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eMasters in Communication Systems

Design Modern Digital Communication Systems based
on 5G, 6G and Edge Computing

  • From the Department of
    Electrical Engineering, IIT Kanpur
  • World-class faculty and
    researchers from IIT Kanpur
  • Flexible executive-friendly with an
    option to complete between 1 - 3 years
  • IIT Kanpur
    Alumni Benefits

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eMasters Highlights

  • Executive Friendly Schedule Learn while you earn, with a flexibility to complete the program between 1 to 3 years.
  • IIT Kanpur Alumni Status Become an IIT Kanpur alumni with access to all the alumni privileges.
  • Credits Transfer Waiver of upto 60 credits for higher education (MTech/PhD) at IIT Kanpur.
  • Career Advancement and Networking Access to IIT Kanpur placement cell, incubation cell and alumni network.
  • High Impact Format Weekend-only Live interactive sessions coupled with self-paced learning.
  • GATE score not requiredSelection will be based on the academic and professional background.

Admission Process

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About eMasters in Communication Systems

The new eMasters in Communication Systems would arm working professionals with a comprehensive appreciation and knowledge of modern digital communications systems. The program will address the need for trained professionals given the rapid developments in the field of communications with 5G, 6G and Edge Computing being introduced in the country.

Our comprehensive eMasters in Communication Systems will train you in equipment and devices technology that aid in delivering expertise in voice, data, and multimedia information. You will learn to design, operate, install and practice communications systems to meet the needs of the industry. Prepare yourself to successfully navigate the world of technology disruption.


Learn from the experts working at the forefront of cutting-edge research and technology in Communications Systems drawn from the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Kanpur.

  • Rohit Budhiraja
    Ph.D. and M.S. in the Electrical Department of IIT Madras

    Communications and Signal Processing, Wireless Systems Design, 5G, Massive MIMO and Convex Optimization.
  • Abhishek Gupta
    Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, USA
    B.Tech. and M.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur

    Wireless Communication, 5G, Millimeter and THz Waves, Molecular Communications, System Level Analysis, Stochastic Geometry.
  • Aditya Jagannatham
    Ph.D. in Electronics and Communications Engineering at University of California

    5G Wireless Networks, Massive MIMO Technology, mmWave MIMO Systems, NOMA, FBMC and LAA.
  • Ketan Rajawat
    Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Minnesota
    B.Tech. and M.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur

    Optimization Algorithms (Communications), Dynamic Network Measurement and Cartography, Network Localization, Network Optimization.
  • Vipul Arora
    Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur
    B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur

    Machine Learning, Signal Processing and Optimization
  • Adrish Banerjee
    Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Notre Dame, USA
    B.Tech. (Hons.) in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering from IIT Kharagpur

    Coding Theory, Wireless Communications, Applications of Machine Learning in Communications and Signal Processing and Molecular Communications
  • Rajesh M. Hegde
    Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Madras

    Speech Signal Processing, Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing, Multi-Microphone Speech Processing, Distant Speech Recognition, ICT in Agricultural Applications and Emergency Response, Localization and Mapping in Wireless Sensor Networks, Pervasive Computing and Communication, Spatial Audio for VR and AR, Multimodal Signal Processing and Information Fusion.
  • Subrahmanya Swamy Peruru
    Ph.D. and M.S. from the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras
    B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur

    Wireless Networks, Artificial Intelligence and Probabilistic Graphical Models.


A well-researched real-world curriculum by IIT Kanpur’s subject matter experts that fosters hands-on learning and helps you master the desired capabilities by combining deep formal rigor and an intense practical approach.


eMasters in Communication Systems consist of two types of modules- core and electives. There are 3 core modules which are compulsory and a set of elective modules. A student must take all the core modules and sufficient electives (8) to fulfil the credit requirements for the program.

  • Wireless Communication

    Concepts and insights behind the development of modern wireless communication technologies. Detailed performance analysis of 4G/ 5G wireless technologies such as OFDM, MIMO, Multi-user MIMO

    Detailed performance analysis of 4G/ 5G wireless technologies such as OFDM, MIMO, Multi-user MIMO

  • Probability and Random Processes

    Foundation of probability

    Probability space, random variables, CDF and PDF/PMF, functions of random variables, random variable transformations, Law of Large Number and random processes

  • Applied Linear Algebra for Wireless Communication

    Linear Algebra for communication, signal processing, and ML modules

  • Advanced Probability

    Advanced tools in probability theory

    Concentration inequalities, and estimation of RVs

    Random processes including Markov chains and their applications into linear systems

