Know Your Engineering: Manipal Institute of Technology

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With 1.5 million engineering graduates from India every year, where you pursue your B.Tech degree really matters. Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal (MIT) is currently ranked in the top 5 private colleges in India, being 45th among all engineering institutions in India. Given that a majority of students get into engineering rather reluctantly and those interested are rather confused about the various options available, here’s a detailed description of what each course at MIT, Manipal offers.

Computer and Communication
Computer Science
Computer Science – AI & ML
Data Science Engineering
Electrical and Electronics
Electrical and Communication
Electronics and Instrumentation
Industrial and Production
Information Technology
Media Technology

B.Tech in Aeronautical Engineering

Aeronautical Engineering deals with the basics of aeronautics and aviation such as flight dynamics, propulsion theory, aircraft construction and design, etc. These topics will be covered on a somewhat rudimentary scale due to the plethora of subsystems in the science of aviation. An option of going for a minor in Aerodynamics will arise as your course progresses.

Most core companies and major players that deal primarily with aerospace like Boeing and Airbus will not be hiring freshers and have not been coming for placements as of late. Career opportunities, however,  through college placements in a handful of companies that serve as aircraft maintenance firms or product design firms for aerospace will be a viable option. Apart from that, companies like Deloitte have consultant positions which relate to the aviation industry and similar jobs that are open to all branches. Also, the Indian Air Force has a provision for recruiting Aeronautical engineers as part of the Technical domain of operations.

The faculty is best described as competent, but with the exception of a few professors, nothing exceptional. They’re mostly approachable and eager to help, and forays into research are encouraged. As mentioned earlier, the course revolves around aspects of aircraft structure, aviation, fluid dynamics, control theory, propulsion of aircraft, and if you choose certain subjects for electives, spacecraft and orbital mechanics. Subjects like Flight Dynamics, Aerodynamics of Rockets and Missiles, Aircraft Design and Avionics, while difficult to master, are useful for your career.

For a respectable, well-paying job with ample opportunities, a Master’s degree is definitely needed. Aeronautical engineering is a specialised branch which means that one will most likely have to pick a certain subsystem and work on the same.

Cutoff rank 2020: 19266

Cutoff rank 2019: 21099

Cutoff rank 2018: 11646

Course Structure: CO_Aeronautical

Students are placed in organisations dealing with products and services related to the aerospace industry and software solutions such as  Tata Consultancy Services, Atkins Aerospace, Honeywell, Accenture, etc.

B.Tech in Automobile Engineering

Automobile Engineering deals with design, manufacture, and the mechanical and electronic mechanisms of automobiles. It is a specialization under mechanical engineering in itself and thus, should be taken up only out of interest as it may be difficult to branch out to various other fields in the future. Automobile engineers find themselves employed as Automotive Manufacturing Engineers, Systems & Components Manufacturing Engineers, Product Design Engineers, etc.

MIT’s Department of Aeronautical and Automobile Engineering was founded in the year 2008 and has maintained a good standard in terms of placement record and industry-institution relations as well. Most of the faculty members are mechanical engineers and so, only a handful are passionate about the automobile-related subjects. Given that most students in this field choose it due to the unavailability of the core mechanical streams, a majority of the class may be uninterested in what they are learning. However, if you’re looking at automobile engineering as a career and are truly passionate, this is the place to be. Like it is with any other branch, interested students get an amazing platform to build and showcase their talent in the given stream. With a variety of labs and student projects such as Formula Manipal, practical hands-on experience is also available to convert theoretical learning into reality.

The subjects taught in this stream cover the likes of Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Linear Control Theory, Material Science etc. and are all taught from an automotive perspective.  Given the exhaustion of fossil fuels and the reliance of the modern-day man on vehicular transport, future-oriented subjects such as Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Ergonomics in Automotive Design, etc. are also available for interested students to pursue.

Given the in-depth specialization of the course and current market demands, pursuing a Master’s is highly encouraged to find yourself in a more employable situation in any of the big companies. The scope for a Master’s degree is vast in countries like Germany, the USA, and as of recently, Japan and China as well. Automobile engineering has a bright future, but as it is with any field, passion will be what pushes you further on.

Cutoff rank 2020: 26303

Cutoff rank 2019: 30575

Cutoff rank 2018: 13277

Course Structure: CO_Automobile

The graduates are placed in organizations specialising in products and services related to automobile industry, software solutions, product and technology, like Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Daimler India Ltd, Honda 2 wheelers, Tata Consultancy Services, etc.

