Electronics and Communications Engineering is an electrical engineering discipline which utilizes nonlinear and active electrical components (such as semiconductor devices, especially transistors, diodes and integrated circuits) to design electronic circuits, devices using VLSI technology.
The discipline typically also designs passive electrical components, usually based on printed circuit boards. It also involves the transmission of information across channels like coax cable or optical fiber. It also deals with designing equipment’s such as routers, switches, fiber optics and electronic switching systems.
In a nutshell, this branch of engineering deals with electronic devices (like sensors, SD card, camera, etc) which can be used to interface with other devices (like microcontrollers, microprocessors, etc) directly and using software as well.
Salary and package
The average salary of an Electronics and Communication degree holder is between INR 3.5 lakh and INR 4.5 lakh per annum. Fresher candidates usually get a starting salary of INR 20,000 to INR 30,000 per month depending upon their interview performance and knowledge. (For year 2017)
Electronics students with skills in robotics, automation technologies, renewable energies, Internet of Things (IoT), mechatronics engineering concepts add more value to their average pay scale. The aim of students pursuing electronics engineering is to get a highly paid job, so improving skill sets will definitely impact their pay scale a lot.
Taking educational scope into consideration, today’s world is coming up with new technological advancements every day. These new developments are done by the engineers turned scientists. In bringing their own thoughts in the world’s next brilliant technological advancement and this path can be achieved by producing quality Electronics & Communication Engineers. In-depth knowledge is required for such tasks and this further divides Electronics & Communication into various sub fields. This field has a great scope in India & other countries.
After completing their degree graduates can either go for higher studies or they can look for jobs. Numerous higher study options are available for B.tech in electronics and communication engineering graduates. The chance of getting a job are very high.
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 in depth knowledge of the subject.
Every engineer has a dream to get high paid salary same in case of Electronics and Communication Engineering, but this is not easy electronic’s students have to develop several skills rather than the course itself. Skills demand time and effort and not every one is able to develop them (reason for low average package).
Students in electronics engineering tend to start coding and take jobs in CS/IT departments. The core Electronics jobs are high paid and demand hard work and passion. Not all students are able to do that.
The reason for this is the curriculum of the colleges they teach too theoretical that practical knowledge is left far behind which should be the first priority. You can easily increase your scope by working on projects by your own.
Fields you can choose to work on
- Analog and Radio Frequency Circuits: Without these cell phones, Wi-Fi, television will cease to exist. A lot of industries are established to meet the consumer demands and in the process, they opened up lot of job opportunities for electronics engineers.
- Communication & Signal Processing: This particular technology finds its application in transmission, storage and analysis of information signals.
- Computer & Digital Systems: All the industries are able to advance technologically at a faster pace than before with the help of computers. These digital systems are everywhere from the smart watches to the mars rovers.
- Networking: With the boom on the internet, we are experiencing 3G, 4G services which help the organizations and industries to easily collaborate with people. There is a lot of scope for engineers who want to work in this technology.
- Computer vision & Image processing: These technologies are helping computers in the areas like medical, surveying, photogrammetry etc. For instance, now we have medical devices that can analyze data to not only display images but identify diseases too with the help of magneto-resonance imaging technology.
- Control systems & Robotics: With the advancement in the technologies lately more and more industries are adopting automation and robots into their operations to improve their efficiency. And a lot more industries are expected to adopt these technologies in the coming years.
- Remote Sensing: Communication via radio waves is essential for mobile devices, radios, and all the devices that are connected to the internet. From mapping to navigation, remote sensing plays vital role in various technologies.
- Nanotechnology: The more efficient solar cells, faster transistors, tracking chips and microscopic sensors that we see today are the products of nanotechnology. Lot of industries are adapting this technology to make their products smaller and more efficient.
- Sustainable Energy & Power systems: Now industries are investing lots of their money and time to develop more efficient solar cells, windmills, systems that can generate power from tides etc. This technology offers wide range of job opportunities for electronics engineers.
Top companies to work for
- Bajaj Electronics
- Texas Instruments
- VVDN Technologies
- Grey Orange Robotics
Note: IT companies mentioned above also hire for hardware development and core electronics
Top electronics startup in India
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