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Excerpted from the India Career Guide

Engineering is the largest sector among India’s industrial segments. Engineering grew about 14 percent in India last year, and currently employs as many as 5 million skilled and semi-skilled workers. That trend will continue, fueled by the country’s aggressive plans for investing in infrastructure as well as the large amounts of money being invested there by multinational corporations (MNCs), particularly in the power and automotive sectors.

Meanwhile, a shortage of engineers persists, in part because of changing demographics in Western countries and the decline of the availability of skilled professionals in the field.

Areas of Job Promise

Aviation: The Indian aviation industry is among the fastest-growing in the world and has the potential to generate a large number of design, production and management jobs. Companies need science, technology and engineering talent to support future growth.

Research and Development (R&D): European corporations are establishing engineering research centers in India, following American companies such as Texas Instruments and General Electric. Recently, Zurich Insurance, French carmaker Peugeot, German sealing technology provider Eagle Burgmann, Numeca of Belgium, and Dutch conglomerate Royal DSM all have opened R&D centers in cities such as Bangalore and Pune. I

Organizations and Trade Associations

Institution of Engineers, India (IE)
The Institution of Engineers, India (IE), was established in 1920 in Madras. It is the largest engineering professional society in the country and promotes the practice and business of engineering in all its branches. The organization has 15 divisions, all of which devote their efforts to the search for new knowledge and product technologies in their respective or inter-disciplinary domains. IE disseminates current industry information, provides access to R&D activities and keeps the industry informed about emerging technologies and trends.

Institution of Engineers, India
8, Gokhale Road
Kolkata 700020, India


Journal of Institution of Engineers (India)
Published by Springer Pvt. (India), the IEI’s journal comes in a series of five: A through E. In addition to these divisional parts and the Hindi Section of the journal, there is the Technicians' Journal and the Students' Newsletter. The institution also publishes two additional publications, IEI News and Technorama as a monthly and a tri-annual publication, respectively. Additional specialized publications include monographs, brochures and proceedings.

This is just a short sample of what you’ll find in over 100 pages of information in the complete India Guide.

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