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Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Communication Systems) - Course Overview




    2 YEARS


    Electronics & Communication


    Post Graduation

Updated On - January 7th 2019 By PRANJAL SINGHAL

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

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 LevelPost Graduation
Duration2 years
Examination TypeSemester System/ Annual
EligibilityB.E./B.Tech. in a relevant subject
Admission ProcessBased on performance in a relevant entrance exam
Course FeeINR 5,000 to 2 Lacs
Average Starting SalaryINR 3 to 12 lacs per annum
Top Recruiting CompaniesCognizant, 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 PositionsPublic 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 InstituteCity Average Fees
IIT MumbaiMumbai, MaharashtraINR 43,126
IIT JharkhandDhanbad, JharkhandINR 52,950
Vellore Institute Of TechnologyVellore, Tamil NaduINR 2,27,000
Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute Of TechnologySurat, GujaratINR 64,500
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore CampusCoimbatore, Tamil NaduINR 1,40,000
Govind Ballabh Pant University Of Agriculture And TechnologyPantnagar, UttarakhandINR 33,424
Sir Padampat Singhania UniversityUdaipur, RajasthanINR 95,500
Indian Institute Of Information Technology Design And ManufacturingJabalpur, Madhya PradeshINR 56,500
Amrita School Of EngineeringCoimbatore, Tamil NaduINR 1,40,000
Lovely Professional UniversityJalandhar, PunjabINR 1,29,000
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological UniversityLonere, MaharashtraINR 62,410
Ranchi UniversityRanchi, JharkhandINR 46,525
B.S. Abdur Rahman UniversityChennai, Tamil NaduINR 82,250
Kalasalingam UniversityKrishnankovil, Tamil NaduINR 75,725
Kmct College Of Engineering ManasseryKozhikode, KeralaINR 1,56,000
Mewar UniversityChittorgarh, RajasthanINR 53,000
Naraina College Of Engineering And TechnologyKanpur, Uttar Pradesh74,250
ICFAI UniversityDehradun, UttarakhandINR 77,500
Manipal UniversityManipal, KarnatakaINR 1,42,000
Gautam Buddha UniversityGreater Noida, Uttar PradeshINR 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.
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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 FunctionsAdvanced Digital Communication
Probability and Stochastic ProcessesBroadband Wireless Technologies
Detection and EstimationOptical Communication Systems
Microwave CircuitsElective III
Elective IElective IV
Elective IIElective V
Microwave and MIC LaboratoryFiber Optics Laboratory

Semester III

Semester IV

Project-Phase IProject-Phase II
List of Elective Subjects -
Advanced Digital Signal ProcessingSpectral Analysis of Signals
Ad Hoc NetworksWDM Optical Networks
Analogue VLSIAdvanced Techniques for Wireless Reception
Digital Signal Processing Structures for VLSIError Control Coding
High Speed Communication NetworksDigital Communication Receivers
Wavelet Signal ProcessingAnalysis and Design of Planar Transmission Lines
RF MEMSFPGA-based System Design
Smart AntennasMixed-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 PositionJob DescriptionAverage Annual Pay Scale in INR
Media ConsultantA 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 WritersSpeech 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 ConsultantThey 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 ManagersDesign 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 ManagerCommunications 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



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