Telecommunication Engineering Career

Monday, 7. December 2009

The Branch of Telecommunication Engineering deals with the wide-ranging challenges of radio communications including satellite, wireless, optical, digital data communication systems. It is used in Television, Radar and Radio location, Transistors, Microprocessors, Control systems and Communications. Many powerful MNCs offer lucrative careers to Telecommunication engineers.

Telecommunication engineering encompasses all fields of Information Tech, Remote Sensing applications, Satellite communications, Missile control systems, Internet and what not–you name the application and there will be a Telecommunication engineer manning it! Hence, it is the “In-thing” for young engineering aspirants to choose from.

Eligibility, Entrance Exams and Courses

In order to pursue a B.E. or B.Tech Course in Telecommunication Engineering, a candidate must qualify in the higher secondary examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.

IIT-JEE is one of the important entrance examinations for Telecommunication engineering courses.

A candidate must fulfill each of the following conditions:

  • Can attempt JEE only twice, in consecutive years.
  • Should have passed (10+2) or equivalent qualifying examination in 2008 or should be appearing in 2009, and secure at least 60% (55% for SC/ST & Physically disabled )
  • Minimum age limit of 25 yrs as on 1st October (30 yrs for SC/ST and PD candidates).

Each State has its own particular eligibility criteria and entrance exams. Some famous Engineering Institutions have their own entrance exams like EAMCET for A.P, KCET for Karnataka and TCET for Tamil Nadu which are usually conducted in the month of May-June. Candidates should ascertain precise details directly from these Institutions.

Top Colleges for Courses in Telecommunication Engineering

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai-600036
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur-208016
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur-721302
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi-110016
  • Regional Engineering College, Rourkela-769008
  • Regional Engineering College, Durgapur-713209
  • Zakir Hussain College of Engineering & Technology, Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh-202002
  • Banaras Hindu University, Institute of Technology, Varanasi-221005
  • Andhra University College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam-530003)
  • University College of Technology (Autonomous) Osmania University Hyderabad-500007
  • Regional Engineering College, Warangal-506004(AP)
  • S V University College of Engineering,Tirupati-517502(AP)
  • Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi-110006
  • The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Faculty of Technology & Engineering ,Vadodara-390002
  • Sardar Vallabhai Regional College of Engineering and Technology, Surat-395007
  • Karnataka Regional Engineering College, Srinivasanagar-0574157
  • M V College of Engineering, Bangalore-560067
  • Government College of Engineering Thrissur,Thrissur-680009(Kerala)
  • College of Engineering & Technology, Navi Mumbai-410209
  • University Department of Chemical Technology (Autonomous), University of Mumbai, Mumbai-400019
  • Punjab University Department of Chemical Engineering & Technology Chandigarh-160014
  • Jadavapur University, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Calcutta-700032

Career Opportunities and Job Prospects

Some of the powerful MNCs which offer fabulous careers to Telecommunication engineers are: Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), Bharti Airtel, BPL Mobile Communications Limited, Idea Cellular, Reliance Communications, Nokia India, Siemens India Limited, Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL) Tata, Vodafone Essar etc.


The average starting salary of Telecommunication engineering graduates  is   between Rs 20,000 – Rs 30, 000 pm. Fresh graduates from elite technological institutions like Indian Institutes of Technology, National Institutes of Technology and Birla Institute of Technology are highly prized as Internees and get better remuneration as compared to others. Needless to say, Telecommunication & Electronics engineering graduates get top-end salaries abroad in USA, France, Germany and the Gulf countries.

One Response to “Telecommunication Engineering Career”

  1. Umashankar Says:

    Hi Sir/madam,

    My name is Umashankar. This is very interesting to know about telecommunications and you done a good job on providing information. I have completed my B.Tech on electronics and communications. right now i’m planning to do masters in telecommunications. That to in London But, some are telling me that after B.Tech MBA is good. so, By all these i got some confusion which do i need to do. is that good idea doing PG in abroad?. can u please help me on this issue.

    Thanking you sir,

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