Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE): Course & Career


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”.

One question always rises in the mind!

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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Courses After 12th

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


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

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.


  1. hey i have compeleted my b.tec and now I want to go in the filed of ece what next step should I take plzz help really need guide

  2. Iam a diploma student in ece branch and just now I have completed the the half of the 3rd semester in this pandemic situation and I have a query that after the completion of this course what are the different field of study am I eligible to learn.

  3. ECE is the best course for the future electronic field and is same as to go CSE department and IT department and perfect job opportunity in this field

  4. I am intrested in core , now i am current final year student i dont have any correct idea to place in an core job so pls suggest me how to place in cire job

  5. Would like to get training in core EC field and work in core industry. My top preferable fields are microwaves and radar, vlsi, telecommunication and automation.

  6. I completed the diploma in ECE. I want to know the what are the different courses available in Electronics department in B.E. And their jobs in my core

  7. I got 51% in quit not intrested in ece…but my parents forced me….finally i completed…but which is the best course for good future…….

  8. l am student of from india(bihar). I am confused what should i do .please give me advice.i am interesting in signals

  9. Hi i am naresh kr singh. somebody says that the mechanical is the best branch for boys but i say that ece is the branch in which maximum subjects are invisible related which is best for boy as well as girls who hard mentally not physically .. thanks

  10. My name Abdullah Bakhit from Saudi Arabia, I have a degree in electrical engineering and I would like to take some other courses to develop my self in the area of electronics and communication. please advise.
    what I should do.

  11. Sir,
    I have recently passed in WBSCTE but i don’t know my subject booklists .So u plz tell me about my subject of DECE 1st year 2016-17.

  12. Hii iam studying 2yr BE EC.
    Will u sujest me the course and exams related to EC So that can help me in the placement and jobs. I have interested to train myself from this year itself.

  13. I have completed my 12th with 87%…i I am interested in both cse and ece ……iam confused to pick from them……. Can anyone help me which has scope in future…as early as possible… Because I have to attend for. Counsilling 2marrow……i will be hearty thankful for ever

  14. I have just completed my bachelors in electronics field can some one plz suggest me what course should I do furthure….


  16. Hello sir,
    I did B.E. in E.C. I want to do a extra course which is related to my branch, kindly help me which course is better and high scope in job.
    Thanks & best regard
    Om Prakash

    1. you can pursue M.Tech in EC, after that you will have option to work as a engineer in the core field, asst. professor in colleges.

  17. hello sir.
    i completed my th father suggested that you take ece branch.but i donot know which branch will i select.please tell me sir

  18. In electronics and communication engineering which course is more valuable at present and future please tell me about it

  19. Hello sir,
    I’ve completed my 12th.My father suggested me to go for ece.Is it really have a good scope? Can I confidentially move for it?

    1. Hii.Iam mukund from bihar.Iam doing Diploma in bihar.from ece branch is it right. क्या मै एक अछआ जौब पा सकता हू.

  20. Hey I am jitendra prasad final year ece student. I have a lot of knowledge of all the ece subject . i have more knowledge of core subject . just i preparering gate exam and ies but now i have need job high profile . only goverment technical . pls suggest me ..


  21. hey there iam Sheth Kushal . I am sudying I bn Alpha College of Engineering and Technology 3rd Year EC What can I do to get the job along with the Study??????????????

  22. I have completed my 12th with 92% .i am intrested in computers just like to design apps,i was really confused in picking up the right course between CSE AND ECE. PLEASE SUGGEST ME THE BEST ONE.

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