FAQs

Course Fees

Early bird discounts are provided for all courses if you book early. There are also discounts for Referrals as well as Group discounts. Please connect with our course counsellors for further details.

You will have to pay and confirm your seat before the commencement of the course. If you do not like the quality of the course, we have a process to refund the paid amount.

The course fees has to be paid in a maximum of 2 installments. The first installment has to be paid before the course starts and the second within 30 days of commencement of classes.

We only accept fees through online payment or cheques. The course counsellors shall guide you through the online payment process.

Yes, our online payment gateway accepts all cards and net banking facilities.

Once the course starts, refund of the fees paid is processed as per our refund policy. Please visit our refund policy for further details.

No. As part of ChipEdge policy, we follow tax laws without any compromise. All payments need to be done paying the predefined GST amount. A receipt will be provided without fail for every transaction.

Placement

We provide placement assistance by arranging interview opportunities with hiring companies. Every trainee gets a minimum of 3-4 interview opportunities to prove their ability. To ensure successful placements, we provide added support including mentorship, fundamentals classes, soft skills training, mock interviews etc.

Some of our short term courses are designed to build/enhance the skills of already employed engineers and thus, we are not placement focussed for them. However for certain courses like Physical Design, Verification, Analog Layout and DFT which are also available for freshers and those from other domains who wish to shift to VLSI, we provide placement assistance.

Service Companies include Aricent, Altran, Sankalp Semi, Synapse, Cerium, Mindlance, Si2chip, Signoff Semiconductors etc Product Companies (MNCs) include Intel, Samsung, Synopsys, MediaTek, Global Foundries, Microsemi etc Product companies have lesser requirements but offer great starting packages and growth to those selected. Service companies hire in larger numbers but packages are lower. You will mostly get a chance to work with product companies through the service companies. For detailed list of companies, view our Placements Page.

Salary range for freshers is from 2.5 lakhs to 4 lakhs per annum in service companies. Salaries in Product companies can range between 7 to 11 lakhs for freshers.

There is no placement guarantee. Getting placed in a company depends on your performance – your talent, skill and hard work. We will provide at least 3-4 interview opportunities as well as help you in multiple ways to improve your chances of getting a job.

Study Materials

Trainer and Lab Instructors will be available through E-mail and WhatsApp. You can ask your questions or doubts, with screenshots etc. and they shall be answered by the Trainers or Lab Instructors. These platforms are also used by the members of the batch to discuss and clear doubts among themselves.

Hand outs of the Lecture content and Lab Manuals shall be provided before every class starts.

ChipEdge does not provide any soft copies of course materials but soft copies of Tool Manuals, Technical articles, White Papers, Industry related videos and reference text books are provided through our LMS platform. Video tutorials are provided only for Fundamental courses in CMOS and Digital Electronics.

The syllabus and other details for every course are there in the website under the VLSI Courses tab.

There is no placement guarantee. Getting placed in a company depends on your performance – your talent, skill and hard work. We will provide at least 3-4 interview opportunities as well as help you in multiple ways to improve your chances of getting a job.

Tools and Technologies

We use the latest versions of Synopsys Tools for our courses. We provide a dedicated tool license for every trainee during the lab/project work.

During the duration of the course, 24/7 Lab Access is provided through VPN. This gives the flexibility to do labs anytime at your convenience from home. All you need is a good broadband connection.

After course completion, additional two weeks of lab access is provided.

Providing real time projects are not feasible in a VLSI Training environment. The projects we provide are of similar complexity but of a smaller size to that are executed in the industry.

We provide desktops with all the required tools to all students in the institute itself. There is no need to bring a Laptop.

Training Delivery

As of now, we do not provide online courses. But we are actively looking at offering them in the future. Stay tuned for updates.

We recommend you not to miss any class. If you miss a class due to an emergency or health issues, the study materials will be provided to you. You are required to go through the material and run the labs before coming to the next class. If required, you can also attend the same session in the next batch.

During weekdays, we recommend you to come to the institute to work on the assignments and practice the labs. VPN access is also provided for practicing at home at your convenience.

Typically, every batch has Google and WhatsApp groups where any doubts or queries can be discussed with the Trainer/Lab Instructors as well as with batchmates. Full time lab faculty is available on weekdays for certain courses to clarify your doubts.

All our trainers have 10-20 years of experience in the VLSI industry. They are professionals currently working in the industry and selected for their domain expertise, passion for sharing knowledge as well as excellent teaching skills.

Every course has one senior trainer with 10-20 years of industry experience assisted by one or two lab faculty.

Yes. We provide the facility for students to practice on the labs from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm from Monday – Friday at the institute.

Who Can Join

With shrinking technology nodes and increasing complexity of Chips, engineers are required to enhance their skills or learn new skills to advance their career and increase their productivity. We help you learn new skills as well as increase your knowledge in the area you are currently working. Skills that take years to master in the workplace can be imbibed in weeks using our combination of theory classes, hands-on training sessions, projects and assessments.

The courses cater to freshers/final year students as well as professionals with industry experience. While certain courses are designed exclusively for experienced candidates, some courses can be learned by freshers or those from a different industry also.

Yes. For certain courses like Physical Design & Analog Layout there is a regular stream of professionals interested in a career change for growth reasons. Examples include those working in Analog Layout, Verification, Board Design, Characterization, Stand Cell Design or Layout but interested in switching to Physical Design. Many of them have successfully shifted to Physical Design roles after training with ChipEdge. Please contact us to speak to our alumni.

Yes. For certain courses like Physical Design & Analog Layout there is a regular stream of professionals interested in a career change for growth reasons. Examples include those working in Analog Layout, Verification, Board Design, Characterization, Stand Cell Design or Layout but interested in switching to Physical Design. Many of them have successfully shifted to Physical Design roles after training with ChipEdge. Please contact us to speak to our alumni.

Certain courses including Physical Design, Analog Layout, DFT and Verification are open to freshers. The criteria for admission is a knowledge of Electronics fundamentals and a profile which will be accepted by hiring companies. On weekdays, freshers are recommended to work on the labs and assignments by coming to the institute.

Opportunities for freshers reduce with the time-gap in passing out. Those passing out before 2017 without relevant experience will get lesser opportunities. Please talk to our counsellors for further details.

The minimum qualification required is an educational background in Electronics. Most courses are for B.Tech/B.E. engineers while there are opportunities for Diploma or B.Sc in Electronics also. Certain courses require experience in certain domains while others can be availed by freshers and final year students also.

Location

The courses are available only at our training center in HSR Layout, Bangalore.

Certification

Every successful student will receive a course completion certificate from ChipEdge subject to their performance during the course.

Demo

We do not have demo only classes but you can attend an ongoing session for a few hours as an observer to understand the quality of the training and infrastructure. This also gives you a chance to interact with the trainer after the session.

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