As per the Indian education system, one must be very clear of the major they are willing to choose for their graduation. Specifically, in STEM education, as more and more technologies are growing at a fast pace with increased demand in the market, students must be aware of the consequences of their choices – both positive and negatives. They need to understand what a subject or major has to offer to their career. And looking at the recent market graphs, we can say a career in robotics through robotics engineering can be a fruitful one.
Robots are used in different industries for various tasks such as welding, painting, assembly, disassembly, packaging and labeling, palletizing, product inspection, and testing, etc. It helps businesses improve cost, efficiency, and performance.
Robotics in India is making its space in various sectors. Initially used in automotive industries, the requirement of robots has increased in sectors including aerospace, agriculture, retail, healthcare, and defense.
Job Opportunities in Robotics
Considering the rising trends, we can easily deduce that the future will have a huge demand for robotics engineers, operators, and technicians. According to an Indeed report, the robotics sector has seen a growth of 191% from 2015 to 2018.
Moreover, those who are willing to pursue robotics programs post their schooling, they have opportunities in different sectors including Research and Development of Robots, Maintenance, Monitoring and Quality Control of Handling Robots or Working and Robots Operators and Technicians.
Furthermore, according to Analytics Insight, the total number of job openings for robotics, globally, is estimated to reach 2,389,071 in 2020 which is further expected to rise up to 3,975,147 growing at a CAGR of 13.7 percent. As of 2020, the average salary of Robotics professionals is predicted to US$22,101/per annum in India.
How to Get Started in Robotics Engineering?
Students can pursue diplomas, bachelor’s and master courses in this field. To become a Robotics Engineer, one has to pursue a degree course in this field as following (as per Indian Education Pattern).
Diploma Course (Four years duration): Diploma in Robotics
Bachelors Courses (Four years duration): Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Robotics Engineering; Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Robotics.
Master Courses (Two years duration): Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Robotics Engineering; Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Automation & Robotics; Master of Engineering (ME) in Robotics Engineering; Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Remote Sensing & Wireless Sensor Networks.
Top Robotics Institutes in India
Fortunately, there are ample of best institutions and universities offering courses and certifications in Robotics. Here we list the best from the rest.
International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIITH)
Description: IIITH, an autonomous university, founded as a not-for-profit public-private partnership (N-PPP) in 1998 and is the first IIIT in India under this model. The university offers a large variety of programmes – undergraduate, post-graduate, Ph.D. alongside part-time programmes. IIITH has a Robotic Research Lab, aims to work on research problems and innovative projects that extend the state-of-the-art in robotics.
Intake Through: JEE Mains
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT Kanpur)
Description: IIT Kanpur has the Center for Robotics, which offers courses by faculty members from Aeronautical, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering Departments.
Intake Through: GATE
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad (IIIT Allahabad)
Description: IIIT Allahabad offers M.Tech. in Robotics through CCMT counseling based on the score obtained in GATE. Candidates for robotics to join in IIITA must complete B.E./ B.Tech. in the relevant stream.
Intake Through: GATE
Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT)
Description: MIT offers a Bachelor’s and Master’s program in engineering streams. The institute also offers an M. Tech programme in Industrial Automation and Robotics under its Mechatronics Department.
Intake Through: GATE and MU-OET
University College of Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad
Description: University College of Engineering, Osmania University offers M.E. in Automation and Robotics. Candidates must pass with 50% in graduation and the score obtained in Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test (TS PGECET) or GATE score.
Intake Through: GATE