Electrical Engineering: Where to study, what is qualification, job prospects

New Delhi:

The pace with which the world is changing, new breakthroughs in technology have ushered in a new era where electrical engineers are in high demand. Electrical engineering serves as the foundation for a digital revolution which is just around the corner. By taking up this engineering subject, you can secure a wonderful career and make a mark in the world of technology.

Electrical engineering deals with the technology of electricity. As an Electrical Engineer, you will design, develop and maintain electrical systems and equipment. Physics, mechanics, optics and mathematics are the main components of this technical branch of applied science. The field of electrical engineering is divided into several specializations such as power generation and transmission systems, motors and control systems.

How to study electrical engineering?

Candidates need to pass Class 12 board examination or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects. You need at least 75 per cent marks for admission in IIT, NIT and GFTI.

For admission to NITs, CFTIs and other engineering institutes you need to clear JEE Mains conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA).

Candidates will have to clear JEE Advanced to get admission in IIT and IIT (ISM) Dhanbad. To be eligible for JEE Advanced, you need to appear among the top 2,50,000 successful candidates (in all categories) in the BE/BTech paper of JEE Mains.

You can get an electrical engineering degree by clearing the joint entrance exam of any state. For Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, you need to clear GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering).

IIT Kharagpur

Kolkata Jadavpur University

NIT Durgapur

IIT Delhi

Delhi Technical University


After completing electrical engineering, you can do jobs in many fields. Especially the company making parts of the machine gives priority to the student doing electrical engineering. From electrical circuits to making new electrical equipment, electrical students have an important role.


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