etc. Engineering colleges train students with basic knowledge about the electrical field through theoretical and practical training. There are multiple openings in both public and private companies that allows fresher to join as an electrical engineer.  The entry-level salary of the engineer would be around Rs 20,000-30,000 per month, which will gradually increase after you gain experience.

Mechanical Engineering:

This is the oldest and one of the most demanding engineering branches. As a mechanical engineer, you’ll be responsible in designing and manufacturing various machines. Recruiters like ISRO, DRDO, Indian Railway and others do require mechanical engineers. At the entry-level, the salary would range between Rs 3-5 lakh which would gradually increase. Engineering colleges in Maharashtra and other states are equipped with the practical training equipment to train students.

Civil Engineering/Environmental Engineering:

Under this course, students will learn about Fluid Mechanics, Soil Mechanics and Structural Mechanics. As a civil engineer, you’ll be responsible in building roads, buildings, brides, canals, etc. It’s the most demanding and responsible job that requires years of training and understanding about the construction. A fresher joining the construction company would earn Rs 20,000-30,000 a month, but after years of experience, the pay would go in lakh every month.

Chemical Engineering:

Though not an exciting field, but surely gives a good monetary benefit. During the 4 years of study, the student will cover subjects like chemicals, pharmaceuticals, petroleum and others. Companies like Reliance Industries Ltd., Essar Oil Limited, Gujarat Gas Company Limited, Indo Gulf Fertilizers Ltd, do offer a good package for a chemical engineer having years of experience.


Today, India is considered as the top destination for the Biotech industry due to state-of-art resource availability. The field will throw opportunities in areas like production, research and healthcare. If you’re a research oriented enthu then there is a good scope in lab research or as an assistant. In addition, you’ll get opportunities as lecturer, marketing manager, quality control officer among others.