Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering is a field of engineering that generally deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism in order to design, construct and maintain products, services, and information systems.

In today’s era, electricity being the primary source of power, the sustenance and advancement of any nation is heavily dependent on Electrical Engineers. Adequate maintenance and up-gradation of electrical equipment apart from their regular functioning is looked after by the skilled electrical engineers thereby chipping in the development of the country.

Core Electrical subjects include Signal Processing and Instrumentation, Control System Analysis, Communication Systems, Power Electronics, RF and Microwaves. Apart from that, there are some courses from Computer Science Engineering and Electronics Engineering departments like Data Structure and Algorithms, Microelectronics, etc. Concept of computing and recent applications of computer based systems in design, analysis and efficient operation of power systems, maintaining quality and security are also included in the course.

Higher Education and Research

Electrical Engineering graduates have equally good opportunities for jobs in electrical engineering industry as well as higher education. For pursuing higher studies, options available for consideration are specialisations such as Power Electronics and Drives, Power Systems, Electrical Machines, Control and Instrumentation, Applied Electronics, Embedded Systems, VLSI Design, Nanotechnology, Nano-medical Sciences, Remote Sensing and Geo-Informatics Systems, Clinical Engineering, and so on. Many premier Educational and Research Institutions regularly admit electrical engineers as graduate engineer trainees and Management Trainees to work on research projects. Research areas in the branch include Communication and Networking, Power Systems, Signal and Image Processing, Electromagnetism, etc.

Job Prospects

It is always evergreen in terms of job opportunities. All major companies of public and private sector such as Electricity Boards, Large Scale Industries, Manufacturing Plants, Power Corporations, Hydro-Electricity sector are continuously in need of Electrical Engineers for their projects. The vast number of job offers is mainly due to the versatility of the branch which ensures that students are allowed to sit for interviews in Software, Core Electrical, Electronics as well as Non-Technical companies.

Core companies offering Electrical Engineering jobs include ABB, Bajaj International Private Ltd., Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), PGCIL, IOCL, Trident, Centre for Electronics Design and Technology, Crompton Greaves Limited (CGL), Siemens Ltd., Reliance power Ltd., Wipro Lighting, etc.

The Electrical Engineering Department of IIT (BHU) organises its annual Paper Presentation Contest, Prastuti.

Muneeb Ahmed, Junior Undergraduate