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Communication is the most demanding field and no sector can work without depending on it
Communication engineering involves signal processing, networking, microelectronics, photonics, microwaves and telecommunications. It provides a wide range of research and scope to explore new work in the field of communication. With the help of communication engineering, today, we are able to network and communicate across the globe. It is distinct from the other streams of engineering as it allows one to think out of the box and create something innovative.
With the communications system becoming a backbone for any sector, a communications engineer’s day to day task could involve designing an appropriate communication’s system for process control. In the research and development sector one would engage in developing new and faster means of communication systems. Subhash Kumar, Manager Larsen & Toubro Limited, one of Asia’s leading engineering, construction and manufacturing major says, “A communication engineer should know that it is a challenging field but it has immense scope in the Indian market.” The challenge in this field is that it is dynamic and growing at a fast pace. Therefore, one needs to be up to date with the latest technology and also motivate others to change to new technology that has been introduced.
Kathir Viswalingam, dean, engi- neering department, Bharath University, Chennai says, “One should be strong in fundamental and applied mathematics and maintain a logical reasoning that would help in converting systems logic and algorithm.” Saurabh Kumar, senior faculty, Vidya Mandir Classes says, “Communication engineers also have scope in areas like satellite communication. The DTH service that has made satellite television common in Indian households is a perfect example of satellite based television.”
With the need for faster and reliable communication links, engineers often come across challenges such as reducing noise levels from the communication channel and providing better solutions that help communication. The increasing demand for further progress in technology and the urge to make communication stronger than before requires quality engineers and establishes a demand for them in the market. Therefore, one should understand the requisites that the profession requires and build a strong foundation for themselves.
Mohit Vajpayee, a student at the Bharti School of Telecom and Management, IIT Delhi says, “An internship plays an important role in helping a fresher understand the profession with a first- hand experience.” Doing an internship is a wise choice and most engineering institutes in India have made them compulsory for students before they graduate. It helps one gain experience and be sure about what they are pursuing. Most professors and established engineers advice students to take up internships and learn more about the job skills that one requires to maintain in the profession.
Telecommunication is one of the fastest growing sectors, demanding