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VLSI design courses gain popularity
Tribune News Service

Mohali, June 13
Mohali, the state’s IT hub, is now also attracting students from all over the country for admission to coveted courses in VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration) design.

The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) and Semi Conductors Limited (SCL) the two Government of India Institutes here are offering degree and diploma courses in VLSI design.

CDAC offers a two-year full time postgraduate programme leading to M.Tech degree. There are 10 general seats and another five sponsored seats. Three seats are reserved for SC / ST candidates. The eligibility for candidates is bachelor’s degree in engineering/technology in Electrical/Electronics/ Computers/ Instrumentation or equivalent degree with 55 per cent marks from a recognised university.

In addition to the fulfillment of eligibility conditions the sponsored candidates must have a minimum of two years of full-time work experience and a first division bachelor’s degree in Electrical/ Electronics/ Computer/ Instrumentation. Candidates from PTU affiliated colleges, including C-DAC, would be eligible under sponsored seats.

Admissions would be made on the basis of valid GATE score in the relevant field. The merit list for GATE candidates will be prepared on the following weightage 70 per cent GATE score and 30 per cent Entrance Test subject to qualifying the entrance test conducted by the institute. The test would be held on July 4 and the last date for the submission of application forms is July 3.

VEDANT, the VLSI design education and training centre, of Semiconductor Complex Limited (SCL), a Government of India Enterprise under the Ministry of Space. SCL is a pioneer and the only vertically Integrated Semiconductor facility in the country comprising a VLSI Design House, Wafer Fabrication, Testing, Packaging and Reliability, all under one roof. SCL VEDANT Programme covers the complete spectrum of VLSI design training for aspiring engineers.

VEDANT offers an advanced six month post graduate diploma in VLSI design. This is high-end specialised comprehensive course which covers all aspects of VLSI Design. The course curriculum is based on a project-centric approach recommended by eminent academicians and VLSI experts from industry.

M.Tech. / M.E. / B.Tech. / B.E. in Electronics / Electrical / Electronics & Telecommunication / Instrumentation / M.Sc. (Electronics) or any other equivalent qualification with in-depth background in electronics as mainstream discipline at graduation/post graduation level are eligible to apply. Final semester students are eligible to appear as provisional candidates provided their final qualifying semester ends before the commencement of this course.

Experienced electronic design engineers, from electronic industry and R&D organisations with more than one year of relevant experience are eligible for direct admission without entrance examination. Such candidates are required to submit a copy of resume with supporting documents for evaluation by the admissions committee.

The application forms can be downloaded from www.vedant.net. Printed Application Forms along with the instruction sheet are also available free of cost at the training centre. The entrance for the admission would be conducted at various centres in India.

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S.D. College joins hands with Canadian varsity
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 13
The University College of the Fraser Valley has joined hands with S.D. College for the four-year BBA degree course.

The course offers an opportunity to the students to be educated to Canadian standards and to obtain practical project work experience with Canadian corporations and multinationals. It also allows them to avoid the foreign credential evaluation process and make a smooth transition into the Canadian skilled labour force on entering Canada, said Prof D.J. Sandhu, university president’s adviser on strategic initiatives, here today.

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Children’s club to open membership
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 13
Jack & Jill Hilltop, a club for children from the age group of five to 16 years, is going to commence its second batch from June 15 and is going to hold a 10-day workshop. The club is situated at Jyanti Majri, 6 km ahead of the PGI. It has a pick and drop facility for the children. The timings would be from 8 am to 12 noon along with provision for refreshments.

Started by Ms Sunaiyna Dass, Principal, Vivek Prep and Nursery School, Sector 9, and Ms Divya Bansal, coordinator, the club aims at teaching the children how to have fun in the rustic environment. With outdoor activities, including kite flying, trekking, making ropes, pebble mosaic, splashing in water pools, treasure hunt, cycling, and also survival cooking, which is cooking food without gas, this club aims to develop both mental and physical facets of a child’s personality.

Ms Dass adds, “We want our children to be innovative and make good use of their natural surroundings.”

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Lawyers launch signature campaign

Chandigarh, June 13
Lawyers at the district courts today launched signature campaign in support of Capt Sumeet Kohli demanding a CBI inquiry into his death. The lawyers said the Captain had not committed suicide and had been killed as he was aware about irregularities in Army.

The lawyers will be sending a copy of their signatures along with their memorandum to the President and the Chief Justice of India. TNS

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