M.Tech. in Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE)


General Requirements

  1. A student may be enrolled in “M.Tech. (ECE) with specialization in <area>” or “M.Tech. (ECE)”. Specialization areas are as notified/ announced.
  2. A student enrolled in a specialization can move to M.Tech. (ECE) at any point by informing suitably. A student can move from M.Tech. (ECE) to a specialization only if permitted by the PG Committee.
  3. M.Tech. (ECE) may be done with a thesis, or without a thesis but with a scholarly paper. In both options, students have to do certain amount of coursework. In addition, students doing M.Tech. with thesis will have to do a thesis. Students in scholarly paper option will do instead of a thesis a scholarly paper, and will have to do additional courses.
  4. A student doing M.Tech. with scholarly paper has multiple options for completing the scholarly paper requirement: a regular scholarly paper, industrial project and capstone project.
  5. The overall credit requirement for the M.Tech. is 48 credits. Requirements for thesis and scholarly paper options are as follows:
    1. M.Tech. with thesis: 32 credits of coursework + 16 credits of thesis. At most 4 credits may be earned by doing 300 and 400 level courses.
    2. M.Tech. without thesis: 40 or 44 credits of coursework + 8 or 4 credits for a scholarly paper. At most 8 credits may be earned through doing 300 and 400 level courses.
  6. For the thesis or the scholarly paper credits, though the student has to register, he/ she need not be physically present and can do the work while being outside the Institute.
  7. A student admitted to the M.Tech. program will give his/ her choice regarding whether he/ she wants to pursue the thesis or without thesis option. However, this choice can be changed at any time during the program by suitably informing the PG Committee. Credits earned for scholarly paper or thesis may be counted towards thesis or scholarly paper respectively, if approved by the PGC.
  8. Each M.Tech. (ECE) student has to satisfy the core course requirement. For a specialization, this requirement is satisfied by completing all the core courses for that specialization. For M.Tech. (ECE) without specialization, this can be satisfied by completing 12 credits from the core courses of any of the specializations.
  9. All other courses are electives. In electives, at most 4 credits of “Independent Study” and 4 credits of “Minor Project” can be taken.
  10. Online course may be permitted to register as Independent study/ minor project with permission of PGC.

Requirements for Specialization

  1. For “M.Tech. in ECE with specialization in < area>” the student must:
    1. Complete the core courses of the specialization area.
    2. Complete at least 20 credits of courses in the chosen specialization area, including the core courses (i.e. at least 8 credits more in the area)
    3. Do his/ her thesis/ scholarly paper in that specialization area. The advisor will certify this fact.
  2. Core courses for the specialization “Communication and Signal Processing” are:
    1. Probability Theory and Random Processes,
    2. Principles of Digital Communication System,
    3. Statistical Signal Processing
  3. Core courses for the specialization “VLSI and Embedded Systems” are:
    1. Digital VLSI Design,
    2. Analog CMOS Design
    3. Advance Embedded Logic Design
  4. The lists of elective courses for each specialization will be specified separately.