What is the best job for a mechanical engineer like new in India?

Updated on : December 6, 2021 by Brandon Doyle



What is the best job for a mechanical engineer like new in India?

A technology. The job is hard to get, especially getting too low opportunities. Most management jobs are there for mechanical engineers. So yes, management is what you need.

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It is a harsh reality these days that mechanical, civil, electrical (mainly mechanical) engineers do not have the opportunity to get a job. Let me tell you a very tough story now.
Suppose a boy (mechanical engineering is famous for being male-only) with good enough merits scored 85-95% in classes X and XII (it's not easy to score nearly 85-90 at WBBHSC %) and got a decent college. Now the drama begins. He first noticed that the university had no infrastructure. He had teachers who lacked the skills to teach. Still, he read with books and materials online. RS Khurmi, SS Rattan

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It is a harsh reality these days that mechanical, civil, electrical (mainly mechanical) engineers do not have the opportunity to get a job. Let me tell you a very tough story now.
Suppose a boy (mechanical engineering is famous for being only male in height) with good enough merits scored 85-95% in classes X and XII (WBBHSC is not easy to score nearly 85-90 %) and got a decent college. Now the drama begins. He first noticed that the university had no infrastructure. He had teachers who lacked the skills to teach. Still, he read with books and materials online. RS Khurmi, SS Rattan, ND Bhatt, Timoshenko-young, PK Nag, even Pearson's books helped him get a good enough score (be more than 8 points) and understand the basic fundamentals of mechanical engineering.
Then came the fourth year. He saw a darkness in his future. IT companies like TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Capgemini, etc. are only options available to a mechanics student. Many of his friends went there, but he tried to keep his ambition to do a job at the main company. No company was interested in giving that person a job. The university placement cell is a real hassle. 3.5 lacs to 5 lacs INR have already been spent. The placement cell is reluctant to support you. Finally, only two companies went there with a salary of between INR 20,000 and INR 22,000 per month. Outside of the “POOL CAMPUS” placement among 2000 students, only 2-4 were placed. So overall, out of 70 students, only 4 were placed in the main company and many students who had no idea of ​​mechanical engineering were placed in the IT industry (30 is the number of students). So the rest of them had fought hard but they just lost hope and all the hard work of the X-class was in vain. Yes, that was exactly what accompanied me.

Now another reality. Some of his friends started joining Gateforum and started preparing for GATE, which is not an easy exam for sure. He tried but could not score as he had no guidance due to the bad financial situation. Then some of the low-level students (his mechanic friends) were placed by the source of the father, mother, uncle, aunt, etc. The hero of this story kept emailing resumes to various companies. None of them responded because it was cooler; A long break in his career and his illusion.

Even if you had a chance from a well-known company (I WILL NOT GIVE THE NAME HERE), even after the medical exam you passed, they told you it was not necessary.

So people here always keep saying that engineers lack skills. How can you be so sure of their quality when you don't even give them a chance !!! It really is a disgusting current situation.
That is why engineers are lowering their status. Jobs given to a new one aren't even engineering jobs these days. They are paid like local call center employees and forced to work nearly 12 to 13 hours a day.

Originally Answered To: What is the scope of mechanical engineering in India?
Mechanics is the most fundamental field of engineering, all courses are based on pure mathematics and simple logic of physics. However, the topic progresses quite a bit as you delve into it.

Now to the post-B.Tech jobs in mechanics: there are a lot. As long as men depend on machines, there will be a demand for mecanichis. However, most of them are not core (even 10 Lpa PSUs).

Sorry to say, but the irony of this beautiful field is that in India B.Tech Mechanchis are more or less hard-working though

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Originally Answered To: What is the scope of mechanical engineering in India?
Mechanics is the most fundamental field of engineering, all courses are based on pure mathematics and simple logic of physics. However, the topic progresses quite a bit as you delve into it.

Now to the post-B.Tech jobs in mechanics: there are a lot. As long as men depend on machines, there will be a demand for mecanichis. However, most of them are not core (even 10 Lpa PSUs).

Sorry to say, but the irony of this beautiful field is that in India B.Tech Mechanchis are more or less workers albeit with better wages.
Or if not, mere supervisors who should keep their technical knowledge at home.

