IIT Hyderabad to support India Semiconductor Mission with 1st of its kind  BTech in Electrical Engineering {IC Design & Technology}

IIT Hyderabad to support India Semiconductor Mission with 1st of its kind BTech in Electrical Engineering {IC Design & Technology}

Department of Electrical Engineering, in line with India’s Semiconductor Mission to promote talents from Chip to Startups, is launching 4 years BTech in Electrical Engineering with a focus on IC (Integrated Circuit) Design & Technology. The program aims to provide world-class ‘IC Design & Manufacturing’ specialists trained in the concepts and techniques of Fabless Chip Design & manufacturing, contributing significantly towards making India a Semiconductor Nation. Further, the program intends to provide summer & semester-long industry internships to students to adapt to the market’s demand. The students will benefit from the academic acumen of IITH’s Faculty & Practical Expertise in the global industry & academic institutes in the field of IC Design & manufacturing. IITH is gratified to have even an incubator, FabCI supporting startups in the field of IC Design and equipped with world-class infrastructure & clean room to accelerate the wholesome learning of the students who choose this discipline. 

Complimenting IITH’s step, Dr Sunita Verma, Scientist ‘G’ & Group Coordinator (R&D in Electronics & IT), Meity, said, “The Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Course with specialization in IC Design & Technology of IIT Hyderabad is being initiated just at the right time. The course curriculum focusing on creating industry-ready design designers at the undergraduate level is a welcome move to make India a global talent hub in the ssemiconductor design area”.

Expressing delight over IITH’s initiative, Mr Amitesh Sinha, Joint Secretary (Electronics), Meity & Interim CEO, ISM, said, “Now the time has come to produce the Semicon Packaging & Manufacturing experts also. I am happy to learn that IIT Hyderabad has launched BTech Program in IC Design & Manufacturing. Such course will long in making India a Semiconductor Talent nation”.

Talking about the program’s relevance with NEP 2020, Prof B S Murty, Director, IITH, said, “Engineering institutes should strive to generate industry-ready human resources. With India moving fast into the semiconductor manufacturing space, it is essential for us to generate competent human resources in this field. One such step from IITH is the BTech in Electrical Engineering with insight into IC Design & Technology. It is in line with India’s mission to not only become a global player but a leader in semiconductor design & product development”.

Mapping the objectives of this program, Prof Shiv Govind Singh, Head - Dept of Electrical Engineering, said, “Tape out of chip design and hands-on training in semiconductor fabrication labs are the major USPs of this program. Strong practical exposure with summer & semester-long industry training is additional merit of this course”.