5G and Beyond: What is next?
12-14 December 2022

Course Overview

Over the last few decades, wireless cellular systems have evolved significantly. The latest generation of mobile standards: 5G cellular networks, is expected to provide manyfolds gain in the data-rate and reliability over past generations. Its key features include network densification, the use of massive MIMO with up to 128 antennas at the base station, and millimeter waves. As we move towards the future, a rise of many interesting but data hungry applications including augmented reality, e-Heath, virtual events is expected to bring stricter requirements on data rates and reliability. Researchers have started exploring what 6G communication will be like. We may see new technologies including reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RIS), THz communication, nano-communications.

The course will provide an in-depth exposure to practicing engineers, faculty members and graduate students to the fundamentals of wireless communication and the key advanced wireless techniques behind the successful development of modern 5G systems. Beginning with a brief overview of the basic concepts of wireless communications, multiple access schemes, this course will cover fundamentals of 5G new radio (NR) standard, massive MIMO, and 5G millimeter wave systems.

The course will introduce the potential paths to 6G including THz networks and try to provide a leap into the future about how 6G will look like.

IITK has recently jointly developed the hardware and software from scratch for the indigenous 5G network in a multi-institutional project. The course participants will also get an opportunity to visit the 5G testbed lab and get a first-hand view of the work being done at IITK for not only the 5G network but also beyond it.

Course Content

Module: Basics of Wireless

  • Introduction to wireless communication
  • Fading, Multipath fading, diversity, SINR, capacity, BER

Module: Advanced Topics in 5G Wireless

  • Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM),Orthogonal time frequency Space (OTFS),Non-orthogonal multiple access, filter bank multiple access
  • MIMO basics, Diversity and multiplexing, multiuser MIMO,Massive MIMO
  • Adaptive modulation and coding, Low density parity check codes (LDPC), Polar Coding

Module: 5G- New radio (5G NR) standards

  • Overview
  • 5G NR Transceiver Processing (Notion of transport block, Code block segmentation, Rate matching, Scrambling, Modulation, Resource Mapping)
  • 5G-NR Reference Signals (Channel state information reference signal,Demodulation reference signal, Sounding reference signal)

Module: 5G Test Bed

  • Overview and Demo

Module: 5G and Beyond

  • mmWave communication, Cognitive, CSMA, Spectrum Sharing and Licensing
  • Towards 6G: New technologies
  • THz communication
Target Audience

Practicing wireless system engineers.

Graduate students pursuing research in wireless communications.

Teachers of government and private engineering colleges

Course Faculty

Dr. Abhishek K Gupta
Course Coordinator

Assistant Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology
Kanpur, India


Dr. Adrish Banerjee
Course Coordinator


Department of Electrical Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology
Kanpur, India


Dr. Rohit Budhiraja

Associate Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology
Kanpur, India


Dr. A K Chaturvedi


Department of Electrical Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology
Kanpur, India


Accommodation is available on a sharing basis only for all registered participants in either VH or VH-extension on payment. Pairing will be done of Male/Male and Female/Female participants only and venues will be allocated by organizers.

Accommodation charges have to be directly paid at the venue for the accommodation allotted. Organizers are NOT responsible for accommodation charges.

Information on accommodation venues is available at the website

Accommodation prices for VH and VH Extension: Price list for VH

Participants will be allocated either VH or AC/Non-AC rooms in VH extension. The charges will correspond to category B. Due to limited accommodation inside IIT Kanpur, most of the participants will have to share the room (male-male, female-female). For the sharing case, each occupant will pay half of the room rent under the double category.

Registration Procedure

Registration fee covers the following

  • Course participation fees
  • Course dinner
  • Lecture notes
  • Conference kit

Registration will open on 5th Nov

Registration Fees

Category Registration Fees
(Including GST)
Non IITK Faculty 11,800 /-
IITK Faculty 10,000 /-
Non IITK Student 8,260 /-
IITK Student 7,000 /-
Personnel from Industries/ R&D and Govt. Organizations 11,800 /-

How to Register:

Step 1: Make category-wise payments through SBI collect. Click here for instructions on payment procedure.

Step 2: Fill up the Google Form to complete your registration. You will need a google account for this. In case you don't have a google account, let us know.

Details to be filled while payment:

Course Code: 048
Course Title: 5G and Beyond
Course Duration: 12-14 December 2022

The last date for registration is 1st Dec 2022.