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

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M.E. Power Electronics is a 2 year post-graduate course in the domain of electronics engineering with a specialization in power electronics and its related areas. 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 form of eligibility criterion.

Some of the popular colleges offering the course are:

The fee for the course varies between INR 55,000 to 4 Lacs in India. The variation in fee is based on the location and nature of university (that is government, state/private/deemed etc.).

M.E. Power Electronics course admissions are done on the basis of Common Entrance Test (CET) based selection process as well as merit-based selection criteria that means the percentage of marks obtained at Under Graduate  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).

The course is designed to inculcate domain-specific skills and knowledge among the PG level students so as to equip them with a holistic knowledge of the subject that will enable them to take on the daily challenges that occur at the industry level.

Post Graduates in Power Electronics engineering have a wide range of job opportunities like Assistant Engineer, Technician, Power Electronics designer, researcher, Technical content developer etc. After completion of post graduation, one can opt for higher studies like M.Phil and Ph.D. in the said subject or may take up job opportunities associated. The average salary ranges between INR 15,000 and 21,000 a month for a fresh pass out.

M.E. Power Electronics: 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 55,000 to 4 Lacs
Average Starting Salary INR15,000 to 21,000
Top Recruiting Companies Automobile companies, Aviation company, Power industry, Railways
Job Position Assistant engineer, Technician, Power Electronics designer, researcher, Technical content developer

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

Electrical power is the main source of energy that drives the entire domestic and industrial work cycle. Modern day electrical devices and equipment like thyristors, rectifiers, controllers’ etc. are based on the application of power electronics.

Power electronics as a sub-division of electronics engineering deals with the application of solid-state electronics to the control and conversion of electric power. In industries, there is a need for conversion of power from AC to DC at the subsequent level of functioning. To keep this process working there is a need for electronics engineers who have knowledge in the domain of power electronics.

A master’s degree in Power electronics aims at providing that qualified and trained engineering manpower to the industry through dissipation of knowledge and skills to the students in the form of various subjects and practical modules as a part of their post-graduation academic curriculum.

M.E. Power Electronics: Top Institutes

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

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

Institute City Average Fee
AVIT Kanchipuram INR 80,000
Agni College of Technology Chennai INR 50,000
ACCET Karaikudi INR 40,000
Anand Institute of Higher Technology Chennai INR 106,700
Anna University Chennai INR 46,470
Arasu Engineering College Thanjavur INR 95,000
BIT Erode INR 1,84,200
Bethlehem Institute of Engineering Kanyakumari INR 68,750
BITS Pilani INR 337,925
Christian College of Engineering and Technology Dindigul INR 58,000

M.E. Power Electronics: Eligibility

Candidate must have passed the B.E/B.Tech or equivalent examination in Electrical/Electrical and Electronics/Electronics and Communication/Electronics and Telecommunication/Electronics and Instrumentation 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 1  year).
  • 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). 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. Power Electronics???????: Admission Process

The process of admission to the course involves a common entrance test based admission process (as seen across various Universities and colleges in the country) as well as a merit-based mechanism (as seen in certain colleges).

  • Most of the Universities/Colleges conduct a common entrance test for admission into M.E courses (like BITSAT HD) or take admissions through commonly held entrance exam like GATE. 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. Power Electronics???????: 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 skills that students are taught during the course of their post-graduation.

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

Semester I Semester II
Applied Mathematics Solid State DC Drives
Analysis of Electrical Machines Solid State AC Drives
Analysis of Power Converters Special Electrical Machines
Analysis of Inverters Microcontroller and DSP based system design
Electromagnetic Field Computation Elective 2
Elective 1 Practical
Practical -
Semester III Semester IV
Elective 2 Elective 4
Elective 3 Project Phase 2
Project phase 1 Viva-voce
Theory of Power electronics -
Rectifier circuits -
Practical -

M.E. Power Electronics???????: Who Should Opt for?

  • Students who have a background in the domain of Electrical/Electrical and Electronics/Electronics and Communication/Electronics and Telecommunication/Electronics and Instrumentation engineering.
  • Those who have a career in power electronics device designing in mind.
  • Those who are looking for a career in government sector.
  • Those aiming at higher studies in the domain can opt for the course.

M.E. Power Electronics???????: Career Prospects

M.E. Power Electronics postgraduates have plenty of options to choose from in terms of their career. One can choose to work with companies such as Automobile manufacturers, Aviation Company, Power generation related firms, Railways etc.

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

Master of Engineering [ME] (Power Electronics annual salary
Area/Domain Role Average Salary for Fresher’s
Power electronics design Engineer Work of power electronics design engineer involves design and simulation of various power electronics device such as Thyristors, BJT, IGBT etc. INR 3-3.35 Lacs
Technician The job of technician involves the application of power electronics principles and related skills in order to ensure the smooth functioning of power conversion process. INR 2.6-2.95 Lacs
Assistant Engineer The job involves working on a power electronics design or project under the supervision and guidance of senior engineer. INR 2.66-3.10 Lacs
Executive Engineer An executive engineer act as a supervisor and leader so as to ensure the proper execution of the assigned task by the team members. INR 2.94-3.24 Lacs
Technical Content Developer The job involves preparation of authentic content related to the domain of electronics and power devices for blogs or student study modules. INR 2.23-2.83 Lacs

Master of Engineering [ME] (Power Electronics) : 12 answered questions


Ques. What is the placement scenario in nit warangal, nit trichy and nit surathkal for mtech in electrical branch?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 04 Sept 21

Ans. My brother did his M.Tech from NITC. Here is his insight into the general placement scenario for MTech at NITs.  Over the years it has been seen that the placements for M.Tech students are comparatively less as most of the companies demand B.Tech graduates as the freshers or even experienced candidates. However, in some cases, M.Tech students are considered, like in research and development-oriented jobs. However, most industries prefer B.Tech over M.Tech.  After pursuing M.Tech your area gets narrower due to which the situation becomes very tricky for both the employers and the candidates applying for. As far as all the colleges are concerned the placement statistics are not so good for M.Tech students. In the recent placement drives, the average CTC offered at NIT Warangal, NIT Trichy and NIT Surathkal were respectively 21 LPA, 6 LPA, and 11 LPA. Read more
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Ques. How was your MS electrical engineering interview at IIT Madras?

