B.E. | Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Course Overview

What is Electrical & Electronics Engineering?
Electrical and Electronics typically deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. The origins of this field lie in the latter half of the 19th century when the electric telegraph was first commercialized, the telephone was invented and electric power distribution came into use.

As such, Electrical and Electronic Engineering deals with many of the real problems facing our world today such as electric power transmission and electrical machines. This field pervades every aspect of handling information, from sensing and acquisition, through communications, networking, switching, processing, and storage.

What is the difference between Electrical Engineering and Electronics Engineering?
Electrical engineers are usually concerned with using electricity to transmit electric power, while electronic engineers are concerned with using electricity to process information through electronic systems such as computers, communication systems, integrated circuits and radar. However, the sub disciplines can and often do overlap. For example, as power electronics has developed to what it is today, in studying its behavior we find that large electrical grids are often under the control of digital computers and electronics.

What will I study in the course?
As a student in the course, you will study the various sub-fields of the discipline including electronics, digital computers, power engineering, telecommunications, control systems, RF engineering, and Signal Processing. Course coverage can be broadly classified as Power systems, Electronics, Programming, Circuits and Systems, Measurement and Instrumentation and Machines & Drives.

Students will get extensive exposure during their project and seminar to the following areas: software simulation of relays (using C#, .Net), RF Planning of CDMA networks, installation of 66 KV substation, design of building automation systems, energy auditing and saving, power control circuit design, Microcontroller programming, redesign of electronic systems for ROHS compliance, measurement using spectrum analyzer and partial discharge measurement for HV cable terminations.

Besides in-classroom learning, what other opportunities do I have to learn?
Our students have many opportunities to go on industrial visits, shadow employers at the workplace, and undergo summer training at premier companies in the electrical industry such as HAL and ABB (India) Ltd. (for Power and Automation Technologies).

This field pervades every aspect of handling information, from sensing and acquisition, through communications, networking, switching, processing, and storage.

Program Duration

4 years (8 semesters)

Program Type


Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should have passed Karnataka 2nd PUC / 12th standard or equivalent examination recognized by AICTE and State Government in Physics and Mathematics subjects along with Chemistry / Electronics / Biology / Biotechnology / Computer Science as optional subjects and English as one of the languages of study. Students must have obtained a minimum of 45% marks in aggregate (40% for SC/ST/OBC).

Candidate must also qualify in one of the following entrance exams:


Course Structure

1st Year Common Curriculum

In the first year of this UG Engineering Course, all students are divided into two groups. One group goes through the Physics Cycle and the remaining go through the Chemistry Cycle. The subjects taught in both cycles are the same, but the order is different. Students will study “Basic Electrical Engineering”. This course will provide them with a solid foundation for future study in this field.

*Year 1 course structure shown below is for the Physics Cycle. For Chemistry Cycle, the subjects taught are the same, but the subjects for each semester are swapped. Please click here for 1st Year Syllabus.


I & II Semester*


III Semester

IV Semester

V Semester

VI Semester

VII Semester

VIII Semester


Students can choose from the following electives:

Elective 1 (Group A)

Elective 2 (Group B)

Elective 3 (Group C)

Elective 4 (Group D)

Elective 5 (Group E)

Evaluation Criteria



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