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M.Tech. in Digital System & Signal Processing is a 2-year postgraduate program. It is one of the most vibrant and important areas in engineering. The discipline is of strategic importance with respect to:

  • microelectronics, communications, medical equipment, automation, aerospace and defense.
  • digital problem-solving with elegant and powerful tools.                        

The minimum eligibility for pursuing the course is the successful completion of B.E./ B.Tech. or equivalent qualification, with a minimum aggregate score of 50% or equivalent CGPA.

Such postgraduates are hired in capacities such as:

  • Software Applications Engineer
  • Communications and Signal Processing Engineer
  • Embedded DSP Engineer
  • Wireless Communications Developer Engineer
  • Digital Signal Processing Electrical Engineer
  • Algorithms and Standards Research Staff engineer
  • Lecturer & Professor, etc.

The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 5000 and 2 Lacs for a span of 2 years.

Digital System and Signal Processing Engineers employed in government departments earn an initial salary ranging between INR 15,000 and 20,000 while in the private sector, it ranges between INR 30,000 and 50,000, increasing with experience and skillset.

Top Colleges for Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Digital System & Signal Processing)

  • ME/M.Tech in Delhi-NCR
  • ME/M.Tech in Maharashtra
  • ME/M.Tech in Chennai
  • ME/M.Tech in Uttar Pradesh
  • ME/M.Tech in Telangana

M.Tech. in Digital System & Signal Processing: Course Highlights

Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.

Course LevelPost Graduation
Duration2 years
Examination TypeSemester System/ Yearly
EligibilityB.E./ B.Tech. in a relevant discipline
Admission ProcessBased on performance in a relevant entrance exam such as GATE, CMJ, CCMT, etc.
Course FeeINR 5,000 to 2 Lacs
Average Starting SalaryINR 3 to 15 lacs per annum
Top Recruiting CompaniesBSNL, Airtel, Doordarshan, Radio, Army Signal Core, ISRO, BHEL, DRDO, IIT, NSPCL, NTPC, NPL, Railways, MTNL, BARC, CSIR, etc.
Top Recruiting AreasManufacturing Industries, Broadcasting Industries, Consulting Industries, Data Communication Firms, Entertainment Industries, Research and Development, System Support Sector, among others.
Job PositionsSoftware Applications Engineer, Communications and Signal Processing Engineer, Embedded DSP Engineer, Wireless Communications Developer Engineer, Digital Signal Processing Electrical Engineer, Algorithms and Standards Research Staff engineer, Lecturer & Professor, and such.

M.Tech. in Digital System & Signal Processing: What is it About?

M.Tech. in Digital System and Signal Processing is essentially about:

  • physical exchange of data over a point-to-point or point-to-multipoint communication channel.
  • transfer of discreet messages which are represented by any of:
  • a sequence of pulses
  • a line core
  • a limited set of continuously varying waveforms using a digital modulation method.
  • pulse band modulation and corresponding demodulation, carried out by modem equipment.
  • data transmitted as digital messages originating from a data source as in the case of a computer or keyboard.
  • analogue signals such as a phone call or a video signal digitized into a bit stream or more advanced source coding schemes.
  • numerical and optimization methods used in Digital Signal Processing.
  • industry-standard tools for design and analysis of Digital Signal Processing systems.
  • developments in the IT sector and related fields.

Top Institutes offering M.Tech. in Digital System & Signal Processing

Listed below are some of the top institutes in India that offer the course.

Name Of InstituteCity Average Fees
Dr. K.N. Modi UniversityJaipurINR 58,000
Indian Institute of TechnologyHyderabadINR 22,800
Indian Institute of Space Science & TechnologyThiruvananthapuramINR 45,000
National Institute of TechnologySilcharINR 45,370
Vasavi College of EngineeringHyderabadINR 90,000
College of EngineeringPuneINR 94,568
Amc Engineering CollegeBengaluruINR 4,22,000
Marian Engineering CollegeThiruvananthapuramINR 75,000
College of Engineering TrivandrumThiruvananthapuramINR 28,015
Mar Baselios College of Engineering And TechnologyThiruvananthapuramINR 1,50,000
College of Engineering, CherthalaCherthalaINR 90,000
Smt. Kashibai Navale College of EngineeringPuneINR 90,185
College of Engineering KarunagappallyKollamINR 90,000
Mes College of Engineering, KuttipuramMalappuramINR 1,30,000
Pes Institute of TechnologyBengaluruINR 75,000
Kalyani Charitable Trust's Late G.N.Sapkal College of EngineeringNashikINR 78,240
College of Engineering PoonjarKottayamINR 90,000
Bhivarabai Sawant College of Engineering and ResearchPuneINR 55,120
Paladugu Nagaiah Chowdary and Vijai Institute of Engineering and TechnologyGunturINR 45,000
B. S. Abdur Rahman UniversityChennaiINR 60,000

Eligibility for M.Tech. in Digital System & Signal Processing

Candidates aspiring for admission to the course are required to fulfill the following minimum eligibility criteria.

