Below is the quick overview of course. Please make sure you are added to whatsapp group to get all course notifications.

Please feel free to send mail to for any clarifications.

1.   Course duration and schedule

a.    Duration: 14 weeks  + 3 weeks (Redhawk training on IR drop analysis)

2.   Course material

a.    Physical-Design-Complete_VLSIGuru_Institute.pdf  has been shared on GoogleDrive

b.    Tool usage documents in Server

         i.    /home/vlsiguru/PHYSICAL_DESIGN/ICC_Docs

c.    Volcano project steps

        i.    This is a detailed document explaining all the project steps in detail. Accessible in systems in reception room(Login: PD)

3.   Course assignments and evaluation test

a.    Trainer will be providing course assignments every week, which needs to be submitted before next week session(Mail

b.    Below is the links for various evaluation tests. Please make sure that you attempt these evaluation tests and get support from trainer if required.

 i.    PD evaluation tests:















ii.    CMOS evaluation tests






iii.    UNIX Evaluation tests




iv.    Digital Evaluation tests


4. Course Slides


5. Physical Design Interview Preparation Questions


6. Physical Design Quick Refer

7. Physical Design Assignments

8.   Interview Focus areas

a.    CMOS and device fundamentals

b.    Physical Design flow

c.    ICC and Innovus commands

d.    Digital Design

e.    Aptitude

f.    Group discussion and other soft skills

9.   Institute facilities

a.    All PD trainers’ course videos are accessible at the institute (Ground floor, reception room). Please talk to admin to get the access.

b.    Institute is open from 8AM to 8PM on all days. Student can access tools during this time.

10.   Feedback

a.    Please be proactive in getting support from institute. We will give honest effort to address your concerns. It could be related to tool, placements, trainer feedback, institute feedback, etc. We really would like to hear from you and improve on all the aspects.

11.   Placement support

a.    Student should complete both the course projects. Institute will provide an RTL code, student should implement the complete flow from Synthesis to Physical verification & timing closure to be eligible for placement support(Just doing course does not ensure placement support).

12.    Support during the course and support post course completion

a.       Doubt clarification over mail, whatsapp group(moderated by trainer)

b.      Dedicated mentors during weekdays for doubt clarification

 i.      Tool usage

      ii.      Doubt clarification

      iii.      Resume preparation

      iv.      Interview preparation

      v.      Project execution flow

      vi.      Assignment solving and clarifications.

c.   Student will have access to tool at the institute for 12 months from date of registration, option to extend.

Teacher is an important part of anybody's education.

I completed my post graduation in 2005. During my school and College, I always had difficulty coping up with things in classroom. But my Telugu teacher Mr. Hussain Budde during my 7th class , I used to enjoy his way of teaching, way he used to engage students by teaching lessons as stories. After that, I never found any teacher who kept sessions so much engaging. I don't want to blame my teachers, I always felt they could make sessions more engaging. I always had to spend time outside class hours to cope up with every minute of classroom session.

I as a teacher, I adopt a style of teaching which keeps session engaging and ensures that students give 100% focus on the session. I always wanted to be that one teacher, whom my students will remember for lifetime. I am making sure that, rest of trainer's also follow same.

I want your 6 months of education at VLSIGuru to be among your best learning experiences. We at VLSIGuru will do our best to make this a memorable time.

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