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HIGH-CALIBRE JOB: DOEACC Centre, Kozhikode offers M. Tech. in embedded systems. - PHOTOS: S. RAMESH KURUP
HIGH-CALIBRE JOB: DOEACC Centre, Kozhikode offers M. Tech. in embedded systems. - PHOTOS: S. RAMESH KURUP

EndocrinologyI have Masters' Degree in General Medicine. I want to study endocrinology. Please let me know about institutions offering DM (Endocrinology) and DNB (Endocrinology) courses.Dr. Tom VargheseMalappuramIn Kerala, the Department of Endocrinology of the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Elamakkara. P.O, Kochi - 682 026 (www.aimshospital.org) , conducts a Diplomate of National Board (DNB) Training programme in endocrinology as a super-specialty. Only two seats are available. Other accredited institutes offering DNB training in endocrinology are the following: Medwin Hospital, Raghavratna Towers, Chirag Ali Lane, Hyderabad (Seats - 2) P.D. Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Veer Savarkar Marg, Mumbai - 16 (Seats - 2) Details of DNB Examinations can be collected from www.natboard.nic.in DM Endocrinology course are being offered in the following institutes: Department of Medical Endocrinology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Raebarali Road, Lucknow - 226 014 (www.sgpgi.ac.in) - 2 seats All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Anasari Nagar, New Delhi - 110 029 (www.aiims.ac.in) - seats - 3 Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012 (www.pgimer.nic.in) Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai - 400 012 (www.kem.edu) - 2 seats Institute of Medical Sciences (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi, U.P. - 2 seats M.Tech. in embedded systems I wish to know if there are M.Tech courses in Embedded Systems. Please provide me with details of such courses.Treesa KKochiM.Tech. course in Embedded System Design is a two-year programme. This course focuses on practical design aspects of embedded systems. The main objective of the course is to mould fresh electronics engineers and to upgrade working engineers into high calibre-embedded system designers by enhancing their knowledge and skills in the various hardware and software design aspects of embedded systems. This course is also an excellent preparation for those wishing to engage in application research in this rapidly developing area.

Skills required

Software skills required include programming languages - ANSI, C, C++ and assembly language; understanding of real-time operating systems; computer architecture and software development methodology; international standard skills on specialised domain. Hardware skills required are basic circuit theory, digital and analog design techniques, knowledge of CAD for VLSI tools, systems design techniques.

