M. Tech in VLSI Design and Embedded Systems

VLSI Design and Embedded Systems

Mahindra University offers an M. Tech. degree program in VLSI Design and Embedded Systems. This will be a two-year program where you will be involved in VLSI Design, Advanced Computer Architecture, Advanced Algorithms in Design Automation, Machine Learning for VLSI Design, Low Power VLSI Design, Logic Synthesis, Testability and Design for Testability, Logic Synthesis, and Physical Verification Flows, Device and Process simulation of semiconductor devices.

Mahindra University has recently opened a new laboratory facility that will give students the opportunity to use the latest design automation software from the leading EDA company Synopsys. This lab will be made available to all M. Tech. students to learn using the entire suite of tools from Architectural Design all the way to Physical Verification tools such as are Design Compiler, ICC2, PrimeTime, StarRCXT, Sentaurus TCAD (Device and Process simulation of semiconductor devices, interconnect modeling and extraction). Students will only be limited by their creativity and initiative for the types of designs they can develop using the automation provided by these tools.

Students will have the opportunity to learn analog/digital full custom circuit design using Cadence EDA Virtuoso with Technologies like UMC 65nm, GPDK 45, 90 and 180nm. Cadence tools such as Assura, Innovus, Incisive, Genus are also available to learn circuit level physical design and verification, gate level Physical design and functional simulation, synthesis and pre-layout timing analysis.

Students of the M. Tech. program can expect to work with prospective employers such as Intel, Qualcomm, Synopsys, Broadcom, AMD, NVidia, Apple, TSMC, Global Foundries, Samsung, and many other companies that are in the semiconductor design or manufacturing and are having difficulty in finding talent to meet their needs.


  • Candidates should have graduated with a full-time degree from any recognized University/Institute with a minimum aggregate of 60% or equivalent grade.

  • B.E./B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering or Electrical and Electronics Engineering or Electronics and Communication Engineering/ Telecommunication Engineering/Communication and Information System or Instrumentation Engineering or Automobile Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering or Electronics and Biomedical Engineering or Electronics and Computer Engineering.

  • Valid GATE Score in Electrical Engineering or Electronics and Communication Engineering or Instrumentation Engineering is Mandatory.

  • Candidates appearing for their final semester exam in the current year are also eligible to apply.

Fee Structure

Tuition Fee: 1 Lakh Per Annum + Hostel Fee (Hostel stay is not mandatory)

Admission Process

  • Admission for GATE qualified students: Applicants with a valid GATE score & Percentile score 80 & above will undergo an interview for admission.

  • Admission for non-GATE qualified students: Candidates not having valid GATE score or have Percentile score less than 80 will have to appear in the written Test to be conducted by ECSE-MU, followed by an interview for the shortlisted candidates.