Master of Technology in Communication Systems Top Colleges, Syllabus and Jobs

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M.Tech. in Communication Systems is a 2-year postgraduate Electronics and Communication Engineering course. Communication Technology combines the fields of Information Technology and Telecommunications. The program focuses on equipment, devices, and technologies that communicate voice, data, and multimedia information. Students enrolled to the course are taught to design, operate, install, and service communications systems and equipment to meet the needs of businesses and other organizations.

The programs is sub-divided into five fields of specialization, viz. Media Studies, Organizational Communication, Government Communication, Health Communication and Identity, and Diversity In Communication. Major subjects of study that form part of the course’s curriculum are VLSI frameworks, Equipment Portrayal Dialects, and CAD Instruments. The elective courses included in the curriculum aim at imparting specialized skills in the use of advanced VLSI Design Techniques for application in different disciplines within Electrical Sciences.

The minimum requirement of eligibility for applying to the course is B.E./B.Tech. in a relevant subject with a minimum aggregate score of 60% or equivalent CGPA. Such postgraduates are hired in capacities such as Public Relations Specialist, Media Consultant, Communications Coordinator, Speech Writer, Systems Consultant, Consulting Systems Engineer, Design Manager, Communication Manager, Senior Communication Services Engineer, Unified Communication Engineer, Technical Leader, etc.

The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 5000 and 2 Lacs for a span of 2 years, with the remuneration varying across sectors, such as government organizations like VHEL, BSNL, ONGC, and PSUs that employ candidates as Junior Telecom Officers/ Technical Engineers/ Survey and Maintenance Engineers, and such.

M.Tech. in Communication Systems: Course Highlights

Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.

Course Level Post Graduation
Duration 2 years
Examination Type Semester System/ Annual
Eligibility B.E./B.Tech. in a relevant subject
Admission Process Based on performance in a relevant entrance exam
Course Fee INR 5,000 to 2 Lacs
Average Starting Salary INR 3 to 12 lacs per annum
Top Recruiting Companies Cognizant, Infosys, GAIL, Accenture, ONGC, Tata Motors, Bajaj, TCS, BHEL, Rail Communication Systems, Academic Institutes, DRDO, VSSC, Atomic Energy Commission, Central Electronics Limited, Hindustan Aeronautics, VHEL, BSNL, ONGC, PSUs, etc.
Job Positions Public Relations Specialist, Media Consultant, Communications Coordinator, Speech Writer, Systems Consultant, Consulting Systems Engineer, Design Manager, Communication Manager, Senior Communication Services Engineer, Unified Communication Engineer, Technical Leader, etc.

M.Tech. in Communication Systems: What is it About?

The course has been designed to train eligible candidates to efficiently design and supervise communication systems, ranging from simple point-to-point communication links to more complex heterogeneous networks. The objective of the program is to prepare professionals working in the areas of telecom/software for the dynamic and continuous changes of the digital/analogue world, and successfully participate towards its future development and research.

Top Institutes offering M.Tech. in Communication Systems

Listed below are the details of some of the top institutes in India that offer the course.

Name of Institute City  Average Fees
IIT Mumbai Mumbai, Maharashtra INR 43,126
IIT Jharkhand Dhanbad, Jharkhand INR 52,950
Vellore Institute Of Technology Vellore, Tamil Nadu INR 2,27,000
Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute Of Technology Surat, Gujarat INR 64,500
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore Campus Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu INR 1,40,000
Govind Ballabh Pant University Of Agriculture And Technology Pantnagar, Uttarakhand INR 33,424
Sir Padampat Singhania University Udaipur, Rajasthan INR 95,500
Indian Institute Of Information Technology Design And Manufacturing Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh INR 56,500
Amrita School Of Engineering Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu INR 1,40,000
Lovely Professional University Jalandhar, Punjab INR 1,29,000
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University Lonere, Maharashtra INR 62,410
Ranchi University Ranchi, Jharkhand INR 46,525
B.S. Abdur Rahman University Chennai, Tamil Nadu INR 82,250
Kalasalingam University Krishnankovil, Tamil Nadu INR 75,725
Kmct College Of Engineering Manassery Kozhikode, Kerala INR 1,56,000
Mewar University Chittorgarh, Rajasthan INR 53,000
Naraina College Of Engineering And Technology Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh 74,250
ICFAI University Dehradun, Uttarakhand INR 77,500
Manipal University Manipal, Karnataka INR 1,42,000
Gautam Buddha University Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh INR 1,05,000

Eligibility for M.Tech. in Communication Systems

Listed below are the minimum criteria of eligibility that interested candidates need to fulfill in order to apply for the course.

