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GNDU to start five year integrated M.Tech Program in Wireless Communication Focusing on Cutting Edge Technologies

AMRIK SINGH | March 18, 2024 11:42 PM

AMRITSAR: Under the esteemed leadership of Prof. (Dr.) Jaspal Singh Sandhu, Vice Chancellor, the Department of Electronics Technology has been granted a "5G Use Case" lab by the Department of Telecommunications, Government of India. This initiative signifies GNDU's commitment to stay at the forefront of technological advancements in the field of telecommunications.

Dr. Ravinder Kumar, Head of the Department of Electronics Technology, highlighted the significance of this achievement, stating, "GNDU is one of the select premium institutes in India chosen to establish a 5G use case lab, as part of the Department of Telecommunications' initiative to develop 100 such labs across the country. Leveraging this state-of-the-art infrastructure and aligning with the National Education Policy 2020, we have curated an integrated program focusing on cutting edge technologies like 5G and 6G communication systems, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Internet of Things (IoT)."The Department feels proud to announce the launch of a new five year integrated program, M.Tech (ECE) with a specialization in Wireless Communication, commencing from the academic session 2024-25.

Discussing the growing opportunities in the electronics and telecom sectors, Dr. Kumar remarked, "We have witnessed a remarkable upsurge in placement and internship opportunities for our students. Notably, prestigious organizations like Bharat Electronics Limited have recruited our students with a lucrative package of 12.45 Lac per annum, while Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited is offering internship opportunities to many of our students.Also, leading companies in the telecom sector, including Indus Towers, are actively engaging with GNDU for recruitment and internship opportunities.”

The newly introduced integrated M.Tech program in Wireless Communication has been meticulously crafted to cater to the evolving needs of the electronics and telecom industry, equipping students with the skills and knowledge essential for success in this dynamic field.This program will provide diverse career prospects in the field of telecommunication (5G & 6G), artificial intelligence, bio-medical engineering, remote sensing, sustainable energy systems, automation, drones, self-driving cars, and robotics.Admission to this program will be based on the rank obtained in the JEE mains entrance exam, ensuring a rigorous selection process for aspiring students.

At this moment Prof. Ravinder Singh Sawhney, Dean Faculty of Engineering and Technology, emphasized the burgeoning electronics industry in India, citing the government's 'Make in India' mission and recent endeavors to establish semiconductor manufacturing facilities. Prime Minister NarendraModi's recent announcement regarding the foundation stone laying of three semiconductor facilities, totaling approximately ₹1.25 lakh crore investment, reflects India's commitment to becoming a global semiconductor hub.

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