Expert Advice to Chart Your Future

This column will answer your queries on different career options

Published: 29th December 2014 07:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th December 2014 01:53 PM   |  A+A-


Which MBA is best for an engineer?

First question yourself on why you wish to do an MBA. Your engineering degree itself is a good starting point for a corporate career. However, some engineers pursue MBA in operations management, supply chain or IT to name a few. However, there is no such compulsion and you may decide to pursue any area of your choice. Many feel that an engineering background offers you great analytical skills and hence an MBA in Finance would be a great option. Consult a professional counsellor to know more.

Is a diploma in engineering as good as a degree in engineering?

Both are good options but I strongly believe that a degree in engineering is a more comprehensive course and has better employment prospects. Diploma in engineering is an option for those who are unable to pursue a degree in the same due to academic or financial constraints. One does come across many students who are exceedingly good in doing projects but are poor in theory. However, I would recommend  those who are doing a diploma to try to join a degree programme as you can get lateral admissions too. If you complete a four-year diploma after Class X, you can seek lateral admission into the second-year of engineering.

Prof RSS Mani is an eminent career counsellor and currently VP, Institutional Development at ITM Group of Institutions. sellor and currently VP, Institutional Development at ITM Group of Institutions. Write to him at


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