Scope of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Imagine your life without electricity and consumer durables like television, refrigerator, microwave etc. seems mundane and hard to survive. Isn’t it? Electricity and electronic appliances have become one of our basic needs in day to day life. With our increasing dependency on electrical and electronic products, the scope of electrical and electronics engineering has also grown in giant strides as compared to previous decades. If we talk about job quotients in the different sectors of electrical and electronics engineering, it is ever-increasing to meet the variegated needs of the consumers in India as well as abroad. Be it transport, banking, other private and public sectors and even educational premises, electrical and electronics engineering has a vital role to play in any environment.

Electrical and Electronics Engineering is an integrated branch of engineering. This course deals with the technical aspects of electricity, especially the design and application of circuitry and electronic equipment. It also includes the concept of power generation and distribution, communication and machine control. This engineering branch focuses on the practical application of electricity. It also specializes in the design, construction and uses of electrical systems in our lives.

Electrical Engineering is a core branch of Engineering. It is an evergreen branch. Qualified Electrical Engineers are always in demand since most industries use electricity and electric machines. Engineers are required by industries for operational, maintenance and manufacturing purposes.

For graduates, job opportunities are available in Government as well as the Private sector. Talking about Government sector jobs, the prime recruiters are- BHEL, Indian Railways, Indian Armed Forces, ONGC, Thermal Power Plants, Power Stations, State-wise Electricity Boards, PWD Department etc. In the mentioned government organizations and departments, one may find job posts of,

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Assistant Electrical Engineer

Most private manufacturing units and industries make use of electricity and machines. Thus, it is safe to say that directly or indirectly, a large proportion of industries hire EE Engineers such as Bosch, Siemens, Samsung, Intel, Hitachi etc. Graduates may find the following job posts in various industries,

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Assistant Electrical Engineer
  • Automation Engineer
  • Purchase and Quality Control Executive
  • Plant designing and planning officer
  • IT consultant
  • System developer & analyst
  • Network engineer, etc.

When it comes to salary, In India, a fresher who has a degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering can get the offer of salary starting from 2.5 lakh per annum up to 5 lakh per
annum.

In Abroad, the average salary of electrical engineers is $68000 per annum. It is predicted that the scope of electrical and electronics engineers will multiply largely in the core industries. It depicts that the engineers are going to be in demand for a very long time. The projections for the job opportunities by 2026 say that the job size of 324,600 in 2016 will touch 345,800 jobs for electrical and electronics engineers with a 7% hike. Hence, the total increase in job opportunities would be 21,200. It can be said that the EE market in India is expected to see unprecedented growth as the projection for ‘Net EE Market’ is USD 100 Billion. It is anticipated that the growth of the generation equipment segment might reach up to Rs. 125,000 crore whereas the T&D equipment segment will touch the figure of Rs. 375,000 crore. This initiative or vision is all about the ambitions and capabilities of the EE engineers.

 

-Shivani Shiragannavar