Master of Technology (M.Tech.) VLSI Design Top Colleges, Syllabus, Scope and Salary

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Content Curator | Updated on - Sep 13, 2021

M.Tech. VLSI Design is a 2- year postgraduate course, which fundamentally covers the engineering aspects involved in designing and developing IC-based systems, and is divided into four semesters of six months each.

Top Institutes offering M.Tech. VLSI Design are:

For admission to M.Tech. VLSI Design course, candidates need to have a completed graduation (B.E/B. Tech.) from a recognized university. The average annual fee charged in India for the course ranges between INR 1 and 5 Lacs, varying across institutes.

Upon successful completion of the course, such postgraduates are lucratively employed in both public and private sector organizations such as Intel, Samsung, AMD, etc. with an initial average annual salary ranging between INR 3 and 8 Lacs, depending upon the candidate’s expertise in the field.

M.Tech. VLSI Design: Course Highlights

Tabulated below are some of the major highlights of the course.

Course Level Postgraduate
Duration 2 Years
Eligibility Graduation degree in B.E/B. Tech
Admission Process Counseling after taking entrance test
Course Fee INR 1 to 5 Lacs
Average Starting Salary INR 3 to 8 Lacs
Major entrance exams GATE, BITSAT, GGSIPU, etc.
Examination Type Semester System

M.Tech. VLSI Design: What is it About?

M.Tech. VLSI Design course is a multidisciplinary combination of two streams, namely Material Science and Electrical Engineering, and involves advanced lessons in concepts and processes of creating an integrated circuit (IC) by combining thousands of transistors into a single chip.

Enrolled students are exposed to a variety of design software applications, and are taught to design, simulate, implement and test complex digital systems. Essentially, the course trains candidates in designing semiconductor devices and circuits, architecting systems using embedded components, such as, CPU, memory, and peripherals, and prepares them to contribute to the development of electrical and electronic instruments and gadgets.

M.Tech. VLSI Design: Who should opt?

Aspiring eligible candidates with proficiency in coding, and adeptness in operating software related to the field of electronics, such as simulation, are ideally suited for M.Tech. VLSI Design course. Ideal candidates of the course would have sharp and analytical minds, and be attentive to detail.

M.Tech. VLSI Design: Top Institutes 

Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in the country, along with their corresponding locations and fees charged by each.

Eligibility for M.Tech. VLSI Design

Mentioned below are the minimum eligibility criteria needed to be fulfilled by students aspiring to pursue the course.

  • Graduation (B.E/B.Tech.) in a relevant discipline, with a minimum aggregate score of 55% (50% for SC/ST candidates), completed from a recognized university.
  • Work experience of a minimum of 1 year, as most institutes prefer candidates with professional experience.
  • Students in the final year of graduation results impending are also welcome to apply for the course, however, admission to such students is made provisionally.

M.Tech. VLSI Design: Admission Process

The admission process for M.Tech. VLSI Design course is varied, as various institutes have their very own criteria and processes of admission. Admission to the course is often based on the candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance exam, followed by a round of counseling, wherein the student’s general aptitude for the course is examined, and based on performance in which, students are admitted.

Listed here are the major entrance exams held in the country for admission to the course.

  • GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Learning)
  • GGSIPU Engineering CET Entrance Examination
  • BITSAT for Birla Institute of Science &Technology
  • IIIT entrance exam for Indian Institute of Information Technology.

M. Tech. VLSI Design: Syllabus & Course Description

A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is given as follows.

Semester I Semester II
Mathematical Foundations for VLSI Design VLSI Signal Processing
Solid State Devices Design for Test and Testing
CMOS Integrated Circuits Research Methodology
Semester III Semester IV
Digital System Design Embedded System Design
Analog VLSI Design Nano Electronics
Technical Writing Dissertation
- Project Work

M.Tech. VLSI Design: Career Prospects

With recent advancements in areas such as hardware software co-design, an architecture for machine intelligence, network on chip etc., VLSI Design is fast emerging as a promising professional field for the subject’s postgraduates.

Related M.Tech. VLSI Design courses are:

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Some of the popular professional avenues open to such postgraduates are tabulated below, along with the corresponding details.

Master of Technology (M.Tech.) in VLSI Design
VLSI Testing To test the working, efficiency, and design of chips, ICs, etc. before passing it on to the production team. INR 2.5 to 6 Lacs
Chip Designing To work with cross-functional teams and external vendors to define, develop, and productize the next generation of mobile power solutions by designing chips. INR 3 to 6 Lacs
Lecturer To teach at undergraduate and graduate levels in areas allocated and reviewed from time to time by the Head of Department. INR 3 to 7 Lacs
VLSI Design Engineer To design chips, ICs using special hardware description languages [HDL] like Verilog and VHDL, as software programmers. INR 4 to 7 Lacs

Master of Technology [M.Tech] (VLSI Design) : 16 answered questions


Ques. How is microelectronics and VLSI design in IIT Ropar?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 13 Sept 21

Ans. According to my friend at IIT Ropar, the first batch of Microelectronics and VLSI Design was from 2019-2020, where there were only 10 and 7 students for the M.Tech and Ph.D. course respectively. The faculties of IIT Ropar are young and energetic.  It’s quite early to predict placements and hence should wait for some time.  Being an IIT, the college is well developed, the infrastructure is decent, and the academics are great. The faculty of IIT Ropar for Microelectronics and VLSI Design branch of 1st semester includes 1 professor from IIT Delhi and 5 professors from IIT Bombay and Guwahati. The courses for the 1st semester for the Microelectronics and VLSI Design includes a total of 5 courses, 1 lab, and 1 seminar session.  These include Digital IC Design, RF Engineering, CMOS Analog IC Design, Semiconductor Device Physics and Modeling, CAD for VLSI Design, Circuit Simulation Lab, and Seminar Session. Categories Microelectronics and VLSI Design at IIT Ropar Course Fee INR 72,940 Average CTC 14.6 LPA Recruiting Companies DRDO, Flipkart, Goldman Sachs, HCL, etc. Some industries visit IIT Ropar in the first semester and the selected students have to choose to work with them. The 2nd year project can be completed in any company also if a student wishes to. The department helps the student to find the company if the student wants and if not then he/she can do the project on the campus itself.Read more
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Ques. Which companies recruit students from VLSI (MTech) in NIT trichy?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 06 Sept 21

