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Electronics and Communication Engineering Courses, Jobs and Scope

Akansha Sirohi
Akansha SirohiUpdated On: September 13, 2017 04:07 pm IST
  • Students looking forward to take electronics and communication engineering can unlock a lot of opportunities in the gadget industry.
  • Various companies are emerging in India, as well as, overseas that offer hire graduates skilled in these fields.
Electronics and Communication Engineering Courses, Jobs and Scope

Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) is one of the most popular branches in India and is the priority of students who want to foray into the gadget programming and designing industry. With the digitisation era on the rise in India, Electronic and Communication Engineering is one of the best branches to opt if you want to pursue B.Tech or BE.

There is a huge demand for gadgets and smartphones and new companies are emerging in the marketing to meet the demands of the consumers in the most economical way. Ths has created a lot of opportunities for aspirants who want to take electronic and communication engineering.

If you are looking forward to taking admission in B.Tech in electronics and communication engineering, following are all the details that you need to know

About Electronics and Communication Engineering:

Name of the Programme

Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE)


4 years

About the Programme

The programme covers the concepts of electronics, circuit designing and communication. The branch is concerned with a detailed study of development, designing, manufacturing and testing of electronic circuits and chips.

Popular Areas of Study

  • Analog Electronics
  • EMFT
  • Signals and System
  • Digital Electronics
  • Antenna Theory
  • Microprocessor
  • Control Systems
  • VLSI
  • Network Theory
  • EDC
  • Analog & Digital Communication
  • Wireless Communication
  • Digital Image Processing


Rs. 2,50,000 to Rs. 10,00,000 varying at government and private colleges.

Popular Entrance Exams


Eligibility Criteria for Electronic and Communication Engineering:

  • You can apply for undergraduate courses after completing 10+2 and clearing entrance exams for colleges where you seek admission.
  • You will be eligible for post-graduate programmes after you have completed your graduation in ECE. You will have to clear GATE and then you will be able to apply for specialisations in this field.
  • You can also apply for Diploma in ECE as well after clearing your class 10 board exams.

Admission Procedure for Electronics and Communication Engineering:

ECE is one of the top branches of engineering and is highly in demand amongst engineering aspirants considering the bright job aspects it ensures after graduation. Due to this reason, this branch is filled by some of the best rankers in the entrance exams.

Getting Electronics and Communication Engineering branch in a good engineering college will be difficult as it will require you to secure a very good rank in any of the entrance exam. Therefore, it is important that you target the colleges and chase the expected rank accordingly.

Also Read:Career Guide for Chemical Engineering: Eligibility, Jobs and Colleges

Job Opportunities after Pursuing Electronics and Communication Engineering:

There are various job options after completing graduation in ECE, especially in the field of communication. There are various companies that hire candidates for designing electronic equipment, programming circuits, networking devices, etc. Some of the popular companies that recruit ECE graduates are:

  • Intel
  • Reliance Communications
  • Samsung
  • Panasonic
  • L&T Infotech
  • General Electric
  • Bosch
  • Infosys
  • Philips
  • Godrej Electricals and Electronics
  • Sony

Also, there are many government organisations that recruit ECE graduates such as BSNL, BEL, Airports Authority of India, etc. These organisations offer good wages as well as working conditions to ECE graduates.

Salary Scope after Electronics and Communication Engineering:

An Electronics and Communication degree holder can expect an average salary varying from INR 3.5 lakh to INR 4.5 lakh per annum. Fresh graduates can expect a starting salary of INR 20,000 to INR 30,000 per month depending on the organisation they have got job offers from.

Also Read:Career Guide for Maths Lovers: Courses, Eligibility & Scope

Although IIT graduates get the best salary offers, you can build up your profile by taking up courses like MATLAB, Cisco certification, etc. and enhance your chances of getting a good package. Graduates from IITs or those who have pursued M.Tech in this field can get packages up to INR 25 lakh per annum.


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