ER&DCI Institute of Technology Academic Wing of Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) Thiruvananthapuram


"Learning from experts in industry is clearly distinct from learning from academia. ER&DCI-IT gave me the rare opportunity to learn from industry experts during my Masters. Rather than lectures, the classes were mostly discussions addressing practical problems in design and debugging. The classes greatly changed the way I look at design problems"
Bipin Chandran,Associate Data Scientist, GIS and Climate, Intensel Limited.
M.Tech VLSI and Embedded Systems,2011-2013
"My experience with ER&DCI-IT during my MTech course in VLSI and Embedded Systems was excellent. I got in depth knowledge of the syllabus and beyond, due to the well experienced and knowledgeable Scientists of C-DAC Thiruvananthapuram and the staff of ER&DCI-IT. The well-established library and lab facilities for students were really helpful. I believe that my career got a strong foundation by working on the live projects of Hardware Design Group (HDG) of C-DAC Thiruvananthapuram as part of my MTech project and Internship. The celebrations during Onam and Pooja festivals and the fruitful discussions with friends at T-Square are memorable ones. "
Hari Prasad R, Scientist-C,Society for Electronic Transactions and Security(SETS).
M.Tech VLSI and Embedded Systems,2011-2013
"The experienced faculties, one year live industrial project and internship at CDAC are the highlight of doing Mtech at ER&DCI-IT (CDAC). The experience gained during this course played an essential role in my research career (PhD) at BITS Pilani Goa Campus. Presently, I am working as senior silicon design engineer at AMD, India. I wish the very best for the students joining ER&DCI-IT and urge them to make the best use of their time and resources at ER&DCI-IT."
Gibin Chacko George, Senior Silicon Design Engineer, AMD India.
M.Tech VLSI and Embedded Systems,2013-2015
"ER&DCI is perhaps the one and only postgraduate school for Electronics Graduates to grab their excellence in two of the cutting edge technologies - the VlSI & embedded systems and the Cyber forensics. Unlike other competitive institutes in the category, mentors are all working professionals specialised in the core area of specialization. The industrial atmosphere not only supplements the technical appetite of the students but also encourages each one to build their future in their area of specialization. For working professionals who like to pursue PG under Quality Improvement Programme (QIP) like me, this Institute renders an amazing experience with the added advantage of its inhouse industrial atmosphere and working professionals. Moreover, the nostalgic feeling of their old graduate days is a matter of rare experience!!! Being an Alumni, It should be underscored that this PG school is the rarest of its kind that delivers a countable number of industry ready engineers!!!."
Rahul C S Nair,Manager-Technical Services, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology.
M.Tech VLSI and Embedded Systems, 2014-2016
"Masters in VLSI& Embedded Systems at ER&DCI Institute of Technology was the turning point in my life. Every subject, lab work and lectures were of high quality - handled professionally by the professors with abundant involvement of engineers and scientists of CDAC. The coolest factor is the company environment and direct interaction with the working professionals, which takes away the insecurities and built a rather strong personality in me.To all students/juniors at ER&DCI : "You are at safe hands"."
Chinnu Liz Babu, Contract Engineer, ISRO.
M.Tech VLSI and Embedded Systems, 2014-2016
""The 2 years that changed me"

I joined ER&DCI primarily as it was close to my home. It was a good start, the classes were good and we got labs handled by Scientists from different groups at CDAC. We were also alloted projects in different section at CDAC, some of the projects were part of actual design R&D being done at CDAC. The best part of it was my friends, they have changed me by a lot, I would go on further and say my batch was the most fun and achieving batch."
Siva Prasad, Logic Designer, Intel India.
M.Tech VLSI and Embedded Systems, 2015-2017

"ER&DCI IT is one of a kind of campus that offers Post Graduate programme. It provides a high level of learning experience along with the support from the industry experts of CDAC in the area of specializations. We were first of the batch under the KTU , which had lot of experimentations in the syllabus and curriculum, but was all well handled by our faculties. Though it is not like any other professional college campus', we have opportunities to explore and be part of both the technical or cultural activities in CDAC along with our course. The placement support is well connected with the companies that offer job opportunities in the core area of specialization.

Thanks to ER&DCI IT in playing a good part in my professional development."
Amith Selvin, Technology Analyst, Infosys Ltd.
M.Tech Cyber Forensics and Information Security, 2015-2017

