Broadcast Engineering - Eligibility, institutes & prospects

Broadcast Engineering - Eligibility, institutes & prospects

Broadcast engineering is a sub field of electrical engineering and deals with the technical aspects of signal strength and clarity of sound in radio and television. Due to growth in the entertainment industry and technological advances, broadcast engineering is seen as a lucrative career option for budding engineers.

Which are the institutes offering a course in Broadcast Engineering?

Given the popularity of the career, several institutes are offering diploma and certificate courses. A few institutes also offer post graduation in broadcast engineering. Following is a list of some of the top institutes in India.

• Broadcast Engineering Society, Bangalore
• Zee Institute of Media Arts, Mumbai
• SNS College of Technology, Coimbatore
• Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune
• Indian Film and Television Institute, Meerut
• Broadcast Engineering Society, New Delhi

What eligibility is required for admission to a broadcast engineering course?

• 10+2 in science stream with math and physics. The candidates are also required to pass an entrance examination for getting admission.
• Bachelor's degree in electronic, telecommunication, computers or information engineering
• Knowledge of technologies such as DTV, NTSC and digital audio broadcasting is a must.

Which entrance exams are to be cleared for admission to the course?

Must pass AIEEE or any other state level engineering tests.

What are the career prospects?

Growth in entertainment industry has led to a growth in radio and television stations. Thus, number of job opportunities have opened up. As broadcast engineer you are expected to assume responsibilities as technical experts, broadcasters, network operators, integrators, broadcast equipment manufacturers, and other areas of broadcast industry. There is employment in the government as well as private sectors.
Further education could also be an option.

As a broadcast engineer what salary can I expect?

Salary ranges between Rs 10,000 and Rs 15,000 a month as a fresher. After a good amount of experience salary increases to around Rs 20,000-25,000 per month. This can later on go up to Rs 50,000-60,000 a month.
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