What is M.E./M.Tech?

Full form of ME is Master of Engineering and that of MTech is Master of Technology. MTech is a professional postgraduate engineering master degree programme awarded to candidates after completion of two years of study in the discipline of engineering. This degree is predicated in a specific branch of engineering.

In India, the ME/MTech degree is offered across various specializations. These specializations include Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, VLSI, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering etc.

This degree course is offered under the following categories:

  • Regular (Full-Time)
  • Sponsored (Full-Time)
  • Part Time Mtech
  • Project Staff (For those who are presently working on sponsored projects)

This master degree programme is also receptive to working diploma holders or diploma holders having work experience for specified period.

In India, this master degree is regulated under the aegis of University Grants Commission of India (UGC), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and National Board of Accreditation (NBA). Admissions to ME/MTech programmes offered by technical colleges and universities in India is made through a National level/State-level/Institute-level engineering entrance examination.

Difference between ME and MTech

As mentioned above, ME stands for Master of Engineering while MTech stands for Master of Technology. The key difference between these two degrees is in terms of their practical impact, course material and orientation.

                                ME                               MTech
M.E. is known as Masters of EngineeringM.Tech. is known as Masters of Technology.
M.E. is more of a knowledge oriented.M.Tech. is more of a skill oriented.
M.E. is usually designed for students who plan for employment upon graduation and who are already in the engineering workforce.M.Tech. is designed to produce Research Engineers who can get the position of “Technologist” in the industries and research institutes.
M.E. emphasizes on in-depth concept clarification of facts.M.Tech. emphasizes on practical exposure of conceptual knowledge.
M.E. is mostly preferred by private universities or self-affiliated colleges. For instance IIT.M.Tech. is offered by colleges affiliated by various universities.
M.E. is conventional term used for majorly theory based study. M.Tech. involves use of technology and other aided stuff

Eligibility Criteria for ME/MTech

The basic eligibility requirement for admission to ME/MTech programme is:

  • Candidates who have completed their BE/BTech degree with a valid score in GATE are eligible for ME/MTech degree course.
  • Candidates who have completed a 5-year program in Science or Applied Sciences resulting in the award of a Master of Science degree are also eligible for Master of Engineering course.
  • Admission is based on rank obtained in the entrance test conducted for ME./MTech.

ME/MTech: Types of Job profiles and Top recruiters

The job opportunities for ME/MTech graduates are huge in technical fields. Any graduate who has successfully pursued the ME/MTech degree can get a job in almost all the sectors in India. Besides being hired as engineers, ME/MTech graduates are also hired as consultants, subject matter experts, researchers, managers, etc. Herein some of the popular job profiles for ME/MTech graduates.

Computer Science EngineerChief Engineer
Assistant EngineerLecturer
Executive EngineerResearcher
Software EngineerCeramic Engineer
Mechanical EngineerSoftware Developer
Electronics EngineerCivil Engineer
Mining EngineerProduction Engineer
Electronics and Communication EngineerAutomobile Engineer

As an ME/MTech graduates, it’s important to be aware of the choices that you are or you will be making for your future. To make the right decision, you must be aware of all the choices available to you to lead a better career. Some ME/MTech graduates also launch their own start-ups.

Top recruiters for ME/MTech

The demand for ME/MTech graduates is high across every domain. Every company – private of government, big or small recruit engineers in various capacities. Herein the list of some of the top companies recruiting ME./MTech graduates after a successful 2 year programme.

GoogleMorgan Stanley
MicrosoftITC Limited
Infosys TechnologiesSysmex
IBM Global ServicesISRO
Accenture ServicesMahindra and Mahindra Limited
HCL TechnologiesTriveni Turbine Limited
Mckinsey Knowledge CentreRubrik and Uber