Electronics and Communication Engineering

Electronics and Communication Engineering

Degrees offered: B.E /B.Tech, B.Voc., Diploma, Dual Degree, M.A., M.B.A, M.E /M.Tech.

What is Electronics and Communication Engineering

Electronics and Communication engineering, often abbreviated as ECE, is one of the most sought-after engineering courses in India after Computer science, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. It involves designing, developing and manufacturing electronic equipment (for devices and circuits) as well as communication systems. The course enables you with a clear understanding of analog transmission, basic electronics, microprocessors, solid-state devices, digital analog communication, satellite communication, Integrated circuits, antennae and wave progression and microwave engineering.


There is a thin line between the Electronics and Communication Engineering course and Electrical Engineering (EE) course that people from outside the domain tend to not understand.  While Electrical Engineering (EE) is associated with large-scale electrical systems, Electronics engineering (ECE) involves small-scale electronics systems.


Electronics and Communication Engineering Course Highlights

Parameters

Diploma

Undergraduate

Postgraduate

Doctoral 

Popular Courses

Diploma in Electronics and Communication Engineering

B.Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering

B.E. in Electronics and Communication Engineering

M.Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering

PhD in Electronics and Communication Engineering

Minimum Duration

3 years

4 years

2 years

3 years

Maximum Duration

3 years

4 years

2 years

5 years

Admission Criteria

Entrance test

Entrance test

Entrance test

Entrance test

Minimum Fees

Rs. 10,000

Rs. 10,000

Rs. 1,00,000

INR 70,000

Maximum Fees

Rs. 5,00,000

Rs. 10,00,000

Rs. 10,00,000

INR 2.5 Lacs

Minimum Salary

Rs. 2,00,000 p.a.

Rs. 20,00,000 p.a.

Rs. 3,50,000

Rs. 4,00,000 p.a.

Maximum Salary

Rs. 10,00,000 p.a.

Rs.20,00,000 p.a.

Rs.20,00,000 p.a.

Rs. 20,00,000 p.a.

Expected Jobs

Production quality manager, Electronics hardware development, Electrical and Electronics Engineer

Production manager, Electronics hardware development engineer, Programmer analyst, Electrical and Electronics Engineer

Production manager, Electronics hardware development engineer, Programmer Analyst, Electronics & Communication and Electronics Engineer

Electronics and communications consultant, Network planning engineer, Instrumentation Engineer, field test engineer

 

Eligibility Criteria (UG & PG) of Electronics and Communication Engineering

The eligibility criteria for ECE courses at various levels are:


For Diploma in Electronics and Communication Engineering

  • Most of the colleges take admission into diploma courses directly based on the merit in the 10+2 examinations.

  • Candidates must have Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in class 12.


For Undergraduate Electronics and Communication Engineering Courses

  • Candidates must have scored an aggregate of a minimum 50-55% of the total marks in 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

  • For lateral entry admission, a diploma course is required.


For Postgraduate Electronics and Communication Engineering Courses

  • Candidates must have a B. Tech in ECE with a minimum of 50% marks or a GPA of 5/10.

  • A minimum of 50-55% in Class 12 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.


For Ph. D. in Electronics and Communication Engineering 

  • Candidates must have a minimum of 55% or 6 CGPA in their M. Tech. from a recognized university/college.


Entrance Exams

Different exams are conducted at an undergraduate and postgraduate level to offer admissions into Electronics and communication engineering courses. Some of them are:

 

Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main)-: It is the first stage of a 2-stage joint entrance examination. It is conducted for admission to all the NITs and various state-level engineering colleges at the undergraduate level. The exam is of 3 hours and is conducted online.


Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced): It is conducted for admission to all the IITs and can only be taken by students qualifying the first stage, i.e. JEE Main. Questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are asked in a span of 6 hours.

Several state-level examinations like WBJEE (for west Bengal), MHT CET (for Maharashtra): Conducted by the State Board for admissions into UG and PG courses in colleges of their state.

