B.Tech. Industrial Engineering Colleges, Syllabus, Jobs & Salary

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B. Tech Industrial Engineering is a 4-year undergraduate course divided into 8 semesters. A student will study theoretical subjects in 7 semesters and the last semester involves industrial training. To be eligible to apply for B. Tech Industrial Engineering, a candidate must have passed 10+2 exam with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. 

Top Institutes offering this course are:

After completion of this course students can do MS, M. Tech courses from India & abroad as well. Industrial engineers can get jobs in diversified fields. Students of industrial engineering background can do jobs in manufacturing, Transportation, government sector, Banking sector, IT sector, food processing industries.  

Some Of the companies which hire Industrial Engineers are TATA, Infosys, Wipro, BSNL, DRDO, ISRO. Industrial Engineers can get a job as Project manager, Operation manager, Quality manager in private & government companies. The salary of entry-level industrial engineer ranges from INR 3.6 to 10 Lacs per annum.

B.Tech. Industrial Engineering: Course Highlights

Course Level Under Graduate
Duration 4 years
Examination Type Semester System
Eligibility Graduate in any discipline, from a recognized university
Admission Process Based on counseling after qualification of entrance test
Course Fee INR 1 to 5 Lacs p.a.
Average Starting salary INR 3.6 to 6 Lacs p.a.
Top recruiting companies TATA (all sectors, Motors, Steel, Communications etc.), Reliance Industries ltd., Maruti Udyog, TCS, Infosys, Wipro, etc.

B.Tech. Industrial Engineering: What is it About?

Objective of industrial engineering is to provide understanding of design, research & development section, manufacturing, operations and services. Industrial engineers work is to get the assigned job done in most efficient way i.e. to balance many factors like time, manpower required, available technology, action workers required to complete the job. Industrial engineers are to reduce the waste & improve performance. They have to achieve the end product with no errors & study the product requirement more carefully to give best result.

Industrial engineering covers the topics of production and inventory control system, safety, economics of manufacturing, quality control and maintenance, supply chain management, operation research, operation management, logistics, process engineering.

B.Tech. Industrial Engineering: Top institutes

There are large number of the institutes in India which offer industrial engineering course. Following are some of the top institutes in India offering B. Tech Industrial Engineering. These institutes provide great facilities and opportunities for the students of industrial engineering course.

B. Tech Industrial Engineering: Eligibility

A candidate must have passed 10+2 exam with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (PCM) as main subjects for taking admission in the B. Tech, Industrial Engineering course. Students have to score minimum 50% marks (PCM) in 10+2 class to take admission in most of the institutes. Students who have done diploma in Industrial Engineering after 10th, may get admission directly in the second year of B. Tech course.

B. Tech Industrial Engineering: Admission Process

For taking admission in the B. Tech, Industrial Engineering students have to pass the entrance exams conducted by the various universities. Students after clearing the entrance exams go through the process of counseling conducted by the universities, where according to the score in the entrance students will get the admission in the respective fields. Some of the universities gives direct admissions to the students on the merit basis.

Entrance Exams

In the entrance exam of B. Tech, questions will be asked from the subjects of physics, chemistry & math's. There will be three sections in the exam & each section will consists of 30 questions. Total 90 no. of questions will be there in the exam. Each question is of 4 marks for each correct answer. Duration of the test will be of three hours. For the admissions in the B. Tech various national level & state level tests are conducted in the country. Some of the private Institutes like SRM University, BITS Pilani, VIT University etc. conduct their tests for taking admission in their institutes. Application forms of most of the entrance exams will be available in the month of December & will be submitted in the month of January.

Exam Name Level/Conducted By Colleges
JEE Main National level/ CBSE NITs, IIITs, Most of the institutes accept JEE Main Score
JEE Advanced National/IITs IITs
BITSAT National/BITS Pilani BITS Pilani all campuses
SRMJEEE National/SRM University SRM University all campuses
COMEDK State All engineering colleges of Karnataka

Selection Process For B.Tech Industrial Engineering

Selection will be made on the basis of class XII, class XI & class X marks, ranking in the JEE or Equivalent, performance in academic and extracurricular activities, essay and performance in personal interview. Applicants with minimum percentage of 70% aggregate marks in physics, Chemistry and mathematics in class XII and a JEE score will be eligible for admission to the B. Tech programme.

Direct Admission

Some of the engineering institutes offer direct admission on the basis of the merit in the 10+2 exams or equivalent exams. Some private colleges also offer direct admission in the B. Tech on the management seats. Fees structure of management quota seats are higher than the normal admissions. Thapar Inst of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, BITS Pilani, Pilani, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai are some of the colleges are some of the colleges which give direct admission in bachelor of technology, industrial engineering course.

Lateral Entry

Various colleges in India offer direct admission in second year to the students who applied in the B. Tech after completion of their diploma course. Some colleges take entrance exam for the diploma holder students for  their admission directly in the second year of the B. Tech course. Such lateral entry for the diploma holders students will be in the third semester. Students with minimum 60% marks (eligibility criteria will be different for different institutes) in the diploma are eligible to take admissions in the B. Tech course. Following are the institutes which offer lateral entry.

