Master of Engineering [ME] (Electronics Engineering) Top Colleges, Syllabus, Scope and Salary

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Content Curator | Updated on - Sep 13, 2021

M.E. Electronics Engineering is a Post Graduate course in engineering with a specialization in the domain of electronics and electrical engineering along with its related aspects. The course is of two years divided into four semesters. A minimum of 55% (relaxable for reserved category candidates) marks at UG level is the least which almost all the institutes desire from applying candidates (in the form of eligibility criterion).

Some of the popular colleges and universities offering the course are:

The fee for the course varies between INR 70,000 to 3, 50,000 in India. The variation in fee is based on the location and nature of university (that is government, state/private/deemed etc.).

M.E. Electronics Engineering course admissions are done through a Common Entrance Test (CET) based selection method as well as a merit-based selection criterion that is the percentage of marks obtained at Under Graduate (UG) level. Most of the colleges who provide admissions through CET mechanism rely on the score of All India level common entrance exams like GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering), while a select few opt for a separate entrance exam of their own (Like LUPNEST, BITSAT HD etc.).

The course is designed to provide subject-specific skills and knowledge to the master’s level students so as to equip them with a holistic knowledge of the subject that will enable them to persecute the learning in a practical sense.

Post Graduates in Electronics Engineering have a wide range of job opportunities like hardware engineer, Electrical and Electronics engineer, Product line engineer, Technical writer, Production quality manager etc. After completion of post graduation, one may pursue further studies like M.Phil and Ph.D. in the said subject or may take up job opportunities associated. The average salary ranges between INR  16,000 and 20,000 per month for a fresh pass out.

M.E. Electronics Engineering: Course Highlights

Course Level Post Graduate
Duration of the Course 2 years
Examination Type Semester-wise
Eligibility Minimum score of 55% (Relaxable for reserved category students) marks at UG level.
Admission Process Entrance exam based/Merit-based
Course Fee Between INR 70,000 to 3.5 Lacs
Average Starting Salary INR 16,000 to 20,000
Top Recruiting Companies Tata steel, National Physical Laboratory, Broadcasting stations, Samsung, LG, Lenovo
Job Position Electronics hardware engineer, Electrical and Electronics engineer, Product line engineer, Technical writer, Production quality manager etc

M.E. Electronics Engineering: What is it about?

The domain of electronics has seen an exponential growth in past few decades. From a select few electronics manufacturers in the past to a number of manufacturing units in present, the industry is experiencing a demand enhancement and is trying to keep up the pace with the advancement in technology.

To make more reliable, technologically advanced, and cost-effective electronics equipment meeting the demand of end consumer, the industry requires a band of the trained professionals who have in-depth knowledge of the subject both academically and practically.  

A master’s course in Electronics engineering aims at creating that professional band of the qualified and trained professional who will meet the needs of the industry in the coming time. The course design and structure focuses on imparting theoretical and practical knowledge to the students in a gradual and practice-based manner to the PG students.

M.E. Electronics Engineering: Top Institutes 

M.E. Electronics Engineering is offered as a course by many colleges/universities to candidates who have passed their UG or equivalent examination from a recognized state or central University.

Students can take admission in the course through Common Entrance Test conducted by certain exam conducting authorities such as IITs, IIIT, AKTU, etc as well as separate exams conducted by respective colleges/Universities (Like LPU, BITS) that are offering this course.

For your reference, we have tabled down a list of various colleges/universities that are offering this course in India.

Institute City Average Fee
Government College of Engineering Aurangabad INR 64,171
IIT Kanpur INR 52,575
BITS Pilani INR 3,40,925
IIIT Delhi INR 1,45,500
CIST Bhopal INR 65,000
Amity University Noida INR 85,000
GD Goenka World Institute Gurugram INR 2,75,000
Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya Indore INR 51,171
Anna University Chennai INR 65, 470
Lovely Professional University Jalandhar INR 1, 22,000

M.E. Electronics Engineering: Eligibility

Candidate must have passed the B.E/B.Tech or equivalent examination in the respective stream from a recognized state/private/deemed or central University with  at least 55% (relaxable for reserved category candidates) of the marks.

  • He/She shall not be having any backlog or compartment in any of the subject/Subjects at UG level that is yet to be cleared at the time of taking admissions.
  • Apart from the above-mentioned eligibility criteria’s various colleges and institutes may have their own additional criteria’s which the students would have to satisfy in order to take admission (like work experience of few years).
  • In case of reserved category students, they would have to present their reservation certificates issued by the competent authorities in order to avail the benefits applicable to them.
  • Most of the Institute give admissions through Common Entrance Test (CET) (like GATE, IIIT PG, and UPSEE). To get admissions in these institutes candidates would have to qualify the respective entrance exam by securing minimum qualifying marks.

