about the program

The Smartphone Design Training 2018 was aimed to provide specific smartphone design training to Design Engineers from Electronics or Telecommunications domain, through a dedicated Senior Talent Program to lead design projects successfully in India. Curated by MediaTek India, the program ran from January 2018 till March 2018. Participants from companies like Panasonic India, Micromax, Lava mobiles, Karbonn mobiles, Intex technologies among others were part of this program.

Smartphone Training: MediaTek

program Photos

photos from smartphone design training program 2018

My Experience

testimonials of the participants & trainers in smartphone design training program 2018

participants testmonials

The training provided...was very useful. It has increased my knowledge...on software system architecture, MT6763, Flash technology, Characteristics of Battery...The training has added a lot of value in my work.

Abhishek Verma

Software Test Engineer
Lava International Limited

It was indeed a great pleasure for having been selected as one of the trainees in such a path breaking step taken by the organizers in enhancing the in-born skills to become future leaders of the country.

Arvind Srikanta Iyer

Quality Manager
United Telelinks Bangalore Ltd

"The entire hardware training program was most useful and awesome experience. It’s fantastic and marvelous training program organized from MediaTek."

Basappa Muttur

Product Manager
Karbonn mobiles

“In the due course of full fledged design of smartphones, we have gathered designing knowledge we will implement…in the upcoming projects as explained in the training class.”

Durairaj M

Testing Engineer
Karbonn Mobiles

"An excellent programme...I learnt a lot. I am inspired to rethink the way I plan and present my work. A very high pedagogical standard. Well done!"

Moahmmad Javed

Senior Executive
Lava International Ltd

“The concepts covered in training, the steps to be taken care to design a mobile using MT6763 will be widely considered during our designing process for our mobile brand.”

Naveen A Korigeri

Testing Engineer
Karbonn Mobiles

“Excellent, well organized. Appreciate this initiative by MediaTek. Expect this culture should be followed by other organizations in India. Expect MediaTek to lead the change in India, for other organizations to follow.”

Phani Kumar Machenahalli

Freelance Consultant

The Daily Courses taught the good skills of smartphone HW design and I learnt about camera, lcd, touch panel in depth and I will add this knowledge in my profile to enhance the user experience of smartphone with latest Camera, LCD, Touch Panel technology.

Ravi Handa

Assistant Manager
Intex Technologies India Ltd.

“I will use this knowledge for future products of my company and will develop our way of work.”

Ravinder Singh Chauhan

Karbonn Mobiles

“'SDTP 2018 provided us better platform where…[the] knowledge that an individual got through this program will help… in mobile manufacturing and their respective fields”

Rishi Gulati

Sr.Executive - Mobile Testing (Mobility)
Panasonic India Pvt Ltd.

“SDTP has been a great initiative by MediaTek and Government of India to bring together the best minds and train them about Smartphone designing…By using theoretical plus hands on training, the trainers from MediaTek taught us well and were very educative about their fields”

Royston Pinto

Senior Software Engineer
Indus OS

“The online program was well executed & it has helped me to have understanding on how to approach for the Smart Phone design.”

Sanjay Pal

Head Product R&D and Manufacturing

“…the battery management system was covered as much as it should, with thorough discussions and great expertise. The eagerness to discuss and clear all our queries was highly appreciable. It was a nice experience and I look forward to attend this next year as well!”

Shardul Bankar

software engineer
Smartron India Pvt Ltd

“Smartphone Design Program is a first of its kind initiative by MEITY, MEDIATEK, ICA which gives a platform for Indian engineers to get an end to end experience on smart phone design process and all the engineering aspects associated with the design.”

Sucheta Govind Dhere

Freelance Consultant

“The skill & knowledge shared by MediaTek professional is the best and it is my honour that I was the part of this training program organised by MediaTek.”

Vijay Solanki

Sr Engineer
Genus Electrotech Ltd

“The training held in both India and Taiwan was very helpful in building my professional as well as personal growth. I have gained a lot of fresh ideas for developing my skills and further enhance my strengths in understanding new technologies.”

Yankappa Malladagudda

Product Manager
Karbonn Mobiles

“The course content is well structured and details every aspect of design and development of smartphone. As an academician this training is the best I have attended so far and I am very happy to be a part of this program.”

B. Karthikeyan

Assistant Professor[Selection Grade]
Vellore Institute of Technology-Vellore

“The training program provided very good exposure to cutting edge technology used in Mobile Handset Design like designing Processor, PBCA etc. The training program helped in enhancing technical skills and competence level in Handset Design.”

Lalit Kumar

Assistant Director (tech)

“An excellent programme – I learnt a lot. The programme is great in content and in terms of smartphone design and development.”

Md Isharat Mahmood

Software Engineer
Smartron India Private limited

“The training experience is fantastic and helped a lot to understand the smartphone design from the basics to new cutting-edge technologies. The real commitment and dedication shown by each & every person who involved in this training from MediaTek is mind blowing and amazing.”

S. Pradap Raj

Project Manager
iWave Systems Technologies Pvt Ltd

“Smartphone design training with MediaTek has been useful and informative for building the eco system required for smart phones and associated sub modules locally in India.”

Rohit Vaidya


“It was knowledge oriented training program for development of Hardware and Software in Mobile Devices.”

