Top Off-beat Engineering Specialisation in India
Students choosing to make a career in engineering, select from popular engineering courses for their higher learning. Definitely, there is a lot of demand in these popular engineering courses, and if these courses are pursued from the prominent engineering institutes such as IITs, NITs, IIITs, CFTIs etc then the demand and value of engineering degree are instantly increased. However, in addition to these popular engineering courses like Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering etc. there are many good and innovative engineering courses which offer a great career. However, these courses are not as popular among engineering aspirants/ students as common engineering courses, but there is a lot of demand for such students in the engineering industry who have got specialization in the engineering courses mentioned here. And because very few students specialize in such engineering courses, so they get good opportunities from various sectors of the engineering industry.
Read here and know the engineering courses that offer successful career for students who want to make a different career in engineering domain –
Ethical hacking is the process in which an individual bypass system security and search for any weak points that could be exploited by malicious hackers. The purpose of ethical hacking is to identify potential threats on a computer or network in an effort to minimize or eliminate any potential attacks.
Ethical hackers have the written permission to probe the network and attempt to identify potential security risks. They let the software developers know of any security vulnerabilities that they have located in software.
With rising demand of ethical hackers and computer forensics, many engineering colleges have started offering credible programmes in ethical hacking.
The colleges offering academic programme in ethical hacking are:
- IIIT Hyderabad
- IIT Guwahati
- IIIT Allahabad
- IIIT Delhi,
- JNTU Hyderabad
- NIT Bhopal
Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering
Large quantities of raw material and manufactured goods around the world are transported through ships, which make shipping industry the hub of global economy. Also, developing this shipping industry and turning shipping into the most efficient, safe and environmental-friendly means of transportation is a great challenge. In addition, there is a challenge to develop and design structures required in the field of ocean energy. Ocean engineers are the technicians who ensure every single vessel on the sea reaches its destination safely.
Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering also provide the career opportunity to join Navy. After completion of this course you will be responsible for designing and developing warships, submarines, hovercraft, hydrofoils and merchant ships;
If you have always dreamt of joining the Navy, an innovative way of doing so would be through Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering. From making the paper float boats during childhood as monsoon playtime to actually designing and designing and developing warships, submarines, hovercraft, hydrofoils and merchant ships; Naval Architecture & Ocean engineers are the technicians that ensure every single vessel on the sea reaches its destination safely.
As far as engineering institutes are concerned some of the best institutes are:
- International Maritime Academy,
- Chennai, Cochin University of Science & Technology
- Institute of Shipbuilding Technology, Goa
Agriculture & Food Engineering
It is the branch of science which uses engineering skills and tecnology to increase the outcome in agriculture. Also, it helps in reducing the drudgery, and increases the outcome in agriculture.
This branch of engineering is growing in countries like India where 70 % of the population is dependent on agriculture. The aim of this course is to make agriculture sustainable, profitable and competitive enterprise through engineering interventions of farm mechanization, value addition and energy management in production and post harvest operations.
Below are the prominent institutes for Agriculture & Food Engineering.
- Allahabad Agriculture Institute,
- Marathwada Krishi Vishwavidyalaya
- Mahatma Phule Krishi Vishwavidyalaya
- College of Agricultural Engineering and Post-Harvest Technology (CAEPHT)
It is an engineering domain that concerns itself with technical and creative aspects of recording, editing and using different sounds for various purposes (closely related to art performances). Sound engineers are responsible for operating and maintaining sound recording or broadcast equipment. This is a highly technical job. It requires excellent computer skills and proficiency in working with electronic equipment. The key things in this profession are flexibility and adaptability.
Sound engineering is not a path that is treaded by many engineering aspirants, but it is a very lucrative career options because of the ongoing spurt in the digital entertainment industry.
The colleges that offer good sound engineering programmes are:
- IIT Kharagpur
- NIFFA Kolkata
- FTII Pune
- Asian Academy of Film and Television Delhi
- Ramoji Academy of Film and Television, Hyderabad
To meet the scarcity of traditional energy sources, various alternate source of energy need to be developed. To meet this new challenge a new branch of energy engineering has evolved in the last decade. Energy engineer’s work on projects designed to reduce energy use or costs. It includes designing, building, evaluating or remodeling energy systems or energy procurement methods. This domain of engineering is not popular yet but its future is very bright as energy demand is rising day by day.
Following IITs offer undergraduate programmes in energy engineering
- IIT Bombay
- IIT Kharagpur