Ms. Mugdha Shetye talks about the different routes to enter the field of engineering. There are two common routes to enter the field of engineering which is Diploma and Degree. After 10th one can do Diploma. The entry is on the basis of merit. First is common for all the specialization. Duration for diploma course is 3 years. One can get lateral entry in 2nd year of diploma if one can cleared ITI engineering 2 years trade. But it is important that one ensure good marks in the academics to get admission. If one has done diploma and had good academic record throughout three years then one may take lateral entry in 2nd year of Bachelors program depending on the availability of the seats. The other route can be continuing class 11th and 12th in Science stream with Physics, chemistry and Mathematics to be compulsory subjects. One needs to clear relevant entrance exam to seek admission. One needs to have good academic performance and entrance exam score to get the desired specialization. The first year is common for all specialization. One studies the subjects of specialization from 2nd year till the final year. Duration for the degree course is 4 years without any failure and 3 years if the course is done through lateral entry after Diploma. There are 50 plus specialization in Engineering. Apart from the diploma and degree there are other routes known as external routes. External routes options are available for students who could not complete their engineering due to some reasons. With this route one can complete their education even if there is a gap after class 12th. Different external routes could be AMIE, AMICHE, IIIE and so on. But one needs to ensure that one had practical experience and good academic record to get the desired specialization. Every area of engineering has scope. However, it is important that one understands the basic concepts and enhances one’s skills as per the demands of the field. Equip yourself in the right manner and the scope gets created.