The eligibility criteria’s mentioned above are common to most of the universities and colleges across the country that are offering this course to the students.

M.E. Electronics Engineering:  Admission Process

The process for admission into the course mostly involves a common entrance test based admission process (as seen across various Universities and colleges in the country). 

  • Most of the Universities/Colleges conduct a common entrance test for admission into M.E courses (like LUPNEST, BITSAT HD) or take admissions through commonly held entrance exam like GATE, IIIT PG, and UPSEE. Hence students would have to make an application for such exams.
  • Students have to qualify these exams (for which they should be eligible to appear) in order to get admission in the course.
  • After the conduct of the test, a merit list of finally qualified candidates is prepared and candidates are invited for admission process by the respective university or college.
  • After admission process final allotment of seats to the candidate takes place and the candidate is asked to deposit the fee for the course and register for the respective academic year.

Admission process would more or less be same across all the colleges and universities that are offering this course.

M.E. Electronics Engineering:  Syllabus and Course description

The syllabus of the course is divided into 4 semesters spread over a span of two years. The syllabus of the course is divided into various subjects and practical modules that students are taught during the course of their post-graduation. The syllabus covers all the aspects related to electronics engineering so as to provide a holistic understanding of the subject to the master’s level students.

The details regarding the syllabus of the course are mentioned below so as to provide a reference to the candidates.

Semester 1 Semester II
Applied Mathematics Machine Vision
Advanced Digital Signal Processing RF system design
Radiation System Optical signal processing
VLSI design techniques Elective 1
Wireless Communication Networks Optical Fiber communication
Practical Practical
Semester III Semester IV
Data Communication Networks Project Stage 2
Mobile communication Elective 3
Neural networks Satellite Communication
Elective 2 Speech and Audio Signal Processing
Project stage I Wireless LAN
Low power VLSI design Microwave Integrated Circuits
Design of semiconductor memories Practical
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M.E. Electronics Engineering: Who Should Opt for?

  • Students who have a background in the subject.
  • Those who have a career as Electronics engineer in mind.
  • Those who are looking for a career in Indian Engineering Services.
  • Those aiming at higher studies in the domain can opt for the course.

M.E. Electronics Engineering: Career Prospects

M.E. Electronics Engineering postgraduates have plenty of options to choose from in terms of their career. One can choose to work with companies such as Tata steel, National Physical Laboratory, Broadcasting stations, Samsung, LG, Lenovo etc.

To provide you a holistic view of the career prospects of the course we have tabled certain areas and the respective roles attached to the same where electronics engineering postgraduates can look for in terms of their career.

Master of Engineering [ME] (Electronics Engineering annual salary
Job Profile Role Average Salary for Fresher’s
Electronics Engineer It is a typical job profile in the domain which involves working on design, execution, and simulation of the electronic circuit. INR 2.85-3.33 Lacs
Radio Engineer The job of a radio engineer involves working with communication and other electronic equipment that work on radio frequency channelization. INR 2.76-3.15 Lacs
Network Engineer The job involves working on communication networks so as to ensure proper connectivity through communication channels like Mobile communication, Internet etc. INR 2.70-3.1 Lacs
Production line manager A production line manager is involved in overall management and supervision of electronics manufacturing assembly line so as to ensure smooth functioning of product’s production rate. INR 2.73-3.34Lacs
Technical Content developer A technical content developer is indulged in the task of preparation of domain-specific content for websites or ready reference modules for students. INR 2.2-3 Lacs

Master of Engineering [ME] (Electronics Engineering) : 16 answered questions

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Ques. How is microelectronics and VLSI design in IIT Ropar?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 13 Sept 21

