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.

M.Tech Communication and Networks is a flagship graduate program offered by the ECE department. 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 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 mandatory. however, 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.

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