Semiconductor device modeling and Simulation

By Prof. Vivek Dixit   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 172
This course is a foundation level course on semiconductor devices. Course consist of three broad topics (1) Semiconductors properties, (2) Devices and (3) governing equations along with their boundary conditions. Course objective is to develop a sound physical and intuitive understanding of semiconductor devices and achieve ability to make some key decisions while designing applications specific semiconductor devices.


INDUSTRY SUPPORT: Semiconductor related companies such as Intel, nVIDIA, AMD,Samsung, ST Microelectronics, Texas Instruments, Analog Devices, NXP Semiconductors etc
Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 23 Jan 2023
End Date : 14 Apr 2023
Exam Date : 29 Apr 2023 IST
Enrollment Ends : 30 Jan 2023
Category :
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate

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Books and references

1. G. Streetman, and S. K. Banerjee, “Solid State Electronic Devices,” 7th edition, Pearson,2014.
2. S. M. Sze and K. N. Kwok, “Physics of Semiconductor Devices,” 3rd edition, John Wiley&Sons, 2006.
3. D Vasileska, SM. Goodnick, G Klimeck, "Computational Electronics: Semiclassical and Quantum Device Modeling and Simulation," CRC Press 2010

Instructor bio

Prof. Vivek Dixit

IIT Kharagpur
Prof. Vivek Dixit is assistant Professor in the Department of Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering, IIT Kharagpur. He received the B.Tech. degree in electrical engineering from IIT Delhi, New Delhi, India, in 2004 and the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore in 2010. He has worked on III-V semiconductors for optoelectronics application; silicon photonics based optical modulators where he invented a simulation technique for EYE diagram for an optical modulator. His interest includes semiconductor devices, metamaterials and optical modulators. He has worked in various reputed organizations including nVIDIA graphics Ltd, Institute of High-Performance Computing, Singapore, IIT Jodhpur and currently serving IIT Kharagpur.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 29 April 2023 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

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