Integrated Circuits and Systems group, IIT Madras

Research Associateships in Analog and Mixed Signal VLSI Design

IIT Madras invites applications from motivated candidates for research associate positions working on cutting edge research in the area of analog and mixed signal VLSI design, in the Department of Electrical Engineering. This programme is a joint initiative by IIT Madras and Texas Instruments India Pvt Limited (“TII”) which brings together expert faculty and a strong academia-industry interface. Research associates will be eligible for admission in the Master of Science (MS) Programme (by research), subject to the norms and admission criteria of IIT Madras.

Applications for the academic year 2017-18 are now closed.

Starting this year, candidates who write instrumentation(IN) GATE paper are also eligible for this program.

Features of this programme
  • Associates in this programme will work on relevant industrial problems, and will have the opportunity to intern at TII. The research will be supervised jointly by faculty from IIT Madras and TII.
  • Candidates will be selected based on a written test and interview conducted by IIT Madras.
  • The selected students will receive minimum emoluments of Rs. 20,000/- per month throughout the programme.
  • The students selected to the program will receive a provisional non binding employment offer from TII at the time of joining the course.
Apply if you
  • Want to work on challenging projects in Analog/Mixed Signal IC Design
  • Are passionate about circuit & system design
  • Want to design and fabricate your own IC and see it work!
To apply, you must
  • Have a Bachelor's degree in Electronics/Electrical/Telecommunications/Instrumentation engineering (or allied disciplines) with an aggregate of 65% (up to the final semester; if the final semester results are not yet announced, up to the seventh semester).
  • Have a valid GATE score of 700 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) or 8 or higher.

The coordinators of this research programme have the discretion to restrict the number of candidates to be called for the interview to a reasonable limit on the basis of qualifications and experience higher than the minimum described in this announcement.

To proceed further

  • Applications are now closed
  • Application form. Application site will be open from 27th March 2017 to 7th April 2017.
  • You will also need to apply to the MS program at IIT Madras at Choose EE6 as one of your specializations in that form. The last date for this is 2nd April 2017
  • Frequently asked questions; Information about the test and interview syllabus is towards the end of the FAQ page.

Important dates

  • Applications are now closed
  • Call letters have been sent to applicants with GATE score of 700 or more and UG aggregate score of 65% or more. If you met these criteria and did not receive an email, send an email to
  • Notification to shortlisted candidates: 9th April 2017.
  • Test and Interview dates: Test and interview will be conducted on two dates: 21st April 2017(Friday) and 9th June 2017(Friday).

Contact information

  • The FAQ link has a lot of information. Do be sure to read it. For any other queries regarding the TI research associateship programme, send an email to