As a result, a lot of mecanchis have to follow one of these paths:
1) Get a job in basic technician (like I said, a rarity with only a B.Tech, maybe <1%)
2) Get a job in public sector (IES, PSU, central and state government)
3) Go abroad in one of the best universities and do research
4) Go to IAS
5) Bell the CAT (MBA)
6) Open GATE for M.Tech
7) Join the
Indian Army, Navy or Air Force 8) Go abroad in an ordinary college / university in countries with easier immigration laws (Australia, Canada) and try to get a permanent job and public relations.

Choose it before CS? I think definitely NOT, except in the case that you have been completely in this field since childhood, that is, that you are passionate about, unless you go for cs. I opened the mechanics branch at my university. He had an immense passion for it.

To anyone reading this post, I don't want to discourage you from being mecanchis. And in fact, if you really liked Physics and Math before, you will fully enjoy mechanics. Don't listen to anyone if you like that !! But go by mech for nothing more than an enlightening field experience.

Here is a pragmatic approach to making this decision:
1) if you are wealthy and interested in math + Phy: Don't look back !! Just do it without hesitation. (Rich here means ability to spend 20-40 lacs on studies right after B.Tech)
2) if you are rich / poor and not interested: just get the mechanical engg out of your damn mind, not for you.
3) if you are poor and interested: boy! you have such a difficult decision on your hands. If you can handle some tough days, if you can persevere to follow your interest, then be a mechanical engineer. If you study a lot at B.Tech, you can easily get into any of the PSUs by paying pretty well through GATE (you just have to sacrifice your technical side, that's what people in Indian mech companies do). And if you are brilliant, get a scholarship and go abroad for higher studies right after B.Tech.

Pay in mech is comparable to civil / electric but lower than CSE, very generally speaking.

A B.Tech from a reputable college / university increases your salary package, as does the fact that you are technically and socially well prepared in your final year.

It all comes down to your interest and motivation.

Unless you have

  • a good / rich enough track record to get a job in multinational companies (such as BOSCH, Ford), Leyland, TVS.
  • Ability to decipher JEE, GATE, and other considered college exams
  • No responsibilities regarding the care of parents / family,

I would say a very big NO.

I am a mechanical engineer, in 2014 he passed out. My university did not have any recruiting on campus. So, graduates walk the streets and look for work (I think 70% of the people in our country do the same).

Before that, I want to share my academic scores, I got 90.8% in high school and 91% in high school. But during my time at school, I used to be a bookworm, but after that, in college

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Unless you have

  • a good / rich enough track record to get a job in multinational companies (such as BOSCH, Ford), Leyland, TVS.
  • Ability to decipher JEE, GATE, and other considered college exams
  • No responsibilities regarding the care of parents / family,

I would say a very big NO.

I am a mechanical engineer, in 2014 he passed out. My university did not have any recruiting on campus. So, graduates walk the streets and look for work (I think 70% of the people in our country do the same).

Before that, I want to share my academic scores, I got 90.8% in high school and 91% in high school. But during my time in school, I used to be a bookworm, but after that, in college I learned to study the concepts and understand and then I went to the exam. I managed to break 9.1 CGPA at my graduation. Like everyone else, I too thought I was getting good marks, that I could get a job easily. But after that I learned what it is like for an engineering graduate to get a job in India (especially mechanical). For the past two years, I worked as a job seeker. My field of interest is design, I have also taken design courses. (even though he knew design softwares, people want him to have a certificate, so for the sake of the certificate I went to the CADD center). But I didn't get a job in my stream. They offer me only these jobs

  • CNC machine operator, operating the same during an 8-hour rotating shift (1st week from 8 am to 4 pm, next week from 4 pm to 12 am, after 12 a. M. to 8 a. M.). It not only operates the machine, but also to clean the machine, collect the weed and dispose of it, clean the floor of refrigerant oil. In addition, your senior officer must hold a diploma. Salary 8k per month.
  • Delivery job where I have to bring the machined components to the customers, put them in the car together with the driver, get the cash, and return it to the company. Salary 9k per month, I also have to negotiate the rate with clients while receiving orders.
  • Here comes the biggest one, approaching the labor consultants (they call it labor industry, uffff) they get their CVs and charge fees of 5k dollars, as an initial fee. Then after you get a job, you have to pay half of your first month's salary. If you want an MNC job, you have to pay more. 80% of these people are scams. The remaining 20% ​​will get you a job, but not in your field of interest. (Again from point 1) I lost around 30k to these kinds of people.
  • Another is the jobs abroad (plumber, driver, hotel waiter, the list of ufff goes on) they also take your passport and give it to you after the completion of the deal in mainly Middle Eastern countries, then Canada, Singapore.

