Electronics & Instrumentation engineering is a combination of electrical and electronics engineering with Instrumentation engineering, which focuses on the principle and operation of measuring & control instruments, sensors and controls systems used in design and configuration of automated systems in process industries.
It emphasizes on the principle and operation of measuring instruments which are used in designing and configuration of automated systems in electrical, pneumatic domains etc.
Electronics & Instrumentation engineers work for industries with automated processes, such as chemical or manufacturing plants, that aim at improving system productivity, reliability, optimization and stability.
Instrumentation Engineers help in the designing, construction and maintenance of instruments and entire instrumentation systems of an industrial plant with automation control.
Electronics is used in almost everything we use today, from Radio, television, telephones to Aircraft controls. Electronics as applied to instrumentation & control deals with electronics components sensors, integrated circuits and microprocessor & microcontrollers & embedded devices to create new and innovative devices and appliances for efficient automation and process control. Computer Numerical Control (CNC) of machines; use and maintenance of robots and robotic arms are all parts of the Electronics & Instrumentation domain; and similarly “Mechatronics” as a subject has much in common with electronics & instrumentation.
XII with : 1. Phy + Maths + (Chem. / Comp. Sc./Bio) with Min. 60% OR 60% with qualified rank in UPSEE-15. FOR B. Tech. Bio Tech- PM + Chm. / Comp. OR PCB with Min.60% OR 60% with Qualified UPSEE-15 Rank.
Direct Admission : 1. Rank in UPSEE-15 Phy + Maths + (Chem. / Comp. Sc./Bio) with Min. 60% OR 60% with qualified rank OR
2. Diploma in Engg. With at least 60% or B. Sc (with Maths) with at least 60%
Electronics & Instrumentation Engineers have bright future ahead of them as they are needed by almost all Industries in various travels link Design, Development, Inspection Quality Control, maintenance & service.
- Chemical processes industries.
- Automated production process industries like Steel, cement, drug tyre, rubber, food products and packaging.
- CNC Controlled machines and equipment industries.
- Computer aided manufacturing & robotics industries, automated plants.
- The healthcare field of sophisticated medical electronics equipments e.g. CT-Scan, MRIs, various types of monitors, etc.
- And also all automatic measurement instrumentation for weight, temperatures, pressure, volume, flow, counting, electrical signals, etc. is domain of EI engineers.
Typical career path scenarios for Electronic & Instrumentation are:
These engineers get job in central government, state governments and their sponsored corporations in public sector and in all wings of armed forces and also in the private organizations where the entry level aspirants can get a starting salary of minimum Rs. 2.2 l. p.a. to Rs. 4.5 l.p.a. excluding other allowances.
With more experience or as an established independent consultant one could earn more, Senior engineers can earn anywhere in between Rs. 6 l.p.a. and Rs. 12 l.p.a.
Those at management levels on large automated plants can earn even higher, in reputed private sector companies and MNC’s, these earnings could be just twice as much as indicated above, as a person reaches senior levels.
There are many reputed Indian Corporates & Multinationals in the field of Electrical Instrumentation and process control (Honeywell, Rockwell Automation, Shneider, Siemens… to name a few). In addition to this, Indian Companies are securing huge contracts building power houses & transmission and distribution infrastructure, EPC and overhauling and turnkey contracts.