The world faced chip shortage due to the COVID-19 pandemic and several industries are yet to overcome this problem. The chip shortage is going to stay for some time because of the complexities involved in the production of semiconductors. Amid all this, the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) has launched 4 years BTech in Electrical Engineering with a focus on IC (Integrated Circuit) Design & Technology. According to the institute, the program will significantly contribute toward making India a ‘Semiconductor Nation’.
“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,” the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad said in a release.
This is a first-of-its-kind course that aims to provide end-to-end learning to create an industry-ready workforce.
— IIT Hyderabad (@IITHyderabad) September 17, 2022
Key features and curriculum
– The curriculum has been designed in consultation with the industry.
– Hands-on training to students in state-of-the-art design tools and equipment.
– IIT Hyderabad has offered a successful MTech program in Microelectronics and VLSI for more than a decade.
– The options of Honors and Minors are available for this program as well. The student has to complete an additional 12 credits to earn them.
– Opportunities for industry internships during the program.
According to Prof BS Murty – Director, IIT Hyderabad – it is essential to generate competent human resources in the field of semiconductor manufacturing space.
“One such step from IIT Hyderabad 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,” Murty said.
IIT Hyderabad is one of the eight new IITs established by the Government of India in 2008.