Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Digital Electronics & Communication) Top Colleges, Syllabus, Scope and Salary

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M.Tech. (Digital Electronics and Communication) is a  2 year Post Graduate course in the domain of Electronics and communication engineering with specialization in Digital electronics and communication-related aspects. A minimum of 50% (relaxable for reserved category candidates) marks at UG level is the least which almost all the institutes desire from applying candidates as an eligibility criterion.

Some of the popular colleges offering the course are:

The fee for the course varies between INR 57,000 to 3, 85,000 in India. The variation in fee is based on the location and nature of university (that is government, state/private/deemed etc.).

M.Tech in Digital electronics and communication admissions are based on Common Entrance Test (CET) based selection method as well as merit-based selection criteria that is the percentage of marks obtained at Under Graduate (UG) level by the aspiring candidate.

Majority of the colleges and universities that are offering admissions to the course through CET mechanism rely on the score of All India level common entrance exams like GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering), UPSEE, AUCET while some of them opt for a separate entrance exam of their own (Like BITS HD, UPES, LPUNEST etc).

The course is structured and organized in a manner so, as to accord domain-specific skills and knowledge to the masters of technology students. This is done to equip them with a holistic knowledge of the subject that will enable them to take on the day to day challenges that would come in the persecution of their skill.

M.Tech in Digital electronics and communication postgraduates have a wide range of job opportunities like Service engineer, Field test engineer, Network planning engineer, Software analyst, Technical consultant etc. After completion of post graduation, one may pursue further studies like M.Phil and Ph.D. in the said subject or may take up job opportunities associated. The average salary ranges between INR 18,000 and 22,000 a month for a fresh pass out.

M.Tech. (Digital Electronics and Communication): Course Highlights

Course Level Post Graduate
Duration of the Course 2 years
Examination Type Semester-wise
Eligibility Minimum score of 50% (Relaxable for reserved category students) marks at UG level.
Admission Process Entrance exam based/Merit-based
Course Fee Between INR 57,000 to 3.85 Lacs
Average Starting Salary INR 18,000 to 22,000
Top Recruiting Companies Samsung, Syntel, LG, Electronics Corporation of India Limited, Wipro, Cisco, Toshiba
Job Position Service engineer, Field test engineer, Network planning engineer, Software analyst, Technical consultant etc

M.Tech. (Digital Electronics and Communication): What is it about?

The modern day world is packed with electronics and communication devices that work on the principles of digital electronics. The influence of digital technology can be seen from the fact that the modern day society is termed as digitized one.

With increasing digitization, there is an ever-increasing need for the workforce in production, maintenance, and design of such digital and communication devices and equipment. To make up for this demand of workforce technically qualified and skilled candidates are needed.

M.Tech. course in digital electronics and communication taps that need of industry by transforming postgraduate students of technology into an efficient and effective workforce that is capable of industry specific demands. The course aims to achieve this through its course design and structure.

M.Tech. (Digital Electronics and Communication): Top Institutes offering the course

M.Tech in Digital electronics and communication engineering is offered as a course by many reputed colleges/universities to candidates who have passed their UG or equivalent examination in Electronics and Communication Engineering/Electrical and electronics engineering/Electronics and Instrumentation stream from a recognized state or central university.

For your reference, we have tabled down a list of various colleges/universities that are offering this course in India.

Institute City Average Fee Per annum basis
Ambedkar Institute of Technology Delhi INR 64,390
BTIRT Sironja INR 65,000
Barkatullah University Bhopal INR 51,200
BMS College of Engineering Bangalore INR 64,390
CMR Institute of Technology Bangalore INR 64,500
Dr. CV Raman University Bilaspur INR 60,750
Government Engineering College Ajmer Ajmer INR 35,600
IIITM Morena INR 65, 200
Institute of Engineering Technology Alwar INR 62,000
ITM Gwalior INR 92,500

M.Tech. (Digital Electronics and Communication): Eligibility

Candidate must have passed the B.E/B.Tech or equivalent examination in Electronics and Communication Engineering/Electrical and electronics engineering/Electronics and Instrumentation stream from a recognized state/private/deemed or central University with  at least 50% (relaxable for reserved category candidates) of the marks.

