Microelectronics and Semiconductor Technologies are enabling the creation of next-generation semiconductors, making systems faster, smaller and more energy efficient. With possibilities to improve and even revolutionize many technologies, Microelectronics is delivering immense value to IT, medicine, transportation, energy, food safety, environmental science, and many others. Some of the important developments listed here indicate the accelerating Microelectronics and semiconductor technologies industry growth.
This is the right time for professionals to gain a deep insight into designing, modeling, characterisation and development of semiconductor technology and tap into the promising opportunities that this sector offers.
The majority of professionals in the VLSI and semiconductor industry are often trained in VLSI design or circuit design principles, and in their design practice, they consider semiconductor devices as a black box. These design practices, which require one to follow thousands of design rules, don’t involve a first principal understanding of semiconductor technology.
This gap originates from the undergraduate and postgraduate training given at the majority of places, which lacks rigorous training on micro and nanoelectronics and device as well as semiconductor technology principles. While the black box approach may have worked for several generations, given the way technology is advancing, it is going to be difficult for working professionals to survive in this industry without understanding the fundamentals of devices and semiconductor technologies and the principles of micro and nanoelectronics.
The other aspect is the push for semiconductor fabs and production around the world. There will be around fifty new fabs in the next 5 years, possibly even more, and each fab would require thousands of semiconductor professionals. This means there will be demand for over one lakh new professionals in the next five years who understand semiconductor technologies. To enable professionals to navigate this change, IISc, in association with TalentSprint, has launched this online programme, where aspirants can enhance their knowledge and build capabilities to thrive in the new semiconductor era.
IISc offers India’s most sought-after M-Tech programme on Microelectronics and Semiconductor Technologies and VLSI Design. This programme is jointly designed and delivered by the Department of Electronics Systems Engineering and the Department of Electrical and Communications Engineering. A majority of the top GATE-scoring candidates apply for this programme. It offers research-oriented training curated from the expert industry and research experiences. What professionals will learn during this PG Level Advanced Certification Programme is a significant subset of what is covered in IISc’s regular M-Tech programme.
This LIVE and interactive online programme has the potential to strengthen fundamentals, inform new industry developments and bridge the knowledge gap. Participants attending this programme can benefit from the following -
Cutting-edge Applied Learning
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The programme will be taught by award-winning IISc faculty members bearing academic accreditation from top institutions around the world.
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Minimum Qualification: B.E./B.Tech Degree (ECE, EEE, EE, Instrumentation, Nanoscience/Nanotechnology, Material Science, Material Physics, Material Engineering and Semiconductor)
The programme will be delivered in an interactive online format, retaining effectiveness while maintaining safety. The format uniquely combines the benefits of an in-class programme with the flexibility and safety of online learning.
Benefits of in-class delivery
Flexibility and additional value of online learning
The programme will be delivered on TalentSprint's patent-pending iPearl.ai, a leading digital learning platform of choice used for programs delivered by the likes of Google, IIM Calcutta, IIT Hyderabad, IISc, and IIT Kanpur, to name a few.
Your peer group will include engineers and academicians working with leading organizations on nanoelectronics, semiconductor technologies, circuit design and manufacturing.
This is an expertise-building programme for experienced professionals. You will obtain a certification from IISc, World’s #1 Research University.
A certificate of successful completion is provided upon meeting all program requirements. IISc carries out all examinations and evaluations related to the certification.
The programme format with LIVE Interactive Sessions, group projects and case study analysis enables a conducive environment to network with your peers in the cohort. Most participants can continue to network even after the cohort by using the alumni portal.
As an Institution of Eminence, IISc enjoys considerable autonomy. Certificate programs offered by the institution to working professionals, such as this program, are governed and fully approved by the IISc Centre for Continuing Education. The program complies with all the relevant regulations applicable.
All participants are required to execute, before the start of the programme, an agreement that consists of the standard programme Terms and Conditions. It has the following components:
IISc conducts the selection process for the programme. Candidates will be selected based on the details of their education, work experience, and a statement of purpose submitted by them along with the application.
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*Selection for the programme will be done by IISc and is strictly based on the education, work experience, and motivation of the participants.
**Scanned copies to be submitted within 7 days 1. Education Certificate 2. Experience Letter/Latest Pay Slip
The curriculum will include fundamentals, design, types and physics behind semiconductor devices and transistors. There are several lab modules to understand the engineering of the industry-standard device and process design. Further, concepts like reliability physics and reliable device design and design of power devices are also covered.
