C-DAC (Bengaluru) - Recruitment of Project Engineers

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), is a Scientific Society of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India. C-DAC has today emerged as a premier R&D organization in ICT&E (Information, Communications Technologies and Electronics) in the country, working on strengthening national technological capabilities in the context of global developments in the field and responding to change in the market need in selected foundation areas. C-DAC represents a unique facet working in close junction with MeitY to implement nation’s policy and pragmatic interventions and initiatives in Information Technology. As an institution for high-end Research and Development (R&D), C-DAC has been at the forefront of the Information, Communications Technologies and Electronics (ICT&E) revolution, constantly building capacities in emerging/enabling technologies and innovating and leveraging its expertise, caliber and skill sets to develop and deploy products and solutions for different sectors of the economy.

C-DAC’s areas of expertise range from R&D work in ICT&E Technologies to Product Development, IP Generation, Technology Transfer and Deployment of Solutions. Primary Thematic or Thrust Areas addressed by C-DAC are:

C-DAC, Bengaluru is looking for bright & result oriented persons for the following positions in various projects for appointment on purely Contract basis.

General Terms & Conditions:

Below mentioned positions are on contract for a fixed duration and against approved projects.

All the posts are purely on contract basis on consolidated emolument for a period of two years initially and extendable based on performance and availability of projects. However C-DAC reserves the right to terminate the contract even during the agreed contract period or extended contract period without assigning any reason or by giving 30 days prior notice or salary in lieu thereof.

Duration of projects also may vary as per requirements. However, based on organizational requirements, the selected employee may be assigned to other project also.

1. Qualification:

  1. All the qualifications should be regular course(s) from AICTE/UGC approved/recognized University/Deemed University/Institutes. The courses offered by autonomous institutions should be recognized as equivalent to the relevant courses approved/recognized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU)/UGC/AICTE. And for such autonomous institute's course (s) submission of equivalency certificate is mandatory at the time of interview.
  2. Wherever CGPA/OGPA or letter (A, A +) grade in a qualifying degree is awarded, equivalent percentage of marks should be indicated in the application form as per norms adopted by the respective University/Institute. Please also obtain a certificate to this effect from University / Institute, which shall be required at the time of interview.
  3. Candidates awaiting final year examination results are not eligible to apply. Only passed-out candidates can apply.


Only those experiences which are relevant and acquired after the passing date of the qualifying qualification will be considered. The decision of C-DAC in this regard will be final and binding to applicants.

Years of experience, over and above the range notified in the advertisement, will not be considered for calculating higher pay.

2. Relaxation/ Age Limit

  1. Applicants belonging to reserved category (SC/ST/OBC) / physically challenged/Ex-servicemen would be eligible for relaxations according to the 'Government of India' norms.
  2. Government employees will be eligible for relaxation in age by 5 years including other age relaxations.
  3. The cut-off date for ascertaining the age and experience will be Last Date of submission of Application: i.e.30 April 2018.

3. Selection Process:

Mode of Selection:

If applications are received in large number there will be written test, as deemed fit by the management. Management reserves the right to change/modify the selection process at any time, during the process, at its discretion. The decision of the management will be final and binding.

  1. The qualification and experience prescribed, are the minimum requirements and possession of the same does not automatically make the candidates entitled to be called for written test and / or selection processes.
  2. There will be an initial screening based on the academic records and other parameters given in the on-line application and only those screened-in candidates will be considered for further selection process.
  3. The management reserves the right to increase the minimum eligibility criteria/cut off limits, in the event of the number of applicants are more, for any post(s), at its discretion. Candidates will be selected on the basis of their academic credentials, experience profile, written test marks (if any), performance in the interview and such other selection processes/parameters, as adopted and deemed fit by management.
  4. Mere fulfillment of the below mentioned qualifications etc., does not entitle a candidate to be called for written test/ interview. Where number of applications received in response to an advertisement is large, it may not be convenient or possible for the Organization to call all the candidates to participate in selection process. The Organization may restrict the number of candidates to be called to participate in interview/selection process to a reasonable limit, on the basis of qualifications and experience higher than that of the minimum prescribed in the advertisement. The candidates should, therefore, furnish all the qualifications and experience possessed in the relevant field, over and above the minimum qualifications prescribed.

