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Electronics: Don’t like Chemistry? Go for this

delhi Updated: May 29, 2009 13:33 IST
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B.Sc (H) in electronics is one of the most popular courses offered by Delhi University and attracts the best of the students. Those who have an aptitude for physics and maths but do not have interest in chemistry can opt for this course. This course is very challenging and requires a lot of hard work.

This course has been designed on the lines of BE (Electronics) covering most of the papers taught there. The difference lies in the absence of industrial training that the department of Electronic Science, South Campus, is planning to introduce shortly.

This curriculum includes seven theory papers and two labs in each academic year. In three years, it gives a good exposure to students with some papers in physics and mathematical physics in the first and second year. There are two labs — one for Physics and Electronics each in the first two years — and two electronics labs in the third year. Hard core electronics papers like semiconductor devices, digital electronics, integrated circuits, communication electronics, microprocessors etc. are spread over three years. The students have to do a project work related to microprocessors in the third year. Some of the good projects are also published in national and international journals.

Who can study

All students who pass their 10 plus 2 with physics, chemistry and maths can opt for this course. After completing their graduation, a range of career options are available.

Career options

Academically, this course is very rich and has a curriculum that is job oriented. Most of the companies that offer job opportunities to our students specify a minimum of 60 per cent at the graduate level and 75 per cent in class X and XII. IT companies like Infosys, Tech Mahindra, Wipro, TCS and I-Gate recruit several of our students right in the third year.

Some of these companies even offer M Tech degree to the students from reputed institutes. Initially the students go for training and are offered Rs 1.2-1.8 lakh per annum. But after a predefined time, the salaries shoot and come at par with entry salary of most of those with MBA and MCA degrees. The placement record is almost 80-90 per cent in most colleges.

Those who are interested in pursuing an academic career may opt for post-graduation in electronics and physics anywhere in the country. After that, they are considered equivalent to B Tech graduates and are eligible for M Tech entrance conducted by the IITs.

Students can even opt for MBA and MCA for post graduation.

So, a vast curriculum and good placement record makes this course one of the most sought after courses since 1987, when this course was introduced in Delhi University.

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