The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has launched the curriculum designed for B.Tech Electronics VLSI Design & Technology and Diploma in IC Manufacturing. This course will provide a variety of employment roles featuring outstanding salary incentives for Indian students in global companies as well as Indian companies. The VLSI sector is a high-paying industry and immune to automation and it will create an environment for the Semiconductor ecosystem for setting and scaling up.
‘Semi-conductors are playing a critical role in the world in more ways than we can imagine. Our collective aim is to establish India as one of the key partners in global semiconductor supply chains – PM Shri Narendra Modi.
‘We are investing heavily in skilling and training young Indians for the needs of the 21st century. We have an exceptional semiconductor design talent pool which makes up to 20 percent of the world’s semiconductor design engineers. Almost all of the top 25 semiconductor design companies have their design or R&D centers in our country’ – PM Shri Narendra Modi
Semicon India program (with a total outlay of 76,000 crores) is aimed at the development of the semiconductor and display manufacturing ecosystem in India.
The program provides financial support to companies investing in semiconductors, display manufacturing, and design ecosystems.
In line with the Semicon India program, the Chips to Startup (C2S) program aims to train 85,000 engineers (Bachelor, Master, and Research level combined) qualified in ESDM disciplines over 5 years. Necessary tie-ups with 82 technical education institutes have been made.
IIT Hyderabad launched B. Tech (Electronics Engineering) specialization in IC Design and Technology last year
About IC and VLSI
An integrated circuit (also called IC, a chip, or a microchip) is a set of electronic circuits on one small flat piece (or chip). An IC is the fundamental building block of all modern electronic devices. Very-large-scale integration (VLSI) is the process of creating an integrated circuit (IC) by combining many metal oxide silicon transistors onto a single chip.
AICTE, the statutory body for technical education has launched the curriculum designed for (i) B.Tech Electronics Engineering (VLSI Design & Technology) and (ii) a Diploma in IC manufacturing. The courses shall be uploaded on the AICTE portal. Any number of AICTE-affiliated colleges/universities/technical institutions may opt to offer these courses. Usual starting salaries for a fresher role in VLSI Company vary from Rs 10 lakhs per annum – 20 lakhs per annum depending upon the company with an average annual salary of Rs 14 lakhs per annum. The average annual salary in Multinational companies for beginners is 30 – 80 LPA
This course will provide a variety of employment roles featuring outstanding salary incentives for Indian students in global companies as well as Indian companies. The VLSI sector is a high-paying industry and immune to automation. It will create an environment for the Semiconductor ecosystem for setting and scaling up.
- B. Tech in Electronics (VLSI Design and Technology)
- Introduction to IC Design & Technology
- Digital systems labs
- Semiconductor Device Fundamentals
- Analog Electronics
- Introduction to CMOS processing
- Introduction to VLSI Design
- Analog IC Design
- Static Timing Analysis
- Fabrication and characterization lab
- Physics of Electrical engineering materials
Diploma in IC Manufacturing:
- Introduction to VLSI Fabrication
- Semiconductor Fab familiarisation
- Electronic Devices and circuits
- Clean room technologies
- Semiconductor Technology Equipment Maintenance
- Allied activities for the foundry like safety protocol for the foundry, vacuum technology,
Semiconductor packaging and testing, Electronics system assembly, or product design Renewable energy technologies