IIT-B launches India’s first course in semiconductors

Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay (IIT-B) and Applied Materials Inc. has launched  India’s first course in semiconductors.

The course is aims to address a need for developing a trained, high-tech workforce to help meet the country’s growing demand for electronic devices.

The Course

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) and Nasdaq listed Applied Materials Inc.  a global player in providing manufacturing equipment, services and automation software to the semiconductor industry, have together launched the country’s first certification course in semiconductor technology and manufacturing, said Professor Devang Khakhar, Director, IIT Bombay. Also present on the launch was Omkaram Nalamasu, Chief Technology Officer, Applied Materials.

Duration of the Course and Course Content 

The course is of seven-day duration. The course will start mid-November and will be offered twice a year.

Course modules will include semiconductor technology, including very large-scale integration (VLSI), a semiconductor equipment overview and lab equipment user training.

Faculty members from IIT-B and experts from Applied Materials will participate in training students. Upon successful completion of the course, a Continued Education Programme (CEP) certificate will be awarded by IIT-B. The Semiconductor Technology and Manufacturing Certification Course is the first of its kind in India.

Last Date to Apply for the Course

October 19th, 2012. For more details, visit www.iitb.ac.in/~cep/