B.Tech in Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering is the application of engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology for healthcare purposes (e.g. diagnostic or therapeutic). It bridges the gap between engineering and medicine and uses engineering concepts to advance the field of healthcare and diagnostic medicine. It focuses on the application of engineering principles to the analysis, manipulation, design, and construction of biological systems, and on the discovery and application of new engineering principles inspired by the properties of biological systems. Biomedical engineers are the ones responsible for making a variety of medical devices such as medical imaging devices, implants, bionics, etc.

Areas of research emphasis include: bioimaging, bioinspired design, biomechanics, biomedical devices, cell and tissue engineering, molecular medicine, molecular programming, synthetic biology, and systems biology.

Work in these industries would entail navigational, measuring, electromedical and control instruments manufacturing, medical equipment and supplies manufacturing, healthcare and social assistance, etc. Since biomedical engineering by itself is a course specialization that can be opted for after the completion of a EEE/ECE/ICE degree, a Master’s is not necessarily required to get into the field. However, as it is with any given Master’s, having one would certainly boost your chances of getting a better job. Specializations that can be pursued on completing biomedical engineering include—bioinstrumentation, biomaterials, biomechanics, clinical engineering, rehabilitation engineering, systems physiology, etc.

Biomedical Engineering at MIT was established in the year 1989, under the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering with an undergraduate course being offered from 1992 onwards. The Department of Biomedical Engineering came into existence in the year 1999 to focus on training students in understanding physiological processes and developing innovative approaches for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of various diseases. Given this stream and the university town of Manipal, all the biology-based subjects such as Anatomy and Physiology, and Basic Clinical Sciences are taught at Kasturba Medical College by the KMC Faculty. In terms of quality, both the KMC as well as MIT staff are knowledgeable in their respective fields and are willing to go the extra mile to help interested students out.

The subjects, as mentioned before, combine various aspects of both medicine and engineering, and therefore electronics and biology are the main focus. Integrated Circuit Systems, Digital System Design, Digital Signal Processing, Microcontroller Systems, etc. are some of the common subjects shared between the ECE and BME department.

Cutoff rank 2020: 38107

Cutoff rank 2019:  36418

Cutoff rank 2018:  27145

Course Structure: CO_Biomedical

Some of the major companies that have hired students from the department include the healthcare divisions of GE, Philips and Siemens, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, Wipro, TCS, Cerner, MU Sigma, etc.

B.Tech in Biotechnology

Biotechnology is the exploitation of biological processes for industrial and other purposes, especially the genetic manipulation of microorganisms for the production of antibiotics, hormones, etc. The pharmaceutical industry relies not only on the R&D work, but also on the large-scale production of antibiotics, hormones, and drugs. While most chemical engineering graduates are eligible to work in the pharmaceutical industry, a student pursuing biotechnology would have the added advantage of being able to partake in the R&D side of the industry as well. Biotechnology Engineers, in an industry, would be responsible for ensuring maximum product yield keeping in mind the high purity and non-toxicity requirements.

After an undergraduate degree in biotechnology, a graduate would be eligible to either go into pure research, work in the industry, or even pursue higher education. Industrially speaking, a biotechnology engineer can work in several industries such as—pharmaceutical, food, agricultural, chemical, cosmetic production, biofuel engineering, environmental engineering, etc. Since a vast amount of knowledge would be required to be able to contribute significantly to the field of research, most people interested in pure research complete their Master’s prior to seeking employment. The scope for Master’s is extremely large, with a majority of IITs and several other premier institutes offering M.Tech/M.Sc in Biotechnology and its subfields. Since India’s biotechnology is only an upcoming field, pursuing a Master’s/Doctorate overseas is also an option.

MIT’s Department of Biotechnology was established in the year 2005 to provide the right foundation for students to pursue careers in the diverse areas of biotechnology, with the industrial demand ever so slightly increasing. The professors are extremely helpful, resourceful, and knowledgeable in their respective specialities and would not fall short of instilling a love for biotechnology in their students. Each professor is more than willing to help students out with their college academics, and sometimes take a few dedicated students to help them out with research projects.

Coming to the subjects, one would learn core biology subjects such as biochemistry, microbiology, cell and molecular biology, genetic engineering, etc. and apply it to the field of engineering. Aside from the biology-based subjects, this stream shares many subjects with the Chemical Engineering department such as Process Calculations, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, and Heat and Mass Transfer. As the semesters’ progress, less of a focus is given to pure biology, and more applicative biology comes into play. Subjects such as bioinformatics, computational biology, modelling, etc. are also offered.

