M.Tech. (ECE)

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.

M.Tech. Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE) is a flagship graduate program offered by the ECE department of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, which is the highest ranked institute in the country and an Institute of Eminence. It is a two-year course-based programme that consists of two parts.  

The first part consists of coursework that provides a solid foundational training on topics such as Digital Communications and a host of optional topics such as Communications and Networking, Information and Coding Theory, Microelectronics Devices and Circuits, Microwave antennas and RF circuits, Optical Communications, and Signal Processing. The courses offered are of a high international standard. Many courses cover advanced, cutting-edge topics. Altogether, the students take about 12 courses from within and outside the department. In addition to the main project and the laboratory course, several elective courses include modern application-oriented mini-projects that offer students ample opportunities for hands-on skills development. The second part is a one-year project in which the student works under the guidance of a faculty advisor. The student is expected to dives deeply into and contribute to a chosen cutting-edge topic. In addition to learning from top-notch faculty members, students have access to state-of-the-art experimental facilities.

The M.Tech. program has been revised recently to better train the students. It ensures that the students are exposed to the different disciplines within ECE and prepares them better for a career of their choice in the industry or academia. In addition, the program offers an opportunity to learn new skills such as AI/ML, Data Structures, Signal Processing, VLSI Circuits, Antennas, etc., which are valued by the industry. A new Communications Laboratory course has been introduced to expose students to several aspects of modern communication systems. A new feature of the programme is the flexibility it offers to the student to choose courses of their interest and pursue their own dreams.

In terms of career development, the students have a variety of options to choose from. This includes in the thriving high-tech industry in Bangalore to pursuing a Ph.D. in the top universities in India and abroad. Alumni of the MTech programs of the ECE department have reached high positions in the industry and academia within India and abroad. There are also opportunities for internship and placement opportunities through OCCAP. Industry-funded fellowships are also available to some of the students selected for this program. In addition, opportunities are available for student entrepreneurship.

The course requirements in the program include three compulsory core courses and at least one course from each of the three broad baskets of courses listed below. The coursework enables to the students to specialize in Communication, Networks, High Frequency Circuits & Systems, and Signal and Information Sciences. Students are required to complete a minimum of 64 credits based on the following structure.

Compulsory/Core Courses: 12 credits

  • Random Processes
  • Digital Communication
  • Communication Laboratory

In addition, students are required to take at least one course each from the following three Stream Pools.

Stream Pool A:

Communication & Networks

Stream Pool B:

Signal & Information Sciences

Stream Pool C:

High Frequency Circuits & Systems

Information Theory

Error-Correcting Codes

Communication Networks

Communication Systems Design

Wireless Communication

Stochastic Processes and Queuing Theory

Wireless Networks

Multiuser Detection

 

Online Prediction and Learning

Matrix Theory

Digital Image Processing

Adaptive Signal Processing

Estimation and Detection Theory

Foundations of Machine Learning

Compressive Sensing and Sparse Signal Processing

MIMO Signal Processing

Data Analytics

 

Analog VLSI Circuits

Foundations of Nano-electronic Devices

Fiber-optic Communication

Integrated Circuits for Wireless Communication

Photonics Integrated Circuits

Antenna Theory and Practice

Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits and Systems

CAD for High-Speed Circuits

 

Project: 28 credits

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

This program replaces the previously offered program on M.Tech. (Communication and Networks) 


M.Tech Communication and Networks (CN) 

M.Tech Communication and Networks is a flagship graduate program offered by the ECE department till 2020 admissions. It consists of two parts: a solid foundational training consisting of course-work on topics such as Communications and Networking, Information and Coding Theory, Microelectronics, Microwaves, Photonics, Signal Processing, Optical Communication, and Wireless Communication; followed by a one-year research-oriented project. Students also have access to state-of-the-art experimental facilities. M.Tech projects often lead to peer-reviewed publications in premier conferences/journals..

The well-trained M.Tech(CN) students have a variety of options to choose from, starting from jobs in the high-tech industry (Broadcom, Imagination Technologies, Ittiam, Samsung, Seagate, Siemens, Texas Instruments, Qualcomm, DRDO, ISRO etc.) to pursuing a PhD followed by an academic career in the top universities in India and abroad. There are also opportunities for internship and placement opportunities through OCCAP.

A new feature of the programme is that it gives the students the option to graduate with one of 5 “Minors”:

(i) Minor in Artificial Intelligence

(ii) Minor in Integrated Circuits & Systems

(iii) Minor in Photonics

(iv) Minor in Radio-Frequency Systems

(V) Minor in Signal Processing

The selection of a Minor is not mandatory. The selection of a minor takes place during the course of the programme by the student in consultation with his or her 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:

(a) Students are required to take a total of 3 courses from the two pools, Pool A and B below.
(b) At least 2 of these courses must be from Pool A.

Pool A

E2 205             3:0          Error-Correcting Codes
E2 223             3:0          Communication Protocols
E2 201             3:0          Information Theory
E2 203             3:0          Wireless Communication
E2 242             3:0          CDMA & Multiuser Detection
E8 203             3:0          RF & Optical Engineering(proposed new course)
E2 204             3:0          Stochastic Processes and Queueing Theory
E2 241             3:0           Wireless Networks

 

Pool B

E1 251            3:0         Linear and Nonlinear Optimization
E2 212            3:0         Matrix Theory
E9 201            3:0         Digital Signal Processing
E1 254            3:1         Game Theory
E9 211            3:0         Adaptive Signal Processing
E9 221            3:0         Signal Quantization and Compression
E9 202            3:0         Advanced Digital Signal Processing:Non-linear Filters


Project: 28 credits

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

For details of admissions: click here.

Stream Pool C: High Frequency Circuits & Systems