A brief review: M. Tech. program in Microelectronics/Nano-Electronics/VLSI at IIT Bombay

I took my Master of Technology in Microelectronics and VLSI in Teaching Assistant category (2007-2009) from IIT Bombay. Although project work is an essential part of this program, it is more or less a taught degree. One does a certain minimum amount of course work in first two semesters and expected to contribute to a … Continue reading A brief review: M. Tech. program in Microelectronics/Nano-Electronics/VLSI at IIT Bombay

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A friend departs

I do not consider myself to be a very social person. I have few friends. When I lost one of them to suicide recently; I came to know how much it can disturb one. Siva was my classmate when I was doing my masters at IIT Bombay. In social hierarchy of IIT he belonged to … Continue reading A friend departs

Joining electrical engineering department at IIT Bombay for post-graduation?

Still enjoying success in GATE? Well, it's a good time now to come out of your shell and start preparing yourself for some engineering work before your success do some permanent damage to you. GATE (or any examination) tests theoretical knowledge and has little to do with skills. I have had some classmates who could … Continue reading Joining electrical engineering department at IIT Bombay for post-graduation?

An open letter to IIT undergraduates

Your IITian-ness, You may or may not be conscious of it, but your appetite for comparison and self-congratulation if not narcissism is colossal. I understand that success in competitive examinations boosts one's confidence and increases one's pride in one's abilities. If such a pride drives you to hone your intellectual abilities, technical capabilities and professional … Continue reading An open letter to IIT undergraduates