Opportunities for Electrical and Electronics Engineering Graduates
B.Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering have plenty of opportunities in both government and private organizations. Government organizations and PSUs usually release notification about vacancies in national dailies.
Details about application procedure, eligibility criteria, recruitment process and important dates are mentioned in the notification. The recruitment process typically involves written test and interview. Given below are some of the options you can explore:
Indian Engineering Service: The UPSC Board for recruitment conducts the Indian Engineering Service (IES) examination for recruiting engineers into various government departments.
The recruitment process involves two step- written examination and personality test. The written examination carries 1000 marks and comprises five papers. Paper -I is the general ability test, which assesses the candidate’s competence in English and General Studies.
It carries 200 marks. Paper II and III carry questions from the relevant engineering subject and carry 200 marks each. Papers I, II and III are objective type. Papers- IV and V are conventional type and carry 200 marks each. They deal with the relevant discipline of engineering.
Personality Test carries 200 marks. It aims at assessing qualities like leadership qualities, social skills, zeal to learn and mental fitness. For further details, log on to www.upsc.gov.in
Research Organizations: Research organizations like the Indian Space Research Organization, Defence Research and Development Organization and Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre hire engineering graduates for various job roles. The minimum eligibility criterion for most of them is at least 65 per cent marks in BE/ B.Tech. Candidates are short-listed for written test and interview, based on their academic record and GATE score.
Electricity Boards: Electricity boards of various States hire engineers for posts like Assistant Engineer. Selection is based on performance at entrance test.
Along with these, organizations like Indian Oil Corporation Ltd and Bharat Electronics Ltd hire engineers.
Coming to jobs in private organizations, you can explore opportunities in industries like electrical, electronics, communications, telecommunications, information technology and instrumentation.
An electrical engineering graduate can begin his/her job search by contacting placement department in their respective colleges. Seek their advice on building a resume and handling job interviews. Post you resume on job portals. Consult a few recruitment firms and ask them if they can help you find a job. Use social networking sites like this blog to build your contacts and spread word that you are looking for a job. Request them to refer you whenever there is a suitable opportunity in their organization.
Work towards improving your technical and communication skills. Keep yourself updated with the latest developments in your field. For this, you can read relevant material in industry specific magazines and on the Internet.
To improve your career prospects, you can pursue short-term courses in PLC, SCADA, VLSI or embedded systems. Given below are details of some institutes that offer these courses:
Prolific Systems and Technologies, Hyderabad offers Certified Programmable Logic Controllers Training. This training program covers PLC and SCADA.
It provides practical experience of working on leading brands of PLCs such as Allen Bradley, Siemens, Modicon and GE Fanuc. It covers popular SCADA software such as Wonderware InTouch. The institute offers placement assistance also.
Advanced Training Institute for Electronics and Process Instrumentation (http://atiepihyderabad.gov.in) at Ramanthapur, Hyderabad offers training in PLC and SCADA.