Electrical engineering is one of the most rewarding courses in India at the moment. About a decade or two back, electrical engineering was a degree that people signed up for to work for industries and at factories, workshops or in large scale manufacturing units. Today, the scope of electrical engineering has widened because of the huge scale prevalence of consumer electronics and electrical appliances that are used at homes and commercial places around the country.
To become an electrical engineer, a person must graduate from or pass high school. One should have physics, chemistry and math in their twelfth standard and should have a certain percentage of marks. For most entrance tests and for most institutes, the cut-off mark to be considered for the admission test or an interview is 50% in all three subjects, namely physics, chemistry and math. Some private institutes even demand that you should have had computers in your twelfth standard and a certain mark obtained at the board exams.
There are two types of electrical engineering degrees. One is a bachelor level degree, namely B.E. or B. Tech. The other is a master level degree, namely M.E. or M. Tech. There is also a diploma in electrical engineering that you can opt for. The diploma takes about three years while the bachelor degree takes about four years. However, the bachelor degree, ala the B.E. and B. Tech, are more precious and the courses are also more extensive. Diplomas are not given as much importance as degrees. After completion of bachelor degrees in electrical engineering, one can opt for the master degrees. Even those with diplomas can opt for further studies in electrical engineering and get higher degrees.
The scope of jobs in electrical engineering is unprecedented. India hasn’t been a power surplus country in the 20th century but over the last ten years, villages, rural areas and even some remote corners of the country have started getting power, if for only a few hours. This has allowed families to buy electrical products. The availability of power has paved the way for industries and businesses in far-flung areas. Naturally, the electrical and electronics market has expanded unprecedentedly in the last decade. At such a time, professionals with electrical engineering degrees can find jobs in cities, suburban areas and towns and even in semirural villages. In the near future, the consumer electrical and electronics industry would explode further and naturally electrical engineering is a very rewarding degree to possess.
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