Master of Technology (M.Tech.)  Industrial Engineering Top Colleges, Syllabus, Scope and Salary

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M.Tech. in Industrial Engineering is 2-year, full-time, autonomous, industry-oriented program. Industrial Engineering is one of the branches of engineering, related to the development, improvement, implementation, and evaluation of integrated systems of knowledge, equipment, material, processes and people.

Top institutes offering this course are:

Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s performance in GATE, and in entrance exams conducted by other private colleges.

The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 1 and 5 Lacs.

Successful postgraduates of the course are hired in capacities such as Purchase Engineers, Technical Sales Managers, Production and Industrial Engineers, among others.

Organizations such as TATA (all sectors, Motors, Steel, Communications etc.), Reliance Industries Ltd., Maruti Udyog, etc. hire such postgraduates, and the average annual salary offered in India to such professionals ranges between INR 2.5 and 6 Lacs.

M.Tech. in Industrial Engineering: Course Highlights

Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.

Course Level Post Graduate
Duration 1 to 2 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 2.5 to 6 Lacs p.a.
Top recruiting companies TATA (all sectors, Motors, Steel, Communications etc.), Reliance Industries ltd., Maruti Udyog, TCS, Infosys, Wipro, etc.

M.Tech. in Industrial Engineering: What is it About?

Students enrolled to the course are taught advanced lessons in the design and installation of integrated systems for men and materials, and equipment and processes, for increasing the productivity of goods, and detailing optimum standards of quality which are economically viable. These engineers are concerned with planning, measuring, and controlling all activities within the organization, besides designing the production process for a product.

M.Tech. in Industrial Engineering is related to the management of industrial processes, and to concepts, development, and implementation of systems involving human being and other resources with regard to engineering. Students are taught methods to manage and optimally utilize resources available by applying mathematical and engineering tools. 

Industrial Engineering is also known as Manufacturing Engineering, Operations Management, and Production Engineering. It aims to develop means to save energy, time, money, materials, and other useful resources. This stream is related to management of industrial processes.

M.Tech. in Industrial Engineering: Top Institutes

Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by each:

Name of Institute City  Average Fees
National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli INR 80,000 
Integral University Lucknow INR 2 Lacs
National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli Tiruchirappalli INR 1 Lac
Maharishi Markandeshwar University Ambala INR 1 Lac
IIT Delhi INR 1.2 Lacs
IIT Mumbai INR 1.64 Lacs
Amity University Noida INR 4 Lacs
Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University Lucknow INR 1 Lac
KIIT Bhubaneswar INR 2,76,000
VNIT Nagpur INR 86,700
Kamla Nehru Institute of Technology Sultanpur INR 45,900
GITAM Institute of Technology Visakhapatnam INR 1,77,000

M.Tech. in Industrial Engineering: Eligibility 

As a minimum criterion for eligibility, candidates seeking admission to the course need to have completed:

  • 10+2 qualification with a minimum aggregate score of 60%
  • B.E./ B.Tech. or AMIE in a related stream, with a minimum aggregate score of 50%.

M.Tech. in Industrial Engineering: Admission Process

The admission process for the course is varied, as various institutes have their very own criteria and processes of admission. Admission to the course in any of the IITs is based on the candidate’s performance in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE).

Some relevant entrance examinations conducted in the country for admission to the course are:

  • KIITEE
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University Engineering Entrance Exam (JNU EEE)
  • IIT Joint Entrance Examination (IIT JEE)
  • Delhi Institute of Technology (DIT) Entrance Exam
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science Examination Entrance Exam (BITSAT)
  • B.S. Abdur Rahman University Engineering Entrance Examination
  • All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE)

M.Tech. in Industrial Engineering: Syllabus and Course Description

A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here.

Semester I Semester II
Probability and Statistics Operations Planning and Control
Operations Research Program Elective – 2
Industrial Engineering Systems Program Elective – 3
Program Elective - 1(from PLM Stream) Program Elective – 4
- Professional Project Activity in Summer Vacation
Semester III Semester IV
Major Project Part-I Major Project Part-II
Supply Chain Management Analytics and Optimization
Logistics Manufacturing Informatics
Entrepreneurship Optimization
Project Management Stochastic Modeling and Simulation
Special Topics in IE Advanced Operations Research
Maintenance management Product Life Cycle Management
Operations Management Value Engineering and Life Cycle Costing
Service System Design Reliability Engineering
- Quality Systems

M.Tech. in Industrial Engineering: Career Prospects

Such engineers are hired in industries such as manufacturing, planning, consultancy, software, logistics, supply chain management, and the like, operations research, inventory management, and intellectual properties rights.

Most of the job roles in this field are supervisory or managerial where critical decision-making skills are tested time and again for the smooth operation in the industry. Professionals of this field may also go for teaching jobs in universities and colleges.

Major areas of employment in the field include:

  • Colleges & Universities
  • Home Appliance and VLSI Design Units
  • Defense Services
  • Indian Railways
  • Telecommunication units
  • Automobile Sector
  • Aviation industry
  • Power Industry.

Some of the popular professional avenues open to such postgraduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.

