Electronics and Communication engineering is one of the old and the best course in the field of engineering. Engineers and MSc Electronics students get hired by companies during campus recruitment or during walk-ins conducted directly by companies or by consulting firms. Students can opt for higher studies, if you don't get placed during campus recruitment. Even if you get placed, to get noticed for your work as a fresher and get promoted is difficult, because companies hire freshers in large numbers. So, to give an incremental push to your career, it is good to have MS in Electronics and Communication. While choosing colleges for Engineering or MS in Electronics and Communication, look for colleges which offers highest placement. Another important aspect, while choosing a college is the lab facility they offer. Unlike computer science, which requires only computers and software’s, ECE departments require extensive electronics circuits, microprocessor and communications lab. Hands on experience in labs will help you get a good exposure in this field. So, make a detailed enquiry about the lab facility before joining.

Placement takes place during penultimate year or final year of the course. In the first stage, there will be Aptitude Test and Technical Test. So you should be well trained in aptitude test.  Technical Test will be mainly based on Electronics, Circuit Design, Communication, Microprocessor and digital electronics. You should try out executing Microprocessor programs rather than learning from books. This will helps you to get a hands on experience and helps you answer questions about troubleshooting, execution methodology and program solving skills.

Based on the performance in the first stage, you will be selected to the second stage. In the second stage, there will be Group Discussion (GD) followed by Face to Face Technical Interview and HR Interview. In the group discussion, make sure that you are active and crisp in conveying your ideas. Please don't enforce your ideas on others during the GD. Technical interview will be based on what you have learned in your course. Interviewer look's for your knowledge on a topic as well as your level of confidence. HR Interview will be based on your personality.  

Choosing right company for a bright Career?

Electronics and Communication Products and Solutions are used in various industries across the world. Major Industries which offer Jobs for ECE engineers are

  • Electronics Circuit Design
  • Signal processing
  • Wireless Communication
  • Optical Communication
  • Robotics
  • Embedded Systems
  • Analog electronics
  • Digital electronics
  • Telecommunications
  • Power Electronics
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Solid State Physics
  • Control systems
  • VLSI
  • Defense
  • Nanotechnology
  • Mobile Companies

TOP Companies which offer JOBS for ECE engineers are

  • Texas Instruments
  • Intel
  • AMD
  • IBM
  • Samsung Electronics
  • Sony
  • Toshiba
  • Philips Semiconductors
  • Nokia
  • Nvdia
  • HP
  • LG Electronics
  • Bharat Heavy Electrical's Limited (BHEL)
  • Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL)
  • National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)
  • HCL
  • ISRO

Skill Set required for getting Jobs

 In order to get Jobs in the above companies, one should have following skill sets

JOB Category Required Skill Set Job Openings
VLSI Verilog and VHDL VLSI Jobs
Circuit Design Electronics Circuit Design Basics Circuit Design Jobs
Chip Design Transistor Process technology , Microprocessors Embedded Jobs
Mobile Communications Network Switching, Communication Basics, Voice over Internet protocols and interactive voice recognition Telecom Jobs
Networking CCNA or CCNP Certification. CCNA CCNP Jobs

Higher Education Opportunities for Electronics and Communication Students

There is a lot of scope for students doing M.S or M.Tech in the field of electronics and communication. Having masters will certainly improve your career prospects and help you get hired by top MNC's. Governments across the globe are spending millions of dollars in this field for research and development. So, scope for doing Phd in these fields is a risk worth taking. You will get scholarships and financial aid to do PhD from various government and non-government organizations. If you planning to do MS or PhD programs in US, you had to go through GRE and TOEFL exams. For M.Tech, you should score high in GATE exams.

Major Universities which offer MS are

Top Universities for MS, Phd
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