Electronics & Communication Engineering

Updated on Dec 2, 2021 05:00 IST
Gitumoni Baruah

Gitumoni BaruahSenior Executive Content

Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE) involves researching, designing, developing, and testing electronic equipment used in various systems. Electronics and Communications engineers also conceptualize and oversee the manufacturing of communications and broadcast systems. This stream of engineering deals with analog transmission, basic electronics, microprocessors, solid-state devices, digital and analog communication, analog integrated circuits, microwave engineering, satellite communication, antennae, and wave progression. It also deals with the manufacturing of electronic devices, circuits, and communications equipment. In India, Electronics and Communications Engineering is offered by various colleges at the UG as well PG level leading to BTech (4 years) and MTech (2 years) degrees respectively. 

Electronics & Communication Engineering: Highlights

The Electronics & Communication Engineering programme is spread over eight semesters. Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.



Course Level



Four years

Examination Type


Admission Process

Entrance exam based

Course Fee

INR 2-3 lakh

Average Starting Salary

INR 10 lakh

Top Recruiting Companies

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation  Limited(HPCL) are a few government companies.

Other MNCs like Havells India Ltd, Bajaj Electronics, The Kirloskar Electric Company Limited, Honeywell or Hail (Honeywell Automation India Limited), 3M India, Philips Electronics India, Bosch in India.

Job Positions

Electronics Engineer, Electronics and Communication Engineer, Electronics Design & Development Engineer, Desktop Support Engineer, System Control Engineer

Electronics & Communication Engineering: Eligibility Criteria

The basic eligibility requirement to pursue an Electronics & Communication Engineering programme at the UG and PG level is:

  • Undergraduate (UG): Candidates must have qualified 10+2 examination from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as their main subjects. Besides this, students must also have secured minimum aggregate marks of 60% in the above subjects combined.
  • Postgraduate (PG): Candidates must have completed a BTech degree in the same specialization with a passing percentage in aggregate of the subjects studied at the degree level.

Skills required for Electronics & Communication Engineering

To be able to pursue Electronics & Communication Engineering, candidates must possess the following set of skills:


A methodical mind

Attention to detail

Aptitude for Mathematics


Time management


Project management

Strong IT skills

Inter-personal skills

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Electronics & Communications Engineering: Top Entrance Exams

Some of the top ECE engineering entrance exams are given here:

JEE Main Joint Entrance Examination (Main)

JEE (Joint Entrance Examination)  Advanced

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)

Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination or BCECE

Jharkhand Common Entrance Competitive Exam or JEECE

UPSEE (Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination)

AP EAMCET (Andhra Pradesh Engineering, Agriculture & Medical Common Entrance Test)

TS EAMCET (Telangana State Engineering, Agriculture & Medical Common Entrance Test)


Electronics & Communication Engineering: Syllabus

ECE is a four year long course programme spread over 8 semesters. Take a look at the semester-wise syllabus for ECE below. Please note that the syllabus may vary from college to college.

