Career in Applied Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering

By Sanjeet Nayak

Applied Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering is an advanced branch of engineering. It deals with the application of existing or known scientific knowledge in Electronics to the practical applications in measurements and control of any processes and calibration of these instruments. Applied Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering is a combination of Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering. The course has been introduced in many universities across India. Some universities are even having different variants of the courses like Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, etc. This branch is an industry-oriented engineering branch that needs both knowledge and experience in industrial applications. Read the article to know the course details.

What the course focuses on?

  • Practicing techniques involved in Applied Electronics
  • Managing electrical equipments related to instrumental engineering
  • Knowledge of industrial activities and its mangement
  • Understanding different aspects of Electronics in practical field.


Course Name Applied Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
Examination Type Semester
Course Level  Bachelor and Masters
Eligibility Varies with course
Admission Process Meri and Entrance based admission 
Top Recruiters ColorPlus Fashions Ltd., Silver Spark Apparel Ltd., Everblue Apparel Ltd., Raymond Luxury Cottons Ltd, J.K. Helene Curtis Ltd, Ring Plus Aqua Ltd, etc
Top Career Scopes Clothing designers, Footwear designers, Accessory designers, Costume designers, etc

Top Colleges:






B.Tech 4years 10th, +2 with minimum 60% or equivalent CGPA JEE Main, GATE and some other specified examination conducted by different institutions
M.Tech 2years BE/B.Tech with a minimum of 50% Institutions conduct their own entrance examinations

Skills Required:

  • Good mathematical acumen
  • Interest in computing and software
  • Interest automation
  • Logical ability
  • Leadership Responsibility
  • Good skill in handling tools and high-end devices
  • Creativity
  • Ability to solve a complex problem


M.Tech in Applied Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering

Semester I

Semester II

Advance Engineering Mathematics Instrumental methods & analysis
Management Sensor Science & technology
Advance Electronics circuits Process control systems design
Signal and Systems Elective II
Elective Non-destructive Testing
Material Science Medical Instrumentation
Measurement system and design Digital signal & image processing
Mechatronics Elective III
Practical Instrumental Studies of environment & it's control
Laboratory I Remote sensing & control
Laboratory II Ultrasonic Instrumentation
Seminar I Practical
- Laboratory III
- Seminar II
- Comprehensive viva-voce

Semester III

Semester IV

Subject on Study Subject on Study
Soft computing theory & practice Post submission of dissertation
Elective IV Dissertation.
Elective optics & Opto-electronics  
Pre-submission of Dissertation
Dissertation (part I) in Applied Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering

Semester 1 Semester II Semester III Semester IV
Engineering Physics / Engineering Chemistry Engineering Chemistry/ Engineering Physics Engineering Mathematics II Engineering Mathematics III
Professional Communication Engineering Mechanics Economics and Communication Skills Industrial Electronics and Applications
Engineering Mathematics I Environmental Science Network Theory Basic Instrumentation and Recording Systems
Basic Mechanical Engineering Computer Aided Engineering Graphics Solid State Devices Data Acquisition Systems
Fundamentals of Computer and Introduction to C programming Basic Electrical Engineering Analog Circuits I Control Engineering I
Basic Electronics Engineering Computer Programming (LASN) Microprocessor and Microcontroller
Semester V Semester VI Semester VII Semester VIII
Engineering Mathematics IV Process Control instrumentation VLSI Instrumentation System Design
Principles of Management Digital Signal Processing Computerized Process Control Instrumentation in Process Industries
Signals and Systems Industrial Instrumentation I Biomedical Instrumentation Computer Networks
Digital Electronics Microcontroller based Systems Design Analytical Instrumentation LXX Elective III
Digital Communication Control Engineering II Industrial Instrumentation GXX Elective IV
Analog Circuits II LXX Elective I LXX Elective II Project Work.

Admission Process:

Admission into the Applied Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering course is conducted on the basis marks secured in the marks secured in a particular national level entrance exam. Some colleges also conduct their own entrance examination. There are many institutes in India that select candidates on the basis of merit (the marks secured in the last academic session). It is very important for the students to understand the admission process as it varies from one college to another. Some of the top entrances are given below

Top Entrances:

  1. Application form available: 3rd September 2019
  2. Last date for application submission: 11th October 2019
  3. Exam date: 6th – 9th January 2020
  4. Result announcement: 18th January 2020
  1. Application Form: 12 September 2020
  2. Last date of the application form: 17 September 2020
  3. JEE Advance 2020 Exam Date: 27 September 2020
  1. PG exam date: 23 September 2020
  2. Total  Number of Questions: 180
  3. Total Marks: 720
  1. Exam date: 16th - 18th and 21st - 23rd Septemeber, 2020
  2. Exam Duration: 3 Hours
  3. Mode of Exam: Online
  1. Phase two Application Start and End date: 10 January - 31 August 2020
  2. Date of Exam: 31 August 2020
  1. Exam: Cancelled

Career Profiles:

Applied Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering provide great career prospects for the students. The students after completion of the degree can easily job opportunities in many manufacturing industries and service organizations such as broadcasting, consulting, and system support. Some  of the top career profiles and their average salary is mentioned below:

Job position


Electronics Supervisor Rs 2 lakhs to 6 lakhs
Project Engineer Rs 1.19 lakh – 4.23 lakh
Software Analysis Rs 2.50 lakh – 5.04 lakh
Research And Development Software Engineer Rs 3.05 lakh-7.42 lakh
Service Engineer Rs 1.35 lakh – 5.95lakh

Top Recruiters:

  • Defense Research and Development Organization
  • GE India Technology Pvt. Ltd.
  • Indian Satellite Research Organization
  • Innovative Consultants
  • Oil and Natural Gas Commission
  • Siemens
  • Space IT Solutions
  • Tata Consultancy Services

Top Hiring Cities:

  • Hyderabad
  • Chennai
  • Bangalore
  • Kolkata
  • Mumbai
  • Delhi


Q: What are the top colleges providing a degree in Applied Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering?
A: Some of the top colleges are mentioned below:

Q: What are the top entrances for Applied Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering course?
A: Some of the top entrances are mentioned below:

Q: What is the admission process for a degree in Applied Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering course?
A: Some of the colleges have merit based selection process while many other top institutes offer admission on the basis of marks scored in a particular entrance examination

Q: Who are the top recruiters in Applied Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering course?
A: The top recruiters are mentioned below:

  • Defense Research and Development Organization
  • GE India Technology Pvt. Ltd.
  • Indian Satellite Research Organization
  • Innovative Consultants
  • Oil and Natural Gas Commission
  • Siemens

Q: What are the top career profiles in the field of Applied Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering course?
A: Some of the top career profiles are mentioned below:

  • Electronics Supervisor
  • Project Engineer
  • Software Analysis
  • Research And Development Software Engineer
  • Service Engineer



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