Telecommunication Engineering Career, Top Colleges and Recruiters

Telecommunication engineers are experts who specialize in broadband & digital communication. A career as a Telecommunication engineer is pretty exciting these days. With the advancement in network technology, the opportunities are also opening up. Interested in this career? Check out more details below.

Top Colleges:

IIT Kharagpur

IIT Roorkee

IIT BHU Varanasi

IIT Guwahati

IIIT Hyderabad

NIT Tiruchirappalli

NIT Surathkal

BIT Mesra

BITS Pilani

Jadavpur University, Kolkata


  • This branch of Engineering is connected to Electronic, Civil and System Engineering.
  • The telecommunications (telecom) engineer career is a fairly new development in engineering specialties and has come about along with the growth of the telecommunications industry


 Courses and Eligibility:





B.E/B.TECH4 yearsThe candidate must have scored a minimum of 50% mark in 10, +2 in the PCM or Biotechnology stream. A 3-year Diploma holder is also eligible.JEE Main, OJEE
M.E/M.TECH2 yearsThe candidate must have completed B.E or B.Tech in either field of Automobile/ Manufacturing/ Mechanical/ Mechatronics/ Production with an aggregate mark of 50%.GATE, SRM JEE

Top Recruiters:

  • Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.
  • Bharti Airtel Ltd
  • Capgemini
  • Ericsson India
  • HCL Technologies
  • Infosys Technologies Ltd
  • ITC Infotech
  • Patni Computers

Admission Process:

The admission process for Telecom Engineering is based over the performance of the students in the entrance examinations: state level or national level engineering entrance examinations such as AIEEE or JEE Main. There are also some institutes who provide direct admission through the Board Merit List considering the marks obtained over the qualifying exam.

  • Digital Systems
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Fuzzy logic and neural networks
  • VHDL and VLSI
  • Digital Communication
  • Embedded Systems
  • Microprocessors and microcontrollers and microwaves

Skills Required:

  • Expertise over the computer architecture and the microprocessors
  • Expertise in VLSI and embedded systems
  • Expertise in analog and digital communication
  • The idea about digital signal processing
  • Idea about microwave and broadband communications
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Mathematics
  • The idea about Wave Field Theory

Top Entrances:

  • JEE Main
  • NPAT
  • SET

 Career and Job Prospects:

Job PostJob DescriptionSalary
Telecom Project manager
responsible for coordinating telecommunication systems installation projects, recruits team members, assigning tasks, setting objectives and deadlines, handling documentation, and consulting with customers.
5 lacs to 10.5 lacs
GSM Engineer
Responsible for the execution of pre-defined test procedures under live networks in a mobile or stationary GSM.
3.5 lacs onwards
Technical support manager
responsible for ensuring a company's technical service staff are knowledgeable and prepared for their work, and help the management understand the technical challenges and needs of its company.
up to 9.5 lacs
Telecom Maintenance Engineer 
maintain the employer's machinery, finding replacement parts and making emergency repairs.
1.5 lacs to 3.5 lacs
Telecom Civil engineer
responsible for new sites (towers, rooftops). Tasks for this resource would include reviewing design drawings and scope of work, ensuring drawings are accurate, structural analysis to ensure the tower is structurally sound, understand structural regulations around this.
3 lacs to 5 lacs
Network planning engineer
 managing and defining tools for network planning and delivery; engaging with customer technical staff to define requirements and incorporate into network design, working with local stakeholders on identification and acquisition of suitable sites for deployment of equipment aggregation sites
2 lacs to 4.5 lacs
Customer support technician
Guiding people through the installation of new products and services, Responding to technical problems customers have with products or services.
up to 3 lacs


Q: Which is the good college to pursue UG & PG in Telecommunication Engineering?

A: Some of the best colleges are, 

IIT Kharagpur

IIT Roorkee

IIT BHU Varanasi

Check the “Top Colleges” section to know more.

Q: What is the minimum qualification required to pursue a career in Telecommunication Engineering?

A: A qualification in 10+2 is a must for the candidates pursuing Telecommunication Engineering. For more detailed information check the eligibility criteria above.

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