What is electronic and communication engineering (ECE)?
ECE combines many aspects of civil, structural and electrical engineering. The field comprises various technologies that provide access to communication using modern electronic technology and devices. Research and development of satellite, design, cable systems, radio waves, mobile phones, internet, etc. are some of the fields that ECE engineers work in.
To be an electronics and communication engineer, you have to earn a degree in B.E./B.Tech. or a diploma in electronic and communication engineering. The degree is a four-year course and the diploma is of three years.
One can go on to take up further studies like M.E. or M.Tech. as well.
Candidates have to pass 10th class with 50% aggregate marks if you want to earn a diploma course. But for a degree course you need to pass 12th class in science stream, with 50% aggregate marks. The compulsory subjects are physics, math and chemistry.
Candidates have to appear for the entrance exam held by various boards and universities. If the candidate scores the required marks, he will be enrolled in that university.
As mentioned above, the degree course is four years and comprises eight semesters. The degree course comes with various subjects that are of importance to the field. The core subjects are electrical circuits, electronics, digital signal, microprocessors and embedded systems, optical systems, electromagnets, communication systems, signals and systems, and VLSI. The other subjects are applied math, chemistry, physics, computer programming, basic electrical and electronic engineering, and others.
Subjects get changed according to the semesters.
To enroll in any college, candidates have to appear for an entrance exam that is conducted by corresponding universities. All the IITs conduct the JEE entrance exam every year to admit students to the programs. Besides, there are other national-level entrance exams like NIT, BITS Pilani, and state-level exams as well.
Scope and job prospects
You can find plenty of job options for a degree holder in electronic and communication engineering. He/she can work in central government or state government or their sponsored firms or even the private firms like All India Radio, MTNL, Post and Telegraph, National Physical Laboratory, Bharat Electronics Limited, AIR, Civil Aviation Department, and many more.
Jobs are plenty even in developed countries, so candidates who wish to work abroad also have a wide scope. Some of the top recruiters are BEL, Texas instruments, Siemens, Philips electronics, Samsung, Infosys, TCS, Accenture, HCL Technologies, Tech Mahindra, Intel, Nvidia, Motorola, ISRO, Flextronics, and many more.
There are many small and large companies that hire engineers on a large scale according to experience.
The pay scale depends on the organization and work area. The more educated and experienced engineers will definitely earn a better salary. The average engineer can earn around Rs. 20,000 to 30,000 per month. With a little experience, the salaries will increase up to Rs. 70,000. A position at the senior level can earn you around Rs. 1.5 lakh or more a month.
Ranking of ECE Colleges in India
|S.No||Name of Institute||City||Course|
|1||Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT KGP)||Kharagpur||BTech (EECE)|
|2||Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee)||Roorkee||BTech (ECE)|
|3||Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS-Pilani)||Rajasthan||BE Hons. (EECE)|
|4||Indian Institute of Technology - Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU)||Varanasi||BTech (Electronics)|
|5||Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Guwahati)||Guwahati||BTech (ECE)|
|6||National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli||Tiruchirappalli||BTech (ECE)|
|7||National Institute of Technology||Warangal||BTech (ECE)|
|8||National Institute of Technology, Surathkal||Mangalore||BTech (ECE)|
|9||Birla Institute of Technology..||Patna||BE (ECE)|
|10||Jadavpur University (Faculty of Engineering & Technology)||Kolkata||BE (ECE)|
|11||International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H)||Hyderabad||BTech (ECE)|
|12||Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology||Delhi/NCR||BE (ECE)|
|13||Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad||Allahabad||BTech (ECE)|
|14||Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology||Allahabad||BTech (ECE)|
