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Career Prospects in Telecom Sector

With telecom sector booming, career in the industry is very lucrative. The career path to the leading companies goes via telecom
engineering. The telecom sector offers a variety of career options. There is room for everyone- a degree holder or a diploma holder, a candidate with a part-time certification course or one with a full-time degree.

The Certificate Courses for employment in the industry are:

a) Certificate in Telecom Engineering
b) Certificate in Information Technology
c) Certificate in Computer Science
d) Certificate in Management Information Systems
e) Certificate in Computer Forensics
The Diploma Programme offered is:

a) Diploma in Telecom Engineering

The Degree Programmes offered are:
a) Bachelor of Science in Telecom Engineering
b) Bachelor of Science in Information Technology/Informatics
c) Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
d) Bachelor of Science in Mobile Internet Communication Technology/Informatics

The degree programmes take 4 years for completion; the duration for certification courses varies from 6 months to 1 year.

Higher secondary (Class XII) passed with minimum eligibility criteria in Physics, Math and chemistry.
Vocational course passed with minimum eligibility criteria in Physics, Math and chemistry from a recognized institution.

Telecom engineering focuses on a range of specializations. Students can choose from the various subjects offered. The following are the subjects offered in the various telecom segments:

Subject Subject Subject Subject
Telecommunication and Systems Lab VHDL / CCN Lab DSP and Micro Controller Lab Electronic Circuits Lab
Advanced Digital Communication VLSI Image Processing Antenna Theory And Design
Statistical Signal Processing Wireless Communication Multirate Systems And Filter Banks Wireless ATM Networks
Optical Communication & Networking Image & Video Processing Digital Switching Systems Multimedia Communications
Digital Signal Compression Linear Algebra Advanced Computer Networks Satellite Communication
Detection & Estimation Error Control Coding Cryptography & Network Security

Pattern Recognition

Speech And Audio Processing

Real-time Embedded Systems

Radar Systems

RF And Microwave Circuit Design

Employment Opportunities

The telecom sector is open for all telecom engineers or diploma holders. The important jobs offered in the sector are:






Telecom Software Engineer


Communication Engineer


Telecom System Solutions Engineer

Mobile Communication Engineer


Real-time Computer Systems Developer


Antenna Design Engineer


Telecom Hardware and Software Engineer

Telecommunications Equipment Designer

Performance Optimizer



DSP Chip Design Engineer

Technical Support Provider


Image Processor

Research Projects Supervisor

Video Engineer


Artificial Intelligence and Neural Network Engineer


The companies employing telecom engineers are:

Public sector organizations: BEL, ISRO, DRDO labs, ITI, CDOT

Private organizations: Wipro, Infosys, TCS, Siemens Communication, National Instruments, Oracle, Honeywell, IT solutions, Digital, Tata Elxsi, Intel, etc.

Future of employment in the sector

The emergence of advance technologies and the high growth rate of the industry hold a lot of promise to the jobseekers. In the future, communication sector is going to employ more people than electronics, computer science or common basic sciences, as is shown in the following chart:

Future employment prediction in IT and Communication Sector (2010-2015)