I also got an operator job for an 8k package in cities like Chennai. I cannot pay my living expenses also with such amount, after that I got money from home. I stayed there doing these jobs for 1 year to gain experience, but that experience does not give me a good job. Finally, after experiencing all these things for about a year and a half, I went to my hometown.

In contrast, my friend (s) who don't know what R means in thermal engineering class (R stands for refrigerator, says resistance once teacher asks) got a job at BOSCH, another still has backlogs (cleared after 1-year, 2nd grade) got a job at Ford, Maramalainagar, Chennai. Many stories like these, one on TVS because of the influence of his maternal uncle. (Except for him, no one tells me how they got a job there). Like everyone else, I too experienced a situation called People Are Temporary.

Now, after two years of completing my degree, I work in my interested field, (design) in a private company. I also get this job by paying some people. NOBODY LOOKS AT MY BRANDS, KNOWLEDGE (there may be good people, but I didn't see anyone, yet now). I'm not a genius like Amir Khan in 3 Idiots, but I have some in my pockets too. But influence, paisa, speaks louder than knowledge here. These same things also happen to Civil's friends, but they went to the Middle East as their requirements are beyond that.

Only IT people have lived their life, they might also have a hard time getting a job, after getting the same in all their lifestyle changes (I saw a lot of people), in addition to the recommendation, they only accept people with food products. But as for us, after getting a job we are also looking for a job to get a better one with the current experience. I am 24 years old with good academics, my salary is now 9k. I have to work 2 more years to liquidate my link with the current company (it may be 12k after 2 years) and get another one for a higher salary. (I am basically from a middle class family, I am the first graduate and salary occupies an important place in my life).

This is my situation, not only mine but that of most of our country's graduates, especially Tamilnadu. So my free advice to you is PLEASE DO NOT LOOK FOR MECHANICAL ENGINEERING.

I hope you find it useful .. all the best .. :)

EDIT 1: Before I reply to the comments, I just want to share that I am very happy because my answer is seen by around 3000 users. It may be low for quora experts, but as a newbie, it means a lot to me. because it's one of the few questions I answered first.

First of all, I am not opposed to any IT person or their pay scales. I'm just saying that we (mechanics) are constantly looking for improvements both in our work / packages, in the ever-changing workplace. I am sure it should not happen with IT graduates, it can be one or two, then it will be installed in a company with good packages that too fast compared to us.

Second, about the GATE and IES categories. As I said before, I am not a genius like Amir in 3 idiots, also GATE and IES are not just a matter of knowledge, it is also a phenomenon called LUCK. One of my friends, who is the head of my department with 9.6 CGPA, prepared for the same thing for about 3 years (even this year he attended GATE) but he didn't even get 25% of the cut-off mark. (you might be able to say, go to the best training centers, plan and prepare blah blah blah, went to TIME in Bangalore) You can't do it. Another friend of mine, attended it without proper preparation and scored 23 points (belongs to the MBC category, became a GATE scorer in 2014). Few may be able to do it with proper preparation, but it mostly depends on LUCK.

Finally, I want to suggest one, who said he was unemployed for the last year. My friend, you can go to operator job and then look for a WHITE COLLAR (Design, Quality, Maintenance) job with that knowledge and experience. Otherwise, the best way that our engineering religion follows is BANK EXAM. It is easier to prepare (compared to GATE, IES). There are many training centers that cost you less, go there and get ready.

I hope you find this helpful..:)

Ok The first thing I would like to tell you that I am also a mechanical engineer.

So ,

In the beginning when we choose mechanical engineering, there are only two basic reasons:

  1. People around you tell you about their evergreen nature (shit). They would never tell you how to walk into that vegetation.

