The Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering (E&C) was established in the year 2009. The department offers undergraduate programme B.E in Electronics & Communication Engineering and Post Graduate Programmes M.Tech in Digital Electronics and Communication Engineering and M.Tech in Digital Electronics. Well experienced faculty members with excellent knowledge in diverse fields are the back bone of the department. The departments focus is to impart synergistic education in the field of Electronics & Communication and to produce quality E&C Engineers with high technical knowledge and good practical skills combined with leadership skills.
The department is committed to promote research, industrial interaction and multi dimensional development of the students with theoretical as well as practical exposure. Thus the department has been able to contribute a large pool of talented Electronics Engineers. The department is housed with state of art facilities with modern multimedia lecture & seminar halls and all laboratories equipped with modern instruments with latest technology. The department is continuously updating its facilities.
The department has following well established laboratories:
Analog Electronics Lab – Analog circuits are constructed and its performance is tested in various platforms like terminal board, breadboard, PCB and Analog trainer kit. This lab is equipped with higher end analog CROs and Digital storage Oscilloscopes for measuring Electronic signals of different amplitude and frequency.
Digital Electronics Lab – In this lab Digital circuits are designed and constructed using integrated chips. The operation of the circuit is analyzed using Digital IC Trainers.
Microcontroller Lab – Extensive programming skills are imparted to students using Keil Software in this lab. Assembly language programs are used for interfacing 8051 Microcontroller and MSP430 kits are coded and executed.
HDL Lab – Codes for digital Circuits are written using Hardware Defined Language such as VHDL and Verilog and tested using Xilinx Software. Timing signals are analyzed at various time intervals.
Analog Communication Lab – In this lab Analog circuits are implemented using Operational Amplifier ICs and tested. Modulation techniques such as AM, PWM, FM PAM, PPM are implemented in Hardware and tested using higher end Digital Storage Oscilloscopes.
Digital Signal Processing Lab – Digital signals are analyzed using MATLAB tool box and DSP kit in this lab.
Advanced Communication Lab – Modules to study Advanced Digital Modulation techniques such as ASK, FSK, PSK, DPSK, QPSK, TDM, PCM etc are available in this lab. Equipments to study Micro Wave communication, Optical Communication and Micro-strip antenna are also available.
Microprocessor Lab – 8086 Assembly language programs are executed using MASM Software which is available in this lab.
Power Electronics Lab – In this lab modules are available to study the characteristics of power semiconductor devices such as SCR, Triac & Diac, and Speed control of AC Universal motors, AC to DC convertors and Inverters.
Very large Scale Integration Lab – Using Mentor Graphics EDA tools, schematic and layout design of Integrated circuits are implemented and analyzed.
Projects sponsored by KSCST Bangaluru and VGST are taken up by the students. Students are encouraged to do mini projects. Training programs are conducted to impart practical exposure to students. Industrial visits are conducted to expose the students to industrial environment. Seminars, invited talks, soft skill training and technical competitions are held at regular intervals. To enrich the knowledge of the students in recent advanced technologies E&C department is running its own library with more than 500 volumes. The department is working hard to build up competency based environment.
Scope of Electronics and Communication Engineering:
The applications of Electronics and Communication Engineering are so wide that it affects our daily lives in various ways. The technology has given Television, Radio, Computers, Telephones and many more gadgets and made our life easier and enjoyable. As India is progressing day by day, we come to know about new gadgets, opportunities for Electronics and Communication Engineers are just immense. Electronics & Communication Engineering offers scope in the field of Research, Mobile communication, Microwave communication, Robotics, Defense, Radio communication, TV broadcasting, Telephony, VLSI design, DSP, Nuclear science and Wireless communication.
The consumers need new devices and gadgets to support them in their day today life. All such devices need electronic circuits and software interface. The controlling programs are architected and developed by E&C engineers. This provides lots of job opportunities for Electronics and Communication Engineers not only in the core electronics industry but also in research and development software industry and government sectors.
E&C Engineers can get job opportunities in government sectors as listed below:
E&C Engineers can get potential job opportunities in IT sectors like:
E&C Engineers can get jobs in core (Electronics) companies like:
Electronics and Communication Student Association – NICSA
The Electronics and Communication Students Association “NICSA” was started in the year 2010 with a view to impart technical skills among students by training the students to present papers in technical seminars and to do mini projects. Students are also encouraged to take up sponsored projects. In addition, Industrial visit, technical talks and guest lectures will be arranged. Experts and working professionals from the industry, research and development centers & the academia are regularly invited to share their experience & to impart knowledge to the E & C Engineering students. Activities will be done to nurture & foster leadership qualities in students & also for team building. Regular workshops will be conducted with eminent resource persons from Industry to enhance the practical knowledge of the students. A Wall magazine named “Jnana Vahini” is published every week which will show case the talents of students in curricular and co-curricular activities. Students will be trained in new software’s as per industrial need.