Distance Mode of Admission

Students who are willing to do engineering course but they do not have enough time to attend regular classes can do B. Tech, course through distance educations. Following are the institutes which provide distance education admissions.

B.Tech Industrial Engineering: Syllabus

The syllabus for B. Tech Industrial Engineering is given below in the table: -

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Mathematics I

Mathematics II

Engineering Economy, Costing and Accounting

Work System Design (with Laboratory)



Operations Research I

Production Planning and Control I

English for Communication

Programming and Data Structure

Information Systems I (With laboratory)

Operations Research II

Basic Electronics

Basic Electronics

Elective (HSS)

Mathematics III (Module II)


Engineering Drawing and Graphics

Workshop Processes

Breadth II

Engineering Drawing and Graphics


Breadth I



Electrical Technology



Electrical Technology

Introduction to Manufacturing Processes



Introduction to Manufacturing Processes




Semester 5

Semester 6

Semester 7

Semester 8

Quality Design and Control (with Laboratory)

Simulation (with Laboratory)

Product Development (with Project)

Optimization and Heuristic Methods (with Project)

Facility Layout and Design

Management of Inventory Systems

Elective III

Elective V

Machine Tools and Machining

Casting, Forming and Welding

Elective IV

Elective VI

Elective I

Elective II

Project I

Project II

Breadth III (IT)


Industrial Training

Comprehensive Viva Voce


Breadth IV

Breadth V (HSS)

Breadth VI

Who should opt for B. Tech Industrial Engineering?

Persons who are interested in doing work in the production& manufacturing environments. In this course, persons have to analyze the ongoing system & improve the system by using their skills to increase the productivity of the system in minimum time in a most efficient way. Industrial engineers have to solve the problem coming in the process of production or assembly line. The job of industrial engineers is very challenging & tough. Persons who love to do hard work at production, quality control section & who is having analytical aptitude should opt for this stream as this job requires analyzation of the process.

B.Tech Industrial Engineering: Career Prospects 

Industrial Engineers work is to analyze the process & check whether the process is efficient to get maximum productivity in minimum time with balance use of resources. In view of versatility of Industrial Engineers, they can do jobs in various sectors with different profiles. They can do job in manufacturing sector, Banking sector, IT sector, Insurance sector.

Designation Description of job profile
Quality Managers Job of the quality manager is to check the production of the job. Whether the job is manufactured within the permissible limits, which is assigned in the drawing of the product.
Project Engineer Job of the project engineer is to make co-ordination of internal resources of the company with the vendors & to deliver the project in time.
Operation Managers Jobs of the operation manager is to do the monitoring of the running system of the production & to check the effectiveness of the system. Its job to work out a strategy for the improvement of the system.

Following are the top companies in India which hire Industrial Engineers:-

  • Wipro
  • Maruti Udyog
  • Reliance industries Limited
  • TCS
  • Tata
  • Infosys

There are some government sectors in India which hire Industrial Engineers :-

  • DRDO
  • BSNL
  • ISRO
  • ONGC

Salary Packages For B.Tech in Industrial Engineering

The annual salary packages offered to candidates after B. Tech Industrial Engineering program is given below: -

Designation Salary per annum
Project Manager 10 Lakhs p.a to 18 lakhs
Operation manager 9 Lakhs p.a to 12 Lakhs
Production manager 7 Lakhs p.a to 15 Lakhs

B. Tech Industrial Engineering Salary graph

Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Industrial Engineering) : 30 answered questions


Ques. Which is better- IEM in Ms. Ramaiah or EEE in Dayanand Sagar College of Engineering?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 17 Sept 21

Ans. After doing some research online, I would suggest not to go for IEM at Ramaiah, until and unless you are extremely interested in studying that particular subject. Since it will not pay you anything and you will eventually wind up in the same category of mass placement at one of the service-based companies.  Double-check the topics you will be studying. EEE is usually less exposed than IEM, yet EEE is regarded as the most complex branch to be studied.  The majority of EEE / ECE / other branches receive job offers from Infosys, HCL, Accenture, or Tech Mahindra. Parameters IEM at Ms. Ramaiah EEE at Dayanand Sagar College of Engineering Tuition Fees INR 3.47 lakh  INR 10 lakh Placement Percentage 95% 70% Highest Package 13 LPA 15 LPA Average Package 7.6 LPA INR 8 LPA So, what is the point of learning core Electronics if all you have to do at the conclusion of your engineering degree is code? If you want to build a career, think seriously about the branch you select. Regardless of the institution you attend, I believe EEE is far superior to IEM. Pursue EEE only if you are truly passionate about the subject.Read more
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Ques. What should I take: computer science, IIT Ropar, or production and industrial engineering, IIT Delhi?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 09 Sept 21

Ans. The choice depends on the branch of your interest. If you are interested in pursuing Computer Science Engineering, IIT Ropar is the best choice. If you are unsure of your choice, IIT Delhi is the best option. The placement and fee details of both institutes are as follows: Category IIT Ropar IIT Delhi Fee INR 8.58 Lakhs INR 8.43 Lakhs Average CTC INR 12 LPA INR 16 LPA Highest CTC INR 18 LPA INR 1 Crore PA Placement Percentage 100% 85.6% CSE has numerous opportunities available and you will be exposed to new concepts. Before any of this, your interest matters the most. Go through the curriculum carefully and read about the subjects offered in the course. Read more
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Ques. Which would be better to take from NIT Trichy: instrumentation and control or production?

