About Us

IIIT-Delhi established a new Centre of Excellence (CoE) on Light Fidelity (LiFi). TSDSI and ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) are anchoring the activities under this project from India and EU respectively. As a part of this project, the CoE will not only design relevant courses on LiFi, but will also facilitate capacity building by supporting research collaborations and exchange of experts between India and EU.

The vision of the proposed CoE includes developing technology solutions and products to enhance the last mile connectivity using Visible Light Communication (VLC), connect entrepreneurs in India with academic researchers who are pioneers of VLC as well as to standardization bodies, manpower training (academic faculty as well as students and engineers), and development of training and classroom courses on VLC. The CoE will also work on the standardization of these technologies, in the context of 5G and beyond, through TSDSI and lead the way for international standardization of 5G VLC based solutions through 3GPP.

VLC/LiFi technology is particularly interesting in the Indian context, as the Govt of India has launched a scheme for LED bulb distribution under the domestic efficient lighting program (DELP), in the purview of which India has distributed 15 Million LEDs so far. Thus, an efficient development and roll-out of this technology will augment the internet-access capabilities and complement the LED boom in India.


  • » Workshops
  • » Training Programs
  • » Invited Talks from EU experts
  • » Development of courses and MOOC
  • » Product Hackathon etc
  • » etc..


The CoE is driven by Prof. Vivek Ashok Bohara and Dr. Abhijit Mitra who lead a strong research group on optical wireless communications where members are involved in developing hardware and algorithms for indoor LiFi systems, hybrid RF-VLC systems, and VLC systems for V2V applications.

Vivek Ashok Bohara

Professor, ECE Department, IIITD

Abhijit Mitra

Assistant Professor, ECE Department, IIITD

Student Members


PhD Student, ECE Department, IIITD

Saswati Paramita

PhD Student, ECE Department, IIITD