Concerned with establishing communication by means of telephones, telegraphs, radar, radio, radio navigational aids, TV, and teleprinters. Important towns, cities, trade centers, harbors and ports are connected with underground cables or radio links. Countries and continents are brought closer by means of fast-emanating, information-carrying communication networks. All this has been made possible by the telecommunication engineer.
Telecommunication engineers deal with line and wireless communication, or radio communication. Line communication is handled by telephone/telegraph engineers. The work comprises the installation, supervision, and maintenance of telephone exchanges and telephone lines.
The radio communication engineer's work is concerned with the designing, installation, maintenance and periodical testing of broadcasting and telecasting systems and studios, and transmitting and receiving stations.
A degree (BE/B.Tech.) in telecommunication engineering, or BE in electrical engineering with communications as a subject.
Besides a thorough grounding in basic sciences and engineering subjects, communication
and control systems, computers, microelectronics, radar and television engineering, and microwave communication are taught in this course.
Telecommunication engineers with the Ministry of Communication, AIR, DD, and information
and broadcasting sectors, railways, police, BSF, CRPF and defense related organizations, are also employed by private companies manufacturing radio equipment and electronics.