Current Date:June 10, 2024

ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING

Over the years, communication and electronics have crept into our lives like never before and have become the two primary pillars of our society these days. As a result of this, Electronics and Communication engineering is slowly emerging as one of the most prominent fields of engineering studies. 

This field of engineering involves designing, researching, developing and testing electronic equipment which is used in various systems. Engineers in this field conceptualize and oversee the manufacturing of communications and broadcast systems. Along with this, they also manufacture electronic devices, circuits and communication equipment.

FUTURE SCOPES FOR CAREERS IN ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING
  • According to the US Job Outlook, the demand for electronics and communication is likely to grow by around 7% over the ten-year period between 2016- 2026 
  • The scope of ECE is very high and the graduates can be a part of the IT enterprise, airlines, telecommunication and several other industries.
  • Modern-day advanced technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), Robotics and Embedded Systems are exceptionally dependent on the understanding of ECE. This means the graduates can find jobs in various fields. 
  • Developments in satellite and mobile communication, virtual telecommunication, power electronics etc. have created first-rate professional options. 
  • An ECE student can join Indian Railways through two different career modes. The first is the Engineering Services exam conducted by UPSC in which ECE students have to take the exam through the Electrical Engineering stream.
  • The usage of biometric information increases year after year, especially in banking, forensic science and public safety which opens up numerous opportunities for graduates.
  • Electronic textiles are fabrics integrated with digital and electronic components to add value to the user. Many other applications are based on the integration of electronics into textiles, such as interior design technologies. This is an interesting new career option.
  • Graduates also have the opportunity to work in the healthcare sector in developing new technologies like Spintronics technology 
  • Electronic Skin is an emerging technology which creates advanced prosthetics, soft robotics, health monitoring, and artificial intelligence. This will generate a number of career opportunities for graduates.
  • Electronic Tongue technology measures and compares tastes. It has various applications in the fields of food and beverage and also in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Interior designing companies will hire electronics and communication engineers for developing their projects in the future.
SKILLS REQUIRED TO STUDY ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING
  • Teamwork
  • Attention to detail
  • Innovation
  • Communication skills
  • Strong IT skills
  • Methodical mind
  • Aptitude for mathematics
  • Time management
  • Project management
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Analytical mind
CAREERS IN ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING
  • Electronics engineer
  • Field test engineer
  • Network planning engineer
  • Electronics and communications consultant
  • Electronics devise and development engineer
  • Customer support engineer
  • Electronics Technician
  • The associate first line technician
  • Research and development software engineer
  • Service Engineer
  • Senior sales manager
  • Technical director
ELIGIBILITY TO DO A DEGREE IN ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING

The candidates need to complete their 10+2 (science stream) or equivalent exam from a recognized board with a minimum of 50% marks. There are various entrance examinations for admission to Electronics and Communication Engineering

ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS
  • JEE (Joint Entrance Examination)

It is conducted by the National Testing Agency for admission to the top IITs, CFTIs and NITs of India. It is an all India standardised computer-based test.

  • WBJEE (West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination) 

It is a State-level entrance exam conducted for admission to the various governmental and private engineering colleges in West Bengal.

  • KCET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test)

It is a State-level entrance exam conducted for admission to various courses in Karnataka.

  • VITEEE  (Vellore Institute of Technology Educational Entrance Examination)

It is conducted by the Vellore Institute of Technology for admission into various engineering courses.

  • MHT CET (Maharashtra Common Entrance Test)

It is a State-level annual entrance exam conducted for admission to the various top engineering colleges in Maharashtra under the Directorate of Technical Education.

  • MET (Manipal Entrance Test)

It is conducted by Manipal University for admission to the various top engineering colleges in Manipur.

TOP COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES IN INDIA AND ABROAD TO STUDY ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING
  • University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Australian College of Information Technology, Australia
  • Berlin International College, Germany
  • Curtin University, Australia 
  • Indian Institute of Technology, India
  • Indian Institute of Technology, India
  • Indian Institute of Technology, India
  • Vellore Institute of Technology, India
  • National Institute of Technology, India
FAMOUS PEOPLE CONNECTED WITH ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING

Steve Wozniak

An American electronics engineer and computer programmer. He is one of the founders of the Apple computer and is widely recognized as one of the two important pioneers of the personal computer revolution.

Amar Bose

An American academic, entrepreneur, sound engineer, and electrical engineer. He is the founder of Bose Corporation, a well-known company that manufactures high-end audio equipment.

TOP INSTITUTIONS THAT EMPLOY PEOPLE IN ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING
  • Bharat Electronics
  • Indian Railways
  • Indian Space Research Organisation
  • Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
  • Siemens
  • Texas Instruments
  • Intel
  • Nvidia 
  • Philips Electronics
  • Motorola
  • Samsung
  • Conexant 
  • Defence Research and Development Organisation
  • Infosys
  • TCS
  • Wipro
  • Accenture
  • HCL Technologies
  • Tech Mahindra
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