Studying electronics and communication engineering is the dream of every second aspirant due to a number of reasons – growth, job opportunities, salary range and continuous industry growth.
Here we bring to you in-depth information on career opportunities and growth in Electronics and Communication industry
Electronics & Communication – An Introduction:
One of the broad engineering fields, Electronics and Communication involves the transmission of information across channels like coax cable or optical fiber. It also deals with designing equipments such as routers, switches, fiber optics and electronic switching systems and electronic gadgets like mobile phones, computer, laptops, palmtops and the very essential consumer goods like TV refrigerator washing machine etc.. In a nutshell, this branch of engineering deals with electronic devices and software interfaces.
Candidates who want to make career in Electronics and Communication, can undertake the following courses. To get a job in this field, you should at least have bachelor’s degree. Though, master degree holders get attractive salary packet and designation.
- B. Tech./ B. E.
- M. Tech./M.E. in the faculty of VLSI, VLSI & Embedded systems, Digital Communication, Microwave, Microelectronics and Core Electronics and Communication Engineering,
- Diploma in Electronics and Communication Engineering
To be appointed by a top company, a candidate needs to have a minimum of B.E/ B. Tech degree in Electronics and Communication. These engineers can be appointed as
- Test and Integration Engineer
- Design Engineer
- Electronics Engineer and
- Electrical Design Engineer.
Required Skill Set to Get Hired Faster:
- Interpersonal Skill
These professionals may work in nearly every industry such as commercial, industrial, military or scientific companies. Job opportunities are available in both software and electronics companies. One may also enter into research and development.
Candidates have ample opportunities in this field. Electronics and Communication specialists can work in both private and public firms. A degree in this field develops candidate’s analytical and programming skills, which makes you compatible for even software companies.
Opportunity in this highly sophisticated and advanced branch of engineering is just immense. Electronics is now a part of our everyday life, from our pocket FM radio to televisions, computers, mobile phones and even the high-end satellites that process and send images.
Upon completion of the degree, candidates can choose to work in consumer electronics, electricity generation and distribution, transportation, aviation and avionics, computer applications, radio and television, telecommunications, manufacturing and offshore industries.
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 etc.
Apart from these, various MahaRatna and Navratna companies also have opportunities for ECE graduates, viz.
- Airport Authority of India Limited.
- Indian Railway
- State Electricity Board
- Power Grid Corporation of India Limited
- Software Industries
Generally, Electronics and Communication engineers have to perform the following duties at their workplace.
- Designing of process or mechanical equipments
- Improving the functionality and reliability of mobile devices and servers
- Setting up networks and equipments, process and maintenance of electronics gears and systems etc.
The average salary of an Electronics and Communication degree holder is between INR 3.5 lakh and INR 4.5 lakh per annum depending upon their interview performance and knowledge. The salary package offered to an IIT graduate is on higher side – the average salary is INR 10.55 lakh per annum and maximum is INR 25 lakh per annum.
Why ECE continues to rock
There are two things every student at the Anna University campus, waiting for her admission these days, is sure of. First, she wants to be in a college that attracts good placements and second, she wants the Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) course.
Three days after engineering counseling began, of the 4,948 students allotted seats, nearly 1, 226 have opted for ECE. Mechanical engineering, with 892 seats, came second and computer science with around 724 takers was third.
ECE –combined with the study of telecom networks – is definitely a popular choice
The fact that students in ECE are permitted to appear for campus placements of both core and IT jobs, is a contributing factor to the course’s popularity, say experts.
Former Anna University Vice Chancellor E. Balagurusamy attributes the situation to computer science losing its sheen. “Every graduate can become a programmer but ECE offers an unlimited scope to work in areas including IT, mobile networks and instrumentation. This flexibility is what attracts them,” he said.