As an Electronic Engineer, entry for junior posts in the Government departments is by direct recruitment through advertisements in newspapers. Selection to Gazetted posts is through the competitive examinations conducted by Union and State Public Service Commission.
UPSC conducts an Engineering Service Examination (Telecommunication and Electronics Engineering group) annually for vacancies in Central Engineering Services and various State Public Service commissions conduct their own competitive Exams for vacancies in State engineering services.
In the Defence Services, young engineers start as Second Lieutenants. For selection into the Defence Services- Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Indian Navy, applications are invited through Nationadailies and Employment News.
Similarly vacancies in the private and public sector are advertised through leading daily newspapers of the country and the Employment News. Mostly the candidates are interviewed after thorough scrutiny of their basic inputs and the selections are made on merit. CentraElectronics Ltd., Indian Railways, Atomic Energy Commission, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Ministry of CiviAviation, Directorate GeneraPosts and Telegraphs Departments etc are some of the prospective employers in the field.
Electronic Engineers can start their own business by manufacture electronic parts, goods and components. He can also start a repair or assembly shop for television receivers, amplifiers, recording equipment etc. Since electronics is a labour intensive and talent -oriented field, it gives high returns for a given initiainvestment. Loan facilities are offered by banks and SmalScale Industries Development Corporations for starting a business.
These engineers get job in centragovernment, state governments and their sponsored corporations in public sector and in alwings of armed forces and also the private organizations. e.g. :
Indian Engineering Service (IES),
Indian Telephone Industries, BSNL/ MTNL,
Semiconductor, Chip Design-Industries (Motorola , IBM, HP, STM, Philips etc),
Indian OiCorporation Ltd. (HPC/ BPC/ IPCL),
Oiand NaturaGas Corporation Limited (ONGC),
SteeAuthority of Indian Limited (SAIL),
Power Sector (NTPC / NHPC Ltd.),
Bharat Electronics Limited,
Indus tan Aeronautics Limited (ISRO),
Software Industries (ALMNC\'S) (HAL),
They are also absorbed into the entertainment, consumer electronics, consumer durables, transmission industry, research establishments, and specialized defense products like signaling equipments, radar control equipments.
Also biggest employment opportunities for EC Engineer are in the new computer related fields related to hardware & components and Networking and in the Telecom Sector. There are high end opportunities as welas middle segment opportunities.
Earnings of an electronic engineer vary with market demand and among organisations. Working experience, qualifications, ability are important factors in determining the pay level. In India, a bachelor\'s degree candidate in electronics engineering can receive a starting salary of Rs.7500 up to Rs 15,000 approximately with 1-2 years
In fact India has emerged as a world class VLSI / Embedded System/digital signal processing design Center & EC engineers of high caliber can find jobs with entry level packages of Rs. 4.5 l.p.a. to Rs. 6.5 l.p.a. (with added specialization) with several MNCs operating in India. Similarly mobile computing, hardware & mobile networking, etc. are other lucrative and high growth areas.