So what do we think that time and what is the situation?

2- When machines and components attract you

Now I chose it for the first reason. Complete engineering with a good grade and no need to tell you the best 4 years (only a mechanical engineering student can understand)

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Ok The first thing I would like to tell you that I am also a mechanical engineer.

So ,

In the beginning when we choose mechanical engineering, there are only two basic reasons:

  1. People around you tell you about their evergreen nature (shit). They would never tell you how to walk into that vegetation.

So what do we think that time and what is the situation?

2- When machines and components attract you

Now I chose it for the first reason. Complete engineering with a good grade and no need to tell you the best 4 years (only a mechanical engineering student can understand)

And the time has come for you to know that mechanical companies do not visit low-grade campuses and ours was the same too. Then the future began to float around my eyes. work environment and beautiful girl. So without telling anyone that I worked in IT, but before I realized that I will never step forward as I am not justifying what I had done. I left at 16 days and then I joined a mechanical company as a design engineer, I worked there, but very soon I realized that it was not done. for this. So I quit my job again and you know that the time lag between quitting a job and finding a new one is the time when the most chutiya people who don't even know anything about engineering will try to become a counselor. So I started to analyze how many things I want from a job.

So it was -1. I don't want a desk job.

2. You cannot stay in the same place for 365 days.

3. Possibility of moving abroad.

4. And to use my skills, I have gained 4 years.

5. A salary that can justify my appointment and my expenses.

Then he made a list of all the jobs that fall under mechanical dominance. As maintenance, design, heat engine. , Production Engineer, Pipes and Mining, etc.

& I checked which one is most likely to meet my demands.

The field maintenance engineering found was the best option for me 40% office 60% travel. And I found the same job and will go to Italy next month for installation and machine. So I have everything and I am happy.

So I know I haven't told you which one is better in terms of mechanical engineering subcategories. what I'm trying to tell you what your views are or what you want from a job.

Only you know which one is better.

If it was in terms of money, remember that if someone gives you a lot of money and tells you that you have to come and sit in the chair every day, you will never opt for that job.

So explore for yourself what you want, a job might be better for the money or a great brand for others, but it will never be better for you for the money.

All the best

You can't find a job. Forget it. Join an IT company. Disgrace your 4 years of hard, hard work.

This is what a normal person would say. Me, I happen to be different and can offer you a little hope and good advice.

The question here should not be 'How can I find a job?'. It should be 'How can I find my passion?' For this to happen, you have to start somewhere. Don't be shy even if you are in a car garage.

Start by narrowing down your favorite areas. There are 4 broad areas in mechanics.

  1. Thermal engineering and fluid science
  2. Production and manufacturing
  3. Control, robotics and automation
  4. Design and engineering
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You can't find a job. Forget it. Join an IT company. Disgrace your 4 years of hard, hard work.

This is what a normal person would say. Me, I happen to be different and can offer you a little hope and good advice.

The question here should not be 'How can I find a job?'. It should be 'How can I find my passion?' For this to happen, you have to start somewhere. Don't be shy even if you are in a car garage.

Start by narrowing down your favorite areas. There are 4 broad areas in mechanics.

  1. Thermal engineering and fluid science
  2. Production and manufacturing
  3. Control, robotics and automation
  4. Design and engineering

Once you find it, we can dive into the details.

So most of these areas require you to have a specific skill set that you need to develop.

  1. Thermal engineering and fluid science require you to understand the basics of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. Great, you already have. Go one step further and try to learn some CFD softwares that could help you get a job. These can be ANSYS Fluent, OpenFoam, etc.
  2. For this bit, try to get a Six Sigma certification. There are different levels and you can get it from an organization that offers these certifications and believe me it will help you get a job.
  3. This is pretty straightforward. You must learn programming languages ​​and make embedded systems. Machine learning can help, as can arduino and raspberry pie. This will help you get a job. Here you have an advantage because most of the startups in India prefer such candidates.
  4. Make sure MASTER, and I repeat MASTER CAD software, FEM packages and everything, like CATIA, Pro-E, ANSYS, etc. Go online and look for websites where they outsource this as jobs and you can gain valuable experience.

