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Working Professionals in Electronics Industry can now Pursue B.Tech. Electronics Engineering from BITS Pilani WILP to Propel their Careers

Bangalore: The Work Integrated Learning Programmes (WILP) division of Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani has launched a new B.Tech. degree programme in Electronics Engineering, exclusively for working professionals. The programme aims to help professionals pursue exciting career paths, especially in the field of core electrical and electronics engineering (EEE). Notably, professionals (and their organizations) related to vital industries, such as telecommunications, semiconductor, IoT & Embedded systems, and allied domains, will be able to derive significant value from the programme.

The seven-semester degree programme is a blend of foundational sciences, core technologies, and execution management, and can be pursued by working professionals, without taking a career break. Professionals holding a diploma in electronics and communication engineering or in any equivalent specialization, such as electrical, instrumentation, and telecommunications, with a minimum of one-year work experience, would be eligible to enrol themselves for the programme.

High demand for skilled professionals in electronics and telecommunications industries

India with abundant silicon is investing significantly in electronics manufacturing cluster, especially in terms of creating a robust semiconductor ecosystem. As per ResearchAndMarkets, India’s semiconductor industry is at the growth stage and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 19.7% from 2022F to 2026F. With the growing demand from end users, industries such as industrial machinery, automobiles, telecommunication equipment, and office automation, are accelerating the semiconductor market growth. 5G and 6G telecom networks, Lithium mining, and Lithium-ion battery manufacturing industries too will likely witness significant market penetration in the next few years and beyond.

Cumulatively, various EEE domain-related industries (especially in India), such as aerospace, defence, space technology, agriculture, semiconductor, automobile, and telecommunication, are currently in need of skilled working professionals and will be so in the foreseeable future as well.