School of Electronic Systems and Automation

School of Electronic Systems and Automation (SoE)

The School of Electronic Systems and Automation (SoE) believes in ​ the practice of open
innovation, open hardware and open minds.​ And hold the following values to its heart:

  1. Learning is a process and not a product
  2. Innovation and creative thinking as a core value
  3. Promote inclusive education and learning
  4. Focus on student centred educational practices
  5. Embrace multiculturalism and international diversity
  6. Encourage diverse ways to make and demonstrate impact
  7. Enable an active start-up ecosystem

We welcome the visitors, industry representatives and students to be part of this journey
and value system.


We identify exceptional research and commercialisation opportunities, inspire collaborative works, promote industry, and make connections to accelerate social, economic, technological and environmental development.


The School of Electronic Systems and Automation (SoE), The Kerala University of Digital Sciences, Innovation and Technology is established in 2020, in Technocity campus, Trivandrum. The SoE aims to be a premier centre of research and innovation in Electronics Systems and Automation making key contributions to the economic, technological and social well-being.


  • The SoE is an Engineering school that focuses mainly on applied research and innovation in Electronic Systems. The SoE aims to be international from its work environment to professional practice and offer intellectual freedom to grow. All the faculty in the school are considered intellectual equals irrespective of the stage of career.
  • The SoE will place quality ahead of all the other parameters:
    a. The SoE places merit and quality ahead of equal opportunities principles. Although it will follow all the national guidelines and requirements where necessary, it will focus on the quality.
    b. It is expected that faculty members will attain high standards in research, teaching and services.
  • The communications within the school aims to be transparent and fast. Being a digital university, all documentations to communications are expected to be in digital forms.
  • SoE believes in a student-centered education. The students are expected to be internationally competitive and be highly disciplined in academic matters.
  • SoE encourages internationalization of its education and research activities in all levels. It envisions collaborative programs and encourages faculty to build programs that benefit the Indian society.
  • SoE will follow best practices from around the world and will update its strategies every year to be competitive nationally and internationally in all its endeavors.
  • SoE encourages all its faculty to commercialize, productize, perform social innovations and patent research.
  • SoE sets high priority to industry-academic collaborations and international research collaborations.
  • SoE programs and activities shall follow at the minimum the relevant university guidelines and those required by regulatory bodies. However, SoE shall set higher standards than prescribed by the university, in its educational programs, outreach, consulting and recruitment activities.

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Thematic Area

  • AI Hardware
  • AI Robotics
  • Signal Processing and Automation
  • Computational Imaging System

Research Themes

  • IoT and Sensor Systems
  • AI Hardware and AI Robotics
  • Signal Processing and Automation
  • VLSI Design and Technology
  • Graphene and 2D materials
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Materials for Energy Applications


Internships for MTech/MSc Students

IICG MTech/MSc Fellows: You are eligible to apply for a fellowship in Graphene and 2D materials as part of the India Innovation Centre for Graphene (IICG) project. If selected for this internship, you are expected to work on a one/two-year research project involving the use of Graphene for electronics engineering applications. Interns will receive a monthly research study allowance (Rs 15,000 for M.Tech and Rs 10,000 for MSc students) for carrying out a research project.  The positions are available to those who get admitted to the program, and who would clear an internship test and interview. You will receive a link to apply to this program once admitted. (Number of positions are subject to the availability of supervisors and funds, about 5-10 vacancies are expected).


  • MSc Electronics: (Major/Minor specializations: Agrifood Electronics, Unconventional Computing, Sensors, VLSI, AI hardware, Biomedical Electronics, Applied Materials, Signal Processing Hardware, IOT and Robotics)
  • MSc Applied Physics: (Major/Minor specializations: Semiconductors, VLSI Design, Applied Materials)
  • MTech Electronics Engineering: (Major/Minor specializations: Agrifood Electronics, Unconventional Computing, Sensors, VLSI, AI hardware, Biomedical Electronics, Applied Materials, Signal Processing Hardware, IOT and Robotics)
  • MTech in Electronic Product Design
  • PhD program (Full-time regular, Industry regular, and Part-time mode of study)

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SoE Faculty

Andre Geim

Distinguished Visiting Professor
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Antony George

Adjunct Professor
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Elangovan K

Assistant Professor
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Jose Joseph

Assistant Professor
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Michael G. Wahl

Visiting Professor
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Rajiv V. Joshi

Distinguished Visiting Professor
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Sumit Datta

Assistant Professor
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Board of Studies



Bhaskar Choubey

Siegen University

Alex James


Deepu John

University College Dublin

Rajesh Panicker

National University of Singapore

Paul K Ittoopunny


Krishna Kanth Avalur


Javed G S


Jai N Tripathi


Rahul Nair

University of Manchester

Sreelal S


Asharaf S


Sumit Datta


Christie Thomas Cherian


Elangovan K


Muthusankar Eswaran


Jose Joseph



The extraordinary energy of our talented community propels our work forward. Though our areas of expertise vary, we find shared purpose in our mission to “create, preserve, teach, and apply knowledge in the service of humanity.”

It means bringing together the most brilliant and creative minds to collaborate in ways that only we can, serving as an incubator for research and a driver for compassionate innovation.

Not only does Kerala Digital University provide you the practical skills that is necessary to transition seamlessly into the workforce upon your graduation, but we also make sure that you will have a good sense of social justice so that you make the transition responsibly.

The school will focus on STEM education. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is a broad term used to group together these academic disciplines.  



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