Stunned by the number aren’t you? We were too! If you do the math yourself based on recent facts & stats- you’ll see that the only way to set yourself apart from the rest of the (rather crowded) engineering-student world is to equip yourself with a postgraduate degree from a recognized university abroad. Why study abroad after BE- why not back home? We knew you‘d ask- so here are a few numbers to answer your question.
Engineering colleges have been springing up, quite like wild mushrooms during monsoon season, in every other city and town-as you may have noticed.
- From having 1,511 engineering colleges in 2006-07, India was found to have 3,345 in the academic year 2014-15! That’s a 121% increase!
- And – get this: 20 – 33% of engineering graduates fall dangerously into the category of never finding employment (Economic Times)-Nahiii!!!
- And even if you do get employed, entry-level salaries that greet you will make you cringe- leaving you with a PATHETIC salary in a land of rising fuel and grocery prices. Sigh.
A Picture Is Worth A 100,000 Graduates!
Here’s a graph (not for the faint hearted - YYYIKES!) we found-summing up the current BE- graduate-facts in India:
“Wait- so how come there is such a sudden spurt of growth here”- you ask? This spike can be attributed to an ecosystem which was built by feeding a $110 billion outsourcing market and to the large-scale in-house demand for IT-engineers presented by local software giants like TCS & Infosys.
Watt’s Hot Now!
So basically this is why higher studies abroad after your BE is the best way forward for you. Agree? Great- now we’ll help you get a quick look at current Indian engineering graduates two most popular study destinations- which are *drum roll* - you guessed right- the US and the UK!
An Eligible Bachelor... of Engineering!
Engineering graduates like you- may apply directly to postgraduate programmes abroad. MS or M Tech courses in the US will require you to take the GRE, and for the MBA – the GMAT. For proving your English proficiency- the TOEFL. The GRE and TOEFL are a general must-have combination for US grad schools. The score requirements for universities vary vastly- so we advise you to check the entry requirements section of the university that you are interested in.
In the UK- the English proficiency test that is accepted is the IELTS. You may want to take note North American universities prefer IELTS to TOEFL too.
Compiling The 10-Most-Wanted List!
Here is a list of the best postgraduate programs you could opt for and the best universities to find them in from the US and the UK:
- MS in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering- Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT- of course it tops our list!)
- MS in Biomedical Engineering / Bioengineering- John Hopkins University (Whiting)
- MS in Chemical Engineering- MIT- yes.
- MS in Computer Engineering- once more- MIT
- MS in Electrical / Electronic / Communications Engineering –MIT (Again, again, & again!)
- MSc in Web Sciences and Big Data- University Of Liverpool Online Programmes
- MPhil Engineering- University OF Leicester College Of Science and Engineering
- Master in Computing (Dependable Software)- University Of Gloucestershire
- MSc Information Technology Management- University Of Sunderland
- MSc Engineering Management- Aston University
Why the US & UK Are JUST Un-‘Resistor’-able!
We now present you with some happy stats (Courtesy: Glassdoor) of the kind of opportunites available for engineering graduates in the US of A at present.
- Job Openings: 16,065
- Average Base Salary: $73,015
- Job Openings: 10,435
- Average Base Salary: $76,803
IT Project Manager
- Job Openings: 5,700
- Average Base Salary: $103,710
- Job Openings: 6,007
- Average Base Salary: $91,318
- Job Openings: 104,828
- Average Base Salary: $98,074
Guess who are the most in demand professionals in the UK? Mechanical, civil and software engineers! Have a closer look at current stats…
- Job Openings: 5,964
- Average Base Salary: £34,799
- Job Openings: 4,137
- Average Base Salary: £36,142
- Job Openings: 14,846
- Average Base Salary: £40,400
- Job Openings: 957
- Average Base Salary: £66,349
- Job Openings: 1,807
- Average Base Salary: £40,023’
- Job Openings: 1,864
- Average Base Salary: £34,845
So- all that being said- we are sure this was what you needed to hear to get started with your test preps right away (if you haven’t already i.e.). And hey- we offer free IELTS and TOEFL training- so in case you don’t know where to head to- drop by our office and we will take it from there.
And what’s more… if you are interested in enrolling in any of the programmes above- or any other- for that matter, all you need to do is drop us an email or give us a call and our counsellors will help you out with the application process-absolutely free of cost!
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