Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering) - Course Overview

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B.Tech. in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering (EIE) may be a 4- year undergraduate engineering course. The eligibility that is 10+2 with physics, chemistry and maths as main subjects and minimum aggregate marks as needed by the institute.

The average fee charged by the institute ranges from INR 1 to 12 Lacs.


It is a mixture of Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, mainly combining the electronics part for sensing with instrumentation engineering. This specialized branch of engineering helps to make , construct and maintain measuring and control devices and systems found in manufacturing plants and research institutions. Several engineering institutes offer B. Tech, M. Tech, Diploma and doctoral courses in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering or related branches like Instrumentation and Control Engineering.

The course’s major highlights are compiled here in a list.

Name of the courseB. Tech in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
Course LevelUndergraduate
Duration4 years, full time
Examination TypeSemester System
Eligibility10+2 with Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry with minimum of 45-50% marks
Admission ProcessEntrance examinations (JEE Main, WBJEE, COMEDK, SRMJEEE) or Direct Admission in some cases
Average Course FeeINR 1 Lakh to 12 Lakh
Average Starting SalaryINR 2 Lakh to 10 Lakh
Top Recruiting CompaniesBHEL, 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

B.Tech. in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering program combines the academic and motor skills necessary to carve out a career in the field of measurement, electronics with a comprehensive understanding of complex processes. Electronics & Instrumentation Engineers carry out a variety of tasks such as measuring, conducting research, installing, developing, testing, maintaining and designing various instruments used in the industry. Computer-aided processes and automation techniques help engineers to formulate ways to control these systems.


Listed here are the essential objectives of B.Tech in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering course:


  1. To provide students with a comprehensive base in concepts of advanced Mathematics and Engineering fundamentals required to analyze and solve engineering problems in the industrial process and research areas.
  2. To foster invention and innovation by enabling students to transform their ideas to logical concepts necessary for technological applications.
  3. To train them in designing solutions for complex engineering problems related to electronics and instrumentation areas.
  4. To create appropriate techniques and apply modern engineering tools to execute engineering processes.

Average annual tuition fee for this course ranges between INR 2 to 12 lakhs for most of the top engineering institutes, however, there are some institutes such as Jadavpur University which offer this course at a nominal tuition fee of INR 2,400 for an academic year. Listed here are the top institutes in India offering the course.

Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines)Dhanbad, Jharkhand82,150Candidates should have cleared Class XII (10+2) examination with at least 50% marks in aggregate in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry (5% relaxation for reserved categories – SC/ST)Admission is based on the AIR in JEE Mains (Candidates should fall in the top 20 percentile list of the Boards in respective categories)
National Institute of Technology (NIT), SilcharSilchar, Assam39,875Candidates should have completed Higher Senior Secondary Examination with Physics, Mathematics as compulsory subjects and Chemistry, Biotechnology, Biology as one of the optional subjects with the English Language from the CBSE or from any other recognized Board and should have obtained a minimum of 50% aggregate marks. All SC/ST candidates are eligible for a 5% relaxationAdmission is purely based on performance in the JEE examination.
National Institute of Technology (NIT), RourkelaRourkela, Odisha92,750Candidates should have passed the Higher Secondary examination with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate (45% for SC/ST)Admission is based on performance in JEE Mains
National Institute of Technology (NIT), AgartalaAgartala, Tripura82,688Candidates should have passed the 10+2 examination with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate (45% for SC/ST)Admission is based on performance in JEE Mains
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES)Dehradun, Uttarakhand294,438Minimum 60% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary levels with minimum 60% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics at Senior Secondary level. For the non-examination pathway (Board merit), students should have a score of minimum 80% aggregate at Higher & Senior Secondary levelsAdmission criteria:UPES Engineering Aptitude Test (UPESEAT) conducted by the university in the month of May followed by centralized counseling JEE Main merit examination Or through Board merit with minimum 80% marks in aggregate in class X and XII
Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) PilaniPilani, Rajasthan226,600Candidates should have passed the 12th class examination of 10+2 system from a recognized Central or State Board or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics with adequate proficiency in English and should have secured a minimum of 75% marks in aggregate.Admissions are based purely on merit. The merit of the candidate for admission is based on the score obtained in the BITSAT- a computer-based online test. The institute provides direct admissions to 1st rank students of all the central and state Boards, irrespective of their BITSAT-2020 score.
Government College of TechnologyCoimbatore, Tamil Nadu18,360Admission to all undergraduate engineering courses are carried out through the single window system of the Anna University. Candidates who have cleared 10+2 with relevant subjects can choose the courses based on the State-wise rank as per their marks in Higher Secondary Examination conducted by the Tamil Nadu government or any other equivalent BoardSelection of eligible candidates is based on clearing the minimum cut-off in the Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission (TNEA) exam
Amity UniversityNoida, Uttar Pradesh247,000Candidates need to have a minimum of 60% in class X & XII with minimum of 60% in PCM for Non-Sponsored & 55% for Sponsored Category through a regular mode from a recognized Board onlyAdmission is based on a subject- based written test followed by the interview
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham UniversityCoimbatore, Tamil Nadu222,50010+2 qualification or its equivalent with a minimum aggregate score of 60% marks in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry with not less than 55% marks in any of these 3 mandatory subjects.Admission is based on performance in Amrita Engineering Entrance Examination (AEEE) which is held in the month of April every year
Jadavpur UniversityKolkata, West Bengal2,400Candidates should have passed 10+2 examination from a recognized Council/ Board with the minimum of 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in aggregate (45% for SC/ ST/ PWD candidates). English is also one of the compulsory subjects in the qualifying examinationAdmission to undergraduate programs is based on performance in the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE), conducted by an independent body, followed by counselling
SRM UniversityChennai, Tamil Nadu2,17,500Candidates should have passed 10+2 or its equivalent with minimum 65% aggregate in Mathematics, Physics & ChemistryAdmission is purely based on performance in the SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Examination (SRMJEEE) conducted by the university in the month of April or on the basis of rank attained in JEE Main
Pondicherry Engineering CollegePuducherry42,82010+2 qualification or its equivalent with Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry/Biotechnology, Language and any other technical subject with a minimum of 45% marks. All reserved category students have a 5% relaxation in minimum aggregate.Admission to the 1st year engineering courses is based on the Centralized Admission Committee (CENTAC), constituted by the Government of Puducherry every academic year
Institute of Engineering and Technology, DAVVIndore, Madhya Pradesh58,70010+2 qualification or its equivalent with Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry with a minimum of 45% marks in aggregate (40% for SC/ST)Admission is based on performance in the Madhya Pradesh-Pre Engineering Test (MP PET)
VIT UniversityVellore, Tamil Nadu166,250At least 60% marks in aggregate in Physics, Mathematics & Chemistry in 10+2 examination are requiredSelection is based on the VIT Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE) score
R.V. College of EngineeringBengaluru, Karnataka70,875Candidates should have passed the Intermediate examination (10+2) with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects, or any other technical subject examination with at least 50% aggregate marksAdmission is through COMEDK or Karnataka Common Entrance Test (Karnataka CET or KCET)
BMS College of EngineeringBangalore, Karnataka19,560Candidates should have passed 10+2 examination with Physics and Mathematics as main subjects and English as a language subject with minimum 45% aggregate (40% for SC/ST)Admission is through COMEDK or Karnataka Common Entrance Test (Karnataka CET or KCET)
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT)Bhubaneswar, Odisha322,750Candidate should have passed 10+2 or its equivalent with at least 60% marks in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and MathematicsEligible candidates need to appear for the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Exam (KIITEE) conducted by the University. Admission is through counseling based on score obtained in KIITEE.

B.Tech in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering: Eligibility

For admission to B. Tech in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, the candidate is needed to have passed the higher secondary school certificate (10+2) examination with Mathematics and Physics as mandatory subjects and Chemistry or any other technical subject. The minimum percentage required is 50% aggregate in the 3 major subjects, however, it could be higher for some universities. For admission to IITs, it is mandatory to qualify in the Joint Entrance Examinations (JEE).  English is also one of the compulsory subjects in the qualifying examination for some institutes. Apart from this, there are certain other admission criteria for engineering colleges.


