Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Electronics Engineering)

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M.Tech. in Electronics Engineering is a two-year course generally divided into 4 semesters. Apart from the courses in electronics, students also have to present a dissertation paper in the last semesters. While first two semesters are based on imparting theoretical, the third includes elective papers, seminar and sometimes even a dissertation and fourth wholly includes a dissertation on a selected paper. The course delivery methods in the program include classroom lectures, discussions, presentations and industry visits.

Scheme of Assessment

In M.Tech. in Electronics Engineering there is a credit allotted to each theory class, seminars, practical sessions and dissertations. In addition to the examinations held at the end of each semester, students are also assessed on certain parameters such as attendance, presentation, assignment, and class participation for internal assessment marks. The final weightage for each of these parameters is given below:

Examination

Marks Allotted

Theory

60

Internal Assessment

40

Syllabus

The syllabus for M.Tech. in Electronics Engineering at all universities in India follows a pattern set by AICTE. An overview of the syllabus is given below:

Name of Paper

Topics

Description

Microelectronics

Device Modeling

MOS Technology and Circuits ,

MOS Circuit Design Process ,

CMOS Circuits & Processing Technology ,

Circuit Characterization and Performance Estimation ,

CMOS Circuits and Logic Design ,

This paper focuses on the study and manufacture (or micro fabrication) of minimal electronic designs and components.

Embedded Systems

Introduction to Embedded Systems,

Processor and Memory  Organization ,

Devices and Buses for Device Networks ,

Device Drivers and Interrupt Servicing Mechanism ,

Program Modeling Concepts in Single and Multiprocessor Systems ,

Software Engineering Practices in the Embedded Software Development Process ,

Interprocess Communication and Synchronization of Processes, Tasks and Threats ,

 Real Time Operating System ,

Hardware Software Co-Design in Embedded System ,

Minimum of one assignment on each topic should be conducted. ,

This paper focuses on the study of a particular function within a larger mechanical or electrical system, like computer systems.

It is the embedded part of a complete device including hardware and mechanical parts.

DIGITAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Sampling & Pulse Modulation ,

Information Theory

 Digital Pulse Modulation ,

Synchronization & Modulation Techniques ,

Data Transmission,

Error, Control & Coding ,

List of Practical ,

An introduction to numerous elementary ideas in electrical engineering and computer science which uses digital communication systems as its medium. The course emphasizes on bits, signals, and packets three corresponding layers of abstraction of communication systems.

DISCRETE MATHEMATICS

Sets and Proposition & Computability and Formal Languages ,

Permutations Combinations & Discrete Probability & Relations and Functions ,

Graphs and Planar Graphs ,

Trees and Cut-Sets,

Finite State Machines ,

Analysis Of Algorithm ,

This emphasizes on the study of mathematical structures crucial to the discretion of mathematics rather than continuous.

DSP BASED DESIGN SYSTEM

Linear Prediction and Optimum Filter Design ,

Adaptive Filters ,

Power Spectrum Estimation  ,

Introduction to Programmable DSPs ,

Development Tools for DSP Implementations ,

DSP Processor TMS320C6XXX ,

This paper discusses the design of the digital signal processor based electronics controller, which initiates the level of flexibility required in a system.

VLSI FOR WIRELESS NETWORKS

Communication Concepts ,

Receiver Architecture ,

LNA & Mixer ,

Analog to Digital Converter ,

Frequency Synthesizer ,

Loop Filter & System Design ,

This focuses on communication concepts regarding the wireless networks.

VLSI DESIGN

Hardware Design Concepts ,

Hardware Description Language ,

Programmable Logic Devices ,

EDA Tool ,

Analog VLSI and High Speed VLSI ,

Advanced VLSI Technology ,

List of Practical ,

This includes theoretical as well as the practical knowledge of Hardware designs of integrated circuits.

SYSTEM SIMULATION

Introduction ,

Simulation of Continuous Systems ,

Discrete System Simulation ,

Simulation of Queuing Systems ,

Simulation of A Pert Network ,

Simulation Experiments and Languages ,

This helps to learn the varied techniques to imitate real-world task into computer processes.

TESTING OF VERIFICATION OF VLSI DESIGN

Software testing ,

 Testing sequential circuits ,

 Random pattern testing ,

 Memory testing ,

 Analog & Mixed signal testing ,

 Delay testing, VLSI testing process & test equipment. ,

It includes the basic as well as in-depth knowledge of verification vs. testing, fault modeling and simulation.

Electives I

Name of Paper

Topics

Description

SOFTWARE DEFINED RADIOS

Introduction to Software Radio Concepts ,

Radio Frequency Implementation Issues ,

AD/DA Converters for Software  Radios ,

Smart Antennas ,

Digital Hardware Choices ,

Case Studies in Software Radio ,

It offers a study of radio communication system typically implemented in hardware such as mixers, amplifiers, modulators, detectors, etc.

REAL TIME SYSTEM DESIGN

Basics Real-time concepts ,

Language & Software Lifecycle,

Real-time specification & Design Techniques,

Real-time Memory Management ,

System Performance Analysis & Optimization ,

Reliability testing & Fault Tolerance ,

It enables the knowledge of designing embedded software system whose behavior is subject to time.

Electives II

WIRELESS SENSORS NETWORKS

Introduction ,

Localization & Tracking ,

Networking Sensors ,

Infrastructure Establishment ,

Sensor Tasking Control ,

Sensor Network Platforms & Tools ,

This course offers the theoretical study of remote environmental monitoring and target tracking.