Cutoff rank 2020: 33875

Cutoff rank 2019:  39735

Cutoff rank 2018:  23680

Course Structure: CO_Biotechnology

Research in industrial biotechnology, biofuels, environmental biotechnology, process industries, biotechnology based industries such as Nicolas Pirimal Ltd, Philips Health Care, Biocon. Software organization such as TCS, Infosys, Wipro, etc.

B.Tech in Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineering is a branch of engineering wherein the principles of chemistry, applied physics, applied mathematics, and life sciences are combined to use, produce, and transform materials and energy efficiently.  It is closely related to fields such as biotechnology, pharmacy, nanotechnology, and petroleum sciences and finds applications in process industries. Engineers in this field see both employment and research opportunities in a host of manufacturing and service industries such as food, material, petroleum, plastics, power production, pharmaceutical, nuclear energy, environment control, material sciences and many others. 

The Chemical Department in MIT, Manipal was established in 1969, making it one of the oldest departments of the institution. In addition to state-of-the-art laboratories and a current, relevant course curriculum, the department also has an MOU with the University of Nottingham and University of South Wales for postgraduate studies.

A B.Tech in Chemical Engineering is a 4-year course divided up into eight semesters. The subjects in focus are mostly physical chemistry-related such as Thermodynamics, Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Transport Phenomena, etc. The eighth semester is reserved for industrial training and/or student projects.

Cutoff rank 2020: 39303(Did not close)

Cutoff rank 2019: 11228

Cutoff rank 2018: 19305

Course Structure: CO_Chemical

Organizations like Reliance, ABB, L&T, HUL, Jindal Steels, Vedanta, BASF, MCF, Michelin India, etc.

B.Tech in Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering deals with the design, construction and maintenance of physical and naturally built environments.

Being the second-oldest engineering discipline after military engineering, the stream has wide-ranging applications and is part of the core engineering disciplines along with electrical and mechanical engineering.

Established in 1957, The Department of Civil Engineering is the oldest department of the institute and boasts of experienced faculty members and well-equipped laboratories. The professors are extremely helpful and possess in-depth knowledge of their subjects.

The course is designed to introduce the students to the basics of structural engineering, fluid mechanics, building code, and surveying in their second year of study. As the semesters proceed, the intricacies increase and these courses are taught at an advanced level. Students are encouraged to pursue minor specialisations from their sixth semester onwards. A minor specialisation can be obtained in the field of Structural Engineering, Highway Design, Environment Engineering, and Construction Management.

Civil Engineering is an evergreen branch as man’s need to expand, exploit and construct has been growing exponentially over the centuries. An undergraduate degree allows you to foray into the construction and planning stream but to get in-depth knowledge of the subject, a master’s degree is often advised.

Cutoff rank 2020: 40303(Did not close)

Cutoff rank 2019: 16826

Cutoff rank 2018: 25813

Course Structure: CO_Civil

The core companies that hire from this branch are Larsen and Toubro, Total Environment, Tata Engineering Consultancy, Jacobs Engineering.

B.Tech in Computer and Communication Engineering

From a branch that saw its first batch graduate only a few years back, CCE has quickly earned itself a reputation of being one of the most sought-after branches in MIT.

Computer and Communication Engineering (CCE), is the amalgamation of the practical aspects of computer science, the principles that govern communication, without ignoring the underlying technologies that find their base in electronics.

It is a known fact that CCE’s course structure was designed to produce not just well employable engineers, but also to develop minds that will always find a smarter approach to a problem. This is reflected in the fact that CCE’s third semester exposes students to the Principals of Digital Communication, Data Structures, and Object-Oriented Programming. This gives CCE students a good head start if they are looking for internships early in their engineering life.

As we move up the semesters, we find ourselves delving into the details of things: from high-speed communication networks to the core of operating systems, and wireless communications.

However, if you’re not entirely into communication technologies, don’t worry. Another path in CCE goes through Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Information Retrieval, Data Mining, and Social Network Analytics. These subjects require a bit of statistical math to go along with it but rest assured, it is easier than first-year math.

In six semesters (four in CCE after two semesters in the first year), a student worth their salt would be able to build Android apps, deploy entire databases, and know data structures like the back of their hand (which arguably is the single most important technical skill necessary for a good placement).

