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Master of Technology or M.Tech Manufacturing Engineering is a postgraduate course which introduces students with all the aspects of manufacturing. It is a 2 year course and is divided in 4 semesters.

Manufacturing Engineering came out of the Mechanical Engineering course and established the study base in it’s own name in the Indian education system. The course teaches about the application of scientific principles to the production of various products. Admission to this course in various engineering colleges in India is done through entrance test.

The basic eligibility for admission to the course is minimum 60% in B.E/ in Mechanical/production/industrial/automobile/manufacturing/metallurgical engineering. The average tuition fee for Manufacturing Engineering in government aided college ranges from 10,000 INR to 40,000 INR for two years. For private institutions, the fee may be as high as 3.5 Lacs INR.

Once the course is over, one can seek employment in various manufacturing industries. Some of the job designations which are ideal for a manufacturing postgraduate are manufacturing engineer, production engineer, maintenance engineer, etc. The initial salary in these positions varies from 30,000 INR to 40,000 INR per month.

What is Manufacturing Engineering about? Manufacturing Engineering is a specialized course which enable students to learn about the history and philosophy of the industry, along with material-handling skills and how to use computer applications. The course provides an in-depth knowledge of the production of various products that includes automobiles, airplanes, tractors, electronics, toys, building products, etc. The course enhances the abilities in the students of designing the products.

This course also teaches to design high quality products that are environmentally-friendly, which involves the planning process of a product to finalizing and packing the completed goods.

Who should opt for Manufacturing Engineering?

The students who have the abilities of being a very detailed oriented person, who works well in groups and have good analytical skills should opt this field of engineering. Also individuals who have good combination of business skills and mathematics should go for it.

This course is ideal for students who have their hands on designing a product creatively, knows how to coordinate the work and leadership qualities.

Top Colleges for Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Manufacturing Engineering)

  • ME/M.Tech in Delhi-NCR
  • ME/M.Tech in Maharashtra
  • ME/M.Tech in Chennai
  • ME/M.Tech in Uttar Pradesh
  • ME/M.Tech in Telangana


The course is of two years duration, with two semesters in each year, making it a total of 4 semesters.

Similarly, for distance programs the duration is 2 years but the course available would be Mechanical engineering. The top colleges offering distance education  are Dhanvantari college of engineering, Indian Institute of Management and Engineering studies, Karnataka Open University.

Academic Options after Manufacturing Engineering

As manufacturing engineering is a branch of mechanical engineering, a student can opt for the following courses after Manufacturing Engineering:

  • M.phil in Mechanical Engineering
  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Some of the top Universities offering M.phil Mechanical Engineering are Desh Bhagat University, Jadavpur University, Raffles University.

Some of the top colleges offering PhD in Mechanical Engineering are A.C.S. College of Engineering, Adhiparasakhti Engineering, B.M.S. College of Engineering.

Where to study Manufacturing Engineering? Manufacturing Engineering is available at many colleges in India. Some of the top colleges across the country are listed below:

Name of Institute


Indian Institute of Technology

Chennai, Kharagpur, Mumbai

Manipal Institute of Technology


Birla Institute of Technology and Science


National Institute of Technology


PSG College of Technology


Jayaram College of Engineering and Technology


Karpaga Vinayaga College of Engineering


Kaveri Engineering College


KMCT College ofEngineering


M.A.M college of Engineering


M.E.T. Engineering College


Madras institute of Technology


MAM College of Engineering


MGMs Jawaharlal Nehru Engineering College


National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology


Sri Manakula Vinayagar Engineering College


National Institute of Technology


Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University


Eligibility Of the Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Manufacturing Engineering)

The eligibility for admission to Manufacturing Engineering is a pass with minimum 60% in B.E/ in ANY ONE of the following fields:

Mechanical Engineering

Automobile Engineering

Production Engineering

Manufacturing Engineering

Metallurgical Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Some colleges like Manipal Institute of Technology requires minimum of 50% in the above mentioned fields.

The colleges also considers the scores of the entrance exams like GATE.

How to Get Admission in Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Manufacturing Engineering)

Admission to Manufacturing Engineering is done on the basis of the scores in the graduation in the above mentioned fields and on the basis of entrance exams.

Entrance Examination

The entrance exams conducted for the admission to the course are:

  • TANCET- Conducted by Anna University for admission in M.Tech. colleges in Tamil Nadu.
  • GATE- Conducted by IITs and IISc. GATE scores are most widely used for admisisons in postgraduate engineering programs.

However, colleges such as Indian Institute of  Technology  conducts it’s own entrance test- GATE for admission to the program and Manipal Institute of Technology conducts – MU-OET and considers 50% of the scores.

BSAUEEE form is issued in the month of January, PGCET in June, TANCET in the month of April and the forms of VMUEE commences from the 3rd week of December. However, GATE and MU-OET are online entrance tests, and forms available in the month of September and October respectively. 

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