iit bhubaneswar: IIT Bhubaneswar wins a Chips to Startups project from MeitY

The Indian Institute of Technology at Bhubaneswar has received approval for a project under Chips for startups program, Minister of Electronics and Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnav said.

Speaking at a press conference in Bhubaneswar on Sunday, a Vaishnav said that IIT Bhubaneswar joined the government’s Chips to Startups program. Program “Chips for Startups” of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Kazakhstan)MissI) aims to train 85,000 top-notch engineers Very large-scale integration (VLSI) and Embedded System Design technologies.

According to the statement, the project titled “Energy Efficient Cellular Architecture Neuromorphic Processor for Extreme Edge IoT (Internet of Things) Applications will be processed at IIT Bhubaneswar for five years. The project will be launched as part of the Chips to Startup program.

In addition to the project at IIT Bhubaneswar, IIT Hyderabad is also planning to launch an undergraduate course in VLSI Engineering and Technology, which also aims to build a team of highly qualified semiconductor engineers and technical experts.

Both courses are part of the IT Ministry’s plan to train 85,000 engineers for various jobs in the semiconductor industry, in addition to nearly 250,000 technicians and junior engineers. To train technicians, the government is cooperating with the Taiwan Industrial Technology Research Institute and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore.

The plan to build a talent pool of engineers and technicians was developed in consultation with global companies that expressed interest in the Ministry of Information Technology’s semiconductor mission. The companies then told government officials that while there are many top-level engineers in India, including in senior positions, there are almost no employable graduates at the trainee level.

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In April of this year, the All India Council for Technical Education authorized schools to offer two new diploma and undergraduate courses, which included a diploma in integrated chip manufacturing process and a bachelor’s degree in VLSI design and technology.

“Referring to the Indian Semiconductor and Display Ecosystem Development Program approved by the Cabinet of Ministers, it is fitting that India’s drive to build a semiconductor and display ecosystem will require a market-ready talent pool in this field. semiconductors and displays, which will ultimately require a clear roadmap for capacity building,” reads an official AICTE circular.

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