I hate to admit that as a newbie to mechanics, you have the great disadvantage of being a bit handicapped relative to the industry requirements. However, with a little hard work and determination, you can definitely land a job.

Edit 1: In the Design and Engineering vertical, one has to fully master one popular CAD software and then get into others. The CAD software includes sub-modules such as part modeling, sheet metal modeling, surfaces, etc. Different companies use different design approaches. Read more about parametric modeling, direct modeling, generative design, etc. You also have to learn to draw to the proper standards (ASME Y14.5 is preferred). Most CAD training institutes hit the surface and go, it is up to one to dig deeper and learn more.

There are so many things you can do.

But I'll tell you first what not to do.

  1. Do not do any higher education in India for ME / M.Tech or MBA, in India. If you want to take a job in industry, your graduate degree is almost 99% worthless. You will regret this after 10 years of experience or more, what I am doing now. When it comes to industry, the number of years and the content of your experience and achievements matter. 5 years after you start working, no recruiter will enter the educational area of ​​your resume. It all matters just to enter the industry for a campus opportunity i
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There are so many things you can do.

But I'll tell you first what not to do.

  1. Do not do any higher education in India for ME / M.Tech or MBA, in India. If you want to take a job in industry, your graduate degree is almost 99% worthless. You will regret this after 10 years of experience or more, what I am doing now. When it comes to industry, the number of years and the content of your experience and achievements matter. 5 years after you start working, no recruiter will enter the educational area of ​​your resume. It all matters just to enter the industry for a chance for an on-campus interview, whether you are studying at IIT or IIM and are graduate / postgraduate. Later nobody looks at him.
  2. If you are really interested in research, take the GATE exam and enter top-tier institutes like IIT / NIT and earn your Ph.D. So you have to be clear that you will start your career very late with the rest of your friends. But MBA is a useless thing after engineering. It's a trendy thing that started a few years ago. But there is no point in pursuing a technical degree and moving on to a management career unless you clearly discover that engineering is not my thing and you want to change your engineering career path unconditionally.

To do?

Instead of planning a career roadmap. To be very broad, no matter what engineering you've done, two things will rule the world from now on.

  1. Energy: alternative fuel sources, electric cars
  2. Water - Water treatment, water structures.

This is going to change the entire industrial world. Big oil companies will lose their infrastructure and investments overnight, which oil tycoons balk at and hide to figure out how to save their butt.

They will decline, especially in the private sector. This is my personal opinion and not a blunt fact. But it's not hard to say that the glory days of mechanical engineering are over. CS practically dominates the job market scene now.

Most mechanical engineering jobs are in the manufacturing or automotive industries. These fields are experiencing rapid automation that would reduce the need for engineers. Unless one has an advanced degree with a high level of specialization and skills that cannot be easily automated, it will not add any value to an employer.

When our batch was applying fo

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They will decline, especially in the private sector. This is my personal opinion and not a blunt fact. But it's not hard to say that the glory days of mechanical engineering are over. CS practically dominates the job market scene now.

Most mechanical engineering jobs are in the manufacturing or automotive industries. These fields are experiencing rapid automation that would reduce the need for engineers. Unless one has an advanced degree with a high level of specialization and skills that cannot be easily automated, it will not add any value to an employer.

When our batch was applying for placements (IIT Madras, 2015), exactly ONE major mechanical company came in and opened for B.Tech Mechanical students. And it wasn't paying well. Other companies like FMCG or energy companies prefer chemical engineering students or mechanical engineers with at least a dual degree (B.Tech + M.Tech). Most of the Mech students opted for non-basic jobs or low-paying basic jobs. Very few got good basic jobs (consumer goods, mostly). Things have been the same for the last two years.

The way forward for mechanical engineers is really to increase their basic proficiency with other skills like programming, design, electronics, or even biotechnology. Fields such as robotics and biomedical engineering are still emerging and will offer high-quality employment in the near future. Traditional fields like manufacturing have stagnated and will not have many job opportunities.

"Lower paid compared to others" ... if you mean software engineers,

I disagree (to some extent) ... Read this completely before reaching a conclusion,

Only beginners in mechanical engineering receive a lower salary. Let me present the reality to you ...

