Instrumentation Engineering - Courses, Colleges, Career, Salary and Education Information

Instrumentation Engineering is a complicated but sophisticated branch of engineering which could be studied as a separate branch or with electronics engineering as well.

The study mainly focuses on the design and configuration of the automated systems.
Instrumentation engineers usually work in chemical or manufacturing industries with the aim of improving productivity, reliability and stability of the automated systems.

In Instrumentation Engineering, the type of instruments required are also decided upon to ensure better quality and efficiency of the end product. Hence they are essential in the industrial manufacturing sector.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 10+2 Science with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with a good aggregate percentage of marks.

  • Entrance examinations are conducted both at national and state level (e.g. IITJEE, AIEEE, BITSAT etc.).

  • Diploma program can be taken up after completion of class 10th for a position of junior engineer.

  • Admission for the M.Tech program can be taken after completion of B.E. or B.Tech.

  • You can pursue PhD after completion of postgraduate studies.

  • Associate Memberships of the Institution of Engineers (AMIETE) also offers courses in Electronics and Instrumentation engineering which are equivalent to BE/BTech provided by other institutes/universities.

There is a lot of scope in Instrumentation Engineering in terms of job prospect and salary; Image Courtesy:

Career and Job Prospects

Instrumentation Engineering jobs are available in various sectors like Research & Development units of public and private sector companies, heavy industries such as thermal power stations, steel plants, refineries, cement and fertilizer plants etc.

They also find jobs in specialized instruments manufacturing companies as well as in the user industries, both in the public sector as well as private.

Salary Package

An Instrumentation Engineering graduate receives an average salary anywhere between Indian Rupees 161,495 and Indian Rupees 894,000.

Fresh graduates from Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and National Institutes of Technology (NITs) receive more compensation as compared to graduates from other institutes/colleges.

Work experience, qualifications and performance are important factors in determining the level of compensation. Private sector companies pay more than the public sector companies.

SRM University Campus in Ghaziabad is one of the top colleges offering Instrumentation Engineering as a course; Image Courtesy:

Top 10 Colleges/Institutes for Instrumentation Engineering 2017

1Himalayan University ItanagarArunachal Pradesh
2School of Basic and Applied Sciences East SikkimSikkim
3SRM University GhaziabadUttar Pradesh
4Kurukshetra UniversityHaryana
5College of Engineering and ManagementPunjab
6Nirma UniversityGujarat
7MES College of EngineeringKerala
8Motilal Nehru National Institute of TechnologyUttar Pradesh
9National Institute of Technology KozhikodeKerala
10National Institute of Technology TrichyTamil Nadu


State Wise List of Engineering Colleges