Prospective Students

Thank you for your interest to explore admission to the Department.  Please see our Academics page to know about various programmes offered by the Department.  Admission to these programs are handled through a centralised admission portal in the Institute.  Please see these pages for the Admission brochure and for submitting your application.

Kindly note that the erstwhile M.Tech. (CN) program has been changed to M.Tech. (ECE).  Kindly visit the page for an FAQ on this program.  This new curriculum will be followed for August 2021 admissions onwards.  Please visit pages on Ph.D., M.Tech. (Research) or M.Tech. (ECE) for frequently asked questions about these programs. Please write to office.ece @ iisc.ac.in if you have any other questions.  IISc has launched an online MTech program on ECE in 2021. 

Browse through the Academics and Research sections of this website to know about the degree programmes offered and the research carried out in the department.  The admission process (for all our programs) typically starts in February each year. Mid-year admissions for PhD program starts in October/November. Please see the IISc's admissions website. You may need to qualify in appropriate examinations (for example GATE) to be eligible for admissions; make sure you follow the timeline for these examinations.

 The following information is for candidates appearing for online interviews during November 22-23 for research admission (January 2022).


[RECENT UPDATES] 

[20-11-2021]   We have sent an email to all candidates who have filled their details using the form below.  Please see the bottom of this page for the alloted interview slot for your application number.  Kindly note that we do not have any opening for PhD positions in the following areas: RF, Microwaves, micro/nanoelectronics, VLSI circuits, photonics, optics during this cycle.   In order to save the time for everyone, those keen on doing research on these areas are encouraged report to the commitee about their interest and apply again for the August 2022 admission. 

[11-11-2021]  The Department has sent an email to all shortlisted candidates asking for additional information using a form.  If you are have received a call letter from the Admissions Unit indicating the time slot for the interview in the ECE Department, but did not receive this email from Chair, please contact office.ece for a copy of this letter with preliminary information about the interview process and a list of Research Areas with openings.  Kindly note that MTech (Res) admission is not offered during this cycle.

[11.11.2021] Congratulations to all students who have been invited for Research Interviews by the Admissions Unit of the Institute.  The Admission unit publishes cutoff scores of GATE qualified students invited for interviews.  ME/MTech qualified students have been shortlisted based on their cumulative performance, starting from their 10th standard onwards.  


Shortlisted students would have received a letter from our admissions office inviting them to an interview during November 22-23 2021 for January 2022 admission to our research programme.  The Department will contact students on the day of their interview to inform them about the next steps. Please visit pages on Ph.D., M.Tech. (Research) or M.Tech. (ECE) for frequently asked questions about these programs. Please write to office.ece @ iisc.ac.in if you have any other questions.

This page is to inform you about the interview procedure in our department, so that you can prepare well for it.  In addition, you will soon receive an mail from the department asking you to fill an online form including proposed research areas based on your interests.   All candidates, across all research areas, will be examined on their analytical ability in two of the following areas of basic mathematics:

  • Calculus and Differential Equations
  • Matrix Analysis and Linear Algebra
  • Fourier, Laplace, and z-Transforms
  • Probability Theory and Random Processes
  • Discrete Mathematics (combinatorics, graphs).

You will be asked to indicate in a google form (to be shared later), two of the above areas on which you will be tested.

In the online (video based home) interview, you may be first asked questions on the chosen mathematics topics. The problems posed will not involve lengthy calculations, but will test the basics, and the ability to think “on one’s feet”. You may also be asked questions in the proposed area of research or any related area. These questions will be from topics of undergraduate study and topics of post-graduate study (if applicable). The nature of the questions will be to explore the student’s clarity of thought and depth of understanding of the topics, rather than descriptive system level knowledge.

Some highlights of the online video-interview procedure:

  • The online video-interview will be conducted using Google Meet/Microsoft Teams. Those filling the google form will receive a confirmation email about the scheduled session/day of your interview. 
  • You will receive an email with the Google Meet invite, just before your interview time within this scheduled session. Relevant certificates will be verified and further instructions for joining the technical interview will be given at this meeting.  If you do not receive this invite within 2 hours from the start time of the session allotted to you, please contact Department Office at 08022932276/ 08022932278.
  • As indicated in the invitation letter you received for this interview, please keep a signed copy of the Declaration Form.   Also keep your degree certificates, proof of date of birth (10th class, or passport or Aadhar etc), and caste certificate (only if relevant) available for verification.
  • Once you join the online interview meeting, there will be an initial verification by the interview committee, followed by the technical part of the interview.
  • You are advised to choose a well-lit space and keep your laptop/tablet/mobile phone in a stable position so that the interview committee can see you well.
  • Keep enough blank white papers and a black/blue pen to write your answers and show it in front of your camera for the committee to see.

