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M.Tech in Communication Systems

MTech – Communication Systems

The M. Tech Programme in Communication Systems (CS) was started in the year 2006 with an intake of 18 students. M.Tech in Communication Systems (CS) is a full time programme with well-established infrastructure and State of the art laboratory facilities. Student Teacher ratio of 15:1 is being maintained consistently from the year of establishment. Students are facilitated and encouraged to work on interdisciplinary R&D, consultancy and entrepreneurial activities. Students get hands-on experience with modern engineering tools relevant to their courses.

The M.Tech programme in Communication Systems (CS) is designed with latest and state-of-the art curriculum focusing on inter-disciplinary research areas. The core courses and elective courses are on par with industry requirements. The programme curriculum is designed based on the valuable feedbacks from the all stake-holders by a well experienced, strong BOS team comprising of Faculty, Industry representatives, Alumni and graduating students. The all-round development of students leading to holistic development is ensured by providing them the opportunities to involve in co-curricular activities via seminars, workshops, paper presentations in journals/conferences, hackathons, competitions and extra-curricular activities via techno-cultural fests, sports, and other clubs.

The PG programme in Communication Systems (CS) is spread over four semesters. The programme curriculum for 2018 scheme has total credits of 94. The programme is designed as per Outcome Based Education (OBE) and in alignment to the Program Outcomes (POs). The employability, innovation and research in curriculum are ensured by the involvement of industry professionals at various stages in the curriculum design process. The mandatory project components (industry or in-house), internship and industrial visits synergizes curriculum with industry practices and needs. The curriculum design and development is done to ensure continuous improvement, adequacy and effectiveness in satisfying the academic/industry requirements in accordance with Vision, Mission and quality policy of the department and in line with that of the Institute. The M.Tech programme in Communication Systems (CS) ensures the students the privilege of pursuing internship in leading multi-national companies. The department alumni are employed in various Public, Private and Educational sectors with very attractive packages. Maximum salary offered by industries varies from 8.0 to 9.5 Lakhs per annum.

The Research and Development center was established in 2004 with affiliation to VTU. The department is involved in a wide range of application oriented research supported by grants received from DRDO, ISRO, DST and Industry for varied topics such as underwater communication, high performance compact antennas and image processing. At present the department has 45 PhD – Research students creating opportunities for M.Tech students to work in leading research problems. Electronics and Communication is the lead department for Centre of Excellence in Smart Antenna Systems. The center of excellence in smart antenna systems and its measurements (SAS) specializes in the analysis, design, optimization and measurement of RF and microwave devices for wireless and defense applications. This facility is for characterization of Antennas and also doubles as an EMI/EMC test facility. This large Electromagnetics and Microwave facility will be utilized for multiple activities R & D activities for funded projects, Lab facility for Antenna and EMI/EMC measurements that are a part of our PG programs and Consultancy activities for outsourced measurements. The department has MOUs with various leading industries and strong placement providers including QUALCOMM, TEXAS Instruments, SAMSUNG Semiconductors, NXP Semiconductors, Infineon, MEDIATEK, NVIDIA, INTEL, Keysight, TE Connectivity Department of Sericulture, Govt. of Karnataka, and BEL.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs):

M. Tech. in Communication Systems Program, graduates will be able to:

PEO 1. Apply concepts of  Statistics, Linear Algebra and Residue Calculus in Communication, Signal processing and Electromagnetics domain

PEO 2. Solve issues in real world communication sectors, and develop feasible and viable communication systems.

PEO 3. Inculcate effective communication skills , practice effective team work, professional ethics and  pursue  research.


Program Outcomes (POs):

M. Tech.  Communication Systems graduates will be able to:

PO 1. Scholarship and Knowledge The courses expose students to a deep understanding of Channel Encoding and Decoding, Modulation and Demodulation, Radio Frequency Conversion, Channel Transmission, and performance extraction.

PO 2.Critical Thinking The course involves understanding of the physical issues in communications and its abstraction to mathematical models, followed by engineering approximation leading to a viable algorithm.

PO 3.Problem Solving The course involves mathematical modelling of communication events including noise, devices and systems that are different across various channels and hence is intensively problem oriented.

PO 4.Research Skills The approach in this course has been to provide a strong exposure to fundamentals with full mathematical rigor in Signal Processing, Communications and Electromagnetics followed by an exposure to specific courses in state of art in wireless, wireline and optical communications. This provides a strong background to engage in developments in these communication systems.

PO 5.Usage of Modern Tools The student is exposed to Numerical and Algorithmic procedures in the theoretical courses with a strong lab component using Matlab environment, Embedded Environment and Electromagnetic Flow solver tools like HFSS and FEKO.

PO 6.Multidisciplinary Work   As a part of the mini project, major project or internship the student is exposed to interfacing for communications with real world sensors, transmission of speech and complex images from cameras all of which require multidisciplinary work.

PO 7.Project management and finance   As a part mini and major project the student learns to draw up list of tasks and time lines for those tasks an essential ingredient in project management. Further in the projects the student learns the value of simulation and emulation, thereby understanding that a cost effective hardware realization is possible only through simulations.

PO 8.Communication Skills As a part of progress reports on mini and major projects the student is expected to develop his skills in written and oral presentation of the work that he has accomplished. 

PO 9.Life Long Learning Exposure to prerequisite maths and a mathematically rigorous approach to communication theory will provide him with all the necessary background to pursue a career in any field of communications going forward in his career.

PO 10.Ethical Practice and Social Responsibility In the preparation of reports and in the process of accessing and understanding journal papers, the student gets to understand the importance of acknowledging the works of prior state of the art and peer reviews. This ethical practice is built at this stage.

PO 11.Independent and Reflective Learning In the individual lab assignments, miniproject and major project tasks the student is exposed to thought provoking issues in communication system practice that need association of theoretical learning with real issues in a communication environment.

Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs):

M. Tech. in Communication Systems graduates will be able to:

PSO 1. Use the knowledge of signal processing, communications, networks and Electromagnetics to simulate algorithms in virtual environments and implement them on embedded platforms.

PSO 2.Critically and systematically integrate knowledge   to analyze, estimate  solve  complex  problems and meet the challenges in the communication domain 

Scheme and Syllabus 

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