Shrikant Nandanwar

Deputy Manager - Hardware Testing
Panasonic India Pvt. Ltd.

“The training was highly engaging and pretty good short primer on getting started with design smartphones. In particular the last sessions on software are highly useful for me. I can use the training to ensure better quality of the Operating Systems we build for the smartphones.”

Sudhir Bangarambandi

Indus OS

“The SDTP training was very inspirational, energising, bringing lots of ideas, with both substantial and in-depth knowledge of Smartphone Design and IOT. I gained a lot of value and insights from the trainers and the different vendors who made learning very interactive and easy.”

Tauseef I Kazi

Smartron India Pvt Ltd.

"Whole training was very informative. Help a lot to get updated with latest technology. Great initiative by mediatek"


trainers testmonials

“As part of the SDTP working team, it is our honor to provide training related on-site support to enable the effectiveness for all of the stakeholders in this program. In the meantime, it is touching to learn from the engagement with all of the training candidates.”

Edmond Chang

Director, Human Resources
MediaTek Inc.

“The task to foster and educate talent for India's fast-growing handset industry by sharing its smartphone expertise and knowledge with a group of senior managers and engineers from the smartphone industry in India has been executed in a seamless way. Attending this training was a wonderful experience.”

Aman Sachdeva


“It is very interesting to listen your questions. Some of these questions are which I never think of. It come from different point of view, so I might can’t reply it very well at that moment. From these questions, I also learn a lot from it. Wish you can have a good trip in Taiwan and enjoy every moment.”

Jerry Chien


“India has entered LTE era in recent years and will face more and more challenges on LTE calibration and non-signaling test. I also learned a lot from this training. Appreciate that MediaTek provides this opportunity for us to know more about each other. Have a safe trip and hope you enjoy your time in Taiwan.”

Marcus Chen


“I am so glad to join this presentation and appreciate MediaTek gives me the opportunity to introduce WiFi technology to you. I really have a good memory to meet you, also have a wonderful experience to co-work with MediaTek to make this training successful.”

Young Huang


“This is the second time of Smartphone Design Training Program. I am very honored to have participated in this grand event for two years. We’re very happy to share our experiences during the interaction with everyone. It is very meaningful and hopes that this activity can continue.”


MediaTek Inc

“With this Smartphone Design Training Program, MediaTek hopes to bring you the key to open the door. Thanks for more than 100 lecturers’ hard work in the past 6 months for this program. Certainly, it should not be just a “program”. We are looking forward to more “action” to construct India’s own smartphone eco-system.”

Steve Huang

MediaTek Inc

Participant Videos:

Interviews with specialist training managers from MediaTek

Handset Hardware Design Development Program 2016-17

Work-life balance is important! Especially when you're away from home for a long while. As our new friends stayed in Taiwan for several weeks, they took the chance to be tourists and experience a few wonders of the Island.

On arrival engineering managers from India took a tour of the MediaTek HQ showroom. The students were introduced to MediaTek innovations and technologies by staff, learning their significance and advantages for their future products.

The closing ceremony was held at the MediaTek Headquarters in Hsinchu, Taiwan on 13th January. Ms. Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary of MeitY, joined the ceremony via video conference. MediaTek Chairman and CEO, Mr. Ming-Kai Tsai congratulated all participants who completed the training in person, along with Mr. Ming-Ji Wu, Director General of Industrial Development Bureau at MOEA in Taiwan.

How the Make in India program originated. Working with MediaTek, we hope to offer Indian engineers the chance to create unique products that meet the exact needs of their local market.

MediaTek builds from the foundation: from project overview, through hardware and software knowledge to real hands-on practice.

We worked with engineers to understand what tests are required and how these labs perform the tests to make great smartphones.

Interviews with specialist training managers from MediaTek partners

Part one of interviews with Indian engineers managers expressing what they learnt through working with MediaTek

Part two of interviews with Indian engineers managers expressing what they learnt through working with MediaTek

Part three of interviews with Indian engineers managers expressing what they learnt through working with MediaTek

Nothing beats the taste of home to keep you going! We helped our Indian friends so they could cook authentic Indian meals, and in exchange we learnt a thing or two about Indian cooking as well!

MediaTek Chairmen, M K Tsai, makes a speech to the program attendees in the closing ceremony.


  • Mobile phone market segmentation and positioning.
  • Digital and analog design.
  • RF and Wireless Connectivity.
  • Camera/Audio tuning.
  • Power consumption and thermal design.
  • Certification and regulation.
  • BSP driver.
  • Case study (measurement and debugging).
  • Considering the trainees are all on-job training, to better accommodate their timing on their jobs, family and training, this year we divided the training program in 2 parts: first part (long duration) in India on weekdays (mostly Fridays), to allow the participants to continue their work in the offices and balance their family life as well after the training classes. The second part will be in Taiwan for 3 weeks.
  • More hands-on training than last year's program.
  • More focused skills by dividing into 3 specialized modules namely- RF, Multimedia and System.
About 50 professionals, who qualify the above listed criteria, will be selected from key handset makers across the country to take part in the training program.
Candidates will be selected basis:
  1. Years of work experience in Electronics or Telecommunications domain.
  2. Profile relevance with the training program.
Candidate selection committee (MediaTek, NIELIT & ICA) reserves the final decision of the qualified participant selection.