● Top Answer By Zakia Parween on 04 Sept 21

Ans. I know a little bit about ISI Kolkata since I have a few friends from the institute. Here is what you should know about the internships between semesters.  The course curriculum specifies that in the summer after completing your first year of M.Tech, you have to do an internship either in the industry or academia. You will have 3 options.  Industry: Many companies that visit the Campus for placements of 2nd-year students also select interns for the same. Some of such companies are Samsung Research Labs, Google, General Electric, Reliance, Flipkart, De Shaw, JP Morgan Chase, etc. The average stipend offered last year was 65,000 rupees/month. Some companies offer more than 1 lakh/month. One of my friends interned at Samsung Research Labs. Academia: As per ISI guidelines, you need to pursue an internship at a different academic Institute or industry. A friend of mine went to NUS Singapore, while two others went to a university in Germany. You can also apply to other institutes in Japan, USA, and Europe. People also go to IITs, CMI, and other Tier-1 Institutes of India. Within ISI: If for some reason you could not get an internship in the above-mentioned ways, you can approach any of the 250+ faculty members across all 5 ISI‘s and can ask to work with them in their labs. You will have internships at the end of the first year. In the second year, you will have placements, dissertation, academics. So, the only time left to do an additional internship is the winter break after the first sem. Unless you are extremely enthusiastic, I will suggest that you take a break during this period. Because after the break you will be swamped with coursework for 1.5 years.Read more
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Ques. Which is better, production engineering at NIT Agartala or ECE at NIT Mizoram?

● Top Answer By Kiran Chugh on 28 Jul 21

Ans. Your decision completely depends on your priority as to what is the most important to you, the branch or the college. Being a graduate from NIT Agartala, I would suggest you go for NIT Agartala rather than NIT Mizoram. If college is the most important to you then you should go for NIT Agartala. The infrastructure is far better than most of the NITs. You may have to face some trouble regarding the faculties as they are not up to the mark. If the branch is your priority go for ECE, however, Production Engineering also has grown as a department. You can make your careers in Supply Change, Quality Management, and Control, etc. Other than this, your choice should depend upon the location. Give preference to the one that's closer to your home. Both the colleges are tier 3 Indian engineering colleges and the graduates have been working in companies with a package of 3 to 4 lakhs per annum. Categories Production Engineering at NIT Agartala ECE at NIT Mizoram Course Fee 6.31 lakh 5.43 lakh Highest CTC 8-10 LPA 6-7 LPA Average CTC 5.5 LPA 3.5 - 4 LPA Recruiting Companies L&T, NTPC, JP Morgan, Reliance, etc. Bharat Electronics Limited, Tech Mahindra, IBM, HP, etc. Both branches are equally good in their own ways. But ultimately it is your decision to choose where you want to study. It is suggested that you go for NIT Agartala as it is a more experienced institution than NIT Mizoram.Read more
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Ques. Which is a better choice among industrial systems engineering at IIT Kharagpur and electrical engineering at IIT Bhubaneswar?

● Top Answer By Sandhya R on 28 Jul 21

Ans. IIT Bhubaneshwar has come into existence recently and it is a new and young institute. It needs to develop more to grow and attain the reputation like other well stable institutes. It has to improve in terms of infrastructure, faculty, and opportunities. A few points on IIT Kharagpur before taking a decision: IIT Kharagpur is a well stable and maintained institute and has everything that you wish in an institute. It has the best faculty, reputation, and infrastructure. You can choose IIT Kharagpur if you want to spend your college years on a good campus with all the facilities as it is heaven for four years. If you are not getting the branch of your interest, there is an option to change the branch. But you must attain a higher GPA in your first semester, however, it is not an assured way and is risky. Compared with Industrial System Engineering at IIT Kharagpur, EE at IIT Bhubaneshwar would be a better option as the academics and job opportunities are better. You will receive great placement offers in IIT Bhubaneshwar also. It ends up at the branch you are interested in and then the institute. Both these branches are like North and south.Read more
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Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Industrial Engineering) Fee Structure in India

6 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES3.23 L  (Maximum Fee)
1.83 L (Average Fee)
7.16 L (Minimum Fee)Private COLLEGES7.16 L (Maximum Fee)
7.16 L (Average Fee)


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