To become an electronics engineer one needs to
have a degree in electronics engineering (BE / B.Tech) or must have
passed the AMIE (Associate Membership Examination of the Institute
of Engineers) in electronics or Graduate membership Examination of
the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers or at
least a diploma in Electronics Engineering. A post graduate degree
is required for most research or teaching posts and management
positions. An additional degree in business administration is
desirable for those seeking administrative or management positions.
The basic eligibility criteria for a BE / B.Tech is
10+2 or equivalent examination, with Physics, Chemistry and
Mathematics. Admission to these courses is highly competitive and
only those with high academic performance in the board of
examination i.e the marks secured in the final exams of 10+2 and in
the entrance test can expect admission. Entrance to the IIT's is
through 'JEE' (Joint Entrance Exam) and for other major institutions
through AIEEE (All India Engineering/Pharmacy/Architecture Entrance
Examination) OR their own separate entrance exams and other state
level and national level exams.
The duration is 4 Years for BE / B.Tech courses. The
diploma courses in polytechnics are of 3 years duration.
The focus in the study programme is on understanding
electronic networks and devices, electromagnetic field theory,
computer fundamentals, as also their protection, and communication
and control systems.
creative and inventive mind and an interest in
physics and mathematics is essential to take up this challenging
career. They should have good analytical skills, an eye for detail,
sustained attention and the ability to work as part of a team. They
should also have good communication skills.