  • B.E/B.Tech. from a recognized institute.
  • A minimum aggregate score of 50% (general) and 45% (SC/ST) at the level of graduation.

M.Tech. in Communication Systems: Admission Process

Most institutes offering the course admit students based on their performance in a relevant entrance test. Some institutes conduct their own entrance tests for offering admission. Admission process generally varies across colleges. Some even provide direct admission, based on the candidate’s score at the level of graduation.

However, mostly, admission to the course is made on the basis of the candidate’s performance in a relevant institutional test and subsequent rounds of interview and counselling conducted by the concerned university/institute.

The round of counseling comprises 2 additional rounds of Group Discussion and Personal Interview, wherein the candidate’s general aptitude for the course is tested. A merit list is then released by the institute, allocating seats to the qualifying candidates.

Some such entrance tests conducted by some of the top institutes of the country are as follows:

  • GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)
  • AP PGECET (Andhra Pradesh Post-Graduate Engineering Common entrance Test)
  • TS PGECET (Telangana Post-Graduate Engineering Common entrance Test)
  • Karnataka PGCET (Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test)
  • VITMEE (VIT University Master’s Entrance Examination)
  • GAT (GITAM Admission Test).

M.Tech. in Communication Systems: Syllabus and Course Description

A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here.

Semester I

Semester II

Linear Operators and Generalized Functions Advanced Digital Communication
Probability and Stochastic Processes Broadband Wireless Technologies
Detection and Estimation Optical Communication Systems
Microwave Circuits Elective III
Elective I Elective IV
Elective II Elective V
Microwave and MIC Laboratory Fiber Optics Laboratory

Semester III

Semester IV

Project-Phase I Project-Phase II
List of Elective Subjects  -
Advanced Digital Signal Processing Spectral Analysis of Signals
Ad Hoc Networks WDM Optical Networks
Analogue VLSI Advanced Techniques for Wireless Reception
Digital Signal Processing Structures for VLSI Error Control Coding
High Speed Communication Networks Digital Communication Receivers
Wavelet Signal Processing Analysis and Design of Planar Transmission Lines
RF MEMS FPGA-based System Design
Smart Antennas Mixed-Signal Circuit Design.
Designing with ASIC s -

M.Tech. in Communication Systems: Career Prospects

Such postgraduates are lucratively hired in industries such as manufacturing, and service organizations such as broadcasting, consulting, data communication, entertainment, research and development, and system support, and in recent times, exchange of data through video conferencing and web broadcasting.

Major sectors of employment for such professionals include:

  • Indian telephone industry
  • Civil Aviation
  • Development centers in various NPLs
  • Defense
  • AIR
  • Railways
  • Bharat Electronics Limited
  • Posts and Telegraph Department
  • DRDO
  • Software Engineering
  • IT
  • Telecommunication
  • Power sector
  • Home Appliance and VLSI design
  • Hardware Manufacturing
  • Television industry and Research & Development.

Listed below are some of the popular job avenues open to such postgraduates, along with the corresponding job duties and the corresponding salaries associated with each role.

M.Tech Communication Systems Average Salary

Job Position Job Description Average Annual Pay Scale in INR
Media Consultant A Media Consultant can be an Advertising Specialist or Advertising Official, hired by organizations or political contenders to get positive press scope. Media Specialists often draft official statements to highlight positive accomplishments of a business, association, or person. 6,85,000
Speech Writers Speech Writers work intimately with customers to script speeches for a range of fields. Majors in advertising, English, reporting, etc. is commonly required for this occupation. 6,45,000
Systems Consultant They are Data Security Experts, Web Engineers, PC Arrange Planners, and PC Frameworks Examiners, that break down how PC frameworks, programming, information, and security work inside an organization. 6,95,000
Design Managers Design Managers oversee, plan, and design groups and offices. They are to a great degree inventive, imaginative, and innovative. Design Managers frequently team up on ventures with their partners, managing projects and checking for quality and consistency. 6,42,000
Communications Manager Communications Manager is a mid-level, administrative role. They prepare, actualize, and regulate internal and external communication programs that adequately depict and promote the organization and its services. 6,75,000

Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Communication Systems) : 11 answered questions

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Ques. How is an MTech in communication engineering at NIT Trichy?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 02 Sept 21

Ans. NIT Trichy has great placements for branches like CSE and ECE. Most of the recruiting companies give preference to B.Tech students rather than M.Tech. But as far as Communications Engineering is concerned, you will be allowed to appear for placement drives held by semiconductor companies with B.Tech students.  There are quite a few companies that prefer Communications students over VLSI. Many students end up being placed in dream semiconductor companies. Out of say, 35 students, only 1 or 2 are not placed. The placements are definitely improving over the years. It is advisable to have basic coding knowledge at least along with your core subject. That way, you will definitely be able to do well.Read more
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Ques. How is the MTech in ECE at Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology, SLIET, and Sangrur?

● Top Answer By Nikhil Kankaria on 11 Nov 20

Ans. Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (SLIET) was deemed to be a university approved by AICTE and MHRD. It is an autonomous institute. It is located at Sangrur, Punjab. MTech in ECE is a 2 year full time course involving researching, designing, developing and testing of electrical equipment. Electronics and Communications Engineers also consider and supervise the manufacturing of communications and broadcasting systems.  The table given below shows a brief overview of the institutes: Categories SLIET Cut Off 529 (GATE) Course Fee 58,000 (1st year) Placement Percentage 80% Highest CTC 8 LPA Average CTC 4 LPA Admission Requirements  Candidates should have 60% in their 10+2 qualifying exam with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Candidates should have 60% in their BTech or BE exam. Final selection will be based on the entrance exam. Placements  The median salary package offered is 3 LPA. The top companies recruiting ECE MTech graduates are DMRC, Texas Instruments, Philips Electronics, DRDO, ISRO, Infosys, Wipro, TCS, Accenture, HCL, etc. Facilities  They have a central library, health centre, sports facilities and an innovation cell. There are 9 boys and 4 girls hostels having the capacity of 235 and 230 students respectively. Boys PG can accommodate 80 and girls PG can accommodate 81 students. SLIET is a well equipped institution with all the necessary facilities.  They also provide scholarships like Post matric Scholarship, GATE Scholarship and Merit cum Means Scholarship. Students pursuing MTech in ECE can work as Electronics Engineer, Field Test Engineer, Network Planning Engineer, Electronics and Communications Consultant, Customer Support Engineer, Electronics Technician, Associate Firstline Technician, Research and Development Software Engineer, Service Engineer, Senior Sales Manager and Technical Director.Read more
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Ques. How is the placement at NIT Surathkal for an M.Tech in communication engineering?

● Top Answer By Satyam Purwar on 11 Nov 20

Ans. NIT Surathkal is ranked 21st in the engineering category by NIRF ranking 2019. It is one of the oldest and pioneer technical institutes in India. The institute offers an excellent placement record of 92-95% for the undergraduates every year.  Placement Highlights: NIT Surathkal witnessed 80% placements in MTech. Around 286 companies visited the campus in 2019. The placement report for the MTech witnessed decent growth in the highest and average package last year.  Around nine companies offered the on-job role to the MTech students.  The table given below shows a brief overview of the institute:  Placement percentage 96% Highest package INR 18.75 LPA Average package INR 11.90 LPA The top recruiters are Amdocs, Teradata, Radisys India, Honeywell Technology, Idrive Software, Dell EMC, Cisco Systems, Riverbed Technology, etc. Admission process:-  The candidates are selected based on the 60% marks or 6.5 CGPA obtained in BTech/BE/BCA course.  The final selection of the candidates is a good mark in the NIMCET test.  The cutoff required is 175. The fees required is INR 1.28 LPA.  Faculties:-  NIT Surathkal has a large and diverse faculty of 385 members. All the members are cooperative and very supportive towards their students.  Facilities:-  NIT Surathkal has a central library equipped with the latest technology.  There are shopping complex, medical facilities, open air auditorium, and all the required facilities needed for the students in NIT Surathkal.  NIT Surathkal provides good placements for undergraduates and postgraduates. The placement statistics for BTech and MTech in this institute are better than other newly built NITs.Read more
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Ques. Which college has better placements for an M.Tech in ECE, IISC or IITM?

