Ph.D in Electrical Engineering Admission 2018 & Top Colleges


  • Ph.D in Electrical Engineering is the research-based course leading to the doctoral degree in the specialized field of electrical engineering.
  • The duration of the course is 3 years. Each academic year is divided into 2 semesters.
  • This course prepares the students for the research career and enables them to apply advanced research methods in various research institutions.
  • The demand for this course is fastly growing. Ph.D in electrical engineering can also be pursued by distance mode.
  • Electrical engineering basically deals with the electricity. Under the course, the student will learn how to make circuits for electrical systems.
  • They work with transistors, ICs, transistors, diodes and capacitors. Ph.D in electrical engineering enables the electrical experts to perform research work in the R&D sector of various private and government agencies.

The research areas for electrical engineers include
•    Signal Processing
•    Image and Video Processing
•    VLSI and Embedded Systems
•    Communications
•    Optoelectronics
•    RF and /microwave
•    Electric Drives
•    Power Systems and Power Electronics
•    Control Systems and Instrumentation

Eligibility Criteria :
Ph.D in electrical engineering can be pursued by the students who have completed M.Tech in Electrical Engineering or hold the equivalent qualification. A candidate has to secure the minimum aggregate of 60% marks in post-graduation (55% for SC/ST) to be eligible for admission to Ph.D programme.

Admission Procedure:
•    Each college follows its own admission process.
•    Students are suggested to visit the official website of the college for getting complete information about the admission process.
•    Most of the colleges conduct their own entrance test followed by interview for providing admission.
•    Counselling will be conducted on merit basis and seats will be allotted accordingly.
Job Prospects:
Electrical engineers are highly demanded in India as well as abroad countries. Other than teaching, there are many jobs available for electrical engineering graduates.

These professionals can work in industrial and manufacturing plants as a research engineer. One can also work as a design engineer in Research and development companies, construction firms and production manufacturing plants.
A talented individual can also open his/her enterprise and become an entrepreneur.These engineers may also seek employment in IT companies.
Top Recruiters:
The top-notch companies which offer employment to electrical engineers are as follows:
•    Coal India Limited
•    Reliance Power Limited
•    BSNL
•    DRDO
•    BHEL
•    BEL
•    Power Grid Corporation of India Limited
The starting salary for electrical engineers is around 4 lac annually. The salary of research engineer depends upon the industry in which he/she is working. A candidate possessing Ph.D degree can secure the higher position in the reputed company.

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