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With chip demand set to rise over the coming decade at 7% CAGR, the global semiconductor industry is poised to become a trillion-dollar industry by 2030, driven by the automotive, data storage, and wireless industries.1

India's Semiconductor market will touch $64 billion by 2026 almost three time its 2019 size of $22.7 billion.2
- Report by Counterpoint Research and the IESA

India's semiconductor consumption will be the highest in the world, worth $110 billion by 2030.3
- MoS, IT

4 Reasons Why This Programme is Unique

tick-iconGet the IISc Advantage

  • Designed by IISc’s Department of
    Electronics Systems Engineering
  • Delivered by top researchers in
    VLSI Design and Application
  • Access to the VLSI Research Labs to
    implement projects
  • Get globally recognized certificate from
    Center for Continuing Education at IISc


tick-iconCutting-edge Applied Learning

  • Practise on FPGA Boards and
    Cadence Tools
  • Hands on curriculum for effective learning by practitioners
  • Opportunity to implement your projects in state of art research labs
  • Industry interactions
    with VLSI leaders

tick-iconCareer Impact

  • Showcase your expertise through projects and experiments
  • Network with future leaders
    of chip design
  • Upgrade your technical profile with
    a top certification

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  • Learn on TalentSprint’s patent-pending
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VLSI Chip Design Certification Course Overview

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.


Campus Visit at IISc

VLSI Course Offered in collaboration with IISc Bangalore

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/

Learn from Leaders

IISc faculty members are an impressive group bearing academic accreditation from premier institutions around the world

Programme Director
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.


  • Digital Integrated
    Circuit Design
  • Analog Integrated
    Circuit Design
  • Emerging
  • Advanced Digital Design and FPGA based Design


  • Cadence Analog
    Design Tool Suit
  • Xilinx
  • BASYS3 FPGA Board
    with Pmods
  • design-tool-suitDigital VLSI
    Design Tool Suit

Lab Exercises

  • Operation
    Amplifier Design
  • ASIC Design
  • Transient Analysis of
    Standard Cells
  • Combinational, Sequential
    Circuit Design
  • Algorithm to
  • Design with
    FPGA Boards


  • MLMachine Learning Accelerator for Image Classification Task
  • Datapath and
    Controller Design
  • And

Detailed Curriculum

Participant Profile

From Diverse Job Roles

Switch Engineer
Staff Engineer
Sr. Design Engineer
Software Test Engineer
Software Development Engineer
Sr. Technical Leader
Sr. Software Engineer
Quantum Engineer Fabrication
Physical Design Engineer Trainee
MSAT Specialist
Member of Technical Staff
Machine Learning Engineer
Lead Engineer
Hardware Engineer
Graphics Software Engineer
Deputy Manager Hardware
Circuit Design Engineer
Associate Technical Director
Assistant Professor
ASIC Verification Engineer
Analog Layout Engineer
Senior Software Developer
Power Integrity
Senior Architect
Digital Design Engineer
Sr Technical Leader Systems

From Top Organizations

Mahindra Electric
Dr. Reddy's
Broadcom Corporation
Accord Global Technology
Intel Corporation
Tata Advanced systems Limited
Broadcom India
Synopsys India
GlobalEdge Software
Hewlett Packard

From Across Indian Cities and International Locations


Find out why professionals want to join the programme

"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."
Vishnuvardhan, Consulting

"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.

Delivery Format

  • Faculty-led Interactive Masterclass Lectures
  • Hands-on Learning with Tools and Boards
  • Mentor Support
  • Hackathons
  • Workshops
  • Industry Interactions with Experienced Professionals
  • 2 Campus Visit of 2 Days each*

*Fees will be based on actuals.

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  • Education: B.E./M.E./B.Tech/M.Tech or an equivalent degree
  • Experience: Minimum 1 year
  • Exposure: Working in VLSI domain or having VLSI working knowledge

Your DeepTech Learning Journey

  • Apply for
    the Programme

    By sharing your education and professional details
  • Wait for

    By programme selection
  • Block
    Your Seat

    By Remitting the
    Registration Fee
  • Enroll for
    the Programme

    By Remitting the Full
    Programme Fee
  • Start Building
    Expertise in VLSI

    Under the Mentor Support
    of top Faculty
  • Get Certified by Center for Continuing Education at IISc

    India's #1 University &
    #1 Research Institute*
*As per NIRF Ranking 2023

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.

Fee with Flexible Payment Options

Details Domestic Participants International Participants
Programme Fee
With Scholarship
Programme Kit
(FPGA Boards with Cadence Tools)
₹75,000 $1,000
GST as applicable

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