Overview - M.E in VLSI Design

M.E in VLSI Design at MSIS, Manipal, is a two-year, AICTE-approved, industry-oriented postgraduate degree program. The VLSI Design program aims at imparting the knowledge and enhancing the skill sets required to work in the rapidly growing "Electronic Design Automation" (EDA) and VLSI Design industries. Students are taught how to use industry standard EDA tools such as Cadence, XILINX, MENTOR GRAPHICS, and Altera to design, verify, and test efficient integrated circuits that meet specified design constraints and specifications. The program is supported by Infineon, ARM, and MIRAFRA Technologies.

Career Prospects

Adequate knowledge is given to design and develop both digital and analog ICs that are optimized for low power. Students are introduced to data structures, efficient algorithms, and various CAD methods in the development and enhancement of EDA tools. This makes them equally competent for both the VLSI design and EDA industries. Extensive training is also provided in VLSI design verification to enable the students to easily enter the ample verification job market. Interested students can also do research.

The course will equip students to pursue the following job profiles:

• Analog Design Engineer

• Application Field Engineer

• ASIC Design Engineer

• CAD Engineer

• Digital Design Engineer

• Firmware Verification Engineer

• Graphics Hardware Engineer

• Physical Design Engineer

• RTL Engineer

• SOC Design Engineer


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Key Dates & Deadlines


May 31 23

May ' 23

Last date to Apply


Tentative Course Commencement Date

Course Duration

2 years (4 semesters)


Libraries give students access to study resources, digital and print

Student Housing
Student hostels are their homes away from homes

Innovation Centre
State-of-the-art Innovation Centre facilitates multi-disciplinary research

Sports & Fitness
Marena has world-class facilities with courts for badminton, tennis, soccer & squash, as well as a well-equipped gymnasium