Bachelor of Engineering [BE] (Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering) - Course Overview

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B.E. Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering is a three-year undergraduate course. Eligibility for the course is 10+2, intermediate cleared. Admissions for such course are on the basis of counseling after clearing entrance tests other depending on the colleges.


Some of the top colleges offering this course are:

  1. JIS College of Engineering
  2. Mahatma Gandhi University – [MGU]
  3. Future Institute of Engineering & Management
  4. LBS Institute of Technology for Women
  5. Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science
  6. Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
  7. MES College of Engineering


The average tuition fees for B.E. Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering ranges from INR 1,000 to 50,000 for the span of four years.


Major Job profile and designations for these graduates are Instrumentation and Control Technician, Electrical R & D Engineer (Automation/Robotics/Motion Control), Automation Engineer, Testing and Quality Maintenance Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Senior Sales Manager, Power Electronics and Drives Engineer, Grade II Technician, Junior Engineer and Engineer Trainee etc.

Graduates with this degree have opportunity for the industries like BHEL, BEL, NTPC, ONGC, DRDO, ISRO, HAL, GE, L&T, Honeywell, Allen-Bradley, Cairn India, Siemens, Cognizant, Wipro, Accenture, Amazon, Infosys, Essar, ABB Group, Yokogawa Electric, Capgemini Cognizant, Deloitte, Tata Power, Tata Steel, Tech Mahindra, TCS, ThoughtWorks, SAP, ABB, Siemens, GE, BHEL, NTPC, NPC, Tata Power, Reliance Energy, Adani Power, Grid Corporation of India, Thermal Power Stations, Steel Plants, Refineries, Cement and Fertilizer Plants, etc.

The average salary for B.E. Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering graduates is around INR 3 to 10 Lacs but this can be higher on the basis of experience and other factors.

Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.

Course LevelGraduate
Duration3 years
Examination TypeSemester System
Eligibility10+2 with science subjects
Admission ProcessBased on counseling after clearing Entrance Tests like University of Delhi for different colleges.
Course FeeINR 1,000 to INR 50,000 for four years
Average Starting SalaryRs. 3 to Rs. 10 lacs per annum
Top Recruiting CompaniesABB, Siemens, GE, BHEL, NTPC, NPC, Tata Power, Reliance Energy, Adani Power, Grid Corporation of India, Thermal Power Stations, Steel Plants, Refineries, Cement and Fertilizer Plants, BHEL, BEL, NTPC, ONGC, DRDO, ISRO, HAL, GE, L&T, Honeywell, Allen-Bradley, Cairn India, Siemens, Cognizant, Wipro, Accenture, Amazon, Infosys, Essar, ABB Group, Yokogawa Electric, Capgemini Cognizant, Deloitte, Tata Power, Tata Steel, Tech Mahindra, TCS, Thought Works, SAP etc.
Job PositionsLecturer/Professor, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering and Communications Consultant, Network Planning Engineer, Customer Support Engineer, Instrumentation Engineer, Technical Director, Field Test Engineer, Senior Sales Manager, Database Administrator

The course covers advanced topics in micro-processors and micro-controllers which are very much needed for today’s Power Electronics and Instrumentation engineer. Projects of practical relevance in these areas of carried out in the final year of the course. The program offers electives for the students to enhance the knowledge of emerging machines, areas of Power Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering applications and techniques to optimize the designs.


B.E. Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering programme trains engineers and professionals who can meet the needs of industry-power Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, power Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering applications in power systems and the transportation sector.

B.E. Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering degree help to produce professional Engineers who can contribute their innovative ideas to the nation’s global competitiveness, career prospects in this field open up in a wide range with jobs available in manufacturing, broadcasting, entertainment, data communication, multimedia, research and development and public related jobs.


It opens up great career prospects for the students. Students who have completed this course can have an opportunity in consulting, data communication, manufacturing industries and system support and service organizations such as broadcasting, entertainment, research and development. Opportunities are also available in modern multimedia service firms that are involved in the real-time transfer of information through video conferencing and internet broadcasting.