Ans. As some of my friends studied M.Tech at NIT Trichy, I might be able to provide you with the answers.  Core firms such as Nvidia, Alcatel Lucent, Intel, Sandisk, Samsung, etc. are regular.  Almost 100% of the students are placed. They received salary packages ranging from 10 - 12 LPA.  However, you will need to put in a lot of effort and be in the top 5% of your class.  Remember that you will be competing with UGs, PhDs, and MS students for job opportunities.  Hence, competition will be fierce, and your academics as well as your relationships with professors and fellow students will be crucial. There are various software and analytics companies that offer jobs to everyone with a basic understanding of coding.  Aside from these, you will have a plethora of different research options, both within and outside the country. So in the end, I would like to conclude that there is no one factor but various. So work hard, polish your skills and build a good CV and give your best shot in the interview.Read more
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Ques. I am thinking of joining KJ Somaiya, VidyaVihar for mtech electronics. Is it is a good college study wise? I am not concerned for placement.

● Top Answer By Debdeep Majumder on 02 Sept 21

Ans. It is not just KJ Somaiya, but every college you decide to go to, find out the following, especially for post-graduate studies: Qualifications of the professors in your college The crowd of the college and scope for securing internships on different topics If there is any research going on in the college and if so, how is the research cell? Many M. Tech students wish to do something new and collaborate with people having the same interests as well. Opinions of others about the college. When you interact with the students you will come to know what places are nice and where you can hang out A friend of mine completed her M. Tech from KJ Somaiya and her experience was average. The research cell is not great and some teachers are well versed in their subject whereas others struggle with basic knowledge. If you are concerned about placements, those are definitely improving over the years and this college will only be a good option for you if you are not looking for placements. Read more
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Ques. Would you recommended someone to do MTech in VLSI from NIT GOA? What are placement/internship opportunities there for VLSI?

● Top Answer By Zakia Parween on 31 Aug 21

Ans. NIT Goa has a good teaching faculty for the VLSI stream. The faculty has done their PhDs from IITs and the campus also has very well-equipped labs so it provides a great learning experience. Here is a brief overview of the NIT Goa.  Category NIT Goa Companies Visited Infosys, ZS Associates, Infotech, etc. Highest Package 15.9 lakhs Average CTC  7 lakhs  Talking about the placements and internships part, Intel, NXP semiconductors offered a lot of internships in the past and there are still chances of these companies visiting again in the future. If you wish to get admitted for MTech in an NIT, it would be a better option if you opt for older and NITs first. If not, NIT Goa is also a good option.Read more
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Ques. How is NIT Calicut regarding the placements for an MTech in VLSI design?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 25 Aug 21

Ans. I have a friend who recently graduated with M.Tech in VLSI Design from NIT Calicut. According to him, the placements are great. According to recent placement highlights, the average CTC offered at the institute is 11 LPA. In order to secure decent placements, all you need is the following.  Knowledge of EDA tools of Mentor or Cadence or Synopsys. Be skilled in RTL, Verilog coding. Know basics of verification and design parameters for speed vs power vs area. You also should have sound knowledge of Place and Route; extract parameters to compare or adjust design parameters with layout changes. The demand in this field is high. Work hard and you will succeed.Read more
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Master of Technology [M.Tech] (VLSI Design) Fee Structure in India

6.24 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES4.23 L  (Maximum Fee)
1.62 L (Average Fee)
4 K (Minimum Fee)Private COLLEGES5.17 L (Maximum Fee)
1.58 L (Average Fee)

Master of Technology [M.Tech] (VLSI Design) Fee Structure By state

Andhra Pradesh

1.10 L
12.30 KPrivate COLLEGES4.20 L
1.25 L


1.14 L
4 KPrivate COLLEGES1.96 L
1.16 L

Madhya Pradesh

2.65 L
60 KPrivate COLLEGES3.83 L
1.37 L


1.61 L
83.50 KPrivate COLLEGES3.02 L
1.77 L

Delhi NCR

1.44 L
1.25 LPrivate COLLEGES2.80 L
1.82 L

Uttar Pradesh

2.47 L
1.20 LPrivate COLLEGES2.80 L
1.81 L


6.24 K
1 LPrivate COLLEGES3.23 L
2.19 L


1.20 L
1 LPrivate COLLEGES3.36 L
1.77 L


1.85 L
1.29 LPrivate COLLEGES2.94 L
2.32 L


1.39 L
1.60 LPrivate COLLEGES3.78 L
2.22 L


1.34 L
1.52 LPrivate COLLEGES2.32 L
1.86 L


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Faculty :

Most experience faculty with more than 20 years of experience, they do motivate us in each and every aspect not only technical, but also non technical, personal development skills, businesses development as well, good interaction with them, subject doubts are cleared time to time

Campus Life :

Campus life is good and it is biggest campus in the state and gender ratio is equal as well, workshops like robotics happen and technical fest do happen every year and students from all over the state come and participate and win prizes for the paper and poster presentation

Fee Structure And Facilities :

Fee structure is cheap when compared to all colleges in the state as it is a government university, received scholar ships from the government as well. They do are transparent in disclosure of all details during joining like caution deposit and building development fee etc

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