About the Discipline
Electrical engineering is concerned with the study, design and application of equipment, devices and systems which use electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. It emerged as an identifiable occupation in the latter half of the 19th century after commercialization of the electric telegraph, the telephone, and electrical power generation, distribution and use. It now covers a wide range of subfields including electronics, digital computers, power engineering, telecommunications, control systems, RF engineering, and signal processing.
About the Programme
The objective of this course is to train students in Electrical Engineering covering traditional areas like generation, distribution and transmission of electricity as well as new age applications in electronics ranging from telecommunications to computers and micro processors. The discipline involves an advanced study of engineering-related application of electricity. This stream covers courses of study such as:
- Generation and transmission of electricity.
- Electrical system and gadgets.
- Design, development and maintenance of such devices, power plants, and systems.
- Design of electronic devices, components and circuits.
- Principles and concepts of Electrical & Electronics Engineering.
- Principles of design and manufacturing of electronic circuits, components and devices.
Diploma holders in Electrical and Electronics Engineering have ample opportunities in a large number of public and private sector establishments. BSNL, ISRO, VSSC, Indian Railways, various Metro Rail Corporations, State Electricity Boards, Civil aviation etc. are some of the public sector undertakings where they could get employed. They can also work in atomic, hydroelectric and thermal power plants. In private sector, there are vast opportunities in electrical design and consultancy firms and all types of manufacturing industries.
Opportunities for Higher Studies
Diploma holders are eligible to appear for the JEE examination (IIT Entrance Examination). Students can seek admission to the third semester of B.Tech Degree course through Lateral Entry Entrance (LET) examination of Kerala state. This facility also exists in many neighboring states. The major engineering colleges in the state offer B.Tech degree through part-time mode for those who possess a minimum of two years of working experience. Yet another option is to appear for the Associate Membership examination (AMIE) of Institution of Engineers (IE). AMIE is considered as equivalent to B.Tech degree for most purposes.