“Product Prototyping in IoT” course at IISc

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Dear friends,

Merry Christmas and an advanced new year wishes to you all. I wish the new year brings joy and happiness to you and your family.

I’m writing this post to share about the course “Product Prototyping in IoT” that I’m offering with Dr. Vijay Mishra (CTO of CeNSE, IISc) at the Center for Continuing Education, Indian Institute of Science. The course is offered for Engineering Graduates (BE/BTech any branch) and MCA/MSc graduates with keen interest in Internet of Things and product prototyping. Its a two credit certification course from the Indian Institute of Science starting from the second week of January 2019 - every Thursday 6PM to 8PM. You can join the course through the below link: (Product Prototyping in IoT is course number 17)


I’ve been offering courses in Indian Institute of Science for last couple of years and I have had great time sharing my knowledge in IoT with my students, who are mostly working professionals from both Corporate and Academic world. I also invited experts in the field of Sensor technologies, Cloud Computing, Design Thinking, AI, Machine Learning, Business model canvas for IoT Products, etc. The courses were designed with an intention of developing a product prototype that they choose to build. We hosted the demo day and called it as “ProtoFaire” at the end of the course to showcase the prototype developed by the students to the public. In the previous courses I had limited the prototype development in Industrial IoT and Smart Cities & Campuses, however this time the students can develop prototypes in any area of their interest with IoT involved in it.

After the course completion, I requested the students to share their feedback for which I saw some really kind response that I would like to share with you all:

“This wonderful course equips its students equally on IOT technology front, business context, startup visioning, live projects-to-demo, and a very valuable ethical (Gandhian if I can say) social entrepreneurship based essential life skills. Ganesh sir and entire fluxgen team is so dedicated to students needs”

R Balasubramanian, Sr Engineering Manager at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

“The entire course was designed in a very efficient and interactive manner, due to which we got insights of different concepts under single roof. Frankly speaking this course was triggering formula to kick start my research.

Thank you FluxGen Team for such a wonderful opportunity.Special Thanks to innovative Ganesh Sir and Hands-on guru Jaggu Sir.”

Apoorva K A, Senior Faculty at Jain University

“Would like all the emerging entrepreneurs and engineers who want to create their footprint on IOT and the allied technologies space to attend the courses offered from Mr. Ganesh Shankar because his way of teaching is more inclined towards practical reference implementations rather than just imbibing just theoretical aspects.

Would encourage folks in whichever discipline they are pioneered in either technical or business oriented to attend Mr. Ganesh Shankar’s courses since; his way of teaching this technology Wave of the Future is more from product development perspective and is quite unique and stands out from rest of the folks who offer strictly story-boarded IOT courses.”

Mohankumar Mahamkali, Sr. Technology Architect at Accenture

1. Unique course since specialists are invited for guest lecture apart from regular classes

2. It is more like a discussion. Many a times students are on stage elaborating a point and sharing the experiences.

3. Any question will be answered immediately or in future.

V.Ravindranathan, Chief Executive at Minnal Electronics Bangalore

“Best course I have ever attended so far. We are about to release IoT enabled option for our Machines which our interested customers can opt for.”

Mithun M, Manager at Ace Manufacturing Systems Ltd.

“The course is extremely helpful! It’s different from every other classroom courses you will see…most of the courses will teach you from textbooks..and ask you to do hands on at home or learn from the internet…

Here in this course, you do hands on at every step… And parallely you know the motive for it..

I have taken online courses and workshops before on IOT…and nothing was even close to this course…

The speakers and the lectures leave you motivated after every class.After a long day at work and traffic…this two hours class will still keep you energetic!”

Anusha Sheth, Associate engineer atBosch India

“Learning by doing, Application of knowledge for implementing the projects. Classes are filled with Culture for innovation, Connected environment, Discussion with tech giants and a lot to experience

The best coach for startups”

Prabakaran V, Sr.Engineer at BOSCH

“Ganesh is super inspiring as a teacher and an engineer. He made each class very interesting by bringing over guest speakers. He set the tone for the semester in the first class when he made it obvious that it was not going to be a typical course where one is expected to “learn” and regurgitate. He made us all participate and inspired us to think outside the box. In fact, this course gave me the impetus to start my own business. Thank you Ganesh!”

Hara Honnappa, Partner at Auto-mate Solutions

“Course was great kickstarter for me in IOT platform, the energy, enthusiasm of the teachers is contagious, the experts they bring in from various facets of IOT industry is awesome. Truly enjoyed the Journey.”

Magesh Bakthavachalam, Freelancer software engineer

“Good opportunity for overlapping of different domains”

Girish Bhat, Design Engineer at Biobee tech

“It has been a good experience exploring disruptive technologies and listening to the Industry experts and IISC scientists on the IoT and Smart city business and algorithms. Thanks to Ganesh Shankar for making this possible. His effort and intent in arranging sessions which can cover the full spectrum of the course offered, was highly appreciable.”

Arun Rakshith, Solution Architect at DXC Technology

“A vivid trainer one could ever find, a totally different experience one gets, getting to meet different people learning and interacting with them and not just common people but achievers.”

Snehitha, Angular developer at TTIBI

I’m extremely thankful to my students for the kind words about the course. I must thank my colleague Jagatheeswaran (AKA Jagggu) and whole of FluxGen for supporting me in conducting these courses. I really hope to see some of you next year in my class room!


Ganesh ( sganesh@alum.iisc.ac.in )

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