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VLSI Lab at BEC Will Start Soon - Monday, July 05, 2004 at 09:22

Dr. B. N. Ray updates the status of the Ganapati Sengupta VLSI Lab at B E College (DU) on July 3, 2004.

The objective of the Lab is to create a state-of-the-art VLSI Research Lab as a joint partnership between global alumni and Bengal Engineering College with the help from private sector. The Lab will serve as a pilot project for future many such projects to establish B E College as a premier institution with an emphasis in research and developments with partnerships with B E College alumni [VLSI Lab Project Page].

A meeting was held on June 5, 2004. The meeting was attended by Dr. P. K. Nandi (CST), Dr. A. K. Das (CST), Dr. P Syam (EE), Dr. G Bandyopadhayay (EE) and Dr. B N Ray (ETC). It provides the status of the procurement process and action plan [Status Report, PDF].

        The Lab is almost ready. An inauguration date will be announced soon.

        A new course "CMOS VLSI Design" will be offered as an elective subject to all first year ME Students in EE, CST and ETC. The outline of the course is presented here. [Course Details, PDF].

        The Lab will be used for 3rd year students of EE, ETC and CST departments for summer vocational training.

        A five days workshop will be organized in Dec 2004.

Comments by Readers
Comments by Basudeb Mukherji from United States on Saturday, August 07, 2004 at 18:39 - IP Logged
Ganapati and I entered the College in the same year - 1955. Just a week before he left us all I had a long discussion with him on how we can help our old college. I am delighted to see that his vision and desire is getting fulfilled. My sincere thanks to Mrs. Sengupta for making this possible.
Comments by Dr.Debajyoti Mukhopadhyay from India on Saturday, August 07, 2004 at 07:31 - IP Logged
A Great Effort indeed! Wishing the Endeavour A Grand Success!
Dr.Debajyoti Mukhopadhyay, 1977 ETCE
Formerly General Secretary of
BECAA USA & Canada (1984-87)
Comments by Pinaki Ranjan Sarker from India on Thursday, August 05, 2004 at 02:44 - IP Logged
I really feel proud of being a BEing.
Thanks & Regards,
Pinaki, 2001(CST)
Comments by Swapan Saha from United States on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 at 08:06 - IP Logged
The Lab will be used for a new Masters Program in the VLSI Design and it will be used for Ph.D. program in the same area too. Moreover, it will be used for Workshops and Short Term Courses for professionals.
Swapan Saha, 88EE
Comments by Arunava Biswas from India on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 at 20:41 - IP Logged
This is great. However, the idea of the VLSI Lab to be used for 3rd year students of EE, ETC and CST departments only for summer vocational training requires rethinking. We feel that VLSI design should be offered as an elective to the 3RD /4th year BE students and advanced research can be done in the ME& Phd.
Comments by Soumya Maiti from India on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 at 01:44 - IP Logged
This is a great effort of our allumni. which is probably not found in other Engg colleges.
Comments by Srikanta Bandyopadhyay from Australia on Friday, July 09, 2004 at 20:01 - IP Logged
Well done BEC Alumni.
As someone closely involved with BECDU [not CST/EE], but Mats Sci Eng /Metallurgy/Chemistry, I see the real value of this venture. Hope the BEC Alumni will extend such activity to other areas as well including interdisciplinary Materials Ccience & Nanomaterials. Congratulations again.


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