I took the college entrance exam. I was interested in pursuing telecom as a career after my engineering, hence SITM was the perfect choice for me.
FEE STRUCTURE AND FACILITIES
The fee is in line with the leading B- schools. The detailed and latest figures can be obtained from the website. It also provides accommodation and accommodation fees are also separately charged. There is a mess which can be used for food. Tuition, library and accommodation are the main categories of the fees.
Hundred percent of the batch gets placed and salaries offered are 5 lakh plus and can go upwards of 10 lakhs in case of some companies. Several telecom as well as IT companies visit the campus. Several alumni are very well placed in the industry and visit the campus.
The admission process includes a written aptitude test. This is followed by a group discussion and a personal interview, only if the written test is cleared. The written test includes logical reasoning as well as maths and English related questions which are multiple choice. The group discussion is based on any ongoing social issue.
Hostel rooms are extremely good and the campus is huge. It is at a small distance from the main city. All students can be accommodated in the hostel. There is a very well stocked library that has subscriptions to the latest magazines as well as a computer lab for the students to use.
There is a very strong alumni network which helps with placements as well as obtaining guest faculty from the industry.
The college has some permanent staff which is very well qualified with a lot of experience. They also invite a lot of visiting faculty from other leading B- schools as well as alumni and delegates from the industry. The visiting faculty helps in giving the telecom market perspective to prepare the students for the corporate world.
The days are very hectic with a lot of activities planned for each day. There are projects, presentations as well as college committee activities to keep the students busy. Exams happen twice a year, and these are written exams. However there are also labs and projects that need to be completed during the year.
Yes, summer internship is a requirement for completion of this course. The stipend could range from Rs. 10,000 to 30,000.
There is a telecom seminar that happens every year and is sponsored by leading companies in the telecom industry. There is also media coverage of this event. Before placements, companies are invited by the students as part of the pre placement events. there are also alumni meets arranged every year in all major cities. Apart from this there are several smaller events round the year.
LOAN/ SCHOLARSHIP PROVISIONS
Educational loans are available for the course from the leading banks. E.g. ICICI had provided loan to some of the students.