Electronics and Communication Engineering

Introduction

Electronics and Communication Engineering is one of the fastest growing field of engineering courses. It involves the transmission of information across the channel.

Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) compiles in Communication Engineering and core Electronics Engineering. The course concept is to focus mainly on the communication part with the knowledge of the electronics field.

Electronics and Communication Engineering deals with the electronic devices and software applications. It is an interface of chip level hardware and information technology”.

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What is the difference between electrical engineering and electronics engineering fields?

Not too much.

The basic study of ECE is just as the electronics engineering, and communication engineering is an additional field in electronics engineering.

electronics & communication engineering imageThe history of electronics engineering is too ancient but it comes in race with the invention of Radio and Telegraph. At that time the Electronics and Communication Engineering was known as the Radio Engineering.

The Electronics and communication Engineering has been emerged in around 1950s.

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Course & Duration

Electronics and communication engineering is an emerging field of engineering.

In first half of the course, the students go through the basic engineering concept, physics, mathematics and chemistry. In the second half of the course, the students go through the core study of communication such as design, digital electronics, fundamental of Electronics engineering, signal & circuit, electronic circuits, VLSI, power electronics, computer architecture, and control systems.

After completion of UG degree the students are designated as the Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Technology, depending on the University.

A bachelor degree usually covers the mathematics, physics, and computer science.

You can choose the Electronics and Communication Engineering, after completed 12th examination with mathematics and science.

The academic criterion of Electronics and Communication Engineering is divided into three courses/programmes as follows:

  1. Diploma courses leading to the polytechnic diploma of 3 years duration. (after 10th or 12th)
  2. UG courses leading to the B.Tech (Bachelor of Technology) degree of 4 years duration. (after 12th)
  3. PG courses leading to the M.Tech (Master of Technology) degree of 2 years duration. (after graduation)

Beside these, it is one of the broad research fields leading to the PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) degree.

For entering in PG (M.Tech/M.E/M.S) programme, B.Tech in Electrical Engineering is must.

Some other courses in this field are listed here:

  • Diploma in Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Electronics Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Electronics Engineering
  • Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Electronics and Communications Engineering

Specialization (Sub-disciplines)

Electronics and Communication Engineering has expanded in various specializations as the following.

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Admission Criteria

How to get admission in Electronics and Communications Engineering courses?

You can get admissions into these courses, through entrance examinations which are organized at national, state and university level. Admissions are also done on the basis of merit list. The merit list will be drawn on the basis of marks scored in the qualifying examinations.

For admissions into UG courses, you may appear for the JEE Main examination. It is a national level exam conducted for admissions into various UG engineering courses offered across the country. For admissions into PG course, you can appear in the GATE exam.

Some engineering entrance exams are given here:

Which are the best colleges for admissions into these courses?

  • 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

Jobs & Career

This field has an opportunity in two types of companies, Telecom Industries and Software Industries.

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.

What will be your Job Profile?

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

Here are some reputed firms which require the electronics and communication engineers whenever:

  • BEL
  • DMRC
  • Siemens
  • Texas Instruments
  • Intel
  • nVIDIA
  • Philips Electronics
  • Motorola
  • Samsung
  • Conexant and Flextronics
  • DRDO
  • ISRO
  • Infosys
  • TCS
  • Wipro
  • Accenture
  • HCL Technologies
  • Tech Mahindra

Salary

An electronics engineer has a scope of career in India and Abroad. Salary packages offered to electronics engineers vary upon various factors such as working skills, qualifications, working area, recruiters and many other terms.

If you are an electronics engineer, you can get the initial package of 3.5-4.5 lakh per annum in India and $60000 to 70000 per annum in abroad. After gaining enough experience, you can easily earn attractive salary packages in this field.

