Electronics and Communication Engineering – Things you should know about ECE


At the very beginning itself, I would like to congratulate you for clearing your class 12 boards and also your engineering entrance exams which are considered one of the most competitive among all. Now, you are free to choose the core subjects which you always wanted to study for your dream career. Once you clear the entrance tests, you are offered streams based on your rank. So, this is a very crucial time as your single mistake in choosing the right stream will affect your career. One of the known streams in the field of engineering is Engineering in Electronics and Communication Engineering(ECE) which is preferred after Computer Science and Information Technology. Electronics and Communication Engineering(ECE) is the stream which focuses on the study of gadgets, systems of communication networks like radars, antennas etc. ECE is the vastest field among all the fields of engineering. There are certain things which you should know before choosing ECE. This article brings you the facts about ECE.

The Vast Field of ECE

ECE Engineering is known for its vast syllabus and the number of subjects. Once you take ECE, you have to study subjects of telecommunication systems, digital electronics along with a little bit of coding too. The most interesting part is the circuit designing in which you will be soldering the circuit elements like transistors, filters etc. ECE engineers are also called “overall engineers” as they are taught about coding, machine handling, electricals and many such subjects. But, you don’t need very vast knowledge about coding or electricals. It’s just that your device should incorporate with the software or with the existing circuit.

Competition level.

Though in every engineering field you will find competition which is increasing exponentially, ECE is a little less competitive as compared to other streams as most of the students are attracted towards CSE and IT. You have to acquire programming, designing, technical skills in order to become a successful ECE engineer. It is often advised to take Computer Science in an average college rather than taking ECE in a better college due to its difficulty level.

Scope and placement scenario.

Currently, branches which are given the utmost importance are Computer Science Engineering and Information Technology. So, this makes ECE of less scope. Also, there are very few core companies in this field. You have to do a lot of hard work in order to get a decent package whereas you can get more decent packages with streams like CSE, IT with the same or even less amount of hard work. But, on the other hand, ECE is developing scope and importance level day by day. So, in future, it is believed that ECE engineers will have a better placement record than others.

Top colleges to pursue ECE

Though almost every engineering college/university offers ECE, taking ECE in a decent college is the best option in order to get the best packages. Some of the best colleges in ECE are as follows:

  • Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  • National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli
  • National Institute of Technology Warangal
  • Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology
  • Delhi Technological University etc

Carrer options after ECE Engineering.

  • Besides ECE core companies, you can get into the telecommunication industries too. Life in these industries is a bit less risky as the risk of recessions is very low here.
  • Since you have got programming and designing skills too, you can switch to careers in programming or design fields too.
  • After ECE Engineering, you can apply for govt. jobs like railways, the defense also. You will have a benefit of doing ECE as in the case of ECE, there are more seats as compared to others.
  • You can also go for masters in ECE Engineering. You are chances of getting into ECE companies or getting higher perks among all the engineers in the firm both become double on completing masters.

So, this was all about ECE. Hope it helps you to make the right decision. Currently, it has lesser importance but in future, surely it’s scope is going to rise as the need for complex gadgets and communication systems will increase in the future. So, have faith in yourself and keep patience. If you want to pursue ECE, then you must not fear the current situations which are definitely going to improve. Wish you all the very best.

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