Electrical engineering as a career option in India

carrer option in electrical engineering

Do you want to be an Electrical engineer but unaware of scope of Electrical engineering as a career option in India then this article has really good stuff for you. Read more to know all about Electrical engineering from eligibility, Job prospects, salary packages and key recruiters to top institutes for Electrical engineering

Career Prospects in Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering is study and application of electricity and electronics. It is an interesting branch of engineering because it involves study of computers, electrical, electronics and communication. Electrical engineering primarily deals with generation, transmission and distribution of electricity.

Eligibility Criteria

Under Graduate:
For admission in a bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (10+2) examination with science subject such as Physics, math’s and chemistry. For IITs, It is mandatory to qualify in the Joint Entrance Examinations (J.E.E).  The duration for this course is 4 years.

Post Graduate:
The eligibility criteria for pursuing a master’s degree are holding a bachelor’s degree in (B.E/B.Tech) or any other equivalent branches of engineering. The duration for this course is 2 years.

Electrical Engineering Course profile

Graduate courses

  1. B.E / B. Tech in Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  2. B. Tech in Elements of Electrical Engineering
  3. B.E in Electrical Department
  4. B. Tech in Electrical Engineering
  5. B. Tech in Electronics & Instrumentation

Post graduate courses

  1. M.Tech in Fibre Optics and Light wave Engineering
  2. M.Tech in Digital Systems & Comp. Electronics
  3. M.E/M.Tech in Electrical Engineering
  4. Ph. D in Electrical Engineering

Diploma courses

  1. Diploma in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  2. Diploma in House Electrician

Top colleges for Electrical Engineering in India

  • All IIT’s
  • Indian School of Mines (ISM)
  • Jadavpur University
  • Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology
  • PEC University of Technology
  • Malaviya National Institute of Technology
  • Thapar University

Specialisations in the field of Electrical Engineering (EE), Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and Telecommunications:


Electrical Engineering – Job Description

Broadly, Electrical Engineer is expected to undertake the following duties:

  1. Evaluates electrical systems products, components, and applications by designing and conducting research programs
  2. Confirms system’s and components’ capabilities by designing testing methods
  3. Develops electrical products by studying customer requirements
  4. Develops manufacturing processes by designing and modifying equipment for building and assembling electrical components
  5. Design and develop more efficient electrical machinery
  6. Control Equipment for electricity generation
  7. Guide and organize manufacturing, construction, installation, maintenance, support, documentation and testing to assure conformation with specifications, codes and customer requisites.
  8. Transmission and distribution of electrical energy and telecommunication

Key recruiters

Bajaj International Private Ltd, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Crompton Greaves Limited (CGL), Dev Denso Power Ltd, Info Edge (India) Ltd, Penguin Engineering Ltd, Bristol Fire Engineering, Kelvin Electrical, Siemens Ltd, Wipro Lighting, Centre for Electronics Design and Technology, Horizon, Association, Indo Pumps

This article has compiled information from various sources to impart knowledge regarding job prospects and scope of Electrical engineering as career option with a hope to help our subscribers in choosing their desired field of Electrical engineering as a profession.