Government Job Offers for Engineering Students


The Government of India offers students many exciting engineering job opportunities. People generally consider Government jobs boring 9 to 5 office work, but not all professions are the same. Few professions provide employment and let individuals be a part of a position or a team that impacts the country’s growth. Imagine being a part of the Mars Mission programs, developing software useful for individuals in the country (Example: Aarogya Setu App, BHIM UPI App, DigiLocker App, mAadhaar App, UMANG App, mPassport Seva App), or even be a part of the design team in the Indian army or defence force.

Government engineering jobs provide an excellent opportunity to gain experience in areas like power generation & distribution, transportation & infrastructure, defence technology & procurement, research & development, environmental protection and more. Engineering students have the chance to work with public sector companies such as NTPC, Power Grid, BHEL, ISRO, etc., as well as state and Central government departments such as Railways, PWDs, and Defense. These are some creative and experimental places where you can learn deeply about the domain, design missiles, aircraft, etc., and be a part of the few individuals who transform the nation for the betterment of the world. Let us now discuss the companies that offer government employment opportunities for engineering students.

Here is a list of government companies that offer jobs to engineering students:

  • 1. DRDO

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is a department that comes under the Ministry of Defence of the Government of India. It was formed in 1958 and is headquartered in New Delhi, the capital of India. It has more than 50 laboratories responsible for developing defence pieces of machinery covering various professions, like aeronautics, electronics, instrumentation, missiles, advanced computing and simulation, special materials, naval systems, life sciences, training and information systems.  

Graduates must qualify for GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Exams to apply for a DRDO job profile. The Centre for Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM) of DRDO conducts exams yearly and is committed to recruiting qualified personnel. The latest DRDO engineering jobs are JRF Civil Engineering, Chemical Science, Metallurgical Engineering, and Scientists.

  • 2. Indian Oil

Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) is a central public sector under the occupation of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, the Government of India. It is typically known as Indian Oil and has its headquarters in the capital of India, New Delhi. According to a study, the biggest oil firm, Indian Oil, has seen the highest revenue from its operations and the highest ever net profit for April 2021 to March 2022. The graduates must write GATE exams and be qualified with the cut-off marks to get selected for further procedures. Some job openings for an engineer are Electrical, Mechanical Engineer, Apprentice, Assistant, Technical Attendant etc.

  • 3. ISRO

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is a national space agency of India; it is headquartered in Bengaluru. ISRO is under the direct supervision of the Prime Minister of India, one of the world’s largest space firms. The main work done by ISRO is designing and developing space rockets, satellites, and interplanetary missions. The operations are made throughout the country, with different components set in different regions. Graduates can write GATE and must also get qualified by the ISRO Centralised Recruitment Board to finalise the final selection process. Graduates from various departments, such as Civil, Mechanical Electronics and Communication, Electrical, and Computer Science Engineering, can apply for the Scientist or Engineers position.

  • 4. Airport Authority

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is a public sector which comes under the administration of the Ministry of Civil Aviation. The organisation was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in New Delhi. They are responsible for creating, developing, upgrading and managing civil aviation infrastructure in India. AAI owns 136 airports and has joint ventures with seven airports. AAI conducts an exam called AAI JE ATC, which is written for the position of Junior Executive in Air Traffic Control. The GATE exam is compulsory for engineering graduates to apply for AAI recruitment.

  • 5. UPSC Officers

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the Civil Service Examination (CSE) throughout the nation. The positions to which the UPSC exams are written are Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Civil Accounts Service, Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS), and more government posts. UPSC has the Engineering Service Exam (ESE) exams for recruiting professionals with technical and engineering backgrounds. Engineers with any domain can apply for profiles like Central Engineering Services, Indian Defence Service of Engineers, Indian Naval Armament Service, Central Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Service, Indian Telecommunication Service, Assistant Development Officer, and more. The candidates must conduct a medical examination and meet the reported physical standards.  

  • 6. Railways

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) is a recruitment board supervised by the Indian Railways. It is a public sector corporation administered by the Government of India through the Ministry of Railways. The RRB was established in 1942; there are 21 centres functional all over the country. It conducts RRB Junior Engineer (JE) exams to enlist graduates with science and engineering backgrounds. This exam helps Indian Railways to select qualified employees for positions such as Junior Engineer, CMA (Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant), Junior Engineer (Information Technology) and Depot Material Superintendent (DMS). Candidates can apply either by UPSC or RRB exams for these mentioned roles.


The government sector offers engineering students some of the most prestigious career opportunities. With a strong focus on research and development, government jobs can be highly rewarding in terms of financial compensation and professional recognition. CMR Institute of Technology is committed to providing its students with the best education to prepare them for successful government careers. Its top-notch faculty and excellent curriculum record make it one of the outstanding engineering colleges in Bangalore with the best placements. The placement bureau and career guidance at CMRIT trains and guides its students in various employment skills. With its strong focus on academic excellence, the CMR Institute of Technology is sure to help its students acquire the knowledge and skills needed for a successful career in government. 

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