Electronics Engineering - Courses, Colleges, Career Scope, Salary and Education Information

Electronics Engineering in India


Electronics Engineering is one of the top most branches of engineering in India; Image Courtesy: spyderonlines.com

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Electronics Engineering is one of the most sought after and sophisticated branches of engineering. Its widespread application affects our day to day lives in numerous ways. Electronics has made our life easier and enjoyable too.

It has provided us with electronic items like Television, Radio, computers, telephones etc.

Electronics has played a huge role in improving productivity in various industries like oil and energy, agriculture and other sectors of the economy.

An electronics engineer designs and fabricates, produces and tests and also supervises the manufacturing of products and systems that are complex in nature, like electronics and components for numerous industries viz. hospitals, computer hardware and software, electronic data processing systems and in the defense industry as well.

Supervision of the production and manufacturing processes along with the installation and maintenance are some of the areas of study of electronics engineering.

Electronics engineering is one of the engineering sectors that is growing rapidly and vastly where skilled professionals find excellent job opportunities.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 10+2 Science with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics is mandatory to qualify for admission to undergraduate programs in Electronics Engineering.
  • Entrance examinations are conducted both at national and state level (e.g. IITJEE, AIEEE, BITSAT etc.)
  • You can pursue a Diploma program after completion of class 10th for the position of junior engineer.
  • M.Tech program is offered by Indian Institutes of Technology and other institutions and can be pursued after completion of B.E or B.Tech.
  • PhD can be pursued after completion of postgraduate studies.

IBM - One of the biggest firms in Electronics Engineering

IBM is one of the biggest firms that offers jobs in Electronics Engineering in India; Image Courtesy: techstory.in

Career and Job Prospects

Electronics Engineering graduates find decent starting jobs in the electronics and telecommunication sectors in both the public and private sectors.

  • Private companies offer excellent salary packages to skilled and experienced electronics engineering professionals.

  • Research work can be done in this field by joining PhD programs offered by several universities and institutes across India and the world.

  • A career in teaching is also rewarding; you can join engineering colleges/universities as a full time or part time lecturer/professor.

Salary Package

An Electronics Engineering graduate earns an average salary of INR 305,680 per year. Work experience, qualifications and performance are important factors in determining the level of pay.

IIT Kharagpur - Top ranked university in Electronics Engineering

Top 10 Colleges/Institutes for Electronics Engineering 2017

Rank College/Institute State
1 IIT Kharagpur West Bengal
2 IIT Roorkee Uttarakhand
3 BITS Pilani Rajasthan
4 IIT BHU Uttar Pradesh
5 IIT Guwahati Assam
6 NIT Trichy Tamil Nadu
7 NIT Surathkal Karnataka
8 Birla Institute of Technology Bihar
9 Jadavpur University West Bengal
10 International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh

State Wise List of Engineering Colleges

  • Tripura

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