BEst Electronics and Communication Engineering Institutes in India

Understanding The Future Prospects For Electronics And Communication Engineering

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.

How to be an electronics and communication engineer?

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.

Academic program

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.
Today these engineers are absorbed in entertainment, research, and defense as well. Teaching profession is also an attractive option that can be taken up in any prestigious college in various parts of the country.

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.NoName of InstituteCityCourse
1Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT KGP)KharagpurBTech (EECE)
2Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee)RoorkeeBTech (ECE)
3Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS-Pilani)RajasthanBE Hons. (EECE)
4Indian Institute of Technology - Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU)VaranasiBTech (Electronics)
5Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Guwahati)GuwahatiBTech (ECE)
6National Institute of Technology, TiruchirappalliTiruchirappalliBTech (ECE)
7National Institute of TechnologyWarangalBTech (ECE)
8National Institute of Technology, SurathkalMangaloreBTech (ECE)
9Birla Institute of Technology..PatnaBE (ECE)
10Jadavpur University (Faculty of Engineering & Technology)KolkataBE (ECE)
11International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H)HyderabadBTech (ECE)
12Netaji Subhas Institute of TechnologyDelhi/NCRBE (ECE)
13Indian Institute of Information Technology, AllahabadAllahabadBTech (ECE)
14Motilal Nehru National Institute of TechnologyAllahabadBTech (ECE)
15PSG College of TechnologyCoimbatoreBE (ECE)
16PEC University of TechnologyChandigarhBE (EEC)
17Bengal Engineering and Science UniversityWest BengalBE (ECE)
18Malaviya National Institute of TechnologyJaipurBTech (ECE)
19Visvesvaraya National Institute of TechnologyNagpurBTech (ECE)
20Thapar UniversityPatialaBE (ECE)
21National Institute of Technology, RourkelaRourkelaBTech (ECE)
22College of Engineering PunePuneBTech (ECE)
23Manipal Institute of Technology, KarnatakaManipalBTech (ECE)
24Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University HyderabadHyderabadBTech (ECE)
25R.V.College of EngineeringBangaloreBE (ECE)
26Veermata Jijabai Technological InstituteMumbaiBTech (ECE)
27University College of Engineering (Osmania University)HyderabadBE (ECE)
28Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering - Tamil NaduTamil NaduBE (ECE)
30Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of TechnologySuratBE (Electronics)
31Maulana Azad National Institute of TechnologyBhopalBTech (ECE)
33Nirma University - Institute of TechnologyAhmedabadBTech (ECE)
34BIT SindriDhanbadBTech (ECE)
36Coimbatore Institute of Technology (CIT)CoimbatoreBE (ECE)
37Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT)VelloreBTech (ECE)
38Maharashtra Institute of TechnologyPuneBTech (ECE)
39National Institute of Engineering, MysoreMysoreBE (ECE)
40National Institute of Technology, JamshedpurJharkhandBTech (Electronics)
41BMS College of EngineeringBangaloreBTech (Telecommunication)
42National Institute of Technology, DurgapurDurgapurBTech (ECE)
43Amity School of Engineering and TechnologyDelhi/NCRBTech (ECE)
44University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering - KarnatakaBangaloreBTech (ECE)
45Amrita Institute of Technology and Sciences - Tamil NaduCoimbatoreBTech (ECE)
46Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of TechnologyHyderabadBE (ECE)
47College of Engineering TrivandrumThiruvananthapuramBTech (ECE)
49Bangalore Institute of TechnologyBangaloreBTech (ECE)
50SASTRA UniversityThanjavurBTech (ECE)
51Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, KakinadaAndhra PradeshBTech (ECE)
53Thaigarajar College of EngineeringMaduraiBE (ECE)
54National Institute of Technology, HamirpurHimachal PradeshBTech (ECE)
55University Institute of Engineering & TechnologyChandigarhBE (ECE)
56PES Institute of TechnologyBangaloreBTech (ECE)
57National Institute of Technology, RaipurRaipurBE (ECE)
58The Icfai Institute Of Science & TechnologyHyderabadBE (ECE)
59National Institute of Technology, PatnaPatnaBTech (ECE)
60Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) UniversityVisakhapatnamB.Tech (ECE)
61Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and ManagementNagpurBE (ECE)
62Sona College of TechnologySalemBE (ECE)
64Karunya UniversityRequest E-brochureCoimbatoreBTech (EMT)
65Dwarkadas J. Sanghvi College of EngineeringMumbaiBE (ECE)
66Sathyabama UniversityChennaiBE (ECE)
67Kongu Engineering CollegeErodeBE (ECE)
68Government College of Engineering (Amravati)AmravatiBE (ECE)
69Guru Nanak Dev Engineering CollegeLudhianaBTech (ECE)
71Acharya Institute of TechnologyBangaloreBE (ECE)
72Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Engineering and TechnologyDharwadBE (ECE)
73Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of TechnologyJalandharBTech (ECE)
74Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Jamia Millia IslamiaDelhi/NCRBE (ECE)
75Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and ScienceIndoreBE (ECE)
76Amrita School of EngineeringBangaloreBTech (ECE)
77Sir M Visvesvaraya Institute of TechnologyBangaloreBE (ECE)
78Rungta College of Engineering & TechnologyBhilaiBE (ECE)
79KLE Dr. M S Sheshgiri College of Engineering and TechnologyBelgaumBTech (ECE)
80SCMS School of Engineering and TechnologyKochiBTech (ECE)

Last Updated on : December 27, 2013

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