All India PG Diploma Programs

National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology

PG Diploma in VLSI & Embedded Hardware Design

Duration: 24 Weeks


VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration) technology has emerged as a very important technology in modern electronics featuring deep sub micron manufacturing processes, low voltage operations, exploding speeds and smart programmable devices sufficient enough to digest ambient conditions to extremes. The electronics industry worldwide is rapidly approaching another revolutionary leap in the global market scenario. Semiconductor technology has crossed the quarter-micron threshold, making tens of millions of transistors available on a single chip equipped with the powerful arm of VLSI design. This imparts the electronics industry a potential to create designs of incredible densities and lightning speeds while utilizing batteries to power them. This has had a phenomenal impact on widespread applications ranging from consumer electronics, communications, and defense to just about everything.

History of the Course

This course was earlier VL500 - PG Diploma in VLSI & Embedded Hardware Design by NIELIT Calicut. This has been aligned to All India PG Diploma Programs by All India Syllabus Committee . Placement Details of the VL500 course are available at


The PG Diploma in VLSI & Embedded Hardware Design is intended to impart training in designing complex embedded systems using reusable Intellectual Property (IP) Cores as building blocks and employing hierarchical design methods. Emphasis of the teaching curriculum is on design methodology and practical applications. The course contents have been designed keeping in view the emerging trends in needs for skilled manpower. The curriculum has been designed in consultation with industry and academic experts and our strategic partners, to map the skill sets and design methodologies, which is high in demand in VLSI & Embedded Systems industries. Our students have been successfully placed in reputed product companies and we enjoy the trust of many reputed companies, who have entered into strategic alliances with us.

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 Embedded & VLSI 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 broad spectrum of 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 VHDL Language and Coding for Synthesis 4
Module 3 Verilog Language and Coding for Synthesis 3
Module 4 RTL Verification 3
Module 5 Embedded Controller Based Product Design 3
Module 6 CMOS Logic Design 1
Module 7 FPGA Design Methodology and Prototyping 3
Module 8 Project 6
Total Work 24

Contact Course Coordinator for Further Details:

Centre Coordinator Designation E Mail Phone
NIELIT Calicut R Nandakumar Scientist / Engineer 'C' 09995427802
NIELIT Jammu D S Oberoi Scientist / Engineer 'E' 01912455515

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