Books are lifeline of Students. In fact, both are related to each other. Without books we can’t think of Students and without students, there is no use of Books. Unfortunately, Books only provide the detailed concept of the subject matter. You need to make your own strategy based on your interest & goal to get success. Anyway, Books can never put aside. Here in this page, we will go through the best electrical engineering books for 1st semester to 8th Semester of electrical engineering.

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Electrical Engineering Books – List:

We will go through the best electrical engineering books for all semesters. These electrical engineering books are as per AICTE. The list may vary from University to University but they will remain mostly same. Here is a complete list of all electrical engineering books (semester wise):

1st Semester: 

Best electrical engineering books for first year first semester students are tabulated below:

Subject Recommended Books Feature
Engineering Mathematics Higher Engineering Mathematics by B. S. Grewal. Best book for engineering mathematics. The same book will be used for 1st, and 2nd Semester.
Engineering Mathematics – IES, GATE, and PSUs by IES Master Publication. Best book for GATE, IES etc.
Recommendation: keep both the books. Use “B. S. Grewal” for concept and Semester Exam. While, use IES Master Publication for getting an idea of which type of questions are asked in GATE Exam. This will help you in preparation for GATE Exam.
Basic Electrical Engineering Basic Electrical Engineering by C. L Wadhwa Covers all the basic concepts in easy and understandable way.
ABC of Electrical Engineering by B. L Thereja Good book to score good mark in semester exam. Concepts are dealt in detail but like question bank.
Recommendation: Keep “Basic Electrical Engineering by C. L Wadhwa” for concept building. Get “ABC of Electrical Engineering by B. L Thereja” issued from your library to prepare for semester exam.
English Language & Technical Communication Oxford English Best book for improving English for electrical engineering student.
Recommendation: Involve in group discussion to improve your communication skill.
Engineering Mechanics Engineering Mechanics by Ervin H.Sharma Best Book for beginner. A lot of solved example
Engineering Mechanics by Timoshenko
Recommendation: Go for Engineering Mechanics by Ervin H.Sharma.

2nd Semester:

For 2nd Semester, the book for Basic Electrical Engineering and Engineering Mathematics will be the same that for 1st Semester. However, following additional subjects are added for which you need book:

3rd Semester:

Best electrical engineering books for second year, first semester students are tabulated below:

Subject Recommended Books Feature
Numerical Methods Numerical methods by Balagurusamy Good for electrical engineers for scoring marks and clearing core concept.
Numerical Methods in Engineering & Science: with Programs in C and C++ by B. S. Grewal Core concept along with Computer programming in BASICS, FORTRAN and C are discussed.
Recommendation: Go for “Numerical methods by Balagurusamy” as this subject is not so much important from GATE point of view. But clear your concepts as it will be used in Power System Economic Load Scheduling in 6th / 7th Semester.
Circuit Theory Circuit Theory by A. Chakrabarty Explained very well, a lot of solved example which really help for your Semester Exam as well as GATE preparation.
Engineering Circuit Analysis by Hayt, Kemmerly, Durbin Awesome book for basics of circuit theory. You will easily find pdf of this book.
Recommendation: Get “Circuit Theory by A. Chakrabarty” and download “Engineering Circuit Analysis by Hayt, Kemmerly, Durbin” pdf copy.
Digital Electronics Digital Circuits And Design by S Salivahanan Easy to understand and a lot of solved examples.
Recommendation: I personally found this book easy and up to mark for semester as well as GATE. So, no more books are required for this subject.
Field Theory Principles of Electromagneics by Sadiku Only this book is enough. Extremely good.
Recommendation: You must have this book. It is an awesome book. Such a detailed explanation.
Analog Electronics Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory by Louis Nashelsky and Robert Boylestad. An ultimate book for getting into the analog electric circuit.
A Text Book on Analog Electronics for GATE. Must have this book for GATE exam preparation.
Recommendation: Use “Electronic Devices and Circuit Theory by Louis Nashelsky and Robert Boylestad.” To clear your concepts and “A Text Book on Analog Electronics for GATE” to prepare for GATE Exam.

