26 July, 2014 / Ramazan 27, 1435

BEING an experienced telecommunications engineer, I would like to suggest to the HEC, PEC, UET and other universities that telecommunications engineering and electrical engineering studies should be merged to save energy, time, money and infrastructure.

So many universities in Pakistan offer admission in telecommunication engineering and electrical engineering, producing thousands of engineers every year who remain jobless.There is classification of different departments/schools in engineering and the telecommunications. There are two categories in electrical engineering -– power and communication -– that is enough for the undergraduate level.

If courses of telecommunication engineering are taught in electrical (communication) engineering, which are almost the same, then why should there be a separate department of telecommunications in every university?

Telecommunication engineering is a branch of electrical engineering. Therefore, electrical engineering department is enough to run successfully telecommunication engineering courses.

Also, telecommunication engineering curriculum should be revised and redesigned according to job market in the telecommunications industry/vendor perspective and customer relations. There should be short courses/seminars on new trends in telecommunications and career development.

I am suggesting this idea to the HEC because nowadays so many people fade away in the telecommunications field because of low job market. Many of my friends have left the country to get a job abroad.

We should serve our own country, but there must be a balance in all sectors of engineering regarding production of engineers and the job market. Also, there should be strong motivation towards research.

MUSAWIR HUSSAIN Islamabad

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