Careers after class 12: Electronics and Communication Engineering

Industry: Engineering

What is Electronics and Communication Engineering?

Electronics and communication engineering (ECE) is the stream of engineering dealing with the research, design, development and testing of communication electronic systems like transmitters, receivers, integrated circuits and software applications. ECE also involves the conceptualization of the manufacturing of basic electronics, analog and digital transmission and reception of data,  microprocessors, communication and broadcast systems.

Job Description

  • Responsibilities of an electronics and communication engineer include designing, inspecting, testing, and updating electronic systems, components, equipment, and software
  • Developing effective maintenance, testing, and quality control procedures and ensuring compliance with safety regulations
  • Analysing the needs of internal customers to determine system requirements and the cost of developing electronic system plans
  • Conducting system evaluations and making appropriate recommendations to modify designs or repair equipment as needed

Eligibility and Courses
Class 12

Science stream with physics, chemistry and mathematics as core subjects.

Under Graduate Courses

  • B.Tech./B.E. in Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE)
  • B.Tech. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • B.E. in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
  • B.Sc. in Electronics and Communication Systems
  • Diploma in Electronics and Communication Engineering

Career Profiles

Career Profiles Electronics and Communication

Top 5 Institutes for Electronics and Communication Engineering courses

1. National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirappalli

Value for Money- 4.7/5

Bachelor Courses- B.Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering

Tenure- 4 years

Website: https://www.nitt.edu/

2. Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Value for Money- 4.6/5

Bachelor Courses- B.E. in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

Tenure- 4 years

Website: http://www.jaduniv.edu.in/

3. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee

Value for Money- 4.2/5

Bachelor Courses- B.Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering

Tenure- 4 years

Website: https://www.iitr.ac.in/

4. Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani

Value for Money- 4.1/5

Bachelor Courses- B.E. (Hons.) in Electronics and Communication Engineering

Tenure- 4 years

Website: https://www.bits-pilani.ac.in/

5. Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT)

Value for Money- 4/5

Bachelor Courses- B.Tech. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Tenure- 4 years

Website: https://vit.ac.in/ 

Career Progression

Career Progression Electronics and Communication

Pay

Pay Electronics and Communication

Expert Advice

Koichi Tanaka“I suppose the reason I chose electrical engineering was because I had always been interested in electricity, involving myself in such projects as building radios from the time I was a child.”

— Koichi Tanaka,
Japanese electrical engineer

Jack Kilby“I think I thought it would be important for electronics as we knew it then, but that was a much simpler business and electronics was mostly radio and television and the first computers.”

— Jack Kilby,
American electrical engineer, Nobel prize winner in physics

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