M.Tech (Communication & Networks)

The Master of Technology programmes are two-year course-based programmes. Students take about 12 courses from within and outside the department, according to the programme requirements. The courses offered are of high standard, many include advanced topics and topics based on recent research. The brochure (PDF Doc) is available at: click here.

A new feature of the programme is that it gives the students the option to graduate with one of 4 “Minors”:

(i) Minor in Integrated Circuits & Systems,

(ii) Minor in Photonics,

(iii) Minor in Radio-Frequency Systems

(iv) Minor in Signal Processing

The selection of a Minor is not however, mandatory. A student qualifies for a Minor if he/she takes at least 3 courses belonging to a basket of courses specific to each area. The selection of a minor takes place during the course of the programme by the student in consultation his Faculty Advisor. It is understood that the default Major of all students enrolled in the programme is Communication & Networks. A student who does not opt for a Minor, can either choose to specialize further in the Major by taking 3 additional courses in the area of Communication & Networks or else choosing amongst the many electives available (in consultation with the student’s Faculty Advisor)

The M.Tech project forms a major part of the course. Students work on their project with the guidance of a  faculty advisor for over a year.

Students are required to complete a minimum of 64 credits for M.Tech (Communication & Networks) based on the following structure.

Core Courses: 12 credits (All courses are compulsory.)

E2 202            3:0         Random Processes
E1 244            3:0         Detection and Estimation Theory
E2 211            3:0         Digital Communication
E2 221            3:0         Communication Networks

Soft Core: Minimum of 12 credits comprising at least 6 credits each from Pool A and Pool B as given below.

Pool A

E2 203            3:0         Wireless Communication
E1 251            3:0         Linear and Nonlinear Optimization
E2 201            3:0         Information Theory
E2 204            3:0         Stochastic Processes and Queueing Theory
MA 251           3:0         Numerical Methods

Pool B

E0 262            3:0         Multemedia Information Systems
E2 205            3:0         Error Control Codes
E2 223            3:0         Communication Protocols
E2 241            3:0         Wireless Networks
E2 242            3:0         CDMA & Multiuser Detection
E7 221            2:1         Fibre-Optic Communication
E7 231            3:0         Fibre-Optic Networks
E8 242            3:1         Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits and Systems
E9 201            3:0         Digital Signal Processing
E9 211            3:0         Adaptive Signal Processing
E9 221            3:0         Digital Signal Compression
E9 271            3:0         Space-Time Signal Processing and Coding

Project: 28 credits

Electives: The balance of credits to make up the minimum of 64 credits.