M.Tech. in Signal Processing is a 2-year postgraduate course, designed for successful graduates of B.Tech./ B.E./ M.Sc. from a relevant stream. The course is divided across 4 semesters, of 6 months each, much like most other M.Tech. courses.
The program essentially involves an advanced analysis, study, interpretation, and concepts of manipulation of signals. The course has been designed to equip enrolled students with a strong theoretical background in the subject, besides introducing them to some of its practical applications.
Interested eligible candidates can pursue the course in India for an average course fee ranging between INR 2 and 6 Lacs, varying across institutes. Admission to the course is offered on the basis of the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance testand subsequent round of counseling.
Upon successful completion of the course, such postgraduates can find lucrative employment opportunities at leading organizations in the field belonging to both private and government sectors of the country, such as HCL Technologies, WIPRO, Ericsson, Infosys, TATA ELXSI, Robert Bosch, Mahindra Satyam, Caterpillar, etc. They are offered in India an average initial monthly salary ranging between INR 20K and 70k, depending upon the candidate’s expertise in the field.
Tabulated below are the major highlights of the course.
|Minimum Qualification Required||B.Tech./ B.E./ M.Sc. degree in a relevant discipline|
|Admission Procedure||Merit-based/ Counseling after qualification of a relevant entrance test|
|Examination Type||Semester System (4 semesters)|
|Total Course Fee||INR 2 to 6 Lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 3.5 to 10 Lacs|
|Top Recruiters||Colleges & universities, BHEL, NTPC, BSNL, Coal India, Huwaei, Nokia, Rcom, VSNL, Bharti Airtel, and such.|
|Job Positions||Signal Processing Engineer, Professor, Audio DSP Software Engineer, Hardware Verification Engineer, Principle Design Engineer, Video Communications Systems Engineer, etc.|
Signal Processing is a specialized branch of Electrical and Communication Engineering and Applied Mathematics, which has been designed to offer eligible candidates:
Successful postgraduates of the course interested in pursuing further studies in the discipline may go for pursuing higher courses such as Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph. D), or doctoral research in the subject.
The course involves an advanced study of topics related to the domain of signal processing, including fundamental and advanced topics in:
One of the principle objectives of the course is to provide enrolled students a profound understanding of the mathematical, theoretical, practical, and application-based aspects of Signal Processing, ranging from wired and wireless communication, and multimedia processing, to medical diagnoses, and earth quake prediction.
Aspiring eligible candidates would ideally possess:
Names of some of the top institutes and colleges offering a Master’s degree in Signal Processing in the country are mentioned below, along with their corresponding locations (cities) and fees charged by each annually.
|NAME OF INSTITUTE||CITY||AVERAGE ANNUAL FEES|
|Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai||Mumbai||INR 50,000 (course)|
|Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi||Delhi||INR 59,150 (course)|
|Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati||Guwahati||INR 51,700 (course)|
|Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur||Kanpur||INR 33,184 (course)|
|Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Chennai||Chennai||INR 50,000 (course)|
|Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee||Roorkee||INR 59,200 (course)|
|Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS)||Pilani||INR 2,50,000 (course)|
|Indian School of Mines University (ISMU)||Dhanbad||Not Mentioned|
|Indian Institute of Science (IISc)||Bangalore||INR 21,500 (course)|
|NRI Institute of Technology||Guntur||INR 28,000 (course)|
|Adarsh College of Engineering||Orissa||INR 28,000 (course)|
|Aravali Institute of Technical Studies||Rajasthan||INR 70,000 (course)|
|Babu Banarasidas National Institute of Technology and Management – NITM||Lucknow||INR 1,40,000 (course)|
|Bharath University||Chennai||INR 1,00,000 (course)|
|College of Engineering||Pune||INR 85,000 (course)|
|GD Goenka University||Gurgaon||INR 1,50,000 (course)|
|Government College of Engineering||Pune||INR 80,000 (course)|
|ITM University||Gurgoan||INR 1,00,000 (course)|
|National Institute of Technology - NIT Rourkela||Orissa||INR 91,000 (course)|
Candidates interested in pursuing M.Tech. in Signal Processing are required to meet the below-mentioned minimum eligibility criteria.
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Admission to the course is provided to eligible candidates on the basis of performance in a relevant entrance examination, conducted at any of State, national, and institutional levels, and subsequent round of counseling.
The counseling process consists of rounds of Group Discussion and Personal Interview, wherein the candidate’s general aptitude for the course is examined, and a merit list is made, allotting seats to the qualifying candidates.
Some of the major entrance exams conducted in the country for admission to the course are listed below.
Tabulated below is a semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus.
|Semester I||Semester II|
|Applied Mathematics||Fiber Optic Communication|
|Advanced Digital Communication||Adaptive Signal processing|
|Advanced Digital Signal Processing||Microwave Measurements|
|DSP Processors and Architectures||Satellite Communication Lab|
|Transformation Techniques||DSP Lab|
|Neural Networks and Fuzzy Systems||Mobile Communication|
|Semester III||Semester IV|
|Mobile Communication||VLSI Signal Processing|
|Wireless Communications and Networks||Coding Theory & Techniques|
|Speech Processing||Electromagnetic Interference & Compatibility in System Design|
|Digital image and Video Processing||Multimedia Compression Techniques Lab|
|Radar Signal Processing||Communications Lab|
|Project Work 1||Project Work 2|
Signal Processing is an emerging field of Electronics and Communication Engineering, opening doors to a large number of career options around the world, because of the increased growth in the core electronics with Global Communication’s increasing necessity.
Successful postgraduates of the course interested in pursuing further studies in the discipline may go for higher courses such as Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph. D), Master of Philosophy (M. Phil), and research studies in the subject.
Both private and government sector organizations lucratively employ such postgraduates, such as BHEL, NTPC, BSNL, HCL Technologies, WIPRO, Infosys, etc. Some of the popular professional avenues open to such professionals are tabulated below with the corresponding salaries offered for each position.
|JOB PROFILE||JOB DESCRIPTIONAVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY|
|Signal Processing Engineer||They lead the development and implementation of signal processing algorithms for micro-location systems, and identify and develop relevant solutions. Also, they implement proven algorithms on real-time systems, and collaborate with other members of the engineering team to develop and implement methods for testing and improving system performance.||INR 3 to 8 Lacs|
|Professor||They teach at undergraduate and graduate level in areas allocated and reviewed from time to time by the Head of Department. Also, they supervise or assist with supervision of undergraduate, taught graduate (Masters) or research graduate (MPhil/PhD) students.||INR 3 to 7 Lacs|
|Hardware Verification Engineer||They develop architecture for a functional verification environment, and write verification test plans using random techniques and coverage analyses. Also, they debug failures and work with designers to resolve issues and transform the requirements from the engineering teams into software tools that are both easy to use and scalable.||INR 3.5 to 6 Lacs|
|Researcher||They work with team members to identify project goals, research methods, variables, and other test parameters. Additionally, they choose how to collect data and offer recommendations on evaluating a project.||INR 2.5 to 7 Lacs|
|Principle Design Engineer||They maintain and improve bench test setups and automation test scripts, and support development for next generation products. Also, they develop results analysis tools to reduce large data sets into relevant summaries, and assist in customer system debug and design reviews.||INR 4 to 10 Lacs|
|Audio Signal Processing Engineer||They work with an experienced staff to conceive and design innovative consumer products. Also, they participate in improving the audio signal processing algorithms and integrating them into an emerging product.||INR 3.5 to 7 Lacs|