Semester I

Semester II

Engineering Mathematics – I

Elements of Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Mathematics – II

Basic Electronics & Communication Engineering

Engineering Physics

Basic Electronics

Engineering Chemistry

Constitution of India and Professional Ethics

Programming in C and Data structures

Environmental Studies

Computer Programming Laboratory

Engineering Physics Lab

Elements of Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

Engineering Chemistry Lab

Computer Aided Engineering Drawing

Workshop Practice

Semester III

Semester IV

Engg. Mathematics – III

Engg. Mathematics – IV

Analog Electronic Ckts


Logic Design

Control Systems

Network Analysis

Signals & Systems

Electronic Instrumentation

Fundamentals of HDL

Field Theory

Linear ICs & Applications

Analog Electronics Lab

Microcontrollers Lab

Logic Design Lab


Semester V

Semester VI

Management and Entrepreneurship

Digital Communication

Digital Signal Processing


Analog Communication

Microelectronics Circuits

Information Theory & Coding

Antennas and Propagation

Fundamentals of CMOS

Operating Systems


Advanced Communication Lab


Microprocessor Lab

Analog Communication


Lab + LIC Lab


Semester VII

Semester VIII

Computer Communication Networks

Wireless Communication

Optical Fiber Communication

Digital Switching Systems

Power Electronics

Project Work EC

Embedded System Design

Seminar EC



Power Electronics Lab


Popular Electronics & Communication Engineering UG Courses in India

Following are the most popular Electronics & Communication Engineering UG Courses. You can explore the top Colleges offering these UG Courses by clicking the links below.

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Top Colleges for Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati
  • National Institute of Technology (NITK), Surathkal
  • National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal
  • Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad
  • National Institute of Technology (NIT), Trichy

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Electronic and Communication Engineering: Job Profiles

An electronics and communication engineer can work in aviation and avionics, consumer electronics, electricity plant, manufacturing, transportation, communication & telecommunication, computer application, radio & television, diagnostic equipment manufacturing, and offshore companies.

There is an opportunity to get a central government job, state government job, and in public & private sectors. Some job titles are listed here:

  • Electronics Engineer
  • Field Test Engineer
  • Network Planning Engineer
  • Electronics and Communications Consultant
  • Customer Support Engineer
  • Electronics Technician
  • Associate Firstline Technician
  • Research and Development Software Engineer
  • Service Engineer
  • Senior Sales Manager
  • Technical Director

Electronics & Communication Engineering: Top Recruiters

Here are some reputed firms which require electronics and communication engineers:
MBA Scope: Top Companies




Texas Instruments






Philips Electronics

Conexant and Flextronics








Havells India limited

HCL Technologies



Tech Mahindra

Honeywell or Hail (Honeywell Automation India Limited)

FAQs regarding Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE)

Q. What are the top employment areas for Electronics and Communication Engineers?

A. The top employment areas for ECE graduates are Atomic Energy Commissions, Civil Aviation Department, All India Radio, Manufacturing Units, and IT Department, etc.

Q. What makes the course Electronics and Communication Engineering so popular?

A. Being an ECE graduate, students can get into Telecom, manufacturing, production as well as Software industries.

Q. Is BE/BTech in ECE a demanding course?

A. Demand for skilled qualified ECE engineers is rising due to the enhanced demand for refined and user-friendly technologies for equipment.

Q. What is the duration of BE/BTech in ECE?

A. The duration of BE/BTech in ECE is four years. There will be eight-semester exams during which the candidate will need to work on major and minor projects as well.

Q. Name some entrance tests for BE/BTech in Electronics and Communication Engineering?

A. Some of the popular entrance examinations for admission to BE/BTech in ECE are JEE Main, COMEDK, BITSAT, MHT CET, SRMJEEE, VITEEE, etc.

Q. What are the common job profiles of ECE graduates?

A. Programme Analyst, Product Manager, Field Test Engineer, Electronic Engineer are some of the common job profiles for ECE graduates.

Q. Who are the popular recruiters in this field?

A. Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Infosys, Cognizant Ltd, Siemens, DRDO, ISRO are some of the top recruiters.

Q. What is the starting salary of an ECE engineer in an entry-level job?

A. The salary for an entry-level job is Rs 30,000 to 45,000 and above per month.

Q. What is the expected skill of an Electronics and Communication Engineer?

A. They should have a clear concept of designing, Analog Circuit, VLSI, Microprocessor, Antennas, Network Analysis, and Programming.

Q. Do BE and BTech have the same value?

A. BTech has a more practical implication while Bachelor of Engineering focuses more on the technical insight on a topic.

Q. What are the academic options after BE/BTech in Electronics and Communication Engineering?

A. Candidates may opt for MTech and thereafter PhD in Electronics and Communication Engineering if they do not want to go for a job.

Popular Electronics & Communication Engineering Colleges in India

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