“At our company, we recruit fresher graduates for working in the VLSI domain, provided they are good at the fundamentals of digital logic design (also referred to as digital electronics/switching theory and logic design), digital system design and have done their project implementation in either VHDL/Verilog HDL. We also give internships to M.Tech (in VLSI) students for their second year project work. For internships, we conduct written exams, technical and HR interviews,” shares Raju. He adds, “Currently, our team comprises more than ten engineers working in the field of VLSI. We are planning to recruit ten more for this year. Our recruitment procedure is always in internship mode.”

Pay package and demand areas

“During internship, we pay a stipend of anywhere between ` 4000 and ` 8000 per month, depending on the performance in the internship recruitment procedure. After completion of the internship/project-work, we offer the candidate a job in our company. The salary emolument is typically around Rs 144,000 to Rs 300,000 annually, depending on individual capabilities in technology,” informs Raju. Although, he maintains, MNCs pay double the amount of what they offer at Unistring.

verification based jobs: expert advice

As a skill, chip designers form the cornerstone for electrical and computer engineering domains, and graduates from good institutes can command handsome starting salaries. As per figures provided by TimesJobs.com, 55 per cent of the engineers (basically feeshers) working in the VLSI domain are paid anywhere between Rs 120,000 and Rs 300,000 per annum. Twenty three per cent engineers draw anywhere between Rs 400,000 and Rs 700,000 per annum and 13 per cent of the (senior) engineers in this industry are paid nearly Rs 1 million and above.


“The silicon valley of India, Bengaluru, accounts for a majority of the jobs, as most companies have their core technology centres based there, with Hyderabad, Delhi, Chennai and Pune accounting for other opportunities in the VLSI sector,” informs Madhukar.

In the near future

The VLSI industry is expected to grow rapidly in the next few years due to further reduction in geometry, reduced power requirements and very large-scale application-specific integrated circuits. As a result, continuous investments will be made by integrated device manufacturers in the semiconductor industry, in addition to the various steps taken by the Indian government to boost indigenous production of electronics in India to address rapid growth in the local demand for electronics. “Further, as a result of the increasing use of electronics in telecom, healthcare, automotive, industrial and office automation, and consumer goods, the need for advanced chip design and verification engineers in the semiconductor industry will further increase,” notes Mysore.

The article was originally published in November 2014 and has been recently updated.


  1. Hello,

    This is Shruti Savalagi, I have an experience as a trainee in ASIC Design and RTL Verification. I have good knowledge in Digital Design, Verilog, System Verilog, UVM, Timing analysis of a design (STA), Analog electronics, Basic C, OOPs concept, Perl and Scripting language.

    Based on my abilities and attached resume. Please go through my resume.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Shruti Savalagi

  2. i have query related to your skills……….did you learn this by passion or in order to acquire a job in vlsi?………..one more thing it is all business……..never forget this word…………in order to maintain their startups………….these guys tell whatever their business meets…………….follow innovation…………..may be not now…………but one day ,it earns you more than anything in the world and it lasts forever……….best example is einstein

  3. HI,
    my daughter has completed M.Tech ( VLSI) , please give some ideas to place in VLSI Companies as fresher at Bangalore.

  4. Hii sir !
    Myself subha from chennai , I am completed my UG – B.E /ECE in 2017 batch . Now i am currently working in Eaton MTL instruments , chennai . I am very eager to work in VLSI design / industry .

  5. Hi sir…
    This is Karthika Raju from Chennai. I have completed M.E VLSI design in 2013 and worked as Assistant professor for 2.6 yrs. Now I’m not interested in teaching line and want to work in Electronics core industry. I want to know if I can get a job in core industry especially VLSI.pls help.

  6. Hi sir,
    This is Naveen from bangalore, I Have completed my Diploma in E & C. I have more than 10 years experience in IT service related to Display(LED & LCD), Testing departments. I am Interested and looking for VLSI design related jobs in bangalore. Let me know about the Job offers please.

  7. Hello,
    I am in final year BE in ECE stream, I am looking for career in semiconductor industry as a fresher how do I get into those companies?

  8. Hello,
    I have done my M.Tech in Telecommunications Systems Engineering and have 6+ years experience in telecom industry. for Multiple reasons and interest, I am planning to start learning VLSI concepts targetting Design Verification or UVM centric job areas. What are your suggestions to get started in this direction?

    Please advice on this, if I plan to learn and start searching for career options in VLSI industry down the line in <1year timeline, will that gonna work?


  9. Hii sir !
    Myself Gopikrishna from Bangalore , I am currently pursuing the 4th year of my UG – B.E /ECE . I have much interest in working with VLSI Industry but my aggregate is very poor(i.e.57%), will i get jobs in VLSI Industry if i do particular course. if not suggest me what to do further to get into VLSI Industry.

  10. Hi Sir ,
    I have completed my M.sc in electronics.
    I have a query. Most of time companies specify qualification as B.E/B.Tech or M.Tech they don’t say anything about M.sc .
    I want a job in this field and Did i can get a job in VLSI on my M.sc Electronics basis.

  11. Where you did ASIC Design and RTL verification mam so that i could follow. I have completed my M.E in VLSI Design and looking for courses in VLSI please give some idea which course is useful for VLSI student.

  12. Hello sir,
    I have completed my B.E -ECE and my main project is based on the VLSI domain. My project is designed by Cadence software in Analog domain. Can I get the job in Cadence?
    Or can I get the jobs in VLSI company ?

  13. I am kusuma i pursuied b.tech i intrested in VLSI design please tell me when you are starting course please help me can you please suggest me any job oriented training institute which has placement assistance?

  14. Hai
    I’m Hemasree and l had completed my graduation in electronics and communication stream after that l joined as Design Verification intern at Sion Semiconductors .how can l get a job in SoC verification in VLSI based company?


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