B.Tech Colleges in Telangana        B.Tech Colleges in Andhra Pradesh       B.Tech Colleges in Orissa     B.Tech Colleges in Haryana

Those with a diploma in the subject can directly get admission to B. Tech 2nd year by means of lateral entry.

Selection of eligible candidates (10+2 qualified with relevant subjects) is based either on the AIR in JEE Mains or marks obtained in the national/State level or university level entrance examinations.


Generally, admission to B. Tech in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering is based on performance in the entrance examinations- State level or national levels engineering entrance examinations such as AIEEE or JEE or university level entrance exams such as VITEEE or SRMJEEE. Some institutes also provide direct admission via Board Merit list considering the score obtained in Class XII or qualifying exam. Counseling is done for candidates who have cleared the entrance tests and is based on the score obtained in the test.


Listed below are some of the entrance examinations conducted for B.Tech in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering:


Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main – JEE Main is a 2-tier examination- Main & Advanced. Students can get admission at most of the engineering institutes through JEE Main exam while IITs only consider the ranking obtained in the JEE Advanced exam. The online application process begins around December 1st week and the last date of online submission of applications is in January 2nd or 3rd week.


UPESEAT Entrance Exam – University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun, conducts its own aptitude- based entrance examination for admission to B. Tech programs. The last date for the submission of online applications is in the 1st week of May and the exam is also conducted in May. For Board Merit-based selection, minimum 80% marks in aggregate are compulsory at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th) and minimum 80% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics at Senior Secondary level (12th class).


SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Exam (SRMJEEE) – SRMJEEE is a national- level online examination conducted each year in the month of April by SRM University, Chennai, for candidates willing to enroll themselves to undergraduate courses. Applications forms are available in November and the last date to submit the online application is in the last week of March. The university offers direct admission to top rank holders in central and State board examination and/ or top 1000 IIT JEE rank holders.


West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board (WBJEEB) – WBJEE is a State level entrance examination held for the purpose of conducting Joint Entrance Examination for admission to various institutions in West Bengal imparting education in medical, engineering and technological courses. The examination is held in the month of April every year and application forms are made available in January.


Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) – Conducted by the Anna University for admission into engineering colleges of Tamil Nadu. Application forms are available in the month of May every year and counselling begins in the 1st week of July. Forms are available online on the official website of Anna University. The TNEA selection process differs for candidates belonging to reserved categories, therefore, aspirants should check the admission/selection process and eligibility criteria before filling out the application forms.


COMEDK UGET – COMEDK UGET is a State- level entrance exam conducted by universities in Karnataka and managed by the Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental of Karnataka (COMEDK). COMEDK is for getting admission into UG courses in the field of medical, dental and engineering. Application forms are available in February and the last date to apply is in April. Generally, COMEDK UGET  Engineering Exam is conducted in the month of May.


Semester- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is given here.

SemesterTheory SubjectsPractical Subjects
Semester ICommunicative EnglishPhysics/Chemistry Lab
Calculus and Matrix AlgebraWorkshop A/Workshop B
Computational Thinking and Problem SolvingEngineering Drawing- CAD
Cultural Education I
Semester IIVector Calculus and Ordinary Differential EquationsChemistry Lab. / Physics Lab
Chemistry/PhysicsWorkshop B / Workshop A
Computer ProgrammingComputer Programming Lab
Solid State Devices
Fundamentals of Electrical technology
Cultural Education II
Semester IIIHumanities Elective IIndustrial Instrumentation I
Amrita Values Program IIndustrial Instrumentation Lab
Transforms and Partial Differential EquationsDigital Systems Lab
Electric Circuits
Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Engineering
Digital Systems
Semester IVHumanities Elective IIMeasurements Lab
Amrita Values Program IIElectronic Circuits Lab
Complex Analysis and Numerical Methods
Electronic Circuits
Signals and Systems
Electrical and Electronic Measurements
Soft Skills I
Semester VProbability and StatisticsDigital Signal Processing
Linear Integrated CircuitsDigital Signal Processing Lab
Control EngineeringLinear Integrated Circuits Lab
Electrical MachinesLive-in –Lab
Soft Skills II
Semester VIIndustrial Instrumentation IIMicrocontroller Lab
Process ControlProcess Control Lab
Biomedical InstrumentationOpen Lab
Microprocessor and Microcontroller
Elective I
Soft Skills III
Semester VIIEnvironmental StudiesIndustrial Automation Lab
Power ElectronicsLive-in –Lab
Industrial Automation
Data Acquisition and Communication
Elective II
Project Phase 1
Semester VIIIElective IIIMajor Project
Elective IV
Project Phase II