Talking of which, the first batch of CCE did record a 100% placement. And we’re talking about the big names: Deloitte, HP, Microsoft, Amazon and the likes.

But what really sets the branch apart is the people. The professors are well updated with new technologies, and you’re most likely to find their teaching style comfortable. They will also motivate you to do your best, and go beyond academics and write research papers, or develop something. Most professors have a healthy rapport with the students.

Most CCE students are believed have the most reasonable set of professors (if not all). With an entire batch strength of about 130 (as of the batch graduating in 2022), the folks are a close-knit bunch. One might tend to believe that one of the C’s in CCE stands for ‘chill’.

Cutoff rank 2020: 3042

Cutoff rank 2019:  3844

Cutoff rank 2018:  2984

Course Structure: CO_Computer & Communication

The first batch of CCE graduated in the academic year of 2016-2017, and recorded the best placement stats for any branch in the year. Since then it has boasted of high placement stats. Graduates are generally placed in Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Wipro, IBM, Cisco, Intel, Samsung, Honeywell, HP and Deloitte.

B.Tech in Computer Science Engineering

CSE deals with exclusively computer-related subjects. The primary focus would be on hardware and software-related subjects, not including the topics that involve communication and information technology. This makes the branch more streamlined compared to CCE and IT. From learning how a computer is built to the pure coding of Java and C++, the subjects reflect the working and construction of a computer. In the later semesters, the curriculum delves into the theory of computational subjects, which are an inherent part of the fundamental topics learnt earlier. Including algorithms and formal languages, these subjects will excite that part of your brain which stimulates logical understanding.

On getting into this highly sought-after branch at MIT, the dependence on self-learning rather than classroom learning will increase out of necessity.

All companies that look for placements require a CSE engineer, mainly under the title of database manager or software developer. The scope of interviews for CSE is the highest compared to any other branch. Masters after graduation should be pursued if interested, however, there is sufficient room for developers in the industry today.

Cutoff rank 2020: 1147

Cutoff rank 2019: 1893

Cutoff rank 2018:  1557

Course Structure: CO_Computer Science

Amazon, Accenture, Dell, Google, Microsoft, Oracle, HP, IBM, Cisco, Intel, Infosys, Samsung, Honeywell, and Deloitte.

B. Tech in Computer Science & Engineering – Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

There has been a surge in enthusiasm related to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in recent times. The disciplines have become widely popular and are often regarded as essential tools to survive in today’s ever-changing world. Machine Learning applies the math we’ve learnt and studied to solve real life problems by building models and providing comprehensive and feasible solutions to the issues. Moreover, AI and ML are interdisciplinary in nature and often borrow from other aspects related to Data Science and computers.

Introduced in 2021, this branch is the newest addition to courses offered by MIT. Although, it is a new course, it’s applications stretch far and beyond and help us to use what we learn in the practical world. As seen, it offers a wide range of subjects from Neural Networks and computer vision to Deep learning and management thus providing a more holistic approach and outcome.

As 2021 will see the first batch of CSE- AI & ML, there is not much information on the faculty; however, the subjects have similarities with those offered by the CSE and ICT departments, who have competent enough professors to guide students.

Similarly, for placements, there is currently no data with regards to this branch in MIT, but the skills covered by the course should equip a student with enough to sit in for interviews with organizations of various interests.

Course Structure: CO_Computer Science(AI&ML)

B.Tech in Data Science Engineering

The term Data Science has become hugely popular everywhere, as its need in today’s world grows. It is an interdisciplinary field, where machine learning principles, statistics, and advanced algorithms are implemented to process and analyze raw data, derive meaningful patterns, and predict events or behaviour. This is useful in a time where 80% of a massive load of electronic data is unstructured(unorganized) and unanalyzed. It also has major applications in Artificial Intelligence(AI)a desired field of study. 

Established in 2020, the Data Science Engineering (DSE) department is a fairly new addition to the courses offered by MIT. Although it is a relatively new stream in Indian colleges, it is already highly sought after. Since it is still growing as a field of study, most data scientists opt for a master’s degree, sometimes specializing in a subfield (Data Analytics, Data Engineer, etc) before taking a job.

As seen in the subjects offered in and after the 3rd semester— an amalgamation of Statistics, Finance and Management, Soft Computing(Object-Oriented Programming), AI, and Machine Learning, amongst others— the course structure is made so that students get their bases well rounded, with knowledge in different disciplines that work together.

