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Many opportunities after completing B.Tech ECE

P. Pallavi
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I am pursuing B.Tech (ECE) 2nd year. I want to know the opportunities provided in the field of ECE after completing B.Tech.

P. Pallavi

There are two options available after completing B.Tech in Electronics and Communication.

Option 1: Take up job

There are many good opportunities for jobs available after completing B.Tech ECE. One can start a career by entering into State Government department jobs. To get a job in the government sector, one has to qualify in the written test conducted by State Public Service Commission.

There are also many opportunities in the Central government departments like Defence, Railways, All India Radio, Airport Authority of India, Post and Telegraph, Indian Engineering Services, etc. One can get a job in Central Government departments by qualifying in the tests conducted by Union of Public Service Commission (UPSC) and Staff Selection Commission (SSC). One can find the notifications for such vacancies in their official websites.

One can also start a career in public sector firms. Some of the public sector firms that recruit candidates who have completed B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering are listed below.

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited

Bharat Electronics Limited

Bharat Electricals Limited

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd

Steel Authority of India Limited

Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited

Indian Space Research Organisation

Indian Oil Corporation

These companies conduct written tests and interviews. One can find the notifications for these jobs in their official websites and in the leading newspapers.

There are many private companies that recruit engineers in B.Tech in Electronics and Communication. Some of them are Reliance, Nokia, Tata, LG, Wipro, Infosys, TCS, etc.

Option 2: Higher education

If you pursue further studies and specialise in a particular subject, you can earn more salary. It will also give you an advantage during interviews. Higher studies will make you confident and, of course, help you build in depth knowledge of the subject.

Some of the universities offering M.Tech (Electronics and Communication Engineering) are Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati offers M.Tech (Electronics and Communication Engineering) which is a two year course. Candidates who have completed B.E/B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering can apply for this course. One can get admission for M. Tech (Electronics and Communication Engineering) through GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering). For further details, please visit http://www.iitg.ac.in/

Indian School of Mines University (ISMU), Dhanbad, Jharkhand offers a two-year M. Tech programme (Electronics and Communication Engineering). ISMU admits candidates for M. Tech (Electronics and Communication Engineering) only through GATE score, written test and interview. Candidates who have completed BE, B.Tech, BSc in the relevant field can apply for this course. For further details, please visit www.ismdhanbad.ac.in/

Jaypee University of Information Technology, Waknaghat, Himachal Pradesh offers a two-year M. Tech programme in Electronics and Communication Engineering. For further details, please visit http://www.juit.ac.in/

Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore, Tamilnadu offers post graduation courses in the field of Electronics. Candidates who have completed B. Tech. Electronics and Communication Engineering can pursue the following M. Tech courses:

M. Tech. Automotive Electronics (in collaboration with TIFAC-CORE industry partners)

M. Tech. Communication Engineering

M. Tech. Nanotechnology

M. Tech. Sensor System Technology

M. Tech. VLSI Design

Candidates are admitted based on an entrance examination conducted by the VIT. Candidates with valid GATE scores are exempted from appearing the entrance examination. For further details, please visit http://www.vit.ac.in/

Most universities consider GATE score as the sole eligibility criterion for admission into their M. Tech courses. However, some institutes/universities like Madras Institute of Technology, SRM University, Kalasalingam University, University of Hyderabad, Anna University offers M. Tech courses in various fields including ECE, do not consider GATE score mandatory for admission.

If you are willing to go abroad, you can prefer M.S. One has to appear for Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) and or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for doing M.S in foreign countries.

Going abroad for higher studies involves huge expenditure; hence, this decision must to be taken in consultation of family members and well wishers.

T. Muralidharan,

TMI e2E Academy

(Queries for this column can be sent to collegian@thehindu.co.in)


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