GATE: Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering is conducted jointly by IITs and IISc for admission to several colleges at postgraduate level.

UGC/ CSIR (JRF)/ NET/ SET/ SLET is conducted for admission to doctoral programs in various private universities, conducted by the universities themselves.

Scope of Electronics and Communication Engineering in India and Abroad

Engineering courses are very popular among the students in India. Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) helps build a career in the Telecom industry, consumer electronics manufacturing organization, Software Industry, Mobile Communication & IT Industry, Power Electronics, Healthcare Equipment Manufacturing Industry and several others like that of steel and chemicals. The Media and Entertainment industry is often deemed as the largest recruiter of ECE Engineers. They are also recruited in large numbers in government sectors. Public Sector Undertakings such as MTNL, BSNL and IOCL have been recruiting them for a long time. Apart from this, many graduates prefer Indian Engineering Service, which is considered very prestigious in the engineering field. Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) Engineers are also employed in the Semiconductor and Chip design Industry predominantly.


There are always options for higher studies to gain more proficiency in the subject. The field of electronics is growing every day and has a  huge scope to accommodate eligible young professionals.

Course Fees Electronics and Communication Engineering

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
UG
25.90 K
B.E /B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering at Mar Athanasius College of Engineering, Kothamangalam
4.80 K
B.E /B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering at Jorhat Institute of Science and Technology, Jorhat
67.20 Lakhs
B.E /B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering at Amity School of Engineering and Technology, Noida
18.68 Lakhs
Dual Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering at International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore
PG
18.30 K
M.E /M.Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering at Sreenivasa Institute of Technology and Management Studies, Chittoor
2.00 K
M.E /M.Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering at Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, Hyderabad
13.20 Lakhs
Dual Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering at Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
6.40 Lakhs
M.E /M.Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering at International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore
DOCTORAL
32.20 K
Diploma in Electronics and Communication Engineering at Baldwin Polytechnic, Bangalore
11.60 K
Diploma in Electronics and Communication Engineering at Government Polytechnic, Balasore
6.50 Lakhs
Ph.D in Electronics and Communication Engineering at Alliance University, Bangalore
1.85 Lakhs
Ph.D in Electronics and Communication Engineering at National Institute of Technology Andhra Pradesh
DIPLOMA
2.94 K
Diploma in Electronics and Communication Engineering at Annai Velankanni Polytechnic College, Cuddalore
1.80 K
Diploma in Electronics and Communication Engineering at Purulia Polytechnic, Purulia
13.26 Lakhs
Diploma in Electronics and Communication Engineering at Shree Vinayaka Polytechnic, Kolar Gold Fields
1.23 Lakhs
Diploma in Electronics and Communication Engineering at Government Polytechnic College for Girls, Dinanagar

Course Subjects

Subjects taught in Diploma in ECE are:

  • Applied Physics, Chemistry and Math, Applied mechanics, Electrical engineering, electronic components and devices, Engineering mechanics & materials, Professional communication, Technical drawing, Computer application for engineering
  • Applied math II, Electrical Engineering II, Industrial Electronics and transducers, Network filters & Transmission lines, Electronics Devices and Circuits, Programming in C and C++
  • Industrial management and Entrepreneurship Development, Electronics Instruments and measurement, Television engineering, Microprocessor and Application, Construction management
  • Anyone elective from the modern communication system, advance microprocessor & interface, bio-medical electronics, microelectronics, microwave & radar engineering, Electronic equipment testing, modern consumer electronics appliances

 
Subjects taught at the undergraduate level are:

  • Programming in C and data structures, Engineering chemistry, physics and math, Engineering drawing, Basic electronics & communication engineering
  • Analog electronic circuits, logic design, network analysis, electronic Instrumentation, microcontrollers, control systems, signals & systems, Fundamental of HDL, Linear ICs & Applications
  • Digital signal processing, analog communication, information theory & coding, VLSI, Analog communication, fundamentals of CMOS, Digital communication, Microprocessors, Microelectronics Circuits, Antennas and propagation, Operating systems
  • Computer communication networks, optical fibre communication, power electronics, Embedded system design, Wireless communication, Digital Switching systems


Subjects taught at postgraduate level are:

  • Digital Communication systems, Information and Communication theory, Coding theory and applications, Wireless networks, different elective courses and a dissertation.


