Career and Scope Job Opportunity Salary Specialization Eligibility Duration OF Course Streams & Exams

Career

Electronics Engineering creates the engineers who invent and produce various types of electronic devices which we use in everyday life, ranging from mobile phones and laptops to washing machines and televisions. Introduction to electronics engineering starts with a bachelor's degree and it may be continued into a master's degree or doctorate degree program. After completing the degree, some countries require engineers to clear the professional exams like AMIE (Associate Membership Examination of the Institute of Engineers).

Electronics Engineers are also indulged in Design, Development, Research, Education, Circuitry Design and Testing of the systems, components, equipment or devices that use electricity as part of their source of power. The components included are transistors, inductors, capacitors, resistors and diodes which are used for designing of an analog circuit, analog RF and microwave circuit and system design. Also, the digital circuit can be designed using  knowledge of Verilog Hardware Description Languages(VHDL), Computer Architecture and Organization or Embedded Systems etc. The R&D (research and development) for electronics engineers involves the innovative conception, designing, simulation and prototyping of electronic devices. When it comes to manufacturing, electronics engineers overlook the quality control and process oversight. As far as academic work is concerned, it is often composed of writing and reviewing of the professional research papers on electronics engineering.

An Electronics Engineer usually works  in a cross-functional project team with colleagues belonging to other branches of engineering, working in various areas as electronics are used in several fields as Defence, Robotics, Nanotechnology, Radio and Satellite Communication, etc.

Salary

An Electronics Engineer on an average earns the salary of Rs 3 LPA (Approx). Most people switch on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years of experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. There are various skills that help to increase the pay for this job the most are MATLAB and Embedded / Real-Time / RTOS.

The  salary range for EC freshers belonging to Non-IIT institutes ranges from Rs. 1.5 LPA to Rs. 3.5 LPA (Approx). While the range of salary for electronics engineers belonging to IIT’s is from Rs. 3.5 LPA to Rs.11 LPA for freshers in Bangalore being the major hub.

Nowadays more and more graduates are looking for alternative jobs in various fields including Banking, Defence, Marine, and Education sector jobs but they are not many in number.

Job Oppurtunity

Electronics Engineers generally work for Electronics Designing and Manufacturing Companies. They can also work as service technicians for huge companies that rely on specialists in the field of electronic equipment. Electronic Engineering graduates are also usually hired in various different industries. However, there are different requirements of the different employers in the range of industries, such as IT, Telecommunications,  Aerospace, Defence, Science, and Manufacturing. With an adequate amount of experience, you can specialize in departments such as project management, research, and development, or consultancy.

There are plenty of Electronics jobs, but still, there is an acute shortage of electronics engineers. Most probably the reason is that there is a lack of practical knowledge among students. Therefore, there is no dearth of jobs in Electronics Engineering, rather there is a lack of employable engineers. Also, the number of openings are nowhere near close to the IT and Service Sector. To be more factual,  Renesas Electronics Corporation, one of the largest semiconductor manufacturer has approximately 34000 Employees throughout the world. In India, TCS and CTS hire that many freshers each year.

Job opportunities in Electronics Engineering are mostly available in developed & developing countries like USA, UK, New Zealand, China, and Singapore. In India, various industrial cities like Delhi, Ahmedabad, Kolkata,  Mumbai and Chennai have better scope for this field. The top recruiters include Essar, Intel, BSNL, BHEL, Godrej, Samsung, LAVA, LG etc.

Specialization

The Electronics Engineer provides specialization in various fields which are meant to build and enhance the practical knowledge of students as well as the theoretical grounding of this important emerging disciplinary engineering field. Some of these fields are-

  • Antennas and Satellites
  • Bioelectronics
  • Computer Hardware Design
  • Computer Networks
  • Controls and Systems
  • Design Automation
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Electromagnetics
  • Embedded Systems
  • Microelectronics & Nanotechnology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Networking
  • Robotics
  • Signal Processing
  • Power Electronics



Eligibility

In order to become an Electronics Engineer an individual needs to have a Bachelor’s of Technology degree in Electronics Engineering (B.E. / B.Tech) or must have appeared and the Associate Membership Examination of the Institute of Engineers (AMIE) in Electronics or must clear Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers or at least have a diploma in Electronics Engineering.

