ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

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ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

WHAT’S IT ABOUT ?

Electrical engineering is the study and application of electrical systems for use in different environments. A student has to learn about transmission and generation of electrical power, electrical circuit design, electronics, instrumentation, and control systems. In-depth knowledge of electronic devices and circuits is also required. And so is mastery of the application of computer-based systems in design, analysis and operation of power systems

CLOCK WORK

9 am: Reach the power plant. Reply to mails from vendors

9:15 am: Take a round of the plant

10 am: Check power lines

11 am: Fix faults (if any)

1 pm: Lunch

2 pm: Routine visit to the project site

3 pm: Supervise the state of the work

6 pm: File assessment report

7 pm: Leave for home

THE PAYOFF

An entry-level engineer earns Rs. 20,000-30,000 a month, Salaries vary from industry to industry. A middle-level technical professional gets Rs. 70,000-80,000 a month. A senior manager earns Rs. 1.5 lakh a month. Starting salaries are almost the same in the government and private sector, but vary vastly in top positions. Managers in the private sector can earn more than Rs. 1 lakh a month and those in government companies get Rs. 70,000-Rs. 75,000

SKILLS

  • Strong logical and analytical skills
  • Keen attention to detail, as machines need a lot of care
  • Ability to keep learning and adapt to changing technology, e.g. by learning software development

HOW DO I GET THERE ?

Do a BTech (electrical/electrical-power)programme, depending on your area of interest. You can also pursue an MTech if you want to go in for research. Reputable institutes like the IITs and the NITs have campus placements, but for other students, companies usually organize a written test for annual intake. Check out newspaper ads for announcements of test dates

INSTITUTES & URLS

  • Indian Institute of Technology jee.iitd.ac.in
  • Delhi Technological University dce.edu
  • National Institute of Technology (www.nitdgp.ac.in/www.aieee.nic.in)

PROS AND CONS

  • Irrespective of market trends, electrical engineers will always be in demand
  • Growth opportunities are aplenty as the demand-supply gap is huge in the Indian power sector and it continues to draw major investment
  • It’s a demanding job, especially when one is working on a project installation
  • Due to the stiff competition, not everyone gets a good job in a public sector company

Its Truly said that the world revolves around Electricity !!

Learn how to make it revolve around you by becoming an ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

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