IMPORTANT [Research Interviews November 2021]

At the time of your interview within a session, a member of the committee will send you an email to join using a link. You must check your email frequenctly and join as early as possible. You may be able to click on the received link to join. If you are using a phone please install Microsoft Teams and Google meet applications. If you are using a laptop, you may be able to join without installing these applications. Kindly note that we will NOT be sending the link earlier.

Please make sure you have a good internet connection during the interview. In case this fails during the interview, the committee or someone else would try to contact you on phone or email. If you are unable to get back on the interview call within a reasonable time, please send a mail to a member of the interview panel (who would have shared you the link to join) and/or  office.ece@iisc.ac.in. We will try to schedule your interview at the earliest possibility.

The session in which your interview will be conducted is available below. This should be the same as what is mentioned in your interview call letter from the Admissions Unit unless you requested for a change. Further, the serial order in which you will be called within the session is also published below. Each session may typically last for 4-5 hours from the time indicated in the call letter. For example, Monday FN session (9AM) may go on from 9AM to 2PM and Monday Afternoon session (2PM) may be go on from 2PM to 7PM, or until your technical interview is completed, whichever is earlier. Typically a candidate’s interview will last anywhere between 10-30 minutes. Please be aware that if the committee can not reach a candidate (or if the candidate does not join) within a reasonable time, they may move over to the next one.

Day 1 November 22, 2021

 
 

Application Number (Morning Session)

 
     Application Number (Afternoon Session)

Sequence

Committee 1

Committee 2

Committee 3

Committee 1

Committee 2

Committee 3

1

21113175

2115384

21113080

 

21113230

21113234

21113557

2

21114002

21113287

21113596

 

21113582

21113788

21113793

3

21114587

21114201

21114540

 

21113821

21113925

21113930

4

21114655

21114610

21114621

 

21114075

21114267

21114278

5

21115203

21114800

21115109

 

21114324

21114444

21114544

6

21115554

21115261

21115457

 

21114611

21114620

21114826

7

21115655

21115725

21115802

 

21115038

21115289

21115654

8

   

21113569

 

21115703

   
Day 2 November 23, 2021

1

21113151

21113849

21114316

 

21113597

21113214

21113324

2

21114342

21114625

21114632

 

21114118

21113957

21114061

3

21114761

21114807

21114811

 

21114687

21114134

21114348

4

21114980

21115151

21115184

 

21115143

21114909

21114913

5

21115217

21115234

21115274

 

21115465

21115356

21115462

6

21115291

21115307

21115317

 

21115666

21115490

21115500

7

21115348

21115543

21115773

 

21116091

21115886

21115930

8

21115843

21115849

21115974

       

9

21116032

           

This list is prepared based on inputs received till Friday 19th Nov 2021.  If you filled the form later your application number may not appear here.  But you will be contacted for the interview.

If a committee is unable to complete your interview within the session, they may contact you for rescheduling this to Wednesday 24th November at a convenient time.  However, requests from candidates to reschedule their interviews will not be entertained.  

Kindly note that we do not have any opening for PhD positions in the following areas: RF, Microwaves, micro/nanoelectronics, VLSI circuits, photonics, optics during this cycle.   In order to save the time for everyone, those keen on doing research on these areas are encouraged report to the commitee about their interest and apply again for the August 2022 admission. 

At the end of the interview, you will be given a link to submit acknowledgement of the interview. You may submit copies of the following documents using the same link:

    1. A valid ID card (any one of the following with your photo: Aadhar, Driving License, passport)
    2. Valid Category Certificate where relevant (only for SC/ST/OBC/EWS)
    3. Bachelors Degree/Provisional Certificate if available (consolidated marks)
    4. Valid National Qualifying exam Score card /Certificate and mark (eg GATE, CSIR JRF, INSPIRE etc ) if relevant
    5. Masters Degree/Provisional Certificate if available (consolidated/latest marks)

Please ensure that these files are of moderate resolution to be able to read relevant details. Please check the clarity of these pages and keep these ready on the day of your interview.  Kindly note that submission of the above files using the acknowledgement link is absolutely required to complete your interview process in ECE Department. If the link shared by the committee did not work for some reason, please contact  office.ece@iisc.ac.in for this link within 24 hours of your interview.

After the interview, candidates have the option to change the priority order of the departments that they had indicated in their application form.  Instructions for this is available in your call letter from teh Admissions Unit.

All the best!!!