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B.Sc Instrumentation is a 3-year undergraduate course with two semesters being covered each year. It is a full time course meant for students passing class 12th examination in Science stream with subjects – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The minimum percentage required to seek admission into the course differs from college to college. However, minimum 55% in aggregate is required in compulsory subjects along with one language subject.

The top Universities/Colleges offering B.Sc Instrumentation course are listed below:

  • Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences, Delhi
  • Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, Delhi
  • Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi
  • Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Maharashtra
  • JSS College of Arts, Commerce & Science, Mysore

The fee structure differs from college to college, depending on the affiliating University. However, average fee charged for the entire course would range between INR 62,000 to INR 66,000.

The selection process shall differ as per college rules; however, most of the colleges admit students on the basis of merit as per marks secured in class 12th final examination.

B.Sc. Instrumentation graduates build a strong foundation in the fundamental knowledge required for the practice of Process Instrumentation and Control Engineering, including its scientific principles, creative design and rigorous analysis. Its curriculum prepares the students for the diversity of career opportunities or for postgraduate education.

On successful completion students get job roles like Maintenance Head, Technical Support Executive, Inspection Head, Installation Head and Quality Control Head. The average salary offered to final year students by top companies during on campus placement is between INR 3 to 4 Lacs.

Top Colleges for Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Instrumentation)

  • B.Sc in Delhi-NCR
  • B.Sc in Maharashtra
  • B.Sc in Chennai
  • B.Sc in Uttar Pradesh
  • B.Sc in Telangana

B.Sc. Instrumentation: Course Highlights

Course LevelGraduate
Duration of CourseThree Years
Examination TypeSemester or Annual
EligibilityPass in class 12th examination with minimum 55% marks in aggregate in PCM.
Admission ProcessMerit Based
Course FeeINR 7,700 – 25,000
Average Starting SalaryINR 3-4 Lacs
Top Recruiting CompaniesMerino Group Laminates, Genpact, Infosys, Wipro, Sunpac Microsoft, Amazon
Job PositionsMaintenance Head, Technical Support Executive, Inspection Head, Installation Head, Quality Control Head

B.Sc. Instrumentation: What it is About?

Instrumentation is a specialized branch of engineering and science that primarily deals with the science and technology of measurement and control. B.Sc. Instrumentation intends to produce trained professionals ready to take up the challenges in industrial and commercial organizations. The programme is developed to attain both academic and practical skills.

Subjects of B.Sc. Instrumentation course include Instrumentation, Electronics Instrumentation, Industrial Instrumentation, Analytical Instrumentation, Biomedical Instrumentation, Microcontrollers and its applications and Statistical Quality Control aim to produce graduates capable of adapting to technological changes.

The course structure is both job and industry oriented and graduates land up fetching a good job in industries, manufacturing units and commercial organizations. In India, B.Sc. Instrumentation graduates will have lot of scope especially with the buzz 'Make in India' pacing and generating employment opportunities. Students can increase their scope of employment with a relevant master’s degree.

B.Sc. Instrumentation: Top Institutes

Institute NameLocationFees (Annual)
Bhaskaracharya College of Applied SciencesDelhiINR 25,000 (to be revised)
Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for WomenDelhiINR 10,620
Jamia Millia Islamia, DelhiDelhiINR 7,700
NSS CollegeKeralaINR 22,500
JSS College of Arts, Commerce & ScienceMysoreINR 12,300

B.Sc. Instrumentation: Eligibility

The eligibility requirement is same in almost all the college with slight difference in minimum required percentage. A candidate in order to seek admission to B.Sc. Instrumentation  course, must have passed Senior Secondary School Certificate or class 12th examination with minimum 55% marks subjects - Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Some candidates shall allow minimum 50% or 45% marks in aggregate. English as a language subject is compulsory in almost Universities/Colleges.

B.Sc. Instrumentation: Admission Process

Admission to B.Sc. Instrumentation course is sought on the basis of merit in most of the colleges. Admission is quite competitive in nature and students performing well in class 12th final examination have more chances of clearing the required cut-off.

B.Sc. Instrumentation: Syllabus and Course Description

B.Sc. instrumentation is semester system course with four subjects being covered in each
semester. Also each semester has two Instrumentation Practicals based on the subjects. The syllabus as prescribed by University of Delhi and other colleges is given below in the table:

Semester ISemester II
Network AnalysisC and Data Structures
Applied PhysicsIntroduction to Instrumentation
Mathematics IMathematics II
Semester IIISemester IV
Digital ElectronicsIndustrial Instrumentation
Analog ElectronicsAnalog Electronics II
BiochemistryStatistical methods and Reliability
Signal & Systems or Microbiology & GeneticsElectronics Instrumentation
Semester VSemester VI
MicroprocessorAnalytical Instrumentation-II
Analytical Instrumentation-IBiomedical Instrumentation-II
Electrical Machines & Control SystemsMicrocontrollers and its applications
Biomedical Instrumentation-IStatistical Quality Control

B.Sc. Instrumentation: Career Prospects

The graduates of B.Sc. Instrumentation find career opportunities in a wide range of organizations including production industries, space-craft industries, research industries, power generation industry, healthcare industry, telecommunication industry and service industry.

The programme also provides base to those who aspire to advance their career in areas like system engineering, manufacturing industries (design, testing, and quality control), factory automation, process automation, consultants (solution providers), embedded systems and electronic circuit design.

Industries that may hire you are:

  • IT Companies
  • Power Plants
  • Chemical Plants
  • Electronic Companies
  • Manufacturing Companies
  • Healthcare

Infosys and TCS are the biggest companies hiring B.Sc Instrumentation graduates. Other companies offering promising career opportunities include Merino Group Laminates, Genpact, Infosys, Wipro, Sunpac Microsoft and Amazon.

Being a job oriented course, most of the students find decent jobs. However, students may even plan to continue their studies by pursuing M.Sc in Instrumentation and Ph.D at research level. Students can also plan a career in civil services or teaching.

Related B.Sc. Instrumentation courses:

  • B.Sc. Information Technology
  • B.Sc. Electronics
  • B.Sc. Industrial Chemistry

Read about more Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) courses

Job ProfileJob DescriptionAverage Salary (in INR)
Technical Support ExecutiveMonitoring and maintaining the computer systems and networks within an organization.INR 2 to 3 Lacs
Maintenance HeadOversee installation, repair and upkeep operations of the company’s facilities.INR 3 to 5 Lacs
Inspection HeadInspects tasks, inspects tests, and sample materials or products for defects and deviations.INR 2.73 to 4.80 Lacs

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