Institute submits proposal for a Center for Excellence in Advanced Communication
The minister of state for communications, Government of India, Devusinh Chauhan, visited Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati on October 11 and invited the institute to provide support for 5G communications and other vital technologies.
Speaking on his maiden visit to IIT Guwahati, Chauhan expressed his satisfaction on the various advanced research areas being pursued by the Electronics and Electrical Engineering (EEE) department faculty members. He also witnessed the massive infrastructure that the institute has developed in frontier areas of communications and other allied areas, which will be a huge boon for pursuing research and development in frontier areas of Communications and IT. He stressed developing technology that will be affordable for the masses and has deep penetration in the rural areas as well.
The director IIT Guwahati informed the minister about the institute’s endeavour to promote cutting-edge research activities in emerging areas for the benefit of the country.
Director of IIT Guwahati, TG. Sitharam, while welcoming minister Chauhan, highlighted the importance of communication and connectivity in this NE region for its overall economic and social development. He stressed that IIT Guwahati being a knowledge hub can provide technology platforms to deliver best solutions to overcome impeding problems of this region and join hands with the ministry of communications to provide solutions to enhance the connectivity, improve telecom infrastructure and provide training to human resources for better management and operations of telecommunications facilities.
The IIT Guwahati team, presented an overview of 5G-related research activities, IC design, fabrication and characterisation for 5G millimeter-wave, Multi-user OTFS modulation under heterogeneous user mobilities, Wireless Information and Energy Transfer in a Heterogeneous Network, D2D based vehicular communication and IoT and Edge computing being pursued at the EEE department and the contributions IIT Guwahati can make as well as the strong capability to support futuristic Communication initiatives from the ministry.
The IIT Guwahati EEE department, also handed a project proposal to Chauhan for setting up a Center for Excellence in Advanced Communication at IIT Guwahati to develop specific areas of next-generation communication systems, which will enable the country to take a lead in niche areas of communication technologies.