The Centre for Advanced Studies in Electronics Science and Technology (CASEST), School of Physics, University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been awarded Rs 85.66 lakhs project titled “Development of Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) targeting Internet of Things (IoT) in healthcare applications” under the prestigious Chip-to-start-up program of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeiTY), Govt of India. The objective of this project is to develop an ASIC for reconstructing the compressed samples by the healthcare IoT nodes. In a tough competition, the proposal from CASEST was one of only 60 proposals selected from all over India. Prof. Samrat L. Sabat, Prof. S.V.S. Nageswara Rao, Dr. Bhawna Gomber and Dr. Anjali Priya are the investigators from CASEST. It is an ambitious project that aims to train 400 graduates/post graduates and PhDs in the area of VLSI design, IC technologies and Microelectronics over a period of five years apart from the ASIC development.  During the project, the University will have access to leading VLSI and microelectronics related EDA tools such as CADENCE, SYNOPSYS, MENTOR GRAPHICS. The project will enable CASEST and the University to make a significant contribution to the R&D and skilled human resource development necessary for the National semiconductor mission. The programme will be carried out in partnership with industry which is expected to enhance the employability of the MTech students of CASEST.