Frequently Asked Questions

Sensor tech is central to numerous new-age applications across diverse sectors - agriculture, healthcare, smart city, manufacturing, automotive, energy, traffic management, environmental monitoring, and beyond.

The current sensors industry is supported by the evolution and industrial applications of the IoT, which has uplifted the market in recent years, credited with providing precise measurements and data collection. Alongside this, the prevailing dominance of AI is significantly driving the growth of the sensors industry. As AI, IoT, and sensors are often used together, development in one is intricately linked with another.

Sensor technology is not just a passing trend but has become increasingly integral to how we live and work. Building expertise in sensor tech now can help you stay ahead of the curve and remain adaptable and future-proof.

The PG Level Advanced Certification Programme in Sensor Technologies is designed to help you capitalise on growth opportunities in the sensor technology space.

IISc offers India’s most sought-after research-based education in areas like Micro & Nano Electronics, Sensortech, Semiconductor Technologies, and VLSI Design. This programme is designed by experts teaching at the institution’s Division of Electrical, Electronics, & Computer Sciences. What professionals will learn during the programme is evidence of research-oriented training curated from the expert industry and research experiences.

Delivered in a LIVE and Interactive online format, the programme has the potential to strengthen your fundamentals, keep you updated on new industry developments, and bridge the knowledge gap prevailing in the sensor tech industry. Participants attending this programme can benefit from the following

Get the IISc Advantage

  • LIVE Interactive sessions by the distinguished IISc Faculty
  • Practice experiments at the world-class IISc Labs during campus immersion
  • Accelerate your career with certification from the World’s #1 Research University* (*QS World Ranking 2023 - based on citations per faculty metric)

Cutting-edge Applied Learning

  • Master sensor design, fabrication, and application concepts through immersive learning
  • Industry-vetted curriculum coupled with experiments, capstones, and campus immersion
  • Apply learnings via. experiments - micro and nanofabrication of sensors and transducers

Career Advancement

  • Become an in-demand specialist contributing to breakthrough sensor-driven projects.
  • Explore opportunities in industries: Industry 4.0, Robotics, Healthcare, etc.
  • Stay at the forefront of sensor technology advancements with enhanced acumen.
  • Professionals keen on a career in the design/development of sensor technologies.
  • Professionals with a background in Electronics, Electrical, or Instrumentation and open to explore the domain.
  • Automotive professionals who want to build sensor-powered autonomous systems.
  • Professionals working on Smart City projects: Developing IoT sensors for real-time city monitoring.
  • Entrepreneurs invested in creating Smart Solution
  • Hands-on Experience: Be adept at product design and rapid prototyping for real-world deployment of sensor technologies.
  • Tackle Interfacing Challenges: Ability to seamlessly design micro-engineered devices that interact with the real world through data acquisition systems.
  • Career in Diverse Sectors: Promising careers in Industry 4.0, Healthcare, Automotive, Smart City, etc., where sensor technologies find their profound use.
  • Propel your professional growth: Lead innovation initiatives powered by sensor technology in your organisation.

The programme will be taught by renowned experts bearing academic accreditation from top institutions worldwide. Meet the faculty here

  • Education: Education: B.E/B.Tech/M.E/M.Tech/M.Sc degree with a minimum of 50% marks
  • Applicants are preferred from fields of Electronics, Electrical, Mechanical, Instrumentation, Physics, Materials Engineering/Science, Chemical Engineering or similar.
  • Work Experience: Minimum 6 months of professional experience

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

  • Synchronous, interactive learnings from expert faculty
  • Interact and get your doubts answered by faculty
  • Peer learning through working in groups with other participants
  • Support from mentors for labs and experiments

Flexibility and additional value of online learning

  • Re-attend classes through recorded archives
  • Access videos easily with searchable and indexed video archives
  • Learn from the comfort and safety of your home
  • Learn one-on-one from mentors through office hours

The programme will be delivered on TalentSprint's patent-pending, a leading digital learning platform of choice used for programs offered by the likes of Google, IIM Calcutta, IIT Hyderabad, IISc, and IIT Kanpur, to name a few.

Your peer group will include tech professionals working across industries where sensors find their profound use. The line-up will also witness entrepreneurs working on smart city driven projects.

This is an expertise-building programme for experienced professionals. You will be certified by 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, Industry Sessions, Quizzes, Mini Projects, and Assignments 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 the institution offers to working professionals, such as this programme, are governed and fully approved by the IISc Centre for Continuing Education. The program complies with all the relevant regulations applicable.

