IISER Bhopal has started a 4 year BS programme in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science [EECS] from 2017 onwards. This is a unique programme in the sense that it exposes the students to basic concepts of both Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, thereby making them better prepared to take on diverse roles in the industry and academia. This is in recognition of the emerging trend in which several aspects of Computer Science are finding increasing use in Electrical Engineering, and vice versa.

In the 1st year, all students admitted into the BS programme in Engineering Sciences at IISER Bhopal will follow a common curriculum. The 2nd year (pre-Major) curriculum of the EECS programme would consist of 9/10 credits of compulsory courses in each semester, which will expose the students to various concepts related to Electronics, Signal Processing and Computer Science. Taking open electives from other disciplines can fulfil the remaining credit requirements of 2nd year.

At the end of two years, students will have the option to choose the EECS programme for their Major based on their overall academic performance at IISER Bhopal. The 3rd and 4th years will largely be focussed on doing compulsory theory and laboratory courses covering the basic concepts of EECS, advanced departmental electives, open electives and a project in the 8th semester.

Students who are further interested in getting a Dual Degree [BS-MS] in EECS can do so by spending one additional year, which will largely consist of research work.

BS Program Curriculum

Details of the Admission Process

The EECS Department offers a Minor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science to BS-MS and BS students of other disciplines at IISER Bhopal. All these students admitted from 2017 onwards need to do 30 credits of coursework, out of which 20 credits will be from the 6 compulsory courses listed below offered by the EECS Department. The remaining 10 credits can be obtained by doing any other core/elective course offered by the EECS Department for students of 3rd or higher year.

ECS201 Discrete Mathematics I

ECS202 Data Structures and Algorithms

ECS203 Basic Electronics

ECS204 Signals and Systems

ECS301 Principles of Communication

ECS409 Computer Organization

EECS Department is looking for PhD students in research areas listed in the table below. Candidates are strongly encouraged to make a preliminary contact with the faculty members with whom they wish to work.

Broad Research Areas


Faculty Members

Applied Automata & Model Checking

Dr. Arpit Sharma

Communication & Signal Processing

Wireless Communication

Genomic Signal Processing

Dr. Kundan Kandhway

Dr. Kushal K. Shah


Dr. Shashank Singh

Design & Analysis of Algorithms

Dr. Pawan K. Aurora

Devices, Circuits & Sensors

Device Modeling & Simulation

Bioelectronics & Biomedical Sensing

Low Dimensional Nanoelectronics

Photovoltaics & Thermoelectrics

Quantum Science & Technology

Spintronics & Nanomagnetics

Lithography & Microfabrication

Micro- & Nano Devices & Sensors

Material Transport

Dr. Aditya S. Medury

Dr. Kuntal Roy

Dr. Santanu Talukder

Electromagnetics & Plasmas

Statistical Mechanics of Plasmas

Quadrupole Ion (Paul) Traps

Ultrafast (femto-second) magnetics

Dr. Kushal K. Shah

Dr. Kuntal Roy

Natural Language Processing

Genre Classification of Texts in English and other Indian Languages

NLP for Requirements Engineering

NLP for Software Product Lines

Dr. Kushal K. Shah

Dr. Arpit Sharma

Social Networks

Dr. Kundan Kandhway

The PhD interview will primarily test whether the students have a good grasp of the basic concepts related to the research area(s) of his/her interest. This will mainly be based on the subjects taught at the Bachelors and/or Masters level. If required, a written test may also be conducted.

In addition to the specific subject knowledge, students who are interested in theory and simulation should also have a good grasp of mathematics (at least 12th level) and a basic knowledge of computer programming.

For details of the application process, please click here.