Computer Science, Civil engineering, Electronics and Electrical; these fields have always been majorly approved by engineering students. A number of students feel that going for an unconventional field might mess up their career. Apart from these paramount engineering fields there are some ‘not so famous’ engineering fields that are although not so popular among students, yet they let you make the most out of them.
A few B.Tech fields might be out of the public eye, but they can be as rewarding as the major fields. Such fields could be considered shadowed under the conventional fields that are opted by students in herds.
Polymer engineering uses the theory and knowledge of chemistry to handle production and use of polymers. In India, the demand for polymer engineers is on the rise. Students who complete B.Tech under this stream undergo campus selection for jobs in major tyre companies, polymer manufacturing and processing industries and research institutions. Students are exposed to various aspects of science and technology of polymers, their synthesis, characterization, testing, processing, and applications in nanotechnology, aerospace, electronics, etc.
Students can even opt for higher studies such as M.E. or M.Tech in polymer engineering. The selection is based on the marks scored in GATE.
Aerospace engineering deals with the design, construction, and study of the science behind the forces and physical properties of aircrafts, rockets, flying crafts, and spacecrafts. With the advancement of technology, aerospace engineering is emerging as a lucrative and rewarding degree. It also offers promising future prospects as an Aircraft Design & Analysis Engineer, Aircraft Production Engineer, Aerospace Modelling & Simulation Engineer, and Aerospace Maintenance Engineer. Research in Satellite & Space Application Development techniques too are greatly rewarding.
B.Tech in Metallurgy:
This unique stream in engineering helps students gain technical knowledge in diverse aspects of Physical Metallurgy, Extractive Metallurgy and Mechanical Metallurgy. Metallurgists can apply for jobs in both private and public sectors. Not many institutes in the country offer this field of B.Tech so metallurgy graduates are greatly in demand.
B.Tech in Agriculture Engineering is one of the emerging disciplines in engineering which deals with the application of technology and engineering sciences in agricultural production and also processing. This engineering degree gives you knowledge about agricultural techniques and their applications. In an agricultural country like India there is a huge demand for graduates who are specialized in Agriculture. They can get placed in various public sector undertakings and live agricultural projects in India. In the government sector, this field is greatly flourishing and rewarding. This course is made after merging the principles of animal biology, plant biology, mechanical, civil, electrical and chemical engineering.
B.Tech in Leather Technology:
This course provides trained manpower and appropriate technologies for the production of varieties of finished leathers. It is also emerging as a rewarding engineering field in India. Graduates from this field bag jobs in footwear and leather goods industries. Government organizations such as India Polyfibres and Indian Rayon & Industries also hire these graduates.