Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Careers in Telecommunication Engineering

Telecommunication Engineering is major field in Electronic Engineering and is related with all types of information and communication networks. Telecommunication Engineering involves research, designing, manufacturing and operation of telecommunication devices. Telecommunication is an exchange of information over a distance through electronic means and it mainly deals with the cables radio, satellite communications, radar, TV etc. The functions of telecommunication engineers are establishing communication by means of telegraphs, telephones, mobiles, radar, radio, fax, etc.
India has huge demand for telecommunication engineers due to fast growth in the field of mobile telephony, internet and satellites services.

Courses offered under this field are: -
  • Diploma in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
  • Diploma in Telecommunication Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Telecommunication Engineering
  • Bachelor of technology in Telecommunication Engineering
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Telecommunications
  • Master of Engineering in Telecommunication Engineering
  • Master of Technology in Telecommunication Engineering
  • Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Telecommunication


Basic Eligibility

For admission in a bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed 10+2 examination with science subject such as physics, chemistry and math. For IITs, It is mandatory to qualify in the Joint Entrance Examinations (IIT-J.E.E).  The duration for this course is 4 years.

The eligibility criteria for master’s degree are holding a bachelor's degree in (B.E/B.Tech) or any other equivalent branches of engineering. The duration for this course is 2 years.


  • CDMA
  • GPRS Network
  • GSM Architecture
  • Internet Protocol Media System
  • Mobile Telephony
  • Voice Over Internet Protocol
  • Wireless Communication


Job Prospects


There is a huge demand for telecommunication engineers in this world of communication satellites, internet and mobile telephony. As this is an emerging technology there are several technical glitches which need to be sorted out. To provide solutions to such glitches engineers are required by government and private sectors, electronics, broadcasting sector, and manufacturing sector. In addition to these, telecommunications engineers have ample opportunities in broader areas such as control engineering, instrumentation engineering, electronic engineering, computer engineering, and systems analysis. Good numbers of job opportunities are also available in private sector jobs.
Employment opportunities are also available in other areas of information and communication technology like Ministry of Communication and information technology, broadcasting sectors, police, BSF, railways, CRPF broadcasting service providers, wireless telecommunications companies, internet service providers, road traffic informatics, call centres, satellite tv companies, military communications, telecom equipment industries, wired telephone services, computer networking and defense related organizations. 


The salary for Telecommunication engineers depends on factors like qualification, institution of study, experience and job profile. The salary package for a fresher may be around Rs. 15,000 to 20,000. For experienced people, Indian companies offer pay packages in the range of Rs.5-6 Lac p.a. The scope for employment and salary is much better in western countries.

Top institutes of telecommunication engineering

  •  Army Institute of Technology, Pune
  • Assam Engineering College, Guwahati
  • Government College of Engineering, Amravati,
  • B.M.S College of Engineering, Banglore
  • Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Banglore
  • Jawaharlal Nehru National College of Engineering, Shimoga, Karnataka
  • Guru Gram Institute of Aeronautical Engineering and Technology, Gurgaon
  • Indian Institute for Aeronautical Engineering and Information Technology, Pune
  • Institute of Aeronautical and Marine Engineering, Banglore
  • Government Polytechnic College, Chandigarh

1 comment:

  1. Telecommunication technology has revolutionized the whole world. There is huge demand for qualified telecom professionals. Thanks for putting light on "careers in telecom industry".

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