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JoSAA Counselling 2022: EEE or ECE? Dual diploma or BTech? IIT Bombay professor weighs in on dilemmas confronted by electrical engineering aspirants.

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EEE or ECE, better engineering branch

IIT Bombay lately held an ‘Open House’ session for candidates who’ve certified JEE Advanced 2022 and are eager on pursuing a BTech diploma in Electrical Engineering.

Professor Rajesh Zele, an alumnus of the institute who has been educating at IIT Bombay for the previous six years, led the session. He began the session with a quick presentation on {the electrical} engineering division of IIT Bombay, which is among the many largest within the nation. The division has 66 college members and over 1300 college students throughout BTech, MTech, PhD, and Dual Degree programmes.

Here are a couple of questions answered by Professor Zele:

Q. I’m confused between laptop science engineering and electrical engineering. I really like chip designing and built-in circuits, however I’m additionally concerned with machine studying, knowledge science, and synthetic intelligence. Which department ought to I select?

What do you wish to do? What are you enthusiastic about? If you’re feeling like you might be good with constructing issues along with your palms, you may put collectively a computer board, or get enthusiastic about placing collectively a circuit board, then take up electrical engineering. And, in fact, software program improvement and machine learnings are components {of electrical} engineering. Studying electrical engineering is not going to maintain you away from something associated to laptop science. Our college students have achieved exceedingly nicely in laptop science. Working in electrical engineering is not going to forestall you from working within the machine studying space both.

Q. I’m concerned with electrical engineering and likewise coding. Do the 2 complement one another, or are they fully completely different?

If you’re a coder, you’re a very thrilling individual in electrical engineering. If you want coding and constructing algorithms, you simply slide in electrical engineering. On the one hand, you’ll construct circuits, and alternatively, you’ll code them as nicely.

Let’s say you like algorithms and math, after which you may take laptop science courses and get uncovered to the spine of this complete system. Many of the scholars I’ve are born coders. What I really feel is, as a scholar, it’s important to be taught to be lazy. Lazy within the sense that you just make investments time to start with however then automate your complete course of. We do that coding half rather a lot after we do chip design. Students develop codes which make chip testing very straightforward.

Q. What ought to I select between BTech and the twin diploma programme?

BTech is a four-year programme, and a twin diploma is a five-year programme. In a Bachelor’s diploma, the timeline is packed, and you’ve got to take action many issues in 4 years. The twin diploma programme additionally has a busy timeline, and you’ll do all the pieces {that a} BTech scholar does, however additionally, you will pursue your analysis undertaking. A scholar works with a instructor one-on-one on the analysis undertaking a part of the twin diploma.

Some of the analysis that twin diploma college students have achieved with me is among the many most excellent work I’ve seen. In twin diploma, college students end their BTech in 4 years, after which they’ve one yr for his or her analysis and like it.

What is your objective? Are you going to work within the core electrical areas, or are you planning to seem for the civil service exams, or do you wish to be part of a financial institution? If you will do the latter, then there isn’t any level in doing a twin diploma. If you might be doing MBA, then don’t chase a twin diploma. But if you wish to work within the core areas and get a deeper sense {of electrical} analysis, then a twin diploma is for you. The benefit is that you’re going to get a Master’s diploma in a single yr, which normally takes as much as 3 years. A Master’s diploma can be very invaluable, particularly if you wish to pursue PhD.   

Q. I’m concerned with mechanical and electrical engineering. Which department ought to I select?

In each discipline, for those who do nicely, you’ll have scope. Today’s trade is extremely interdisciplinary. You could also be {an electrical} engineering man, however you is likely to be working with a mechanical engineer to construct one thing. We have many electrical engineering college students in IIT Bombay engaged on small-scale submarines, automotive developments, and different areas. There is a continuing trade-off with laptop science engineering, mechanical engineering, and others. You will get an opportunity to decide on your minors and electives.

Q. What will we examine within the four-year BTech programme in electrical engineering?

If you go to our web site, you will notice an inventory of programs you’ll examine. The manner your schooling is structured is that some core courses are the muse {of electrical} engineering. Some courses are a bit of bit superior to take you as much as the “next level”. Some courses are additionally very excessive stage, extra like electives. There (in electives) you may select what you want. For instance, you may choose from electrical engineering, laptop science, mechanical, and others. There will likely be plenty of freedom when making that alternative.

Q. I don’t suppose I’ll get electrical engineering in IIT Bombay. Should I’m going for electrical in new IITs or ECE in new IITs? I’m asking about ECE since it’s normally ranked increased than electrical.

In my opinion, it doesn’t matter which IIT or which establishment you examine at. If you want to do electrical engineering, I cannot fear an excessive amount of in regards to the nomenclature. So many college students don’t make it to an IIT, and I inform them to not lose coronary heart. It’s simply an examination. You can examine BTech at one other faculty after which go for MTech in IIT.

Q. Should I want an older NIT over a brand new IIT for a similar department?

My recommendation is that don’t fear a lot in regards to the rankings and rankings of every establishment. Do the very best you may and attempt to discover some discipline you want. Don’t get too labored up on whether or not you need to go for IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, or another IIT.

Q. I’m concerned with aerospace engineering. If I go for electrical engineering, will I be capable of work in aerospace engineering and different areas akin to cars and F1 sports activities automobiles?  

I would like you to recollect that you’re very younger. Don’t be so laborious on your self. You ought to be keen to adapt. Sometimes, you will have a dream at an early age after which it adjustments in the long term. It may be very pure. So, I’ll (advise) you to take child steps.

If you select any one of many engineering streams (electrical or aerospace); we educate you learn how to be taught. Once you learn to be taught, then you’ll catch up.

Q. What are the abilities wanted to hitch electrical engineering?

If you will have studied nicely throughout Class 12you have already got the skillset. Everything you want, we’re going to offer you right here on campus. You don’t have to fret an excessive amount of about any stream you be part of. Don’t get too stressed earlier than becoming a member of IIT Bombay. Have enjoyable earlier than becoming a member of, as a result of when you find yourself on campus you may be working very laborious.