B.Tech & M.Tech (Electrical Engineering)

Department of Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering is concerned with the understanding of electricity and the development and usage of electrical electronic systems and devices.

The specialized field of electrical engineering was initiated at the end of the 19th century when electricity generation and telegraph systems were being developed. The field has grown to encompass the computing and electronics fields, in addition to telecommunications and power transmission.

An Electrical Engineering student can opt for any one /more of the following braches/fields for their careers:

  • Power – Creation, storage, and distribution of electricity for industrial, commercial, residential, or municipal use.
  • Control – Design and development of electronic systems that rely on inputs to control the outputs of a system or process, such as aircraft autopilot systems.
  • Electronics/Microelectronics – Design and development of electronic circuits, including analog circuits, integrated circuits, microprocessors, and other semiconductor devices/ components.
  • Signal Processing –Evaluation of analog or digital electronic signals, including filtering, data analysis, signal manipulation, compression or amplification.
  • Telecommunications – Design and development of voice or data transmission systems, including cable, fiber optic or wireless systems as a transmission path.
  • Instrumentation – Development of sensors data acquisition equipment to measure the characteristics of objects or systems.
  • Computers – Design and development of computer systems, from computer gaming consoles and portable data assistants (PDAs) to desktop computers and server systems.

Academic programs in electrical engineering emphasize on the thorough understanding of electrical networks, electrical energy converters, devices of electromagnetic field theory, electrical energy distribution systems etc.

Scopes in electrical engineering lies in the areas of electricity generating, distribution and transmission. Electrical engineering also has its applications in electronics, telecommunications, computers and micro processors. Most of the courses are a combination of electrical and electronic systems.

Employment Opportunities

An electrical engineer can undertake a wide range of activities and thus, there are many career options which interalia include the following fields:

  • Telecommunications Systems
  • Electric Power Stations
  • Wiring and lighting of houses
  • Designing household appliances
  • Electrically-controlled industrial machinery
  • Communications
  • Computers
  • Electronics
  • Robotics
  • Biomedical electronics
  • Signal processing
  • Transportation
  • Industrial process control
  • Energy operation and distribution
  • Electro-mechanical energy conversion

Many electrical engineers opt for careers in the food, pulp and paper, chemical, aeronautical and automobile industries.

The Department offers a 4 year Bachelor's level programme (B.Tech) in Electrical Engineering with an intake of 60.