All participants must execute, before the start of the programme, an agreement that consists of the standard programme Terms and Conditions. It has the following components:

  • Part A: Etiquette and Platform Rights
    Classroom Etiquette & General Policy Guidelines
    Tools and Platforms in Use
    Tools and Platforms: Terms of Use
  • Part B: Honor Code
  • Part C: Certification
  • Part D: Programme Fee, Refund, and Termination Policy

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.

  • Apply for the Programme
  • Submit Documents*
  • Await Selection**
  • Join Programme

*Scanned copies to be submitted within 7 days
i) Education Certificate
ii) Experience Letter/Latest Pay Slip

**Selection for the programme will be done by IISc and is strictly based on the education, work experience, and motivation of the participants.

You will explore the evolving space of sensor technology from application, design, and fabrication to its real-world applications. The curriculum spotlights designing and fabricating Micro-electromechanical Systems (MEMS) Sensors, Finite Element Method (FEM), Multiphysics simulations, sensor interfacing, and electronic system design. The learning modules are as follows:

Module 1: Introduction to Sensors

  • Importance and role of sensors in technology
  • Classification of sensors based on sensing principles
  • Sensor characteristics: accuracy, precision, resolution, and sensitivity
  • Sensor selection criteria and trade-offs

Module 2: MEMS Sensor Fundamentals

  • Introduction to MEMS technology and its applications
  • Principles of microfabrication and MEMS sensor fabrication
  • MEMS sensor design considerations and constraints
  • MEMS packaging and encapsulation techniques

Module 3: Sensor Technologies

  • Overview of various sensor types: Temperature, pressure, force, motion, proximity, optical, chemical, EEG, ECG, EMG, etc.
  • Working principles and operating mechanisms of different sensors
  • Sensor signal conditioning and amplification techniques
  • Sensor calibration and calibration techniques

Module 4: MEMS Sensor Fabrication Techniques

  • Deposition techniques: Physical vapor deposition (PVD), chemical vapor deposition (CVD), and atomic layer deposition (ALD)
  • Lithography and patterning techniques for MEMS fabrication
  • Etching techniques: Wet etching, dry etching (plasma etching), and deep reactive ion etching (DRIE)
  • MEMS sensor release and packaging techniques

Module 5: Numerical Simulation of Sensors & Actuators using COMSOL Multiphysics

  • Introduction to the world of Finite Element Method (FEM) using COMSOL Multiphysics®.
  • Learn how to build geometry, meshing, applying physics, setting up studies, and analyzing results.
  • Learn how to do a step-by-step multiphysics analysis, from a simple problem to a fully coupled multiphysics model.
  • Hands-on demo on various sensors and actuators: piezoresistive, piezoelectric, fluid-structure interaction, electromechanical, pressure-based, inertial-based
  • Thermal actuators, electrostatic actuators, and SAW BAW resonators and electromagnetic-structure interaction.
  • Learn how to change the geometry of your design to optimize specific properties of the model.
  • Parameter optimization and performance analysis through simulations
  • Modeling of optical sensors and biophotonics applications

Module 6: Sensors & Analog Circuits

  • Unilateral and bilateral feedback networks: Negative FB-topologies, Unilateral-FB amplifier, Bilateral-FB amplifier, VAs, I-V, and V-I current amplifiers & impedance converters, Negative impedance converters.
  • Negative & Positive feedback amplifiers: Op-amp NIA, IA, DA & instrumentation amplifiers, Compare DA & INA, relaxation, phase-shift, Wien-bridge Oscillators, Wave shaping circuits.
  • Static and dynamic error compensation: Understanding datasheets; Measurement of Op-amp parameters, Error budgeting: static and dynamic errors in op-amp circuits, DC-Limitations, AC-Limitations.
  • Sensor indicators and PID-controller circuits: sensor amplifiers & damping, Transducer bridge amplifiers, Temperature Indicators, Temperature controllers & PID controllers, Lab exercises - circuit simulation using LTspice, circuit realization on PCBs using components.
  • Linear and Non-linear amplifiers: Photo-resistor & Optocoupler circuits; Light activated switching, voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs), voltage-controlled amplifiers (VCA)s, Phase-locked loop(PLLs), Hysteresis, Schmitt-triggers Exponential circuits, Waveform generators, Phase-triplers, Log-amplifiers, Adders, Multipliers, FM Generators, ADCs, and DACs.
  • Stability and compensation techniques: Gain margin (GM), Phase margin (PM), Dominant-pole, pole-zero & ROC-compensation.
  • Active filters and self-tuning circuits: LPF, HPF, BPF, BRF & APF; 1-pole, 2-pole, and Butterworth, Universal filter, Phase detectors, and Self-tuned filters.
  • Power supplies and protection circuits: Classical & precision rectifiers, voltage regulators & short circuit, and foldback protection circuits.

