BANGALORE: Design contest was organised for the engineering students to increase job opportunities for students and working professionals who were aspiring to make a career shift to core jobs in product companies.
Mentor Graphics, USA and RV-VLSI Design Centre (high-end finishing school for engineering students and working professionals) jointly organised this event.
An expert selection committee, headed by Dr C R Venugopal, Chairman of Board of Studies for Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) selected the winners and
runners-up. “The Design Contest recognises the best talent among final semester BE students in the VLSI and embedded domains to help them create a product,” said Venkatesh Prasad, CEO of RV-VLSI Design Centre.
The VTU appreciated the efforts of RV-VLSI and mentor graphics. Speaking about the event, Dr S A Kori, Registrar of VTU, “In this fast-changing world of VLSI, it is imperative for academia to work closely with industry to equip students with knowledge and hands-on skills which are most necessary to face industry challenges.”
He added, “We have been able to work to help undergraduate students acquire industry exposure through their project work.”
The project titled ‘design and characterisation of standard cell using DSM’ by Pranav Shreyas S, Raghav KJ and Vishnu Kulkarni from Dr Ambedkar Institute of Technology, won the first prize under the VLSI category while the project titled ‘voicemail system in internet protocol private branch exchange’ by Arun KS, Ashfaq Ahamed PH and Bhateesha V from RNS Institute of Technology, won in the embedded systems category.
Appreciating the participation and involvement of students in various projects, Dr Walden C Rhines, chairman and CEO of Mentor Graphics Corporation, USA said, “We are once again very pleased to support RV-VLSI’s design contest, which provides an opportunity for students to gain experience in electronic designs and the use of EDA tools. RV-VLSI design contest plays a significant role in developing the expertise among students.” The engineering students pointed out that the Contest helped them bridge the industry-academia gap.