Ans. According to my friend at IIT Ropar, the first batch of Microelectronics and VLSI Design was from 2019-2020, where there were only 10 and 7 students for the M.Tech and Ph.D. course respectively. The faculties of IIT Ropar are young and energetic.  It’s quite early to predict placements and hence should wait for some time.  Being an IIT, the college is well developed, the infrastructure is decent, and the academics are great. The faculty of IIT Ropar for Microelectronics and VLSI Design branch of 1st semester includes 1 professor from IIT Delhi and 5 professors from IIT Bombay and Guwahati. The courses for the 1st semester for the Microelectronics and VLSI Design includes a total of 5 courses, 1 lab, and 1 seminar session.  These include Digital IC Design, RF Engineering, CMOS Analog IC Design, Semiconductor Device Physics and Modeling, CAD for VLSI Design, Circuit Simulation Lab, and Seminar Session. Categories Microelectronics and VLSI Design at IIT Ropar Course Fee INR 72,940 Average CTC 14.6 LPA Recruiting Companies DRDO, Flipkart, Goldman Sachs, HCL, etc. Some industries visit IIT Ropar in the first semester and the selected students have to choose to work with them. The 2nd year project can be completed in any company also if a student wishes to. The department helps the student to find the company if the student wants and if not then he/she can do the project on the campus itself.Read more
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Ques. Which companies recruit students from VLSI (MTech) in NIT trichy?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 06 Sept 21

Ans. As some of my friends studied M.Tech at NIT Trichy, I might be able to provide you with the answers.  Core firms such as Nvidia, Alcatel Lucent, Intel, Sandisk, Samsung, etc. are regular.  Almost 100% of the students are placed. They received salary packages ranging from 10 - 12 LPA.  However, you will need to put in a lot of effort and be in the top 5% of your class.  Remember that you will be competing with UGs, PhDs, and MS students for job opportunities.  Hence, competition will be fierce, and your academics as well as your relationships with professors and fellow students will be crucial. There are various software and analytics companies that offer jobs to everyone with a basic understanding of coding.  Aside from these, you will have a plethora of different research options, both within and outside the country. So in the end, I would like to conclude that there is no one factor but various. So work hard, polish your skills and build a good CV and give your best shot in the interview.Read more
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Ques. I am thinking of joining KJ Somaiya, VidyaVihar for mtech electronics. Is it is a good college study wise? I am not concerned for placement.

● Top Answer By Debdeep Majumder on 02 Sept 21

Ans. It is not just KJ Somaiya, but every college you decide to go to, find out the following, especially for post-graduate studies: Qualifications of the professors in your college The crowd of the college and scope for securing internships on different topics If there is any research going on in the college and if so, how is the research cell? Many M. Tech students wish to do something new and collaborate with people having the same interests as well. Opinions of others about the college. When you interact with the students you will come to know what places are nice and where you can hang out A friend of mine completed her M. Tech from KJ Somaiya and her experience was average. The research cell is not great and some teachers are well versed in their subject whereas others struggle with basic knowledge. If you are concerned about placements, those are definitely improving over the years and this college will only be a good option for you if you are not looking for placements. Read more
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Ques. Would you recommended someone to do MTech in VLSI from NIT GOA? What are placement/internship opportunities there for VLSI?

● Top Answer By Zakia Parween on 31 Aug 21

Ans. NIT Goa has a good teaching faculty for the VLSI stream. The faculty has done their PhDs from IITs and the campus also has very well-equipped labs so it provides a great learning experience. Here is a brief overview of the NIT Goa.  Category NIT Goa Companies Visited Infosys, ZS Associates, Infotech, etc. Highest Package 15.9 lakhs Average CTC  7 lakhs  Talking about the placements and internships part, Intel, NXP semiconductors offered a lot of internships in the past and there are still chances of these companies visiting again in the future. If you wish to get admitted for MTech in an NIT, it would be a better option if you opt for older and NITs first. If not, NIT Goa is also a good option.Read more
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Ques. How is NIT Calicut regarding the placements for an MTech in VLSI design?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 25 Aug 21

Ans. I have a friend who recently graduated with M.Tech in VLSI Design from NIT Calicut. According to him, the placements are great. According to recent placement highlights, the average CTC offered at the institute is 11 LPA. In order to secure decent placements, all you need is the following.  Knowledge of EDA tools of Mentor or Cadence or Synopsys. Be skilled in RTL, Verilog coding. Know basics of verification and design parameters for speed vs power vs area. You also should have sound knowledge of Place and Route; extract parameters to compare or adjust design parameters with layout changes. The demand in this field is high. Work hard and you will succeed.Read more
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Master of Engineering [ME] (Electronics Engineering) Fee Structure in India


1.51 L (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES1.62 L  (Maximum Fee)
1.56 L (Average Fee)
67 K (Minimum Fee)Private COLLEGES2.40 L (Maximum Fee)
1.53 L (Average Fee)

Master of Engineering [ME] (Electronics Engineering) Fee Structure By state


Maharashtra

1.53 LPUBLIC COLLEGES1.62 L
1.57 L
80 KPrivate COLLEGES2.31 L
1.49 L

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