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Electrical engineering is one of the most prominent branches of engineering and one of the most sought-after choices students make. This engineering field benefits the students in mastering electronics and any equipment powered by electricity. 

Although electrical engineering is indeed hard, if you love tweaking machines or bringing them to life, then EE is your way to go. 

The first department of electrical engineering in India was started in 1911. It was under the chairmanship of Prof. Alfred Hay, and it was established at the Indian Institute of Science. 

What Is Electrical Engineering?

Before we begin, let us understand what electrical engineering means and what electrical engineers learn?

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EE is a branch of engineering that deals with the study of the application of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism. Experts professionals in this field design electric circuits and equipment. Their work area can range from gigantic power plants to small hardware companies. Furthermore, their job roles involve designing, manufacturing and operating power plants, industrial machinery, electrical motors, computer chips, ignition systems for automobiles, aircraft, space crafts and many more. 

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This branch is spread across various specialities such as acoustics, speech, signal processing to electromagnetic compatibility, automobiles to vehicular technology, geoscience, remote sensing, laser and electro-optics, robotics, ultra-sonic, ferroelectrics and frequency control. 

Types Of Courses In Electric Engineering

Level About Degree Names
Graduation CourseThis course is designed
for students who have just
passed 12th with PCM stream.
B.Tech/BE/BSc
Post Graduation CourseThis course is only available after
completing a graduate degree.
It is more practical than theoretical. It
is mostly application-based.
M.Tech/ME/MSc
DiplomaThis is for people who already are from
electrical engineering background and
want to specialise in it.
Diploma
Doctoral This is an extensive-research field. It is for
students to achieve a doctoral level of
knowledge on the subject.
PhD

Specialisation in Electric Engineering

  • Integrated circuits 
  • Micro electro mechanicals website 
  • Scientific computing 
  • Signal Processing 
  • Physical Electronics 
  • Energy 
  • Control, Intelligent System and Robotics 
  • Electromagnet energy. 

Eligibility Criteria

Here are the general eligibility criteria for UG and PG level courses in the electrical engineering programme.

Course LevelEligibility Criteria
For Undergraduate The student must have passed the class 12th exam from
a recognised board in India, for instance, CBSE.
Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as the core subject.
The student must have scored a minimum of 60% marks in 12th.
For Post Graduate A B.Tech degree in the same discipline is required with a minimum of
60% marks in the qualifying degree.
Minimum qualifying marks in GATE ME.
Basic details

Entrance Exams For Electrical Engineering

Entrance ExamConducted By
JEE MainNational Test Agency
VITEEEVIT University
BITSATBirla Institute of Technology and Science
COMEDK UGETThe Consortium of Medical, Engineering and
Dental Colleges of Karnataka.
KIITEEKalinga Institute of Industrial Technology
MHT CETMaharashtra State Common Entrance Test Cell
Basic Exams

Syllabus for UG Course

Given below is the list of subjects taught in the UG Course. However, keep in mind that these subjects may vary according to college. 

S.No.Chapter NameS.No.Chapter Name
1.Calculus and Differential Equations31.Analysis of the electrical power system
2.Environmental Studies32.Rotating AC Machines
3.Computer Programming33.Rotating AC Machines
4.Elements of Electrical and Electronics Engineering34.High voltage engineering
5.Electrical Workshop35.Power electronic converters
6.Design Thinking36.The utilisation of Electrical power
7.Law and Engineering37.Microprocessor and Microcontroller
8.Linear Algebra38.Fractional Course
9.Chemistry39.Power System Operation and Control
10.Engineering Graphics40.Electrical Drives and Traction Systems
11.English Communication.41.Testing, Commissioning and Maintenance of Electrical Equipment
12.Introduction to electrical engineering42.Electronic System Design (Elective-I)
13.Mechanical Workshop43.Permanent Magnet Brushless and Reluctance Motors (Elective-I)
14.ICT Tools and Cyber Security44.Renewable Energy Sources (Elective-I)
15.Analog Electronics Circuits45.Advanced Microprocessors and Microcontrollers (Elective-I)
16.Network analysis and network synthesis46.Signals and Systems (Elective-II)
17.Electrical Engineering Materials47.Dynamics and Modeling of Electrical Machines (Elective-II)
18.Electrical Transducers and Measurements48.Extra-High Voltage Transmission (Elective-II)
19.Mathematics for Electrical engineers49.Capstone Course
20.Thermal and Hydraulics Prime Movers50.Electrical Machine Design
21.ICT Tools and Security51.Digital Signal Processors for Electrical Engineering
22.Community Services52.Power System Protection and Switchgear
23.Fundamentals of Electrical Power System53.Minor Project
24.DC Machines and transformations54.Applications of Power Electronics in Power System (Elective III)
25.Digital Electronic circuits55.Design of Permanent Magnet Brushless and Reluctance Motors (Elective III)
26.Fundamentals of Power Electronics56.Computer Techniques in Power System (Elective III)
27.Control System Engineering57.Electromagnetic Interference and Electromagnetic Compatibility (Elective IV)
28.Engineering Electromagnetics58.Control of Electric Drives (Elective IV)
29.Economics for Engineers59.Advanced Electrical Power System (Elective IV)
30.Ethics and Values60.Electric Vehicle (Elective IV)
61.Organisational Behavior

