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Robotics: A lucrative career option for science students

Feb 7, 2018 17:53 IST
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A complete guide to career-building in Robotics
A complete guide to career-building in Robotics

Whenever a new gadget hits the market, it becomes the talk of the town. From school students to engineers, everyone begins to talk about important and interesting features related to it. People get more crazy and enthusiastic when they see robots in action. Along with increasing demand and consumerism, the need to increase productivity is being felt at every corner of the world. It has forced the production and service units to incorporate robots into production and service sectors. For those who wish to start a career as a robotics engineer, this is the right time to begin. Robotics is being encouraged by a variety of development programs in every corner of the world. But, without proper knowledge about the field and guidance, you may fail to take the career-building steps in the right way, which could become the main reason for your failure. In this article, we have tried to guide you through the important details about the field that can ensure your success. 

Job Responsibility

Since robots are used in many ways, the responsibility of a professional depends upon the functioning and application of Robotics in his/her field. Some robotics professionals design artificial organs, while other create automated manufacturing system for different manufacturing industries. Apart from it, designing, creating, testing and troubleshooting problems with their robots are main responsibilities of robotics engineers.


In India, there is plenty of job opportunities available for Robotics professionals. But, the career destinations such as Robot Design Engineer, Flexible Manufacturing Engineer, Automated  Product Design Engineer, Environmental Analysis  Engineer, Artificial Intelligence - Thinking Machines and Systems, Medical  Instrumentation Engineer, Ocean  Diving Engineer, Space survey & Analysis Engineer, Agricultural  Instrumentation Engineer, System  Design & Analysis  Engineer and Mineral Extraction Engineer are considered among the lucrative career options. The scope for Robotics professional is growing with increasing use of the technology in different manufacturing and service sectors.

Pay Structure

The salary of Robotics professionals typically depends upon their qualifications, experience, location, and company where they work. The professionals who are working outside the country get lucrative salary packages. As a robotics professional, you can earn a salary anywhere between Rs. 3 to 4 Lacs in India while in the US, you can earn upto 81K per year.       


After passing 12th with Science, you can take admission in Bachelor Degree (B.Tech) of Robotics engineering. And to take admission in Master degree courses, you need to clear Bachelor’s Degree (BE/B. Tech) or any other branches’ examination. Students who complete B.Tech/B.E in Electronics /Mechanical /Electrical/ Computer science and engineering/Instrumentation & Control engineering/Electrical and Electronics Engineering are eligible to take admission in the M.Tech programme.


Four-year diploma courses in Robotics

  • Diploma in Robotics

Four years bachelors courses in Robotics

  • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Robotics Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Robotics

Two years master courses in Robotics

  • Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Robotics Engineering
  • Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Automation & Robotics
  • Master of Engineering (ME) in Robotics Engineering
  • Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Remote Sensing & Wireless Sensor Networks

College and Institutes offering Robotics courses in India

  • Banaras Hindu University
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Karnataka University
  • University of Petroleum and Energy Studies,
  • Jadavpur Unversity, Faculty of Engg & Tech
  • Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad
  • National Institute of Technology
  • BITS, Mesra
  • National Institute of Technology
  • Indian Institute of Technology,
  • University of Delhi
  • University of Madras


With increasing demand and consumerism, the necessity to increase productivity in manufacturing and service sectors is growing. The incorporation of Robots in service and manufacturing sectors is being seen as the most effective way to meet the demand that has provided a breeding ground for the creation of jobs. For those who want to build their career in this field, it’s a favourable time for them. In this article, we have provided some important details related to this field, which can help you all to build a successful career in this field.



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