IIT Madras & Texas Instruments India invite applications for MS Programme

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Aimed to create the next generation leaders in Analog, Mixed-Signal (AMS) & RF VLSI Design

CHENNAI, 1st April 2021: Indian Institute of Technology Madras and Texas Instruments, India (TI), a global semiconductor company, are inviting applications for the ‘TII-IIT Madras MS programme,’ a blended programme in Analog, Mixed-Signal (AMS) and RF VLSI Design, that provides a one-year classroom learning coupled with a two-year opportunity to gather industry exposure through an internship with Texas Instruments. 

Applications can be submitted on http://www.ee.iitm.ac.in/vlsi/tiiprogram/applicationform up to 30th April 2021.

The programme is a unique Masters in Science (MS) by Research that combines the strength of the analog and mixed-signal expertise at IIT Madras with TI’s industry leadership. It offers a comprehensive understanding of analog and mixed-signal VLSI from theory to practice, focusing on real-time industry level problem statements. 

This TI sponsored programme also provides students with a competitive stipend during their internship. Under the mentorship of senior technical leaders at TI, students go through an end-to-end integrated circuit (IC) development cycle. 

Highlighting the unique aspects of this program, Prof. Nagendra Krishnapura and Prof. Shanthi Pavan, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras, said, “The TII-IITM program has proved to be a much-coveted launch pad for analog talent in the country. It benefits immensely from the more than fifty year tradition of analog excellence at IIT Madras, as well as the opportunity for cutting-edge industrial work at TI India. ”

Ms. Shubhra Bhandari, HR Director, Texas Instruments, India, “The TI-IIT Madras MS programme is unique as it immerses the students in the world of Analog innovation. It provides access to the academic proficiency of IIT-Madras alongside industry experience at TI.” 

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Further, Ms. Shubhra Bhandari added, “Individuals who complete this program are equipped with a solid understanding of Analog design and are able to take that knowledge to the forefront of innovation. It helps them solve complex design problems ranging from applications in electric vehicles, automated factories, intelligent homes, connected cars to health care devices.”

Analog Mixed Signal and RF VLSI are niche areas that not only require core competence in electronic circuit design, but also demand expertise in multiple areas of electrical engineering: from network theory to signal processing, and control engineering to electromagnetics. AMS and RF design skills are in significant short-supply across the world, even as market surveys estimate the global semiconductor market to exceed USD 400 bn.

About the Programme:

2021 marks the tenth year of this MS programme, which is a collaboration between IIT Madras and Texas Instruments India. Started in 2011 with five students, this niche programme has admitted over 50 students till date.

Programme highlights:

  • A three-year, full-time programme, with one year of classroom learning, followed by an internship at the TI India campus.
  • Full scholarship for students, sponsored by TI India.
  • Chance to learn during a two-year Internship with TI India. A stipend will be provided for the same. 
  • Opportunity to develop cutting edge technology and present it at an international forum.
  • The chance to secure employment at TI India after completion of the programme.

Course Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electronics, Telecommunications, Instrumentation or allied disciplines in engineering with an aggregate of 65%.
  • Applicants must have a valid GATE score of 650 or more in EC, EE, or IN. Currently, GATE scores are valid for 3 years. 
  • GATE requirement is waived for IIT BTech students with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 8 or higher.
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About IIT Madras:

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) was established in 1959 by the Government of India as an ‘Institute of National Importance.’ The activities of the Institute in various fields of Science and Technology are carried out in 16 academic departments and several advanced interdisciplinary research academic centres. The Institute offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes leading to B.Tech., M.Sc., M.B.A., M.Tech., M.S., and Ph.D., degrees in a variety of specialisations. IITM is a residential institute with more than 580 faculty and 9,500 students. Students from 18 countries are enrolled here. IITM fosters an active entrepreneurial culture with strong curricular support and through the IITM Incubation Cell.

IITM has been ranked No.1 in the ‘Overall’ Category for the second consecutive year in India Ranking 2020 released by National Institutional Ranking Framework, Ministry of Education, Govt. of India. The Institute has also been ranked No.1 in the ‘Engineering Institutions’ category in the same Rankings for five consecutive years – 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. It was also adjudged as the ‘Top innovative Institution’ in the country in Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) in 2019 and 2020. ARIIA Ranking was launched by the Innovation Cell of the Ministry of Education.

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About Texas Instruments:

Texas Instruments Incorporated (Nasdaq: TXN) is a global semiconductor company that designs, manufactures, tests and sells analog and embedded processing chips for markets such as industrial, automotive, personal electronics, communications equipment and enterprise systems. Our passion to create a better world by making electronics more affordable through semiconductors is alive today, as each generation of innovation builds upon the last to make our technology smaller, more efficient, more reliable and more affordable – making it possible for semiconductors to go into electronics everywhere. We think of this as Engineering Progress. It’s what we do and have been doing for decades. Learn more at TI.com

Media contacts:

For IIT Madras |

Bhavani Giddu – Footprint Global Communications

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Sairam Radhakrishnan – IIT Madras Media Cell, Chennai 

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Manmohan Negi – Footprint Global Communications

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For Texas Instruments India |

Aishwarya Balachandran – The PRactice

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