Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

Post Graduate Certificate in 5G Technology and IoT

Advance your career in the communication industry and the ever-evolving field of wireless communication. Build a comprehensive understanding of the underlying principles of advanced communication as they pertain to fifth-generation (5G) wireless communication in the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP).


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6 months with live interactive sessions

30+ hours of live discussions and insightful sessions by experienced faculty

INR 60,000 / $750

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Learn from prominent industry experts

Via live classes and active feedback from faculty

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Reputation for excellence

Learn from the Continuing Education Centre at IIT Roorkee, ranked as a leading university in higher technological education, basic and applied research, and engineering.

Live and interactive learning experience

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IIT R Five Generation Technologies

Program description

Earn a post graduate certificate from a leading technical institution.


With the Post Graduate Certificate in 5G Technology and IoT, you’ll build a comprehensive understanding of the underlying principles of advanced communication as they pertain to fifth-generation (5G) wireless communication in the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). You’ll focus on key aspects of 5G and beyond while exploring 5G challenges for software-defined radios, optical communication for IoT applications, mining techniques for IoT and smart cities, and advanced signal processing aspects such as compressive sensing and sparse recovery.

This programme is ideal for communication industry professionals who want to understand various aspects of advanced communication systems and develop the software and hardware skills necessary to implement them. You’ll develop in-demand skills and experience through case studies as you build essential software skills with expert faculty feedback and support. This programme is the culmination of communication and signal processing research and industrial training activities in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering.

During the programme, you will also gain industry-relevant skills by learning via live sessions from various industry experts -

  1. Dr. Manoj Kumar (Principal Data Scientist, Honeywell, USA)
  2. Dr. Sanket Kalamakar (Staff Engineer, Qualcomm, USA)
  3. Dr. Javed Akhtar (System Developer, Ericsson, Sweden)
  4. Ravindranath (Technical Director, Lekha Wireless Solutions, India)
  5. Dr. Venugopalakrishna Y. R. (Chief Manager, Continental Autonomous Mobility, India)

Required background

A basic knowledge of linear algebra and digital communication is required to enrol in this programme.


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In case you missed it, the Q&A session with the faculty on 18 January 2024 is now available to watch. Learn more about the certificate,the curriculum, and learning outcomes directly from the faculty in this video.

Skills you will gain

  • Fundamentals of modern wireless communication
  • Python programming for data mining
  • Advanced data mining techniques
  • MIMO Systems
  • Anomaly detection

5 courses

Course 1 of 5

Data Mining for Smart Cities


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IoT has now become a significant component of urban life giving rise to “smart cities,” which aim to transform present day’s urban conglomerate into citizen-friendly and environmentally sustainable living spaces. These IoT devices generate a huge amount of data which could help in better understanding of operations and other significant aspects of the city life. This course aims to make the participants aware of various data mining and machine learning techniques, various format of datasets on which they can be applied to, implementation in python programing language, and interpretation of results for extracting actionable knowledge. Hands-on experiments on various real-life datasets would also be part of this course to get the participants ready to experiment on their domain related novel datasets.

Course 2 of 5

Foundations of Advanced Wireless Communication


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This course focuses on advanced but essential concepts, techniques, and algorithms needed for understanding and designing modern wireless communication systems. You will begin this course by exploring the basics of wireless channels, followed by the need for multi-antenna systems. You will further see such of the two seminal multi-antenna technologies, namely, MIMO and massive MIMO. The first one is the basis for 4G systems, whereas the second one is the same for 5G systems. You will also learn the multiple access techniques and the basics of mmWave communications.

After completing this course, a learner will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of modern wireless communication, such as 4G and 5G systems.
  • Learn all the essential theories related to their critical technical advancements.
  • Comprehend the challenges in realizing them and the way forward.

Course 3 of 5

5G and Beyond Wireless Technologies


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The objective of this course is two fold. First it will provide an exposure to 3GPP standards mainly focussing on the 5G New Radio standards. This will discuss in detail the data and control transmit and receive among others. Second part of the course will discuss beyond 5G and 6G research topics, namely intelligent reflecting surfaces, cell-free massive MIMO, among others.

Course 4 of 5

Software Defined Radios


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Software defined radio is the backbone of the advanced digital communication systems. This course provides practical insight on the selection, design and interaction between different components of a software-defined-radio. The course will give a detailed description of each hardware component, the criterion of the selection, the limitations posed by each such component and the effect on each component on transmitted signal quality. The course will also cover established industry-approved norms and metrics to understand the SDr performance. In addition, Software-defined-radio based algorithms will be discussed to circumvent some of the limitations of hardware to enhance spectrum as well as power efficiency of the overall communication system.

Course 5 of 5

Principles of Sparse Recovery and Compressive Sensing


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The goal of this course is to introduce the basic concepts and mathematical principles of sparse signal recovery and compressed sensing. The course starts with a deep-dive into the problem of finding a sparse solution to an underdetermined linear system of equations, and introduces the l0-norm minimization problem, which is the central problem of compressed sensing. We study the existence of unique and stable solutions for this canonical problem. We will also study the popular polynomial-time algorithms for solving this otherwise NP-hard problem. Towards the end of this course, we will see how compressed sensing and the sparse signal recovery problem are related and how these ideas can be applied to solve real-world problems related to wireless communications.


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