Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering)

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There are a lot of career options available after getting a degree in electronics and telecommunications. After joining join as engineering trainees in areas of electronics and communication engineering, candidates may get into job profiles like software engineers, Radio communication engineers, maintenance engineers etc. After completion of M.Tech. in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, one can pursue higher studies if they want to dig more in the subject or are interested in research i.e. going for the doctoral programmes in the same or related field. For becoming a professor in the Government Universities, they have to pass NET by UGC or any other state exam.

Students can get into different types of core industries and Top notch IT firms also prefer EC graduates for software engineering jobs. Some of the industries for ETE graduates are-

  1. Telecommunication
  2. Manufacturing Industry
  3. Broadcasting
  4. Data Communication
  5. Service Organisations
  6. Research and Development
  7. Entertainment Industry

They can build a long term career in respective industries and reach up to profiles like senior engineers, principal engineers, architects, research professionals, engineering managers and finally adorning top profiles like Head of engineering departments

Job Profiles

Job profiles vary according to the industries.  Job profile of these engineers generally involves setting up networks and equipments, process and maintenance of electronics gears and systems etc. The various Job Profiles provided after the course are-

Job Profiles

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Technical Director

A Technical Director is the most skilled person in the organisation in a technical field, he has to plan and implement the ideas to manage the technical aspects of a firm and fixing problems related to it and also training the staff accordingly

Analysts

A Software Analyst has to consistently manage the applications required to make and develop new applications and test them, after that the train the workers in that software workings.

Field Test Engineer

A Field test engineer has to check the functionality of the pre launched products and its quality and fix the errors if any testify all the new and developed applications.

Service Engineer

Service engineers have to design and develop new equipments and products for the firm and also to employ the machine and install them and fix the faults.

Professor

After completing M.Tech., students are also eligible for teaching in engineering institutes.

Many electronics and telecommunication companies hire engineers after this degree. Hardware firms like IBM as well as communication network firms like Nokia Siemens also take in EC graduates in plenty. Manufacturing companies also hire these graduates. Following are some top recruiters for Electronics and Telecommunication engineers-

  • Reliance Industries
  • Nokia Siemens
  • LG
  • WIPRO
  • TCS
  • Infosys
  • TATA

Government Sector Jobs

There are many good opportunities available in public sector after completing this degree. One can start a career by entering into central or state Government department jobs. To get a job in the government sector, one has to qualify in the written test conducted by State Public Service Commission. One can get a job in Central Government departments by qualifying in the tests conducted by Union of Public Service Commission (UPSC) and Staff Selection Commission (SSC).

There are opportunities in the Central government departments like Defence, Railways, All India Radio, Airport Authority of India, Post and Telegraph, Indian Engineering Services, etc. Following are some top recruiters for engineers in public sector-

·        Bharat Electronics Limited

·        Bharat Electricals Limited

·        Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited

·        Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited

·        Indian Space Research Organization

M.Tech. Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering: Salary Trends

Salary offered to Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers depends on industry. Core industries of electrical and electronics offer very good salary package to engineers. Apart from that this trend varies with job profiles. For example a radio communication engineer tends to earn more than maintenance engineers.

Following graph shows salary trend according to job profiles- 

salary graph for M. Tech in electronics & telecommunication engineering

Also salary trend varies according to college degree. Students having degree from a reputed institute get placed at a very handsome salary package. Salary offered to these engineers also depends on employment sector. Generally public sector jobs are well paying for engineers however in some cases private companies offer a very good package to engineers. 

Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering) : 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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