Before that, I will do a simple math for you.

To set up an IT business, the costs involved are:

  • Tuition and professional fees
  • Accounting fees
  • Attorney fees
  • Business registration
  • Domain name registration
  • Insurance such as civil liability, income protection, etc.
  • Licenses and permits
  • Workers compensation
  • Technology fee
  • Hardwa cost
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"Lower paid compared to others" ... if you mean software engineers,

I disagree (to some extent) ... Read this completely before reaching a conclusion,

Only beginners in mechanical engineering receive a lower salary. Let me present the reality to you ...

Before that, I will do a simple math for you.

To set up an IT business, the costs involved are:

  • Tuition and professional fees
  • Accounting fees
  • Attorney fees
  • Business registration
  • Domain name registration
  • Insurance such as civil liability, income protection, etc.
  • Licenses and permits
  • Workers compensation
  • Technology fee
  • Hardware cost
  • Building cost (mainly rented or leased)
  • Marketing fee
  • Utility fee
  • Insurance fee
  • Bank Commission
  • Other administrative expenses

As many projects run IT companies, they can do it with the above costs.

Each company prepares its own budget (an estimate of income and expenses for a specified period of time) each year.

Therefore, IT companies price the projects taking into account the above costs.


To set up a main business, the costs involved are:

  • Tuition and professional fees
  • Accounting fees
  • Attorney fees
  • Business registration
  • Domain name registration
  • Insurance such as civil liability, income protection, etc.
  • Licenses and permits
  • Workers compensation
  • Technology fee (software like AutoCAD, CATIA, CREO, SOLID WORKS, SOLID EDGE, NX, MASTERCAM, etc.)
  • Hardware cost
  • Building cost (mainly rented or leased)
  • Marketing fee
  • Utility fee
  • Insurance fee
  • Bank Commission
  • Other administrative expenses

In addition to the above,

HUGE EQUIPMENT AND MATERIAL COSTS. That includes your transportation, consumables, spare parts, repair, remodeling, interest, taxes, duties, cess, etc.

Set-up costs will be higher for core companies compared to IT companies.

Cost of safety equipment.

Fuel, its waste, etc.

The team changes from project to project, so the budget increases.

Compared to IT, mobilization and labor costs are huge for major companies.

The major companies price the projects taking into account all the above costs.

Therefore, the profit margin for IT companies will be huge compared to that of major companies.

This causes top companies to pay newbies much less (to stay competitive and stay in business).

This is because companies treat newcomers as their responsibility, but train newcomers with their resources to become an asset of the company in the future.


Having said this,

Once you get some basic experience, like 10 years, your salary will be exponential.

Trust me

I work with Hindustan Construction Company Ltd (a main company). I know some senior managers with mechanical engineering experience (with 10-15 years of work experience) at our firm who are paid more than software engineers with the same experience.

If you have any questions, feel free to send us a message. I'd like to help.

I had the same question myself before emigrating. I tried hard for that too. Here is my opinion. The easiest thing would be to get a work permit from a company that you have here. That would help in immigration later on, as we get extra points for that. I applied for more than 50 companies from India. I received 2 responses. I had attended 2 Skype interviews, but the response was "get in touch once we land, if there is openness, you may consider"

In order for someone to get a job from outside, companies must show that such a job description cannot be completed by local hiring and only someone

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I had the same question myself before emigrating. I tried hard for that too. Here is my opinion. The easiest thing would be to get a work permit from a company that you have here. That would help in immigration later on, as we get extra points for that. I applied for more than 50 companies from India. I received 2 responses. I had attended 2 Skype interviews, but the response was "get in touch once we land, if there is openness, you may consider"

For someone to get a job from outside, the companies need to prove that such a job description could not be filled by local hiring and only someone with your expertise on skill set X can do that. Thats a whole tedious process that no company wishes to go through.

Here, most recruitment is via Agency/Consultancy/Friend referrals and all of them requires your presence in person for a face to face. With so much fraud activity happening in terms of fake interviews, fake candidates, proxy attending interviews for another, the credibility of the candidate comes under scrutiny for most cases.

I am not saying its impossible to get a job offer from India, but just that the chances are less and your resume must stand out for getting such an opportunity.

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