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Do industries prefer a girl as a Mechanical Engineer?

mechanical girl

Mechanical engineering is not gendered specific, but it has one of the lowest females to male ratio compared to other engineering programmes(about 13.8%)

Let’s see the current scenario, problems and opportunities…

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Why most of the girls do not choose Mechanical? 

‘I don’t want to handle machinery and get lubricants and grease all over me’ 


I don’t want to work in an exclusively male environment


I don’t see any females in this field anyway, let alone holding key positions or taking key decisions or making key breakthroughs.


I don’t want to work on the shop floor. 

But what I believe is that girls are as good as boys to study this field. Mechanical does not mean industry works but a stream of design, development and implementation. 

mechanical girl

Why choose Mechanical? 

You may find Many Female Mechanical Engineers who are doing great in this field. 

This branch involves more of a logical approach. It deals with how things around us work in reality. It even comprises the design and development of new products that can be useful in day to day life to make it simpler and easier. 

Some extra benefits.. you may not like it 🙂 

  1. You will be the most known girl in the entire college or organization.
  2. You can be a promoter of gender equality as a live example of it.
  3. You will always have extra support from your faculties.
  4. You won’t have to worry about your mechanical workshop projects and practical subjects. Boys will always be ready to get it done for you.
  5. Believe it or not, no one in your class will even dare to talk rudely with you.

Well knowns industries for Female Mechanical Engineers

female mechanical engineer

Mechanical Engineering opens a career option as Quality Engineer, Design Engineer, Maintenance Engineer, Production Engineer, Automation Engineer, Calibration Engineer, Thermal Engineer and many more. 

Tata Industries

 One of the biggest and most successful business groups in India, TATA Group holds the top position in the mechanical engineering industry. 

Mechanical engineering can apply for jobs in Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Tata Power and Tata Chemicals.

Check all the Current Opportunities here 

Mahindra & Mahindra

Mahindra & Mahindra is one of the topmost automobile companies in India that provide services related to automotive, aerospace, construction, consulting, defence, hospitality, and in many other domains.

Check all the Current Opportunities here 

Cummis India 

Cummins India Ltd is a leading manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines. The company operates in three business segments: Engine Power Systems and Distribution. The Engine Business manufactures engines from 60 HP for low medium and heavy-duty on-highway commercial vehicle markets and off-highway commercial equipment industry spanning construction and compressor.

Check all the current opportunities here

mechanical works

Kirloskar Group 

Another one of the most famous names, Kirloskar is a renowned name in the Mechanical Engineering sector. The existence of the company can be traced right back to the year 1888.

Check all the Current Opportunities here 

Another important driver for change in the mindset of aspiring students would be female faculty in Mechanical Engineering departments. Female students would consider the presence of female faculty as proof of the existence of women in the field of Mechanical Engineering. 

More importantly, the presence of women in leadership positions would send positive signals to girls to choose a career in Mechanical Engineering.

Mechanical engineering is not gendered specific.

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3 thoughts on “Do industries prefer a girl as a Mechanical Engineer?

  1. Well explained…Never give up as a mechanical student 🔥

    1. Thanks Kesav 🙂

  2. Thanks for sharing useful information for us.
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