IISc Certification | 9 Months | Campus Visit |

Is this programme for me?

The programme is ideal if you are

  • A tech professional working in industries implementing 5G technology and applications or
  • A tech professional in the telecom ecosystem building 5G network solutions

How will this programme help me build expertise?

  • Get the IISc advantage, World’s #1 Research University*
  • Learn from top research faculty, trained in the world’s best laboratories
  • Network with the early-adopters and thought leaders in the domain
  • Strengthen key fundamentals through live projects and case studies

*Based on metric of Citations per Faculty

Get Ready for 5G: The Future of Telecom


Why IISc?


IISc (Indian Institute of Science) is the oldest and the finest higher education institute of its kind in India. It pursues excellence in research and education in several fields of Science and Engineering and is one of the first three publicly funded institutes to be awarded the Institute of Eminence status. The alumni of IISc hold significant academic and industry positions around the globe. For more information visit https://www.iisc.ac.in

The Programme will be delivered by IISc’s Centre for Continuing Education (CCE). CCE delivers courses suitably designed to meet the requirements of target groups: Research & Development (R&D) Laboratories and Industries, Research Scientists/Engineers, to enable them to grow into competent managers of technology intensive and data-driven organizations. For more information visit http://cce.iisc.ac.in

Who will I learn from?

The distinguished faculty group is involved in advanced research in Telecom through global projects like the National 5G Testbed (DoT), British Telecom India Research Centre (BTIRC), working on cutting-edge AI, mobility and software engineering technologies.

  • Chandra M

    Programme Director
    Prof. Chandra R Murthy

    Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC San Diego, USA
    Areas: 5G, Multiuser MIMO Systems, Wireless Communications
    Professor in the Dept. of Electrical Communication Engineering at IISc.

    He is the lead PI of the DoT-funded 5G testbed project at IISc. His research areas include 5G-and-beyond communications, intelligent reflecting surfaces, cell-free massive MIMO, random access protocols for massive machine-type communications, joint radar and communications, new waveform design for 6G, and sparse signal recovery techniques applied to communication systems. With 75+ journal papers and 100+ conference papers to his credit, his work has received best paper awards at NCC 2014, ICASSP 2018 and ISIT 2021. His team's demonstration of cell-free MIMO won the top-30 award in the 5G Hackathon recently conducted by DoT. He has participated in editorships of premier journals such as IEEE's Signal Processing Letters, Transactions on Signal Processing, Transactions on Information Theory, and Transactions on Communications. He was an elected member of the IEEE SPCOM Technical Committee and is a senior member of the IEEE.

  • Prof. K.V.S. Hari

    Ph.D., UC San Diego, USA
    Areas: Statistical Signal Processing, Array Signal Processing, Machine Learning (Applications to MIMO Wireless Communication Systems), Radar & Navigation Systems, Autonomous Systems

    Professor at the Department of Electrical Communication Engineering, IISc. He has been with IISc since 1992. In addition to this, he also coordinates the activities of the institution’s Statistical Signal Processing Laboratory. He is also a visiting faculty for Stanford University and KTH, Stockholm. Furthermore, he is the Editor-in-Chief (Electrical Sciences) of Sadhana and a Fellow of IEEE and INAE and INSA.
  • Prof. Sudhakar Balijepalli

    Sr. Project Technologist, IISc
    Areas: Electronics and Communication Engineering, Wireless Computing, Network Management

    He leads the 5G stack development in the FR1 band. His current interests include Wireless System Design, Protocol Implementation, Non-terrestrial Networks, Network Orchestration and Network Management, and Research toward 6G. He has worked in the wireless industry and contributed in 2G to 5G for three decades and held different technical and leadership positions. He was associated with premier organizations like Lucent Technologies (Bell Labs India), Motorola, Nokia Networks, Hewlett-Packard and IBM. Worked extensively in Mobile/Wireless communications technologies, contributing to all phases of the product life cycle, and served as Technical Editor for IEEE Communications Magazine between 2012 and 2015. He received his M.Tech (Digital Communications) from MANIT in 1993 and worked for the dissertation in the CSC Group, TIFR Mumbai.
  • Prof. Prabhakar T V

    Ph.D, MSc (Engg), MSc(Phy)
    Areas: Network Embedded Systems, Hardware System Design, Power Management Algorithms, Energy Harvesting Systems, IoT Security, Heterogeneous Networks for IoT, Tactile Internet Applications, Communication Systems, Sensor Networks

    Principal Research Scientist at the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering, IISc. He leads the Zero Energy Networks (ZEN) Laboratory, dedicated to building embedded electronic systems for application areas such as airplane cabins, healthcare, smart homes, and other IoT applications such as indoor positioning systems. His lab mainly builds embedded electronic systems for application areas such as Space IoT, Urban Air Mobility, Industrial, and Tactile IoT. Under his leadership, ZEN focuses on RFID-based localization and building RF energy harvesting platforms. He is also engaged with about 100 MSMEs and facilitates funding and technical advice under the MSME Centre of Excellence.
  • Prof. Vaibhav Katewa

    Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA
    Areas: Analysis & Design of Dynamical Systems and Networks using Control Theory Tools, Cyber-physical Systems, Sparse Feedback Control Design, Distributed Detection, Estimation & Control, Networked Control Systems

    Assistant Professor at the Robert Bosch Center for Cyber-Physical Systems, IISc. He is also a faculty member of the institution’s Electrical Communication Engineering Department. An IIT Kanpur alumnus, he also served as a Postdoctoral Scholar for two years at the Mechanical Department of the University of California, Riverside. The focus areas where his research works are applied include smart grids, transportation systems, and autonomous systems. Many of his research papers have won him accolades - recent ones include the IEEE Control Systems Letters Outstanding Paper Award in 2020 and the O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award in 2021.

