Different Branches of B.Tech: Which One Is Right for You?

There is no doubt that engineering is the most popular field in higher education for high school pass outs in India, right alongside healthcare. And for good reason too, Engineering has remained one of the highest-paying careers even after the pandemic. A lot of colleges, both government and private, offer undergraduate courses in various branches of engineering for this reason too.

Now if you are like other people, you might have heard various opinions about the best branches of engineering from people you know. Whether it be parents, relatives, friends, or teachers, everyone has their own opinion. While you might not be sure about what you want or which branch of engineering would be a good fit for you.

Well thankfully, this blog exists to show you how to tackle this problem that most science students have to face. Read on the find out more about B Tech courses, which ones are the best for high-paying careers, and how to find out which branches to pick in B Tech colleges in Maharashtra.

Table of Contents

1. What are Btech Courses?
2. The Various Branches of Engineering
3. Highest Paying Branches
a. Computer Science & Engineering (CSE)
b. Mechanical Engineering (ME)
c. AI and Data Science Engineering
d. Civil Engineering
4. How to Go About Picking the Right One For You
5. Conclusion
6. FAQs

What are B Tech Courses?

B Tech courses, just like BE (Bachelor of Engineering) courses, are undergraduate courses in engineering. If you’re wondering about the difference between BE and Btech, don’t bother – there isn’t any. Generally, colleges that offer courses in other streams such as arts name their undergraduate engineering degree BE, while dedicated engineering colleges call their’s B tech. There is no hard and fast rule to this though.

Most seats in colleges that offer these degrees are guarded by national and state-level entrance exams due to the immense competition. However, some private colleges may take direct admission on the basis of merit too. For other details about B tech courses in general in engineering colleges in Solapur and elsewhere in India, check the table below.

Course NameBachelor of Technology (B Tech)
Duration4 years
Mode of ExaminationSemester System
Eligibility CriteriaMerit in 10+2 examinations with science subjects + Entrance test
Common Entrance ExamsJEE, JEE Advanced, MHT CET, WBJEE, KEAM, AP EAMCET, TS EAMCET, etc.
Average Course FeeINR 2 – 5 Lakhs
Top Specializations/BranchesComputer Science, Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Electronics and Telecommunication, Biotechnology, AI and Data Science, etc.
Average SalaryINR 5 – 7 LPA

The Various Branches of Engineering

There are a lot of branches in Engineering, no doubt. That’s what leads to confusion about which branch to choose from B tech colleges in Maharashtra, for example. There are so many that we can’t possibly list all of the various branches of engineering that are offered in educational institutes around the world. So, we still have tried to list some of the more common ones here in India, in the table below.

Computer Science & EngineeringMechanical EngineeringChemical Engineering
Civil EngineeringAgricultural EngineeringBiotechnology Engineering
Information TechnologyElectronics and Communication EngineeringAI and Data Science Engineering
Electrical EngineeringPower EngineeringMarine Engineering
Textile EngineeringStructural EngineeringProduction Engineering
Metallurgical EngineeringComputer EngineeringEnvironmental Engineering
Aeronautical EngineeringPetroleum EngineeringMining Engineering

Highest Paying Branches

Now, let us take a deeper look at some of the Btech branches that lead to the highest-paying careers.

Computer Science & Engineering (CSE)

Students who opt for CSE from engineering colleges in Osmanabad have no dearth of job opportunities in any sector. Computer engineers are present to design, develop, test, implement, maintain, secure, and upgrade computer software, hardware, and networks for almost all industries that use some form of technology. With the leaps and bounds in technology in the recent decades, many subfields of specialization have come up too which offer even more opportunities for higher-paying jobs in those emerging fields.

Average Salary: INR 2.24 LPA

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Mechanical engineering is one of the oldest branches of engineering and it remains popular to this day because of its utility. Mechanical engineers are responsible for designing, building, and maintaining the machinery that core industries like power generation, manufacturing, etc, depend upon.

Average Salary: INR 2.34 LPA

AI and Data Science Engineering

This relatively new entry in engineering branches used to be just a theoretical subject in computer science. But with the advancements in processing power and efficiency we’ve achieved in the last few years in computer chips, a degree in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science from engineering colleges in Solapur, or anywhere else for that matter, has leapfrogged to one of the most desirable qualifications in the tech industry.

Average Salary: INR 5 LPA

Civil Engineering

Civil engineers work in construction mostly and are concerned with designing, planning, and overseeing the infrastructure that forms an integral part of our society. Almost every structure that you see – like bridges, clock towers, buildings, roads, etc that are manmade probably has the brains of a civil engineer behind them.

Average Salary: INR 2.68 LPA

How to Go About Picking the Right One For You

Now that we’ve gotten the highest-paying branches out of the way, which is what most Indians understand when they hear the best career anyway, let us take a look at what else you need to consider to decide on the best branch of Btech for you.

  1. Consider your interest. You’ll probably not even complete your Btech if you choose a branch that you have no interest in, as Btech courses are notoriously difficult.
  1. Gauge the competition. Different branches have different levels of competition. Also, choose the college you want to study in on the basis of which entrance exam it requires you to clear to get a seat. For example, Terna College of Engineering requires you to clear MHT CET which is a state-level examination and thus has less competition than the national-level JEEs.
  1. Check for the reputation of the institution, its faculty, placement partners, etc.
  1. Finally, because money matters the most, choose a college that is within your budget or offers enough loan options or scholarships to get you through the 4 years.


And there you have it – the most important things to remember when picking an engineering branch for your future career. And if you can’t still pick a college and a branch to study after that, you still have our picks for the highest-paying ones to fall back on if you study in these fields in B tech colleges in Maharashtra and elsewhere.


  1. What is the fee for Btech in Terna College of Engineering?

The Btech fee at Terna College of Engineering is around 2.96 lakhs only. That means it’ll cost you less than a lakh per year.

  1. What are the higher education options I can pursue after Btech?

Depending on the branch you’ve done your Btech in, you can pursue a Mtech in the same or allied branches after completing your Btech. Another popular option of higher study for Btech graduates is MBAs.

  1. Can I get jobs in the government sector enterprises after my Btech?

Yes. However, most jobs in the government sector are highly contested and so you might have to clear additional entrance exams to get those engineering posts.

  1. Is career counseling a good idea before opting for a Btech degree?

Yes. If you’re already not sure which would be the best Btech branch for you, career counseling could be a good idea to figure out your strengths and where they’ll be most effective in building your career.

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