4. Important Notes:

  1. Candidates those who are applying for multiple posts should submit separate applications for each post.
  2. In case of ambiguity/dispute arises on account of interpretation in version other than English, English version will prevail.
  3. Canvassing in any form will be a disqualification for selection.
  4. Candidates are not required to send printout of application or any other documents in hard copy to C-DAC.
  5. Interview Call Letters, other correspondences (if any) etc. will be sent to candidates only through email to the email id provided in their online application. No hard copy will be sent.
  6. Mere issue of Interview call letter to candidate will not imply acceptance of candidature or selection for the post.
  7. In case of internal candidates, please note that the finally selected candidates will have to resign from the services and join the post as fresh employees.
  8. All queries pertaining to recruitment including selection process should be addressed to our Recruitment Team only through blrcareers@cdac.in.
  9. Kindly note that we have not authorized any agent/ agency for representing C-DAC for anything related to recruitment or its processes.
  10. Number of vacancies may increase/decrease based on requirement of C-DAC and such changes will be made by C-DAC without any notice.
  11. C-DAC reserves the right to cancel or introduce any Personal Interview/Other selection process. C-DAC also reserves the right to cancel/restrict/curtail/enlarge the recruitment process and/or the selection process without any notice and without assigning any reasons.
  12. It is the responsibility of the candidates to assess his/her own eligibility for the post for which he/she is applying in accordance with the advertisement. In case, it is found at any point of time in future during process of selection or even after appointment that candidate was not eligible as per prescribed qualification, experience etc, which could not be found at the time of selection due to whatever circumstances, his/her candidature/appointment shall be liable to be cancelled/terminated as case may be without giving any notice.
  13. C-DAC reserves the right to fill up the post or increase/decrease the number of posts or even to cancel the whole or part of the process of recruitment without assigning any reason thereof.
  14. All the posts will be filled as per the as applicable Recruitment Rules or guidelines of C-DAC
  15. The candidates are advised to visit C-DAC website regularly. Notice/ information, Corrigendum, Extension etc., if any, shall be published on our website www.cdac.in only.
  16. No TA/DA shall be paid for attending written examination/ interview.

5. How to apply:

  1. Before filling the online application form, Candidates should read General Terms and Conditions carefully.
  2. Candidate should read all the eligibility parameters and ensure that he/she is eligible for the post before starting to apply online.
  3. Candidate should have a valid email id and mobile no. which should remain valid & active till the completion of selection process.
  4. While applying online Candidates can click on the 'Apply' button provided against each position for which he/she wish to apply.
  5. Fill all the details in the application form at the appropriate places.
  6. After filling all the details in online application form click on 'Submit' button.
  7. Candidates should scan their photograph in .jpg format (not more than 400 KB) and keep it ready before starting to apply online for uploading.
  8. A unique application number will be generated by the system, please note this application number for future reference and use. Candidates can take a print of the application form and keep it with them for their own records.
  9. No hard copy/printed applications should be sent to C-DAC. Incomplete and defectively filled up forms shall be rejected straightway and no subsequent correspondences will be entertained in this regard.
  10. Candidate working in Government/PSUs/Govt. Autonomous bodies should also apply online in advance and print of the application form, duly filled, and signed, should be forwarded through proper channel to Associate Director (HRD) of C-DAC, Bengaluru.
  11. Those who are not forwarding their application through proper channel are required to produce 'No objection certificate (NOC)' from their current employer at the time of interview, if called for, failing which they will not be permitted to attend the interview.