Apart from these distinguished faculty, you will interact with industry experts
through guest lectures

What will I learn?

9-Month Executive Programme

Module I

  • 5G Foundation: 2G to 5G Evolution, 5G Network Elements
  • 5G Standards: Revisiting Standards, 5G Technology Theory
  • 5G in Operation: Open Source Systems, 5G Implementation
  • Future of Mobile Communication: Role of AI/ML Models
  • Network Deployment in Cloud

6-Month Executive Programme

Participant Profile

From Top Organizations

Analog Devices
Azcom Technology
British telecom
CSG India
DCM Infotech
HCL Technologies
Hughes Systique
Indus Towers
IP Horizons
Ishan Infotech
Juniper Networks India
Lebara Media Services
Maequis Technologies
Mavenir Systems
Nokia Systems
NXP Semiconductors
Oplus RD
Parallel Wireless
Rakuten Symphony
Relcom Engineering
Reliance jio
Route Mobile
Saankhya Labs
Sify technologies limited
Tech Mahindra

From Across Indian Cities and International Locations

Bandar Seri Begawan
Milton Keynes
Greater Noida

Find out why professionals want to join the programme

"I am currently driving design solutions for IoT, Mobile, Wearable, and Automotive product lines for existing industry market leaders at my organisation. This program will prepare me for the future."
- Raja Mallik, Architect, Carrier

"I expect to deepen my understanding of 5G systems that will guide me to crack challenging technical interviews of top telecom companies."
- Ruturaj Mandip Mane, Automation Engineer, Parallel Wireless

"Unlike regular ethernet technologies, 5G has a steep learning curve. And this programme would give me that foundational understanding of 5G."
- Sunil Mekad, Engineer, Juniper Networks

"I want to pursue my career in wireless communication. Through this programme, I can see myself moving in that direction and applying my learnings suitably in future projects."
- Ujjwal Chitransh, Lead Engineer, Radisys

"I have worked on various wireless domain projects. I believe pursuing the 5G Technologies with AI and Cloud programme will lead me toward the fulfilment of my career goal."
- Dhruvkumar Raval, Lead Engineer, Saankhya Labs

"I want to gain a deeper understanding of 5G, its applications, network planning and management, which would enable me to contribute better to this field."
- Harshini B, Member Of Technical Staff, Rakuten Symphony

"I have worked on multiple telecom technologies, from circuit to packet switching. However, 5G is the future, and I find the need to be updated with the current technologies for my profession."
- Shubhada, Sub Divisional Engineer, BSNL

"I am working on wireless domain products. I know RF discrete components and want to improve my knowledge of 5G systems and their architecture. This also helps understand customers in a better way."
- Sai Jagini, Senior Engineer, Analog Devices

"I would like to get a full grip on core 5G stack development with AI and Cloud so that my career opportunities would not be limited to OEMs but extended to other sectors."
- Ruthwar Kumar Ambeer, Senior Principal Engineer, Oplus RD

"IISc being the top university in advanced research, involved in many indigenous initiatives, makes this programme attractive to me, as I will learn from research experts."
- Namit Kumar, Senior Principal Engineer, Hughes Systique

"Through this programme, I expect to build capabilities to decode all 5G layers protocol messages, 5G deployment strategy, and 5G technologies with AI and Cloud."
- Vinuth Shetty, Senior Test Engineer, Marquis Technologies

Note: These are edited versions based on the details submitted by various programme applicants.

What is the format?

Program Options

  • 9-Month Executive Programme
    PG Level Advanced Certification in 5G Technologies with AI and Cloud
  • 6-Month Executive Programme
    PG Level Advanced Certification in 5G Technologies
  • Campus Visit of 2 Days to IISc, Bangalore
  • Live Interactive Sessions by IISc Faculty and Industry Experts
  • Best-in-class Self-learning Content, Projects, Case Studies and Hands-on Sessions

The programme will be delivered on TalentSprint’s digital platform ipearl.ai

What are the key learning outcomes?

Upon completion, you will be able to

  • Understand and apply
    5G applications
  • Understand key business areas for building 5G solutions
  • Build and run
    the 5G system

What is the eligibility?

  • eduationEducation: Working professionals with BE/BTech/ME/MTech in any stream, BCA, B.Sc. CS, MCA, M.Sc. CS
  • expExperience: Minimum 2 years

How can I enroll for this programme?

  • Application

    Apply for the

  • Selection

    Selection by
    IISc Committee**

  • Enrollment

    Join the

**Selection for the programme will be done by IISc and is strictly based on the education, work experience, and motivation of the participants.

What will be my investment?

PG Level Advanced Certification in 5G Technologies with AI and Cloud

PG Level Advanced Certification in 5G Technologies

To be borne by participants
(i) Application fee of ₹2,000, and
(ii) Campus visit fee will be based on actuals and to be borne by the participants.

Fees paid are non-refundable and non-transferable.


About TalentSprint

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • A tech professional working in industries implementing 5G technology and applications or
  • A tech professional in the telecom ecosystem building 5G Network Solutions

The distinguished faculty group is involved in advanced research in Telecom through global projects like the National 5G Testbed (DoT), British Telecom India Research Centre (BTIRC), working on cutting-edge AI, mobility and software engineering technologies.

Meet your mentors here.