Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, Tamil Nadu Circle, will offer a five-day certificate course in mobile communication (CMC) to enhance the employability skills of students of the Anna University. The course will be open for the pre-final and final year students of various engineering courses of the Anna University across the State.

The BSNL, Tamil Nadu Circle, has evolved the course content in consultation with the Centre for University - Industry Collaboration (CUIC) of the Anna University, Chennai.

Awareness programmes about the advantages of the course are being organised all over the State to sensitise the Principals/management of engineering colleges affiliated to the Anna University.

Presiding over a programme for the Anna University - Tiruchi at the M.A.M. College of Engineering at Siruganur, about 25 km from here, on Wednesday, the Chief General Manager, BSNL, Tamil Nadu Circle, D. Varadharajan, said that the course aimed at enhancing the employability skills of engineers would provide practical exposure on latest mobile technology to the students.

The course covered areas such as radio wave propagation; unique features of CDMA; Global System of Mobile (GSM) architecture; bandwith used in GSM; various interfaces involved in switching network and the signalling messages; mobility call processing; CDMA overview; power control and call processing in CDMA and the functions of CDMA equipment.

The Vice-Chancellor of Anna University - Tiruchi, V. Ramachandran, underlined the application of mobile technology in various fields including remote operation of household appliances. Dr. Ramachandran suggested that the BSNL provided a full-fledged laboratory-like infrastructure at all the four units of the Anna University in the State.

He appealed to the Principals and Correspondents of various engineering colleges of the Tiruchi region to take maximum advantage of the course in the larger interest of their students.

The Principal General Manager, BSNL, Tiruchi, A. Balraj, said the organisation in Tiruchi was well-equipped for extending the practical sessions for the certificate course, he said.

S. Selvam, Director, CUIC, Anna University, Chennai, and M.A. Maluk Mohamed, Principal of M.A.M. College of Engineering, spoke.

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