Srinivas Guthula
Srinivas Guthula
Electronics and Communication
16 Apr 2018

Switching IT to VLSI after 7 years of experience

Hi All

I would like switch from IT to VLSI, currently working for MNC. I’m ECE graduate with 72%. How good is the switch at this moment. Please let me know your inputs and how to proceed further.

Thank you
saurabhkk

saurabhkk

Branch Unspecified
17 Apr 2018
I too have the same query, having almost 5 year IT experience.... I Did M.Tech in VLSI from NITR and got placed in IT started working in IT itself now thinking to switch into VLSI field in Physical design ... Please suggest how to move into VLSI and how good it will be as per salary wise...
17 Apr 2018
Welcome to CE, @Srinivas090909 and @saurabhkk .

It's important to know the reason you wish to make the switch. Without a solid reason, career switch is going to be challenging.
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[Prototype]

Branch Unspecified
17 Apr 2018
@Srinivas090909, that's not enough for a switch. What exactly is the reason you're looking to switch? And there are multiple branches in VLSI. Which one are you looking to switch into? Frontend (design, verif), Backend(synthesis, sta, DFT, PD)?

@saurabhkk, Salaries are good but it'll be tough start. You'll have to start as a fresher.
saurabhkk

saurabhkk

Branch Unspecified
17 Apr 2018
Thanks for your revert...
Yes, I have to start as fresher but I am thinking after 5 years i will be in good position as compare to IT Job. Please say your opinion.
I am thinking a course in VLSI Physical design from Chipedge Bangalore to have knowledge in specific tools and enter into VLSI.
rahul69

rahul69

Branch Unspecified
01 May 2018
saurabhkk
Thanks for your revert...
Yes, I have to start as fresher but I am thinking after 5 years i will be in good position as compare to IT Job. Please say your opinion.
I am thinking a course in VLSI Physical design from Chipedge Bangalore to have knowledge in specific tools and enter into VLSI.
Switching field is not an easy job and unless you don't have a very good reason it is better to continue, but then again don't think later what would have happened if I would've switched.
Do your research, but finally take a decision yourself. That way you will not have anyone else to blame and thus will be able to take responsibility to work things out.
Srinivas Guthula

Srinivas Guthula

Electronics and Communication
21 May 2018

@Kaustubh‍ - Thanks for your revert. I'm interested in VLSI, due to personal constraints couldn't join in VLSI. Looking at current trend, future, growth, salaries in IT, i look forward to join in VLSI. I have a feeling it would be better than IT after few years from now. Please could you provide your inputs and better way to proceed further.

21 May 2018

Tagging @Harshad‍ to answer you. He runs his venture in Gujarat and I'm sure he'll have inputs to guide you. 

Srinivas Guthula

Srinivas Guthula

Electronics and Communication
22 May 2018

@Harshad‍ - Please provide your inputs.

Harshad Italiya

Harshad Italiya

Electronics and Communication
23 May 2018

@Srinivas‍ - I would suggest to remain into VLSI field only and instead of switch filed completely try to explore the VLSI more the things that you are not master right now learn it and use it. I can see VLSI is going to have better application and projects coming in upcoming years.

Srinivas Guthula

Srinivas Guthula

Electronics and Communication
23 May 2018

@Harshad‍ - I'm currently in IT field from 7years.. would like to switch to VLSI now. Need your inputs on it.

Delli Prasad

Delli Prasad

Electrical
27 Dec 2018

Hi @Srinivas Guthula , have you switched to VLSI. I am from EEE and having 5 years of experience in IT. Would like to Switch to VLSI backend PD.

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