"ER & DCI Institute of Technology has provided me with an opportunity to convert my passion in the field of cybersecurity into a formal education. The quality of the instructions along with regular expert sessions organised in this domain has been a value add. In addition I have been provided with an opportunity to pursue my area of interests along with providing an opportunity to mentor peers and juniors which provided with solid foundational basics in the domain and further help me advance in my career."
Daniel Netto, Project Manager, TATA Consultancy Services Ltd.
M.Tech Cyber Forensics and Information Security, 2016-2018
"It gives me great pleasure to say with pride that I have completed my Post-Graduate Degree in Cyber Forensics and Information Security from ER&DCI Institute of Technology. The relationship between faculties and students were very cordial, which gave me an opportunity to excel in my area of interest. The two years spent here were splendid and has helped me to grow personally & professionally. I would like to thank all the faculties and staff for guiding me on the right path to career success."
Eby Prasad, Senior Cyber Crime Investigator, Vidyatech Solutions Pvt Ltd.
M.Tech Cyber Forensics and Information Security, 2016-2018
"ER&DCI-IT was my turning point of career , it opened me to the world of cybersecurity. We are not just getting classroom academics, we are being part of live projects as well. It helped in my career growth."
Sruthi Krishna G, Research Associate(Cyber Security), Kerala University of Digital Sciences, Innovation and Technology (Digital University Kerala).
M.Tech Cyber Forensics and Information Security, 2016-2018
"This is a great institution to study, having the chance to learn from well qualified Professors and CDAC Engineers. The staffs are amazing they helped us a lot for our career growth. The extra support provided by all Professors, mentors and staffs during face-to-face classes as well as during the pandemic were helpful. My institution has always given me the confidence to approach my dreams.We had 100% placements in reputed companies."
Abhirami G, SoC Analyst, Cyberproof, UST Global.
M.Tech Cyber Forensics and Information Security, 2019-2021
"It has been truly an invaluable learning experience in ER&DCI -IT and my time spent there will always be cherished.The exposure to various Cybersecurity tools and technologies have definitely helped in shaping my career in the domain. All the staff and guides were amazing and ER&DCI-IT is a great place to study for those who are passionate in the field of Cybersecurity."
Neeraja A S, CyberSecurity Engineer, Saint Gobain INDEC CyberSecurity.
M.Tech Cyber Forensics and Information Security, 2019-2021
"I got the opportunity to do my MTech in Cyber Forensics and Information Security at CDAC, Trivandrum during 2019-2021 as part of the arrangement between Kerala Police and CDAC. These 2 years spent at CDAC were one of the best investments for me in terms of competency development across a wide array of domains such as cybercrime investigation, cyber forensics, information security etc. The skill sets acquired during the 2 year term proves to be extremely useful for me and to my department as we are in the process of enhancing the cybercrime investigation and prevention capabilities of state police force.

Unlike the usual practice of being taught by academicians and researchers, the sessions at CDAC were handled by professionals and scientists who practise what is being taught day in and day out. The value they add from their real life experience is immense as they are able to relate the complex concepts to practical scenarios.

Another unique advantage I saw with CDAC is the first hand exposure students get to a host of cyber security & forensic tools and technologies developed by CDAC. This spans across cyber forensics, biometrics, mobile and web security, Honey Net and the list continues. Getting practical exposure to these tools and being trained by the team which developed them is an experience which most other institutions cannot offer. Extremely delighted to note that 100% of students from the batch got placed with leading MNCs by the time we completed the course, thanks to the reputation and industry recognition CDAC enjoys in this space."
Prakash S P, Inspector, Cyber Police Station, Kerala.
M.Tech Cyber Forensics and Information Security, 2019-2021

"The best thing an engineering student can wish for, is the access to latest technologies and industry standards. This is exactly what my college had provided me by giving the much required insight on how the real technologies we see around us today are made and evolved to suite our growing needs. The close interaction with the best industry leaders and scientists have infact broadened my vision of how impactful a career in engineering can be. The institution being backed up by India's prime and esteemed research centre CDAC, gives the real taste of industrial work culture, ethics, need for innovation and technological requisites to its students even before they step into the real professional world. Being an alumni of this beloved and esteemed institution I am forever grateful to my professors, mentors and peers whom have helped me in every step to reach where I am today."
Anuroop P Das, Design Engineer I, Mirafra Software Technologies.
M.Tech VLSI and Embedded Systems, 2019-2021
"ER&DCIT has well equipped lab with industry standard software for the entire VLSI flow. The presence of CDAC engineers is also very helpful in learning and getting guidance on various aspects related to industry. The teachers have exposure and understanding of the requirements of the industry and the institution is very supportive to student projects."
Girish M, Hardware Engineer, Kinara.
M.Tech VLSI and Embedded Systems, 2019-2021
"Anyone driven enough to maximise their innate engineering talent shall find ample opportunities at ER&DCI- IT. As India sets into motion its semiconductor manufacturing mission, ER&DCI-IT offers the course that can set you right on an exciting and rewarding career path."
Syam Mohan V S, Technical Lead-VLSI and HW, Degree Controls Inc.
M.Tech VLSI and Embedded Systems, 2019-2021
"At ER&DCI-IT, amidst state of art infrastructure accompanied by highly intellectual, experienced and supportive faculties, I have witnessed our skill and competence riding to a zenith. The learner-centric environment crafted here not only trained us in the academic curriculum but also motivate us. An expose to the host of tech and innovation competitions inspired us to expand our horizon of knowledge."
Ujjwal Singh
M.Tech VLSI and Embedded Systems, 2019-2021
"I had a great experience through out the course, well support from teachers and colleagues, also from the staffs."
Clif J Fernandez, Civil Police Officer, Kerala Police
M.Tech Cyber Forensics and Information Security, 2020-2022
"I, Godwin Roby, would like to express my sincere gratitude to ER&DCIIT for helping me at each and every step of my professional career. The institute provided me with the best possible platform and infrastructure to excel in my career interests.

ER&DCIIT has been a place that has helped me to shape myself in many ways and made me ready for the challenges. The faculties helped me enhance my soft skills, which made me stand out from others. The faculties here are highly qualified, with great experience in both teaching and mentoring. All the faculties are amazing and very responsive. During my time at the institute, I was introduced to various live projects from C-DAC, and I was fortunate enough to work on them, which provided me with immense practical learning. The extra support provided by all staff and facilities, during face-to-face classes and even during the pandemic, allowed us to reach out to them even during off-campus hours, made us feel welcome and projected a united classroom through our online meeting.

This institute ultimately helped me secure a final placement at Saint-Gobain and work in the field I desired."
Godwin P Roby, Detect & React L1 Trainee, Saint Gobain INDEC Mumbai
M.Tech Cyber Forensics and Information Security, 2020-2022