Ph.D. Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) Top Colleges, Syllabus, Scope and Salary

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Ph.D. ECE is a three to five-year course. Eligibility for the course is a postgraduate course in Electronics and Communication Engineering, candidates should have Bachelor’s degree in Commerce/Bachelor in Engineering /Technology from recognized University.

Top institutes which are offering this course are as follows:

The average tuition fee for Ph.D. ECE ranges from INR 70,000 to 2.5 Lacs for the span of three to 5 years.

Admissions for such course are on the basis of counselling after clearing entrance tests depending on the colleges. Some of them are JNU Entrance Test, CSIR-UGC NET, GPAT, UGC NET, CU-Ph.D entrance test, GATE, and NET.

Major Job profile and designations for these graduates are Lecturer/Professor, Electronics and Communications Consultant, Network Planning Engineer, Customer Support Engineer, Instrumentation Engineer, Technical Director, Field Test Engineer, Senior Sales Manager and Database Administrator etc.

Graduates with this degree have opportunity for the industries like Indian Telephone Industries, Civil Aviation, Development Centers in various States, Defense, NPL, A.I.R, Posts and Telegraph Department, Railways, Bharat Electronics Limited, D.R.D.O, Telecommunication, Software Engineering/IT, Power sector, Hardware Manufacturing, Home Appliance and VLSI design, Television Industry and Research & Development etc.

The average salary for Ph.D. ECE graduates is around INR 3 to 20 Lacs but this can be higher on the basis of experience and other factors.

Ph.D. ECE: Course Highlights

Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.

Course Level Post-Graduate
Duration 3 to 5 years
Examination Type Paper System
Eligibility M.Tech/M.Sc. (Electronics) with minimum 55%.
Admission Process Based on counselling after clearing Entrance Tests like UGC/ CSIR (JRF) examinations / NET / SET / SLET/ GATE/ for different colleges.
Course Fee INR 70,000 to 2.5 Lacs
Average Starting Salary INR 3 to 20 Lacs per annum
Top Recruiting Companies Indian Telephone Industries, Civil Aviation, Development Centers in various States, Defense, NPL, A.I.R, Posts and Telegraph Department, Railways, Bharat Electronics Limited, D.R.D.O, Telecommunication, Software Engineering/IT, Power sector, Hardware Manufacturing, Home Appliance and VLSI design, Television Industry and Research & Development.
Job Positions Lecturer/Professor, Electronics and Communications Consultant, Network Planning Engineer, Customer Support Engineer, Instrumentation Engineer, Technical Director, Field Test Engineer, Senior Sales Manager, Database Administrator

Ph.D. ECE: What is it About?

Ph.D. ECE course is designed to prepare selected applicants/candidates for leadership roles in industrial and research careers – and for teaching in academia. The Ph.D. ECE syllabus is a combination of coursework and comprehensive exams.

Electronics Engineering covers few sub disciplines:

  • Communication Engineering
  • Microelectronics, VLSI & Embedded Systems
  • Signal Processing
  • Instrumentation Engineering
  • Electromagnetic and Microwave

Many reputed technical institutes including IITsNITsIIITs are involved in research on electronics engineering. Electronics Ph.D. programs include programs in electrical engineering and computer science. Many graduates of these programs pursue engineering or IT research jobs or university teaching positions. Ph.D. in Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE) is a research-based program.

Ph.D. ECE: Top Institutes 

Chandigarh University Chandigarh INR 2.40 Lakh
Christ University Bangalore INR 2 Lakh
Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute Mumbai INR 1.30 Lakh
Jaipur National University Jaipur INR 2 Lakh
Dwarkadas J. Sanghvi College of Engineering Mumbai INR 2.56 Lakh
Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology Delhi INR 2.20 Lakh
PEC University of Technology Chandigarh INR 73,000
School of Engineering and Technology, Sharda University Greater Noida INR 1.80 Lakh
Lingaya's University Faridabad INR 1.95 Lakh
Indian Institute of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur Jabalpur INR 1.05 Lakh
National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya Shillong INR 90,000
IIIT Hyderabad Hyderabad INR 240,000
Jaipur National University Jaipur INR 210,000

Ph.D. ECE: Eligibility

Minimum 55% marks or CGPA not less than 6 on a scale of 10 in regular M. Tech Degree of a University or equivalent for Ph.D. in Engineering /Technology in respective branch. GATE/NET qualified students shall be preferred.

  • X & XII (min 60%) BE/ B Tech (ECE or relevant areas of Electronics Engineering) (min 60%) and ME/ M. Tech /MS (ECE or Instrumentation or Measurements or Signal Processing or Embedded Systems or VLSI ) with a minimum of 60% marks or grade point average from any accredited Indian or Foreign University.

All who have completed (or going to complete) BE/B.Tech or ME/M.Tech in Engg (any branch including CS/ECE EE/Civil/Inst./Biotech.) or B.Arch. or Master's degree in Science/Maths/IT/ICT/Computer Science or MCA. M.E/M.Tech in Electronics Engineering / Applied Electronics/ECE/Telecommunication Engg. / VLSI Design /Microwaves/ Embedded Systems / Wireless communication or equivalent.

