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M.Tech. in Telecommunication Engineering is a postgraduate telecom engineering which is a major course in electronic engineering. The course in-depth deals with theoretical knowledge in the field of communication, wireless networks, signal processing, from the making of small circuits to large strategic projects.

Top Institutes offering this course are:

  • IIT, New Delhi
  • NIT, Durgapur
  • NITC, Calicut
  • SRM Engineering College, Kanchipuram
  • University of Kerela

The duration of the course is generally 2 years but it may differ from institute to institute depending on the different provisions of the Institute, for instance, some institutes may provide the part-time course.

Students are required to complete their bachelors in technology with the subjects that are related and applicable for the course. Also, an entrance exam is taken by different institutes for the same. The student also needs to graduate from an aggregate of 60% in their exams.

After completing the post-graduate course in telecom engineering, a student is most likely to get good employment opportunities in the area of telecom jobs, Public relations, communication operation, communication jobs etc.

Top Colleges for Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Telecommunication Engineering)

  • 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 Telecommunication Engineering: Course Highlights

The highlights table for Courses should be in the following pattern:

Name of the courseM.Tech Telecommunication or Masters of Technology in Telecommunication
Duration of the course2 years
Average course feeINR 90,000 per annum
Sectors of employmentTelecom industry, Public relations
Average entry-level salaryINR 500,000
Top entrance exams (if available)GATE, BITSAT, PGECET

M.Tech. in Telecommunication Engineering: What is it about?

Masters in telecom engineering deals with the different field of expertise such as communication and networks. It also provides with higher degree research projects in the respective field which broadens the scope of opportunities for a student.

At the end of the course, students are capable of understanding and pressing research issues and are clearer with the directions of signal processing, communications and also wireless networks.

Who should opt for M. Tech Telecommunication?

There are a few necessary skills that a student should have if they opt for telecommunication engineering. They should have good communication skills as well as an organizational ability which would help understand the work better.

Sound knowledge and interest in hardware and software technology are also very necessary with a problem-solving approach and analytical abilities. Sustained attention, technical writing and project management skills are very much important.

Digital electronics and assembly language programming should be known to the student and if applying to seek a job in a software company, C and C++ are important to be known.

Duration of M. Tech Telecommunication Engineering

The duration for doing masters in telecom engineering is generally 2 years with 4 semesters. There are generally 12 subjects that a student needs to study in their masters but there are other elective courses that a student needs to take up as well.

There are 12 compulsory courses that a student study with rest of the elective courses to make a minimum of 64 courses to complete their post graduation.

M.Tech. in Telecommunication Engineering: Top institutes

Name of the instituteLocationFee per annum
IITNew Delhi-
NITDurgapurINR 76,500
Indian Institute of TechnologyKharagpurINR 66,000
National Institute of TechnologyCalicut, KeralaINR 36,500
Kalinga Institute of Industrial TechnologyBhubaneswarINR 2,76,000
Koneru LakshmaiahGunturINR 90,500
N.M Institute of Engineering and TechnologyBhubaneswarINR 150,000
NITCCalicutINR 57,200
SRM Engineering CollegeKanchipuramINR 1,65,000
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological UniversityAndhra PradeshINR 28,000

M.Tech. in Telecommunication Engineering: Eligibility 

The student is supposed to have a graduate degree of or B.E degree with a subject like electronic and communication, Engg. Telecommunication, Engg. Information and Telecommunication, Engg. Electronics and communication, Engg. Information technology from a recognized college or institution.

The selection of students is done on the basis of an entrance exam conducted by the Institute for course. The marks required for qualifying the exam and the admission process differs from institute to institute although an aggregate of 60% is said to be required in the bachelor’s degree for admission.

M.Tech. in Telecommunication Engineering: Admission Process 

The students must have an aggregate of 60% in their bachelor’s degree in B.E or B. Tech. The counseling is conducted directly by a college or by different institute related to the field. The form for counseling by colleges is generally issued in the month of June-July and invites application from the students.

The admission fee for the course is up to INR 1-1.5 Lacks with 10,000 as safety deposit which will be returned to the programme. The tuition fees can differ from college to college.

*The selection of students is based on the valid marks of GATE exam that is conducted before the admission as an entrance test.

Entrance Exams

There are a number of entrance exams that are conducted all over the country. A few of them are listed below:

GATE- Graduate aptitude test in engineeringIndian institute of technology entrance examinationKerala University entrance examJamia millia islamia
PGECET –post-graduate engineering common entrance testConducted by several universities
BITSAT - Birla Institute of science and technology entrance examBirla institute of technological studies entrance examinationNirma University Ahmadabad entrance examinationBanaras Hindu University

Selection Process

The selection process of the students will be done through the results of the entrance exam. The students need to score above the cut off released by the institute. It may vary from institute to institute.

The non-entrance exam qualified students will be selected on the behalf of their performance in the interview and will also be judged according to their past academic records.

The interview is generally held in the month of June which is done for the selection of students in or PhD. The department looks for strong academic records.

Direct Admission

There are a number of institutes providing direct admission to in which the students with strong academic record need to pass the interview for admission.

Colleges which provide direct admission are listed below:

Sardar Patel College of Engineering Mumbai
Lokmanya Tilak College of Engineering Mumbai
St. Francis Institute of Technology Mumbai
Maharaja Surajmal Institute of Technology Delhi
Sharda University Delhi
Amity School of Engineering Technology Delhi
Acharya Institute of Technology Bangalore
Sri Venkateswara College of engineering Bangalore

Lateral Entry

There are colleges that provide lateral entry to students with special criteria for the same. The students must possess a diploma degree in a desired course from state council with physics and mathematics. The students should have an aggregate of 45% in their diplomas and the aggregate criteria may differ from college to college.

A few colleges that provide lateral entry are-

  • Amal Jyoti College of engineering. Kerala
  • Assam down Town University. Assam
  • Adhiyaman College of engineering, Chennai.
  • Institute of engineering and technology. Lucknow
M. Tech Colleges in Uttar PradeshM. Tech Colleges in Madhya PradeshM. Tech Colleges in TelanganaM. Tech Colleges in Karnataka

M.Tech. in Telecommunication Engineering: Syllabus and Course Description

The course provides different subjects that a student can choose and the course structure is decided according to it only.

Advanced digital communicationAdvance RF system engineeringGraph theory and optimization techniquesProject work phase-1
Wireless information networksSpread spectrum and multicarrier techniquesTelecom network managementProject work phase-2
High performance networksMobile AdHoc networkTelecom billing and revenue managementSeminar
Network routing algorithmWireless broadband network--
Wireless network security3g/4g communication network--
Wireless IP communication networkWireless local and personal area network--
TCP/IP Principles, protocol and architectureOptical network and Photonic switching--

M.Tech. in Telecommunication Engineering: Career Prospects 

Software engineerApplies principles of software engineering to design develop maintain software system or an equipment of software network.INR 400000-700,000
Communication specialistPlans network installation, maintain customer reports, Establishes voice and data networks etc.INR 600,000
Manager of broadcastingWork as radio directors and television networks which includes hiring, firing, accounting, staff supervision etc.INR 200000-400,000
Telecommunication network engineerIt is generally a group of people engaged in research and development of new telecom technology, smart grid technology, machine to machine communications etc.INR 350,000
Advertising managerOverseeing the work related to advertising, to make and give direction to advertising related strategies and also supervises the advertisement department.INR 650,000
University professorPrepares course material like assignments, homework etc. Teaches engineering principles. Prepares and delivers lectures.INR 900,000

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