This branch of engineering is a constantly changing branch. Increased demand in the production of services in governments and demand in business communication equipment, manufacturing in military products and services, research and development in robotics and other automation technologies have contributed a lot in employment opportunities. Candidates with good knowledge of physics and mathematics can find electronic and communication engineering challenging and interesting.
Manufacturing and service industries like broadcasting, consulting, and data communication have more job vacancies frequently. Employment can be in various sectors like civil aviation, telephone industries, defense, AIR, telegraph department, DRDO, telecommunication, BEL, IT and Power sectors, Hardware manufacturing, home appliances, and television industries. Public sector undertakings like ONGC, BSNL employ the junior engineers and telecom officers. Fresher can get about 3 lakhs package per annum in the private sector and the one with specialization in mobile and VLSI can get 4 to 5 lakhs package.
Good logical and mental ability and high grasping power are essential attributes. Ability to mathematical sum and figures, patience and judgment are additional attributes.
One must pass the 10+2 with physics, chemistry, and mathematics as compulsory subjects to get into the undergraduate course of electronic and communication engineering. After completing B.E. in electronic and communication engineering, one should enroll in the master’s degree. There are some reputed institutes like IITs and NITs take their entrance exams. One can even go for a Ph.D. in electronic and communication engineering.
Merits and Demerits
Graduates in this branch of engineering have the scope to choose the workplace among electronic, communication and IT. One must learn and read about the ongoing trends in technologies as this is the continuously changing branch of engineering. One should update oneself more frequently.