Master of Science in Electronics and Communication Engineering by Research

About the Program:

The Master of Science programme in Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) is a research-based programme that imparts the knowledge, skills and attitude to contribute to world class research in the area of ECE. The research can be in any of the broad areas in ECE. The core strength of the institute is currently in the following core areas: signal/speech /image processing, VLSI and embedded systems, robotics, and communications. The thesis work requires understanding the state of art in an area, analysis and refinement of ideas with sufficient mathematical rigour and validation. The research is expected to be of sufficient quality to be publishable in leading international conference and journals pertaining to an area of research.

This programme has a limited amount of course work that can be completed in one year. The course work is aimed at providing a student with sufficient breadth and to carry out research. The main emphasis is on the research work leading to a thesis. Typically students decide on their research area and faculty advisor within the first year while doing course work. Thereafter, the steps involved are: finishing course work (to build research background and breadth), conducting research to develop a thesis and thesis defense.

Course duration:

Flexible (Minimum: 3 semesters minimum; Maximum: 6 semesters for regular and 8 semesters for part-time). Typical duration varies between 2-3 years.


B.E/B.Tech/M.E/M Tech all branches, M.Sc, MCA, MA (Maths). 


Breadth/Depth Requirements: A student should demonstrate the knowledge of the basic courses in at least 4 stream areas and must take an advanced course in a minimum of 3 stream areas. Typically, a student takes 3 elective courses in each of the first two semesters, and thereafter is expected to focus on thesis work.

Sample elective courses typically offered in the institute include:

  1. Analog IC Design
  2. Digital VLSI Design
  3. Photonics
  4. Flexible Electronics
  5. Principles of Semiconductor Devices
  6. Design for Testability
  7. CMOS RFIC Design
  8. Wireless Communications
  9. Radar Systems
  10. Intro to Coding Theory
  11. Topics in Coding Theory
  12. Signal Detection and Estimation Theory
  13. Digital Image Processing
  14. Speech Signal Processing
  15. Medical Image Analysis
  16. Time Frequency Analysis
  17. Mobile Robotics
  18. Dynamics and Control
  19. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Design
  20. Robotics: Planning and Navigation


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Research Centers:

The list of prominent research centers associated with ECE include:

1.      Center for VLSI and Embedded Systems (

2.      Signal Processing and Communications Research Center (

3.      Robotics Research Center (

4.      Center for Visual Information Technology (

5.      Computer Systems Group (    

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