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Career in Electronics & Communication Engineering

Career in Electronics & Communication Engineering

  • An electronic engineer can find a job in Consumer electronics manufacturing organization , Telecommunication & IT industries, Health care equipment manufacturing , Mobile communication(2G,3G,4G), Internet technologies, Power Electronics, and other industries like steel, petroleum and chemical industry, directing control and testing production process.
  • Electrical Technicians and technologists can specialize in technical sales, product representation, systems management, the design and manufacture of electronic devices and systems, or the installation, maintenance and repair of electronic systems and equipment.
  • They may also work with computers and electronic equipment in the medical, manufacturing, industrial control, telecommunications, aeronautical and military fields.
    ECE also have several job openings & good pay-packages as compared to other branches.
  • Electronics and Communication Engineers are acquired by top recruiters (both private and government) like DMRC, Siemens, Motorola, Intel, Texas Instruments, BEL, ISRO, DRDO, Accenture, Wipro, HCL Technologies, NVidia, Samsung, Tech Mahindra, Infosys, TCS, Conexant, MTNL, AIR, BSNL, Indian Air force, Indian Navy, Railways, Bharat Electronics Ltd and Flextronics and Philips Electronics.

All these developments have been fueled by advances in communications technology. new protocols and coding schemes, new ways to represent video, images and speech as data, new means of delivering this information to users via cable, fiber, and increasingly via radio are constantly being emerged. These developments are, in turn, based on sound engineering principles. 

What is the difference between electrical engineering and electronics engineering fields?

Not too much.

The basic study of ECE is just as the electronics engineering, and communication engineering is an additional field in electronics engineering.

In first half of the course, the students go through the basic engineering concept, physics, mathematics and chemistry. In the second half of the course, the students go through the core study of communication such as design, digital electronics, fundamental of Electronics engineering, signal & circuit, electronic circuits, VLSI, power electronics, computer architecture, and control systems.

Electronics and Communication Engineering has expanded in various specializations as the following.

Which are the best colleges for admissions into these courses?

  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati
  • National Institute of Technology (NITK), Surathkal
  • National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal
  • Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad
  • National Institute of Technology (NIT), Trichy

This field has an opportunity in two types of companies, Telecom Industries and Software Industries.

An electronics and communication engineer can work in aviation and avionics, consumer electronics, electricity plant, manufacturing, transportation, communication & telecommunication, computer application, radio & television, diagnostic equipment manufacturing and offshore companies.

There is an opportunity to get a central government job, state government job and in public & private sectors.

What will be your Job Profile?

Some job titles are listed here:

  • Electronics Engineer
  • Field Test Engineer
  • Network Planning Engineer
  • Electronics and Communications Consultant
  • Customer Support Engineer
  • Electronics Technician
  • Associate Firstline Technician
  • Research and Development Software Engineer
  • Service Engineer
  • Senior Sales Manager
  • Technical Director
  • Reliance Communications
  • TCS
  • L&T Infotech
  • Wipro
  • Infosys
  • IBM
  • Philips
  • General Electric
  • Panasonic
  • Godrej Electricals and Electronics
  • Startups
  • Samsung
  • Sony
  • Bosch
  • Aviation firms
  • Intel
  • There are two options available after completing B.Tech in Electronics and Communication.
  • Option 1: Take up job
  • There are many good opportunities for jobs available after completing B.Tech ECE. One can start a career by entering into State Government department jobs. To get a job in the government sector, one has to qualify in the written test conducted by State Public Service Commission.
  • There are also many opportunities in the Central government departments like Defence, Railways, All India Radio, Airport Authority of India, Post and Telegraph, Indian Engineering Services, etc. One can get a job in Central Government departments by qualifying in the tests conducted by Union of Public Service Commission (UPSC) and Staff Selection Commission (SSC). One can find the notifications for such vacancies in their official websites.
  • One can also start a career in public sector firms. Some of the public sector firms that recruit candidates who have completed B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering are listed below.
  • Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
  • Bharat Electronics Limited
  • Bharat Electricals Limited
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd
  • Steel Authority of India Limited
  • Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited
  • Indian Space Research Organisation
  • Indian Oil Corporation
  • These companies conduct written tests and interviews. One can find the notifications for these jobs in their official websites and in the leading newspapers.
  • There are many private companies that recruit engineers in B.Tech in Electronics and Communication. Some of them are Reliance, Nokia, Tata, LG, Wipro, Infosys, TCS, etc.
  • Option 2: Higher education
  • If you pursue further studies and specialise in a particular subject, you can earn more salary. It will also give you an advantage during interviews. Higher studies will make you confident and, of course, help you build in depth knowledge of the subject.
  • Some of the universities offering M.Tech (Electronics and Communication Engineering) are Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati offers M.Tech (Electronics and Communication Engineering) which is a two year course. Candidates who have completed B.E/B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering can apply for this course. One can get admission for M. Tech (Electronics and Communication Engineering) through GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering). For further details, please visit http://www.iitg.ac.in/
  • Indian School of Mines University (ISMU), Dhanbad, Jharkhand offers a two-year M. Tech programme (Electronics and Communication Engineering). ISMU admits candidates for M. Tech (Electronics and Communication Engineering) only through GATE score, written test and interview. Candidates who have completed BE, B.Tech, BSc in the relevant field can apply for this course. For further details, please visit www.ismdhanbad.ac.in/
  • Jaypee University of Information Technology, Waknaghat, Himachal Pradesh offers a two-year M. Tech programme in Electronics and Communication Engineering. For further details, please visit http://www.juit.ac.in/
  • Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore, Tamilnadu offers post graduation courses in the field of Electronics. Candidates who have completed B. Tech. Electronics and Communication Engineering can pursue the following M. Tech courses:
  • M. Tech. Automotive Electronics (in collaboration with TIFAC-CORE industry partners)
  • M. Tech. Communication Engineering
  • M. Tech. Nanotechnology
  • M. Tech. Sensor System Technology
  • M. Tech. VLSI Design
  • Candidates are admitted based on an entrance examination conducted by the VIT. Candidates with valid GATE scores are exempted from appearing the entrance examination. For further details, please visit http://www.vit.ac.in/
  • Most universities consider GATE score as the sole eligibility criterion for admission into their M. Tech courses. However, some institutes/universities like Madras Institute of Technology, SRM University, Kalasalingam University, University of Hyderabad, Anna University offers M. Tech courses in various fields including ECE, do not consider GATE score mandatory for admission.
  • If you are willing to go abroad, you can prefer M.S. One has to appear for Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) and or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for doing M.S in foreign countries.

Those who are interested in networking go for CISCO.

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