● Top Answer By Sakshi Gupta on 11 Sept 20

Ans. IIT-M and IISC both are well-reputed institutes and good options to pursue M.Tech in ECE. However, IISc has a more enhanced approach towards high-end research in MTech. Both the institute offers decent placements for the M.Tech in ECE. IISc has an Office of Career Counselling and Placement(OCCap), which takes care of the placement of the institute. The major recruiters at IISC include Microsoft, Flipkart, Adobe, Qualcomm and government agencies like HP and Bharat Petroleum. The average placement package offered in the 2019 placement drive was 15 lakhs. The internship hiring of the 2020-21 batch had the highest stipend of 1.15 lakh per months while the average was 57,000/- per month.  The average placement rate for MTech at IITM was 66% in the 2019 placement drive. The top recruiters included Google, HCL, Intel, Cisco, IBM, Dell among many other government and international organizations. The average CTC offered was around 12.4 lakhs while the highest was 17.5 lakhs. Comparing the trends in the last few years, it would not be wrong to infer that IISc has better placements when compared to IIT-M when it comes to MTech in ECE.Read more
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Ques. Which college is better for an M.Tech in electronics and communication, IIT Bhubaneswar or IIIT Bangalore?

● Top Answer By Neerendra Singh on 14 Aug 20

Ans. Both, IIT Bhubaneswar and IIIT Bangalore offer decent M.Tech in electronics and communication programs and provide good placement so it’s difficult to choose one institute over the other. Given below are a few factors which the students are required to consider before selecting between the two colleges:- Placement:In terms of placement, the average CTC of IIT Bhubaneswar stands out to be 11.5 lakhs/annum. Companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Oracle, IBM, etc visit the IIT Bhubaneswar campus for placement drive. Few well-known PSU named ISRO, IOCL, and ONGC were also part of the placement in 2019. Apart from the offered jobs, the final year students are offered internships with a good amount of pay. Highest CTC touched approx 39 lakhs/annum. In 2019 from the electronics and communication field almost 86% of students got a decent placement from the campus. IIT Bangalore showed remarkable progress by having 100% placement in 2019. Top recruiters were Accenture, McAfee, Tyfon, KayBus, etc. The average placement package was around 17.5 lakh/annum while the highest CTC was around 54 LPA. Eligibility:In IIT Bhubaneswar to get admission in MTech, a minimum of 60% marks are required in the Graduation level, and the cutoff score in the GATE exam (70% weightage), candidates are also required to go through a written test and interview (30% weightage). IIT Bangalore does not conduct any entrance test for the M.Tech course. The GATE result or JEE result is only considered for selection. The students are shortlisted on merit-basis. The graduation level % is also considered for the shortlisted students. Faculty:Professors of both places are quite helpful. Both the colleges maintain a high standard in selecting their faculty. Campus:The infrastructure of IIT Bhubaneswar is expanding and improving over time. The Infrastructure of IIT Bangalore is good and if we compare it to IIT Bhubaneswar, both are up to the mark.Read more
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Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Communication Systems) Fee Structure in India


10.44 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES2.09 L  (Maximum Fee)
1.16 L (Average Fee)
12.30 K (Minimum Fee)Private COLLEGES6.05 L (Maximum Fee)
2.01 L (Average Fee)

Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Communication Systems) Fee Structure By state


Andhra Pradesh

60 KPUBLIC COLLEGES2.09 L
1.10 L
12.30 KPrivate COLLEGES1.70 L
1.15 L

Tamil Nadu

1.26 LPUBLIC COLLEGES1.69 L
1.48 L
60 KPrivate COLLEGES3.56 L
2.43 L

Karnataka

10.44 KPUBLIC COLLEGES74.86 K
42.65 K
75.40 KPrivate COLLEGES6.05 L
2.49 L

Uttar Pradesh

62.38 KPUBLIC COLLEGES62.38 K
62.38 K
2.14 LPrivate COLLEGES2.40 L
2.22 L

Orissa

1.12 LPUBLIC COLLEGES1.12 L
1.12 L
80 KPrivate COLLEGES2.60 L
1.90 L

Uttarakhand

1.87 LPUBLIC COLLEGES1.87 L
1.87 L
1.85 LPrivate COLLEGES2.12 L
1.93 L

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