The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has launched new courses which are BTech Electronics VLSI Design and Technology and Diploma in IC Manufacturing. Any number of AICTE affiliated colleges/ universities/ technical institutions are allowed to opt for the newly-launched courses.
Scope of new courses
AICTE is hoping that these courses will provide Indian students several opportunities in domestic as well as international companies. “VLSI sector is a high-paying industry and immune to automation. It will create an environment for Semiconductor ecosystem for setting and scaling up,” AICTE said in a notice.
These courses can be financially rewarding for students as the usual starting salaries for a fresher role in VLSI Company vary from Rs 10 lakhs per annum to 20 lakhs per annum, depending upon the company. The average salary in this role would be Rs 14 lakh per annum. Similarly, average annual salary in Multinational companies for beginners is Rs 30 to 80 lakh per annum.
Curriculum of new courses
The curriculum for BTech in Electronics (VLSI Design and Technology) includes several parts such as introduction to IC Design and Technology, Digital systems labs, Semiconductor Device Fundamentals, Analog Electronics, Introduction to CMOS processing, Introduction to VLSI Design, Analog IC Design, Statis Timing Analysis, Fabrication and characterization lab, Physics of Electrical engineering materials.
For Diploma in IC Manufacturing, the curriculum will include Introduction to VLSI Fabrication, Semiconductor Fab familiarisation, Electronic Devices and circuits, Clean room technologies, Semiconductor Technology Equipment Maintenance, Allied activities for foundry like safety protocol for foundry, vacuum technology.
Courtesy : The Indian Express