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Special Manpower Development Program in VLSI Design & Related Software Phase-I

  1. Major elements of the program were:
    • Establishing of VLSI Design Laboratory.
    • Training of Laboratory Technicians.
    • Instruction Enhancement Program (IEP) for faculties of Pls.
    • Development of Learning Materials (LMs).
    • Teaching on VLSI Design & related software at B.E./B.Tech Level, ME/M.Tech in the areas of Electronics/Communications, Computer Science/Instrumentation etc, ME/M.Tech in VLSI Design and Microelectronics and Ph.D in various aspects of VLSI Design and CAD.
  2. Project Details:
    • Total Outlay: Rs. 14.99 Crores
    • Duration- 7 Years (1998-2005)
    • Implementing Organizations:
      1. 7 Resource Centers (Including 5 IITs, IISc Bangalore and CEERI Pilani)
      2. 12 Participating Institutes (All NITs established till 2005 and some Government academic institutions including new IITs)
  3. Project Outcomes:
    Specialized Manpower were trained at Post Graduate and Doctoral levels to generate key catalyst in area of Microelectronics in the country. A total number of 9349 students were trained at various levels under this programme:
Type I II III IV Total
Number 170 1089 1220 6870 9349

Type-I M.S (Research)/ Ph.D in VLSI Design
Type-II M.Tech in VLSI Design
Type-III M.Tech (others with atleast 2 VLSI Courses)
Type-IV B.Tech (with atleast 2 VLSI Courses)

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