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FAQ – Degree in Engineering


Degree in Engineering – FAQ

What is Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.)?

It is advanced course of Engineering. Candidate learns Engineering Science and Technology of his Interest. It is degree program. Bachelor of Engineering (B. E) degree is awarded by University. Some Universities award Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree. Government considers B. E. and B.Tech. equivalent or same.

What are objectives of course?

The objectives of course are –

  • to develop engineering and technical education
  • to develop engineering and technical skills
  • to develop technical skills, industrial skills, manufacturing and production skills, communication skills, mathematical skills, logical skills, project handling skills, other  engineering

What are different specializations?

  • Civil, Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Electronics, Info Tech, Mechanical, Telecommunication
  • Aeronautics, Aerospace, Automobile, Cement, Construction, Instrumentation, Manufacturing, Marine, Mining, Production, Paints, Petrochemical, Plastics, Rubber, Shipping, Software Engineering, Web Design Engineering, others

What is duration?

B.E. or B.Tech. degree is 4 Years program. 4 Years full time Degree is valid for Engineer post in Govt. and Pvt. Sector and also valid for Higher Education M.E. or  M.Tech. in Engineering. Degree of shorter duration, like 1 year or 2 years or 3 years in Engineering may not be valid for Engineer post or Higher Education.

Who can conduct Degree in Engineering?

  • University recognized by UGC
  • Any Institute or College, recognized by AICTE and affiliated to UGC recognized University.

What is Eligibility required?

Candidate must be minimum 12th Pass with subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Is there any Exemption in Time Duration? What is Lateral Entry?

Candidate who has done Govt. Recognized 3 years Diploma in Engineering program, gets exemption of First Year. He gets admission directly into IInd year. This is called Lateral Entry. Similarly few universities allow lateral entry, i.e. direct admission into 2nd year, if candidate has passed B.Sc. In his B.Sc. program he should have Mathematics subject, at least in any one year of his B.Sc.

Is there any Time Duration Exemption for Diploma or B.Sc. pass ?

Some Universities offer Lateral Entry into IInd year, if candidate has passed Diploma in Engineering. Lateral Entry is also allowed to B.Sc.pass candidate, with Mathematics as one paper in any one year.

If a person has passed Graduation or Bachelor in Arts or Commerce then what is rule?

He is allowed admission in first year of Degree on the basis of his 12th  with PCM.

If a person has passed M.A, M.Com. or M.Sc. then what is rule?

He is allowed admission in first year of Degree on the basis of his 12th. With PCM. In case he has B.Sc. (with at least one mathematics paper) then above rule of B.Sc. rule applies.

Is there any short-cut?

No, there is no short-cut. Beware of any such person who suggests short-cut. It may lead to a FAKE or FRAUD diploma or degree and it is CRIME.

Is Distance Learning allowed and considered VALID for Diploma in Engineering?

Govt. of India, has stopped on-line as well as distance education in Engineering at Diploma as well as Degree Level. It is NOT allowed. It is NOT VALID.

What all can be done after Degree in Engineering?

  • Employment Govt. Job, Pvt. Job, Job Abroad, Industry
  • Self Employment, Entrepreneurship, Free Lance, Technical Projects
  • Business

What is the designation or post in Job for Engineering Degree pass candidate?

4 years Engineering Degree is valid for Engineer or Trainee Engineer post in Govt. or Pvt. sector. He may get promotions based on his experience.

Can he do Higher Education after completing his Degree?

Yes. He will be eligible to do M. E. or M.Tech. or M. S. in Engineering or MBA program.

What is FEE?

It varies. It ranges between 60,000 per year to 90,000 per year. Different colleges / universities may have
different fee structure.

If fees is HIGH then does it mean quality is high?

  • Not necessarily true. There may be college or university with high fees but low quality.
  • Govt.Colleges and Universities are funded by Govt. and so fees is less. They are Govt. funded and they maintain required infrastructure. Infrastructure is also funded by Govt.
  • Pvt. Colleges or Universities may not funded by Govt. They may have to arrange or generate their own funds. And so the fee is usually high with them. Here quality is not directly related to fees, as claimed by many.
  • Quality of Education will depend on class room lectures, laboratories, practical sessions, syllabus, professors, company visits, off campus education tours, skill development sessions, college functions and programs, extracurricular activities etc.

If a fees is LOW then does it mean quality is low?

  • Not necessarily true. There may be college or university with less fees but high quality.
  • Other points same as above.


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