Subjects taught at the doctoral level are:

  • Research methodology, numerical technique, soft computing, speech processing, mobile communication, information theory, digital communication, statistical signal processing, digital image processing, Biomedical signal processing.

Careers in Electronics and Communication Engineering

Electronics and Communication Engineering offers a wide range of career prospects for the students enrolled in the course. With the advent of technology, a larger number of ECE and electrical graduates are required in the market. Qualified electronics and communication engineers can choose from a variety of sectors to build their career in. Some even opt for working in software industries for the long term or indefinitely as they pay higher. Indian telephone industry, Defense, AIR, NPL and development centres across various states keep hiring ECE graduates year after year. A knack to learn new things along with dedication, will take you a long way in this industry.

Certifications for Electronics and Communication Engineering

Certificate in Micro Controller Programming
Certificate in Micro Processor Application
Certification in Based Transmission System
Certification in Embeded System
Certification in PLC Designing
Certification in Robotics
Cisco Certified Network Associate
Java Certification
MatLab
Simulink

Job Profiles and Top Recruiters

Job Profiles

Electronics and Communication Engineering Graduates seek out jobs in both software and telecom industries.  They can land a job in electricity plant, aviation, consumer electronics, manufacturing, communication & telecommunication, transportation, computer application and equipment manufacturing. Various job profiles in which they work are mentioned in the table below.

 

Job Title

Job Description

Professor

A professor usually teaches students by explaining the concepts and shares his/her knowledge with them.

Electronics engineer

They are in charge of the systems controlling the flow of data such as communication and broadcasting, computers and various other electronic gadgets.

Systems engineer

Their main job is to design and analyze the system as well as to implement new systems and to correct software errors in existing ones.

Hardware engineer

Their main job is to ensure the configuration of the computer’s hardware and update the existing systems.

Programmer analyst

A programmer analyst is responsible for analyzing the information system. 

 

Top Recruiters

The top recruiters include:

  • Tata Elxsi
  • Bosch
  • Cadence
  • Texas instruments
  • Wipro VLSI
  • QUALCOMM
  • ISRO
  • DRDO Labs
  • Honeywell
  • ABB
  • IBM
  • EDA
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Nokia Siemens
  • Samsung
  • Microsoft
  • SAP
  • TCS
  • Infosys
  • Intel
  • Mentor graphics

Required Skillset for Electronics and Communication Engineering

The skills required for Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) courses are no different from that of other courses. Interest in Electric charges, Electrostatic potential and capacitance, Electromagnetic Induction, Current electricity and several other related chapters in class 12th physics might help. Apart from this, the skills that make a good ECE Engineer are –

  • Good communication power – Having good interpersonal skills only boosts your career faster.

  • Teamwork – The ability to work with a group of people and ensure the work is done well with proper project management is essential in almost every career.

  • Aptitude for mathematics – Since several topics of mathematics are essential for electrical engineering, this will only help you find the concepts easier to grasp.

  • Time management – It is a necessity to finish projects in a time-bound fashion if you want to succeed in the field. 

Course Curriculum for Electronics and Communication Engineering

The syllabus of the Electronics and Communication Engineering course covers the essentials of engineering mathematics, chemistry, physics and engineering drawing. In most of the undergraduate colleges, the syllabus for the first year is common irrespective of the branch of the students. From the second year onwards, specific subjects of the discipline are covered. Students enrolled in this course are taught the basics of electrical circuits, power electronics gadget, VLSI, Applied Electromagnetic theories, integrated circuits and control frameworks. 