● Top Answer By Nikhil Ranjan on 27 Jul 21

Ans. A friend of mine attended the M.S interview back in 2019. Here is his experience. According to him, there are two parts, first a written test then an interview. For the written test first, don't forget to check for questions from the IIT madras EE website. In the interview, they will ask you those questions which you were not able to answer in the written test. My friend attended an interview for EE3. So he was asked questions that were mostly from MOSFET, MOS capacitor, some questions were from the basics of semiconductor physics. Even a few of the questions are from BJT also. They even tested basic mathematical skills as well like graph plotting and graph interpretation. You need to be thorough with your concepts and also make sure you study a good book on microelectronics and solid-state physics before the interview. Hope this gives you some idea about the interviews. Also, you will have the shared accommodation in a hostel and can eat food from the mess by collecting coupons or from the restaurants on campus.Read more
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Ques. How good is the integrated circuits and systems M.Tech programme at IIT Madras?

● Top Answer By Keshav Jindal on 26 Jul 21

Ans. One of my closest friends studied at IIT Madras. So I can assure you that the Electrical engineering branch in IIT Madras is excellent and very highly appreciated. The integrated circuits and systems M.Tech program is highly recommended for you. For pursuing digital domains as compared to analog ones, if placements are your first priority. Your placement is dependent on the courses including digital IC design, DSP mapping algorithm, DSP architecture and embedded systems, and advanced VLSI design in digital circuits. Most of the companies like Intel, Samsung, Cisco, Google Hardware, Apple Hardware, and many others prefer students with the digital domain. Also after pursuing the M.Tech program from IIT Madras, you can be sure to bag a job offer in a good company. Categories M.Tech in Integrated Circuits and Systems at IIT Madras Course Fee 62,550 Course Duration 2 years Highest CTC 16 LPA Average CTC 11 LPA Thus, we can say that pursuing the integrated circuits and systems M.Tech program at IIT Madras is highly beneficial for you to give a perfect kick start to your professional life.Read more
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Ques. How's the IIT Mandi and IIT Ropar for doing an MS in research in electrical engineering?

● Top Answer By Jyotshna Ranjan on 16 Mar 21

Ans. You will definitely get exposure in both colleges if you are looking forward to pursuing MS in Research in Electrical Engineering. But to be very honest, to pursue the program from these colleges, you must be well prepared to handle things on your own. Because here, you have to do almost everything by yourself. From setting advanced labs along with the professors to studying everything. Here, you will get a limited number of peers. The faculties or professors themselves are new and in the phase of learning. Many of the researchers are satisfied with the culture at these institutes. The reason for this may be easy access to the mentors. At both these colleges, you will get both types of mentors. Some of them are very helpful and some can make your life hell.Read more
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Ques. How is the placement scenario in IIT Hyderabad for an MTech electrical?

● Top Answer By Ankita Sarkar on 07 Nov 20

Ans. IIT Hyderabad was the first institute to begin a M.Tech programme in Data Science for working executives and professionals. It is ranked 8th by NIRF, amongst the top engineering colleges in the country. It has one of the best technology incubators for electrical engineering students in the country for Fabless Chip Design in collaboration with top industry giants and universities of Japan. The table given below shows a brief overview of the institute: Category IIT Hyderabad Total fees 2-4 lakhs Companies Visited Adobe, Amazon, Microsoft, Mercedes, Airtel, etc. Highest Package 44 lpa Average package 8-11 lpa Placement Statistics: A total of 24 students registered for the placement from Electrical Department. The overall placement rate of the institute was 87.50% while the other 12.50% students opted for higher studies. The median salary offered to the students was 12.50 LPA. Placement Overview for Electrical Engineering at IIT Hyderabad – Average placement percentage of the Electrical Engineering department was 85%. Students are placed in various sectors like FMCG, Conglomerate, Auto, Banking and Insurance, Logistics and Education, IT and Analytics Consulting. Microelectronics and VLSI students have also 90% placement record and are hired by many government organizations like DRDO, ISRO, SAIL Power systems and power electronics alongwith Communications and Signal processing are other branches under electrical which have 10.75 LPA as average salary offered Recruiting Companies Deloitte, Barclays, Oppo, OYO, Goldman Sachs, Intel, ISRO, Panasonic, Siemens, Capgemini, Toshiba, MediaTek, Mathworks, Gamesa, Salesforce, Robert BOSCH, and many more. The college has been ranked under top 100 by QS Asia BRICS. It is one of the best for pursuing PG, hence students should make an informed choice and work diligently.Read more
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Master of Engineering [ME] (Power Electronics) Fee Structure in India

17.01 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES2.34 L  (Maximum Fee)
93.07 K (Average Fee)
67.70 K (Minimum Fee)Private COLLEGES4.59 L (Maximum Fee)
1.51 L (Average Fee)

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

Madhya Pradesh

1.58 L
1.20 LPrivate COLLEGES1.20 L
1.20 L


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