A two week ISTE Short Term Training Programme on CMOS, Mixed Signal and Radio Frequency VLSI Design was held from 30th January – 4th February, 2017 at the School of Technology.

Out of two weeks, one week was equivalent to five physical weeks where video lectures and assignments were uploaded. After completing the assignments spread over 5 weeks the participants assembled at the remote for one week face to face interaction and lecture sessions through A-View software and completed team assignments, tutorials, quizzes etc.

The course was focused mainly on the following three issues and some case studies.

  1. Design, analysis and implementation of CMOS Mixed Signal and RFIC are attractive topics both in academia and Industry.
  2. CMOS RFIC design is a challenging and critical engineering task particularly in the arena of deep sub-micron technology.
  3. There is a strong demand of manpower having through knowledge and hands on experiences in VLSI design using state of the art EDA tools.

This ISTE-STTP is completely funded by National Mission on Education through ICT (MHRD, Government of India). The course was free for the participants and all the live videos were recorded and the final edited audio-visual contents along with other course material will be released under open source for free access. There were twelve participants for the STTP from Assam Don Bosco University, Gauhati University and Assam Engineering College.

The workshop organizing team members were Mr. Kaustubh Bhattacharyya (Workshop Coordinator), Mr. Bikash Agarwal (Remote Center Coordinator), Mr. Vijay Prasad (System Administrator) and Mr. Sudip Kalita (A-View Coordinator). The teaching faculties from IITKgp were Prof. T. K. Bhattacharyya, Prof. Indrajit Chakrabarti and Dr. Mrigank Sharad.