Updated on Sep 9, 2021 12:22 IST

Electronics Engineering can be defined as the branch of engineering that utilises electrical components such as semiconductors, transistors, diodes and others to design Electronics circuits, devices, integrated circuits and electronic systems. The engineers typically also design passive electrical components, usually based on printed circuit boards.  Electronics engineers also test circuits built using various electrical components such as resistors, capacitors, inductors etc. to achieve a particular functionality.

Electronics Engineering is considered a subfield of Electrical Engineering. Electronics Engineering subjects include Analog Electronics, Digital Electronics, Embedded Systems, Power Electronics, etc. An academic degree can be acquired from some universities by pursuing electronics engineering courses with a major in Electronics engineering, while other universities use Electrical Engineering as the subject. The term electrical engineer is still used in the academic world to include Electronics engineers.

Differences between Electronics and Electrical Engineering

The fundamental difference between the two branches of engineering is as follows:

Aspects

Electrical Engineering

Electronics Engineering

Circuits

No Processing Capability

Have Processing Capability

Function

Circuits power machines with electricity

Circuits interpret an instruction or a signal

Component Structure

Electrical components are large and use AC voltages

Mostly, electronic components are tiny and work with a single microprocessor

Electronics Engineering Eligibility

Engineering colleges in India that offer Electronics Engineering have a set selection process and admission criteria for different programmes. Take a look at the eligibility criteria below:

For Diploma Courses:

A candidate must have completed Class 10 or equivalent examination with Mathematics and Science as mandatory subjects to pursue Electronics Engineering diploma.

For Undergraduate Courses:

  • Students must have passed Class 12 or equivalent exam scoring a minimum of 50% aggregate marks with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
  • Students must have qualified the entrance examination conducted by the universities or institutions to pursue a course in Electronics Engineering.

For Postgraduate Courses:

  • Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in the pertinent field and a valid GATE score or any other exam accepted by the institute/university.
  • Students must have scored a minimum of 60% aggregate marks in their UG degree.

Electronic Engineering Courses

A candidate can choose any of the diploma, UG degree, postgraduate degree and doctoral courses with Electronic Engineering as a stream in India. Details of Electronics Engineering courses offered by various universities and colleges are as follows

  • Diploma Course in Electronic Engineering: It is a 3-year full-time course that candidates can pursue after passing their Class 10. After completing the diploma with a minimum of 50%aggregate marks, students will be eligible for direct admission to second year UG engineering degree course (BTech).
  • UG Course (Bachelors of Technology): A bachelor’s degree course focuses on conceptual learning, theory and applications. BE/BTech in Electronics Engineering will help students to gain extensive technical training essential for industrial work. The duration of the course is of four years.
  • PG Course (Masters of Technology): A postgraduate course would help the student to specialize in the field of their interest within electronics engineering and gain industry knowledge. It is a two-year course after completion of graduation.
  • Doctoral Course (PhD): PhD course is for the candidates who have completed their post-graduation in electronics with a minimum of 50% marks throughout the course duration.

Types of Electronics Engineering

Electronics engineering can be classified as follows:

    • Telecommunications Engineering
    • Embedded Systems Design
    • Microelectronics
    • Electromagnetic Engineering
    • Control Engineering
    • Instrumentation Engineering
    • VLSI Design Engineering

Electronics Engineering Entrance Exams

Students have been admitted to an Electronics Engineering course based on their marks in the entrance examination. Following is the list of some popular entrance tests:

  • JEE Main: Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main is conducted every year for admission of students to NITS, IIITs and CFTIs. The entrance exam also acts as a preliminary exam for JEE Advanced.
  • JEE Advanced: Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced is conducted annually for admission of students to various undergraduate engineering courses (BTech) offered by IITs. To be eligible for this exam, candidates must qualify for JEE Main.
  • Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMEDK): The COMEDK UGET entrance exam is conducted for admission of students to undergraduate engineering courses (BE/BTech) offered by the colleges of Karnataka.
  • Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT CET): The MHT CET exam is conducted for admission of students to undergraduate engineering courses (BE/BTech) offered by the colleges of Karnataka.
  • GATE: Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is conducted by either of the seven IITs or IISc Bangalore for admission to the postgraduate engineering courses (ME/MTech). Qualifying the exam makes students eligible for admission to IITs and other reputed colleges in India.

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Electronics Engineering Syllabus

Electronics engineering has a broad interdisciplinary course curriculum. The undergraduate level Electronics Engineering syllabus includes rigorous training in engineering, mathematics and basic electronics principles. The study programmes are a blend of quantitative aspects of engineering, analysis and design with a range of Electrical and electronics engineering.

