The SMDP Program in VLSI
The SMDP Program in VLSI was initiated and funded by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India in year 1999. The first phase of this program was successfully completed in March 2005. The second phase of this program was started in April 2006 with IIT Kanpur as one of the Resource Centre.
You can find more from MCIT SMDP2 Site.