A Guide to Choosing Engineering Courses in India for International Students

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Engineering courses have always been a major draw for international students choosing to study in India. The presence of renowned colleges, good faculty, affordable costs, and student-centric curriculum with programmes that are ideally designed to meet the present and future trends of the industry are some of the factors that have attracted students from African, Asian and Middle Eastern countries such as Afghanistan, Yemen, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, and UAE.

Based on the field in which they want to pursue their careers, students can select the specialization in different fields of engineering from which students can choose. In this article, we list some of the top engineering degree courses for international students in India.

Computer Engineering

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The computer engineering degree combines the work of hardware and software to further advancements in digital technology, computer networking, and computer systems. The undergraduate computer engineering course is for four years and is focused on the design, development, and manufacture of computer components. It imparts training in electronic engineering, software design and hardware-software integration involving hardware and software aspects of computing.

Mechanical Engineering


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A discipline of engineering that integrates material science with the principles of physics for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems, Mechanical Engineering is one of the most sought-after fields in engineering. 

Thanks to the developments in physics and the advancements in technology, there has been a huge demand for this diverse and versatile course. Mechanical engineers can work in many industries and on many types of projects including scientific research and development services, computer and electronic product manufacturing, machinery manufacturing, and architectural services

Chemical Engineering


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A multi-disciplinary branch of science, Chemical Engineering courses combine physics and chemistry with life sciences, mathematics and economics to design, develop, transform and operate the processes that turn raw materials into valuable products. Since they are involved with the synthesis and processing of materials and services, chemical engineers are in great demand in a large number of industries. From biotechnology to pharmaceuticals and environmental engineering, chemical engineers are involved in processes that lead to the physical or chemical transformation of material.

Civil Engineering


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A Civil Engineering degree is associated with planning, designing, and supervision of the construction of infrastructural development projects such as highways, bridges and tunnels, schools, hospitals, airports and other buildings, sewage systems, and water treatment facilities. Civil engineers are in demand in public and private construction projects, real estate companies and construction industry. Civil engineers can find scope and opportunities in various government departments such as public health, irrigation, and public works.

Electronics and Communication Engineering

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Electronic and Communication engineering equips graduates with the skills needed for the research, design, development, and testing of electronic devices, circuits and communication equipment. Some of the electives that reputed institutes offer under this course include Digital Logic Design, Semiconductor Devices, Network Theory, Signals, and Systems; Analog Circuits, Communication Systems, and Techniques Engineering Electromagnetics.

Information Technology and Computer Application


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One of the most popular fields in the information technology domain, the three-year undergraduate and two-year graduate degree in computer science is related to the study of the principles and fundamentals of computers. The course empowers students with the knowledge of databases and analytical skills. 

The Information Technology (IT) and Information Technology enabled Services (ITeS) sectors is undergoing rapid transformation. India has been at the forefront of the evolution of technology, be it in software development, consultancies, business process outsourcing, and online service. Our increasingly digital world has also seen a spike in information technology courses in the country. Good quality education, industry connect, highly qualified faculty and a reasonable fee structure have been a major draw for international students who have chosen India as their higher education destination.

Apart from the full-time courses, information technology graduates need to be skilled in upcoming technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Statistics and Big Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, Cloud Computing, and High-Performance Computing. Investing your time and effort in upskilling can make a difference in creating a job-ready future.

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