Warangal: It’s a misconception that those who have studied mechanical engineering are not preferred by software companies, said DegaTirupathi Reddy, computer consultant for African clients such as Bank of Tanzania and KITSW 1995 Batch.
Speaking at a one-day online workshop on “Career Opportunities for Mechanical Engineering Students in Computer Application-Related Industries” hosted by the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Kakatiya Institute of Technology & Science in Warangal On Saturday, he said mechanical engineers have a double advantage as they can choose the core industries and also the software side.
Senior Professor K Ashoka Reddy said they are organizing various workshops and seminars to foster the culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship among students under the guidance of the Institute Innovation Council (IIC), a MHRD initiative.
Professor & HoD, ME, K Sridhar said 82 mechanical engineering students in the 2020-21 class have secured jobs in key industries and software such as TCS digital, TCS Ninja, DXC technologies, Cognizant, Infosys.
The highest CTC offered was Rs 7.1 lakh per year. He said this was made possible by the inclusion of C, C ++, Data Structures, JAVA programming and Industry 4.0 courses in the revised Mechanical Engineering curriculum.