Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering:Course & Eligibility;Top Colleges;Top recruiters:

Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering is a specialized branch of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, primarily focusing on the principles and operations of measuring instruments used in the design and configuration of automated systems. Instrumentation technology helps create, construct and maintain measuring and control devices and systems found in manufacturing plants and research institutions. Hence those with B.Tech. And M.Tech. degrees in Electronics, Applied Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering can find jobs in these fields. Public-sector companies such as Instrumentation Ltd., Bharat Electronics Ltd. and Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. provide job opportunities. Instrumentation Engineering is the basis of mechatronics and robotics engineering. Its main objective is to ensure that systems and processes operate safely and efficiently.


  • Industrial Instrumentation
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Power Electronics
  • Communication Engineering
  • Digital System Designing
  • Electrical measurements & Instruments
  • Microprocessors
  • Micro Controllers
  • Microprocessor & Applications

Course & Eligibility:

B. E/ B. Tech4 years 

1. The students, who wish to pursue Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering should have qualified in 12th standard with a minimum of 50%(Relaxation for the reserved category). Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics Should be the main subjects. 

2. To take admission into this engineering course students have to qualify the UG entrance examination. 


M.E / M. Tech2 years

1. Candidates must be a bachelor degree in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering.

2. Candidates have to qualify the PG entrance examination.

JEE-advanced, GATE

Top recruiters:

Some organisation who hire candidates from Electronics and Instrumentation engineering are as follows:

  • BPCL
  •  NPCL
  •  NTPC
  • ONGC

Admission Procedure:

For B. Tech- 

The selection procedure is base on the mark obtained in the entrance exam. There are State level entrances or National level entrances or private institutions entrances for this engineering course. After qualified the entrance exam students go for the counselling procedure. Some Institutions take student's Personal Interview also. After all, a final list is published by the Authority by seeing al the procedure.

For M. Tech-

Candidates have a bachelor degree in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering with a minimum of 50% aggregate.

Candidates have to qualify the GATE exam or PG entrance exam. After the qualification of the entrance, exam candidates go for the Counselling and PI test and select for the course. 


SemesterTheory SubjectsPractical subjects
Semester I

1. Communicative English

2. Calculus and Matrix Algebra

3. Computational Thinking and Problem Solving

4. Physics/Chemistry

5. Cultural Education I

1. Physics/Chemistry Lab

2. Workshop A/Workshop B

3. Engineering Drawing- CAD

semester II

1. Vector Calculus and Ordinary Differential Equations

2. Chemistry/Physics

3. Computer Programming

4. Solid State Devices

5. Fundamentals of Electrical technology

6. Cultural Education II

1. Chemistry Lab. / Physics Lab

2. Workshop B / Workshop A

3. Computer Programming Lab

Semester III

1. Humanities Elective I

2. Amrita Values Program I

3. Transforms and Partial Differential Equations

4. Electric Circuits

5. Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Engineering

6. Digital Systems

1. Industrial Instrumentation I

2. Industrial Instrumentation Lab

3. Digital Systems Lab

Semester IV

1. Humanities Elective II

2. Amrita Values Program II

3. Complex Analysis and Numerical Methods

4. Electronic Circuits

5. Signals and Systems

6. Electrical and Electronic Measurements

7. Soft Skills I

1. Measurements Lab

2. Electronic Circuits Lab

Semester V

1. Probability and Statistics

2. Linear Integrated Circuits

3. Control Engineering

4. Electrical Machines

5. Soft Skills II

1. Digital Signal Processing

2. Digital Signal Processing Lab

3. Linear Integrated Circuits Lab

4. Live-in –Lab

Semester VI

1. Industrial Instrumentation II

2. Process Control

3. Biomedical Instrumentation

4. Microprocessor and Microcontroller

5. Elective I

6. Soft Skills III

1. Microcontroller Lab

2. Process Control Lab

3. Open Lab

Semester VII

1. Environmental Studies

2. Power Electronics

3. Industrial Automation

4. Data Acquisition and Communication

5. Elective II

6. Project Phase 1

1. Industrial Automation Lab

2. Live-in –Lab

Semester VIII

1. Elective III
Elective IV

2. Project Phase II

1. Major Project

Skills Required:

  • Critical thinking and complex problem-solving ability.
  • Oral, written and diagrammatic communication skill.
  • Interpersonal communication & Organizational skills.
  • Strong analysis and practical problem-solving abilities.
  • Creativity, innovation and attention.
  • Strength in Mathematics and Physics.
  • Leadership ability
  • High level of technical knowledge & IT skill.
  • Must have patient and management skills.

Job Prospects:

Job PostJob DescriptionAverage salary per annum
Instrumentation Engineer
Instrumentation Engineers are responsible for a variety of work from designing, developing, installing, managing and maintaining equipment that is 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.
3 lakhs to 8.5 lakhs
Electronics Engineer
Electronics 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.
3 lakhs to 9.5 lakhs
Instrumentation and Control Technician
Responsibilities 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.
3 lakhs to 8.5 lakhs
Electrical R & D Engineer (Automation/Robotics/Motion Control)
The responsibility is to facilitate 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.
3 lakhs to 7.5 lakhs
Automation Engineer
The Automation Engineer provides engineering support for on?going and new operations, maintains and increases production efficiencies and troubleshoots problems, identifies and implements solutions.
3.5 lakhs to 7.5 lakhs
Testing and Quality Maintenance Engineer
Quality 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.
3.5 lakhs to 7.5 lakhs


Q: Is Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering a good career?

A: As the trend of automation picks up in India and abroad, Instrumentation and Control Engineers are finding more and more job opportunities. ... Electronics and Instrumentation engineers having good exposure in these areas will be highly effective in solving various critical needs of the Industries.

Q: Which is better EIE or ECE?

A: Both ECE and EIE are having a good scope in today's industrial world. Both are required for specific tasks. In EIE you study more about instrumentation and process control whereas ECE is more about communication. But both have equal career opportunities, in fact for competitive exams, EIE bears less competition.

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