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Electrical Engineering

Published On: 28 Jun 2012 | Last Updated On: 20 Aug 2013

Electrical Engineering is the study of applications of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism. It deals with the generation, distribution and transmission of electricity as well as new age applications in electronics ranging from telecommunications to computers and micro processors .Electrical engineers are required to develop, design, manufacture, test, evaluate, market, sell and manage electrical and electronic systems. The course is closely linked with computation and neural systems, applied physics, computer science and applied dynamic systems. Job opportunities in this field is lucid and is poised to increase in coming years due to consistent demand for powerful electric systems and it's wide range of applications.

List of Courses :
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering    
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering    
  • Bachelor of Technology in Electrical and Electronics Engineering    
  • Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering    
  • Master of Technology in Electrical Engineering    
  • Master of Technology in Electrical and Electronics Engineering    
  • Master of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering    
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering

Courses & Eligibility:

The eligibility criterion for admissions in a Bachelor’s program is 10+2 in Science stream with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as core subjects. The 2 year M.tech course can be pursued after successfully completing an Undergraduate course. One can also take up a Diploma/certificate course after completing class X. Students are subjected to go through entrance exams like GATE for admissions in B.Tech & M.Tech courses.

Courses are based on a wide variety of subjects, including wireless systems, quantum electronics, modern optics, solid state materials and devices, power electronics, control theory; signal processing, data compression and communications etc. There are many more new age developments including Neuro Fuzzy approaches for Engineering system applications, biomedical instrumentation, Analysis of digital systems etc.

Some of its specialized fields are: 
  • Control Systems
  • Mechatronics
  • Electro-Optics
  • Computer Systems
  • Nanotechnology
  • Instrumentation
  • Circuit Analysis
  • Electro-Magnetism
  • Power Engineering
  • Communication Systems
  • Aviation Electronics
  • Digital Logic Circuits
  • Electric Power Systems
  • Solid-State Electronics

Career Prospects:

Electrical Engineers are needed in all manufacturing units. Major companies of public and private sectors such as Electricity Boards, Large Scale Industries, Manufacturing Plants, Power Corporations, Hydro-Electricity sector consistently require Electrical Engineers for their projects. Electrical Engineers also find job prospects in Design Industries, Production plants, Natural gas plants, Petroleum as well as in steel and chemical plants. Owing to the proliferation of satellite-transmitted television, transcontinental computer networks and other appliances, there is a great demand for electrical engineers in the industries that manufacture refrigerators, televisions, computers, microwaves etc.

Electrical Engineers can also get a job in major players in Public Sector such as Indian Railways, Armed forces (Technical Branch) and also in Thermal and Nuclear power Corporation Limited.

Many staple Educational and Research Institutions regularly intake electrical engineers as graduate Engineer trainees and Management Trainees to work on research projects. One can also join an engineering college/university as a full time or part time lecturer/professor.

Some job titles :
  • Consultants
  • Project Head
  • Chief Engineers
  • Workshop Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Verification Engineer
  • Engineering Technologist
  • Development and Test Engineers
  • Electrical Product Design Engineer


Electrical Engineers usually get handsome salaries after some experience in related fields. Starters can get anywhere between Rs. 15,000/- to Rs.30,000/- per month. Lecturers in colleges get a starting salary of Rs.12,000-Rs 13,000 per month. Those with management levels can earn up to Rs.60,000 or even more.

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