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M.S (By Research) Jointly with ECIL


A. Course Links


MEBD 106E01 - Embedded Communication Systems

MSRE 106R01 - Embedded Networking


B. Regulations

Regulations Leading to M.S (by Research) degree in Collaboration with ECIL, Hyderabad



1.1. TIFAC CORE will provide facilities for instructions in prescribed discipline at post-graduate level with more emphasis on research content, leading to the degree of M.S.

1.2. The programme is conducted in collaboration with  ECIL Hyderabad.

1.3. Number of candidates to be admitted is limited to 15. 

1.4. The programme will be open only to  candidates with valid GATE score



2.1. The M.S. programme shall comprise the following two parts, viz.

I  – Prescribed course work, and

II – Project work

The normal duration of the programme shall be 4 semesters.



3.1. A candidate who has passed the final examination for the Bachelors degree in Engineering, Technology with specialization in fields such as electrical, electronics, instrumentation, communications, computer, IT from a recognized University obtaining at least 60% marks or equivalent CGPA shall be eligible for admission to the programme , provided they have  a valid GATE score.


SASTRA will prescribe, from time to time, other eligibility conditions regarding: The minimum marks secured in the qualifying examinations, Permitted number of  attempts for obtaining the degree, Qualifying performance in entrance tests, GATE score, Physical fitness, etc.

3.2. ECIL shall provide fellowship  to the selected candidates



4.1. All candidates for admission to the programme must submit their application in prescribed form together with attested copies of relevant mark sheets testimonials and prescribed fees by the date  notified by the University.

4.2. Candidates shall be required to present themselves for a personal interview before a Selection Board. Final selection of candidates shall be made by the Selection committee on the basis of their performance at the qualifying examination and at the interview. The selection Board will consist of following members:

i)    Coordinator,  TIFAC CORE

ii)   Members of the Academic Committee, Dean (R)       

iii)  Selection committee from ECIL

Members of the academic committee will consist of  two expert members from TIFAC CORE  not below the rank of Assistant Professor.

4.3. The recommendation of the Selection Board will be final. Selected candidates will be offered admission to the programme. The candidates will be required to join TIFAC-CORE at SASTRA at least seven days before commencement of the semester for which they have been selected.

4.4. Selected candidates shall be enrolled for the programme only after they have been found physically fit and they have paid all prescribed fees and deposits.



5.1. TIFAC CORE   will not provide campus residence facilities during the programme. It is the responsibility of the candidate to make arrangements for stay. The selected candidates  shall be guided by the existing rules of the University. In all circumstances, they too shall be subject to the Rules relating to conduct and discipline.

5.2. Attendance in all classes is compulsory. If the attendance of any student is considered to be unsatisfactory he may not be permitted to appear at the examination. A student with poor attendance record may be asked to discontinue his/her studies. A student can avail of leave, as applicable  up to 25% of the total, subject to obtaining 75% attendance.

5.3. Students shall conduct themselves within and outside the precincts of the University in a manner befitting the students of an institution of national importance.



6.1. In order to qualify for the degree a student is required to complete the following curricula requirements:


 a) Course work  18 Credits

20 Credits

 b) Lab practice    2 Credits
 PART - B                                                  RESEARCH WORK
 a) Internal assessment of day to day work (by Supervisor/guides) 10 Credits

40 Credits

 b) Internal Evaluation of dissertation (by Supervisor) 5 Credits
 c) External Evaluation of dissertation by external expert 5 Credits
 d) Evaluation of dissertation by Internal expert from 
5 Credits
 e) Final viva-voce by Internal & External Examiners 
     appointed by the University
15 Credits


60 Credits


6.2. The course work : Students within a week of joining, and before the semester begins, may choose supervisors  and also decide courses they will have to undergo. A student will have to take the coursework as per the advice of the faculty advisor and   research advisor.  Details of course work will be available with the department.

Course–wise grades are awarded to the students by adopting the following scheme, based on the aggregate marks scored by the student in the course , the evaluation scheme will be  available with the  department time to time.   The student shall be assessed continuously during the course  ensure quality. A student has to  secure a minimum of 6 CGPA in the first semester to continue to   be eligible for the ECIL fellowship.

