Between CS, Electrical, Mechanical - Which branch is always safe for guaranteed placement and longstanding job security?

Created by Aravind S, Modified on Thu, 18 Jan 2024 at 11:03 PM by Aravind S

The student’s interests should be put at the highest level while selecting courses or streams. Having said that, based on current industry demand, the computer science stream records a higher placement percentage than the other streams. This does not mean that the other branches are not good, in fact, last year’s highest salary package went to a student from the mechanical engineering stream. There is good job security in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering jobs, and students from IIT Madras have landed jobs in some of the top companies in these branches, year after year.

Here are some of the top recruiters from each branch:

1. Computer Science and Engineering

  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Da Vince
  • Graviton

2. Electrical Engineering

  • Texas Instruments
  • Micron technologies
  • Qualcomm
  • Schneider Electric

3. Mechanical Engineering

  • Bajaj
  • Wipro
  • Procter and Gamble
  • Tata

For more information on 2022-23 placements, please check out the placement report here.

In the long term, though, what matters is the student’s consistent effort to learn, up-skill, and be relevant to the job market. College life is the time when students find their real passion. IITM provides the necessary time, opportunities, and exposure for students to figure out their career paths, ultimately empowering students to build successful futures.

While securing a good placement is one of the most crucial aspects of one's academic journey, it is also equally important to pursue your passion and do what you love. Because the values lie not just in the accomplishment on your resume, but also in the fulfillment and the happiness involved in doing what you love the most.

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