B.Tech in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering: Elective Subjects’ list


  1. Network Analysis and Synthesis
  2. Electromagnetic Theory
  3. Analytical Instrumentation
  4. Digital System Design
  5. Biomedical Instrumentation
  6. Modern Control System
  7. Instrumentation Buses and Data Networks
  8. Computer Control of Processes
  9. Instrumentation and Control in Process Industries
  10. Adaptive Control Systems
  11. Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems
  12. Power Plant Instrumentation
  13. Virtual Instrumentation
  14. VLSI Design
  15. Object-Oriented Test and Measurement Software Development
  16. Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks
  17. Robotics and Automation


Industrial training:

It is mandatory for students to undergo industrial training during their course of study, usually in the last year of the course. Universities also arrange industrial visits, technical seminars and workshops.

Here is a list of some suggested reading material for aspiring candidates:


  1. Smarajit Ghosh, Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  2. George Kennedy and Bernard Davis, Electronics communication Systems
  3. Wark, K., “Thermodynamics”, 4th Edition
  4. Gopalakrishna K.R. and Sudhir Gopalakrishna, Engineering Graphics
  5. Venkataraman M.K, Engineering Mathematics (First Year), Second Edition
  6. M Arumugam, Materials Science
  7. Charles Kittel, Introduction to Solid State Physics, John Wiley & Sons
  8. Raghavan Nambiar K., “Text Book of Environmental Studies” 2nd edition
  9. El.Wakil, M.M., Power Plant Technology
  10. P. Ramesh Babu “Circuit Analysis” Second edition
  11. Anand Kumar, Digital Electronics.

Since B. Tech in Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering course is concentrated on both electronic instrumentation and computer-related processes, it makes an Electronics Instrumentation engineer fit for both hardware and software industries, thereby opening many interesting channels for employment. Graduates can seek jobs in public-sector companies such as Instrumentation Ltd., Bharat Electronics Ltd. and Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. and private companies such as Honeywell and other IT companies.


B. Tech in Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering is designed to train students in specialized areas of Electronics like Solid State Circuits, VLSI, Electronic Controls and Communications Engineering including, Multiple Access Technology and Microwave Engineering. The course trains students to develop and implement electronic and electric instruments for monitoring physical phenomena during industrial processes. Professionals in this field get to manufacture chips, cell phones, and other electrical appliances. Successful graduates also have career scopes in several fields including remote sensing, textile and chemical industries, agricultural- based industries and aeronautical areas apart from all the industries in the manufacturing segment.


They are recruited by a variety of industries in the various domain 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 the 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.


Listed below are some of the job titles and job profiles along with the corresponding remunerations offered in the field of Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering:

Job TitleJob ProfileAverage Annual Salary in INR
Instrumentation EngineerInstrumentation Engineers are responsible for a variety of work from designing, developing, installing, managing and maintaining equipment that are used to monitor and control engineering systems, machinery and processes. They might design strain gauges or sensors that capture data about the safety, efficiency, and reliability of machines used in manufacturing.365,525 - 920,903
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.328,374 - 1,014,018
Instrumentation and Control TechnicianResponsibilities of an Instrumentation and Control Technician include setting up and testing equipment, analyzing data, sketching plans and writing reports. Control and Instrumentation engineers (C&I engineers) are responsible for designing, developing, installing, managing and maintaining equipment used in monitoring and controlling engineering systems, machinery and processes.365,525 - 920,903
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. 349,867 - 829,849
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.363,386 - 814,973
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.369,512 - 790,853
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.340,028 - 950037
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