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Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria for submission of project proposal under "Chips to Start-up" (C2S Programme)
A. Eligibility Criteria for Academic/R&D Organization:
  1. The Academic/R&D Organizations should have the pre-existing Lab infrastructure (Lab having Workstations, Servers, Project Staff etc.) for project implementation and for training of students under the programme. The Chief Investigator/Co-Chief Investigator should be regular faculty with relevant experience in VLSI domain.
  2. All Institutions falling in the following categories are proposed to be eligible to participate in the programme and receive funding:
    1. Indian Institutes of Technologies (IITs)
    2. National Institutes of Technologies (NITs)
    3. Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs)
    4. Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs)
    5. Central Universities/Deemed Universities under Central/State Government
    6. Colleges/Institutions of National Importance/Eminence
    7. R&D Organizations/Institutions (Having B.Tech /MTech/PhD courses)
    8. Private Universities/ Private Deemed Universities/Private Colleges**

    ** Private Institutions are also proposed to be eligible for participation in the programme subject to meeting the additional eligibility criteria classified as Clause (A) and Clause (B)

    Clause (A) Criterion for Institutions which have existing M Tech in VLSI / Micro-electronics or equivalent

    • Institutions that have existing post graduate stream in VLSI / Microelectronics / Electronic Systems / Integrated Circuits / ESDM or equivalent and have produced M Tech / PhDs in these areas for the last 3 years. The PhD student(s) are being admitted as per UGC admission norms.
    • Institutions should be recognized by AICTE and NBA (National Board of Accreditation) accredited with respect to VLSI / Microelectronics / Electronic System / Integrated Circuits / ESDM or equivalent Programmes.
      (OR)
    • The Institution should be accredited by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council of UGC).

    Clause (B) Criteria for Institutions which don't have existing M Tech in VLSI / Micro-electronics or equivalent, but to initiate M Tech programme in VLSI / Micro-electronics or equivalent

    • Institutions should have existing B.E./B.Tech streams in Electrical/Electronics/ Communication Engineering and have produced M.Tech in other areas for the last 3 years.
    • Institutions should be recognized by AICTE and NBA (National Board of Accreditation) accredited for OTHER specializations (other than VLSI / Microelectronics etc.) M Tech programmes.
      (OR)
    • The Institution should be accredited by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council of UGC).
  3. All new institutions who were not the part of earlier SMDP programmes should furnish copy of documents in support of meeting the above-mentioned eligibility criteria as part of the project proposals.
  4. The proposals received from the Academic Institutions will be subjected to the scrutiny and evaluation by the Evaluation Committee and other proposal Review Committees for approval.
  5. The proposal should only be submitted by Chief Investigator on C2S Programme website. Proposals submitted through email would not be considered for review.
B. Eligibility Criteria for Start-up/MSME

Start-up and MSME participating under the programme are defined as per the extant norms notified by DIPP/Ministry of MSME

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