Automation & Robotics, Eligibility, Top Recruiters, Job Prospects

In today’s fast running competitive world, man has become so busy that various automatic machines, vehicles and other items are produced to cope with the busy schedule of our life. Automation & Robotics is the science of using control systems and new technologies which will reduce human efforts and manpower in every work process with less time consumption. In this Industrialization process going on in everywhere, automatic technology has taken over other terms of mechanization.


Course LevelUndergraduate,post Graduate
Duration4 Years,2 Years respectively
Exam Typesemester Type

Areas of Specialization:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Design and Control
  • Robot Motion Planning
  • Robot Manipulators
  • Bio-Cybernetics
  • Micro-Robotics
  • Automation

Courses & Eligibility

B.Tech4 yearsCandidate should have completed 10th and +2 with a minimum mark of 55% and physics, chemistry, and mathematics/ biology as its core subjects. 3-year diploma holders with a minimum of 55% are also eligible.JEE Main, SRM JEEE
M.Tech2 yearsCandidates with a bachelor's degree in fields such as  such as Electronics and Communication Engineering/ Electrical Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Computer Science Engineering/Robotics Engineering/ Industrial and Production Engineering/ Automobile Engineering/ Aeronautical Engineering/ Mechatronics/ Electrical & Electronics/ Instrumentation & Control with a minimum aggregate mark of 50% are eligible.JEE Advanced, GATE

Top Recruiters

  • Precision Automation Robotics India Limited (PARI)
  • Defacto Robotics and Automation
  • Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO)
  • Soliton Technologies
  • Hyundai
  • Asimov Robotics
  • Hi-Tech Robotics Systems
  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
  • Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)

Admission Process

For B.Tech: Eligible candidates are required to attend entrance exams to get admitted for this course. Entrance exams are on the basis of the national level, state level, and university level. Some colleges offer admission on merit basis. A 3-year eligible diploma holder can get admission on lateral entry directly into the 2nd year of B.Tech.

For M.Tech: Candidates who are eligible are admitted to this course through entrance exams like GATE, JEE Advanced, etc. followed by a round of personal interviews and counseling.


Important subjects taught in this course are:


  •  Engineering Mechanics
  • Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Kinematics of Machines
  • Design of Machine Elements
  • Basics of Automation & Robotics
  • Electronics Measurement & Instrumentation
  • Microprocessors & Controllers
  • Hydraulic & Pneumatic
  • Advanced Robotics
  • Flexible Manufacturing System
  • Programming Industrial Automation Systems

For M.Tech:

  • Machine and Mechanics
  • Robot Programming
  • Electrical Actuators and Drives
  • Robotics Based Industrial Automation
  • Robotics Control System
  • PLC and Data Acquisition system
  • Artificial Intelligence and Neural Network
  • Nanorobotics
  • Comp Numerical Ctrl Machines & Adaptive Control
  • Robot Economics
  • Robotic Simulation
  • Group Technology and Cellular Manufacturing

  • Good in programming and design
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good knowledge in mathematics, physics, and chemistry
  • Knowledge of mechanical equipment
  • familiar with microprocessors, electric drives, industrial sensors, etc.
  • Interest in research

Job ProfileJob DescriptionAverage Salary Per Annum
Automated Product Design Engineer
Automation Product Design Engineers design, program, simulate and test automated machinery and processes in order to complete exact tasks. They typically are employed in industries such as car manufacturing or food processing plants, where robots or machines are used to perform specific functions.
8 - 10 lakhs
Robotics Programmer
The primary job role is to provide robot- process support along with direction to the organization through the process- planning, design, support, and execution, and to participate in multiple application projects as a Robotics Technician. The primary focus involves startup, programming, and debugging of robotic automation.
3 - 4 lakhs
Robotics Engineer
Robotics engineers are responsible for designing, testing, and building robots that are productive and safe to operate as well as economical to purchase and maintain. These engineers use computer-aided design and drafting, and computer-aided manufacturing (CADD/CAM) systems to perform their tasks.
4 - 5 lakhs
Bio-robotics Engineer
To develop biologically-inspired robots with improved and enhanced capabilities that have greater mobility and flexibility than traditional robots and often possess sensory abilities.
3 - 4 lakhs
Robotic Welding Engineer
The Robotic/Welding Engineer is a valuable role responsible for providing support in welding-related technical questions. This position will be part of the Program Management team. Tasks include reviewing customer and standard requirements as well as managing and improving welding data to optimize productivity.
4 - 5 lakhs


Question:  What is the difference between automation and robotics?
Answer:  The main difference between robotics and automation is that robots are a piece of equipment that can perform a variety of tasks with programming, while automation is a term that is used for special purpose machines or systems that are designed to perform a specific task.

Question:  Are Artificial Intelligence(AI) and robots the same?
Answer:  An AI is a computer program designed for tasks normally requiring human intelligence (a human's ability to learn), while a robot is a machine that completes complex tasks. An AI could be used to control a robot, but they are very different.

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