Electrical Engineers are much in demand in India. In the recent years, from house to companies every where there is a necessity of electricity to function, offering numerous opportunities to electrical engineers. These engineers can work in atomic power plants, hydel or thermal power plants. Job opportunities are ample in both private and public sector like railways, civil aviation, electricity board and utility companies, electrical design and consultancy firms and all types of manufacturing industries. After getting a degree in electrical engineering, they can also go into teaching field or join a research lab. Teaching career is also rewarding, with job in top engineering colleges of India offers attractive remuneration packages.
Electrical engineering is one of the largest and most diverse technological and engineering disciplines in today’s world. Electrical engineering is the study and application of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism for the development and maintenance of electrical and electronics equipments such as electric motors, navigation systems, medical devices, broadcast and communication systems, power generation systems, electrical distribution systems, electric grids etc., while keeping in mind the safety, quality, economic feasibility and sustainability of these products and systems.
Candidates willing to excel in electrical engineering should have sound command over mathematics and science to clear entrance exam conducted soon after 12th class. Advanced knowledge of chemistry and physics would help the candidates get through the entrance exam conducted by engineering colleges in India. Candidates who wish to do BE / BTech in Electrical Engineering must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination, with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Similarly, those who wish to do Diploma in Electrical Engineering must have passed 10 + 2 with Science Subjects. Candidates may opt for M.E/ M. Tech in Electrical Engineering for further specialization.
Is it the right career for me?
Depending upon the interest the career in Electrical can be chosen. Those who interested in electricity knowledge and their designing and willing to develop the product related with the electricity can do have bright career prospects in industries as well as the application of electricity and dependency on it in various walks of life are increasing.
What Would It Cost Me?
Studying Electrical Engineering can cost a lot in private engineering colleges. However, government sponsored engineering colleges charge comparatively low. IITs charge from Rs 2,00,000 to Rs 2,70,000, but the fee depends upon the rank of engineering college and reputation. Diploma programs on the other hand cost less and a diploma in Electrical Engineering application can be done at 50,000.
There are many career paths for Electrical engineers. Electrical engineers can work in Government departments public works, corporation, state and central governments and defense, public sector undertakings like BHEL, SAIL, GAIL, NTPC, NHPC, HAL, ONGC etc. and various private sectors in the fields of Automobile, Power, Design and Development, Refrigeration, Manufacturing, Forging, Die Casting, molding etc. as well as contracting and consulting firms. Initially, the nature of job may be trainee, design, marketing or production. As they gain more experience, they manage projects. Other areas in which Electrical engineers work include entrepreneurship, teaching, research and development.
Due to increasing demand for automated energy power generation as the basic requirement of globe. Electrical professionals has lot of scope in solar, wind hydro power generation stations can truly be considered a global career in terms of its wide scope for India as well as in overseas specially in Arab countries. Numbers of employment opportunities are waiting for Indian professionals in these countries.
TOP 10 ELECTRICAL COMPANIES IN INDIA
- BHARAT HEAVY ELECTRICALS LIMITED (BHEL)
- ABB INDIA LIMITED
- HAVELLS INDIA LIMITED
- CROMPTON GREAVES
- BAJAJ ELECTRICALS LIMITED
- ALSTOM INDIA LIMITED
- MCO LIMITED
- HBL POWER SYSTEMS LIMITED
- KIRLOSKAR ELECTRIC COMPANY LIMITED
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