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Telecommunication Engineering Career

Telecommunications engineering or telecom engineering is a major field within electronic engineering. Telecom engineers come in a variety of different types from basic circuit designers to strategic mass developments. A telecom engineer is responsible for designing and overseeing the installation of telecommunications equipment and facilities, such as complex electronic switching systems to copper telephone facilities and fiber optics. Telecom engineering also overlaps heavily with broadcast engineering. Telecommunication students on various telecommunication devices like mobile phones and cable TV and also deal with computer networking, TV radar, navigation and satellites. There is a huge demand for telecommunication engineers in this age of satellites, internet and mobile telephony. A telecommunication engineer should be adept in public speech, technical writing and project management besides having a sound knowledge of both computer hardware and software.

Eligiblity For Telecommunication Engineering Career

Telecommunication Engineering must have passed the Higher Secondary or 10+2 Examination with physics, chemistry and mathematics as compulsory subjects to become eligible for different entrance tests like the IIT Joint Entrance Examinations and the Joint Entrance Examinations conducted by various states. For acquiring a post- graduation degree a student must have a B.Tech degree in telecommunication from an A.I.C.T.E (All India Council of Technical Education) approved University.

Career Prospects For Telecommunication Engineering Career

Once familiar with the skills in designing, installing and troubleshooting telecom networks, candidates can look forward to thousands of opportunities in various companies like VSNL, Airtel, Vodafone BSNL, Reliance, Tata Indicom and others. Besides, global telecom giants like Nokia, Siemens, Motorola or Apple Technologies regularly employ telecom engineers for their various projects running in various parts of the world. Going by a survey by Delloite Touche, over 275,000 telecom jobs are coming to India very shortly.