The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering hosted an Invited Talk on “Dynamic Shape-based Biomedical Tomographic Reconstruction Algorithms” by Prof. Naren Naik, IIT Kanpur on October 30, 2023. Prof. Naren Naik, a well-acclaimed researcher and specialist in tomography reconstruction algorithms discussed extensively on tomographic problem definition and formulation, shape reconstructions, shape-tomography based on radial basis functions (RBF), and the diagnosis of early-stage cancer using tomography. He also explored replacing nuclear medicine modalities with optical fluorescence methods, especially in applications like early cancer detection and metabolic imaging. Additionally, the presentation delved into nonlinear-reconstruction frameworks for fluorescence optical tomography.
Faculty, Research scholars and BTech students from various departments participated in this insightful session. The event was organised by Assistant Professor, Dr V Sateeshkrishna Dhuli of the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, SRM University-AP.Continue reading →
The second-year BTech team of SRM University-AP achieved remarkable success at the prestigious National Level Technical Competition FUSIONX-2023. The two-day event was held at S R Gudlavelluru Engineering College (SRGEC), where our team’s exceptional skills and knowledge earned them well-deserved laurels. It is a testament to our students and faculty’s hard work and dedication!
Three of our students, Mr Sri Sai Manikanta, Mr Ashwanth, and Mr Ajit Kumar, were victorious in the Drone Extreme Challenge and received a cash prize of Rs. 2500. This technical event was held on September 14 and 15, 2023, and was organised by the Department of the Internet of Things (IoT) at SRGEC in collaboration with the Drone Club, ISF and ADYUGA EdTech Solutions.
Hearty congratulations to the champions on this noteworthy accomplishment!
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By Prof Y Siva Sankar
Professor of Practice, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
Artificial intelligence, Machine learning, Robotics, IoT, 5G etc., are some of the technological innovations we hear about today. It is predicted that industry 4.0 will be dominated by these technologies and to have a career in industry we need to master them. At the heart of these new technologies is the evolution of the Semiconductor Industry. Semiconductor chips are incorporated in almost every electronic and communication product that enables these technologies for various domains. Military & defence, Automotive, consumer electronics etc. industries rely on these chips in their system design, while communication companies use semiconductors to improve their services. These industries rely on high-quality designs from qualified specialists to manufacture state-of-the-art equipment. Therefore, it’s essential that qualified specialists understand semiconductor design. That’s where an MTech in VLSI comes in handy. Basically, an MTech in VLSI is a two-year degree program that focuses on semiconductor design. During the study, we learn how to design and assemble circuits, chips, and other electronic components using silicon semiconductors. At the end of the degree program, students will be well-equipped to pursue a career as a designer or researcher in the field of VLSI. Since demand for MTech in VLSI is high these days, students can potentially gain lucrative employment after finishing the degree program. Additionally, this degree program prepares you for a career in any organisation that relies on silicon technology- including healthcare and research centres.
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What is MTech in VLSI and How Can It Help You Achieve Professional Success?
MTech in VLSI (Very-Large-Scale Integration) is a postgraduate-level programme in the field of Electronics and Computer Engineering. The course focuses on the design and development of integrated circuits and systems, including computer-aided design (CAD) tools, simulation, and verification techniques.
The programme covers semiconductor device physics, IC fabrication technology, digital and analogue circuit design, computer-aided design tools, VLSI system design, digital and analogue circuit design, semiconductor device physics, and layout design. It also includes hands-on training in the use of VLSI design tools and the implementation of VLSI systems.
Completing an MTech in VLSI can help you achieve professional success by providing you with the knowledge and skills needed to design and develop advanced electronic systems. Graduates of the programme are well-suited for careers in VLSI design, embedded systems, semiconductor manufacturing, and computer-aided design. They are also well-prepared for further research in the field.
Graduates with this degree can work in roles such as VLSI design engineer, IC design manager, or VLSI research and development engineer. They can work in companies like Intel, Texas Instruments, and Samsung. Additionally, MTech in VLSI graduates can pursue research and teaching positions in universities and research institutions.
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What are the Prerequisites needed for Pursuing an MTech in VLSI?
