Any individual above the age of 12 can became a ham radio operator in India after qualifying in Amateur Station Operators Certificate examination conducted by “The Officer-In-Charge”, WPC, Wireless Planning Commission, Government of India, Department of Telecommunication under Ministry of Communication through monitoring station which have their office in various states / cities in India.
These days it has become very to take HAM Radio exam. It takes just a week to train oneself to become eligible for the examination. Also here are many clubs stations in India which keep preparing for the ham radio license test and keep conducing these exams from time to time.
Amateur radio or ham radio is practiced by more than 16,000 licensed users in India. The first amateur radio operator was licensed in 1921, and by the mid-1930s, there were around 20 amateur radio operators in India. Amateur radio operators played an important part in the Indian independence movement