IIT-Madras Pravartak Technologies Foundation offers Online workshop on Embedded Application Development using SHAKTI Microprocessors

Chennai: Indian Institute of Technology Madras Pravartak Technologies Foundation and National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), Calicut, are jointly offering a ten-day online, instructor–led short-term Online workshop on Embedded Application Development using SHAKTI Microprocessors, the first indigenously-developed microprocessor in the country.

This program will provide a thorough knowledge about the Shakti Processors, its programming and interfacing for internet of things (IoT) applications. Swadeshi processor are Made in India processors which, in the future, has the potential to be used across world for IoT applications. This course will enhance skills in using these Swadeshi processors developed by IIT Madras for the IoT Applications.

The ten-day online program commences on 27th September 2021. Interested Candidates can register, and obtain further information from the following link – https://www.nielit.gov.in/content/online-workshop-embedded-application-development-swadeshi-processors-shakti-risc-v

Highlighting the unique aspects of this program, Prof. V Kamakoti, Course Coordinator, IITM Pravartak Technologies Foundation, and Faculty, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras, said, “The world is moving towards RISC-V. Every top company has included RISC-V based products in their road maps. It is important for our country to build capacity in the areas of RISC-V. Thus, this workshop assumes great significance. Especially, that it is introducing RISC-V through our Atmanirbhar indigenously developed SHAKTI Microprocessor.”

The course will also help the participants to get exposure in industry standard methodologies from the makers of the processors. A virtual lab will be made available for participants who can get a hands-on experience on the Made in India microprocessors. The course is open to students of Engineering (UG & PG) & MSc (Electronics), PhD scholars, faculty members and professionals from Industry/Startups.


NIELIT Calicut has developed the India’s First Swadeshi Processor based Remote Embedded System Design Lab which has already trained about 2,000 participants across globe. The configured Swadeshi processor platform enables embedded hardware design remotely, and helps to promote #AatmaNirbharBharat Abhiyan towards the growing need for Swadeshi Compute Hardware.

As of now, the need of Swadeshi Compute Hardware is crucial in many areas like Smart Device deployed in different domains, including electronics for public utility services such as Surveillance, Transportation, Environmental condition monitoring, to commodity appliances like smart fans/ locks/ washing machines.

The facility was initially used for training India’s young aspirants those who like electronics hardware/system design domain by MeitY’s Instruction Enhancement Program (IEP). Our trainings are based on a Learning Management System data base (LMS) developed by NIELIT Calicut.