As 2020 will see the first batch of DSE freshers, there is not much information on the faculty; however, the subjects are similar to those offered by the CSE and ICT departments, who have competent enough professors to guide students.

Similarly, for placements, there is currently no data with regards to DSE in MIT, but the skills covered by the course should equip a student with enough to sit in for interviews with organizations of various interests.

Course Structure: CO_Data Science

Cutoff rank 2020: 3653

B.Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) is the study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. Since this field has widespread application, branching out to a different field after the completion of a B.Tech degree is easy, and usually followed. A EEE degree qualifies you for jobs that are directly related to your field, such as in Aerospace Engineering, Control and Instrumentation, Systems Analytics, etc. 

When it comes to picking between EEE and ECE, do keep in mind that ECE is broadly electronics-based, and communication systems form an integral part of the course. Although EEE students do learn ECE subjects like Electromagnetic Theory, Signals and Systems, etc. they are not as in-depth. E&I is a course that is structured very similarly to that of EEE, and in fact is a specialization that most people pursue post their degree, but if you’re interested in the design, maintenance, application and manufacturing of control systems, E&I would be a better fit.

The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at MIT was founded in the year 1960 and is one of the oldest departments in MIT, Manipal. The faculty are experienced, and barring a few, are extremely knowledgeable in their field. Often you’d hear students joke about how EEE is a five-year course owing to its difficulty, but do keep in mind that if you like the subjects and are truly passionate about the field, only then will you be able to do well. It’s definitely not a stream that you can take lightly.

The subjects offered by the department aside from the common ones being shared by E&I and ECE are Embedded Systems, Energy Systems, Automation Systems, Electrical Machinery, etc. To gauge your interest towards EEE, if you enjoyed most of 12th-grade physics, then this would be right up your alley.

Although a Master’s degree isn’t absolutely necessary to get core jobs in this stream, given how you learn a little bit of everything but not a whole of anything, a specialization would definitely help. MIT, apart from other top institutes like the IITs also offers an M.Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

Cutoff rank 2020: 10978

Cutoff rank 2019: 13900

Cutoff rank 2018: 7758

Course Structure: CO_Electrical & Electronics

Some of the major companies where the students get placed are ABB, Deloitte, Ericsson Global, GE Health Care, GMR Energy, Grasim, HCL, JSW Steel, L&T, L&T-ECC, Moog, M&M, Philips Electronics, Schneider Electricals, TCE, Tesco, Wipro VLSI, WS Atkins, Tata Motors, Reliance, Toshiba, Accenture, HCL, IBM, iGATE PATNI, Mphasis, TCS, Wipro and Infosys.

B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering

Electronics & Communications Engineering, commonly called ECE, is a stream of engineering which studies the development of electronic and communication circuits. The course mainly aims at equipping students with the necessary skills required in the implementation and operation of various applications in the field of electronics and communication.

The Department of Electronics & Communications Engineering at Manipal Institute of Technology was established in 1972. The ECE stream at Manipal consists of 240 students divided into four sections. Through the course of six semesters, students are introduced to subjects that guide them in the analysis and practical application of electronic and communication circuits.

The structure of the B.Tech course is designed in a way so as to slowly instill the fundamental theories and principles regarding Electronics & Communication engineering. Semester 3 and 4 deal with subjects such as Logic Designs, Network Analysis and Digital Signal Processing; introductory subjects to the characteristics of the data we communicate. Semester 5 and 6 delve deeper into the subject by understanding the practical uses of digital electronics in everyday life with the help of subjects like Microcontrollers, Communication Networks, and Digital Communication. Semester 7 mainly consists of subjects called Electives which combine principles of ECE with other relevant fields of study.

For an MIT student pursuing their degree in ECE, opportunities are aplenty. A 4-week industrial training internship is made compulsory by the college for all students in their 5th semester but interested students can begin interning as early as their 3rd semester. Students may approach their professors for assistance and guidance in the field of Research. Students can also join one of the many reputed projects in college which deal with electronics and communication.

The college has been able to maintain an impressive 100% placement record in ECE. Being a vast branch, placements in the ECE department extend to the core, software, IT and financial sector companies as well.

Being a well-established stream at MIT, the department has an excellent faculty. Most professors are well experienced and possess a genuine interest in the subject.

Over the years, the branch of Electronics & Communications Engineering has gained a lot of attention. The stream has wide application in many other fields of study related to computers and mechanics. Looking at today’s technology, almost everything is composed of basic electronic components. The field of electronics now has the task of constantly modifying and enhancing these electronic components to meet the requirements of the modern world. The need for fast and effective communication has also never been greater. All in all, ECE has established itself as a fundamental stream of engineering.

