Electronics Engineering Career

Thursday, 3. December 2009

Electronics engineering is a discipline which uses the scientific knowledge of the behaviour and effects of electrons to develop components, devices, systems, or equipment (as in electron tubes, transistors, integrated circuits & printed circuit boards) that uses electricity as part of its driving force. In the U.S electrical engineering encompasses all electrical disciplines including electronics. Indian universities have separate departments for Electronics Engineering. It is used in Television, Radar and Radio location, Transistors, Microprocessors, Control systems and Communications.

It is obvious that the field of electronics engineering provides wide ranging career opportunities in almost all modern telecommunications enterprises.

Eligibility, Entrance Exams and Courses:

In order to pursue a B.E. or B.Tech Course in Electronics Engineering, a candidate must qualify in the higher secondary examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects with a high percentage of marks.

IIT-JEE is one of the popular entrance examinations for Electronics engineering courses.

A candidate must fulfill each of the following conditions:

  • Can attempt JEE only twice, in consecutive years.
  • Should have passed (10+2) or equivalent qualifying examination in 2008 or should be appearing in 2009, and secure at least 60% (55% for SC/ST & Physically disabled )
  • Minimum age limit of 25 yrs as on 1st October (30 yrs for SC/ST and PD candidates).

Each State has its own particular eligibility criteria and entrance exams. Some famous Engineering Institutions have their own entrance exams like EAMCET for A.P, KCET for Karnataka and TCET for Tamil Nadu which are usually conducted in the month of May-June. Candidates should ascertain precise details directly from these Institutions.

Top Colleges for Courses in Electronics Engineering:

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai-600036
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur-208016
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur-721302
  • IIT Delhi,Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016  Ph: 011-26582020, Fax 011-26857659-BE/Btech
  • IIT Mumbai,Powai, Mumbai,Maharashtra – 400076  Ph: +91-22-2572-2545, Fax:+91-22-2572-3480 BE / Btech.
  • IIT Guwahati, Guwahati 781001 (Assam) Ph: 0361-2697088

Website:www.iitg.ac.in BE / Btech.

  • Regional Engineering College, Durgapur-713209
  • Zakir Hussain College of Engineering & Technology, Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh-202002
  • Banaras Hindu University, Institute of Technology, Varanasi-221005
  • Andhra University College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam-530003)
  • University College of Technology (Autonomous) Osmania University Hyderabad-500007
  • Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi-110006
  • The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Faculty of Technology & Engineering ,Vadodara-390002
  • Anna University, Sardar Patel Road, Chennai 600025 (T.N.) Ph:044-22351126, Fax:044-22351956
  • Birla Institute of Technology BIT (Deemed University), BIT Extension Center, BISR Campus, 27, Malviya Industrial Area, Jaipur, Rajasthan – 302017
    Tel: 0141–2751567 / 2751178

Career Opportunities and Job Prospects:

Electronics Engineering is a rapidly expanding field. Electronics engineers are required to develop, design, manufacture, test, evaluate, market, sell and manage electrical, electronic and telecommunication systems. Hence, their services are required in all modern technological enterprises without exception.


The average starting salary of electronics  engineering graduates  is   between Rs 20,000 – Rs 30, 000 pm. Fresh graduates from elite technological institutions like Indian Institutes of Technology, National Institutes of Technology and Birla Institute of Technology get more remuneration as compared to others. Needless to say, Electronics engineering graduates get top-end salaries abroad in USA, France, Germany and the Gulf countries.

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