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Post graduation or mechanical job?

Date: 18 May 2016    Group: Career Guidance    Category: Engineering Jobs   

I have just completed my BTech graduation in Mechanical branch. I am planning for post graduation. Should I do PG first or do job for 1-2 years and PG after that? Which would be best for my career? Is MBA a better choice of PG? Experts: do suggest urgently.

Confused between PG and job? Find advice from experts on this page.

Author: Kailash Kumar    21 May 2016      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

From career point of view, it is best to join any available job even is it is at a place away from the comfort of the home. Continuing in a job adds to experience. After stabilizing in the job , further studies can be continues thorough distance learning mode. The earnings from job can be used for payment of fees also. National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT) offers 'C' level courses which are equivalent to M.Tech. courses. Also IGNOU offers MBA course for which 3 years experience is required. Joining a job opens many doors including pursuing further studies of choice.

Author: Mahesh    21 May 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

Here are some of the options for you.

1. Get a job. This is realistic suggestion considering it is not easy to get a job. So try to get some experience from any company possible.

2. Do the post graduate through distance learning. If it's MBA that you want to do then do it through distance learning. This helps keep the job. And you don't have to do it full time at all.

3. Depending on your career interest you have option of both MTECH and MBA. I personally think if you are technically inclined or interested anymore then you should do MBA instead.

At the end it is your call. And the best approach is to go for the post graduation once you have decent amount of experience.

Author: Juana    21 May 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 5  (Rs 5)    Voting Score: 0

Honestly, the decision to study further or pick up a job should be a personal decision. The economic condition of the family is generally the deciding factor for what one chooses.

Let's consider that you want to work. What kind of job are you looking for? Do you want to work in the core industry or will any other job do? Have you applied for a job or do you have an offer in hand? Do you want to work in your home city or are you willing to move out? The general trend these days is of jobs outside one's academic field in industries such as software, finance etc.

If you want to work within the industry then it is best that you do a master's program in a specialized subject. That will up your chances of finding employment in your core field.

I will not suggest MBA to you, not at this juncture of your life. If you choose to do an MBA you must study from an established institution that is recognized all over. Doing MBA via distance education is not advisable, not for someone who isn't employed. Moreover, most business schools ask for minimum job experience of 3-5 years. Admission into business schools is also very competitive.

You can consider studying MEM (Master of Engineering Management). It is also a management course much like the MBA, but designed specifically for engineering graduates. You can find information on the differences between MBA & MEM in the following articles - copy & paste the url in your web browser -

Author: Partha Kansabanik    21 May 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

The decision regarding continuing study or joining a job is entirely personal and it depends upon the financial circumstances of your family and your mental inclination. Other people who are not aware of these factors, can't comment appropriately.

So far as chosing M.E/M.Tech and MBA for further study, I can say that if you pursue M.E/M.Tech, you are confining yourself within the particular stream of Engineering. On the other hand, pursuing MBA indicates you are shifting towards management of an industry or service sector.

At the end, it is purely your call. Decision will have to be taken by you considering your family circumstances and your area of interest.

Author: [Anonymous]    22 May 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

To have a job or to go for higher studies- is a decision which depends upon various personal factors like the financial condition of your family, your own choice about the same and availability of job for you.
1. If your family is facing some sort of financial crisis, you may get a suitable job and support them financially. Once you get a good and get settled there, you can pursue MBA in distance learning mode. You can select the specialization suitable to your professional profile. That way, it will surely enhance your professional skills.

2. If its your choice to get a job, then go for it. try to get one suitable job and join. Initially, you should avoid the salary part and should give priority abut the job profile. The salary can be increased later on.
If you are not getting any suitable job at this point of time, do not feel bad and immediately join a course for post graduation. It is because a gap between educational qualification and job always gives negative impact while appearing for any interview. So it is better to avoid that.

3. If you want to study further, you can do that also. It is obvious that, higher education always give higher returns. The only thing to keep in mind is you must be well focused and targeted towards your aim.

Author: Ganesh    23 May 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

I know that this is the stage of confusion.Last four years ago i faced this level of confusion.Make a decision is difficult one.

If you want to make your carrier in engineering feild I think you should try for a job is better choice.Because in the case of technical courses, studies should have limits.So experience is an important factor.It helps to makes more knowledge.After one year you can try for post graduation.The job experience should help you further studies.

If you want to make your carrier in management,Exicutive field. I think MBA is the best choice.I hope you can take a good decision.All the best for your future carrier.

Author: Sheo Shankar Jha    24 May 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

To understand your field, ie Mechanical - engineering in your case, it would be a wise step be absorbed in your area and if possible choose any reputed Public - undertaking such as SAIL, BHEL, ONGC etc so that you get acclerated chance of growth and after attainment of two years of experience, you can think of M.Tech in the same branch with the permission of your employer. In that case, you are entitled to get study leave from the organisation. This post graduate qualification from a leading Institution would be a boon for you in terms of promotion - prospects and at the same time, a suitable financial incentive would be offered to you as a result of acquisition of M.Tech qualification.
MBA would be definitely better if you take up the same from a reputed Institution like IIM after a lapse of five years and availing of the study - leave. Sometimes. Employers encourage their employees to take up executive programme in MBA and the duration of which is to the extent of one year.

Author: Joyshree    24 May 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Post graduation is an important and natural turn in the career after graduation. It is true that postgraduates get jobs with higher pay packages than graduates. But since you are a mechanical engineer, you will be able to get a lot of jobs right now with decent pay packages. Do you really wish to skip this? You can continue your post graduation after doing a job for 3-4 years before joining a master degree course. This way you will have the necessary job experience to portray in your resume.

Most companies, when selecting master's candidates for a vacant position prefer people who have prior job experiences. So in my opinion choose a suitable job for now and later you can pursue MBA or M.E. in mechanical. Both are good choices. Best courses in the MBA are offered abroad, whereas that in M.E. is offered in India.

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