Introduction to Robotics
The future of automation and simplifying complex tasks is entirely dependant on the induction of mechanised help to ease the human effort. Computers being the brain and the robots providing the physical help, complex and heavy duty tasks such as the one’s at a manufacturing plant in factories to a the humanoids being developed to efficiently work in the households. With the expanding scope for technology and inventions getting the right funding, robotics and mechatronics are finding it’s way in the mainstream as well as becoming a wider career option. Let’s dive deeper into it and know about the academics, career scope and the best institutes in our country.
Academics after 12th grade
India is becoming a wider market for technology based services and utilities. Currently being widely used in the production units on a mammoth scale, it’s scope is being closely monitored and modified to suit the hospitality as well as where it can incorporated into making daily errands much simpler. However the question arises on how to get to the best institute here in India, so here’s a quick look at the path to follow to reach your dream field.
Firstly there’s an option of going for a four year diploma in mechatronics and robotics after the 12th grade examinations. The syllabus includes everything from control system to industrial robotics to programming as well as project work and industrial visits. There are various institutes in India which offer this programme. However if you’re looking at going to the bachelor’s level then there’s more than one option available for getting into mechatronics and robotics. Going for B.Tech is another way of obtaining a bachelor’s degree in mechatronics.
- B.Tech in Robotics
- B.Tech in automation and Robotics
- B.Tech in Mechatronics
- Bachelor of Engineering in Advanced Robotics
- M.Tech in Robotics
- M.Tech in automation and Robotics
- M.Tech in Mechatronics
- M.Tech. Intelligent Systems and Robotics
The eligibility to get through is a minimum of 55% in 12th grade with the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Math and additional subjects should be English and Computer Science but the pupil has to clear any of the following entrances:
- Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Exam (IIT JEE)
- SRM Engineering Entrance Examination (SRM EEE)
- Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET)
- Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)
- KL University Engineering Entrance Exam (KLUEEE)
- Thapar University M.Tech in Robotics entrance exam
- University of Hyderabad M.Tech in artificial intelligence and robotics entrance exam
Institutes offering courses in Robotics in India
IIT Delhi, Kanpur, Powai, Kharagpur, Madras, Roorkee, Guwahati: M.Tech-Mech Design/Production & Electrical Control/Automation or similar specialization with robotics as elective International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad: Master’s programme in Computer Science with specialization in Robotics The University of Hyderabad: M.Tech in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics University College of Engineering under Osmania University, Hyderabad: ME/M.Tech in Automation and Robotics. M.S. University, Baroda: Master’s programme with specialization in Automation Control and Robotics The Institute of Technology under the Banaras Hindu University: M.Tech in Production Engineering/Industrial Management Engineering with Robotics and Automation as electives The Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani: ME in Computer Science with robotics as a subject Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning Prasanthi Nilayam: M.Tech Computer Science with specialization in artificial intelligence PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore: M.Tech Mechanical with robotics as an elective subject SRM institute of Science and Technology, Kanchipuram: M.Tech Robotics
Major recruiters in India
Robotics and mechatronics being a booming sector in our country, with the emphasis on science and technology robotics is entering the government as well as private sectors. ISRO,DRDO and BARC are scaling new heights with their new path-breaking projects and in the private sector tech giants providing employment are as follows:
- PARI (Precision Automation Robotics India Limited)
- Hi-Tech Robotic Systemz Limited (HRSL)
- DiFACTO Robotics and Automation
- Kuka Robotics
- Tech Mahindra Ltd.
In India, as a Robotics Engineer you can easily earn a starting salary between Rs.3 to 4 lacs per year.More experience will help you to earn more in this field.In the USA, the average salary for a Robotics Engineer is $81 k per year. Working location, experience and education factors have also impact on the salary packages.