Master of Technology in Information and Communication Technology – MTech (ICT) is a fulltime two-year (four semesters) program. The program has been specially designed to meet the increasing needs of professionals who would be able to respond to the convergence between computers and communication systems. The program aims to provide exposure to students who wish to build a professional career in ICT, working at the intersection of technology, research, and development in the areas of Machine Learning and applications to speech, image and vision, natural language processing and others, Data Analytics, Cyber Security, Distributed Computing, Software Engineering, Embedded Systems, VLSI Subsystem Design, FPGA, Low-power VLSI Design and Nano electronics.
The Program curriculum includes multiple specializations tracks that provide a strong foundation and advanced courses in each track. This program tries to leverage the strength and diversity of our faculty and currently offers the following specialization tracks:
The M.Tech. program provides students with a rigorous understanding of both fundamentals and advanced knowledge in desired areas of specialisation. The graduates of the program would be well-positioned to work in the fast-growing ICT industry or to pursue a doctoral degree.
Students of the M.Tech. program are required to complete a set of program core courses, general elective courses, specialization core courses and specialization elective courses. The program structure is designed to allow a wide choice of electives in desired areas of specialisation. Apart from the courses, the students must complete two projects, a minor project in Semester 2 and Major project I spread over the summer semester and semester 3. The project components provide the students an opportunity to undertake directed research work under the supervision of a faculty mentor. In semester 4, a student can opt for Major project II, in continuation with Major project 1, or pursue an internship in the industry. Students interested in a thesis must enrol for Major project II in semester 4.
Each student joining the program will be assigned a faculty advisor who will provide general academic guidance and support to the student.
Program Educational Objectives
- Provide students with a strong foundation of core principles in specialized areas of ICT.
- Provide students adequate knowledge and hands-on experience in a specialization selected by the students.
- Prepare students to solve and analyse 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.
After successful completion of the MTech program students will have:
- Essential technical and practical knowledge for solving real-world problems in the field of ICT.
- Ability to demonstrate excellent programming, analytical, logical and problem solving skills.
- 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.
Semester-Wise Program Structure
- 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 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.
- ONE specialization core course of 4 credits
- TWO specialization elective courses of 7 credits
- ONE minor project of 3 credits. The minor project is a supervised project under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
- 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.
- TWO specialization electives of 7 credits
- Continuation of major project I- Summer (0-0-12-6)
Industrial Training Project
- 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: 33
Total project credits: 25
The curriculum mandates a total of 58 credits, 33 earned through coursework and 25 credits earned through the minor and the major projects and/or internship. Out of the 33 required coursework credits, 13 credits are allocated to compulsory (core) courses, and 20 credits are allocated to electives.
The distribution of courses for M.Tech. (ICT) degree is as under:
|Subject Area||Number of Credits|
|Program Core courses||5|
|Specialization Core courses||8|
|Specialization Elective courses||14|
|General Elective courses||6|
Note: Each student joining the program will be assigned a faculty advisor who will provide general academic guidance and support to the student.
Details on the application process, admission criteria, fee structure and financial assistance can be found here