Electrical Engineering (B.E) as a Career Course After Class 12th/HSC Board

Electrical Engineering is a field of engineering that generally deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. It’s an undergraduate Electrical Engineering course. The time period of the course is four years and it deals with the study of generation, distribution and transmission of electrical power. It also covers a range of sub-disciplines such as power, instrumentation, analogue digital electronics, control systems, signal processing and telecommunications. The B.E. (Electrical Engineering) degree  program lays strong and detailed emphasis on understanding of electrical networks, electrical energy converters, electromagnetic field theory and related devices, electrical energy distribution systems etc.

Electrical Engineering has now subdivided into a wide range of sub-fields including electronics, digital computers, power engineering, telecommunications, control systems, radio-frequency engineering, signal processing, instrumentation, and microelectronics. The subject of electronic engineering is often treated as its own sub-field but it intersects with all the other sub-fields, including the power electronics of power engineering.

Electrical Engineering

 Eligibility criteria for Electrical Engineering {B.E}:

  • Candidate must be qualifying 10+2/HSC Board or equivalent examination, with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics .
  • Selection to the B.E. (Electrical Engineering) degree course is based on marks secured in the final merit i.e. total  marks aggregated in the final exams of 10+2 and the entrance exams. such as  All India Engineering Entrance Exam (AIEEE),  Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test (BITSAT) etc.
  • A Joint entrance Exam (JEE) is conducted by Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in the country. The entrance to the IITs can be secured only after clearing this JEE.
  • An examination is also conducted by the Associate Membership of the Institute of Engineers (AMIE), which enables working people in the private/public sector and diploma holders to acquire a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering through distance education. The degree awarded is considered equivalent to a regular Electrical Engineering {B.E.} degree.

Academic criterion of Electrical Engineering {B.E}:

The academic criterion of Electrical Engineering is divided into three courses/programmes as follows:

  • Diploma courses leading to the polytechnic diploma of 3 years duration. (after 10th or 12th)
  • UG courses leading to the B.Tech (Bachelor of Technology) degree of 4 years duration. (after 12th)
  • PG courses leading to the M.Tech (Master of Technology) degree of 2 years duration. (after Graduation)
  • Beside these, it is one of the broad research fields leading to the PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) degree.
  • For entering in PG (M.Tech) programme, B.Tech in Electrical Engineering is must.

Skills Requirements for Electronics Engineer  {B.E} :

  • Good technical and numerical abilities·
  • Good communication skills·
  • Teamwork and leadership qualities·
  • Keen interest in technology

Syllabus – Electrical Engineering {B.E.}:

  • Advanced  Mathematics
  • Analogue and Digital Electronics: Diodes, amplifiers, oscillators, etc
  • Control Systems
  • Electric Circuits and Fields
  • Electrical Machines: Transformers, AC DC   motors, generators, etc
  • Electrical and Electronic Measurements: Bridges and potentiometers, dynamo-meters, voltmeters, ammeters and millimeters, Q-meters, oscilloscopes, etc.
  • Electrical Workshop Wiring Estimation
  • Electrical Circuit Theory
  • Electrical Material Science
  • Electrical Machine Design
  • Electronics
  • Electronic Instrumentation
  • Signals and Systems
  • Field Theory
  • High Voltage Engineering
  • Non-conventional Energy Sources
  • Numeral Analysis; Optimization Techniques
  • Power Systems
  • Power Electronics and Drives: Semiconductor   power diodes, transistors, thyristors, etc
  • Strength of Materials.

Electronics Engineer,your work includes:-

  • Developing and designing electronic products·
  • Construction and manufacturing of equipment·
  • Production process control·
  • Testing of new electronics components and equipment·
  • Installation and commissioning of products
  • Maintenance of products·
  • Sales and marketing of product

Electrical Engineering (B.E. )Employment Areas:

  • Electric Power Stations
  • Designing and Manufacturing Household Appliances
  • Electrical
  • Energy Operation and Distribution.
  • Biomedical Electronics.
  • Electrically-controlled Industrial Machinery.
  • Communications.
  • IT Industry.
  • Electric Power Stations.
  • Elector-mechanical Energy Conversion
  • Wiring and lighting of houses.
  • Aircraft and Automobile Industry.
  • Atomic Power Plants.
  • Electricity Boards/Utility Companies.
  • Telecommunications Systems.
  • Robotics.
  • Thermal Power Plants.


Starting salary is in the range of Rs 12,000-20,000 per month. Salaries for diploma holders are in the range of Rs 8,000-10,000 per month.

Fresher who has cleared the degree in Electrical Engineering can get the offer of salary started from 2 lakh per annum upto 5 lakh per annum. In abroad, the average salary of electrical engineers is $65000 per annum.

Top Electrical Engineering {B.E} colleges in India

Indian Institutes of Technology in Delhi (IITD)
Indian Institutes of Technology in Madras (IITM)
Indian Institutes of Technology in Bombay (IITB)
Indian Institute of Technology, (IIT Kharagpur)
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK)
Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS-Pilani)
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IITR)
Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Hyderabad
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IITG)
Delhi Technological University (DTU)
Anna University (AU Chennai)
Indian School of Mines (ISM)
National Institute of Technology, NITK, Surathkal
National Institute of Technology (NIT Trichy)
National Institute of Technology, Warangal (NIT, Warangal)
Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST)
VIT University (VIT)
Birla Institute of Technology, BIT Mesra
College of Engineering Pune (CoEP)
Jadavpur University (JU, Kolkata)
National Institute of Technology (NITC)
Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT)

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