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Electronics and Communication Engineering

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Define/ what is ECE engineering - Electronics & Communication Engineering deals with the different circuits and hardware which contribute to the computer system and other logical circuits. It also deals with miniaturizing and increasing the speed of the electronic devices like mobile phones etc.

The microprocessor, micro-controller, robotics, embedded systems everything involves electronics and in the communication deal with the different types of communication like data communication, networking, radio communication, voice communication and various other types of communication.

Further, ECE also includes signal processing and microwave engineering.

Details of Electronics & communication Engineering

  • Electronics is integrated with communications
  • Electronics & Communications Engineering is one of the largest and fastest growing fields of engineering. It covers a wide range of applications which make our life easier and enjoyable such as television, radio, computers, and telecommunication. They help us to see, hear and communicate over vast distances and do things faster.
  • The major driving force for the present day Information Technology revolution is the development in Electronics Engineering.
  • The advancements in microelectronics, satellite and optical fiber technology, analog and digital in communication techniques have resulted in developing complex electronics devices, circuits and equipments capable of implementing fast and efficient telecommunication systems.
  • Real time transfer of audio and video signals is now possible with recent trends in broad band technologies.
  • ECE consists of  Engineering Graphics Design , Digital Electronics, Analog Electronics Circuits, Analog Communication System, Digital Communication System, Microelectronics, Linear Integrated Circuits, Microprocessor, Electromagnetic, Linear Control System, Microwave Engineering, Cellular & Mobile Communication, Multimedia System, Advanced Microprocessor, Radar & Navigation, Embedded System Design and  Neural Network

Streams/Branches of EC engineering

  • Electronic circuit
  • Signal and systems
  • Power electronics
  • Control systems
  • Digital processing system
  • Automation

The specializations in E C engineering includes the areas like

  • Mobile Communication
  • Satellite Communication
  • Networking
  • Micro Electronics(VLSI)
  • Semi Conductors
  • Signal Processing
  • Control Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Embedded Systems
  • Automotive Electronics

Skill requirement for EC engineers

  • strong aptitude for math and physics, Excellent problem solving skills, creative and critical thinking, active learning, complex problem solving, Judgment and decision making,  operations analysis, time management

Career in EC engineering

  • An electronics engineer can get a job in Central Government, State Governments including all India Radio, Indian Telephone Industries, MTNL, National Physical Laboratories, AIR, Civil Aviation Department; Post and Telegraph Department; Co-ordination Department, National Physical Laboratory, Bharat Electronics Limited, Development Centers in various States etc.  Dealing in manufacture, sales and services of electronics consumer goods and appliances.
  • Electronics engineers are also absorbed into the entertainment transmission industry, research establishments, and defense. They can also take up teaching and research in one of the many engineering colleges in India or abroad.
  • They can also be employed by private companies manufacturing radio equipment and electronics such as Sony, Samsung etc.
  • In information and broadcasting sectors, railways, police, BSF, CRPF and defense related organizations.
  • In research organization like ISRO.
  • Software companies also employ students with Electronics & Communication background.
  • They can find job in power sector, steel plants petroleum and chemical industry.
  • Their services are used in designing, fabrication and manufacturing of electronic equipments.
  • Take up teaching as professor of communications in educational institutes

Followings are some of the employers in this field

  • Indian Railways
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
  • ISRO
  • Civil Aviation
  • National Physical Laboratory
  • Bharat Electronics Limited
  • Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO)
and many private companies especially software development

On the Job

  • Electronics engineering is a constantly changing and widening branch of the engineering profession.
  • An electronics engineer must find new solutions to the practical problems affecting our daily lives.
  • An electronics engineer will work in tandem with other specialists to design, fabricate, produce, test and supervise the manufacture of complex products and systems such as electronic equipment and components for a variety of industries including hospitals, computer industry, electronic data processing systems for communication and defense etc.
  • They supervise production and manufacturing processes and oversee installation and maintenance. Electronics engineers work with devices that use extremely small quantity of power.
  • They work with microprocessors, fiber optics, and in telecommunication, television, radio etc.

Courses

Under Graduate

  • B.E Electronics and communication
  • B.E Electronics
  • B.E Biomedical instrumentation
  • B.E Applied electronics and instrumentation
  • B. Tech electronics and Telecommunication

Postgraduate

  • M. Tech in Applied Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
  • M. Tech in Bio-Medical Signal Processing and Instrumentation
  • M. Tech in Technology in instrumentation
  • M. Tech in Process Control and Instrumentation
  • Ph. D in instrumentation Engineering
  • Ph. D in Industrial biotechnology

Diploma

  • Diploma in Electronics and communication engineering

Certificate Course

Colleges

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