The M.Sc. VLSI program prepares the graduates with the knowledge to design and develop integrated circuits and systems using very large-scale integration technology. Learning and practice will equip students with the skills to identify, formulate, and analyze engineering problems in VLSI & embedded systems and develop innovative and cost effective solutions.

Core areas of study are digital and analog circuits, programming for VLSI, VLSI design using Verilog HDL, CMOS VLSI design, Analog VLSI design and IC Fabrication Technology. The study of microprocessors and microcontrollers, artificial intelligence, MEMS & Sensor-based Design, Mobile Communication & Networks and Advanced Python Programming give students interdisciplinary knowledge.

Postgraduate programs at Silicon are designed and intended to provide deeper knowledge and insight into the specific field of study. However, Silicon encourages students to undertake interdisciplinary projects. It supports research and practice in such an initiative by assigning additional project guides from other departments to mentor the students.

Program Educational Objectives

The M.Sc. program prepares students for long term success. Beyond building core competencies and technical know-how of students, the program fosters creative skills to thrive in a dynamic world, develops leadership and social responsibility, and cultivates lifelong learning skills.

  • PEO1. Build successful career based on concepts of electonics and design principles of VLSI-based systems using various technologies and tools.
  • PEO2. Work independently or in a diverse team with effective communication in interdisciplinary environment, and demonstrate leadership in industry and academia.
  • PEO3. Engage in lifelong learning and career development through analysis, discussion, professional studies, literature study, and continued research.


Program Specific Outcomes

The comprehensive curriculum helps students to:

  • PSO1. Acquire in-depth knowledge & competency in VLSI design & verification, embedded systems, IC fabrication, and prototype development for required applications.
  • PSO2. Develop and integrate VLSI and embedded systems for real life applications, and optimize their performance using appropriate tools.
  • PSO3. Utilize cutting-edge technologies, hardware description languages, EDA tools & platforms leading to a rewarding career and a zest for entrepreneurship or higher studies.

Career Paths

A postgraduate degree in VLSI will make you a sought-after professional in the industry with opportunities to build a career as a VLSI Design Engineer, Circuit Design Engineer, Digital Design Engineer, Analog Design Engineer, Digital Verification Engineer, EDA Tool Engineer, Physical Design Engineer, or a System Architect among others. They can also pursue research and development in the field of VLSI.


Lab Resources

Enterprise-grade Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools from Cadence Design Systems and Mentor Graphics.

Faculty with more than 22 years of industry experience in VLSI design to teach, train and execute industry projects.

Two well-equipped design laboratories having more than 50 networked high-end workstations for conducting industry projects and a conference room for conducting industry trainings.

Collaboration with industry experts to fill expertise gaps in training and project execution.

Enterprise-grade 40-Core Compute server with two high end file servers to provide a world-class IT infrastructure.

Collaboration with world-class semiconductor companies such as ST Microelectronics, Micron Technologies, Sevya Multimedia, Boston Microtechnology and VLSI Experts.

Access to specific labs for device research, IC test and characterization and electronic system design viz., Advanced Semiconductor Device Lab, Embedded – IoT Lab.

Beyond the Classroom

Summer Internships

Learn new skills and upskill in the latest technologies through project based training.

Practice School

Experiential learning through real time problem solving in industry environments.

Research Labs

On-campus labs for cutting-edge research in the latest science and technology domains.

Entrepreneurship Development Cell

Gain skills to build technology firms that service global clients.

Facilities & Activities


State-of-the-art laboratories with the latest hardware and software for learning by doing


Library with over 63000 volumes of books, subscriptions to top e-journals, and reading rooms for focused learning

Research Center

Multidisciplinary research center with cutting edge labs researching on latest technologies

Sports & Fitness

Fully equipped gym and top-notch facilities for cricket, basketball, football

Student Clubs

Vibrant sociocultural clubs, a plush 350-seater private cinema hall, and buzzing with action technology clubs


Modern student housing ensuring comfort, safety and wellbeing

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