B. Tech. in Electronics and Communication (B. Tech. ECE)

B. Tech. ECE is a 4-year program which can be pursued if a student has cleared 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as main subjects. It involves the study of design, analysis, and application of electronics and communication circuits. 

The approximate tuition fee of the course ranges from INR 1 to 4 Lacs. However, in some private institute fee can go up to INR 6 to 7 Lacs. The program enables students to develop new electronic systems useful for real applications. B.Tech. ECE course focuses on telecommunications, energy and electronics sectors. 

Students after completing B.Tech. ECE can work in various government and private sectors as Electronic Engineer, Design engineer, VLSI engineer etc. Students can get a remuneration of INR 1.8 to 3.0 lacs per annum at entry level.

B.Tech. ECE: Course Highlights

Course LevelUnder Graduate
Duration of the Course4 years
Examination TypeSemester
EligibilityMinimum score of 55% (Relaxable for reserved category students) marks at UG level.
Admission ProcessEntrance exam based/Merit-based
Course FeeBetween INR 2 to 10 Lacs
Starting SalaryINR 1.5 to 3.5 Lacs
Top Recruiting CompaniesTCS, Wipro, DXC, Syntel, Hexaware, Capgemini, Infosys
Job PositionSoftware engineers, application developer, network engineer, hardware engineer, CAD engineer

B.Tech. ECE: What is it About?

B.Tech. ECE focusses on concepts and designs of underlying hardware systems which are used in areas such as telecommunication, energy and electronic sectors.  It is based on research, design, development and testing of electronics in various systems.

The core topics include an understanding of analog transmission, basic electronics, solid state devices, microprocessors, digital and analog communication, analog integrated circuits, satellite communication, microwave engineering, antennae and wave progression.

Course Structure of B.Tech. ECE is an introductory course for electrical engineering students where students study a series of core courses along with elective subjects which cover the concepts of telecommunications, energy and electronics sectors.

The delivery method includes an integrated study of topics through classroom lectures, practical, laboratory works, workshops, research programs and internships. The course is intended to impart knowledge of principles underlying communication systems. Subjects included in B.Tech. ECE course covers all the arenas of all electrical and communication study educating students with different topics like Integrated Electronics, fields and waves etc.

B.Tech. ECE: Eligibility

Students who have minimum 50% marks in 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as main subjects are eligible for B.Tech. ECE course.

For Lateral Entry admission, students who have cleared 1st year in the same course can apply for admission to 2nd year in a different college and those who have a diploma in Electronics and Communication are also eligible for B.Tech. ECE program.

B.Tech. ECE: Admission Process

For seeking admission to B.Tech. ECE, students need to clear the entrance exam, group discussion and personal interview round.

Joint Entrance Examination (Main) - It is conducted for admission to B.Tech. ECE program in most of the prestigious institutes of India. The skills tested in this exam are Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. It is carried out in the month of April.

Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced)- It is for students who clear the JEE (Main) and want to take admission in IITs. The questions in this exam are from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. It is carried out in the month of May.

JEE system covers IITs, NITs, and centrally funded technical institutes. Other entrance exams for B. Tech. programs are VITEEE, BITSAT, SRMJEE etc. The selection process is carried out once the student clears the entrance exam which is then followed by group discussion round and personal interview round. All these stages determine the selection of a candidate.

Some universities like Sharda University, NoidaAmity University, Noida and many other private universities take direct admission to the course and students with Diploma in Electronics and Communication can take admission to 2nd year as Lateral Entry in many colleges.

B.Tech. ECE: Syllabus and Course Description

Some of the subjects in the syllabus of B. Tech. ECE is as follows:

Subjects of Study


Computational Techniques


Computer Hardware Design

Network Analysis & Synthesis

Antenna And Wave Propagations

Electromechanical Energy Conversion

Fields & Waves

Data Structures

Signal And Systems

Semiconductor Devices And Circuits

Digital Electronics

Analog Communication

Electronics Instrumentation And Measurements

Basics Of Industrial Sociology, Economics & Management


B.Tech. ECE: Who should opt?

Students who have the ability to make use of theoretical concepts to solve practical and real-life problems can opt for this course. Those who have an inquisitive mind,  will power and good verbal and non-verbal communication skills can choose B. Tech ECE

Students with an instinct to develop designs for complex problems can opt for this course as well.

B.Tech. ECE: Career Prospects

B.Tech. ECE gives students an opportunity to make a successful career in the fast-growing telecom industry, where students get a decent remuneration at entry level itself, which increases as the student gains experience and expertise. Media and Entertainment industry is the biggest employer for Electronics and Communication engineers.

Along with this, the government sector has also proved beneficial in terms of job provision for degree holders of this program. Organizations like MTNL, BSNL, Civil Aviation have been hiring Electronic and Communication engineering students for many years.

The sector where students of B.Tech. ECE are placed, are as follows:

  • Indian Engineering Service
  • Indian Telephone Industry
  • Semi-Conductor, Chip Design Industry
  • Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.
  • Civil Aviation Department
  • Power Sector
  • Software Industries
  • Indian Railways

B.Tech. ECE: Top Recruiters

The top recruiters in the industry are mentioned below. These companies offer a decent pay package to the graduates of B. Tech. ECE degree holders.

  • TATA

Academic options after B.Tech. ECE

After completing B.Tech. ECE, students can choose MBA, M. Tech ECE, M. Tech Communication Engineering for higher studies which will help increase their salary package and improve their potential in the industry.

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