Electrical Engineering – Career, Scope and Growth Prospects

Students after 12th Class aims to join one of the reputed engineering institutes to get a degree. Out of the many engineering branches available, Electrical Engineering is the most sought after choice students opt for. It is due to a variety of reasons why many students prefer electrical engineering.


Electrical Engineering is one of the fastest growing fields that involves study and application of electricity and electronics. It is the most interesting branch of engineering because it involves study of computer, electrical and electronics and communication. Electrical engineering deals with generation, transmission and distribution of electricity.


In order to be an electrical engineer, aspirants need to clear IIT JEE (previously known as AIEEE). After clearing the entrance test, candidates can apply for the following courses.

  • B.E / B. Tech in Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • B. Tech in Elements of Electrical Engineering
  •  B.E in Electrical Department
  •  B. Tech in Electrical Engineering
  • B. Tech in Electronics & Instrumentation
  • M.Tech in Fibre Optics and Light wave Engineering
  •  M.Tech in Digital Systems & Comp. Electronics
  • M.E/M.Tech in Electrical Engineering
  • Ph. D in Electrical Engineering
  • Diploma in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Diploma in House Electrician.


    In order to be appointed as an electrical engineer, a candidate must have a B.E/B. Tech degree in Electrical Engineering. A candidate with master’s degree in Electrical Engineering holds the highest designation and earns relatively better salary package.

    Electrical Engineers can be appointed as Design Engineer, Quality Control Engineer, Test Engineer, Reliability Engineer, Process and Manufacturing Engineer etc.


    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.

    Companies like ABB, Bajaj International Private Ltd, Crompton Greaves Limited, Siemens Ltd, Reliance Power Ltd, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), Coal India Limited (CIL), Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), Centre for Electronics Design and Technology and Wipro Lighting are the biggest employers hiring Electrical Engineers.


    Today, electrical engineers are much in demand due to the rising demand for electrical energy, the growth of audio and visual communication systems and automation in the industry.

    An Electrical Engineer is expected to undertake the following duties:

    • Design and develop more efficient electrical machinery
    • Control Equipment for electricity generation
    • Guide and organize manufacturing, construction, installation, maintenance, support, documentation and testing to assure conformation with specifications, codes and customer requisites.
    • Transmission and distribution of electrical energy and telecommunication.

    The job profile may differ from company to company. However, in general an electrical engineer is expected to do the above tasks.


    The salary range of electrical engineers differs as per industry, location and their qualifications. An electrical engineer earns an average salary of INR 426, 384 per annum. The average salary of a design engineer is INR 453, 235 per year. The salary increases with your experience in the industry.

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