Syllabus for PG Course

Given below is the list of subjects taught in the PG Course. However, keep in mind that these subjects may vary according to college. 
S.No.Chapter NameS.No.Chapter Name
1.Electric Drive System10.CAD of Electrical Apparatus
2.Digital Signal Processing11.Control of Electric Drives
3.Power Electronic Devices and Circuits12.Analysis of Power Electronic Controllers
4.Numerical Method And Optimisation Techniques13.Minor Project
5.Advanced Electrical Machines14.High Voltage DC Transmission (HVDC) (Elective-II)
6.Electrical Machines (Elective – I)15.Power Quality (Elective-II)
7.Modern Control Theory (Elective – I)16.Mechatronics Systems (Elective – II)
8.Cyber Security17.Multi-Level Inverters for High-Power Induction Motor Drives (Elective–II)
9.Modelling and Analysis of Electrical Machines18.Communication Skills for Engineers
19.Research Methodology

Top Colleges For Electrical Engineering

S.No.Colleges NameS.No.Colleges Name
1.Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi7.Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
2.Indian Institute of Technology, BHU, Varanasi 8.Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai
3.Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay9.Galgotias Colleges of Engineering and Technology, Greater Noida
4.SRM Institute of Science and Technology10.GL Bajaj, Greater Noida 
5.Christ University, Bangalore11.Amity University, Noida 
6.College of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar12Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar

Fee Structure Of The Course

Moving further into the topic, let us discuss the general fee structure for UG course in electrical engineering in India:

College Sector Fees* in INR
Government Colleges Min- 6,000 INR
Avg- 1.3 lakhs INR
Max- 5.5 Lakhs INR
Private CollegesMin-60,000 INR
Avg- 3.5 lakhs INR
Max- 13.5 lakhs INR
Note: Fees are subject to change.

Let us discuss the general fee structure for the PG course in electrical engineering in India:

College Sector Fees* in INR
Government Colleges Min- 8,500 INR
Avg- 1 lakhs INR
Max- 1.6 Lakhs INR
Private CollegesMin-65,000 INR
Avg- 1.6 lakhs INR
Max- 4 lakhs INR
Note: Fees are subject to change

Scope and Career Opportunity of Electrical Engineer

Firstly, an electrical engineer has vast career opportunities in various sectors, such as electronics, pocorporationstions, IT consultantsmanagersagers, aviation technology, communication technology, radio engineers, electromagnets, Engin, etc. 

Above all, electrical engineers learn everything from the beginning, from small circuits to lan addition to the field of engineering is a cry because ofthe service they provide. Some examples are equipment building services, repairing services, power supplying services, and various others. Above all, companies related to atomic technologies, thermal capabilities, technological consultancies and more hire people from an electrical engineering background. 

Job Role For Electrical Engineer

A few of the job roles of electrical engineers are mentioned below. However, there are a lot of other functions also that are given to an electrical engineer. 

  1. Micro Electrical Engineer: They deal with designing and microfabricating tiny electronic circuit components. 
  2. Power Engineer: Their responsibility consists of designing the electrical design, for instance, transformers, power electronics, generators, motors and more. 
  3. Electrical Engineering: They work in the function of the variety of functional go involved in the production, development nt, and implementation of electrical display not. 
  4. Instrumentation Engineer: Their primary job is to design measuring devices for pressure, temperature and flow. 

Employment Opportunities 

  • Engineering Services
  • Electric power generating installations
  • Indian Railways
  • Aerospace Manufacturer Industry
  • Automobile Industry
  • Airports Authority of India
  • Electricity transmission and distribution organisations
  • Government Electrical Works Department
  • Navigational equipment manufacturing industries
  • Architecture and Construction Firms

Top Recruiters

Some examples of the best companies that hire EE are mentioned below, so do check them. 

  • Reliance Power
  • Siemens Technology Services
  • RITES
  • International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
  • Google
  • Apple
  • General Electric
  • BMW Group
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • The Boeing Company
  • Shell Oil Company

Salary of Electrical Engineer

Job RoleFor Fresher in INRMid Level in INRExperienced Level in INR
Electrical Engineer3.5 Lakhs per annum7 Lakhs per annum15-16 Lakhs per annum
Note: Salary is subject to change

Pros and Cons of Electrical Engineering

Advantages 

  • Firstly, electrical engineers are awarded some of the highest salary packages as the job is extremely skill-based.
  • Secondly, electrical engineers can prefer to work in various of industry, ries, including telecommunications, computers, aerospace, etc.
  • In addition to that, with the best skill sets and sufficient professional expertise, electrical engineering can escalate to management positions.

  • Lastly, there is a lot of job adaptability, as one can simply shift to sub-disciplines.

Disadvantages

  • To begin with, the jobs of electrical engineers can be highly stressful, particularly when the equipment or the design has the potential to affect human life.
  • It is a risky profession. Due to the characteristics of the job, electrical engineers at times may suffer a personal injury.
  • Because of the progression of technology, electrical engineers have to update their knowledge continually. They also

    have to renew their license in specific areas from time to time.

  • There is inadequate job growth in the department of electrical engineering.

FAQs

Q.1. It has been 4 years since I qualified GATE Exam. Am I applicable to apply for a master’s now based on the same?

No, because the validity of the GATE score is only 3 years from the time of the announcement of the exam results. 

Q.2. Will I learn something about Robotics if I pursue Electrical Engineering?

This discipline guides you through the techniques which can put life into any machine. Robotics is also a part of it. You learn about constructing various power sources for large and small machines, and robotics is among them.

Q.3. Can a diploma passed candidate apply for Electrical Engineering admission?

If candidates have finished a diploma in EE or EEE, they are eligible.

Q.4. What are the criteria to apply for admission for an ITI passed candidate?

An ITI passed candidate can be available for admission if they have passed ITI with Electrical or Electrical & Electronics trade.

Q.5. Can a high school passed candidate apply for EE admission?

The high school qualified candidates only apply for admission to ITI and Diploma. They will be suitable for Electrical Engineering admission only after completing Class 12/Diploma/ITI.

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