B.Tech. ECE (VLSI)

About the Programme

The objective of this program, honours or minor is to provide a student with comprehensive knowledge of VLSI circuits and systems which is essential for electronics chip manufacturing industry. The programme emphasizes the key aspects of hardware design and development for VLSI applications. The prime focus is laid on the areas like VLSI system design, verification methodologies, ASIC design, FPGA based systems design and SOC based design and verification.



  • The applicant should be a Resident / Non-Resident Indian National / PIO / OCI.
  • NRI applicants can directly apply under ‘NRI Category’ through NRI application form. (https://vit.ac.in/admissions/international/overview)
  • Foreign applicants who studied/studying abroad can apply directly through the International application form.(Will be available shortly)
Age Limit
  • Applicants whose date of birth falls on or after 1st July 2002 are eligible to apply for Engineering admission 2024.
  • The date of birth as recorded in the High School / SSC / X Certificate will be considered authentic.
  • Applicants should produce this certificate in original as proof of their age at the time of counseling/admission, failing which their candidacy for admission will be disqualified.


Application Process




Tuition Fees (Per Annum)INR 1,95,000 *
Caution Deposit (Refundable) INR 3,000
Total fees to be paid for first yearINR 1,98,000

(*after concession)


Career Prospectus

The VLSI field is a highly specialized vocation that opens doors to individuals with technical expertise in the area of chip fabrication, processor design, their verification and testing. As our day to day life devices are getting smarter, smaller and still being user friendly and reliable, the VLSI engineers have an ace over others. Industries like Qualcomm, Samsung, Dell, Apex Semiconductors, Intel, PHILIPS, NXP, Texas Instruments, ARM are the major recruiters for the students having this specialization or as minor.


Design Your Own Degree (DYOD)



Double Major


Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Computer Science and Engineering

Image and Video Processing

Data Analytics

Mechanical Engineering

Embedded Systems

Cyber Security

Applied Science

Internet of Things (IoT)

Edge Computing

Business Management

Electric Vehicle Technology

Geo Informatics


Software Engineering


Computer Science & Engg.

Digital Manufacturing

Automotive Design


Mechanical Engineering


Digital Marketing


Performing Arts

Computational Mathematics

Corporate Law


Know Your Opportunity

Graduates specializing in VLSI can embark on diverse industrial opportunities within the electronics sector. This includes roles in semiconductor companies focusing on design, verification, and fabrication of integrated circuits and system-on-chip solutions. Opportunities extend to FPGA design, analog and digital chip design, as well as emerging areas like hardware security and cryptographic engineering. Positions in semiconductor manufacturing, testing, and validation ensure reliability, forming crucial links in the product development cycle. Specialized roles in low-power VLSI design cater to the growing demand for energy-efficient electronics. Additionally, research and development positions allow graduates to contribute to innovation in electronic systems. Academic opportunities are also available for those interested in advanced studies or contributing to education and research in the VLSI domain.


Programme Outcomes

PO1. Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

PO2. Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.

PO3. Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

PO4. Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.

PO5. Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.

PO6. The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.

PO7. Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development

PO8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.

PO9. Individual and teamwork: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

PO10. Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

PO11. Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.

PO12. Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.


Programme Educational Objectives

PEO1. Core Competency: To apply fundamentals of electronics and communication engineering in their professional practice and become successful engineers, innovators, consultants, managers, researchers or entrepreneurs.

PEO2. Professional and responsible competency: To use methodologies of VLSI system design, analysis, optimization and development considering social and industrial needs.

PEO3. Administrative Competency: To update and apply the knowledge in administrative skills through higher education, professional training and courses ensuring a better future.


Programme Specific Outcome

PSO1: To use programming languages and software for projects related to VLSI Physical Design, ASIC design or verification and become industry ready.

PSO2: Based on the research experience gained from semiconductor technologies, they will carry out VLSI Design verification and testing, SOC design and FPGA based systems.

PSO3: Write and present a substantial technical report/document in the field of VLSI Design.



1. What is VLSI specialization, and why is it significant?
VLSI specialization entails focused expertise in areas like digital design, analog circuits, low-power design, RF circuits, or testing and verification. It is crucial for individuals seeking to excel in specific domains, stay relevant in the dynamic semiconductor industry, innovate effectively, and leverage diverse career opportunities arising from the growing complexity of electronic systems.

2. What are the key subjects covered in ECE VLSI for B.Tech students?
Digital Logic Design, HDL Verification and Methodology, Digital System Design using FPGAs, Analog IC Design, CMOS VLSI Design, SoC Design.

3. Can students from other ECE programs and schools get a degree in VLSI?
Students from other ECE programs may take it as an honors while students from other schools may obtain the degree as a minor.

4. Are there specific areas within VLSI domain that offer promising career paths?
Yes, specialization in FPGA design, analog and digital chip design, and emerging fields like hardware security and cryptographic engineering presents exciting career prospects.

5. What are the top industries hiring VLSI students?
Intel, Samsung, Qualcomm, Dell, Global Foundries, NXP Semiconductors, MediaTek, Cadence, Synopsys, MARVELL, MicroChip, TI, ST Microelectronics, NVIDIA, AMD, Infineon, Apex Semiconductors.

6. Can I pursue further studies or certifications after completing the specialization?
Certainly. After completing a VLSI specialization, individuals can pursue advanced degrees like a Master’s or Ph.D. and obtain certifications to enhance their expertise. Continuous learning and staying updated with emerging technologies remain crucial in the dynamic field of VLSI.

7. How can I apply for the VLSI specialization program?
Visit our official website for comprehensive details on the application process. We suggest carefully reviewing the admission requirements and submitting your application online. If you have any specific inquiries or need assistance throughout the application process, don’t hesitate to contact our admissions team.




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