Master of Technology (M.Tech.) in Industrial Engineering

Job Profile Job Description Average Salary in INR per year
Ergonomist The role of an Ergonomist is to ensure the safety of the operating equipment and also the impact of its usage on the environment. 6 Lacs
Plant Engineer Their roles include determining standards and policies for installation, modification, quality control, testing, inspection and maintenance, inspecting plant and machinery to ensuring optimum performance and planning production activities. 3 Lacs
Process Engineers They are involved with using and developing process simulation software to work out the best production methods, and also purchasing and installing equipment. 7 Lacs
Quality Engineers They inspect product materials, mechanics and electrical systems. 3 Lacs
Industrial Managers They manage, supervise, and coordinate with workers to ensure that they meet performance and safety goals. 5 Lacs
Operations Analyst They work closely with the Client Support Services Manager and the operations team to ensure integrity of the data systems. 4 Lacs
Management Engineer They coordinate and direct projects, making detailed plans to accomplish goals and direct the integration of technical activities. 18.5 Lacs
Manufacturing Engineer They are responsible for evaluating manufacturing processes by designing and conducting research programs, conferring with equipment vendors, applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials, and soliciting observations from operators. 5 Lacs
Quality Control Technician They work in a wide variety of settings, and are responsible for maintaining quality-assurance processes, testing products, and recording and analysing resulting data during product development and manufacturing. 3 Lacs

Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Industrial Engineering) : 9 answered questions

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Ques. What is the scope after doing Quality, Reliability and Operations Research [M. Tech. (QROR)] from ISI Kolkata?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 21 Sept 21

Ans. Well, I would if you are worried about job prospects and all stuff although being in ISI Kolkata then shed off your worry. Trust me; you will get a job with an average CTC matching with top B-Schools in India. Job roles such as Business Analyst/Data Scientist and many others will be offered to you. Now let me help you more in understanding this. Let’s break this into two parts – Job vs. Higher Studies. Pursuing Ph.D./Higher Studies is a tough deal if you're applying abroad. My personal perspective, in this case, will be, go for a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering domain.  That's the best option, as it will be aligned with QROR. Now, you should definitely rethink before applying for the courses like Data Science/ Machine Learning domain, or Statistics. For this, I would suggest you consider doing some projects. And if you are at the Indian Statistical Institute you will get a plethora of opportunities. So first and foremost, just be crystal clear with your future endeavors before joining any course. Once you decide, opt for the best but don’t rush. Just give your best thought and calculate all the pros and cons.Read more
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Ques. How good is an M.Tech in industrial engineering and management from NIT Trichy? What are the job prospects?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 03 Sept 21

Ans. An M.Tech in Industrial Engineering and Management from NIT Trichy is a very good course. The placements are also really good. Any company which comes to the campus for recruiting mechanical or production specialization students will also let you sit for their process.  There are many core companies in the data/business analytics, supply chain, and simulation sector which offer management-related profiles to the students. The percentage placements of the M.Tech in Industrial Engineering and Management students over the years at NIT Trichy is given below – 2016-17 – 92% 2017-18 – 91.3% 2018-19 – 76.2% 2019-20 – 94.4% You can further pursue a Ph.D. in this area and work as a professor in any engineering college or university. The best part of this course is its leniency towards attendance, classes, and exams which will help you to maximize your learning through other means as well.Read more
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Ques. What are the career prospects after doing M.tech in Quality Reliability and Operations Research from ISI Kolkata?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 03 Sept 21

Ans. This course is only offered in Kolkata and aims to train students to become specialists in Quality Management Systems, Statistical Quality Control, Operations Research, and Reliability. You will be provided a lot of background on computing technologies so that you can use it effectively. Apart from following the classroom instructions, you will also need to do practical work in the form of case studies, project work, or dissertations. After completion of the course, you can work in the field of quality engineering and management in departments of the government, semi-government, public or private sector undertakings, consultancy agencies, industrial organizations, the financial sector. Read more
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Ques. How is the Industrial and Engineering and Management course at NIT Calicut?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 26 Aug 21

Ans. One of my friends with a GATE score of 670 took admission to NIT Calicut. The academics in the field of industrial and management are good but the placements are not good enough. The faculty of NIT Calicut is exceptionally well, knowledgeable and experienced. They are way better than the faculty of NIT Trichy or ISM Dhanbad.  Placements for M.Tech courses are very bad and it is the same in all institutes. The only exception is flagship IITs and NIT Trichy. Therefore, one should opt for NIT Trichy than NIT Calicut.  Therefore, if you are interested in a job right after the course, go for NIT Trichy. If you want to study further in this field, then NIT Calicut would be a suitable choice.Read more
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Ques. Which one is better: PGDIE at NITIE or MTech in nanoscience at IISc?

● Top Answer By Zakia Parween on 11 Aug 21

Ans. It all actually depends on your interest. As both of these options are completely different and two different areas of interest. You must choose what you find interesting. There would not be any conflict between these two institutes over the placement stats as both of them will give good placements to their students. Here are the recent placement highlights of the institutes. Parameters NITIE IISc Average CTC 20 LPA 10 LPA Highest CTC 43 LPA 40 LPA Major recruiters ETLI, EY, IDFC First HP, Dell, Intel If you are interested in tough work that is more challenging or research and development-oriented, you should choose IISc. As in the world of Nanoscience, IISc is the country’s most renowned institution. And if you are more inclined towards managerial work, then it would be better to go to NITIE.Read more
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Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Industrial Engineering) Fee Structure in India


30 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES1.56 L  (Maximum Fee)
98 K (Average Fee)
60.76 K (Minimum Fee)Private COLLEGES3.56 L (Maximum Fee)
1.80 L (Average Fee)

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