The Department of Electronics and Communication started in the year 2001, with an intake of 60 undergraduate students and increased to 180 in the year 2012-13. The department has started the M Tech program in “VLSI Design and Embedded Systems” with an intake of 18 students in 2007 and “Digital Communication and Networking” with an intake of 18 students in 2012. Department of ECE offers Doctoral programs of VTU/University of Mysore. The Department is accredited by NBA (Tier 1, Washington DC Accord) for a period of 6 years form 2014-2020. The department has qualified and technically competent faculty with a rich blend of academic, industrial and research background. The department has well-equipped laboratories with industry-conforming hardware and software, standard tools like Cadence, HFSS, MATLAB and Xilinx. Department of ECE has several sponsored research projects and consultancy worth Rs. 2 crores sanctioned by different state/national funding agencies such as VGST, VTU, DRDO, IEDC and DST. There is total of 211 publications and 9 patents filed for the year 2017-18 by the department. It is an MHRD recognized Remote Centre for conducting workshops through IIT, Kharagpur.
The faculty and students of the department are regularly interacting with premier institutions like IISc, (Indian Institute of Science), ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) , DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization), IITs, NIT. These interactions pertain to academics, research and projects. The department regularly conducts educational programs such as seminars, colloquiums, workshops and hands-on courses on technical topics related to state of art technologies. The students of the department have been consistently performing well in placement drives. They are placed in premier companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Infosys, TCS, Wipro, Cap Gemini, KPIT, Tesco, HP, Sonata Software, Subex, L&T Infotech, Sasken,Nutanix , and many more.
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