We have a strong research and teaching program in the areas of microelectronics and the newly emerging area of nanoelectronics.  Our research spans from materials and device structures to circuits and systems.

Nano-Devices and Sensors
We have a strong research group actively involved in device and materials research for nanoelectronics, MEMs and sensor based applications. In this group, we cover the wide spectrum of conceiving novel device concepts, modeling and simulation, materials engineering, fabrication and characterization of devices. For more information, click here.

We also do extensive R&D in VLSI circuits and systems, involving custom chip design as well as FPGA and off-the-shelf based electronics system design. We have a tieup with external chip foundries via the Europractice IC fabrication program through which we get our chips fabricated. More information about the resesarch activities can be obained here.

Many of our department faculty are very closely involved in the new center for nanoelectronics. This is a new facility with a class 10 clean room, located very close to the ECE department. More information about this center can be obtained here.


ME in Microelectronics

We run a ME program in Microelectronics jointly with the CEDT department. The admission into this program is through the GATE exam and more information can be obtained from the main IISc website. The main courses taught under this program are: Device Physics, Semiconductor process technology, Device fabrication and characterization, MEMs, Analog VLSI, Digital VLSI, Advance VLSI, FPGA System Design, Test and Verifaction, CAD, DSP architectures, Processor Architecture.


We are actively looking for students to undertake PhD research. The admission is  through the research interviews conducted in November and June of every year. More information can be obtained from the Institute website. Information about the interview procedure and syllabus is here.