The communications group is involved in running two M.Tech programmes in Communications and Optoelectronics & Optical Communication, with typical annual intake of 25 and 17 students, respectively. In addition, there are typically 10 PhD students.

The group consists of eleven faculty members, whose research interests include Communication Systems, Computer Communication, Signal Processing, Coding Theory, Microwave Integrated Circuits, Optical Communications, Quasi-Optical Techniques and Integrated Optics. The faculty members of the group are engaged in both fundamental and applied research, leading to important publications and the execution of several sponsored projects.

The group has well-equipped laboratories in the areas of Communication Engineering, Telematics, Microwave Engineering, Signal and Information Processing, Optical Communication and Photonic Systems. The group has undertaken a major thrust area project in Telematics and two mission projects in Photonics.