Ph.D. ECE: Admission Process

Candidates will be selected through an Entrance Test followed by an interview. The Entrance Test will next be conducted in the first or second week of July.

Selection Process:

  1. The eligible candidates will have to appear in a written MCQ examination of 1-hour duration followed by an interview to be held about which will be informed to the candidates after the initial screening process.
  2. Candidates who have already passed UGC/ CSIR (JRF) Examinations / NET / SET / SLET/ GATE/ Teacher Fellowship or equivalent examinations or passed the M.Tech / ME degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering or equivalent examination need not appear at the written examination and can directly appear at the interview.

Ph.D. ECE: Syllabus and Course Description

Course - 1 Course - 2
Research Methodology Mobile Communication
Numerical Techniques Information Theory
State of Art Seminar Digital Communication
Speech Processing Statistical Signal Processing
Soft Computing Digital Image Processing
- Bio-medical Signal Processing

Ph.D. ECE: Career Prospects

Electronics and Communication cover vast areas in the field of engineering.

Top Companies which offer Jobs for Ph.D. ECE Engineers:

Government owned organizations/ PSU’s:

  • Bharat Heavy Electrical’s Limited (BHEL)
  • Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL)
  • National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)
  • Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)
  • National Aluminum Company Limited (NACLO)

Private Sector/ MNC’s:

  • Texas Instruments
  • Intel
  • AMD
  • IBM
  • Samsung Electronics
  • Sony

Salaries differ based on the companies you get placed. Indian companies offer salaries in the range of INR 30,000 – 60,000 per month. Based on your talent and experience, salaries can vary.

Job titles may include:

  • Product designer
  • Electronics technologist
  • Project engineer
  • Development manager
  • Test engineer

The remuneration offered to a candidate after electronics and communication engineering varies from sector to sector such as government organizations offer salary between INR 10,000 to 32,000 every month.

In the private sector, the package offered for electronics and communication engineers is INR 3.5 to 4 Lacs per annum.

PHD in Electronics and Communication Engineering
Job Position Job Description Average Annual Pay Scale in INR
Lecturer/Professor The NET is conducted to determine the eligibility for Junior Research Fellowship Award or Assistant Professor. A lecturer’s job provides a stable salary and gives you a chance to constantly increase your knowledge. 295,493
Electronics and Communications Consultant Electronic communications technicians install, monitor, maintain and troubleshoot a variety of Internet, telephone and television equipment and systems. They are most frequently employed by wired and wireless carriers, building contractors, cable television companies or other telecommunications services. 312,408
Network Planning Engineer Evaluates and recommends changes to current and future network requirements to meet the organization's needs. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. 294,275
Customer Support Engineer Support engineers serve as experts in the products that their company manufactures and develops. They find solutions to problems with the products and help customers work through technical difficulties. Job duties may include: ... Reviewing product change requests. 199,420
Instrumentation Engineer Control and instrumentation engineers (C&I engineers) are responsible for designing, developing, installing, managing and maintaining equipment which is used to monitor and control engineering systems, machinery and processes. 367,978
Technical Director Technical director is a professional who is responsible for the whole department of theatrical company and television studio. The duty is to make sure that the technical equipment’s are safe and clean. 2,503,417
Field Test Engineer A field test engineer has responsibility to test the product properly whenever it is produced before it comes to the market. By this testing he eliminates all the issues to reduce the market complaints. These issues are technical. 368,148
Senior Sales Manager A Senior Sales Executive is responsible for building business success by identifying, qualifying and selling prospects. They will have superior analytical skills and a firm grasp on their customers throughout the sales process. 997,728
Database Administrator They will be involved in the planning and development of the database, as well as troubleshooting any issues on behalf of the users. 700,000

Ph.D. Electronics and Communications Engineering Fee Structure in India

23 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES4.50 L  (Maximum Fee)
1.10 L (Average Fee)
45 K (Minimum Fee)Private COLLEGES7.50 L (Maximum Fee)
2.32 L (Average Fee)

Ph.D. Electronics and Communications Engineering Fee Structure By state


1.22 L
45 KPrivate COLLEGES2.75 L
1.71 L

Tamil Nadu

90.24 K
50.55 KPrivate COLLEGES2.35 L
1.26 L

Uttar Pradesh

1.72 L
1.43 LPrivate COLLEGES4.90 L
2.72 L

Delhi NCR

1.22 L
1.50 LPrivate COLLEGES4.90 L
3.04 L


1.01 L
1.22 LPrivate COLLEGES5.40 L
3.50 L


99 K
56.30 KPrivate COLLEGES3.14 L
2.16 L


1.71 L
1.80 LPrivate COLLEGES3.59 L
2.64 L
58.05 K
58.98 KPrivate COLLEGES3.40 L
1.81 L


71.30 K
2.10 LPrivate COLLEGES2.40 L
2.25 L


2.55 L
1.22 LPrivate COLLEGES1.22 L
1.22 L


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