Best engineering career for an Indian girl...

Hey hi!.. i am an indian girl who has just completed writin my high school board exams. i just want to know which field of engineering will be suitable for me. i am mainly intersted in mechanical. but lots of pppl say there is not of much scope for girls in this field in india. eee and ece are my other options. but i cant take risk on my future salary too as i have a family to support. if cse is the course tat can give me the max salary i would go for it. but i want to know if i can earn the same in mechanical/eee/ece. please help!..
posted by monika on April 6, 2013

Answer by Egirl Team

Dear Monika,

Giving this kind of advice is very difficult, mostly because it is impossible for us to predict the future. There are so many variables in what you will earn and what job you will find that it is not a question we can really answer. Being from the US, I am unfamiliar with the job market in India, however if you really feel that you would be more skilled as a mechanical engineer then it is worth considering whether that would be a better choice. Consider whether you think a top notch mechanical engineer would make more than a mediocre electrical engineer. Which one would you choose to be? If you are worried about supporting a family and flexibility then I believe computer engineering may offer more opportunities to work from home, but again, that is very job-specific. Hope that helps a little.