AICTE launches new courses: Both courses have the potential of providing a variety of employment roles and outstanding salary incentives for Indian students in India as well as in companies abroad.
AICTE launches new courses in semiconductor design
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) on Saturday launched the curriculum designed for two new programs of BTech Electronics (VLSI Design and Technology) and a Diploma in IC manufacturing.
The courses shall be uploaded on the AICTE portal. Any number of AICTE-affiliated colleges, universities, and technical institutions may opt to offer these newly introduced courses, read the press release.
Both courses have the potential of providing a variety of employment roles and outstanding salary incentives for Indian students in India as well as in companies abroad.
VLSI (Very-large-scale integration) Design and Technology will create an environment for the Semiconductor ecosystem for setting and scaling up. It is also a high-paying industry and immune to automation.
Union Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said, “The PM approved the Semicon India program on Jan 1, 2022. In consultation with the Semiconductor industry and all the experts, a curriculum has been developed and today AICTE within the Ministry of Education has launched two new programs.”
“First is a BTech program in semiconductors and second is a diploma program in semiconductors. These two programs will help us create very good semiconductor talent throughout the engineering ecosystem. I would encourage the youngsters, students, and industries to participate in the programs,” Vaishnaw added.
B.Tech in Electronics (VLSI Design and Technology) curriculum will include –
Introduction to IC Design & 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, and Physics of Electrical engineering materials
While Diploma in IC Manufacturing curriculum will consist of –
- Introduction to VLSI Fabrication,
- Semiconductor Fab familiarisation Electronic Devices and circuits,
- Clean room technologies,
- Semiconductor Technology Equipment Maintenance,
- Allied activities for the foundry like safety protocol for the foundry,
- vacuum technology,
- Industrial automation,
- Semiconductor packaging and testing,
- Electronics system assembly or product design
- Renewable energy technologies
Semicon India program (with a total outlay of 76,000 crores) is an ambitious program of the Centre aimed at developing the semiconductor and display manufacturing ecosystem in India. This will help to establish India as one of the key partners in global semiconductor supply chains.