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`There is demand for chemical, mechanical engineers'

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ALL ATTENTION: A section of participants in The Hindu Education Plus workshop on engineering and medical careers in Vijayawada. — PHOTOS: CH. VIJAYA BHASKAR
ALL ATTENTION: A section of participants in The Hindu Education Plus workshop on engineering and medical careers in Vijayawada. — PHOTOS: CH. VIJAYA BHASKAR

What are the job prospects for girls who pursue mechanical engineering?There is no gender discrimination in any of the engineering branches as far as jobs are concerned. Nowadays, both boys and girls are found in equal strength in mechanical engineering. By learning CAD and CAM, even girls can do well.Between civil and mechanical engineering, which is better?There is no dearth of jobs in either of them. There is a great demand for civil engineers because of many infrastructure projects, while mechanical engineers, too, continue to be in demand because of industrialisation. There is a chance of integrating information technology in both.What is the difference between ECE and EEE?There is more of electronics in ECE than in EEE. In EEE, the stress is on power engineering. In ECE, communications is a growing field, which is being driven in the last five years by computers.Between a college and branch of study, which should be given preference?If a student is keen on studying a particular branch of engineering, he or she should stick to it irrespective of the college in which the seat is available. But if one can't choose the branch easily, college is a better option. One can visit a college before hand to get a feel of it and also take the help of alumni.How can one get a list of engineering colleges with accreditation of AICTE?The list of colleges and programmes that have been accredited is available on the website http://www.nba-aicte.ernet.in.Is it advisable to join in a college that is not recognised by the AICTE?There is no problem as far as getting a job in private industry is concerned. But for Government and quasi-Government institutions, AICTE recognition is important. Between a college affiliated to JNTU and a deemed university, which is better?Though deemed universities have the advantage of preparing their own syllabus, not all are doing well academically. It is better to go in for a university-affiliated college. What is the scope for `telematics' engineering? Is any college offering this course?There is no full-time degree in `telematics' in the State as of now. However, there is a paper on this subject in ECE (electronics and communications engineering). What is the difference between aerospace engineering and aeronautical engineering?They are totally different courses. Aerospace engineering deals with aspects of space science and space technology. Aeronautical engineering is concerned with aviation and manufacture of aeroplanes. The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) provides a lot of information on this area. Browse their website (http://dgca.nic.in/)Is it advisable to go for a dual programme in Birla Institute of Technological Sciences (BITS)? My ward has got 2001st rank in EAMCET and 267th rank at BITS. She wants to do M.Sc. Economics along with ECE.It seems you have already selected the institution. So there is no changing the decision for the sake of a course. Dual programme offered by BITS has got good demand.


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