When the results of the JEE Advanced are announced, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) receive a significant amount of attention. Most aspiring students who appear for the exam are diligent and hardworking individuals who strive to excel in this intense and highly competitive test.
However, a common issue is that many of these aspirants lack in-depth knowledge or understanding of the diverse range of disciplines offered by the IITs. This knowledge gap can be attributed to the influence of parents, who often try to steer their children towards a particular course they believe will guarantee job security.
Following Computer Science, the next popular branches that often feature on students’ preferences are Electrical/Electronics (sometimes treated as separate disciplines in certain IITs) and Mechanical Engineering. Other disciplines such as Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering (previously known as Metallurgy and Materials), Biological Science and Bioengineering, Civil Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Energy Engineering, Ocean Engineering/Naval Architecture, Architecture, Design, Earth Sciences, Textile Engineering, and Agricultural Engineering are chosen based on the perceived reputation of these branches within specific institutes.