M.Tech in VLSI Design Admission 2018 & Top Colleges

  • VLSI stands for Very Large Scale Integration. It is the sub-specialization of electronics and communication engineering offered at postgraduate level. It is an emerging and challenging field. The duration for M.Tech in VLSI design is 2 years; each year consist of 2 semesters.
  •  The fee charged from the students for this course is approximately ranging between INR 2.5 to 5 lac. The fee varies from institution to institution.
  • Students who pursue M.Tech in VLSI Design are trained to work in the field of VLSI design.
  • The process of forming an Integrated Circuit by integrating thousands of transistors into a single chip is called VLSI.
  • This programme covers topics like hardware description languages, algorithms, system architectures, simulation and synthesis, digital system design, low power design techniques and mixed mode design methodologies.

Subjects of Study:
The subjects included in the first and second year of M.Tech in VLSI design are as follows:
•    Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits
•    CMOS Integrated Devices
•    VLSI Signal Processing
•    Digital Signal Processing
•    ASIC Design
•    Analog VLSI Design
•    Embedded System Design
•    Genetic Algorithm and their Application in VLSI Design
Eligibility Criteria for M.Tech in VLSI Design:
The eligibility requirements for this course are mentioned below:
•    Candidates possessing Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree either in ECE, EEE or        E & I will be eligible to apply for this course.
•    Candidates who have done their post-graduation with M.Sc in Electronics are also eligible.
•    Minimum marks required for qualifying examination (B.E./B.Tech/M.Sc) is 55% marks. In case of SC/ST, minimum marks is relaxed by 5 years (i.e. 50% marks).
Admission Procedure for M.Tech in VLSI Design:
•    For admission in this course, students are required to appear an entrance test.
•    In most of the colleges, admission into M.Tech is done through Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE).
•    Besides this, there are many state level and University level entrance test conducted for admission into this course such as AP PGECET, TS PGECET, GITAM GAT, VITMEE, MU OET etc.
•    Selection will be made through counseling based on the merit of candidates in the entrance test.
Job Opportunities for VLSI Design Engineer in India:
The scope of employability in this field is very good. Job options in government sector are also exists for these professionals. They can seek employment in Railways, banking, UPSC jobs like IES, Indian army, etc.
There are equally good opportunities in private sector for VLSI engineers. They can work in the semiconductor industry and become a VLSI engineer.
One can also opt teaching career and become a professor in prestigious institutions/Universities.
Professionals in this field can be hired as
•    VLSI Design Engineer
•    Circuit Design Engineer
•    VLSI Programmer
•    Design and Verification Engineer
•    VLSI Testing
•    CAD Engineer
•    Professor/Lecturer
Top Recruiters for VLSI Design Engineer in India:
The course provides the opportunity to work with various companies. Some reputed companies are listed below:
•    Philips
•    Nokia
•    Sony
•    Videocon
•    Panasonic
•    L & T
•    Samsung
•    Wipro
•    HP
•    Delsoft
•    Cypress Semiconductors
•    BHEL
•    BSNL
•    DRDO
•    NTPC
•    IOCL
•    BEL
Salary Offered to VLSI Design Engineers:
Salary package for VLSI design engineer is impressive in India as well as in abroad countries. As a fresher, they can start to work in the minimum salary of around Rs 2.5 lac per year. With a few experience, the salary may increase upto Rs 7 lac per year, depending upon the job profile.

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