Reservation for SC/ST/OBC will be applicable as per the Government of India norms, as applicable to C-DAC
Candidate belonging to reserved categories should produce the certificates at the time of written test / interview etc., if called for issued by competent authority in the prescribed format as stipulated by Government of India, failing which such candidates will not be allowed to attend the interview / selection test against reserved posts and will not be allowed to claim the relaxations applicable in case of reservation.
In case of candidates belonging to OBC category, certificate should specifically contain the clause that the candidate does not belong to creamy layer section.

Job Location for all positions is Bengaluru

Name of the Post No of Posts Group Code Post Code
Project Engineer 04 VLSI Design (Logic Design) PE - 01/LD
Project Engineer 02 VLSI Design (Physical Design) PE - 02/PD
Project Engineer 01 VLSI Architecture/Circuit/System/Micro electronic Circuit Design PE - 03/ACSMCD

Position Details :

Post Post Code Domain /Expertise Qualification Experience Required Age Limit Salary
Project Engineer - VLSI Design (Logic Design) PE - 01/LD
  • Hands-on experience in RTL simulation, verification and modeling using VHDL/ Verilog/ System Verilog.
  • Knowledge of Digital IC Design (Simulation/ Synthesis [ASIC/ FPGA]/ Static Timing Analysis/ Logic Equivalence Check/ Back-Annotation/ DFT).
  • Experience in prototyping the developed IP cores on FPGAs.
  • Fundamentals of Computer Architecture, Arithmetic Units Design, Bus protocols Architecture and Design, Memory Controllers Design and SoC Design
  • Full time 1st Class B.E/ B. Tech in Electronics & Communication / Telecommunication / Electronics or Equivalent
  • Full time 1st class M.E/M. Tech in Micro-Electronics/ VLSI Design/ Electronics or equivalent plus

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1-3 years post qualification relevant experience 37 years Rs. 31,000 /- onwards based on the post qualification relevant experience
Project Engineer – VLSI Design (Physical Design) PE - 02/PD
  • Experience in Physical Design handling Netlist to GDSII flow.
  • Experience in ASIC Synthesis, Floor Planning, Placement Optimizations, CTS, Routing and Timing Closure of Full-Chip designs.
  • Experience in physical verification (DRC/LVS/ERC) checks and reliability checks.
  • Hands-on-experience in Electronic CAD tools for layout design and physical verification.
  • Basic understanding of VLSI process, Electron Device Characteristics, IC Fabrication Technologies and IC packaging.
  • Good understanding of timing, power and area tradeoffs in design
  • Full time 1st Class B.E/ B. Tech in Electronics & Communication / Telecommunication / Electronics or Equivalent
  • Full time 1st class M.E/M. Tech in Micro-Electronics/ VLSI Design/ Electronics or equivalent

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1 to 3 years of relevant post qualification work experience 37 years Rs. 31,000 /- onwards based on the post qualification relevant experience
Project Engineer – VLSI Architecture/VLSI Circuit/VLSI System/Microelectronic Circuit Design PE - 03/ACSMCD
  • VLSI Architecture
  • VLSI Circuit
  • VLSI System
  • Microelectronic Circuit Design
  • Full time 1st Class B.E/ B. Tech in Electronics & Communication / Telecommunication / Electronics or Equivalent
  • Full time 1st class M.E/M. Tech in Micro-Electronics/ VLSI Design/ Electronics or Equivalent
  • Full time PhD in the topics of VLSI Architecture / VLSI circuit design / VLSI System Design / Microelectronic Circuit Design. Candidates who have been awarded PhD degree during 2017 or later are ONLY eligible to apply

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Fresher 37 years Rs. 31,000 /- onwards based on domain expertise

Closing date for applying online: The last date for online submission of application is 30 April 2018 (upto 1800 hrs.).


A Commencement of on-line registration of application by candidates 11 April 2018
B Last date for on-line registration of application by candidates 30 April 2018
C Written Test and Interview date Will be communicated by email only

Human Resource Department
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)
No. 1, Knowledge Park, Old Madras Road,
Baiyappanahalli, Bengaluru - 560 038