Admissions

 

The Department of Electrical Engineering offers PhD, MS by Research (MS (R)) and M.Tech admission with specialization in the area of Microelectronics and VLSI, Power Engineering, RF and Microwaves, Signal Processing, Communication and Networks, Control and Automation, and Photonics.

 

Please note that Department of Electrical Engineering is admitting students for all specializations in PhD, MS by Research and MTech in 2018-19, Semester I.

 

Important Announcements

PhD Written Test/Interview - All candidates should report in Room No. L20 of Lecture Hall Complex (LHC) on 7th May at 8:00am sharp. Written test, only for Microelectronics stream, will start at 9:00am in Room No. L18 of LHC. Please note that late arrivals will not be considered. PhD interviews may continue till evening of May 8, 2018.

 

Candidates shortlisted for M.Tech. OR both M.Tech & MSR should report in Room No. L20 of LHC on 3rd May at 8:00am sharp. The interviews may continue till 5th May, 2018.

 

Candidates shortlisted only for MSR should report in Room No. L20 of LHC on 5th May at 8:00am sharp.

 

Please appear in the written test/interview if your name is on the list of shortlisted candidates. No separate call letter will be sent to the candidate.

 

All candidates must bring one copy of all the certificates including GATE score (if applicable), caste certificate (if applicable), grade sheets of all semesters, degrees, sponsorship certificate (if applicable) etc. Original certificates are not needed at this time.

 

Accommodation - For accommodation, you are requested to visit the DOSA website of IIT Kanpur by clicking the url: http://www.iitk.ac.in/dosa/. Please use your Application No. and Date of Birth to book the accommodation. In case of any doubt please drop a mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Please visit the Dean of Academic Affairs website for Online Application portal

 

Shortlisting Criteria for PhD Programme

List of candidates shortlisted for interview in PhD programme - streamwise

List of candidates selected for PhD programme

Shortlisting Criteria for MSR Programme

List of candidates shortlisted for interview in MSR programme-streamwise

Candidates selected and waitlisted for MSR Programme (Round 1)

Candidates selected for MSR Programme (Round 2)

Shortlisting Criteria for M.Tech Programme

List of candidates shortlisted for interview in M.Tech programme-streamwise

Candidates selected and waitlisted for M.Tech. Programme (Round 1)

Corrigendum to Round-1 selection for MTech Program

Candidates selected for M.Tech. Programme (Round 2)

Candidates selected for M.Tech. Programme (Round 3)

Corrigendum to list of selected candidates for MTech Program

 

 

Important Dates

Programme

Interview Date

M.Tech. (All streams)
OR
M.Tech & MSR (All streams)

May 3-5, 2018

MS by Research (All streams)

May 5, 2018

Ph.D. (All streams)

May 7-8, 2018

 

Selection Information

Admissions to PhD Program

All candidates shortlisted for interview / written test to PhD programme must report at interview venue on 7th May, 2018 @8:00am

(a) MVLSI: Microelectronics and VLSI stream will have a written test of 2 hour duration, followed by interview of candidates qualified in the written test.. The written test will be on the 7th May from 9.00am. Candidates are requested to report at the interview venue as per the call letter and they will be directed to the written test venue. The syllabus for written test.

For interview - candidates are expected to have good basic knowledge in the area of microelectronics including basics of semiconductor devices, analog/digital circuits and VLSI (B.E/B.Tech/MSc level). They will also be tested on basic abilities in undergraduate level math and basic problem solving skills.


(b) Power, RF, SPCOM, Photonics, Controls: All these streams will admit students into PhD program based only on interview. No written component will be there for these streams.

 

Admissions to MS (R) / MTech Program

All candidates shortlisted for interview in MTech OR both M.Tech. & MSR programme must report at interview venue on 3rd May, 2018 @8.00 am

All streams will admit students based on performance in interview only. There will be no written test.

All candidates shortlisted for interview in MSR programme must report at interview venue on 5th May, 2018 @ 8am

All streams will admit students based on performance in interview only. There will be no written test.

 

Eligibility Criteria

Programme

Admission in 2018-2019/ I Semester

Eligibility Criteria

Ph.D.

YES

Master's degree in engineering with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum (As specified in PG manual)

OR

a bachelor's degree in engineering or science (4 year program) with a minimum of 75 percent marks/7.5 CPI and a valid GATE score (the requirement of GATE score is waived for candidates with bachelor's degree in engineering from the centrally funded technical institutes (CFTIs)).

