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 the global semiconductor industry projected to become a trillion-dollar industry by 2030, there is a need to design and produce highly efficient and specialised chips.
The PG Level Advanced Certification course 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 9-month course 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.
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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 Course 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.
"The programme will help me enhance my knowledge of design techniques and verification."
Dwaraka O N, VLSI Design
"I want to build an in-depth understanding of advanced VLSI tools and work on some VLSI research-based projects."
Murigendrayya Hiremath, Education
"For a chip design professional, this programme is an excellent opportunity to stay ahead in the industry."
"This programme will help me widen my knowledge and explore new opportunities in the semiconductor industry."
Vivek Vilvaraj, Semiconductor
"I want to pursue a career in the core electronic industry."
Vaishali A, Education
"The programme curriculum will help me carve a roadmap for my future research works related to VLSI Chip Design."
Senthil Rajan, Education
"I want to have stay updated on industry-specific methods and design tools for VLSI chip design."
Girish K, IT & Software
"My goal is to design Analog circuits for which I must strengthen my understanding of FPGA Design and Verification concepts."
Yegneswara Chaitanya, IT & Software (Design)
Note: These are edited versions based on the details submitted by various programme applicants.
*Fees will be based on actuals.
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.
(FPGA Boards with Cadence Tools)
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IISc is India’s premier institution for advanced scientific and technological research and education. It is one of the first three publicly funded institutes to be awarded the Institute of Eminence status.
The institution’s reputation and pre-eminence consistently feature it in global university rankings. The institution has been home to distinguished alumni who have had noteworthy academic and industry positions around the globe.
IISc has been constantly ranked as #1 University and #1 Research Institute in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). For more information, visit https://www.nirfindia.org/2023/Ranking.html
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The programme will be delivered in an interactive online format, retaining effectiveness while maintaining safety. The format uniquely combines the benefits of an in-class programme with the flexibility and safety of online learning.