Electrical Engineering is the core, most popular, and oldest branch of engineering. This branch deals with the application of electricity and electronics. Without electricity and consumer appliances, it is very difficult to survive.  To get a better idea about the Electrical Engineering course, let us have a look at some of the important subjects present in the programme.

Core subjects in Electrical Engineering are Analog and Digital Electronics (ADE), Power Electronics (PE), Control System (CS), Electrical Machines (EM/C), Power System (PS),  Power System Operation and  Control (PSOC), High Voltage Engineering (EHV).  Elective courses offered in electrical engineering are Renewable Energy Systems (RES), Extra High Voltage (EHV), Power Quality (PQ),  Embedded systems (ES), Electric Vehicle, Digital Signal Processing (DSP).  There are Professional bodies that provide literature for electrical engineers viz;  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Institution of Engineers,  and Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). 

Based on the knowledge gained electrical graduates can work on large power plants, companies which include design, manufacturing and operating power plants, electrical motors,  parts of  automobiles, aircraft, space crafts, and all kinds of engines. Electrical Engineering graduates can design electric circuits and appliances.

As per the placement record average starting salary of fresher is 3.6 lakh and above.  They can become an entrepreneur too. Graduates can also avail benefits of Research and Development  (R&D) jobs in the government sector and higher studies in the area of Control system , Power system,  Power Electronics and Drives. Graduates may enter into teaching profession after completing post graduate programme. They can also go for Ph.D. programme and venture into the R&D.

The employment of electrical engineers is projected to grow in the coming years in government, public, and private sectors. Top Government public sector companies like Power Grid, DRDO, BHEL, BEL, Coal India, HPCL, HIL, EIL, BPCL, NTPC, IOCL, ONGC, Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Ltd., Kirloskar Electric Co Ltd., ABB India Ltd., Railway, Metro Railway and many more, offer huge employment opportunities for electrical engineering graduates. 

There is a huge demand for Qualified Electrical Engineers. The scope of Electrical Engineering has been grown up as compared to previous years in hardware as well as software industries. Electrical engineers play an important role in the Renewable Energy Sector which has been also called as cleantech job sectors such as Solar, Wind, Biofuel, and Smart Grid, Agricultural, etc.  Government aids are available to explore such green technology where electrical engineers contribute to the extent. Now a day it can be seen that there is an impact of power quality on electrical system reliability.  Electrical Engineers can provide a solution for protecting equipments and optimizing performance. There is a large scope for Electrical Engineer in providing high quality power to society. 

Students interested to pursue engineering education after the 12th standard can choose Electrical Engineering, as it booming stream in the coming future.   

Author
Mrs. Ashpana D. Shiralkar
Head Electrical Engineering Department
AISSMS IOIT, Pune

 

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