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M.Tech. (EC)

M.Tech. in Electronics and Communication (EC) with Specialization in Wireless Communications and Signal Processing – in collaboration with C. R. Rao Advanced Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (C. R. Rao AIMSCS), Hyderabad

M-Tech-ECE-inner Master of Technology in Electronics and Communication (EC) with Specialization in Wireless Communications and Signal Processing (WC-SP) is a full-time twoyear (four semesters) program. The MTech EC WC-SP program is jointly offered by DA-IICT and CR Rao AIMSCS. The program has been specially designed to meet the increasing need for the professionals who would be able to respond to the advancement in the wireless communication systems and applications of signal processing algorithms.

This program is designed with following objectives:

  • To educate and train the students who can contribute to advanced wireless communication systems (including 5G and future next generation wireless systems), the advanced signal processing technologies and the confluence of these two.
  • To develop research projects on communication systems and signal processing in collaboration with the industry and R&D organizations.
  • To apply signal processing techniques in wireless communication systems.

    Apart from the courses, students undertake two projects (Minor Project I and Major Project 1) starting their second semester. The students have an option to either graduate in the MTech thesis track – wherein they continue the Major Project I into Major Project II in the fourth semester, or they can opt to join an industry/research internship in the fourth semester and graduate in a non-thesis track.

    On successful completion of the program, the students will be able to acquire essential technical and practical knowledge for solving real-world problems in the WC and SP domains using modern technologies and tools, and will have the ability to demonstrate excellent analytical and logical problem-solving skills.

    The curriculum mandates a total of 60 credits, 35 earned through coursework and 25 credits earned through the minor and the major projects and/or internship. Out of the 35 required coursework credits, 13 credits are allocated to compulsory (core) courses, and 22 credits are allocated to electives.

Program Educational Objectives

  • Provide students with a strong foundation of core principles in specialized areas of Wireless Communication and Signal Processing.
  • Provide students adequate knowledge and hands-on experience in a specialization selected by the students.
  • Prepare students to solve and analyze real-world problems using modern tools and research inputs.
  • Prepare students for research and development in industry and organization and motivate them for higher studies.
  • Prepare students for their contributions in research and development by pursuing higher studies in the field of engineering, science, business, or administration.
  • Prepare students with the necessary theoretical background and technical skills to work professionally as software engineer, system analyst, research scientist, entrepreneur, software developer, and teaching professionals.

Program Outcomes

After successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Essential technical and practical knowledge for solving real-world problems in the field of EC, WC and SP domain.
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent programming, analytical, logical and problem solving skills that would bridge digital divide between urban and rural developments.
  • Ability to use modern engineering tools and technologies necessary for engineering practice in industry and R&D organizations.
  • Ability to acquire social and ethical attributes that enable them in applying their skills for societal needs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written.

The program brochure is available here

Semester-wise Program Structure

Semester I
Courses Total Credits:
General Elective-I 15
General Elective-II
Program Core-I
Program Core-II
Specialization Core-I
  • TWO general elective courses of 6 credits. One course is to be taken from a basket of designated mathematics courses. The other course is to be taken from a basket of designated technical elective ECE courses. These baskets may include upper level undergraduate courses or refresher courses.
  • TWO program core courses of 5 credits. These courses are common to students of all specializations. The courses are:
    • Communication Skills and Technical Writing (2 credits)
    • Programming Lab (3 credits)
  • ONE specialization core course of 4 credits.
Semester II
Courses Total Credits:
Specialization Core-II 15
Specialization Elective-I
Specialization Elective-II
Minor Project-I
  • ONE specialization core course of 4 credits
  • TWO specialization elective courses of 8 credits
  • ONE minor project of 3 credits. The minor project is a supervised project under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
Summer
Courses Total Credits:
Major Project-I 4
  • Major Project I (0-0-8-4). The major project I is a supervised project under the guidance of a faculty mentor. During the summer, the student undertakes preliminary work leading to the problem definition/formulation. The faculty mentors for minor project and major project I may be same or different.
Semester - III
Courses Total Credits:
Specialization Elective-III 14
Specialization Elective-IV
Major Project-I
  • TWO specialization electives of 8 credits
  • Continuation of major project I- Summer(0-0-12-6)
Semester IV
Courses Total Credits:
Major Project-II
OR
Industrial Training Project
12
  • Major project II OR Industrial Training Project In this semester, a student can choose to do major project II on campus or undertake an internship in industry. If the student undertakes major project II, it must be a continuation of Major project I.

Note: Upon successful completion of major project II, student is awarded a thesis certificate.

Total course credits: 35
Total project credits: 25

The curriculum mandates a total of 60 credits, 35 earned through coursework and 25 credits earned through the minor and the major projects and/or internship. Out of the 35 required coursework credits, 13 credits are allocated to compulsory (core) courses, and 22 credits are allocated to electives.

The distribution of courses for M.Tech. (EC) degree is as under:

Subject Area Number of Credits
Program Core courses 5
Specialization Core courses 8
Specialization Elective courses 16
General Elective courses 6
Minor/Major Project 25
Total Credits: 60

Note: Each student joining the program will be assigned a faculty advisor who will provide general academic guidance and support to the student.

Detailed Program Structure

Admission Process

Details on the application process, admission criteria, fee structure and financial assistance can be found here

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