The advancement in technology in recent years has opened up new career opportunities for youngsters. Students who are interested in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and the robotics sector have wider career opportunities now. While there has been rapid development in the implementation of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the last few years, the area of robotics is still largely unexplored in India.
Robotics in India
Robots are used in different industries for various tasks such as welding, painting, assembly, disassembly, packaging and labelling, palletizing, product inspection, and testing etc. It helps businesses improve cost, efficiency and performance.
Robotics in India is making its space in various sectors. Initially used in automotive industries, the requirement of robots has also increased in sectors such as – aerospace, agriculture, retail, healthcare and defence.
As per market experts, India’s surgical robotics market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 20% between 2017 and 2025, as compared to the global rate of 12%.
Job opportunities in robotics
The future industries will have a huge demand for engineers, operators and technicians in robotics. As per a report compiled by Indeed, the robotics sector has seen a growth of 191% from 2015 to 2018.
Students pursuing robotics programs have opportunities in different sectors like –
- Research and development (R&D) of robots
- Maintenance, monitoring and quality control for handling robots
- Working as robot operators and technicians
Robotics programs offered in India
There are several private and govt academic institutions in India that offer diploma, bachelors and master courses in robotics. Most of these programs are at Masters level with a specialisation in Robotics. At the PG level, students have an option to choose a specialisation in Robotics and Automation in MTech ECE (Electronics and Communication Engineering).
For those who have just cleared their class 12 exams, a bachelor’s degree in engineering (B.Tech) that comprises of basics of Robotics and Automation could be a good beginning. For higher studies, students can choose specialized fields of Robotics engineering such as:
- Digital Electronics and Micro-Processors
- Medical Robotics
- Design and Control
- Signal Processing
- Robot Manipulators
- Computer Integrated Manufacturing System
- Robot Motion Planning
- Computational Geometry
- Computer-Aided Manufacturing
- Air Traffic Management Systems
- Artificial Intelligence