Freshers Salary in Engineering Jobs in India


Engineering is regarded as the backbone of India. With the purely agrarian India moving towards an industrialized India, jobs in the engineering sector have steadily gone up. This rise in demand has created an interest in going in for studying engineering rather than any other stream. Several international companies have already established or are in the process of establishing their presence in India. Several domestic companies have also come up with ample job opportunities for freshers in India.

Types of Engineering Jobs in India

Engineering jobs for freshers in India are available across different sectors. Ample number of jobs are available for freshers in the areas of mechanical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, electronics and telecommunications engineering, aeronautical engineering, software engineering, hardware and network engineering, automobile engineering, construction engineering, process engineering, production engineering, CAD/CAM engineering, design engineering, architectural engineering, structural engineering and aircraft engineering, to name a few.

Eligibility for Engineering Jobs in India

The academic qualifications required for engineering jobs for freshers (having a work experience of 0-1 year) in India varies from one industry to another.

For a software job in India, an individual needs to be a graduate or post graduate in Commerce, Science or Humanities. A BE/B.Tech/ME/M.Tech degree is always desirable. A fresher can also pursue a diploma or certification course in software. A hardware job requires an individual to have a background in Science at the high-school level. Degree and diploma courses are also available in hardware and networking.

An individual looking for a mechanical engineering job should preferably be a BE/B.Tech/ME/M.Tech degree holder in mechanical engineering or should have pursued a diploma course in mechanical engineering.

A civil engineering job requires a diploma in civil engineering or a BE/B.Tech/ME/M.Tech degree in civil engineering.

One who aspires to get an electrical engineering job should preferably be a BE/B.Tech degree in electrical engineering.

A fresher who wants to land up with a job in the automobile industry needs to have an aptitude towards motor design and vehicle engineering. Taking part in programs like FISITA Student Congress and Formula SAE is an added advantage.

For CAD/CAM engineers, a degree in engineering (mechanical/automobile/electrical/computer, electronics) is required along with the knowledge of CAD. A degree in architecture is also required by some companies.

If you look for a process engineering job, you should preferably be a BE/B.Tech graduate. However, if you want to join a construction company, be a construction engineering degree holder.

A B.E/B.Tech degree is usually required for a job in industrial engineering.

Major Companies Offering Engineering Jobs in India

There are several software and hardware companies in India like Dell, Microsoft, IBM, Satyam, HP, HCL, Wipro, Accenture, TCS, CTS offering entry-level jobs to the freshers in India.

Some of the automobile companies which offer several job opportunities to freshers are Bajaj Auto, Tata Motors, Bharath Automobiles, General Motors, Ford India, Hindustan Motors and Maruti Udyog Limited.

There are several construction industries in India calling for construction engineers. Some of these companies are Tantia Constructions Limited, Ircon International Limited, Oriental Structural Engineers Private Limited and Bhoorathnom Construction Co. (p) Ltd.

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Nokia Siemens Networks India, Piramal Healthcare Limited, BSCPL Infrastructure Limited, Ericsson India, Honeywell Automation India, Symantec, and Patni Computer Systems are some of the other companies offering jobs in different field of engineering in India.

Salary Package Expected in India

There are abundant engineering jobs for freshers in India. Several companies, irrespective of their size, offer jobs to the freshers in India. A fresher in the field of engineering can expect somewhere around Rs. 15,000 to 25,000 per month. But the amount may be more or less than the said amount depending upon the size of the company, the company’s position in the market, an individual’s academic attainments and his or her location of workplace. There are several companies which provide other benefits to employees apart from the pay package.

Average salary offered in engineering
Particulars Average Annual Salary
Electrical Engineering Rs 3.25 lakh
Civil Engineering Rs 3 lakh
Manufacturing Engineering Rs 3.5 lakh
Industrial Engineering Rs 3.75 lakh