About the Programme
"Special Manpower Development Program for Chips to System Design (SMDP-C2SD)" is an Umbrella programme initiated under Digital
India Program in December 2014 for a duration of 5 years at 60 Academic and Research & Development Institutions spread across
the country including IITs, NITs, IISc, IIITs, etc. The project aims to not only develop more than 50,000 Specialized Manpower in the area
of VLSI/System Design at B.Tech, M.Tech & Ph.D levels but also to design & develop proof-of-concept Working Prototypes of 15 SoCs/ 70 ASICs/30 FPGA
based designs thereby moving up in the value chain by bringing in culture of SoC/ Chip Design in the Country.