Aspiring IIScians Meet (AIM2023)

Aspiring IIScians met online on 17 March 2023 to interact with faculty and students of the Division of Electrical, Electronics, and Computer Sciences (EECS), Indian Institute of Science (IISc). This outreach event was organised to inform them about the exciting opportunities at the different departments in the Division of EECS and help them decide on a Master’s or PhD programme that meets their career aspirations. The participants’ queries were answered by the faculty and students.

The link to the AIM2023 event recording is here.

The Dean (Division of EECS) spoke about the four departments under the Division, namely the Departments of Computer Science and Automation (CSA), Electrical Communication Engineering (ECE), Electrical Engineering (EE), and Electronic Systems Engineering (ESE). Currently, there are 100+ faculty, 350+ students, and 400+ Master’s students in the Division. Eleven MTech programmes are offered – ten of them at the Division and one at the Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber-Physical Systems (RBCCPS), which is closely related to the Division. These programmes are offered either by the individual departments or jointly in collaboration with one or more departments.

The Division also offers MTech (Research) and PhD programmes, details of which can be obtained from the respective department webpages. Direct admission to PhD is possible for students from centrally funded technical institutes (CFTIs).

The Dean presented a glimpse of the exciting research happening in the Division, which is highlighted under research and innovation snippets on the Division webpage. The Division has connects with industry and research and development (R&D) labs, with whom faculty and students collaborate on mutually-interesting and impactful projects. Students also have the opportunity to present papers and/or visit foreign institutions and do internships at foreign institutions with whom the Division has collaborations.

Interested students can also be a part of the deep tech start-up ecosystem of the Division. Students have the opportunity to work on interdisciplinary initiatives at the Division such as quantum technologies, networked intelligence, and cyber security.

To gain admission to the regular in-person MTech courses, a valid GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) score is required, as indicated in the Table below.

Every admitted student—MTech and PhD—is given a scholarship. In addition to this, there are opportunities to win attractive fellowships and top-ups such as the Prime Minister’s Research fund (PMRF), and the Sony Women MTech Fellowship.

The AIM2023 outreach event was organised  in accordance with the vision of the Division of EECS, which is to “strive to be among the world’s foremost clusters of electrical, electronics, and computer science researchers, through pursuit of research excellence and promotion of innovation, by offering world class education to train future leaders in EECS, and by contributing to and applying science and technology breakthroughs and knowhow for societal needs”.


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