Electronics & Communications Engineering

Electronics is one of the very common and vital fields holding a significant role in our daily life. Electronic products that we use from early morning to late night are the products of innovative mind of electronics engineers. The study consists of gaining knowledge regarding use of gases, semi conductors, flow of electricity, conducting and non-conducting materials.
Electronics & Communications Engineering is one of the largest and fastest growing fields of engineering. It covers a wide range of applications which make our life easier and enjoyable such as television, radio, computers, telecommunication. They help us to see, hear and communicate over vast distances and do things faster. Electronics has a major role in improving productivity in industries like oil, energy, agriculture and so many other important sectors of economy. Electronic devices direct, control and test production processes in steel, petroleum and chemical industries. Healthcare industry depends on electronic instruments to perform chemical tests and to check body functions. Electronics play a pivotal role for safety in transportation, factories & mines and homes.

Eligibility:For admission in a bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed (10+2) examination and in AP students are admitted through EAMCET. For IITs and NITs It is mandatory to qualify in the Joint Entrance Examinations (J.E.E)

Selecting CollegeIn all University engineering colleges, 100% placements to the students is possible, where as in some of the highly ranked private college up to 80% placement is possible. But in lower ranked private colleges, the placement is not that attractive, only up to 40% placement is possible. Keeping this aspect in mind choosing of Institution also is playing a key role in getting placement. Keeping above factors in view the branch selection and institute selection should go together for the student to opt for.

What does an Electronics and Communication Engineer do?

 

 
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering branch deals with analog transmission, digital transmission, reception of video, voice and data, basic electronics, solid state devices, microprocessors, digital and analog communication, analog integrated circuits, satellite communication, microwave engineering, antennae and wave progression.
  • It also deals with the manufacturing of electronic devices, circuits, and communications equipment like transmitter, receiver, integrated circuits, microwaves, and fiber among others.
  • It aims to deepen the knowledge and skills of the students on the basic concepts and theories that will equip them in their professional work involving analysis, systems implementation, operation, production, and maintenance of the various applications in the field of Electronics and Communications Engineering.
Job ProspectsAs an Electronic Engineer, entry for junior posts in the Government departments is by direct recruitment through advertisements in newspapers. Selection to Gazetted posts is through the competitive examinations conducted by Union and State Public Service Commission. UPSC conducts an Engineering Service Examination (Telecommunication and Electronics Engineering group) annually for vacancies in Central Engineering Services and various State Public Service commissions conduct their own competitive Exams for vacancies in State engineering services. Even if you opt teaching profession, they can experience full satisfaction in their job, as many top rankers will choose this branch with a lot of enthusiasm and hard work.

The Electronics & Communications branch provides employability to the student on equal priorities with hard-core and software companies with bright opportunities in abroad after doing specialization in one of the emerging fields of Electronics & Communications.

Central Electronics Ltd., Indian Railways, Atomic Energy Commission, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Directorate of General Posts and Telegraphs Departments etc are some of the prospective employers in the field. They are also absorbed into the entertainment, consumer electronics, consumer durables, transmission industry, research establishments, and specialized defense products like signaling equipments, radar control equipments. Also biggest employment opportunities for EC Engineer are in the new computer related fields related to hardware & components and Networking and in the Telecom Sector

Top Companies
  • Indian Telephone Industries, BSNL/ MTNL,
  • Semiconductor, Chip Design-Industries (Motorola , IBM, HP, STM, Philips etc),
  • Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (HPCL/ BPCL/ IPCL),
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC),
  • Civil Aviation Department;
  • Steel Authority of Indian Limited (SAIL),
  • Power Sector (NTPC / NHPC Ltd.),
  • Bharat Electronics Limited,
  • ISRO
Higher EducationStudents can opt for M. Tech through GATE and can later pursue Ph. D. There is also an option to pursue MBA through CAT/ MAT/ GMAT. Pursuing MS in abroad is also a good option.

In the research prospective, the student can go for research in Signal Processing, Wireless Communications, Optical Communication, Satellite Communications, VLSI etc. after completing Post-Graduation.

Skills Required
  • Strong knowledge of Physics and Mathematics
  • Good affinity towards technology and electronics
  • Hard work
  • Innovative ability to come up with unique solution even for a simple problem
  • Strong will power
  • Need to be a constant learner as this field is ever evolving
Remuneration: The remuneration offered to a candidate after Electronics and Communication Engineering varies from sector to sector. The package offered for Electronics and Communication engineers is Rs. 3, 50,000 – Rs. 4, 00,000 lakhs per annum.
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