4th Semester:

Best electrical engineering books for second year, second semester i.e. 4th semester students are tabulated below:

Subject Recommended Books Feature
Electrical Machine Electrical Machinary by Dr. P. S. Bhimbra Best Book. Read “Best Book for Electrical Machine” for list of the best books and their review.
Electrical and Electronics Measurement A Course in Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation by A.K. Sawhney Amazing book. Every electrical engineering student must have this book.
Recommendation: I will only recommend you “A Course in Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation by A.K. Sawhney”. This book is more than enough for all your academic as well as competitive exam needs.

You might be wondering, only two subjects in 4th Semester? It is not so. There are subjects like Values and Ethics, Physics and Environmental Engineering. These subjects are not core Electrical Engineering Subject; therefore I haven’t mentioned the books for these subjects.

5th Semester:

Best electrical engineering books for third year, first semester i.e. 5th semester students are tabulated below:

Subject Recommended Books Feature
Electrical Machine
  1. Electrical Machinary by Dr. P. S. Bhimbra
  2. Generalized Theory of Electrical Machine by Dr. P. S. Bhimbra
Both the books are required. For detail, read “Best Book for Electrical Machine” for list of the best books and their review.
Power System Principles of Power System by V. K. Mehta Required for beginner.
Power System by C. L. Wadhwa Best to build and apply concepts.
Recommendation: First read “Principles of Power System by V. K. Mehta”. Once you finish this book, start reading “Power System by C. L. Wadhwa”. This will clear your concept and will make you prepared for GATE.
Control System Control System by B. S. Manke Start with B. S. Manke. Easy to understand for beginner.
Automatic Control Systems by Kuo Best book for control system to clear all theoretical concepts.
Recommendation: Read “Automatic Control Systems by Kuo” only when you have finished “Control System by B. S. Manke”. This will make you solid in control system.
Microprocessor Microprocessor by Gaonkar This book is really an awesome book. You will get to know all the concepts without getting bored.
Recommendation: Don’t look for other books. Trust me, you will find “Microprocessor by Gaonkar” more than enough. This book is written in such a way that you will learn the subject without any help from your teacher.

6th Semester:

Best electrical engineering books for third year, second semester i.e. 6th semester students are tabulated below:

Subject Recommended Books Feature
Power Electronics Power Electronics by Dr. P. S. Bhimbra Crystal clear concept, suited for GATE, IES and other competitive exams.
Recommendation: Apart from the above book, no other book is required. Just go through this book two to three times.
Digital Signal Processing Digital Signal Processing by Ramesh Babu Easy understandable, explained well in detail, suitable for beginner.
Other Core Electrical Subjects Books for 4th / 5th semester will work. No need to buy extra books.

7th Semester:

Best electrical engineering books for fourth year, first semester i.e. 7th semester students are tabulated below:

Subject Recommended Books Feature
Electric Drive Fundamentals of Electrical Drives by G.K Dubey.

 

Each concept is started from zero level. You won’t find the subject difficult if you follow this book.
Control of Electric Machine Drive Systems by Seung-Ki Sul Read this book for advanced concept of Electrical Drives. An awesome book.
Recommendation: Refer “Fundamentals of Electrical Drives by G.K Dubey” for your academic needs and competitive exams. If you wish to have advanced knowledge of the subject, then refer “Control of Electric Machine Drive Systems by Seung-Ki Sul”.
Other Core Electrical Subjects Books for 4th / 5th / 6th semester will work. No need to buy extra books.

8th Semester:

This is the final semester of your Electrical Engineering. Focus more on your Project Work. Based on your elective subjects, choose the best book to refer. I will recommend you to focus on your GATE preparation and project work. No extra book is required for GATE apart from what I recommended for 3rd / 4th / 5th / 6th semester.

Please write in comment box if you have any book to suggest. This will help in adding value to the post as well as it will help others. Thank you!

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