Cutoff rank 2020: 5695

Cutoff rank 2019: 6483

Cutoff rank 2018: 4079

Course Structure: CO_Electronics & Communication

Some of the major companies where the students get placed are Cisco, Oracle, Schneider, Toshiba, Deloitte, Qualcomm, MU Sigma, Cybage, Saankhya Labs, Microsoft(SMSG), Unisys Global, TCS, Philips, Wipro, IBM, S&P Capital IQ, Ericsson Global, TATA ELXSI, Maruti  Suzuki, Samsung R&D, Freescale, Societe Generale, Samsung Software India, Sapient Nitro, L&T IES, Philips Electronics, Robert Bosch, Mahindra & Mahindra, ABB (Asea Brown Boveri), Comviva Technologies Ltd, Mphasis, Toshiba Embedded Software (I) Pvt Ltd and iGATE PATNI.

B.Tech in Electronics and Instrumentation

Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering (formerly known as Instrumentation and Control) is a relatively young stream that focuses on studies of automation and control systems. The course objectives are quite different from EEE, contrary to popular belief. This stream was designed to shape the technical knowledge and skills of electrical and electronic engineers along the lines of instrumentation, a field that is gaining dominance in today’s world.

A recently established branch that used to be a minor specialisation for EEE, the department of EIE is most sought after in Manipal Institute of Technology. The research aspects of EEE are widely explored in this course. There are a around 100 students divided into 2 sections. The syllabus has a 70% match with that of EEE and quite different to ECE, which mainly deals with communication systems. At the end of this eight-semester course, the students would be adept in the configuration and implementation of sensor technology and electronic control systems. With excellent faculty shifted from EEE and ECE, the institute is far from short of industrial knowledge and expertise.

The subjects that students will encounter starting from the second year includes Analog Electric Circuits, Digital Electronic Circuits, Sensor Technology and Electrical Circuits Analysis, a subject which is very similar to Basic Electrical Technology (BET) that is taught for first-year students. The level of difficulty does not reach the current predicament that EEE students face. This feature is closely followed by a narrower but more specialised scope for career opportunities.

With sufficient interest in topics such as BE, BET, etc. a course of this kind can prove to be a blessing. Placement opportunities are provided in plenty, as top companies such as Schneider, Cisco and ABB, graduates have an assortment of workloads to choose from. Since it is an upcoming branch, most people do not opt for his remarkably underrated course and as a result, placement statistics go off the charts for engineers in this line of work due to the almost non-existent competition. But that does not alter the intricate knowledge and the specialised work that Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering deals with, which is why it is slowly gaining pace amongst the other core groups and perhaps, go beyond.

Cutoff rank 2020: 19682

Cutoff rank 2019: 34700

Cutoff rank 2018: 11204

Course Structure: CO_Instrumentation & Control

Graduates after doing this program get placed in organizations like Amazon, Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, Cisco, Intel, Samsung R&D, Honeywell, Deloitte, etc.

B.Tech in Industrial and Production Engineering

Industrial and Production Engineering (IP) comes under the Mechanical & Manufacturing department as of 2018. The branch consists of mechanical as well as production-based subjects. Additionally, management-based subjects are also taught and they come in handy for MBA entrance exams.

It is one of the most interesting branches, one that should not be taken based on merely a rank. The course plan describes this branch as the best of three worlds – mechanics, production and management. The subjects in IP are comparatively easier in contrast to other branches, with fewer challenging subjects across the semesters. IP is alternately known as Manufacturing Engineering in other colleges and is a relatively unknown and unexplored stream which might explain the low cut-offs for entry.

The faculty belong to the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and are well-informed and approachable. Apart from the core faculty, the quality varies subjectively, all of them being helpful and having good knowledge of their subjects. On completing graduation, students from this field can work and intern in any manufacturing industry. The knowledge gained is also applicable to the core mechanical industries.

Placements are also similar to the placements in the mechanical field. Almost all the companies that look for mechanical graduates look for IP graduates as well. There are also selected companies that are core manufacturing-based industries and look for IP graduates specifically.