Name of InstituteCity Fees
JIS College of EngineeringNadia, West Bengal95,750
Mahatma Gandhi University - [MGU]Kottayam13,500
Future Institute of Engineering & ManagementKolkata90,500
LBS Institute of Technology for WomenThiruvananthapuram15,810
Vimal Jyothi Engineering College, [VJEC]Kannur1,06,750
Hindustan UniversityChennai1,56,750
Sikkim Manipal Institute of TechnologySikkim2,40,500
MES College of EngineeringMalappuram1,67,500
Asansol Engineering CollegeAsansol, West Bengal1,20,000
CV Raman College of Engineering, [CVRCE]Bhubaneswar59,000

As a minimum criterion of eligibility, candidates aspiring for admission to the course need to have attained the 10+2 or equivalent qualification with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as main subjects.


Eligible candidates can subsequently appear for the JEE exam or another institute-specific entrance exam for admission to the course, or apply for a college-specific management quota, if applicable.


  1. A candidate must hold a graduate/post graduate degree with a minimum of 10+2+4 years of formal education with Mathematics as one of the subjects from a recognized university/institute.
  2. Candidates, who are in the final year, are also eligible to apply provided they complete their formal education.
  3. Candidates should have passed 12th standard or equivalent examination recognized by AICTE and State Government in Physics and Mathematics subjects along with Chemistry / Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering / Biology / Biotechnology / Computer Science as optional subjects and English as one of the languages of study. Students must have obtained a minimum of 45% marks in aggregate (40% for SC/ST/OBC).
Semester ISemester II
Communicative EnglishVector Calculus and Ordinary Differential Equations
Calculus and Matrix AlgebraChemistry/Physics
Computational Thinking and Problem SolvingComputer Programming
Physics/ChemistrySolid State Devices
Cultural Education IFundamentals of Electrical Technology
Physics/Chemistry Lab Workshop ACultural Education II
Workshop B Engineering Drawing- CADChemistry Lab. / Physics Lab Workshop B
-Workshop A Computer Programming Lab
Semester IIISemester IV
Humanities Elective IHumanities Elective II
Amrita Values Program IAmrita Values Program II
Transforms and Partial Differential EquationsComplex Analysis and Numerical Methods
Electric CircuitsElectronic Circuits Signals and Systems
Fluid Mechanics and Thermal EngineeringElectrical and Electronic Measurements
Digital SystemsSoft Skills I
Industrial Instrumentation IMeasurements Lab
Industrial Instrumentation LabElectronic Circuits Lab
Digital Systems Lab-
Semester VSemester VI
Probability and StatisticsIndustrial Instrumentation II
Linear Integrated CircuitsProcess Control
Control EngineeringBiomedical Instrumentation
Electrical MachinesMicroprocessor and Microcontroller
Soft Skills IIElective I
Digital Signal ProcessingSoft Skills III
Digital Signal Processing LabMicrocontroller Lab
Linear Integrated Circuits LabProcess Control Lab
Live-in –LabOpen Lab
Semester VIISemester VIII
Environmental StudiesElective III
Power ElectronicsElective IV
Industrial AutomationProject Phase II
Data Acquisition and CommunicationMajor Project
Elective II-
Project Phase 1-
Industrial Automation Lab-

The role of electronics and instrumentation engineers has come to  acquire a great deal of importance in any industrial undertaking as they are responsible for the maintenance, designing, and construction of the complete instrumentation system. Most people are now searching for any kind of information on their mobile phones and they expect quick results. Electronics engineers have to ensure that the quality and speed of the network is maintained consistently and they strive to remain updated with the technological advancements that are taking place in this field. At the same time, their demand has increased in the medical field as they have to develop medical equipment which is of high quality and can be efficiently used by doctors.