Participants will learn about device and process design and simulations. Besides, they will learn wafer-level device and material characterization principles. These are highly essential for becoming a device engineer or appreciating the device design complexities.
1. Basics of Semiconductor Devices and Technology
2. Microelectronics Lab
3. Physics and Design of Transistors
4. Design of Power Semiconductor Devices
5. Reliability of Nanoscale Circuits and Systems
The programme commences in January 2024
The programme is offered in two tracks
PG Level Advanced Certificate Programme in Microelectronics and Semiconductor Technologies
Advanced Certification Programme in Microelectronics and Semiconductor Technologies
Note: Participants can choose either of the options
The programme will be delivered through faculty-led interactive live sessions on TalentSprint’s iPearl.ai. These online sessions will be held at a schedule convenient for working professionals. Participants will be able to interact with the faculty through video, audio, and chat. They will also be able to chat with fellow participants of the programme during online sessions.
As per the programme norms, participants have to maintain at least 75% of attendance during the programme. Going by the curriculum, it is recommended that participants maintain attendance for enriched learning. In the event of unavoidable circumstances, if any, one can access the recorded lectures on our platform to cover up for the missed sessions.
The programme includes continuous formative and summative assessments. The final scores will be determined based on the sum of the scores of various assessments
Yes, participants are required to have their laptops.
Reading material (pre/post session) will be shared regularly through the Online Learning Management System. The access will be available for 1 year from the date of the commencement of the programme.
A certificate of successful completion is provided upon completion of all requirements of the programme. All examinations and evaluations related to the certification are carried out by IISc, Bangalore.
Yes. Flexible EMI options can be availed to pay the programme fee in installments. Please reach out to your RM to know about the details of the schemes available.
For scholarship-related details, please visit here. You can also reach out to your RM for more details.
No, the application fee is non-refundable.
No. The programme fee is non-refundable and non-transferable under any circumstances.
Building deep-tech expertise in semiconductor technologies is an absolute necessity for professionals in this fast-changing world that is constantly disrupted by technology.
Professionals have multiple options for funding.
We have also observed that the commitment levels are higher among self-funding participants.
iPearl.ai (Interactive Platform for Experiential and Remote Learning) is created by TalentSprint’s engineering team led by our Chief Technology Officer, an IIT Kanpur alumni. The platform integrates best-in-class open source technologies and SaaS services and perfected them over the last seven years.
When this platform was built, we intended to offer it to our partners and customers for digital learning and delivery. Since 2013, the platform has been extensively used by IIM Calcutta, IIT Kanpur, IIIT Hyderabad and IIT Hyderabad, and many more of our customers and partners. To date, more than 300,000 students have used this platform, which is reputed for user experience, quality, and scale.
This feature-rich platform has become so popular that some of our partners are now using it for their academic needs.
The tried and tested direct-to-device platform enables 24 x 7 learning for its users. Some key benefits of the platform are:
A comparative study of iPearl.ai against Canvas, Impartus, Moodle, Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom was conducted.
Features in the following categories were compared:
Do not worry. In case you miss a session, you will be given access to view the recorded version of the session soon.
IISc (Indian Institute of Science) is the oldest and the finest higher education institute of its kind in India. It pursues excellence in research and education in several fields of Science and Engineering. It is one of the first three publicly funded institutes to be awarded the Institute of Eminence status. The alumni of IISc hold significant academic and industry positions around the globe. For more information, visit https://www.iisc.ac.in
The PG Level Advanced Certificate Programme in Microelectronics and Semiconductor Technologies will be delivered by IISc’s Centre for Continuing Education (CCE). CCE offers courses suitably designed to meet the requirements of various target groups - research & development (R&D) laboratories and industries, research scientists, and engineers- enabling them to grow into competent managers of technology-intensive and data-driven organisations. For more information, visit http://cce.iisc.ac.in.
Established in 2010, TalentSprint is a part of the NSE group and a global edtech company that brings transformational high-end and deep-tech learning programs to young and experienced professionals. The company’s digital learning platform iPearl.ai offers a hybrid onsite/online experience to seekers of deep technology expertise. TalentSprint partners with top academic institutions and global corporations to create and deliver world-class programs, certifications, and outcomes. Its programs have consistently seen a high engagement rate and customer delight. It is a leading Innovation Partner for the National Skill Development Corporation, an arm of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India. A recipient of various prestigious accolades, TalentSprint was recently honoured with the Indian Achievers Award 2022, for its excellence in building deeptech talent in India. For more information about TalentSprint, visit www.talentsprint.com