Electronics and Communication Engineering


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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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

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  1. Suganiya says:

    I have completed my diploma in ece and I got married..now I want to do b.tech or BE ece in part time.which is the best college

  2. Akash says:

    I completed BE etc engineering so give me guidance after job profile in courses

  3. Nishchitha says:

    After the completion of diploma in ECE what are all the courses can able to do other than engineering in correspondence?

  4. Anushri kher says:

    I have completed BE Electronics and Telecommunication.Which course is advantageous after BE for Better jobs?


    Sir, electronic and comunicaciones engineering ki demand hai ya nahi.
    Plz tell me.

  6. SAGARIKA says:

    Sir im in 3rd btech ece i just want to learn courses which will be helpfull in my core job career

  7. Thamaraiselvan says:

    Which subjects I get more knowledge before join to ece

  8. Punam says:

    Sir….can you tell the study tips of ece

  9. Akhilesh band says:

    the best college for engineering in electronics in maharashtra

  10. T. Deepan Issac says:

    Which will be good college in Tamil nadu for ECE?? FOR a cut off above 170

  11. pranay wandhare says:

    Hi sir/mam
    Sir/mam me ne open university se electeonic and telecommunication pass out kiya hai job ke leye konsa computer cource karna chahiye

  12. v natisha says:

    ece is based on what subjects

  13. Imam zafar says:

    सर मै 12वीं पास हूँ और मुझे engineering करना है आप बताइये कौन engineering करना सही है मेरे लिये ।

  14. aditya says:

    I have appeared in 12 class and I don’t have computer with me so can I take ece in future
    Please reply fast

  15. aditya says:

    What is the fee structure for 3 years

  16. Santosh says:

    Hiii there…i’m a student of b.tech 3rd year ECE ….would u tell me pls…what additional courses should i take currently…
    As per my interest on electronics sector….

  17. Mallikarjun says:

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

  18. Priya says:

    I am final year student of ECE & interested in Embedded systems then what should I do for that? CDAC in ESD or vector institute of bangalore?

  19. Hiremath says:

    I am in 2nd year of ECE, i am doing my eng..in one of vtu recommend clg but, what we are learning here is not interesting i need to know more about network designing and VLSI further more will u help me to get to know about that


    I have completed diploma and BE in ECE 2017 passout.what is the best course for me to get the job ?

  21. priya says:

    Sir lam doing ece in 3rd year,please suggest some courses name to do for good job in future, please sir l am confusing.

  22. About short term courses says:

    Sorry not everything I mean ECE jobs…😉😃

  23. About short term courses says:

    Hello! I have completed btech in 2016 with 72%. Due to some financial issues I could not peruse further studies.My question is what is the best courses like Embedded or VLSI to choose to study and get everything jobs? Please reply.
    Thank you

  24. Harshita says:

    I am currently in class 12 and want to pursue ECE. On which topics should I really focus right now?

    • Jmk Your Name... says:

      You have to concentrate on electronics,maths(CALCULUS COMPLETE and determinants,vectors) and computer languages(c,c++,java,python,html5,css3)
      SOFT SKILL(English speaking,personality & seminars is also conducted)
      Don’t study for marks study for your life

  25. Ujjwal Mehtha says:

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

  26. Arun prakash says:

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

  27. 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.

  28. Anupam mishra says:

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

  29. sneha says:

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

  30. Muthu says:

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

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