  1. Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering Circuit Design
  2. Analog Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
  3. Digital Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
  4. Power Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
  5. Consumer Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering

B.E. Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering graduates are recruited by a variety of industries in various domains such as Design, Development, Automation, Control, Fabrication, Inspection, Quality Control, Maintenance and Service and so on. They can work in Process Industries (refineries, fertilizers, paper, power plant, food processing, chemical etc.), Process Automation (Emerson), Factory Automation (Hyundai). Besides, they can also go for fields like Avionics (Measurement and Stability), Automobile, Electronics, Biomedical etc. The average salary range for a fresher in this field in India is INR 4-5 lakhs per annum which is proportional to experience and skill set.

Also, successful graduates can find career opportunities in an industry- based companies that manufacture and apply instrumentation equipment for power plants, VLSI and embedded systems, robotics, aerospace and various other automation industries. Electronic Instrumentation Engineers can choose to work in the Fertilizer Industry, Petrochemical Refineries, Chemical Industry, Power Generation, Oil & Gas Industry, Cement Industry, Automation Industry, Biomedical Equipment, Embedded Systems, etc. They can work as Program Analysts, Specialist Automation Software Developers, Design Engineers in industries manufacturing electrical machines and equipment and production, Testing and Quality Maintenance Engineers, Scientist or Research fellows in prestigious institutions or industries, or as Professors in universities or colleges.

Related B.E. Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering

  1. B.E. Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE)
  2. B.E. Electrical Engineering
  3. B.E. Electronics and Communication Engineering

Read about more :- Bachelors in Engineering courses


Some of the popular professional avenues open to such graduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.

Job PositionJob DescriptionAverage Annual Pay Scale in INR
Electronics EngineerElectronics Engineers design, develop, test, and modify electrical components used across industries and for a wide variety of applications in fields like navigation, broadcasting, and satellite technology.3 to 5 Lakhs
Instrumentation and Control TechnicianResponsibilities of an Instrumentation and Control Technician include setting up and testing equipment, analyzing data, sketching plans and writing reports.5 to 8 Lakhs
Electrical R & D Engineer (Automation/Robotics/Motion Control)The responsibility is to facilitate an effective and efficient use of the client's proprietary hardware and software and to be the resident ‘Expert’ on these components. The R&D Engineer assists in designing, programming, integrating and configuring hardware and software solutions for client's projects as assigned.3 to 4 Lakhs
Automation EngineerThe Automation Engineer provides engineering support for on?going and new operations, maintains and increases production efficiencies and troubleshoots problems, identifies and implements solutions.3 to 4 Lakhs
Testing and Quality Maintenance EngineerQuality Engineers monitor and audit the quality of all manufactured goods in a variety of industries, including the automobile, textile, clothing, food, and electronics industries. Electrical Quality Engineers check the flow of electricity and ensure the proper operation of equipment and machinery.3 to 5 Lakhs
Mechanical EngineerA Mechanical Engineer develops thermal and mechanical solutions to problems using the principles of engineering. Mechanical engineers use computer-aided design programs to come up with prototypes and test them.6 to 8 Lakhs
Senior Sales ManagerThey will have superior analytical skills and a firm grasp on their customers throughout the sales process.8 to 9 Lakhs
Power Electronics and Drives EngineerEnsure that all projects are delivered for performance, on-time, within scope and within budget3 to 9 Lakh
Grade II TechnicianSpecializing in international business allows management analysts to head overseas and advice companies on how to improve. These workers are hired by big and small companies alike to help improve a company's infrastructure.4 to 5 Lakh
Junior EngineerTypical duties include reviewing financial reports, monitoring accounts, and preparing activity reports and financial forecasts.8 to 10 Lakh
Engineer TraineeCandidates may work for management consulting companies, companies already operating in international markets, or companies planning international expansions or investments.7 to 9 Lakh
Engineering ExecutiveDevelops and implements strategic international marketing plans for an organization. ... Requires a bachelor's degree in business, marketing, or related area, and at least 7 years of experience in the field.5 to 7 Lakhs
Senior Management StaffResponsible for coordinating credit and financial activities and obtaining payments for import/export operations. Acts as an advisor on matters of tariffs, markets, and federal and foreign regulations7 to 9 Lakhs
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