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    Electronics And Communication Engineering: Placement And Salaries

    By Nidhi Agarwal, Atul Ade
    1 Nov'22  4 min read
    Electronics And Communication Engineering: Placement And Salaries
    Synopsis

    Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) departments of several engineering colleges rival Computer Science in placement rates and salaries. How well do BTech ECE batches of different Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) and National Institutes of Technology (NIT) fare against each other? Careers360’s analysis of official placement data from several institutions show the placement trends for this branch in 2020-21. 

    Electronics And Communication Engineering: Placement And Salaries
    Synopsis

    Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) departments of several engineering colleges rival Computer Science in placement rates and salaries. How well do BTech ECE batches of different Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) and National Institutes of Technology (NIT) fare against each other? Careers360’s analysis of official placement data from several institutions show the placement trends for this branch in 2020-21. 

    Along with Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) is another popular branch among students. It too posts very high placement rates as well as salaries, only in terms of minimum salary it remains the lowest as compared to other engineering branches.

    Based on data obtained through an Right To Information(RTI) application, Careers360 analysed the placement trends for this branch of engineering in 2020-21 across eight engineering colleges. All eight are among the top 25 in the country, as ranked by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF 2021). Among the remaining colleges that responded, some did not have an ECE department or did not disclose department-specific data.

    Among the eight institutes, IIT Kharagpur offers Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering and Jadavpur University offers Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, while the rest offer Electronics and Communication Engineering.

    ECE: Jobs Data

    The ECE branch's placement rate is quite impressive compared to the other branches of engineering. Among the eight colleges that shared placement data for the analysis, the placement percentage for ECE ranged from around 70 to 100 per cent. The highest placement took place at the IITs.

    But for the below graph, IIT Kharagpur and NIT Surathkal did not share how many students enrolled for the placement process and have been removed from the list.

    ECE Overall Placement InformationECE Overall Placement Information

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    ECE Department: Placement Rate

    IIT Roorkee, one of the oldest engineering colleges, had a low placement rate compared to other newly-established colleges for ECE branch. But as per data shared with the NIRF, many IIT Roorkee students go for higher studies, which could be one explanation for the low placement percentage.

    IIT-ISM Dhanbad, where the programme is relatively new, showed the lowest placement percentage for ECE. IIT Kharagpur remains at the top of the placement rate table just like its NIRF rank.

    BTech Placement: ECE Engineering 2020-21 (In %)

    Institution

    Overall Average Placement Rate (%)

    ECE- Placement %

    IIT Kharagpur*

    85.79

    100

    IIT ISM Dhanbad

    68

    69.44

    IIT Roorkee

    74

    87.65

    IIT Guwahati

    77.91

    92

    NIT Rourkela

    89

    94.44

    NIT Surathkal

    91.98

    91.67

    NIT Calicut

    87.3

    98.26

    Jadavpur University**

    75

    80.88

    Average

    81.12

    88.11

    *IIT Kharagpur - Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering

    **Jadavpur university- Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

    Also Read | Placement Report Of Mechanical Engineering Graduates

    IIT Roorkee and IIT ISM Dhanbad had more students registered for placement than the number of students enrolled. It may be because of some lateral entry of students after the enrollment process.

    BTech In ECE Placement In Numbers

    Institution

    Enrolled

    Registered

    Placed

    % Placed Registered

    % Placed Enrolled

    IIT Kharagpur*

    -

    47

    47

    100

    -

    IIT ISM Dhanbad

    105

    108

    75

    69.44

    71.43

    IIT Roorkee

    78

    81

    71

    87.65

    91.03

    IIT Guwahati

    79

    75

    69

    92

    87.34

    NIT Rourkela

    44

    36

    34

    94.44

    77.27

    NIT Surathkal

    -

    84

    77

    91.67

    -

    NIT Calicut

    149

    115

    113

    98.26

    75.84

    Jadavpur University**

    76

    68

    55

    80.88

    72.37

    Total

    531

    614

    541

    88.11

    101.88

    *IIT Kharagpur - Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering

    **Jadavpur university- Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

    Also Read | What Makes An Engineering College Your Best-Fit?

    ECE: Average Salary

    After Computer Science and Engineering, ECE is the branch most in demand. However the two are clearly not entirely on par because there is a difference of almost Rs 6,00,000 in the average salary offered to the two groups.

    ECE branch had better average salary than the overall average salary package of all the below-mentioned engineering institutes.

    ECE Engineering Salaries (In Lakh Per Annum)

    Branch wise Average Salary

    Overall Average Salary

    ECE Average Salary

    Variance (In %)

    IIT ISM Dhanbad

    12

    17.13

    29.95

    IIT Guwahati

    19.35

    24.2

    20.04

    NIT Rourkela

    7.7

    10.19

    24.44

    NIT Surathkal

    11.67

    14.06

    17

    NIT Calicut

    8.51

    12.19

    30.19

    Average

    12.81

    16.91

    24.53

    Also Read | Civil Engineering: 10 IITs Placed Only 57% BTech In CE Students In Jobs In 2020-21

    ECE: Maximum, Minimum Salary

    In 2020-21, the highest maximum salary among any of the branches of these colleges was received by the students of the ECE department of IIT Guwahati.

    ECE : Maximum and Minimum Annual Salary (In Rs Lakh)

    Institute

    Maximum Salary (In Rs Lakh)

    Minimum Salary (In Rs Lakh)

    IIT ISM Dhanbad

    45.03

    5.58

    IIT Guwahati

    69.36

    7

    NIT Rourkela

    45

    3

    NIT Surathkal

    12

    3.5

    NIT Calicut

    35

    3.5

    Average

    41.28

    5.10

    Also Read | Placements: What Is The Scope of Electrical Engineering Degree?

    IIT Kharagpur, IIT Roorkee and Jadavpur University did not disclose their salary information.

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