OR

a master's degree in science (Physics / Electronics) or an allied area while satisfying each of the following three criteria: (a) a minimum of 65 percent marks/6.5 CPI in the master's degree, (b) first division in bachelor's degree, and (c) JRF/95 percentile or higher in GATE score.

MS (R)

YES

The applicant must have a bachelor's degree in engineering or science (4 year program) with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum (As specified in PG manual)

A valid GATE score is required for admission to the MS (Research) program in the case of regular candidates (non-sponsored/non-project candidates).

The requirement of GATE score is waived for the B.Tech candidates, graduated from IITs with a minimum overall CPI of 6.5 and a minimum CPI of 8.0 in the last two years in B.Tech.

M. Tech

YES

The applicant must have a bachelor's degree in engineering or science (4 year program) with marks/CPI not below the specified minimum (As specified in PG manual)

A valid GATE score is required for admission to the M. Tech program in the case of regular candidates (non-sponsored/non-project candidates).

The requirement of GATE score is waived for the B.Tech candidates, graduated from IITs with a minimum overall CPI of 6.5 and a minimum CPI of 8.0 in the last two years in B.Tech.

 

MSc (Physics) and MSc (Electronics) students are eligible to apply for MTech in photonics stream with valid GATE

 

GATE Subjects for admission to MTech/MSR Programme

Code for Stream of specilization

GATE Subjects

Microelectronics and VLSI

EC

Power Engineering

EE

RF and Microwaves

EC

Signal Processing, Communications and Networks

EC

Control and Automation

EE, EC, IN

Photonics

EC, PH

 

Please note that cut-off GATE score for M.Tech/MS(R) shortlisting changes every year/semester depending on applications received.

 

 

Admission Process

  • Fill in the Online application

  • If shortlisted, attend interview and / or written test in the Department of Electrical Engineering.

  • Venue for interview / written test and details of accommodation would be provided along with the list of shortlisted candidates.

  • If you qualify the selection process, you will be offered admission to the programme.

  • Accept admission offer by paying the required fee before deadline.

To reach the department for interview / written test, please visit this link

 

Whom to contact:

For further queries, send an email to The convener DPGC- Prof. YS Chauhan ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

 

Academic Process:

Ph.D.: In the Ph.D. programme, a student with M.Tech qualification has to complete minimum of four courses and a student with B.Tech. qualification has to complete minimum of ten courses. The most important part of the doctoral programme is the research work leading to a thesis. Student works on exciting research problems to come up with innovative/original ideas.

MS(R): In MS(R) programme, a student has to complete a minimum of four courses in the area chosen by the student in consultation with the thesis advisor. After completing the course work, the student is expected to do research work leading to a thesis. Focus on research makes this program exciting and provides in-depth knowledge to the student.

M.Tech: In M. Tech. programme, a student takes eight courses, some of which may be compulsory for the area of specialization chosen, the rest being electives to be chosen in consultation with programme advisor. The programme also includes research/project component, which culminates in a thesis.

 

Syllabus (MVLSI):

 

Section 1: Networks
Network solution methods: nodal and mesh analysis; Network theorems: superposition, Thevenin and Norton's, maximum power transfer; Wye‐Delta transformation; Steady state sinusoidal analysis using phasors; Time domain analysis of simple linear circuits; Frequency domain analysis of RLC circuits;.

 

Section 2: Electronic Devices
Basic Semiconductor Physics – Crystal Structure, Band Diagram, Carrier Concentrations, Resistivity and Conductivity; Excess Carriers and Transport Processes - Recombination, Generation, Drift, and Diffusion; Junction Diodes - pn and metal-semiconductor; Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJTs); Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Capacitors (MOSCAPs); and Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistors (MOSFETs).

 

Section 3: Analog Circuits
Small signal equivalent circuits of diodes, BJTs and MOSFETs; Simple diode circuits: clipping, clamping and rectifiers; Single-stage BJT and MOSFET amplifiers: biasing, bias stability, mid-frequency small signal analysis and frequency response; BJT and MOSFET amplifiers: multi-stage, differential, feedback, power and operational; Simple op-amp circuits;.

 

Section 4: Digital Circuits
logic gates and their static CMOS implementations.