All India PG Diploma Programs

National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology

PG Diploma in Embedded Real-Time Systems


In today ’s increasing global market place, successful companies are finding the investments in hardware and software are no longer enough to maintain a competitive edge. Human elements with specialized engineering and design skills have become the essential part of the equation.

Embedded systems monitor and control everything from Spacecraft to Robots, Microwave ovens, Car engines, VCRs, Television sets and much more. They control virtually everything that is electronic in our lives. Embedded systems are normally built around Microcontrollers, Digital Signal Processors (DSPs) and FPGAs or SOCs. A lot of trained manpower is required in programming of these tools rather than in hardware design.

Emergence of Embedded operating systems such as Embedded Linux and Android as well as Real-time operating systems helped in developing many exciting applications in embedded products which were unimaginable till recently. Real-time application with big potential in defense sector is another demand area in embedded domain. Mobile communication is one of the fast growing engineering domain of Embedded systems, a lot of emerging technologies are happening in this area such as GSM, GPRS, CDMA, WCDMA, Zigbee, Bluetooth, RFID etc. They make the products smart and are responsible for differentiating the products in the market.

Their huge numbers and new complexity call for a new design approach, one that emphasizes high-level tools and hardware/software tradeoffs, rather than low-level custom programming and logic design. Development of these applications requires sophisticated skills in device driver development, porting etc.

Supplying embedded software to multinational semiconductor and systems companies is likely to be a US$4 billion to $5 billion opportunity for India, according to a study conducted jointly by the Delhi-based National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) and New York-based management consulting firm McKinsey & Co. Revenues from embedded real-time software design are poised for large growth as applicability of embedded systems increases in industries such as Telecom and Datacom, Consumer Electronics,Industrial Automation, Automobiles and Office Automation. A recent Frost & Sullivan study estimated the Indian embedded software market (exclusive of services) at $700 million with an annual growth forecast of 30 per cent. It is estimated that minimum 5000 highly qualified and trained Embedded System professionals are required per year.

To cater to the growing market demand for trained high calibre professionals in Embedded Systems, the Post Graduate Diploma in Embedded Real-time Systems Course is designed. This course covers the fundamentals of Embedded Programming concepts, Real-time operating systems, Porting of OS to Embedded Processors as well as Device Driver development.

History of the Course

This is a new course framed by All India Syllabus Committee.


To mould fresh electronics & computer science engineers and to retrain working engineers into High Calibre Embedded Real-time Application Designers by enhancing their knowledge and skills in various software design aspects of Embedded Real-time Systems. This course offers a range of topics of immediate relevance to industry and makes the students exactly suitable for industries engaged in Embedded System development. This course is also an excellent preparation for those wishing to engage in application research in this rapidly developing area.

Outcome of the Course

On completion of the Course, the Participants shall get


BE /B.Tech/M.E/M.Tech in Electronics/ Electronics & Communication/ Electrical/ Instrumentation/Computer Science or M.Sc (Electronics). Graduates with appropriate experience and final year students also may apply.

Course Structure

The PG Diploma in Embedded Real-Time Systems course contains seven modules. After completing the first six modules, the students have to do a 6 weeks project

Program Available At

  1. NIELIT Calicut
  2. NIELIT Jammu #
  3. NIELIT Gorakhpur #
  4. NIELIT Imphal #

# Likely to be offered

Module No Module Name Duration
Module 1 Embedded C and ARM Cortex MicroControllers 4
Module 2 Embedded Linux 2
Module 3 Embedded RTOS 4
Module 4 Porting on ARM Cortex M3 Microcontrollers 2
Module 5 IOT (Internet of Things) Applications 2
Module 6 Embedded Protocols and Device Drivers 3
Module 7 Seminar and Case Study 1
Module 8 Project Work 6
Total Work 24

Contact Course Coordinator for Further Details:

Centre Coordinator Designation E Mail Phone
NIELIT Calicut Rajesh M Scientist / Engineer 'C' 09447217649
NIELIT Jammu D S Oberoi Scientist / Engineer 'E' 01912455515

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