Despite being one of the oldest streams of engineering, this programme has adapted itself to the changing technology and industry demands.
Electrical engineering is evergreen, with undisputed demand in the engineering industry. This job market will rarely fluctuate and this field promises a huge scope in India and abroad. This includes the scope of the job as well as research and higher studies.
Despite being one of the oldest streams, Engineering has adapted itself to the changing technology and industry demands. It is considered as job of the most desired and rewarding areas of specialization.
This field is an applied science stream that deals with the study of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism. They specialize in designing and building systems and machines that generate, transmit, measure, control and use electrical energy essential to modern life.
This discipline is grounded in sciences and mathematics and provides intense training in all essential subjects of electrical science such as electrical circuits, power systems, rotating electrical machines, electrical measuring instruments and automatic control systems.
After a B.Tech in electrical engineering, one can opt for an M.Tech in a specialized field such as electric drives and power electronics. Integrated five-year dual degree programs are offered by institutes across the country, especially at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT). This dual degree saves a year and provides focused training.
Both private and public sector players hire electric engineers for their diverse projects. The job opportunity can range from power grids and thermal power stations to communication systems, robotics and artificial intelligence.
The salary for graduates in India can vary from four to nine lakh per annum, depending on the sector. Job prospects are even higher in foreign countries due to lack of trained manpower there. There is scope of research, higher studies and professional teaching in this field.
As Purkait adds, “It is important to know the underlying principles, learn “why” and “how” things work and match theory with practice in order to excel in this field. Electrical engineering is all about sincerity, punctuality and hard work. There is rarely any shortcut.”