Electronic and Communication Engineering

Rachit Agrawal
Modified on 2020-02-24 in Degree/Diploma
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Electronic and Communication Engineering basically deals with, researching developing, designing, and testing the equipment that is used in various systems.

It is one of the majorly growing branches of engineering courses. The main concept of this course is to focus mainly on the communication part with the basic knowledge of the field of electronics. This mixed combination of electronics plus communication arose in around 1950s.

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Purpose of Electronic and Communication Engineer

All of the basic daily life applications and machines that make our life easy are designed and developed by these electronic and communication engineers. Other secondary and important purposes include designing satellites which in turn bring a radio, telephone, television, and the internet in rural areas. Only because of ECE Engineers we can now video call people from around the world.

Courses in ECE

There are three criteria for admissions in ECE:

  • Diploma courses–  Polytechnic diploma of 3 years duration. (after 10th or 12th)
  • UG courses– B.Tech (Bachelor of Technology) duration is 4 years duration. (after 12th)
  • PG courses – M.Tech (Master of Technology) degree of 2 years duration. (after graduation)

Also Read: Electrical Engineering

Recommended Books for ECE

The topmost recommended books in Electronics and Communication Engineering are:

  • Engineering Mathematics(BS Grewal)
  • Optics(Brijlal and Subramanyam)
  • Engineering Mathematics(V.P Jaggi and A.B Mathur)
  • Physics of Vibration and Waves(H. J. Pain)
  • Applied Mechanics and Strength of Materials(U.C. Jindal)
  • Advanced Engineering Mathematics(BS Grewal)
  • Engineering Mechanics (Dynamic and Statics)A K Tayal
  • Microelectronics(Jacob Millman, Arvin Grabel)
  • Electric Machines(D. P. Kothari, I. J. Nagrath)
  • Signals and Systems (2nd edition)Alan V. Oppenheim, Alan S. Willsky

Some best Colleges for ECE

  • National Institute of Technology, Surathkal
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
  • Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad
  • National Institute of Technology, Trichy
  • National Institute of Technology, Warangal

Entrance exams for Engineering in EC

  • JEE Main 
  • JEE Advanced 
  • BCECE (Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination
  • GATE  (Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering)
  • UPSEE  (Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination)
  • EAMCET  (Andhra Pradesh Engineering, Agriculture & Medical Common Entrance Test)
  • BCECE  (Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination)

Also Read: Engineering Physics

Scope of Electronics and Communication Engineering

ECE has opened up wide career prospects for the candidates. Students after completing their degrees from a recognized university or board can avail of various jobs at service organizations like data communication, broadcasting, consulting, entertainment, and research and development.

Following are the sectors where EC engineers are employed;

  • Civil aviation development centers
  • Defense
  • NPL
  • Indian telephonic industries 
  • Wipro
  • A.I.R
  • Post and telegraph department
  • Bharat electronics limited
  • Railways
  • Accenture
  • Philips Electronics
  • Motorola
  • Samsung
  • D.R.D.O
  • Telecommunications
  • Television industry
  • Power sector
  • IT etc

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Some titles for Jobs in EC engineering

  • Technical Director
  • Field Test Engineer
  • Electronics and Communications Consultant
  • Senior Sales Manager
  • Research & Development Software Engineer
  • Network Planning Engineer
  • Service Engineer
  • Software Analyst
  • Customer Support Engineer

Salary Packages

It also depends upon the skills, qualification details, working experience, and some other factors.

  • Initial Salary package in India- 3.5 lakh to 4.5 lakh per annum
  • Initial Salary package in abroad- $60000 to $70000 per annum

About the Author

Rachit AgrawalRachit believes in the power of education and has studied from the top institutes of IIIT Allahabad, IIM Calcutta, and Francois Rabelias in France. He has worked as Software Developer with Microsoft and Adobe. Post his MBA, he worked with the world's # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group across multiple geographies US, South-East Asia and Europe.

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