  • He/She shall not be having any backlog or compartment in any of the Subject/Subjects at B.E/B.Tech level that is yet to be cleared at the time of taking admissions.
  • Apart from the above-mentioned eligibility criteria’s various colleges and institutes may have their own additional criteria’s which the students would have to satisfy in order to take admission (like work experience of certain years).
  • In case of reserved category students, they would have to present their reservation certificates issued by the competent authorities in order to avail the benefits applicable to them.
  • Most of the Institute give admissions through Common Entrance Test (CET) (like GATE, UPSEE). To get admissions in these institutes candidates would have to qualify the respective entrance exam by securing minimum qualifying marks.

The eligibility criteria’s mentioned above are common for most of the universities and colleges across the country that are offering this course to the students.

M.Tech. (Digital Electronics and Communication): Admission Process

Most of the Universities/Colleges conduct a common entrance test for admission to M.Tech courses (like SRM, BITS HD) or take admissions through commonly held entrance exam like GATE, AUCET entrance. Hence students would have to make an application for such exams.

  • Students have to qualify these exams (for which they should be eligible to appear) in order to get admission in the course.
  • After the conduct of the test, a merit list of finally qualified candidates is prepared and candidates are invited for admission process by the respective university or college.
  • After admission process final allotment of seats to the candidate takes place and the candidate is asked to deposit the fee for the course and register for the respective academic year.

Admission process would more or less be same across all the colleges and universities that are offering this course.

M.Tech. (Digital Electronics and Communication): Syllabus and Course description

The syllabus of the course is divided into four semesters spread over a span of two years. The syllabus of the course is divided into various subjects and practical skills that students are taught during the course of their Master’s. The syllabus covers all the aspects related to digital electronics and communication so, as to provide a holistic understanding of the subject to the master’s level students.

The details regarding the syllabus of the course are mentioned below so as to provide a reference to the candidates.

Semester I Semester II
Antenna Theory Design Linear algebra
Advanced Digital Communications Modern Digital signal processing
Probability and Random process Advanced embedded system
Digital circuits and logic design Advanced Computer Architecture
Elective 1 Elective 2
Seminar CMOS VLSI Design
Practical Practical
Semester III Semester IV
Error Control Coding Cryptography and Network security
Elective 3 Viva-voce
Nanoelectronics Final year project
Wireless and Mobile networks RF and Microwave Circuit Design
Multimedia communication -
Practical -

M.Tech. (Digital Electronics and Communication): Who Should Opt for?

  • Students who have a background in Electronics and Communication Engineering/Electrical and electronics engineering/Electronics and Instrumentation engineering.
  • Those who have a career in the domain of circuit design in Mind.
  • Those who are aiming at networking related jobs.
  • Those aiming at higher studies in the domain can opt for the course.

M.Tech. (Digital Electronics and Communication): Career Prospects

M.Tech in Digital Electronics and Communication engineering postgraduate has plenty of options to choose from in terms of his/her career. One can choose to work with companies such as Samsung, Syntel, LG, Electronics Corporation of India Limited, Wipro, Cisco, Toshiba etc.

To provide you a complete view of the career prospects of the course we have tabled certain areas and the respective roles attached to the same where digital electronics and communication engineering postgraduates can look for in terms of their career.

Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Digital Electronics & Communication annual salary
Job Profile Role Average Salary for Fresher’s
Service Engineer Service engineer’s job involves repair can recalibration of various electronic device and equipment bought at the company’s service desk. INR 2.75-3.40 Lacs
Field Test engineer The job involves testing and processing of electronics and communication instruments that are located on specific installations and are critical for the flow of information and communication through the channel. INR 2.60-3.05 Lacs
Network Planning engineer The job involves chalking out the network distribution plan for various communication channels. INR 2.85 -3.23 Lacs
Software analyst Software analysts are entrusted with the job of calibrating user interface and related software with digital and electronic equipment. INR 2.75-3.35 Lacs
Technical consultant Technical consultants are involved in the design, planning, and simulation of product, network, and devices. INR 2.92-3.30 Lacs

Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Digital Electronics & Communication) : 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] (Digital Electronics & Communication) Fee Structure in India


10.44 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES1.20 L  (Maximum Fee)
63.48 K (Average Fee)
1 L (Minimum Fee)Private COLLEGES5.85 L (Maximum Fee)
2.14 L (Average Fee)

Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Digital Electronics & Communication) Fee Structure By state


Karnataka

10.44 KPUBLIC COLLEGES10.44 K
10.44 K
1 LPrivate COLLEGES5.85 L
2.17 L

Andhra Pradesh

60 KPUBLIC COLLEGES1.20 L
90 K
1.14 LPrivate COLLEGES1.50 L
1.32 L

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