The Electronics Engineering syllabus of BE/BTech courses is divided into eight semesters spread over a span of four years. Take a look at the detailed Electronics Engineering syllabus below:

Semester I

Semester II

Applied Mathematics

Applied Mathematics(II)

Applied Physics

Applied Physics(II)

Applied Chemistry

Applied Chemistry(II)

Mechanics of Engineering

Engineering Drawing aspects

Basic of Electrical Engineering

Communication Skills

Workshop Practice

Programming Approach

Semester III

Semester IV

Applied Mathematics

Applied Mathematics(IV)

Electronics and Circuits

Linear Engineering

Digital System

Control Systems

Design Circuit and Networks

Laboratory Design

Laboratory Digital System

Laboratory Microprocessors

Semester V

Semester VI

Communication Engineering Laboratory

VLSI Design

Micro controls and Processing

Instrumentation Systems

Linear Integrated Circuits

Power Electronics

Digital Communication

Computer Organization

Laboratory Digital Technology

Digital Signal Processing

Semester VII

Semester VIII

IC Technology

Micro Electro Mechanical Systems

Power Electronics(II)

Industrial Automation

Elective

Industrial Organisations and Management

Embedded System Design

Major Project II

Project

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Electronics Engineer: Types of Job Profiles and Recruiters

In India, a fresher Electronic Engineer may get a salary of around Rs 2.5 Lakh to Rs 5 Lakh per annum. Qualification and work experience are the two most prominent factors that would determine the salary of a candidate. Please find below the job description and salary of some of the prominent roles offered to the electronic engineers:

Designation

Job Profile

Average Salary

Electronics Engineer

  • Responsible for the quality check of Electrical components and products
  • Design, analyse and conduct research for better electronic product.

Rs 3 to 4 Lakh

Technical Head

Responsible for communicating and collaborating with all the employees under him/her for timely completion of the project

Rs 10 to 12 Lakh

Communication System Operator

Responsible for checking the smooth functioning of the communication lines

Rs 1 to 3 Lakh

Network Planning Manager

Planning, designing, evaluating and applying changes to existing or and new communication networks

Rs 5 to 6 Lakh

Instrumentation Manager

The job responsibility includes project management, and administering it technically and monitoring the various aspects related to the subject.

Rs 6 to 7 Lakh

Electronics Engineer: Top Recruiters

Electronics Engineers are hired by some of the top organisations from various sectors. Candidates have many options available to them out of which they can select anyone. The recruiters are as follows:

  • Research and Development Laboratories
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
  • Defence Organisations
  • National Thermal Power Corporation
  • Texas Industries
  • CISCO
  • IBM
  • AMD

Required Skillset for Electronics Engineering

Technical skills, Project Management, Critical Thinking and Communication skills are the fundamental skill sets to become a successful Electronics Engineer. However, if candidates want to set themselves above in the crowd, here are some desirable qualities other than the academic excellence they must possess:

  • Active learning
  • Innovative thinking
  • Technical knowledge
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Operational skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Data collection and analysis

Important FAQs Regarding Electronics Engineering

Q. What is the duration of BE/BTech Electronics Engineering?

A. The duration of BE/BTech in Electronics Engineering is of four years in total and includes eight semesters, each of a span of six months.

Q. What is the eligibility criteria for pursuing BE Electronics Engineering?

A. Candidates need to have at least 50% aggregate marks in Class 12 from a recognized board. For detailed course-wise eligibility, candidates can check the details in the article above.

Q. What is the average fee for admission to the BE Electronics Engineering course?

A. The average fees for admission to the BE Electronics Engineering range from Rs 1.25 to Rs 2 LPA. It depends upon the respective institute in which a student is enrolled.

Q. Is there a possibility for Electronics Engineers to get a job in DRDO?

A. Electronics Engineers are also recruited by the DRDO. The organisation releases notification in case of any requirement or vacancy in the pertinent discipline.

Q. Can Electronics Engineers become a professor after pursuing BTech?

A. Candidates who wish to become a professor after BTech in Electrical Engineering will also be required to complete MTech and PhD in the required discipline.

Q. What are some of the top companies to pursue an internship after completion of BE Electronics Engineering Course?

A. The top companies for pursuing an internship after completion of the BE Electronics Engineering are Ernst and Young, BHEL, Microsoft, Dell, Amazon etc.

Q. What are some of the top colleges for BE in Electronics Engineering course?

A. Some of the top colleges or Universities for BE in Electronics Engineering are IIT Delhi, IIT Kharagpur, BITS Pilani, NIT Delhi, Delhi Technological University, etc.

Q. What all certificates are required for the admission to BE Electronics Engineering course?

A. The documents required are Class 10 Marks sheet, Class 12 Marks sheet, Transfer assertion, Migration Certificate, Aadhar card etc.

Q. How to apply for PSU jobs after BTech Electrical Engineering?

A. Electronics Engineer will be required to qualify GATE. After qualifying for the exam with good marks, students may get a job in PSUs.

Q. How to become Assistant Engineer (AE) after pursuing BTech in Electronics Engineering?

A. Candidates who want to become AE in the Electrical Department of various states will be required to clear the required exam with a decent score and then participate in various processes.

Q. What is the starting salary offered by PSUs to Electronics Engineers?

A. PSUs offer Rs 50,000 approximately (monthly) to the candidates selected as Electronics Engineers.

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Popular Electronics Engineering UG Courses in India

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2022-03-03 13:06:56

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Dear Aspirant, The following are the best institutes in India for M.Tech in the ECE degree programme:IIT Kanpur- Indian Institute of Technology. IIT Delhi- Indian Institute of Technology. MIT Manipal - Manipal Institute of Technology. COEP Pune - College of Engineering. LPU Phagwara- Lovely Profe...Dear Aspirant, The following are the best institutes in India for M.Tech in the ECE degree programme:
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