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From dumb chip to smart chip to genius chip.
It is all about efficiency and specialization.

The Future of Computer Chips:
Smaller, Faster, Cheaper.

Worldwide semiconductor revenue grew to
$450 Billion in 2020

More than 90% of semiconductor companies have their R&D Centres in India

4 Reasons Why This Programme is Unique

Get the IISc Advantage

  • Designed by IISc’s Electronics Systems
    Engineering Department
  • Delivered by top researchers in
    VLSI Design and Application
  • Access to the VLSI Research Labs to
    implement projects
  • Get globally recognized certificate
    from IISc, India’s #1 University

Cutting-edge Applied Learning

  • Practise on FPGA Boards and
    Cadence Tools
  • Hands on curriculum for effective learning
    by practitioners
  • Opportunity to implement your projects in
    state of art research labs
  • Industry interactions
    with VLSI leaders

Career Impact

  • Showcase your expertise through projects
    and experiments
  • Network with future leaders
    of chip design
  • Upgrade your technical profile with
    a top certification

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Top Career Opportunities in VLSI Design

  • VLSI Board Design Architect (965+ openings)
  • IP Design/Verification Engineer (479+ openings)
  • AMS Designer (118+ openings)
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  • ASIC Designer (289+ openings)
  • DFT Engineer (3000 + openings)
  • AMS Verification Engineer (148+ openings)
  • ASIC Verification Engineer (675+ openings)
  • EDA Tool Validation Engineer (3000+ openings)
  • FPGA Back-end Verification Engineer (385+ openings)
  • FPGA Designer (1000+ openings)
  • VLSI front end Digital Designer (127+ openings)
  • VLSI Micro-architecture Designer (100+ openings)
  • VLSI Back end Digital Designer (100+ openings)
  • and more…..

About the Programme

VLSI along with embedded software development, and hardware/board design is at the heart of the chip design industry. With worldwide semiconductor revenue reaching $450 Billion in 2020, there is a need to design and produce highly efficient and specialized chips.

The PG Level Advanced Certification Programme in VLSI Chip Design enables professionals to build VLSI chip designing capabilities that can power new-age technologies like AI, IoT, VR, Mobility, Cloud, and Analytics.

The Department of Electronic Systems Engineering, IISc, with its pioneering and ongoing research and training in VLSI chip design, is best positioned to offer this programme. The programme is ideal for VLSI industry professionals who want to leverage expertise of modern tools and technologies.

The 6-month programme is delivered in a unique experiential learning process of interactive online sessions by IISc, starting from essential theoretical foundations to learning how to apply them in the real world effectively. This is accompanied by laboratory exercises using VLSI tools and boards, mentorship, case studies, and campus visits to ensure fast-track learning.


Offered in collaboration with IISc

  • India’s #1 University by NIRF (2016-20)
  • 2 Bharat Ratna Awardees
    (1954, 2014)
  • Times Higher Education
    #1 University in India (2020)
  • RUR World
    #62 (2020)
  • QS Global World Ranking #185 (2021)

IISc is India’s premier institution for advanced scientific and technological research and education.IISc’s reputation and pre-eminence attract the finest academicians trained in the best laboratories around the world. In 2018, IISc was selected as an Institution of Eminence (IoE) by the Government of India, and it consistently figures among the top Indian institutions in world university rankings. The alumni of IISc hold significant academic and industry positions around the globe. For more information, visit https://www.iisc.ac.in

The PG Level Advanced Certification Programme in VLSI Chip Design will be delivered by IISc’s Department of Electronic Systems Engineering (DESE). Previously known as the Centre for Electronics Design and Technology (CEDT) it was started with support from the Department of Electronics (DoE), University Grants Commission (UGC), and Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC). DESE aims to achieve excellence in research and education in electronics systems engineering, with positive societal impact. For more information, visit https://dese.iisc.ac.in/


Learn from Leaders

IISc faculty members are an impressive group bearing academic accreditation from premier institutions around the world

Programme Director
Ph.D., Neuromorphic Engineering, MARCS Research Institute, Western Sydney University, Australia

Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Electronic Systems Engineering (DESE), IISc. Before joining IISc, he worked as a Research Fellow at Johns Hopkins University. He has also worked with Texas Instruments, Singapore as a Sr. Integrated Circuit Design Engineer, designing IPs for mobile processors. His research interests include Neuromorphic Computing, Mixed Signal VLSI Systems, Analog/Digital ASIC design, and Machine Learning for Edge Computing.

Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada

Associate Professor at the Dept. of Instrumentation and Applied Physics, IISc. He is also the founder and director of Openwater, a clean water start up focused on delivering hassle-free water treatment and wastewater management solutions. Openwater is a spin-off from the Flexible Electronics Lab, IISc. He is also a lecturer at the Dept. of Engineering, University of Cambridge. His research interests includes mainly in Semiconductor Physics and Flexible Electronics.

Principal Research Scientist at the Dept. of Electronic Systems Engineering (DESE), IISc. He has been working at DESE since 1989. Presently he is working on High performance accelerators for Machine Learning, Bioinformatics, and Networking using Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) in Reconfigurable Computing Lab at DESE. His research interests include Digital VLSI Systems and Computer Networks.

Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech, USA

Associate Professor at the Dept. of Electronic Systems Engineering (DESE), IISc. Before joining IISc, he worked as a Research and Development Engineer at Kilby Labs, Texas Instruments, USA. His research interests include Analog and Mixed Signal Design, High-Performance and Multi-Mode Fiber Systems.

Curriculum


  • Digital Integrated
    Circuit Design
  • Analog Integrated
    Circuit Design
  • Emerging
    Technologies
  • Advanced Digital Design
    and FPGA based Design

Tools

  • Cadence Analog
    Design Tool Suit
  • Xilinx
    Vivado
  • BASYS3 FPGA Board
    with Pmods
  • Digital VLSI
    Design Tool Suit

Lab Exercises

  • Operation
    Amplifier Design
  • ASIC Design
    Flow
  • Transient Analysis of
    Standard Cells
  • Combinational, Sequential
    Circuit Design
  • Algorithm to
    Architecture
  • Design with
    FPGA Boards

Projects

  • Machine Learning Accelerator for Image Classification Task
  • Datapath and
    Controller Design
  • And
    more…

Delivery Format

  • Faculty-led Interactive Masterclass Lectures
  • Hands-on Learning with Tools and Boards
  • Mentorship
  • Hackathons
  • Workshops
  • Industry Interactions with Experienced Professionals
  • 1 Campus Visit of 3 Days*

*Dates will be decided keeping the safety of participants in mind. Fees will be based on actuals.

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Eligibility

  • Education: B.E./M.E./B.Tech/M.Tech or an equivalent degree
  • Experience: Minimum 1 year
  • Exposure: Working in VLSI domain or having VLSI working knowledge

Your DeepTech Learning Journey

  • Apply for
    the Programme

    By sharing your education and professional details
  • Wait for
    Selection

    By programme selection
    committee
  • Block
    Your Seat

    By Remitting the
    Registration Fee
  • Enroll for
    the Programme

    By Remitting the Full
    Programme Fee
  • Start Building
    Expertise in VLSI

    Under the mentorship
    of top Faculty
  • Get Certified
    by IISc

    India’s #1(NIRF, 2020)
    University

The selection for the programme will be done by IISc and is strictly based on the eligibility criteria and the motivation of applicants as expressed in their statement of purpose.


Fee with Flexible Payment Options

Details Domestic Participants International Participants
Programme Fee ₹2,50,000 $3,600
Programme Kit
(FPGA Boards with Cadence Tools)
₹75,000 $1,200

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