Questions related to Electronics and Communication Engineering

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I got 13432 rank in ap ecet for electrical and electronics engineering will i get seat in pulla reddy college, kurnool

Srivani Vadde 27th Oct, 2020

Hello

According to 2019 cut off ranks for G pulla  reddy engineering college, kurnool. The closing rank in electrical and electronics is 18202 for general .Based on this, you will get seat in pulla reddy college.Infrastructure and placements are very good. Here is the link to get more information. Hope this information helps you.

https://www.career360.com/pulla-reddy-college-cutoff-eamcet-ranks

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can anyone tell me upsee 2020 first round opening and closing rank of college 1 jss Noida 2 KIET group of institution 3 akgec 4 galgotia college of engineering and technology 5 Abes EC for b.tech CSE and b.tech CSE specialization course!

roopalsengar04 27th Oct, 2020

Dear student,

Since you didn't mentioned the category you want cutoffs for. I am giving the cutoffs for Unreserved category based on All India Rank. For Knowing more cutoffs you can check the official site Upsee.nic.in.

1. JSS Noida - CSE - OPEN (AI) (OR 63 , CR- 980)

2. KIET group of Institution - CSE- OPEN (AI) (OR - 951 , CR- 3528 )

3. AJAY KUMAR GARG ENGG. College-

CSE - OPEN (AI) (OR- 654  , CR- 2583 )

Computer Science and Engineering(Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning) - OPEN (AI) (OR -  881, CR- 2996 )

Computer Science and Engineering(Data Science)-OPEN (AI) (OR- 2214 ,CR- 4379 )

4. GALGOTIA'S COLLEGE OF ENGG. & TECHNOLOGY,GAUTAM BUDDH NAGAR  - CSE - OPEN (AI) (OR- 1289  , CR- 3839 )

5. ABES ENGG.COLLEGE -

CSE - OPEN (AI) (OR- 2229  , CR- 6825 )

Computer Science and Engineering(Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning)  -

OPEN (AI) (OR- 3837  , CR- 11083 )

Computer Science and Engineering(Data Science)  - OPEN (AI) (OR- 9266  ,CR- 15375 )


You can check college wise cutoffs here using below link-

https://admissions.nic.in/UPSEE/UPSEECouns/Report/OpenCloseRank.aspx?boardid=130042021


Hope it helps!

Good Luck




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my kcet ranking for engineering is 31516 i belong to obc 2ARH and i have reservation in special category reservation i.e rastrapati award so which are clg that i can get seat for cs Or ec..

ojaswiyolo Student Expert 26th Oct, 2020

Hello

As per your rank and category you have good chances of getting admission in Canara Engineering College

Reva University

DSU

JCE

DSCE

Cambridge institute of technology

PDA College of Engineering

SVCE

VIt and many more for CSE and ECE.

To know the full list you may use https://www.careers360.com/kcet-college-predictor

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I write appgecet EC streme.what are the specializations am I eligible for doing mtech in au?

yakub sikander 26th Oct, 2020

Hi Aspirant,

The specializations that you are eligible after doing Electronics and Communication Engineering-

  • M.Tech. (VLSI) Course
  • M.Tech Radar and Microwave Engineering
  • M.Tech. (Bio-medical Engineering)
  • M.Tech. Electronics Instrumentation Engineering

These courses are available in Andhra University.

Good luck.

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masters options after b.tech in instrumentation and control engineering vs Electronics and communication engineering !

nooflesyepii 24th Oct, 2020
Dear Student,
Masters in VLSI design is the best option for Electronics and Communication other than CLSI one can also opt.for Electronics and Communication.For btech in Instrumentation and Control engineering Masters in Process Control engineering, Electronics and Instrumentation, Control System Engineering all are suitable.
Thank you

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