MTech(ECE) with spec. VLSI & Embedded Systems

The VLSI and Embedded Systems MTech program will cover the fundamentals and engineering aspect of designing and developing IC based systems. Traditionally VLSI technology has emerged out as a successful conglomeration of two streams: material science and electrical engineering. The state of the art VLSI technology requires research in physical devices as well as novel design and development of electrical circuit. The program will focus on developing hands-on skill of designing semiconductor devices and circuits, architecting systems using embedded components such as, CPU, memory and peripherals. Students will be trained in several topics that cut across different domain, starting from lowermost level of physical devices to the top level of application development.


The following members of faculty will be offering courses and guiding thesis and scholarly papers in this specialization.

  • Amarjeet Singh
  • Mohammad Hashmi
  • Saket Srivastava
  • Subhasis Banerjee
  • Sujay Deb
  • M. Satyam (visiting faculty)
  • R. N. Biswas (visiting faculty)

The Institute is discussing with ST Microelectronics, NOIDA, for partnering in the program by ST offering some high-end industry-oriented courses, opportunities for internship at ST, joint guidance of some thesis, etc.

Specialization Courses

As per the MTech(ECE) regulations, a student in any specialization will be required to complete the Core Requirement of 12 credits (3 courses) by doing one course each from three of the core buckets (the current buckets are: Theory, Communications, Electronics, Computer Systems – courses in each of these buckets are given in the MTech regulation. For a specialization, a student has to do at least 20 credits from the list of courses specified for that specialization.

For specializatition in VLSI and Embedded Systems, the list of courses currently being offered is given below.

If a course here is also mentioned in some of the core buckets, then it can also be used to satisfy the core-course requirement of MTech (of course, the total number of credits to be taken still has to be fully met.)

  • Introduction to VLSI Design
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Digital Hardware Design
  • Computer Architecture
  • Embedded Systems
  • Advanced Architectures
  • Algorithm Analysis and Design
  • Signal Processing
  • Basic Analog Design
  • IC Fabrication and Layout
  • Semiconductor Device Theory
  • Multi Core Systems
  • Performance Modeling
  • RF Circuit Design
  • System Design for Wireless
  • Low Power Design
  • ASIC Design Flow
  • Memory Design