The LNM Institute of Information Technology

Doctoral Admissions - Department of CCE

Important Dates

Portal opening date01-03-2024
Portal Closing date30-04-2024
Date of Dispatch of Call letter07-05-2024
Date of written and Viva Examination20/21-05-2024
Date of Declaration of Result24-05-2024
Last date of payment of the fee & charges31-5-2024
Reporting & Joining date / verification of the documents31-05-2024 (tentative)

Eligibility Criteria

M.Tech. / ME / MS (by research) in CCE/ CSE/ ECE/ IT or any other relevant discipline with a minimum 60 % marks or equivalent CPI/CGPA


B.Tech. / B.E. in CSE/ ECE/ CCE/ IT or any other relevant discipline or MCA with a minimum 75% marks or equivalent CPI/CGPA and qualified GATE score


M.Sc in CS / Electronics or any other relevant discipline with a minimum 75% marks or equivalent CPI/CGPA and qualified GATE score

Note: The students awaiting their qualifying examination results are also eligible to apply. They need to submit the qualifying mark sheets and/or certificates at the time of admission.

For Part-Time PhD program

  1. The minimum qualification for these candidates is the same as for full-time candidates except experience requirement.
  2. Experience required for admission to part-time Ph.D. Programmes (Engineering) is
Eligibility Qualification Work Experience (Post Qualification)
M.E./M.Tech. /M.S. (by Research) or equivalent 1 Year
B.E./B.Tech. or equivalent 3 Years
  1. The part-time candidates should submit, a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the organization, in which s/he is employed, at the time of admissions giving an undertaking that s/he would be released from the normal duties to fulfill the course-work requirement (and qualifier examination, if applicable).

Admission Procedure

Admission to the Ph.D. Programme is offered to eligible candidates on the basis of an entrance examination and an interview. Consequently, all applicants who qualify in the written examination have to appear for the personal interview on the same day or very next day. Candidates who have qualified for national level fellowships like CSIR/UGC-NET-JRF, DST-INSPIRE, NBHM Ph.D. scholarship or equivalent valid fellowship in the relevant subject/discipline may be exempted from the written examination but not from the interview. No request for remote interviews would be entertained.

Major Research Areas

  • Communication & Networking: Internet-of-Things, Ad-hoc Networks, Body Area Networks, Wireless Sensor Networks, Real-Time Embedded Systems, Cloud/Edge Computing, etc.
  • Wireless Communication: 5G/ 6G Communication, AI/DL-assisted communication, etc.
  • Signal Processing.


  • Students may avail financial assistantship from external funding agencies (such as UGC/CSIR/NBHM/DST/DAE etc.) as well as from industries.
  • Financial assistance is available from the Institute to the meritorious students in the form of teaching and research assistantship as per Institute norms, for those candidates who may not have any external fellowship.
  • Partial financial support is available to the meritorious students to attend the workshops, short term courses and for paper presentation in refereed quality conferences as per Institute norms.
  • The institute fellowship for full time Ph.D. candidates is as follows:
    • INR 31,000 per month for initial two years
    • INR 35,000 per month for the next three years
  • Part time candidates are not eligible for the institute fellowship.



(a) Students are encouraged to avail financial assistantship from external funding agencies also (such as UGC/CSIR/NBHM/DST/DAE etc.) as well as from industries. They may have to be involved in Department as per rules.

(b) All Ph.D. students must work as TAs/RAs if they are being funded by the Institute.

Syllabus for Ph.D. Entrance Exam

The entrance examination shall contain both objective and subjective types of questions. The syllabus for the written entrance examination shall consist of 50% of research aptitude/methodology and 50% shall be subject-specific.

Research aptitude/methodology

The research aptitude/methodology part shall be of generic nature, intended to assess the research aptitude of the candidate. This part shall primarily contain questions to test the candidate’s: research aptitude, reasoning ability, graphical analysis, analytical and numerical ability, data interpretation, and quantitative aptitude.

Subject-specific exam

The subject-specific exam shall consist of two sections:

Section A: (40% weightage) compulsory questions for all

  1. Engineering Mathematics: Basics of Linear Algebra, Probability, and Statistics
  2. Computer Programming (C programming language) and Data Structures
  3. Boolean algebra, Combinatorial & Sequential Circuits.
  4. Computer Networks: TCP/IP Network Architecture, wired protocols.

Section B: (60% weightage)candidates may choose from either CSE or ECE-specific questions.


  • Algorithms: Complexity analysis, Searching, Sorting, Algorithm design techniques (Greedy, Dynamic Programming, and Divide‐and‐conquer), Graph algorithms.
  • Computer Organization and Architecture: Machine instructions and addressing modes. ALU, Data‐path and Control unit, Instruction pipelining, Memory hierarchy.
  • Operating Systems: Inter‐process communication, Concurrency and Synchronization, CPU scheduling, and Memory management.



  • Basic Electronics: Circuit Theorems and KCL/KVL, Op-amp, Characteristics and biasing of BJT, Oscillators, Filters: Bode plots, DAC and ADC: Principles and Circuits.
  • Signals Systems & Communication: LTI systems, Fourier representation, Fourier, Laplace and z-transforms, Analog modulation schemes: AM/ FM/ PM, Digital modulation schemes: PCM, BPSK, ASK, FSK, QAM modulation.
  • Digital Signal Processing: Transform analysis of LTI systems, Structures for Discrete-Time systems, FIR Filter Design Techniques, FFT, Multi-rate Signal Processing.