|15||PSG College of Technology||Coimbatore||BE (ECE)|
|16||PEC University of Technology||Chandigarh||BE (EEC)|
|17||Bengal Engineering and Science University||West Bengal||BE (ECE)|
|18||Malaviya National Institute of Technology||Jaipur||BTech (ECE)|
|19||Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology||Nagpur||BTech (ECE)|
|20||Thapar University||Patiala||BE (ECE)|
|21||National Institute of Technology, Rourkela||Rourkela||BTech (ECE)|
|22||College of Engineering Pune||Pune||BTech (ECE)|
|23||Manipal Institute of Technology, Karnataka||Manipal||BTech (ECE)|
|24||Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad||Hyderabad||BTech (ECE)|
|25||R.V.College of Engineering||Bangalore||BE (ECE)|
|26||Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute||Mumbai||BTech (ECE)|
|27||University College of Engineering (Osmania University)||Hyderabad||BE (ECE)|
|28||Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering - Tamil Nadu||Tamil Nadu||BE (ECE)|
|30||Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology||Surat||BE (Electronics)|
|31||Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology||Bhopal||BTech (ECE)|
|33||Nirma University - Institute of Technology||Ahmedabad||BTech (ECE)|
|34||BIT Sindri||Dhanbad||BTech (ECE)|
|36||Coimbatore Institute of Technology (CIT)||Coimbatore||BE (ECE)|
|37||Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT)||Vellore||BTech (ECE)|
|38||Maharashtra Institute of Technology||Pune||BTech (ECE)|
|39||National Institute of Engineering, Mysore||Mysore||BE (ECE)|
|40||National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur||Jharkhand||BTech (Electronics)|
|41||BMS College of Engineering||Bangalore||BTech (Telecommunication)|
|42||National Institute of Technology, Durgapur||Durgapur||BTech (ECE)|
|43||Amity School of Engineering and Technology||Delhi/NCR||BTech (ECE)|
|44||University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering - Karnataka||Bangalore||BTech (ECE)|
|45||Amrita Institute of Technology and Sciences - Tamil Nadu||Coimbatore||BTech (ECE)|
|46||Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology||Hyderabad||BE (ECE)|
|47||College of Engineering Trivandrum||Thiruvananthapuram||BTech (ECE)|
|49||Bangalore Institute of Technology||Bangalore||BTech (ECE)|
|50||SASTRA University||Thanjavur||BTech (ECE)|
|51||Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada||Andhra Pradesh||BTech (ECE)|
|53||Thaigarajar College of Engineering||Madurai||BE (ECE)|
|54||National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur||Himachal Pradesh||BTech (ECE)|
|55||University Institute of Engineering & Technology||Chandigarh||BE (ECE)|
|56||PES Institute of Technology||Bangalore||BTech (ECE)|
|57||National Institute of Technology, Raipur||Raipur||BE (ECE)|
|58||The Icfai Institute Of Science & Technology||Hyderabad||BE (ECE)|
|59||National Institute of Technology, Patna||Patna||BTech (ECE)|
|60||Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) University||Visakhapatnam||B.Tech (ECE)|
|61||Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management||Nagpur||BE (ECE)|
|62||Sona College of Technology||Salem||BE (ECE)|
|64||Karunya UniversityRequest E-brochure||Coimbatore||BTech (EMT)|
|65||Dwarkadas J. Sanghvi College of Engineering||Mumbai||BE (ECE)|
|66||Sathyabama University||Chennai||BE (ECE)|
|67||Kongu Engineering College||Erode||BE (ECE)|
|68||Government College of Engineering (Amravati)||Amravati||BE (ECE)|
|69||Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College||Ludhiana||BTech (ECE)|
|71||Acharya Institute of Technology||Bangalore||BE (ECE)|
|72||Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Engineering and Technology||Dharwad||BE (ECE)|
|73||Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology||Jalandhar||BTech (ECE)|
|74||Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia||Delhi/NCR||BE (ECE)|
|75||Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science||Indore||BE (ECE)|
|76||Amrita School of Engineering||Bangalore||BTech (ECE)|
|77||Sir M Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology||Bangalore||BE (ECE)|
|78||Rungta College of Engineering & Technology||Bhilai||BE (ECE)|
|79||KLE Dr. M S Sheshgiri College of Engineering and Technology||Belgaum||BTech (ECE)|
|80||SCMS School of Engineering and Technology||Kochi||BTech (ECE)|
Last Updated on : December 27, 2013