Module 7: Electronic System Development for Sensors

  • Overview of electronic system design considerations for sensors
  • Selection and integration of microcontrollers or embedded systems for sensor applications
  • Sensor interface circuit design and signal conditioning techniques
  • Analog-to-digital conversion and digital signal processing for sensor data
  • Power management and energy efficiency considerations for sensor systems
  • Noise reduction techniques and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) considerations
  • PCB design considerations for sensor integration
  • Testing, calibration, and validation of electronic systems with sensors
  • Case studies and practical exercises on electronic system development for different sensor applications

Module 8: Industry-Specific Applications of MEMS Sensors

  • Aerospace and aviation: Sensor applications in aircraft systems, avionics, and navigation
  • Healthcare and biomedical: Introduction to gas sensing for non-invasive disease screening (Electronic Nose), (MEMS)-based gas sensors, Electronic Modules for Interfacing Gas Sensors, Calibration of Fabricated Sensors, Data Collection and Analysis Approaches
  • Defense and security: Sensors in military applications, surveillance, and threat detection
  • Automotive and transportation: Sensor applications in autonomous vehicles, driver assistance systems, and traffic monitoring
  • Energy, environmental monitoring, and smart cities: Sensors for renewable energy, pollution detection, and resource management, sensor networks for smart infrastructure, data analytics, and urban planning MEMS applications in robotics, IoT, and wearables
  • Case studies and real-world examples of MEMS sensor applications

Module 9: Advanced Topics and Future Trends

  • Introduction to Requirement Capture and Metrics for Circuit Design
  • Design of Signal Conditioning Circuits for Interfacing Sensors
  • Introduction to Off-the-shelf Data Acquisition Systems and Development Boards
  • Case Studies on Interfacing Sensors for Specific Applications
  • Introduction to Electronic Packaging and MEMS Packaging
  • Introduction to 3D modeling
  • Overview of unit processes in product design
  • Familiarization with design software
  • Overview of rapid prototyping
  • Integration of sensors with AI, machine learning, and edge computing
  • Sensor miniaturization and nanoscale fabrication techniques

The programme starts in July 2024.

  • 6-Month Executive-friendly Programme
  • Best-in-class Learning Content, Industry Sessions, Quizzes, Mini Projects, and Assignments
  • 187 hours of LIVE Interactive Sessions by IISc Faculty, which includes 60 hours of Lab Sessions held at the IISc Campus
    (Faculty-led LIVE Sessions will be held every weekend for 4-5 hours)
  • Campus Immersion of 8 days

The programme will be delivered through faculty-led interactive live sessions on TalentSprint’s These online sessions will be held at a schedule convenient for working professionals. Participants can interact with the faculty through video, audio, and chat. They will also be able to chat with fellow programme participants during online sessions.

As per the programme norms, participants have to maintain at least 75% of attendance during the program. Going by the curriculum, it is recommended that participants maintain attendance for enriched learning. In unavoidable circumstances, 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 program. All examinations and evaluations related to the certification are carried out by IISc.

For programme fee-related details, please visit Fee page

Yes, flexible EMI options enable you to pay the programme fee in instalments. Please contact your RM to know the details of the schemes available.

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No, the application fee is non-refundable.

No. The programme fee is non-refundable and non-transferable under any circumstances.

Professionals have multiple options for funding.

  • Sponsored by employer
  • Self-funded: Based on our experience of enabling 3000+ professionals who have participated in our executive programs, self-funding is the most preferred option, with over 80% choosing this.
  • Three key reasons why professionals opt for it:
  • Freedom: To opt for a programme of their choice, at a time of their choice, with an institution of their choice and not be restrained by the organization’s policy.
  • Flexibility: To pursue greater career opportunities beyond their current employer or nurture their entrepreneurial ambitions.
  • Funding: Access to flexible EMI schemes (paying as low as Rs. per lac per month).

We have also observed that the commitment levels were higher among self-funding participants. (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. 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 now use 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:

  • Intuitive student experience through a user-friendly LMS
  • Seamless faculty experience through state-of-the-art Studios
  • Highly Interactive Online Classes
  • Effective group/peer learning/projects through Breakout Rooms
  • Proctored Online Assessments with detailed analysis
  • Insightful Reports on student engagement and performance
  • Flexible integration with other components, as needed

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Do not worry. If you miss a session, you will be given access to view the recorded version soon.

  • An internet-connected device, Computer/Laptop/Tablet/Smartphone, is enough to access the platform.
  • Web camera and Mic with necessary power backup will be needed for proctored online assessments.

The PG Level Advanced Certification Programme in Sensor 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 - aspiring research scientists, graduate engineers, and young professionals, enabling them to grow into competent managers of technology-intensive organizations. For more information, visit