In this era, where there are rapid changes in the Telecom eco system and stupendous growth of Telecom sector on all fronts, the area of telecom management has much more pertinence and significance. The industry is contributing immensely to the economic growth of the country. The Information and Communication Technology has progressively enabled the systematic globalization of Telecom sector, thereby increasing the unavoidable competition between organizations. In order to have an extra edge over the competitors, an expert and effective technical team, having a sound knowledge of business and management has to be built. A specialization in Telecom Management gives the student the abilityto get this knowledge. In addition to this, a course such as this helps conceptualize innovative ideas to manage operations, services, infrastructure and marketing of technologies. Thus, the course gives a holistic approach to the study of the telecom industry, thereby affecting in skills that can help easily manage telecommunication networks – voice, video and data.
Courses that can be taken up to pursue a career in this field:
• MBA (Telecom) • Diploma in Telecom Management • Advanced Diploma in Telecom Management • Post Graduate Diploma in Telecom Management • Master’s Program in Telecommunication Management • Executive Master’s Program in Telecommunication Management
UG: For admission to a bachelor’s program, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (10+2) examination. The duration of this course is 3 years.
PG: The eligibility criteria for pursuing a master’s degree includes completion of a bachelor’s degree. Students seeking admission will have to attend an entrance exam such as MAT/CAT/XAT or ATMA. The duration of the course is 2 years.
Professionals pursuing a career in this field can get several opportunities in telecom manufacturing/ marketing companies; in companies involved in installation, commissioning and maintenance of telecom equipment as well as infrastructure to equip their teams to face the challenges of the present Telecom revolution.
They can join areas such as sales and distribution, pricing, promotion product development and marketing. Companies such as Aircel, Airtel, Nokia, Reliance and many, many more recruit telecom management professionals. Income can vary from Rs. 3 to 6 L for fresh candidates and for experienced candidates it ranges from 4.5 to 30 L per annum.
There is an abundance in the availability of jobs and career paths in a wide variety of areas:
• Technology: Network planning, Enterprise networking, security, CDMA, GSM, 3G, Wimax etc. • Management: Marketing, Operations, HR, Finance, Business Consulting, etc. Techno-management areas: Pre-sales, Product development, Program management, Project management, OSS/BSS consulting, Telecom consulting, Telecom regulation, International voice trading etc.