Engineering aspirants might be busy at this moment with the registration and choice filling for JoSAA counselling . During the choice filling process, they might have come across with various bachelor's degrees though the course content looks similar. One of the most important questions that strikes the mind is the difference between BE and BTech.
The better way to understand this question is with the difference between university and institute. The university which usually offers degrees in various fields such as arts, business and science along with engineering names the degree as BE (Bachelor of Engineering).
While coming to BTech (Bachelor of Technology), institutes that offer only the professional courses in engineering name the program as BTech. Apart from the nomenclature, there are a few key differences between both the courses. Let's discuss them in detail.
BE (Bachelor Of Engineering)
This course talks about the basic concepts and fundamentals of theoretical knowledge. It focuses more on internships and industrial visits. The course will not be updated frequently. The universities that offer other degrees such as science and arts along with engineering name it as BE. Some of the popular universities are BITS Pilani and Anna University.
BTech (Bachelor Of Technology)
BTech is a skill-oriented course and students will witness the practical applications rather than theoretical aspects. As the course is focused on the practical application, it will be up to date. Institutes such as IITs and NITs that offer only degrees in engineering name the program as BTech.
Similarities Between BE And BTech
After going through the above discussion, aspirants might've found that there is a difference between both the courses. Frankly, the nomenclature and approach of the course will be a little bit different. Other than this, both the courses are equal in India.
Both BE and BTech are for four years and follow the same semester pattern. A total of eight semesters are conducted in a duration of four years. However, there is a difference in practicals which varies from one institute to the other.
Many students might raise a doubt regarding the recognition of the courses. All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), which was set up as a national-level Apex Advisory Body to conduct a survey on the facilities available for technical education, has clearly stated that it provides equal recognition to both BTech and BE.
The approach of the courses are different as discussed above; however, the core-subject will be more or less same for both. And both have the equal career opportunities and future in the engineering market. For instance, both BE and BTech candidates can apply for the vacancies in the UPSC.
When it comes to opportunities abroad, such as in Saudi Arabia and Australia, BE degree holders enjoy an added advantage under some categories. However, this will be vice versa in countries like the United States and the United Kingdom.
On the whole, there is not a lot of difference between BE and BTech. Budding engineers are suggested to think more about the college and branch. As the JoSAA counselling is going on, students are advised to focus on the institutes' infrastructure and campus placement scene besides the faculty.