Previously a part of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, this subject focuses on the principles, techniques and overall operation of machinery and processes or instruments that are used in manufacturing plants and industries. As an instrumentation and control engineer, you will need to manage control systems, keep quality in check, maintain machines and instruments — keep them up-to-date and work with production managers, workers and assistant engineers to get your work done. All production-based companies recruit instrumentation and control engineers. You can pursue a BE/BTech, ME/MTech or a PhD in the subject. NIT-Tiruchy and Calicut also offer BTech and MTech in Instrumentation and Control Engineering.
Amity School of Engg and Technology
Located in New Delhi, this institution of the Ritnand Balved Education Foundation (RBEF), affiliated to the GGS Indraprastha University, Delhi, offers a BTech in the subject. The BTech is a four-year course and has an intake of 60 seats. You need to have completed Class XII with Physics, Chemistry and Maths as core subjects. The institute houses mechanical and electrical machine labs equipped with centrallathes, shaping machines, drilling machines, electrical shop fitted with both AC and DC motors, generators and alternators with instruments for circuit and systems labs.
The Department of Electrical Engineering offers an MTech in Control Systems Engineering. Some modules include Estimation Of Signals and Systems, Control Theory, Non-Linear Control, Optimal Control, Linear Control Theory, Estimation of Signals and Systems and lab sessions. The Control Systems Faculty also conduct research in various topics like Embedded and Nonlinear Control in Power Converter, Robust and Optimal Control and Soft Computing and Control. You need to have a BTech in the subject to apply for this course.
The Department of Instrumentation and Control Engineering in this Chennai-based University offers a BTech and MTech leading to a PhD in the subject. The Department houses a process control lab, measurements and transducers lab, circuits and devices lab, microprocessors and microcontrollers lab, virtual instrumentation lab and digital analog circuits lab. NCICSA — a national conference and DOKINCE — a national-level symposium on Instrumentation and Control is organised every two years. The Instrumentation Society of Automation, an international professional body is also a part of the University.