Institutes

In Kerala, DOEACC Centre, Kozhikode, an autonomous body under the Government of India, offers M.Tech. in embedded systems. The course is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and affiliated to Calicut University. This two-year course offers a range of topics of immediate relevance to industry and makes the students suitable for industries engaged in embedded system development. Number of seats is 18, entry qualification is BE/B.Tech. in Electronics/ Electrical/ Instrumentation with a valid GATE score. Non-GATE students shall also be considered in the absence of students with GATE qualification. Five seats are earmarked for sponsored category. This course is conducted jointly by NIT-Calicut. Course modules include programming concepts, real-time operating systems, micro-controllers, embedded system programming, digital signal processing, embedded communication systems, etc. Course contents are regularly updated based on inputs provided by the embedded industry, academics and research and development organisations. One-year project work has to be undertaken during the third and fourth semester in industry or at the DOEACC centre. Placement assistance is also provided to the students who successfully complete this course. GATE qualified students are eligible to get scholarships. The DOEACC centre also conducts a postgraduate diploma course in embedded system design. Entry qualification to the course is ME/ M.Tech./ BE/ B.Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Instrumentation, Computer Science/M.Sc. in Electronics. Detailed information can be had from the website www.cedtic.com or from the DOEACC Centre Kozhikode, NIT campus P.O, Kozhikode - 676 601 (Phone: 0495 2287266, 2287177). Some other institutes offering ME/M.Tech. courses in Embedded Systems / related disciplines are the following: Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani (Rajasthan) 333 031 (www.bits-pilani.ac.in) - ME in Embedded systems. Entry qualification is integrated first degree of BITS in electrical and electronics / electronics and instrumentation / computer science or its equivalent. Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore (MP) - 452 017 (www.dauniv.ac.in) - M.Tech in embedded systems. GATE qualified candidates in electronics and communication / computer science and engineering with BE / B.Tech./M.Sc. in Electronics/ Electronics and Communication/ Computer Science/IT/MCA with 55 per cent marks in aggregate are eligible for admission. Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research (deemed university), Selaiyur, Chennai - 600 073 (www.bharathuniv.com) M.Tech. - Embedded System. Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology and Research Academy (deemed university), Thanjavur - 613 402 (www.sastra.edu) M.Tech. embedded systems. Vinayaka Mission's Research Foundation (deemed university) Aarumpadai Veedu Institute of Technology (AVIT), Palyanoor, Chennai - 600 010. (www.avit.ac.in) ME - Embedded System Technology Dayanand Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore (www.vtu.ac.in) ME / M.Tech. - VLSI Design and Embedded System RV College of Engineering, Bangalore (www.vtu.ac.in) ME / M.Tech. - VLSI Design and Embedded System Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute (Deemed University), Periyar EVR Salai, Maduravoyal, Chennai - 600 095. M.Tech. embedded systems Manipal Academy of Higher Education (Deemed University) Manipal - 576 104 (www.manipal.edu) MS - Embedded Systems SRM Engineering College, Kattankulathur Campus, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, West Mamabalam, Chennai - 600 033, (www.srmuniv.ac.in) M.Tech. - Embedded systems and Technology International Institute of Information Technology, (IIIT) Bangalore - 560 100 (www.iiitb.ac.in) M.Tech - Advanced course in software engineering, embedded systems, VLSI, DSP, Software architecture, mobile computing and so on. Entry qualification first class BE / B.Tech / M.Sc. (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics), MCA. Valid GATE score will be an added advantage. Selection is based on admission test. In Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram will be the test centre.

Short-term courses

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Ameerpet, Hyderabad - 500 016 (www.cdac.in) Diploma in Embedded System Design - Five months full-time course. Course modules include programming concepts and data communication, real time operation systems, embedded systems programming, 8/16/32 bit micro-controllers and interfacing, digital signal processing, wireless embedded systems design, project and seminar. Entry qualification is engineering degree in electronics/ electrical/ electronics and communication/ electronics and instrumentation/ computer science and engineering/ computer engineering/ information technology or M.Sc. Electronics/ instrumentation with first class. The course is also offered at the C-DAC centres in Bangalore, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Pune, Mohali, Kolkata. Selection is based on the national-level common entrance test. VLSI Design and Research Centre (University of Pune), Department of Electronics Science, Pune - 411 007. Certificate course in embedded system design, six-month full-time programme. Course modules include embedded systems programming languages, operating systems and RTOS, embedded systems development tools, DSP, Telecommunication, embedded system hardware, micro processor, micro controller, 8051, ARM, AVR, Sensor and control systems, case study and industry standard project. Entry qualification is BE / B.Tech. in Electronics / Electronics and Telecommunication/ Instrumentation/ Electrical/ Computer/ IT/ M.Sc. Electronics/ equivalent. Admission is based on entrance test and personal interview. MS Ramaiah School of Advanced Studies, MSR Nagar, Bangalore - 560 054 (www.msrsas.org) - Advanced certificate training programme (six-month full-time) in embedded system design. Engineering graduates are eligible.

Career prospects

Embedded System Design is an emerging area. There is a growing demand for embedded system designers in electronics industry and telecom sector. Opportunities are growing in the areas of telecommunication/mobile communications, Industrial engineering, electronics, aerospace, military, automotive/transportation, medical equipments, electronics equipments, electronics research and so on. Global career prospects for highly qualified professional in this field are the best in countries like the U.S., the U.K., Japan, Germany, France, and China. GOPAKUMAR KARAKONAM

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