  • Graduation (Bachelor of Engineering/ B.Tech. in Building and Construction Engineering/ Civil Engineering) or another such equivalent course in a relevant discipline.
  • A minimum aggregate score of 50% (45% for SC/ST/OBC candidates) at the level of graduation.
  • Candidates in their final year of graduation can also apply for the course on provisional basis.
Master of Technology in TelanganaMaster of Technology in Madhya PradeshMaster of Technology in HaryanaMaster of Technology in Kerala

M.Tech. in Digital System & Signal Processing: Admission Process

Some colleges also offer admission on the basis of obtained merit at the level of graduation. However, generally, in most of the colleges and institutes offering the course, admission is provided based on the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance test, conducted at any of State and national levels, followed by a subsequent round of counselling.

The round of counselling involves two additional rounds of Group Discussion and Personal Interview, wherein candidate’s general aptitude for the course is examined. A merit list is subsequently released issued by the institute allocating available seats to the qualifying candidates.

Some of the popular such examinations held in the country for admission to the course are:

  • (AIEEE) All India Engineering Entrance Exams
  • Avinashilingam University for Women M.Tech. Entrance Examination
  • BEEE – M.Tech. Entrance Exam
  • BITSAT Entrance exam
  • BSAUEEE M.Tech. Entrance Examination
  • Calicut University M.Tech. entrance exam
  • DA IICT Entrance exam
  • (DCRUST) Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology M.Tech. Entrance exam
  • DAIICT Entrance exam
  • GAT Entrance Test
  • GATE M.Tech. Entrance Exam
  • GGSIPU Engineering CET Entrance exam
  • IIIT- M.Tech. Entrance exam
  • IIT, Banaras Hindu University
  • IIT, Nirma University, Ahmedabad
  • (IIIT) Bhubaneswar M.Tech. Entrance exam
  • Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi
  • KIIT Entrance Exam
  • Kerala University M.Tech. Entrance Exam
  • LNM IIT- M.Tech. Entrance exam
  • MIT Entrance Exam
  • MNIT Entrance Exam
  • NITTTRC - Master of Engineering Entrance exam
  • (NERIST) entrance examination
  • (PGCET) Karnataka
  • (RIST) Meghalaya - M.Tech. Entrance exam
  • SRMEEE Entrance Examination
  • UPES-SEAT Engineering Entrance Test
  • VITEEE Engineering Entrance Exam
  • VTUEEE Chennai All India Engineering Entrance Examination

M.Tech. in Digital System & Signal Processing: Syllabus and Course Description

A year-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here.

Year I

Year II

Digital Logic DesignElective I
Digital IC DesignTechnical Seminar I
Digital Signal ProcessingDigital Systems Laboratory
Microcontrollers and ApplicationsASIC Design
 Elective IImage and Video Processing
Wireless Communications and NetworksAdvanced Digital Signal Processing
Advanced Computer ArchitectureEmbedded Systems
DSP Processors and ArchitecturesElective II
Digital Signal CompressionTechnical Seminar II
 Elective IIAdvanced Digital Systems Laboratory
Operating SystemsComprehensive Viva Voce
Speech and Audio Processing Project Work
Communication Networks-
Embedded Software Design-
Advanced Digital IC Design-

M.Tech. in Digital System & Signal Processing: Career Prospects

M.Tech. in Digital System & Signal Processing is a value-added software and programming market tool. The discipline involves applications such as convergence, communication, and speech recognition.

Popular organizations that hire in this field include:

  • Intel
  • Lucent
  • Motorola
  • Texas Instruments.

In the field of digital signal processing, candidates can find job opportunities in:

  • police department
  • Doordarshan
  • All India Radio
  • BSNL
  • Army Signal Core
  • Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited.

Some of the popular professional avenues open to successful postgraduates of the course are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.

Job PositionJob DescriptionAverage Annual Pay Scale in INR
ProfessorProfessors teach courses in their branch of knowledge. They work with candidates seeking a degree or are taking classes to enhance their knowledge or expertise.9,13,657
Application Software EngineersApplication Software Engineers plan and create programming applications, for example, utility projects and general application programming. They work with clients to decide needs and create need-based programming to address clients’ issues. They alter existing programming to settle issues, advance working, and empower its utilization on new equipment stages.7,27,353
Communications and Signa Processing EngineerCommunications and Signa Processing Engineers are in charge of quickly outlining, prototyping, creating, and testing best-in-class calculations identified with Global Positioning System (GPS) and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)-based flag following, Propelled Telemetry Flag Preparing, Signs 0f Chance (Soop) Flag Following, And Engineered Gap Sonar (Sas) And Radar (SAR) applications.3,67,742
DSP EngineersDigital Signal Processing (DSP) Engineers set up, keep up, and adjust advanced signs for unwavering quality and exactness, frequently for things, for example, video, sound, weight, and temperature. Examinations of these digital signals are important to regularly decide consistency and zones of change, and these specialists may likewise create programming for equipment, for example, chip and controllers.6,50,000
Wireless Telecommunication EngineersWireless Telecommunication Engineers are electrical architects are responsible for practically creating, assembling, and testing remote innovations, for example, phones, the satellite frameworks that help them, and remote PC systems.3,67,742

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