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    Placements: What Is The Scope of Electrical Engineering Degree?

    By Nidhi Agarwal
    6 Oct'22  4 min read
    Placements: What Is The Scope of Electrical Engineering Degree?
    Synopsis

    An analysis of official data from seven IITs, one NIT and a state institute (some of India’s best engineering colleges), shows that placements varied widely even within the IIT network. The following analysis also shows college-wise average salaries offered to BTech Electrical Engineering graduates.

    Placements: What Is The Scope of Electrical Engineering Degree?
    Synopsis

    An analysis of official data from seven IITs, one NIT and a state institute (some of India’s best engineering colleges), shows that placements varied widely even within the IIT network. The following analysis also shows college-wise average salaries offered to BTech Electrical Engineering graduates.

    Out of the total enrolled Electrical Engineering (EE) students, who registered for placement in 2020-21 from some of the top engineering institutes of India, about 76 per cent of them landed with a job. The average annual salary offered was in seven figures. This information is based on the placement data of top 25 technical institutions (ranked by NIRF) in the country which offer electrical engineering specialisations. Careers360 obtained the data via RTIs.

    Considering the rising power requirements and modulation, the demand for Electrical Engineers (EE) is sure to continue for a long time. Where data was unavailable or unclear, the institute was left out of the analysis. So here we present seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), one National Institute of Technology (NIT) and a state institution.

    Electrical Engineering: Jobs Data

    Among the nine colleges that shared complete data for the analysis, the placement percentage for EE ranged from 61 to 90 per cent. The highest placement took place at the state institute, Jadavpur University, beating even the best IITs and NITs.

    The overall placement percentage, among the nine colleges, was 76.7 per cent out of the total registered for placement from EE branch. The EE branch performed better than most other branches of engineering in terms of placement as well as salary.

    Out of the total 662 enrolled EE students, 61 students did not register for the placement programme while 201 were not placed.

    Placement Performance Of Electrical EngineeringElectrical Engineering: Placement Performance

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    Electrical Engineering Placement Rate

    Nearly all the colleges included in the analysis reported an average placement rate of over 68 per cent. The EE branch of these colleges, except a few, showed a better placement percentage than the overall placement percentage of the college.

    IIT Patna’s EE branch was the only department which showed a seven per cent point lower placement than the overall placement. While Jadavpur University’s EE branch showed a 14 per cent point higher placement.

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

    Institution

    Average Placement Rate (%)

    Electrical Engineering Placement Rate (%)

    IIT Gandhinagar

    69

    69

    IIT Hyderabad

    69

    78

    IIT Madras

    73

    74

    IIT Patna

    68

    61

    IIT Ropar

    82

    81

    NIT Rourkela

    89

    88

    IIT ISM Dhanbad

    68

    66

    Jadavpur University

    75

    89

    IIT Roorkee

    74

    76

    Also Read | Placement Report Of Mechanical Engineering Graduates

    IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur and IIT Kharagpur had the best placement percentage out of the total students who sat for the placement programme. But the information shared by these colleges was not complete. They did not provide the total enrolled data and so it was not added in the analysis. But rest of the information from these colleges is mentioned in the table below.

    BTech In EE Placement In Numbers

    Institution

    Enrolled

    Registered

    Placed

    Placement Rate / Registered (In %)

    Placement Rate / Enrolled (In %)

    IIT Gandhinagar

    33

    29

    20

    69.0

    60.6

    IIT Hyderabad

    51

    49

    38

    77.6

    74.5

    IIT Madras

    54

    39

    29

    74.4

    53.7

    IIT Patna

    59

    57

    35

    61.4

    59.3

    IIT Ropar

    60

    52

    42

    80.8

    70.0

    NIT Rourkela

    84

    74

    65

    87.8

    77.4

    IIT ISM Dhanbad

    92

    94

    62

    66.0

    67.4

    Jadavpur University

    109

    93

    83

    89.2

    76.1

    IIT Roorkee

    120

    114

    87

    76.3

    72.5

    IIT Delhi

    -

    65

    61

    93.8

    -

    IIT Kanpur

    -

    92

    82

    89.1

    -

    IIT Kharagpur

    -

    64

    64

    100.0

    -

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

    Electrical Engineering Jobs: Average Salary

    All the listed institute's EE departments were able to get the students a salary package way higher than the overall average salary package of the institute. Simply implying that graduates of EE get a better salary package than most other branches of engineering.

    Electrical Engineering Salaries (In Lakh Per Annum)

    Institution

    Average Salary

    Average salary- Electrical Engineering

    Variance

    IIT Hyderabad

    19.98

    21.92

    9.7

    IIT BHU

    17.64

    24.24

    37.4

    IIT Kanpur

    20.19

    27.34

    35.4

    IIT Madras

    17

    18.49

    8.8

    IIT Ropar

    12

    12.85

    7.1

    IIT ISM Dhanbad

    12

    13.34

    11.2

    IIT Gandhinagar

    10.5

    13.54

    29

    IIT Patna

    13

    14.56

    12

    NIT Rourkela

    7.7

    9.43

    22.5

    Jadavpur University

    8.3

    9

    8.4

    Also Read | IIT Kharagpur Placed Over 85% Students in 2020-21: Branch-Wise Placement Report

    There was a vast difference in the salary packages received by students. Data shows that it was as low as nine lakhs at Jadavpur University and as high as 27 lakhs per annum at IIT Kanpur.

    If only the IITs are compared, the difference in salary was almost 14.5 lakhs. The highest being from IIT Kanpur and the lowest was from IIT Ropar.

    The salary information shared above is the average salary, which means the actual salary received by the students could be higher and in almost half of the cases lower too.

    Electrical Engineering: Maximum, Minimum Salary

    Few IITs, like Delhi, Kharagpur and Roorkee, did not share their salary details in the RTI responses. While few IITs choose not to disclose details on salary other than the averages as a matter of policy. Among the ones that did disclose, four IITs had the top maximum salary and the lowest minimum in the list was offered at NIT Rourkela.

    BTech EE Placement: Maximum, Minimum Annual Salary

    Institution

    Maximum Salary (In Rs Lakh)

    Minimum Salary (In Rs Lakh)

    IIT Madras

    45.03

    6

    IIT ISM Dhanbad

    45.03

    4

    IIT BHU

    45.03

    7.2

    IIT Hyderabad

    45.03

    6

    Jadavpur University

    43

    3.6

    NIT Rourkela

    33

    3

    IIT Patna

    32

    5


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