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Connecting fringes to foreign: Role of Telecommunication Engineering

Telecommunication Engineering


Connecting fringes to foreign: Role of Telecommunication Engineering

As of the records in December 2017, India is the country, with the second-highest number of mobile users in the world, after China. It is a surprising fact that gigantic nations like America and Russia, where more people are familiar with technology and latest trends, India is still leading the way to mobile communication, and even has more connections per hundred citizens than China.

This shows how fast India is developing and catching up with the world and how important is the role of telecommunication in our progress chart.

Telecommunication is a field that focuses on mediums and devices that avail communication information in different forms over distances. The main mediums on which a telecommunication engineer works and develops solutions are telephone, radio, television and the internet. They also plan projects, supervise and organize the installation of these devices as part of their daily duties. A telecommunication engineer must specialize in both digital and analog signal conditioning and processing because telecommunications are ultimately converted into electrical signals which can be modified, improved and enhanced.

Specialization areas of telecommunication engineers

Radio transmissions, mobile networks, GPS and internet. Telecom or telecommunication engineering is a vast field which deals with both hardware and software areas of telecommunication. There is a wide range of subjects ranging from switching systems to basic circuit designs, designing of telecom equipments and many other communication-related subjects. The students would work with electronic devices, circuits, communication equipment like transmitter, receiver, integrated circuits, etc. The field also deals with basic electronics, reception of data, microwave engineering, satellite communication, microprocessors, antennas, and wave propagation. This field is an insight into the details of the digital communication process and basic concepts required to work in the field of electronics and communication. Important subjects covered under this field include:

  • Digital Communication Techniques
  • Adaptive Signal Processing
  • Antenna System Design
  • Wireless Networks
  • Statistical Signal Processing
  • Radar & Navigational Systems
  • Optical Communication and Networks
  • VLSI Signal Processing

Career opportunities after pursuing Telecommunication Engineering

Communication is an important part of all industries. Apart from the telecom industry, railways, airways, All India Radio, defense sector, everywhere communication is required for proper and smooth functioning. You cannot simply perform operations without communication and you've to rely on it, no matter what. And telecommunication engineers are the providers of communication, which makes it clear that they've got an important role in all these industries and there are plenty of jobs they can get. Organizations like Bharat Electronics Limited, D.R.D.O, Telecommunication, Software Engineering/IT, Power sector, Hardware Manufacturing, Home Appliance and VLSI design, Television Industry, and Research & Development are some of the popular sectors where the services of an Electronics and Communication engineer are required. Service sector organizations which facilitate data communication, broadcasting, consulting, research and development, entertainment are good platforms for telecom engineers.

Some of the job profiles may include:

  • 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

List of Government and private organizations that hire Telecommunication Engineers

  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
  • Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO)
  • Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)
  • LG Electronics Inc.
  • Wipro Limited
  • Siemens
  • Tech Mahindra
  • HCL Technologies
  • Hewlett Packard

As the technology is spreading its wings day by day and year by year, there are also chances of communication growing and developing with it. Communication is not only an inter-personal conversation between two people on Earth but also communication between the astronauts far in space and people sitting on Earth. And who knows, one day we may establish communication to as far as planets like Mars. This is an anticipated and ever-growing industry which gives you freedom and scope for creativity and increasing demand in the market.