Growth of Electronics and Communication Engineers in this electronic age

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Dr Sunandan Baruah, HOD Electronics and Communication Engineering, Don Bosco College of Engineering Technology, Guwahati, shares his views on the importance and growth of skilled Electronics and Communication engineers in today’s electronic age.

1. What is the current market trend of engineering industry?

The engineering industry takes into account a confusing assortment of plausible horizontal roles cutting across practically all other industry segments. With its connotations of practical management of skills and techniques to achieve a planned impact in the real world, the tag engineering is now applied in diverse fields like marine, environmental, nuclear, ocean, genetics, software and even finance.

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For those like us who have taken up the responsibility of educating the next generation of engineers, the manner in which new engineering streams, such as nanotechnology or genetics are making their presence felt, even newer streams coming up will not be a surprise.  Four cutting edge areas were identified in a symposium at Google namely additive manufacturing; semantic processing; engineering sustainable buildings and neuroprosthetics; topics which wouldn’t have found place in engineering studies even a decade back. Engineering is possibly the most dynamic field of education in the last decade.

2. Kindly share the Unique Selling Proposition (USP) of your institute.

• Selection to BTech programs is through a written test (objective) which include questions on mathematics, physics and chemistry apart from verbal and analytical questions,

• Specific skill sets and proficiency that we look in a candidate is that one should have sound knowledge on basic science, mathematics and analytical ability.

3.  What is the scope for B.Tech in Electronics and Communication?

This is the electronic age with newer and newer gadgets coming up with numerous added features.  Noise free communication and high speed data transfer has become the need of the day. Improved analytical and diagnostic instruments are being developed increasing the demand for engineering graduates in electronics and communication engineering.

There are numerous career opportunities for graduates in Electronics & Communication Engineering. Some of the employment areas for Electronics and Communication Engineering graduates are: Civil Aviation Department (Airport Authority of India), Indian Railways, Software Industries, Steel Authority of Indian Limited (SAIL), Consumer Electronics Companies (Samsung/Sony/Toshiba, etc.) among others.

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