The prerequisites for pursuing an MTech in VLSI typically include a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field, such as Electrical engineering, Computer engineering, or Electronics engineering. Some universities may also require a minimum GPA or a certain number of course credits in related subjects, such as circuit analysis, digital design, and semiconductor devices. To perform well in the course basic understanding of semiconductor physics and device operation, and familiarity with computer-aided design (CAD) tools and simulation software, such as SPICE, Verilog, and VHDL, is an advantage. Some institutions may also require a valid GATE or other entrance exam scores.
Exploring Different Career Paths after an MTech in VLSI
Overall, the career opportunities available to MTech in VLSI graduates are diverse and can be found in various industries, including electronics, computer hardware and software, telecommunications, aerospace, and more.
An MTech in VLSI can open a wide range of career opportunities in various fields such as:
Some of the common career paths for graduates of the programme include:
The Benefits of Pursuing an MTech in VLSI Design & Technology
Pursuing an MTech degree in VLSI Design & Technology can provide several benefits, including:
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Advantages of pursuing an MTech Degree in VLSI at SRM University-AP
SRM University-AP (Andhra Pradesh) is one of the premier institutes in India for education and research in the field of VLSI Design & Technology. Pursuing an MTech degree in VLSI at SRM University-AP can provide several advantages, including:
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SRM University-AP hosted the IEEE SPS Winter School on Deep Learning for Image Restoration and Computer Vision from December 5 to 10, 2022. The six-day conference organised by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering was inaugurated by the honourable Pro-Vice-Chancellor of SRM University-AP, Prof. D Narayana Rao. Expert talks by renowned academicians from the University of Dayton, USA; University of Bath, UK; IIT Hyderabad; IISc Bangalore; IIIT Hyderabad; DA-IICT etc., were the highlights of the conference.
Prof. Sumantra Dutta Roy from IIT Delhi, a well-acclaimed researcher in computer vision and machine learning, joined on the last day of the conference, Saturday, December 10, 2022, for a lecture on Biometrics and Medical Informatics. The discourse focused on the speaker’s struggles to come to terms with concepts which have comparatively little physical significance in terms of mathematical rigour or algorithmic efficiency but have the potential to produce hitherto unseen levels of startling results. The talk concluded with some applications of deep architectures and a few problems in biometrics and medical informatics.
The event was funded by IEEE and guided by the IEEE Guntur subsection and Hyderabad Section. Hands-on sessions were also conducted at the conference. Faculty, researchers, and students from various universities around the map participated in the insightful sessions. The event organisers were Prof. Jiji CV and Assistant Professor Dr Sateeshkrishna Dhuli of the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, SRM University-AP.Continue reading →
The Directorate of Entrepreneurship and Innovation steps forth with yet another brave initiative from Dr Sunitha K A, Associate Professor, the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering. Dr Sunitha had envisioned a dream to empower patients suffering from ailments that require sustained medical assistance with a specially designed convertible wheelchair that can aid the patients in mobility and self-help. In association with Hatchlab Research Centre, Dr Sunitha has initiated a health-tech startup exclusively for patients who cannot move their bodies due to several medical conditions and to raise awareness of the continuing rise of similar cases in today’s society.
Dr Sunitha says, “The main challenge of the patient is to perform the basic movements like coming out of the bed and to sit in the wheelchair (and vice-versa), and it is almost impossible for a patient to do this simple act without external support of a person or a nurse. We have listed several such scenarios and cases where our specially designed wheelchair can be converted into a bed and can be easily controlled by the patient itself. Apart from that, all the necessary inputs like the urine levels in the drop-bag, pulse rate, emergency indicated, oxygen levels and several other parameters are well integrated into the system itself which displays in the dashboard and is communicated to the stakeholders.”
The prototype for the convertible wheelchair has been successfully tested and appreciated by doctors and experts in Chennai. With the help of Hatchlab Research Centre, the prime focus for the next few months is to create a completely functional prototype. The innovative venture plans to recreate the fully functional prototype, seed funding and round one funding from the investors, followed by large-scale production. Several multinational design patents for the product have already been filed by Dr Sunitha, and the next stage of the cohort is the commercialisation of the product.Continue reading →