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Career in Instrumentation Engineering
With rapid industrialization and growing demand for automated machines to make our day to day life easier and comforting have led this industry to witness phenomenal growth in last decade. The more automated machines become the more control it requires. This is where instrumentation engineering steps in.
To pursue a career in instrumentation engineering one must have completed +2 Science with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with good percentages of marks in aggregate. Selections are generally made on the basis of entrance examinations conducted both at national and state level (e.g. IITJEE, AIEEE, BITSAT etc.). After qualifying the entrance exam one can take up BE/BTech in Electronics- Instrumentation/ Instrumentation engineering which is of four years duration. One can also attain M.Tech Degree after completion of B.E./B.Tech.
Career opportunities in this are immense and challenging. There exist enough employment opportunities with user industries such as steel, chemical, thermal power stations, fertilizer, Petrochemicals, cement, refineries power industry and so on. The Instrumentation Engineer is more in demand in R&D Units of government, defense and private sector. One can also explore employment opportunities with instrument manufacturers and the growing industrial automation industry. One may choose to move sideways into other career areas either within or outside their industry. This might include areas such as purchasing, sales, marketing, finance, HR, IT or general management.
There are 36 universities and 1195 colleges offering undergraduate and postgraduate engineering courses in various branches in India. All the engineering colleges / institutions in India are recognized and regulated by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE).