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K-tech Center of Excellence on Machine Intelligence & Robotics at IIIT-B Launches K-VLSI Skilling Program

In Education
December 06, 2023

Priyank Kharge, IT & BT Minister, Karnataka Government launched K-VLSI programme at the Bangalore tech summit.

Dr.Ekroop Caur, IT, BT & ST Secretary to Karnataka Government, Darshan H.V, Managing Director, Champa E, General Manager, from the Department of Electronics Information Technology Biotechnology and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka, Prof. Debabrata Das, Director, IIIT-Bangalore along with the team of faculty members were present at the occasion.

Electronics System Design and Manufacturing is a growth sector for Karnataka. Availability of skilled resources is a critical impediment to the growth of this sector. A specialized VLSI skilling programme to develop talent pool that can be First Day First Hour ready to be employed is much needed for the industry. After much deliberations with all the stake holders from industry bodies like IESA, SFAL, industry veterans and KDEM, IIIT-B has designed a program that is a combination of academic rigour and application focus.

Structure & Duration of the Program:
K-VLSI is an Advanced Certificate Program in VLSI design for 6 months with focus on theoretical and practical knowledge with extensive exposure to industry relevant projects and 3 months’ internship with the Industry. The theoretical input will be full-time classroom sessions by IIIT-B faculty and the practical knowledge with hands on tools will be delivered by IIIT-B’s training partner Futurewiz . Some of the important elements of VLSI including System design, system verification and embedded systems will be covered in the course. Engineering graduates with electrical, electronics and computer science disciplines are eligible to apply.

Prof. Madhav Rao, IIIT-Bangalore who is spearheading the course says, “We felt the need to start to this programme as there is a dearth of manpower in semiconductor companies. Through this course, we aim to make students semi-conductor designing industry ready.”