All India PG Diploma Programs

National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology

PG Diploma in ASIC Design and Verification

Duration: 24 Weeks


The term ASIC stands for Application Specific Integrated Circuit. It is an integrated circuit (IC) customized for a particular use, rather than intended for general-purpose use. Generally an ASIC design will be undertaken for a product that will have a large production run, and the ASIC may contain a very large part of the electronics needed on a single integrated circuit. As feature sizes have shrunk and design tools improved over the years, the complexity in an ASIC has grown to over 100 million gates. In ASIC Design and Verification process, Verification consumes 50% to 70% of the effort of design cycle and is on the critical path in the design flow of multimillion gate ASICs. Hence verification has become the main bottleneck in the design process. The functional verification bottleneck is an effect of raising the design abstraction level. Majority of ASICs require at least one re-spin, and with 71% of re-spins are due to functional bugs. Since ASIC Verification is time consuming, adopting proper verification methodology in ASIC Design flow is extremely important. An ASIC Verification methodology provides the building blocks needed to quickly develop well-constructed and reusable verification components and test environments. FPGA Emulation is another means of verifying complex ASICs, and it helps to capture real time bugs.

History of the Course

This course was earlier VL600 - PG Diploma in ASIC Design and Verificationby NIELIT Calicut. This has been aligned to All India P G Diploma Programs . Placement Details are available at .


Education in Engineering Colleges and Universities are severely lagging in meeting VLSI Industry’s specific needs, which creates a big gap between the Industry requirements and the skills of fresh engineering graduates. Post Graduate Diploma in ASIC Design and Verification is structured towards bridging this Industry-Academia gap by providing ASIC/VLSI Industry specific courses with focus on Advanced Technical and Personal Skill development.

The Course designed in consultation with the ASIC/VLSI industry experts with decades of experience working for various MNCs, builds on the basic concepts in ASIC Design and Verification, and then moves to Advanced ASIC development and Verification Techniques and Methodologies. The course transforms a raw engineering graduate into a capable ASIC Design and Verification professional with both technical and soft skills as required by the industry.

Outcome of the Course

This course is frequently updated in synchronization with the industry to provide the trainees in-depth knowledge and skills required by ASIC Design and Verification markets around the globe. It provides comprehensive understanding about the fundamental principles, methodologies and industry practices.

This uniquely hybrid course makes the successful participants readily employable in multiple roles available in relevant industries. For people interested in entrepreneurships this would be an excellent launch pad. In addition the course also serves as a concrete platform for people involved in application research, consultancy and high end product development in both industry and academia.


  1. BE /B.Tech/M.E/M.Tech in Electronics/ Electronics & Communication/ Electrical/ Instrumentation/Computer Science or M.Sc (Electronics).
  2. Candidates who have appeared in the qualifying examination and awaiting results may also apply.
  3. On the date of counseling/admission, the candidate must produce the original mark lists up to the last semester/year of examination
  4. Candidates who have appeared in the qualifying examination and awaiting results shall be awarded the PG Diploma certificate only if they are found to be Eligible for the Issue of Qualifying Degree Certificate before completing the Course at this Centre.

Program Available At

  1. NIELIT Calicut
  2. NIELIT Jammu *
  3. NIELIT Gorakhpur *
(* - Likely to be offered )

Module No Module Name Duration
Module 1 Advanced Digital Design 1
Module 2 Verilog Language and Coding for Synthesis 3
Module 3 Introduction to ASIC Backend Design 1
Module 4 Functional Verification 2
Module 5 Advanced Verification Languages - System Verilog 6
Module 6 DPI and Verification Methodology 1
Module 7 ASIC Prototyping 4
Module 8 Project Work 6
Total Work 24

Contact Course Coordinator for Further Details:

Centre Coordinator Designation E Mail Phone
NIELIT Calicut Jayaraj U Kidav Scientist / Engineer 'C' 09495642541
NIELIT Jammu D S Oberoi Scientist / Engineer 'E' 01912455515

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