ALGORITHM FOR VLSI DESIGN AUTOMATION

Logic Synthesis & Verification ,

Partitioning ,

Placement, Floor Planning & Pin Assignment ,

Global Routing ,

Detailed Routing ,

Over The Cell Routing & Via Minimization ,

Compaction ,

This course is crucial to the application of VLSI designs as Very Large Scale Integration designs cannot be constructed without the aid of design automation tools.

FUZZY LOGIC FOR EMBEDDED SYSTEM APPLICATION

Fuzzy Sets ,

Fuzzy Relations ,

Embedded Fuzzy Applications ,

Neural Networks ,

Hybrid Systems ,

Hardware Implementations ,

This focuses on the basic theory relevant to electronics and provides emphasis on embedded system application.

Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Electronics Engineering) : 16 answered questions

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Ques. How is microelectronics and VLSI design in IIT Ropar?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 13 Sept 21

Ans. According to my friend at IIT Ropar, the first batch of Microelectronics and VLSI Design was from 2019-2020, where there were only 10 and 7 students for the M.Tech and Ph.D. course respectively. The faculties of IIT Ropar are young and energetic.  It’s quite early to predict placements and hence should wait for some time.  Being an IIT, the college is well developed, the infrastructure is decent, and the academics are great. The faculty of IIT Ropar for Microelectronics and VLSI Design branch of 1st semester includes 1 professor from IIT Delhi and 5 professors from IIT Bombay and Guwahati. The courses for the 1st semester for the Microelectronics and VLSI Design includes a total of 5 courses, 1 lab, and 1 seminar session.  These include Digital IC Design, RF Engineering, CMOS Analog IC Design, Semiconductor Device Physics and Modeling, CAD for VLSI Design, Circuit Simulation Lab, and Seminar Session. Categories Microelectronics and VLSI Design at IIT Ropar Course Fee INR 72,940 Average CTC 14.6 LPA Recruiting Companies DRDO, Flipkart, Goldman Sachs, HCL, etc. Some industries visit IIT Ropar in the first semester and the selected students have to choose to work with them. The 2nd year project can be completed in any company also if a student wishes to. The department helps the student to find the company if the student wants and if not then he/she can do the project on the campus itself.Read more
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Ques. Which companies recruit students from VLSI (MTech) in NIT trichy?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 06 Sept 21

Ans. As some of my friends studied M.Tech at NIT Trichy, I might be able to provide you with the answers.  Core firms such as Nvidia, Alcatel Lucent, Intel, Sandisk, Samsung, etc. are regular.  Almost 100% of the students are placed. They received salary packages ranging from 10 - 12 LPA.  However, you will need to put in a lot of effort and be in the top 5% of your class.  Remember that you will be competing with UGs, PhDs, and MS students for job opportunities.  Hence, competition will be fierce, and your academics as well as your relationships with professors and fellow students will be crucial. There are various software and analytics companies that offer jobs to everyone with a basic understanding of coding.  Aside from these, you will have a plethora of different research options, both within and outside the country. So in the end, I would like to conclude that there is no one factor but various. So work hard, polish your skills and build a good CV and give your best shot in the interview.Read more
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Ques. I am thinking of joining KJ Somaiya, VidyaVihar for mtech electronics. Is it is a good college study wise? I am not concerned for placement.

● Top Answer By Debdeep Majumder on 02 Sept 21

Ans. It is not just KJ Somaiya, but every college you decide to go to, find out the following, especially for post-graduate studies: Qualifications of the professors in your college The crowd of the college and scope for securing internships on different topics If there is any research going on in the college and if so, how is the research cell? Many M. Tech students wish to do something new and collaborate with people having the same interests as well. Opinions of others about the college. When you interact with the students you will come to know what places are nice and where you can hang out A friend of mine completed her M. Tech from KJ Somaiya and her experience was average. The research cell is not great and some teachers are well versed in their subject whereas others struggle with basic knowledge. If you are concerned about placements, those are definitely improving over the years and this college will only be a good option for you if you are not looking for placements. Read more
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Ques. Would you recommended someone to do MTech in VLSI from NIT GOA? What are placement/internship opportunities there for VLSI?

● Top Answer By Zakia Parween on 31 Aug 21

Ans. NIT Goa has a good teaching faculty for the VLSI stream. The faculty has done their PhDs from IITs and the campus also has very well-equipped labs so it provides a great learning experience. Here is a brief overview of the NIT Goa.  Category NIT Goa Companies Visited Infosys, ZS Associates, Infotech, etc. Highest Package 15.9 lakhs Average CTC  7 lakhs  Talking about the placements and internships part, Intel, NXP semiconductors offered a lot of internships in the past and there are still chances of these companies visiting again in the future. If you wish to get admitted for MTech in an NIT, it would be a better option if you opt for older and NITs first. If not, NIT Goa is also a good option.Read more
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Ques. How is NIT Calicut regarding the placements for an MTech in VLSI design?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 25 Aug 21

Ans. I have a friend who recently graduated with M.Tech in VLSI Design from NIT Calicut. According to him, the placements are great. According to recent placement highlights, the average CTC offered at the institute is 11 LPA. In order to secure decent placements, all you need is the following.  Knowledge of EDA tools of Mentor or Cadence or Synopsys. Be skilled in RTL, Verilog coding. Know basics of verification and design parameters for speed vs power vs area. You also should have sound knowledge of Place and Route; extract parameters to compare or adjust design parameters with layout changes. The demand in this field is high. Work hard and you will succeed.Read more
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