Cutoff rank 2020: 40357

Cutoff rank 2019: 16236

Cutoff rank 2018: 19741

Course Structure: CO_Industrial Production

Graduates have been placed in TCS, Wipro, Accenture, Infosys, Ashok Leyland, Cummins, Vedanta, John Deere, Thorn India, BCH, Mahindra & Mahindra, Honda-2Wheeler, Indian Army, Oracle, Honda Motors, Kaefer Punjlloyd, IBM, Kennametal, TechMahindra, Mphasis, Tata Motors, Tata Technologies, MU Sigma, HCL Core,  Futures first, ACG Worldwide, Ingersoll Rand, UST Global.

B.Tech in Information Technology

A Bachelor of Information Technology is an undergraduate academic degree that generally has a significant focus on computers and technology, it differs from a Computer Science degree in the aspect that students are also required to study management and information science, with comparatively less vigorous mathematics. Information Technology can be understood as a narrower version of Computer Science as it deals with the impact of applications and how to integrate these solutions into the industry instead of studying low-level internal circuitry. There is more emphasis in the areas of e-commerce, e-business and business information technology.

A graduate is eligible to apply for jobs, pursue higher education or even set up an entrepreneurial venture. Working opportunities are available in both the private and public sectors. Contrary to popular belief IT engineers are not expected to work in IT-based service companies but can work for software firms as developers, data analysts etc. A Masters degree with specialisations in fields such as Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics is offered by various prestigious institutes both in India and abroad.

Established in 2001, the Department of Information and Communication Technology has well-equipped computer laboratories and dedicated faculty. The students are given the freedom to organise contents or seminars and are encouraged to take part in co-curricular and extracurricular activities without compromising the quality of learning. The academic curriculum for the courses offered in the department and the technical skills of the students have been appreciated by the industries that visited MIT. Placed alumni working in top companies with higher job offers per student testify the quality and excellence of the department.

Cutoff rank 2020: 2234

Cutoff rank 2019: 3244

Cutoff rank 2018: 2563

Course Structure: CO_Information Technology

Graduates after doing this program get placed in organizations like Amazon, Google, Flipkart, Toshiba, KPIT Cummins, Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, Cisco, Intel, Samsung R&D, Honeywell, Deloitte, etc.

B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering was established in 1960. The Mechanical Engineering course at MIT is designed to initiate and familiarize the students with the design and usage of tools and products used by mechanical engineers. The course is structured in an organized manner giving the students ample information about basic mechanisms and concepts.

The third and fourth semesters provide a strong base for students and have subjects like Thermodynamics I and II, Theory of Machines which is split as Dynamics and Kinematics of Machinery respectively. The Department of Mechanical Engineering provides a wide range of subjects such as theoretical subjects like Manufacturing Technology and Automobile Engineering and theoretical and numerical based subjects like Fluid Mechanics. The course focuses on working and production of machines, various forces and their effects on mechanisms, heat and its applications and the study of materials. Mechanical Engineering varies from Mechatronics as the latter includes subjects which are more electronics oriented, along with core mechanical subjects. Industrial Production (IP) and Mechanical Engineering are branches from the same department: The Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. IP offers similar subjects to that of Mechanical, but IP also focuses on the process and various methods of manufacturing and production.

The workshops and labs that this course offers provide an insight into what occurs in core industries and help put into practice the concepts learned in class. Graduates from this course can either decide to work and gain experience in the industry or directly apply for a Masters Degree in various fields such as a Masters in Automobile Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or even courses such as Computational Mechanics. Placements for this branch are decent and companies ranging from Goldman Sachs and Amazon to Hero Motocorp and Larsen and Toubro recruit Mechanical Engineers from MIT.

If you have an aptitude towards Physics and Math, especially 11th and 12th Standard Mechanics, then Mechanical Engineering will always have subjects that’ll pique your interest and keep you engaged throughout the course.

Cutoff rank 2020: 18581

Cutoff rank 2019: 16790 

Cutoff rank 2018: 7474

Course Structure: CO_Mechanical

Graduates can choose a career in organisations like ABB, Accenture, ACG Worldwide, Agro Com, Anglo Eastern Shipping, Ashok Leyland, BCH, BEL, Bluestar, Centuri, Link, Cummins India Ltd, Delloite, Essar, Future First, GMR Energy, HCL Core, Hero Motors Corporations, Honda Two Wheelers, IBM, Indian Army, Infosys, Ingersol Rand, JSW, Kenna Metals, L& T, Mahindra & Mahindra, Maruti Suzuki, Michelin, Moog India, Mphasis, Mu Sigma, ONGC, Oracle, Quest,  Reliance, Tata Technologies, Tata Motors, TCE, TCS,, Telcon, Tech Mahindra, Titan, Vedanta, WIPRO, W S Atkins, Zuari Cement.

