Top Career Opportunities in VLSI Design
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, mentor support, case studies, and campus visits to ensure fast-track learning.
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/
IISc faculty members are an impressive group bearing academic accreditation from premier institutions around the world
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.
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"I have spent a considerable amount of time working in the RF and mixed signal hardware domain, designing RF subsystems and mixed signal PCBs. With this programme, I want to make myself adept for exploring more job opportunities prevailing in the semiconductor industry."
- Girish k, IT & Software
"As a research person, I find this hands-on programme and its curriculum will help me carve a roadmap for my future research works related to VLSI Chip Design."
- Senthil Rajan, Education
"I have been looking for a hands-on programme that offers an opportunity to learn from industry experts, implement projects using VLSI tools, apply while learning and more. This programme offers all these features."
- Vaishali A, Education
"I have been working in the VLSI industry for the past 3+ years as Analog and Mixed Signal Layout Designer. For a design professional like myself, doing this programme would be a great opportunity to stay updated with the fast-evolving VLSI industry and accordingly arm up to stay relevant in the domain."
- Vishnu Rusum, Consulting
"I have enrolled for this programme to build a deeper understanding of concepts like FPGA Design and verification and build a relevant expertise to design and analyze Analog circuits."
- Shruthi, Manufacturing
"I see myself as a better fit for a VLSI career and this programme does provide the exact learning environment I need to launch my career in this space."
- Yegneswara Vedula, IT & Software
"I find this programme has the right curriculum that will help me realize my dream of building some high performance and low power VLSI systems."
- Subhrajyoti Shree, Manufacturing
Note: These are edited versions based on the details submitted by various programme applicants.
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.
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