  • Machine Learning Basics

    Machine learning (ML) techniques for signal processing applications

    Applications in digital signal processing

  • Deep Learning for Communication

    Theory of machine learning and its applications to 5G systems

  • Detection and Estimation Theory

    Fundamentals of detection and estimation

    Applications from signal processing and communications

  • Speech and Audio Coding for Communication

    Automatic speech and audio processing

  • Basics of Convex Optimization

    Applying and analyzing convex optimization problems in signal processing and wireless communications

  • Optimization in SPCOM

    The module aims to train the program participants in applying and analyzing convex optimization problems in signal processing and wireless communications. At the end of this module, the students are expected to: 1. Know about convex optimization applications in signal processing, wireless communications, and networking research. 2. Be able to develop low-complexity, approximate solutions for complex non-convex problems

  • Data Communication Networks

    Introduction to networked systems and the Internet

    Architecture of modern- day networks and the principles of designing reliable networked systems

  • Simulation Techniques for Modern Communication Systems

    Simulation methodologies in the field of communication with a significant focus on actual implementations

    Fundamental tools in numerical techniques and their application to communications

  • Foundations of Information Theory and Data Compression

    Ultimate data rate at which we can reliably communicate over a channel

    Ultimate data compression that we can achieve

    Practical compression algorithms

  • Error Control Codes: Theory and Practice

    Error-correcting codes for applications in communication systems

    Theory of design of linear block codes and convolutional codes (turbo codes, LDPC codes, and polar codes)

  • MIMO Wireless Communication

    State-of-the-art multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) wireless transmitter and receiver designs used in the 5G cellular systems

  • Simulation-Based Design of 5G-NR Wireless Standard

    Theory and practice of 5G wireless communication systems

  • Analysis of Wireless Systems

    Stochastic geometry to model and analyze modern wireless systems used in 4G and 5G systems

  • Advanced Modulation and Multiple Access for Next Generation Wireless Systems

    Modern modulation and multiple access schemes for futuristic communication systems

  • RF systems for Communication

    Scattering matrix, 1 dB compression, third-order intercept point, noise figure, etc., to specify the performance of RF components

    Block-level description of RF system, system calculations, and tradeoff in block-level specifications to achieve the overall performance

    RF measurements using vector network analyzer and spectrum analyzer

Immersive Learning Format

  • Hybrid Classes
  • Examination
  • Campus Visit
  • Weekly access to self-paced content including recorded videos and reading material
  • Weekend-only live interactive sessions by faculty and teaching assistants
  • Interaction and networking with Experienced Professionals
  • Final module-level exams to be conducted across major cities in India
  • IIT Kanpur campus visit (optional) to meet faculty and experience the campus


  • Get eMasters Degree from IIT Kanpur
  • Gain in-depth understanding of modern communication systems
  • Learn from the leading research faculty
  • Receive mentorship, career support from IIT Kanpur placement cell
  • Incubation support for promising startup initiatives
  • Become a part of IIT Kanpur's alumni network


  • Bachelor's Degree (4 years program) or a Masters Degree in the relevant discipline (Electrical/Electronics/Allied Engineering/Sciences disciplines with relevant background in signal processing and communications engineering) with at least 55% marks or 5.5/10 CPI.
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience (You need not be currently employed to be eligible).
  • Candidates with relevant experience will be preferred.

Program Fee

Details Payment Schedule Amount
Application Fee During Application Submission ₹1,500
Program Registration Fee
To Block Your Seat
Within 1 Week of Selection ₹40,000
Program Registration Fee
To Complete Your Registration
As per the Selection Letter ₹1,60,000
Quarter Registration Fee
For 1st Quarter
As per the Selection Letter ₹15,000 Per Quarter
Module Fee
For 1st Quarter Modules
As per the Selection Letter ₹45,000 Per Module

Frequently Asked Questions

Quarter 1

  • Core Module 1
  • Core Module 2
  • Core Module 3

Quarter 2

  • Core Module 4
  • Elective Module 1
  • Elective Module 2

Quarter 3

  • Elective Module 3
  • Elective Module 4
  • Elective Module 5

Quarter 4

  • Elective Module 6
  • Elective Module 7
  • Elective Module 8
Quarter 1 Module Schedule
Module 1 Wireless Communication Sunday 12 noon
Module 2 Probability and Random Processes Saturday 10:30 am
Module 3 Applied Linear Algebra for Wireless Communication Saturday 9 am

About IIT Kanpur

Established in 1959 by the Government of India, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) is a globally acclaimed university for world-class education and research in science, engineering, management and humanities. We aim to provide leadership in technological innovation for the growth of India.

  • Ranked among top engineering colleges by NIRF 2021
  • Built on world-class academic research culture
  • Offers various undergraduate, post-graduate, integrated, and research programs in the field of engineering, science, management, and design

State-of-the-Art Digital Learning Platform

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