EE (Electrical Engineering)

Electrical Engineering is primarily the study and application of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism for the development and maintenance of electrical and electronics equipment such as navigation systems, broadcast and communication systems, keeping in mind the safety, quality, economic feasibility and sustainability of these products and systems. It is one of the largest and most diverse technological and engineering disciplines and is rapidly growing not only within core areas such as power generation, transmission and distribution, but also finds extensive use in wireless communications and mobile technologies.

Rapidly developing alternate application areas of Electrical Engineering include nanotechnology, biotechnology and biomedical engineering. Aside from being one of the major driving forces behind cutting edge technology in areas such as power engineering, control system engineering, power electronics and drives technologies, it has also significantly impacted several other fields such as nanotechnology and biotechnology, to name a few. Electrical engineering students use science, engineering, technology and analytical reasoning, creative and critical thinking skills to solve problems and design, construct and maintain electrical and electronics products.

The main subjects, fundamental in nature, which the Electrical Engineer is exposed to, are:

  • Power systems operation and control
  • Power systems protection
  • Power station Engineering
  • Electrical power quality
  • Renewable energy systems
  • Transmission and distribution systems
  • Advanced electrical machines
  • Control systems engineering

A sound understanding of these subjects can make an Electrical Engineer visualise the electrical power network clearly. After going through these subjects if a graduate wishes to further explore the vastness of EE, then s/he can opt for higher studies with specialization in areas like:

  • Power systems engineering
  • Control and Instrumentation
  • Power electronics and drives
  • Computer Controlled Industrial Power
  • Instrumentation and Signal Processing

After graduating with an Electrical Engineering degree there are a number of job opportunities for the candidates. All manufacturing units in the public and private sector need Electrical Engineers. Electrical Engineers are required by almost all government sector companies. Some of the companies who regularly recruit electrical engineers are listed below.

  • Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL)
  • Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)
  • National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
  • Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
  • Coal India Limited(CIL)