Bachelor of Engineering in India

Bachelor of Engineering in India

Bachelor of Engineering in India
Rojina Raut

Engineering is one of those areas with multiple possibilities. It has countless specializations. As a result, students can make careers in several areas like computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering and so on. 

Due to affordable tuition fees, career opportunities upon graduation, a friendly environment, etc., a Bachelor of Engineering in India is a popular choice for students of India and overseas. 

Every year, thousands of students from Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh etc., go to India to study for a Bachelor of Engineering. This course is offered by top engineering colleges in India, like the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)


Provided as

Bachelor of Engineering (BE)/ Bachelor of Technology (BTech)


4 Years.


17-21 years of age

Minimum Percentage

60% in 10+2 from a national or internationally recognized Board of Education

Entrance Required

Yes, in top engineering institutions in India, but not in all.

Subjects Required

Physics, Chemistry, Maths

Average Fees Incurred

The average BE tuition fee ranges from INR 50,000 to 9 Lakh for the course duration.

Average Salary Offered

Approx. 6 Lakhs per year, according to Talent

Employment Roles

Design Engineer, Software Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Lecturer, Quality Control Engineer, Development Engineer, Computer Architect, Project Manager, Hardware & Network Administrator, Computer Operator, Professor, Technical Engineer, Computer Hardware Engineer etc

Placement Opportunities

The top recruiters are Infosys Limited, Tata Consultancy Services Limited, HCL Technologies Ltd., and Accenture.


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Top Engineering Colleges in India

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) and National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are some of the best institutions to pursue a Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Technology in India. 

College/ University

Approximate Annual fees in INR

IIT Madras- Indian Institute of Technology

8.19 Lakhs

IIT Delhi- Indian Institute of Technology

8.47 Lakhs

IIT Bombay - Indian Institute of Technology

8.33 Lakhs

IIT Kanpur - Indian Institute of Technology

8.38 Lakhs

IIT Kharagpur- Indian Institute of Technology

8.32 Lakhs

IIT Roorkee- Indian Institute of Technology

8.58 Lakhs

Indian Insititute of Technology, Guwahati

8.56 Lakhs

Indian Insititute of Technology, Hyderabad

8.93 Lakhs

NIT Trichy- National Institute of Technology

5.63 Lakhs

National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal

5.53 Lakhs

Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Dhanbad

8.79 Lakhs

Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore

7.83 Lakhs

Indian Institute of Technology, Indore

8.75 Lakhs

IIT Varanasi-Indian Insititute of Technology

8.35 Lakhs

ICT Mumbai- Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai


Table: Bachelor of Engineering fees in India.

Bachelor of Engineering in India: Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must pass the class 12 exam from a recognized board in India or abroad with PCM- Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics- as core subjects. 
  • Applicants must score at least 60% in intermediate level/ +2.
  • Candidates must appear on the respective entrance test depending on the college or board they are applying to. 

Bachelor of Engineering Entrance exams

      • JEE Main is one of the most popular engineering entrance exams in India. 
      • It is conducted by National  Testing Agency (NTA). 
      • It is conducted once a year by the seven zonal IITs with guidance from the Joint Admission Board (JAB).
      • To be eligible to appear in JEE Advanced, you must top 2.5 Lakhs rank holders of JEE Main. 
  • It is conducted by the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS)
      • Students need to take BITSAT Exam to study in programs offered by BITS Campuses.
      • It is a computer-based test
      • It is generally conducted in August
      • Vellore Institute of Technology(VIT) conducts VITEEE to provide admission to BTech Programmes.    
      • SRM Institute of Science & Technology conducts SRMJEEE to offer admission to BTech Programs. 
      • The consortium of Medical Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka conducts COMEDK Undergraduate Entrance Test (GET). 
      • The entrance examination score is used to provide admission to engineering and medical courses offered by colleges affiliated with it. 
      • KIITEE is conducted by the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar to offer admission in undergraduate and postgraduate courses. 
      • You can give KITEE in more than 50 centres all over India- KITEE 2021 was conducted in 60 test centres.
      • WBJEE stands for West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination. 
      • It is conducted by West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board (WBJEEB)
      • You need to appear on this test to get admission to UG and PG Programs in engineering and some other courses offered by the West Bengal State. 
      • MHTCET- Maharashtra Common Entrance Test- is conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE)
    • Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Entrance Examinations Board (BCECEB) conducts BCECE Exams to offer admission to engineering, and medical programs.

Bachelor of Engineering in India: Courses

These are the most popular Bachelor of Engineering courses offered by Indian Universities and colleges. 

Aeronautical Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Marine Engineering

Automobile Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Mechatronics Engineering

Biotechnology Engineering

Metallurgical Engineering

Ceramic Engineering

Mining Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Petroleum Engineering

Civil Engineering

Power Engineering

Communications Engineering

Production Engineering

Computer Science Engineering

Robotics Engineering

Construction Engineering

Structural Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Telecommunication Engineering

Electronics & Communication Engineering

Textile Engineering

Electronics Engineering

Tool Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Transportation Engineering


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Bachelor of Engineering in India: Scope after graduation

India is home to some of the best automobile companies, communication media, IT Companies, etc. As a result, the scope of the Bachelor of Engineering in India is astounding. 

Top Recruiters in India offering jobs to engineering graduates are: 

  • Adobe
  • Amazon
  • Flipkart
  • Microsoft
  • TATA
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Accenture
  • Cognizant
  • Google
  • Dell
  • IBM
  • Deloitte
  • Intel
  • Reliance
  • Philips
  • Jaguar
  • Myntra
  • Uber
  • Samsung

Depending on the field of specialization, you can take different engineering roles. Below, you will see different engineering roles for different areas of engineering. 

Civil Engineering jobs

Mechanical Engineering jobs

IT Jobs in India

  • Building control surveyor
  • CAD technician
  • Consulting civil engineer
  • Contracting civil engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Nuclear engineer
  • Site engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Water engineer
  • Rural and Urban Transport engineer.
  • CAD Technician
  • Contracting Civil Engineer
  • Control and Instrumentation Engineer
  • Marine Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Database Administrator
  • System Administrator
  • Data Security Administrator
  • Information System manager
  • Computer Technician
  • Computer Support Specialist

Engineering salaries in India

The salary of engineers in India can hugely vary since it depends on factors like the area of engineering, experience level, job provider, expertise, work and so on. 

Overall, engineering graduates earn an average of INR 3 Lakhs to INR 7 Lakhs per annum in entry-level jobs.

According to Payscale, these are the engineering jobs and salaries in India. 

Job Title

Range (INR/year)

Average (INR/year)

Software Engineer

277k - 1m


Senior Software Engineer

507k - 2m


Software Developer

241k - 1m


Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)

557k - 2m


Civil Engineer

147k - 701k


Sr. Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

474k - 2m


Design Engineer

174k - 840k


Mechanical Engineer

156k - 873k


Test / Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer (Computer Software)

175k - 857k


Team Leader, IT

563k - 2m


Lead Software Engineer

796k - 3m


Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer

253k - 1m


Data Analyst

237k - 1m


Associate Software Engineer

253k - 1m


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