M.Tech. VLSI Design


The main objective of this course is to produce world class professionals with wide knowledge of latest technologies and to enhance the skills in designing VLSI systems to match the ever increasing demand of the cutting-edge technology. This programme aims to prepare students for leading edge positions in industry in the areas of VLSI. It also focuses to achieve excellence in research using the latest technologies. VLSI students are in great demand in various core companies like Intel, IBM, Texas Instruments, Cadence, Synopsis, Mentor Graphics etc. VLSI students are also wanted by major IT companies such as TCS, Wipro, Infosys, CTS and Accenture. Research opportunities in premier institutes such as IITs, NITs, and abroad universities in the latest areas of the programme are available.


The course includes learning the basic principles of CMOS VLSI design flow and designing and fabricating the state of-the-art VLSI chips for industrial requirements. The programme curriculum is aimed at VLSI system design, Hardware description Languages, System Architectures, Physical design, Verification techniques, Low power design techniques, Mixed mode design methodologies, solid state device modeling, ASIC design, VLSI signal processing, Analog VLSI design, semiconductor memory design, solid state device modeling and fabrication, and MEMS.


The VLSI Design Lab was set up in the year 2004 as an integral part of the of Electronics & Communication Engineering programme. The VLSI Lab is equipped with the most up-to date industry standard VLSI EDA tools and hardware resources. Our research spans from materials and device structures to circuits and design systems. The research works include design of ADCs and other RF circuits for Bio-medical and Wireless Communications, design of different memory structures for various applications and analyzing and modeling of devices for digital and analog applications.


  1. Cadence
  2. TCAD
  3. Synopsis
  4. Mentor Graphics
  5. Vivado
  6. Tanner
  1. Virtex-5 open sparc EP
  2. Virtex-5 Genesys
  3. Virtex-4
  4. XUP Virtex II Pro Board XUPV2 Pro
  5. Spartan-3E
  6. University Trainer Kit

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