Current Date:October 15, 2022


Can you imagine a world without electricity? Everything from the battery we use in remotes to the latest automated cars is powered by electrical energy. All real-world devices that use electricity are designed by professionals called Electrical Engineers. 

Electrical engineering deals with the study and application of various concepts of electricity and electronics. Electrical engineers are responsible for manufacturing and handling electrical equipment, power systems, etc. It is a promising career option, and thousands of job opportunities are available in the field. 

Future Scope for a Career in Electrical Engineering
  • ‘Vision 2022 for Indian Electrical Equipment Industry’, an initiative by the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises has increased the scope of electrical engineering in India. The report of Vision 2022 says that there will be direct recruitment of 1.5 million and indirect recruitment of 2 million electrical engineers. 
  • The Electrical and Electronic market In India is expected to see a growth of $100 Billion. Due to the advancements in Indian electrical engineering, the import rate is also expected to decrease by 7-8% in future.
  • The US Bureau of Labour Statistics reveals that the electrical job market will grow at a pace of 7% per year.
  • Electronics engineers have a central role in developing and testing smart technologies and infrastructure for global recovery after the pandemic situation.
  • The global wearable technology market (valued at £21.22 billion) is experiencing a surge in investment. This technology will create more job opportunities for electrical engineers.
  • Significant recent inventions like robotic surgery and 3D printers which could create organs will make electrical engineers the most sought-after professionals in the medical field. 
  • The development of virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) is one of the most influential trends in electrical engineering, creating a number of career opportunities for graduates.
  • The energy sector hires electrical engineers for isolating potential dangers in power systems.
  • It is expected that by 2030 as many as 125 million electric vehicles, mainly driverless cars will be on the road. So electrical engineers have a great career scope in developing software for autonomous electric vehicles. 
  • The government’s focus on promoting renewable energy will create more demand for electrical engineering degree holders in India.
Skills Required to Study Electrical Engineering
  • Mathematical skills
  • Scientific skills
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Communication skills
  • Creativity
  • Numerical skills
  • Analytical mind
Careers in Electrical Engineering
  • Control and Instrumentation Engineer
  • Broadcast Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Consultant
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
Eligibility to Pursue a Degree in Electrical Engineering

Students who passed 10+2 from recognized institutions under the science stream can apply for a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

Entrance Examinations
  • JEE Main & Advanced – held for admission to the top IITs, CFTIs and NITs of India.
  • WBJEE – State-level entrance exam conducted for admission to the various top engineering colleges in West Bengal.
  • MHT CET – State-level entrance exam conducted for admission to the various top engineering colleges in Maharashtra
  • KCET – State-level entrance exam conducted for admission to the various courses in Karnataka.
  • VITEEE – Conducted by Vellore Institute of Technology for admission to various engineering programs.
Top Colleges/Universities in India and Abroad to Study Electrical Engineering
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Stanford University, USA
  • University of California, USA
  • University of Cambridge, USA
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India
  • Amrita School of Engineering, India
  • National Institute of Technology, Kerala, India
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India
  • Vellore Institute of Technology, India
Famous People Connected With Electrical Engineering

Alexander Graham Bell

Scottish-born inventor, scientist and engineer; Alexander Graham Bell invented the first practical telephone.

Nikola Tesla

Serbian-American inventor, and electrical engineer. He is known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.

Top Institutions that Employ People in this Field 
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd
  • ABB India Ltd
  • Adani Power Ltd
  • Jindal Steel and Power Ltd
  • Alstom India Ltd
  • Larsen and Toubro
  • Philips
  • Wipro
  • Sterling
  • EMCO Ltd
  • Havells India Ltd
  • Bajaj Electricals Ltd
  • Tesla

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