Every year, about 15 lakh students graduate as engineers in India; out of this a whopping 10 percent are computer engineers. This is because most people think computer engineering is the best degree to get a well paying job fastest.

But that is not true.

There are many more fields of engineering that have a plethora of job opportunities within them. Even the more classic ones such as civil and mechanical engineering have more options for higher studies, job prospects and specialisations.

For example, students with a diploma/degree from a recognized institute or university can look at government jobs with the state and central level water resources departments. In July 2019, Maharashtra Water Resources Department invited applications for the 500 open posts of Junior Engineer (Civil) Grade B Candidates under their Water Resources Department (WRD) Maharashtra Recruitment 2019 notification.

Similarly, Ministry of Minority Affairs invited applications for the Senior Associate (Central Waqf Council) Post in July 2019. The qualification required in the applying candidates was B.Arch, M.Tech in Environment or Water Resources with GIS from a recognized institute or university—in another words Civil Engineering with specialisation—or a M.A./M.Sc. in Geoinformatics or Geography or M.Sc. Geology.

Even NOIDA Metro Rail opened recruitments for BECIL Metro Rail jobs for the post of Junior Engineer and Station Controller/Train Operator. They were looking for B.Tech graduates in Electrical, Electronics, Electronics and Telecommunications, Civil, Mechanical from a recognized University /Institute for the post of Station Controller /Train Operator.

For Junior Engineer (Electrical) they wanted B.Tech in Electrical Engineering/Equivalent from a Govt. recognized University /Institute. Similarly for a Junior Engineer (Mechanical) they wanted a B.Tech graduate in Mechanical Engineering; for Junior Engineer(Electronics), they asked for a B.Tech in Electronics/Electronics and Communication Engineering from a Govt. recognized University /Institute and for Junior Engineer (Civil) they asked for B.Tech in Civil Engineering from a Govt. recognized University.

These are just some of the government jobs available in 2019 for B.Tech graduates. Even big companies such as Mercedes Benz, Volvo Group India, CRPL, GE are always on the lookout for mechanical engineers for their R&D department.