Range Percentage

Letter Grade

Grade Point

Description of Performance

85% & above

S 10 Outstanding
75% & above, but below 85% A 8 Very Good
65% & above, but below 75% B 7 Good
55% & above, but below 65% C 6 Average
50% & above, but below 55% D 5 Pass
Less than 50% F 2 Fail
Absent for Final Exam E 2 Exposure
Lack of Attendance I 0 Incomplete

Grade Point Average (GPA) & Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) are calculated as follows:

 GPA = Σ( Number of credits x Grade Points)
Σ  ( Number of credits)

The cumulative mark sheet will indicate only CGPA of the candidate.

Every course has been assigned a certain number of credits, according to the following pattern:

a) 1 credit for each lecture, tutorial  period/week

b) 1 credit for each practical session of 3 periods/week

A letter grade, corresponding to the marks secured by the student, is awarded for each course for which a student accumulates the course credits as earned credits.  A student’s progress is measured by the number of credits that the student has earned and the grade point average.

6.4. The Seminar: A  seminar about one hour duration for each student is  required as  a noncredit  work.   Performance of students at the seminar will be assessed by the Departmental Academic Committee. and improvements will be suggested.  The student may   present   the preliminary work on the topic of research at ECIL, if known . The student is expected to submit a paper on the topic of research/study analysis on a recent  topic and make a presentation.  All Students are expected  to participate in the weekly interaction seminars  as above.

6.5. Research work for Dissertation

(a) The supervisor will assign the problems on which the students will carry out research for their dissertation.

(b) If the research problem of a student is inter-disciplinary in nature, there may be  joint supervisors appointed for the student from the Institution or from the industry, as the case may be. Under no circumstances, will a student have more than two supervisors.

(c) Preliminary study of the  dissertation work may be done in the First semester.


7. Submission of  Synopsis

7.1. A student shall submit an objective summary of not exceeding 1000 words, at least two months before the date of submission of dissertation. Four copies of the synopsis neatly typed are to be submitted to the Co-ordinator, TIFAC-CORE for onward transmission to the Academic Section.

7.2. The Departmental Academic Committee will, if it finds the synopsis in order, forward the copies of it to the Controller of Examinations together with two panels, one of (a) at least five external experts, all within the country, and the other of (b) members of faculty from  the University. Controller of  Examinations will appoint one external expert from panel (a) to evaluate the dissertation and one internal expert from panel (b) for assessment of the dissertation and for assessment at the final viva voce.



8.1.  A dissertation must contain:

(a) a certificate from the Supervisor's to the effect that (i) the work has been carried out under his/their supervision, (ii) the student has fulfilled all the prescribed requirements, and (iii) the dissertation is based on the student’s own work and that it has not been submitted elsewhere for any other degree/diploma,

(b) an abstract of the dissertation in about 200 words, together with about 15 keywords.

(c) References / Bibliography.

8.2. The dissertation should be neatly typed or printed. At least 4 copies of the dissertation should be submitted through the Co-ordinator, TIFAC-CORE, within a maximum period of 2 months from the date of submission of the synopsis.

8.3.  Assessment of the dissertation:

8.3.1. The dissertation will be referred to an external expert, an internal expert from the approved panel and the supervisor for evaluation by them separately. The external/internal experts and the supervisor will be required to award a letter grade in the absolute Grading System  according to performance of the student.

8.3.2. The Departmental Academic Committee will direct the student to appear for a viva voce only if the grades reported by the external examiner and the Supervisor are ‘C’ or higher. If the external examiner accepts the dissertation awarding grade ‘C’ or a higher grade but desires that certain points be clarified at the viva voce, the student will be required to satisfy the Viva Voce Board on the points before it makes its final assessment.

8.3.3. If the examiner desires revision/clarification of some points before the makes the assessment, the candidate is to clarify the points and revise the thesis, as the case may be. The revised thesis or the points clarified will be sent to the examiner.

8.3.4. In case the grade awarded by the external examiner is lower than ‘C’ the Departmental Academic Committee and Dean (R) may refer the dissertation to another expert from the panel whose assessment shall be taken as final.  



9.1. On the basis of the evaluation of the dissertation by the internal expert, external expert-supervisor the final viva voce will be conducted by the Board consisting of  the internal expert and the external expert.  Controller of Examinations will assess the overall performance of the student in terms of a letter grade based on all the above (Ref. 6.3)   The total credits assigned for this part is 15.  



A student who has completed satisfactorily all prescribed requirements and has cleared all fees and dues payable to the Institute shall be eligible for the award of M.S. degree The degree shall be awarded at the annual convocation for the academic session in which the student completes the requirements satisfactorily.



The Board of Management of SASTRA reserves its right to alter or amend or repeal or annul any or all the rules & regulations.



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