Prospective Faculty

Faculty Recruitment:

IISc has an open call for applications for faculty recruitment. Applications from individuals with excellent academic and research track records are invited throughout the year. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in their research area, an outstanding publication record and preferably 2-3 years of postdoctoral research/industrial experience (though ECE will consider exceptional applicants with fewer years of postdoctoral experience). They should be able to pursue an independent programme of original research and teaching at the post-graduate level.

Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates from under-represented categories are especially encouraged to apply.

The application material is scrutinised by a faculty search committee consisting of ECE faculty members, and references may be sought from experts. Prospective faculty members may be invited by the department to spend a couple of days at the department. During the visit, the candidate gives a talk about his/her research and also interacts with members of the faculty. If the faculty members decide that the candidate will be a valuable addition to the department, then the department makes a recommendation to the Director through the Dean of the Division of Electrical, Electronics and Computer Sciences. The entire process normally requires two to three months.  The Director sets up a selection committee on a suitable date. At least two experts from outside the Institute are invited to participate in the selection committee proceedings.

The areas of specialisation include (but are not limited to) the following:
5G and beyond Wireless Systems

Broadband wireless access, low-power, wide-area networks for IoT, ultra-high-reliability and low-latency networks, 5G test beds, IoT systems networking, machine learning and artificial intelligence for communication networking; coding for communication and storage.

Information And Decision Systems

Algorithmic statistics, decentralised, distributed, and/or communication aspects of optimisation, learning and control at scale, inverse problems and high-dimensional statistics, network information theory, quantum information theory, information theory of learning, machine learning, data science and artificial intelligence.

Cyber-Physical and Cyber-Social System of Systems

Networked autonomous robotic systems including driverless cars, drones, robots; smart cities and artificial intelligence for social good, socio-technical and cyber-social system of systems; large-scale sensing, IoT networking, middleware platforms; biological and social networks.


Communication security, data security, computer and network security, block chain, digital transactions, digital currency, machine learning for security, cloud and distributed storage security, coding approaches to security, security of cyber-physical systems, post-quantum cryptography.

Photonics and Quantum Technologies

Photonic integrated circuits, applications to WDM networks, microwave photonics, micro-opto-electro-mechanical systems and sensors;solid state devices, quantum electronics, light-matter interactions and optoelectronics; nonlinear and quantum effects; quantum communication and quantum computing, including quantum information, coding, key distribution, sources and detectors, free-space, fibre-optic, and on-chip quantum systems.

Mm-WAVE and THz RF Systems

Wave-material interactions at high frequencies; III-V technologies for RF chipsets, radio design for Mm-wave and THz bands, mixed-signal design; beyond 3 THz nonlaser wireless optics; antennas, radar applications; computational electromagnetics

Signal Processing

Biomedical signal processing, signal processing related to the brain and bioinformatics; signal processing for body area networks; for imaging, video, multimedia, augmented and virtual reality; for radar, sonar, geophysics, satellite imaging, satellite communication and other communication applications; signal processing related to large-scale and wide-spread sensing, to sensing for intelligent decision making, and mobility systems; DSP systems and architectures.

Candidates must follow the instructions on this website, fill out an online application form and upload supporting documents on the application portal.  They will be required to upload their Curriculum Vitae with a list of all publications, copies of up to 5 selected publications, a well-thought-through Research Plan (including any cost for laboratory preparation), and a Teaching Plan.

We welcome applications from Indian citizens, Overseas Citizens of India (OCI), and foreign nationals.

Useful Links

More information and copy of the Institute-wide advertisement 

Rolling Advertisement 2022

Frequently Asked Questions  || Why IISc?


Special Recruitment Drives 2022 (SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PWD candidates)  ||  Women Candidates 

Young Researchers Meetings

Faculty Exchange:

IISc has a very active program of faculty exchange. Each year, faculty members and researchers from all over the world visit the campus for various lengths of time. Normally such visits are initiated by direct contact between the host in IISc and the visitor. Visiting Scientist and Visiting Professor appointments are also available.

Please write to :

Prof. Neelesh B. Mehta
Chairperson, Department of Electrical Communication Engineering
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore 560 012
Ph: +91 080-2293-2853