M. Tech. VLSI and Embedded Systems

M Tech in VLSI and Embedded Systems is a two-year programme offered by the APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, Kerala. VLSI technology has emerged out as a successful conglomeration of material science and electronics engineering. The programme focus on developing hands-on skills in the design and simulation of semiconductor devices and circuits, architecting systems using embedded components. Electronics engineers will be trained in areas starting from lowermost level of physical devices to the top level of application development.

This program aims at preparing electronics engineers to develop knowledge and skills in VLSI design methodology with a systems perspective in order to facilitate the use of computer-aided design tools for the analysis and design of special purpose digital and analogue circuits and systems. We organize regular interactive sessions by experts from industry and academia along with conferences, workshops and seminars in the thrust areas. In association with IEEE SSCS and VLSI & Embedded industries, we offer specialized hands-on training to our graduates on high-end industry supported syllabus. This programme also offers strong knowledge in the Embedded system design covering thrust areas, such as, Advanced Embedded Microcontrollers, Real Time Embedded Systems, Advanced Embedded System Design and System on Chip. Trained engineers in VLSI design can start their career in the semiconductor industry and become a VLSI engineer. Special ‘Tailor Made Courses” in IC Design & Embedded Systems are provided to our PG scholars to make them industry ready so that they can seek their career as Front- end verification engineers, Validation engineers, Modelling engineers, Verification consultants, PCB designers, AMS designers, DFT designer and Library developers.

Value Added Course

To minimize the industry-academia gap for research scholars, this proposed initiative aims to equip them with hands-on training on industry-based tools to make them industry-ready. The syllabus for the course on VLSI has been prepared with the help of experts, such as Dr Jan Van, IEEE-SSCS, President, Dr Rakesh Kumar, former SSCS President & CEO, TCX Technology Connexions, California, Rakesh Malik, Sr Group Manager at ST Microelectronics, and Chair at IEEE SSCS Delhi chapter. The advisory board comprises, apart from Rakesh Malik, Dr Rakesh Kumar, president & CEO, TCX Technology Connexions, California and former SSCS president, Dr Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, JNU, New Delhi, Dr Rama S Komaragiri – Professor HOD, Bennett University, Uttar Pradesh, and Dr D Nirmal – Associate Professor, Karunya University, Coimbatore. Similarly, Digicore Technologies is the industry partner for the Embedded Systems course. The third course in Communication Engineering, with Ansys as their industry partner, is being planned for the students.