Electronics Engineering (or Telecommunication engineering) aspirants must start their academic career in Science at the intermediate level(class 12th) i.e. 10+2 (with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics). After completion of class intermediate or plus two in science stream, they have to appear for entrance examinations which are yearly conducted both at National and State level (e.g. JEE Mains, JEE Advanced, BITSAT, VITEEE etc.).


Entrance to the IIT's is through JEE Advanced (Joint Entrance Examination Advanced) and for other major institutions (IIITs , NITs, and GFTIs) through JEE Mains (Joint Entrance Examination Mains). State level entrance exams allow students to enroll themselves in other engineering institutes. Some private universities conduct their own entrance exams(e.g. AMITY University, SRM University, and VITEEE etc.). After qualifying the entrance exam they would take up BE/B.Tech in Electronics engineering program .

One can also get an admission in Diploma Program after completion of their class 10th. Here they will be recognized with the status of a junior engineer but not as a Bachelor’s of Engineering. Those having further interest in studies can pursue M.Tech Program offered by Indian Institutes of Technology and few other engineering colleges and universities across the country.
Individuals having interests in the field of research areas can pursue Ph.D. after completion of their Post Graduation Degree for carrying out research work.

Duration OF course

The Course duration varies according to type of course for which you are pursuing, is given below-

The duration of the Under Graduate(UG) courses is of 4 years for the Bachelor’s of Technology (B.Tech) in Electronics Engineer while the duration of the Diploma course in Polytechnics is of 3 years.

The M.Tech. Degree is basically of two years, minimum eligibility for which is a B.Tech degree and Candidate must be GATE(Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) qualified to pursue their Post Graduation (PG) in Electronics.



Streams And Exam


Admission Test for ICFAI Science and Technology
Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Entrance
Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Entrance
Aliah University Admission Test
Aligarh Muslim University Engineering Entrance Exam
Amrita Engineering Entrance Exam
Andhra Pradesh Engineering Common Entrance Test
Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test
Andhra University Engineering Entrance Test
AP Engineering, Agriculture & Medical Common Entrance Test
Assam Joint Admission Test
Associate Membership of Institute of Engineers Exam
Associate Membership of Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers Entrance Exam
Associate Membership of Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers Entrance Exam
B S Abdur Rehman University Engineering Entrance Exam
Banasthali University Aptitude Test
Bharat Engineering Entrance Examination
Bharati Vidyapeeth Engineering Entrance Exam
Bharti Vidyapeeth Deemed University Common Entrance Test
Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Exam
Birla Institute of Technology and Science Aptitude Test
Central Institute of Plastic Engineering & Technology Joint Entrance Exam
Centralized Admission Committee B.Tech Entrance Test
Cochin University of Science and Technology Common Admission Test
Cochin University Science & Technology Admission Test
Combined Pre-Entrance Test
Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka
Engineering, Agriculture and Medicine Common Entrance Test
ESPI National Admission Test
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test
Guru Nanak Dev University Common Entrance Test
IIST Admission Test
Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test
Indian Statistical Institute Admission Test
Jamia Milia Islamia Engineering Entrance Exam
Jammu and Kashmir Board of Professional Entrance Examinations
Jammu and Kashmir Board of Professional Entrance Examinations Common Entrance Test
Jawaharlal Nehru University Engineering Entrance Exam
Joint Entrance Exam Advanced
Joint Entrance Exam Mains
Karnataka Common Entrance Test
Koneru Lakshmaiah University Engineering Entrance Exam
Lovely Professional University National Eligibility and Scholarship Test
Madhya Pradesh Professional examination Test
Manipal University Online Entrance Test
Marine Engineering & Research Institute Entrance Exam
National Aptitude Test in Architecture
National Engineering Aptitude Test
Orissa Joint Entrance Examination
Periyar Maniammai University Entrance test
PES Scholarstic Aptitude Test
Planning and Architecture Common Entrance Test
Puducherry Joint Entrance Test
Punjab Technical University Combined Entrance Test
Rajasthan Pre Engineering Test
Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences
SRM Engineering Entrance Exam
Tamil Nadu Common Engineering Test
Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions
Tolani Maritime Institute of Science Aptitude Test
University of Petroleum & Energy Studies Engineering aptitude Test
Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Exam
Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Exam
Vels Entrance Examination
Vignan's Scholastic Aptitude Test
Vinayaka Missions University All India Level Common Entrance
West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam

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