Prospective Students

Department of Electrical Communication Engineering

Thank you for your interest to explore admission to the Department.

  • Eligibility and Information about admission to various ECE Programs
  • To apply for MTech and PhD programs through the regular admissions portal of IISc

Please see the above 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 is 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 @ 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 applying for admissions in August 2022 



[07.06.2022] We are happy to announce the list of candidates recommended by the department for PhD and M.Tech.(Res) admissions.  Kindly note that this is a provisional list and the final selection list will be announced by the IISc Admissions Unit in 1-2 weeks. We may operate a wait list with additional candidates in due course.  Congratulations to all selected candidates.  We look forward to welcoming you to the department in August 2022.

[22.05.2022]  Welcome to all candidates visiting for the interviews. If you are visiting, please do fill the form at the earliest.  (No need to fill this again, if you have already done earlier.  Link available in the emails from the Chair.)

ECE dept, is on the road straight (around 1km) from our main gate located above CNR Rao/ BHEL circle.  Visitors may have to enter details at the gate, but your vehicle will be allowed to go inside the campus.  Here is our google map location.    Unfortunately, we will not be able to help you with accommodation.  Kindly make your own arrangements if you must stay overnight in Bangalore.

[15.05.2022] We have sent an email to all candidates asking them to fill an online form if they are attending interviews.  Kindly cooperate to help us plan the interviews better.

[04.05.2022] A Recording of the interaction meeting held on April 29th is available online.   Kindly be informed that we will circulate a form with all applicants by 15th of May 2022, to compile information on their areas of interest.  All candidates are reminded to familiarize themselves on research groups with Openings.

[24.04.2022] The Chair of the department has sent a mail to all applicants recommended for in person interviews during 23-27 May 2022.   They will soon receive an official invite with the schedule of their interviews.  Kindly note that open research positions are available only in certain research groups.  Please see List of Positions available here before they plan journey.   A link to join an online interaction meeting is also included in the email from the Chair.


[23.05.2022]  Admission offers sent to the following candidates under COAP Round 1

M.Tech. ECE

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M.Tech. SP

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[12.04.2022] Thanks to all attendees of online get-to-know-us sessions for ECE (April 11) and SP (April 12) programs.

Please report to the department staff as per the schedule given in your interview call letter.  If you happen to have an ECE interview followed by an SP interview later in the week, you may make a special request to conduct the latter alongside the ECE interview.  However, all interviews for ECE programs must be completed by 20th April.   There will be no written test for ECE or SP programs this year.

Due to uncertainties related to attendance of invited candidates, we will not be assigning specific slots for each student.  However, several committees will be conducting interviews in parallel to finish your interview within the session.  If your interview is scheduled at 9 AM, we will be able to complete your interview latest by 1PM.  Similarly  if your interview is scheduled at 2 PM, we will be able to complete your interview latest by 6 PM.  Please request the department staff/ volunteer when you report here, if you must leave earlier to catch a train/bus/flight.

We look forward to your coming here for in-person interviews during the next week.  This will give you a great opportunity to visit this beautiful campus.

Kindly note that you will be included in the rank list for these programs only if you attend the interviews.

[03.04.2022] The department congratulates all candidates who have received the invitation for personal interviews during 18-22, April 2022.  If you have been invited for interviews for our Electronics & Communication Engineering (ELC) or Signal Processing (SP) programs, please note that ECE department will be scheduling online information sessions before the interview.  You will be informed by April 8 with the link to join for this session.  You may contact if you have any important questions.  Please visit this page for updates on the interview process.

Tests and Interviews for Microelectronics & VLSI Design will be coordinated by the Department of Electronics Systems & Engineering.  Kindly visit their webpages for updates.

Kindly await information on Research (PhD and MTech (Research programs) interviews.  These are scheduled during 23-27 of MAY 2022.

[10-03-2022] Please apply through the admissions portal of IISc. For various deadlines for 2022 August admissions, please visit the Deadlines page.


Information about Research Admission Interviews 2022

[April 13 2022] Shortlisted candidates will soon receive a letter from IISc admissions unit inviting them to an interview during May 23-27 2022 for our August 2022 admissions

The Department will send an email to these candidates inviting them to participate in an online information session. You will get an idea of vacancies in different groups and tips to prepare for the interview at this session.  Please book your travel to attend research interviews only after attending this. 

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 @ if you have any other questions.

Before the interview you will be asked to fill a form to idenify your preferred research area(s).  Kindly note that some research groups may not be admitting any student this year due to various constraints.  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).

In addition you will be asked fundamentals related to your selected research topic. Rather than reproducing answers from your memory you are expected to justify your answers with appropriate reason/logic.   

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!!!