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Date: 30 Dec 2015   Posted By: Sreejith     Group: Career Guidance    Category: Engineering Jobs   

I am a BTech Mechanical engineering final year student. I am confused about what to do next after my graduation.I don't have a decent percentage of marks.I think it is better to do some short term courses that has good probability of getting jobs.Can you suggest some courses?
I don't have plans to do MTech.How important is GATE score to get jobs in govt/private sectors?
Experts: kindly assist.

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Author: Seema Shah    30 Dec 2015      Member Level: Gold     Points : 5  (Rs 5)    Voting Score: 0

Here are my answers to your questions:
Can you suggest some courses?
Go for Siemens PLM course and CAD ProE

How important is GATE score to get jobs in govt/private sectors?
GATe score is for doing MTech. You will not get a government or private sector job just by having a good GATE score. Anyways, GAtE exam is very tough and needs strong concepts of various engineering subjects. Since you do not have decent % of marks scoring well in GATE exam is doubtful.

When I read your question, I feel that you are not confused, but worried what to do since you have a low %. This is what I would suggest: Forget the scores of the earlier semesters. Better late than never. Study seriously in this semester, concentrate on your project and score well. Prepare well for your placements since companies may be coming for recruitment.
A suggestion: If you do not have a first class, then top companies may not hire you. If you really want to move higher in your career, you can opt for MTech, and study well to get Distinction. Often companies ask for any one of UG/ PG score to be above 60%. So in future you can get into a good and high paying company.

Author: Partha Kansabanik    30 Dec 2015      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

I have read the question time and again. I have a feeling the person who has asked the question is having some sense of helplessness and is confused at this particular point of time.

He should be motivated and try his level best to get good grade in his remaining semestars of the Engineering courses. It would not help him if he continues to ponder over his unsatisfactory performances in the previous semestars. At the same time, he must start preparing himself for campus interviews. In the campus interview, he may be asked the question of his poor performance in earlier semestars. He must prepare a proper answer for the same.

So far as Graduate Aptitude Test of Engineering (GATE) is concerned, the percentiles achieved in GATE examination is required for admission in M.E or M.Tech in the respective branches of Engineering. I don't think the interviewers (in campus interview) would ask for anybody's GATE score, because they also know that a student who wants to join a suitable job, may not be very serious about GATE.

Author: Sheo Shankar Jha    30 Dec 2015      Member Level: Gold     Points : 5  (Rs 5)    Voting Score: 0

There are several short term courses which can be undertaken after your graduation in Mechanical Engineering. It all depends upon your passion/ inclination for these corse. You may undertake any one of the following -
1) Auto Cad
2) Machine Designing
3) ERP skill in Software
4) Java Programming
Though the last two programming indicated above do not pertain to Mechanical Engineering but these course are in great demand and with your familiarity in these courses, your chances of being absorbed in a Soft Ware firms multiplies.
You should not be frustrated because of your low marking which you have secured so far, go ahead with your firm determination so that you can secure impressive marks in the final semester.
With regard to your last query, GATE test is important provided you want to undertake M.Tech course and an excellent scoring in the GATE test would enable to get chance for admission in some leading institution like IIT, Regional College of Engineering, NIFT etc. But in order to be eligible for the same your aggregate marks must not below 65 percent.

Author: Sadanandam N    31 Dec 2015      Member Level: Gold     Points : 6  (Rs 6)    Voting Score: 0

No need to worry that you are a average student in studies. If you see the statistics, most of the average students has climbed to the top post quickly when compared to brighter students in real life. The thing is that Multinational companies and other reputed organizations, during campus interview, prefer to recruit students who have got above 80% marks in BE/B.Tech Degree and cleared all the subjects in the first attempt itself. In your case, it is now difficult to fetch a job in MNCs or other reputed companies. But if you show strong determination and attitude towards acquiring communication skills and fundamental knowledge in Mechanical Engineering subjects, you can claim to the top of the post gradually in future. Initially you should not expect a job in high profile company and handsome salary. You can get those after acquiring knowledge and experience later.

Regarding short term courses, first decide the area of interest you want to proceed in future. For example, if you want to become a design engineer, you have to learn CAD design and analysis software like Solidworks, Creo, Catia, ANSYS,etc from a genuine CAD training centres.

If you want to become a Prtoduction/QC Engineer, then you have to undergo short term courses like CNC (Programming, operation and maintenance), Co-ordinate Measuring Machine inspection techniques, Quality Control techniques like Six-Sigma, Kaizen including ISO procedures.

If you are very much interested in Service/Maintenance field, short term courses are not necessary; but you should know the basic working principles of Machine tools, Electric Generators, Air Conditioning Equipments, Air Compressors, Pumps, Boilers and other utility equiments including some basic electrical knowledge. For this you can approach the medium sized manufacturing industries or authorized service dealers as Engineer Trainee initially.

Another option is to become a Marketing/Sales Engineer . The prime requirement for this job is very good communication and convincing skills. Technical knowledge is secondary in this case. You can become a Marketing Manager after acquiring MBA Degree in Marketing in future.

As per the latest Central Government's policy, GATE score is going to play an important role in fetching a job in Government Organizations in coming days. That's why, in most of the private engineering colleges, GATE coaching is also being given to the students in the final year. Another advantage of GATE score is that you can study ME/M.Tech course with stipend in reputed Government colleges.

Author: Kailash Kumar    01 Jan 2016      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

Many public sector undertakings like Indian Oil Corporation, NTPC, BHEL, BARC etc. use GATE score for recruitment at entry level. However GATE examination is very competitive in nature. If the author feels that his low scores in B.Tech were due to other reasons and his fundamentals of engineering subjects are clear and he is capable of doing hard work enough to score high in GATE examination, then he can opt for the same

Author: Manoj Kumar Lamba    03 Jan 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 1  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

As you have completed your graduation and dont want to go for further studies, so some short term courses related to computers is beneficial to you. As in almost all jobs, operating computer has become necessary. You can go for some Microsoft office and typing related courses.

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