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Source: The post is based on the article “AICTE launches a curriculum designed for B. Tech Electronics VLSI Design & Technology and Diploma in IC Manufacturing” published in PIB on 20th February 2023
What is the News?
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has launched the curriculum designed for B. Tech Electronics VLSI Design & Technology and Diploma in IC Manufacturing.
These courses will provide a variety of employment roles featuring outstanding salary incentives for Indian students in global companies as well as Indian companies.
What is IC and VLSI?
An integrated circuit (also called IC, a chip, or a microchip) is a set of electronic circuits on one small flat piece (or chip). An IC is the fundamental building block of all modern electronic devices.
Very large-scale integration(VLSI) is the process of creating an integrated circuit (IC) by combining many metal oxide silicon transistors onto a single chip.
What are the other Initiatives launched to promote electronics manufacturing in India?
Semicon India program: It is aimed at the development of semiconductor and display manufacturing ecosystems in India. The programme provides financial support to companies investing in semiconductors, display manufacturing and design ecosystem.
Chips to Startup (C2S) programme: It aims to train 85,000 engineers (Bachelors, Masters and Research level combined) qualified in Electronics System Design & Manufacturing(ESDM) disciplines over a period of 5 years. Necessary tie-ups with 82 technical education institutes have been made.
Scheme for setting up of Display Fabs in India: It provides fiscal support to eligible applicants for setting up of Display Fabs which is aimed at attracting large investments for setting up TFT LCD / AMOLED based display fabrication facilities in the country. The Scheme provides fiscal support of up to 50% of Project Cost subject to a ceiling of INR 12,000 crore per Fab.