MSc in Microelectronics Engineering

The overall objective of graduate study is to provide students with the intellectual depth and breadth, and appropriate training necessary to pursue productive careers in the professions and various fields of teaching and research. The program provides opportunities for students to study advanced theory and practice in a particular field of study and solve problems that may arise in practice. Advanced academic materials are presented in the form of coursework and research to develop the student's better understanding and greater skill in solving new and old engineering problems. Based on this general principle, the faculty has designed a graduate program of study in Microelectronics engineering to meet the following objectives.
  •    To provides graduates strong theoretical foundation in Microelectronics and VLSI Design and enable them to take up the challenges of the current technology.
  •     To impart research skills with the aid of modern TCAD (Technology computer-aided design) tools so that graduates can come up with solutions to the challenging problems in Microelectronics and VLSI Design and formulate innovative ideas through independent thinking and Reflective Learning
  •     To impart research skills and encourage continuous learning and improvement in Microelectronics & VLSI Design so that the graduates feel confident enough to face the challenges of the rapidly changing global scenario
  •     To upkeep the highest values of professionalism and ethical attitude and nurture the ability to relate engineering issues to broader social context.

General Program Learning Outcome

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Program Outcome



Acquire in-depth knowledge in the broad area of Microelectronics and VLSI Design and allied disciplines, with an ability to discriminate, evaluate, analyze, and synthesize the acquired knowledge.

Scholarship of


Analyze complex problems in the domain of Microelectronics and VLSI Design critically to make intellectual and creative advances for researching in a wider, theoretical, and practical and policy context.

Critical Thinking


Solve problems in Microelectronics and VLSI Design imparting lateral thought and originality

Problem Solving


Develop skills to extract information on research problems
through literature survey and apply appropriate research
methodologies, techniques, and tools to design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data and demonstrate higher-order skills to contribute individually or in groups to the development of scientific or technological knowledge Microelectronics and VLSI Design.

Research Skill


Model and simulate problems in Microelectronics & VLSI Design by using modern tools and interpret the data to propose innovative ideas.

Usage of
Modern Tools


Possess knowledge and understanding of group dynamics, recognize opportunities and contribute positively to collaborative-multidisciplinary scientific research in Microelectronics and VLSI Design.



Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering and management principles and apply the same to one’s work, as a member and leader in a team, with dues consideration of economic and financial factors in Microelectronics & VLSI

Management and


To express ideas with clarity and communicate confidently and effectively to the international community through reports adhering to appropriate standards and/or oral presentations using audio and / video supplements



Recognize the need to engage in life-long learning with a high level of enthusiasm and commitment to improving knowledge in the domain of Microelectronics and VLSI Design.



Acquire professional and intellectual integrity, professional code of conduct, and ethics of research, considering the impact of research outcome on professional practices and an understanding of responsibility to contribute to the community for sustainable development of society.

Ethical Practices
and Social


Independently and critically analyze and take corrective measures for continuous improvement, without external feedback.

Independent and

 Academic Requirements
 Duration of Study
 The duration of study for the M. Sc in the regular stream will be two complete Academic Years, out of which the last semester will be exclusively allotted to the Thesis / Research Work. For the summer stream it will be four summers (four years).
 Admission Requirements
 The applicant must have:
  •        B.Sc. degree in Electronics, Electrical engineering related field from an accredited institution.
  •      Pass an entrance examination administered by the Department
  •      The Departmental Graduate Committee (DGC) will decide on a case-by-case basis for applicants with different backgrounds.
  •     A student is not accepted if DGC decides the number of bridge courses is more than 5. Bridge courses are administered with undergraduate programs and details shall be decided by DGC
 Graduation Requirement
 Candidates must complete 34 Cr. Hrs. of course work beyond the undergraduate level and a pass value in M.Sc. thesis (EEng 7473) to fulfill the graduation requirements. The maximum duration for completion of the program is two academic years of full-time study and academic years through part-time. Under exceptional conditions, the Departmental Graduate Committee may extend the duration by not more than one semester. The achievements of the thesis will be indicated as follows:
 • Excellent
 • Very Good
 • Good
 • Satisfactory
 • Fail
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