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Admissions - M.Tech. (EC)

Master of Technology in Electronics and Communication (EC) with specialization in Wireless Communications and Signal Processing

M.Tech. (EC) is a full-time two-year (four semesters) program. This program is offered jointly by CR Rao Advanced Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (AIMSCS), Hyderabad and DA-IICT. Degree will be conferred by DA-IICT. The students admitted to the program will study their first two semesters at DA-IICT. They will have an option to pursue the studies of the third and the fourth semester either at DA-IICT or at CR Rao AIMSCS, Hyderabad based on their research interest.

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Online application website opens 16 March 2022
Last date for submission of online applications 30 May 2022
Date of Interview for Non-GATE Category (tentative) 17 / 18 June 2022
Announcement of first merit list for Admissions (tentative) 25 June 2022
Commencement of academic session TBD

M.Tech. in EC with Specialization in Wireless Communication and Signal Processing is a full-time two-year (four semesters) program. The program has been designed jointly at DA-IICT and C.R. Rao AIMSCS in the area of wireless communication and signal processing. On successful completion of the program a student will be able to contribute to advanced wireless communication system, including 5G systems, cognitive and collaborative communication, satellite communication, signal processing, IoT and sensor networks etc.

The program aim also includes initiation and development of research projects on wireless communication and signal processing systems in collaboration with leading industry, Research and Development organization and academic institutions. The selected candidates will be required to spend the first two semesters at DA-IICT campus at Gandhinagar, where they will take the core and elective courses.

The program brochure is available here

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

In the first semester, the students are required to take a course on Introduction to Wireless Communication – this is a core (mandatory) course. In addition, they will take two general elective (GE) courses of 6 credits. One of these two GE course can be taken from a basket of designated mathematics courses, where the preference is for the course Linear Algebra, Random Variables and Processes. The other GE course is to be taken from a basket of designated technical elective courses. Here, the students may take either Wireless System Design course or Estimation and Detection Theory course. In addition, the students will take two program core courses; specifically, a course on Communication Skills and Technical Writing, and a Programming Lab.

In the second semester, the students are required to take a core course Advanced Digital Signal Processing. In addition, they will choose two elective courses from two different elective baskets – one containing the wireless communication courses and the other containing the digital signal processing (DSP) courses. In this semester, the students will undertake a minor project, under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

In the summer, the students will commence a major project I, which 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.

In the third semester, the students will take two specialization electives and will continue the major project I.

Finally, in the fourth semester, the students will opt to conduct either Major project II on campus, or Industrial Training Project. If the student undertakes major project II, it must be a continuation of Major project I. This major project I can be conducted either at DA-IICT or CR Rao AIMSCS. Upon successful completion of major project II, student is awarded a thesis certificate.

The detailed program structure, including the core courses, and elective courses can be found here

Number of seats: 16 (12 Seats through GATE and 4 seats through Non-GATE channel)

GATE Qualified candidates

  • A candidate with a qualifying degree in any one of the following:
    • BE/BTech (CS/IT, ECE, Electrical, Instrumentation), MSc (Electronics)
    • M.Sc. degree in Computer Science / Electronics / Mathematics / Physics / Statistics.
    • M.S./M.Sc. degree of DA-IICT.
    • M.C.A. degree (3 year program)
  •  The aggregate marks in the qualifying degree should not be less than 60% or equivalent as per the norm set by the degree awarding Institute/University.

Non-GATE Qualified candidates

  • MSc (Electronics), BE/BTech (ECE) with (min 65%)
  • The aggregate marks in the qualifying degree should not be less than 65% or equivalent as per the norm set by the degree awarding Institute/University.

Candidates appearing in their final degree examination and expecting to complete it by July 2022 may also apply. However, their final admission will be subject to the condition that they obtain an aggregate of marks required based on mode of admission i.e. GATE/Non-GATE, or its equivalent as per the norms set by the degree granting Institute/University. All admitted candidates have to submit their degree certificates or proof of completion of degree, before 30 October 2022 failing which their admission is liable to cancellation.

Age: There is no age limit applicable to this program.

Admission to M.Tech. in EC with Specialization in Wireless Communication and Signal Processing will admit candidates through two channels from this year: GATE and NON-GATE.

Candidates who have a valid GATE score in the disciplines of Electronics & Communication Engineering (EC) only can apply. The ranking of candidates with GATE score of 425 or above will be on the basis of GATE score only. The candidates with GATE score less than 425 may be required to appear for an interview at DA-IICT in person/Online. Ranking of such candidates will be based on the GATE score and performance in the interview.

Non-GATE candidates selection will be based on their qualifying degree and performance in the interview. Weightage will be as follows:
40% weightage -> qualifying degree
60% weightage-> interview

Note: At the time of finalization of admissions, it is likely that some of the Universities in the country would not have announced the final year results of the qualifying degrees prescribed for admissions. In such cases, 40% weightage in qualifying degree will be assigned to the aggregate marks obtained in all the previous University examinations of the qualifying degree. However, if the applicant fails to receive 65% aggregate marks in the qualifying degree after announcement of final year results, her/his admission will stand discontinued forthwith and no representation/appeal will be entertained.

Note: The decision of the Competent Authorities of DA-IICT regarding eligibility and selection of any candidate shall be final.

At the time of admission an amount of Rs. 89, 500/- (Rs. 64,500/- towards Tuition Fee for the First Semester and Rs. 25,000/- towards Caution Deposit) is to paid. The registration fee is payable at the time of registration and hostel rent on allotment of the hostel room.

Tuition fee Rs. 64,500 per Semester
Registration Fee Rs. 2,500 per Semester
Caution Deposit Rs. 25,000 (Refundable at the end of the program)
Hostel Rent Rs. 23,000 per semester
Food On actuals. There are multiple food options available in the campus (The expense will be approximately Rs. 5,500 per month)

*Subject to revision

Education Loan

The Institute will facilitate the students to avail educational loan from selected Banks. The bank officials will be present on campus at the time of registration of admitted students so as to enable the students to obtain details on procedures and terms and conditions of the loan. The students can also avail loan from banks of their choice and in either of the case; the Institute will extend support in completing the loan documentation process.

Financial Assistance

All GATE admitted students would be eligible for a monthly stipend of Rs. 12400/- in the form of Teaching Assistants in the first semester. In subsequent semesters, the continuation would depend on their satisfying the academic requirements.

Desirable Non-GATE admitted candidates will be considered for teaching assistantship based on the credentials.

Refund Policy

The refund policy for the withdrawing candidates will be in accordance with the UGC/AICTE rules.

  • Submit online application form by clicking on the link given below. Application fee (non-refundable) is Rs. 1200/- plus GST@ 18%.(Total = Rs. 1416/-). Click here to apply online
  • The Candidate has to satisfy the eligibility criteria in order for her/his application to be considered for admission.
  • For GATE qualified candidates the merit list for admission will be prepared on the basis of personal interview and/or GATE score of candidates applying for admission. Counseling for allotment of specialization will be done online.
  • For Non-GATE qualified candidates the merit list for admission will be prepared based on the weightage on qualifying degree and interview.
  • The candidates who have accepted admission offers will be notified to appear for registration, followed by counseling, document verification, and on confirmation of admission, the orientation program.
  • Counseling will be done online. Applicants are advised, from the date of announcement of first merit list, to check for e-mail communications from pg_admissions[at]daiict[dot]ac[dot]in to know about the specialization allotted to them and the steps they need to take to continue with the counseling process.

The frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the M.Tech. (EC) program can be found here

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