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Communication Engineering

Published On: 28 Jun 2012 | Last Updated On: 20 Aug 2013

Communication engineering is a branch of engineering that deals with the conception, development and functioning of broadcasting technology. Communication engineers maintain and develop projects associated with communication. They carry out their work with the help of media and communication devices like internet, television, radio and so on. They work on recording equipments like video screens, microphones and amplifiers. This field has truly revolutionized the human society by shrinking length and breadth of the world through faster communication means. It is the prime responsibility of a communication engineer to find innovative solutions to confront the dilemmas in network design, mobile communications, information service necessities, internet & system signaling protocols.

A career in communication engineering promises enormous job opportunities for young aspirants as the field is constantly broadening and attaining significance.

Courses & Eligibility:

Undergraduate level programs are offered in related study disciplines like B.E/B.Tech in Electrical Communication Engineering, Information Technology, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering et al. In Postgraduate level, degrees like Master of Engineering (ME), / Master of Technology (M.Tech) are awarded.

To join a course at the Undergraduate level, students need to pass 10+2 exam or an equivalent qualification with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as core subjects.

For admissions in M.E/M.Tech and Doctoral of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Communication System Engineering candidates are bound to go through exams like GATE, CSIR JRF, etc.

Career Prospects:

Communication engineers can be employed in various telecommunication sectors like radio, television, telephone, mobile communication, computers etc. Industries manufacturing electronics and communication products need services of communication engineers in R&D labs, workshops, management, and marketing etc. They also find job opportunities with space agencies as technicians, engineers and researchers. In academics, one can work as a lecturer or researcher.

Remuneration:
Communication engineers enjoy a lucrative pay package in the industry. The salary of a beginner communication engineer averages approximately Rs. 20000 per month. Many facilities like HRA, TA, DA and other perks are offered with impressive performance appraisals.

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