ELECTRONICS & COMMUNICATION is the branch of engineering. This branch of engineering develops everyday devices such as transistors, integrated circuits and printed circuit boards (PCBs) which can be used in computers, MP3 players, cell phones, television to name a few. The discipline deals with electronic devices and software interfaces. The applications are far reaching, right from the indoors of the house to industries. The tasks of the Electronics and Communication engineers are to direct, control and test produce processes a well as to ensure safety, installation and functioning of the various mechanisms.
This branch consists of two part “Electronics” and “Communication”. In Electronics we study about non-linear and active electrical components such as semiconductor devices, transistors, diodes and integrated circuits to design electronic circuits, devices, microprocessors, microcontrollers and other systems. The discipline typically also designs passive electrical components, usually based on printed circuit boards.
Communication involves the transmission of information across channels such as a coaxial cable, optical fiber or free space. We can work on designing equipment such as routers, switches, multiplexers and electronic switching systems, copper telephone facilities and fiber optics.
Subjects Studied in This Stream:
Electromagnetic Field Theory
Electronics Devices and Circuit
Signals and systems
Digital Signal Processing
Microprocessors and Embedded systems
Mobile and Wireless Communication
Projects in Electronics and Communication Engineering
Nowadays many of the students showing interest to choose Electronics and communication engineering branch due to the reason that electronics and communication has more demand compared to other engineering streams.
Some of projects name which can developed by Electronics & Communication Engineer-
DTMF based Spy Robot with night vision camera
Biometric finger print identification based security system.
Monitoring of time and attendance with fingerprint bio-metric solution.
Home automation for disable persons using his personal voice tag
Wireless AI (Artificial intelligent) Based Fire Fighting Robot for Relief Operation
Wireless Motor Speed Controller Using RF Module
GPS based active fleet management – automated vehicle tracking
GPS based highway monitoring & control
GPS based intelligent guided vehicle with collision mitigation
Firefighting robotic vehicle
RF based wireless Encryption & Decryption method
RF based power meter reading system for locked house
RF based wireless remote for advanced steward calling system in airlines/flights
Scope of Electronics and Communication Engineering
Electronics is now a part of our everyday life, from your pocket FM radio to televisions, computers, mobile phones and even the high-end satellites that are helping us in every path.
Today’s world is coming up with new technological advancements every day. These new developments are done by the engineers turned scientists. In bringing their own thoughts in the world’s next brilliant technological advancement and this path can be achieved by producing quality Electronics & Communication Engineers. In-depth knowledge is required for such tasks and this further divides Electronics & Communication into various sub fields. This field has a great scope in India & other countries.
Career in Electronics and Communication Engineering
Electronics and Communication Engineers may take up a job in the core electronics sector or in any of the allied fields. In core electronics sector, major players include semiconductor sector, electronics goods sector, electronics startup sector etc. Allied fields include IT sector, computer science field, electrical engineering field, communication field etc.
An electronic engineer can find a job in Consumer electronics manufacturing organization, Telecommunication & IT industries, Health care equipment manufacturing, Mobile communication(2G,3G,4G), Internet technologies, Power Electronics, and other industries like steel, petroleum and chemical industry, directing control and testing production process.
Electronics and Communication Engineers may also work with computers and electronic equipment in the medical, manufacturing, industrial control, telecommunications, aeronautical and military fields.
ECE also have several jobs opening & good pay-packages as compared to other branches.
Some of the well-known job profiles available in front of EC Engineers includes-
Field Test Engineer
Customer Support Engineer
Electronics and Communications Consultant
Research & Development Software Engineer
Electronics and Communication Engineers are acquired by top recruiters in both private and government. Numerous Government as well as private job opportunities exist in front of EC Engineers.
Talking about Government sector, some of the well-known recruiters are-
BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited)
BEL (Bharat Electronics Limited)
DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization)
Indian Armed Forces
DMRC (Delhi Metro Railway Corporation)
HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited)
ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization)
Coming to private sector, firms related to the fields of electronics, IT and telecommunication are the prime recruiters. There are some of the major recruiters-
Godrej Electricals and Electronics
Starting salary depends on a number of different factors. Prominent factors are- profile of the employer, employee skills, aptitude and grades attained by the employee. General starting salary is around ₹15-30k per month. In case of Government job, salary will be based on Pay Band and scale.
According to the NIT Silchar Placement 2015 report, Electronics & Communication Engineering has seen 76 percent of the batch strength getting placed. Highest package of ₹9 LPA was offered by BhramHos Aerospace. Besides, electronic giants like Philips, Nokia, Reliance Jio were among the major recruiters this year, offering an average salary of ₹5 LPA.