Book & Study Material

The top recommended books in the field of Electronics and communication Engineering are as the following:

Essays, Short Stories and One Act Plays
R.K Kaushik and S.C. Bhatia

Textbook of Engineering Mathematics
B S Grewal

Textbook of Engineering Mathematics
V.P Jaggi and A.B Mathur

Physics of Vibration and Waves 5th Edition
H. J. Pain

Textbook of Optics
Brijlal and Subramanyam

Applied Mechanics and Strength of Materials
U.C. Jindal

Engineering Mechanics (Statics and Dynamics)
A K Tayal

Advanced Engineering Mathematics
B S Grewal

Microelectronic Circuits (5th edition)
Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith

Microelectronics
Jacob Millman, Arvin Grabel

Signals and Systems (2nd edition)
Alan V. Oppenheim, Alan S. Willsky

Electric Machines
D. P. Kothari, I. J. Nagrath

If you have any other queries related to Electronics and Communication Engineering, you may leave your queries below.

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  1. Ujjwal Mehtha says:

    Hi sir I completed 12th sir help me which group should I take in engineering

  2. Arun prakash says:

    My department is ECE.very usefull message.so thank you for the information……

  3. Syed Amir Ali says:

    Hii I completed diploma in electronic and communications, but I’m not entrusted in b.tech so please suggest me other course please reply.

  4. Anupam mishra says:

    Sir please suggest some courses name to do after electronic communication engg for good job in EX field

  5. sneha says:

    sir i got seat for the branch AE ut us good or not compared to ECE plzzzz rly as soon early sir

  6. Muthu says:

    I have completed my BE ECE with good
    Percentage can i have any chance to study
    Me. Agri…

  7. Aditi Singh says:

    please inform that from where the course materials can be bought??

  8. Seema says:

    Hi I want to know about how to study in ece branch in private University to get good package.please help me I m in Chennai 600073

  9. Gemmeli Paparao says:

    Sir,iam completed my btech with 61% in ece,I need suggestions from you what specialisation should i take because iam from tribal area ,my region is totally remote area.thankingyou sir.

  10. Dnyaneshwar Bhagwat says:

    sir,I have completed B.E.E & TC in 2015 & I want to upgrade my skills so that I can get good job…so plz suggest me job oriented course

  11. santosh says:

    Hi….I completed 12th standard please give me advice for what branch should i choose in engineering

  12. ankita satapathy says:

    Which courses are really necessary for ece?

  13. pavan says:

    Sir,i have completed 12 with 87% and got 22143 tseamcet rank which is the best course among ece and cse…….. Please reply and help me sir

  14. surya says:

    I need to know the different courses in ECE in B.Tech

  15. Chandan says:

    What is the difference between EEE and ECE and IE .can any one clarify it ..???

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      EEE= Electrical & Electronics Engg.
      ECE= Electronic and Communication Engineering.
      IE= Instrumentation Engg..

  16. Nivi says:

    Hi
    I want to know what are the extra course must be learn by Ece students

  17. lathika says:

    i would like to know does i need pc for college. i took b.tech ece . and also i would like to join in isro what are the steps should take to join. what exams i want to try and m=study materials i required.

  18. saliha says:

    sir i did btech ece and mtech communication from government engineering colleges. but still searching for a job i would like to join in defence or airforce . i am 31 yrs now so if any chance to get such a good job please give the details

  19. Speechless student says:

    Sir, I want to get a job in Indian air force in ECE department after the completion of my btech..what procedure I have to follow?& Which xams i have to attend plz help me sir,,,as soon as possible

  20. Suchitra. K says:

    Is internship is necessary before getting job for ece students

  21. Shradha U says:

    Hii i completed diploma in electronics and telecommunication bt am not interested in B.Tech so plz suggest other cources…

  22. Keerthana bai.p says:

    Wil i get job placement in abroad?? My cutoff for engineering is 188 in 12th std….

  23. Keerthana bai.p says:

    What is the official salary for ece in India…..

  24. Kavuru Ganeshsivakumar says:

    I was very confused between ECE and CSE.
    So, i want to know the differences and similarities between ECE and CSE?
    so, please help me with your reply.

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      ece is the electronics and communication engg. it is related to the nanotechnologies and cse is the computer science engineering. it is related to the study of computers and languages.

  25. Puja Narkhede says:

    Please inform about job

  26. muthu kumar says:

    Hii i completed diploma Ece at alagappa polytenic karaikudi next higher study then other

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