B.Tech in Mechatronics Engineering

The first idea that comes to mind with the word mechatronics is “mechanical + electronics”. However, it’s much more than that. A multidisciplinary field, mechatronics contains elements of programming, model making, optics, automation, instrumentation and AI. Simply put, a mechatronics engineer is a jack of multiple trades. The branch is an entirely different universe in itself. It opens up to the world of robotics, automation, hybrid vehicles, electro-mechanical machinery and much more.

With regards to the department itself, it was established in MIT in 2012. The faculty are well-versed with their subjects and are quite versatile, most of them capable of teaching more than two subjects. The teachers are quite supportive of the students and are always willing to help out in both academics and in personal matters. They are always willing to lend a helping hand for project work and assignments. But fair warning, with a little bit of jovial nature, also comes a bit of seriousness.

The subjects are quite similar to those taught in numerous other branches, but they all involve topics which are unique to mechatronics. For example, Linear Integrated Circuits and Digital Integrated Circuits have a large number of topics from both ECE and EEE. The studies overall are quite diverse, allowing students to come up with multi-faceted solutions to modern-day problems.

A degree in mechatronics would enable a student to pursue careers related to both mechanics and electronics. The future of engineering, automation and AI are also extensive fields a graduate can choose to go into. A Master’s degree can be pursued, not just in mechatronics, to smoothly transition into almost any field.

All in all, mechatronics is a branch with lots of diversity, the best of all worlds. A number of students have been quite successful in student projects as well as various other technical and non-technical clubs, perhaps suggesting that those in the branch live up to the tagline of the jack-of-all-trades in terms of versatility. Students of the branch most certainly can enjoy themselves in terms of both studies and activities, while immersing themselves in this promising field.

Cutoff rank 2020: 17362

Cutoff rank 2019: 14985

Cutoff rank 2018: 7459

Course Structure: CO_Mechatronics

Graduates are placed in Mahindra & Mahindra, ABB, Tata Motors, Honda 2 Wheelers, Michelin, TCS, WIPRO, Accenture, IBM, MU-Sigma, Ingersoll Rand, etc.

B.Tech in Media Technology

Classified as one of the most underrated engineering courses, this branch is for those who are into Modern Arts Technology and Media Sciences. Manipal Institute of technology is one among the few colleges across India that offer a Bachelor’s in Print and Media. The department’s proudest boast is India’s best Print and Media laboratory facilities.

Due to the compact faculty size and the less intake of students, a healthy student-teacher relationship is developed. Apart from being Erudite, the faculty members are approachable and are always there to help.

Although the course is inclined more towards printing with subjects like screen and digital printing, gravure, packaging and flexography to name a few, the syllabus also offers a wide range of media-related technologies like sound engineering, advertising theory and practice, e-publishing, animation, digital photography and a lot more.

Recently, the department has begun research on 3D printing. This is the perfect time and opportunity for students to dwell in this area due to its gain in popularity over the last few years.

On completing the program, graduates can write GRE/TOEFL and apply for further studies abroad in universities like Rochester Institute of Technology, London College of Communication, Chemnitz University and various other reputed institutions. A Master’s in Business Administration is also a good course to take up for those who are leaning more towards Management. The department has an MOU with the Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany for joint R&D projects, faculty exchange and student exchange.

There is a false perception that on completing the Print and Media Technology course, students find it difficult to get jobs. Entrepreneurship, Graphic designing, Sound engineering, multimedia and web design, animation technology, printing material testing, digital photography, colour analysis and production and e-publishing are some of the various fields that welcome Print and Media Tech graduates.

With the upcoming development of 3D printing technology and various career opportunities in the media sector, Media Technology is definitely gaining more importance and popularity amongst the current generation.

Cutoff rank: 40747(Did not close)

Cutoff rank 2019: 40454

Cutoff rank 2018: 35676

Course Structure: CO_Printing

The Students are placed in recognized commercial printing companies like Times of India, Hindustan Times, Manipal Technologies, Emirates Printing Press(Dubai) and Pre-Press Software related companies EFI, Esko etc.


Note: Cutoff ranks listed are based on those after the 5th round of counselling. The ranks in 2018 were calculated using the 200 mark format with no negative marking and those in 2019 were calculated using the new format.

Updated by Ishita G for MTTN

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