ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

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ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

WHAT’S IT ABOUT ?

Electrical engineering is the study, design and practical installation of electrical systems for use in different environments. A student has to learn how electrical power is generated and transmitted, how electrical circuits are designed, the methods of connecting and synchronizing electrical circuits with electronics and instruments, how to embed these circuits in a control system in big enterprises. The student should become expert in these domains so that she can effectively apply the knowledge in computer-based systems using electronic devices etc. A student should also become perfect in using computer-based systems to analyse, design, operate & trouble-shoot the power systems.

CLOCK WORK

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

9:00 am: Inspection of the site / plant

10 am: Checking transmission & 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 can earn Rs. 15,000-25,000 a month, But it fluctuates depending upon the industry the incumbent joins. A middle-level engineer can earn around Rs. 40,000-60,000 p.m. As the senior level of management is reached, he/she may pocket in around Rs. 1 Lakh to 2 lakh every month. In private sector growht is much faster and salaries are fatter if compared to the public sector.

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 ?

The first step is to complete a B.Tech in electrical or electrical-power. If you are keen for research based career then go for M.Tech. Studying from prestigious institutes like IITs or NITs gives you a favorable scope of landing in a good job but otherwise companies take several rounds of interviews, written tests etc to choose a potential candidate. Advertisements for vacancies can be watched out for in leading newspapers across India.

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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