If a student is given the option to pursue either Electronics Engineering, or Computer (IT) Engineering, which would be the more lucrative field?
Any career or any field can be lucrative from the point of view of how much money you can earn. The chances of earning a lot of money in a given field depends on your success, which is a result of the opportunities you get and your performance on the job.
For e.g., a reputed film director may earn anything between Rs 50 lakh to 1 crore a film; a good cardiac surgeon earns Rs 2 lakh a day; a reputed fashion designer charges Rs 1 lakh for a dress; a chief executive officer of a large company earns Rs 1 crore a year.
Earnings of computer engineers and electronics engineers depend on the company they are working for and the job position. Moreover, there are many jobs in the information technology industry, like those in software development and hardware design, which are offered to both computer and electronics engineers. Large scale companies in the IT industry would pay you about Rs 16,000–20,000 a month in the beginning whereas small-scale companies will pay you about Rs 6,000– 8,000 a month.
Your choice should depend on your interest and career goals. You should also consider the engineering institute where you are getting admission. Decide your career goals as per your aptitudes, personality, interests, and preferences. Learn about the curriculum of both the courses in computer engineering and electronics engineering. Consider which college you are getting admission. For example, if you get admission in an `A' grade college to study Electronics and admission in a `B' grade college to study Computer Engineering, you should choose Electronics.