Ever increasing pace of development in electronics, audio and video communications systems and the automation in industry have made an electronic engineer a catalyst for the change of the modern society. Electronics gadgets and communication systems of present age have tremendously improved the quality of life. With the throughout the world, it has become essential to have more efficient communication network with the latest electronic devices and circuits.
Besides giving a thorough grounding in basic sciences and engineering subjects, the curriculum in electronics and communication engineering lays greater emphasis on deep understanding of fundamental principles and state of the art knowledge of Electronic Devices & Circuits, Computer Architecture & Microprocessors, VLSI & Embedded Systems, Electromagnetic Field Theory, Analog and Digital Communications, Digital Signal Processing, Microwave & Broadband Communications, Image Processing, Computer vision, Bio-Medical Signal Processing and Optical Communication.
The Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering has seen a significant growth over the last 36 years, especially because of the rapid advances in electronics, communications and computer engineering. The department today caters 480 UG students in Electronics & Communication Engineering in regular daytime program and 120 UG students in evening B.Tech program with electives in Computer Communication & Electronic Switching, Fault-Tolerant Computing, Digital Signal Processing, Optical Communication and Communication System. The department is collaborating with the Applied Physics Department of the University and developed a center for excellence and relevance in optical communication i.e. TIFAC CORE Center in Fiber Optics & Optical Communication.
The department has started 2-PG programs as M.Tech in VLSI& Embedded Systems and Microwave & Optical Communication from 2009 & going to start a new course on M.Tech Signal Processing & Design from 2010. The Department has focused attention on quality research. Scholarships are available for Ph.D programs in the area of Electronics, Communication, VLSI, DSP, Image Processing and Microwave Engineering. Project and Industrial Training is an integral part of the curriculum and are carried out in frontal areas of technology. There are separate departmental project laboratories. Few new laboratories will start function in the year 2010 like networks laboratory, millimeter wave laboratory, machine intelligence and medical electronics laboratories. New equipment and experimentation work leading to perfect understanding of curriculum in electronics and communication engineering lays greater emphasis on deep understanding of fundamental principles and state of art knowledge... electronics principles is the motto of the department. E-lab concept has been planned for the UG / PG students from the new session.
The Department is equipped with well developed laboratories, such as, Electronic Devices and Circuits Laboratory, Telecommunications Laboratory, Microwave Laboratory, Optical Communication Laboratory, Linear Integrated Circuit & BIMOS Laboratory, Computation & Instrumentation Laboratory, VLSI-CAD / Digital System Laboratory, Microprocessors, PCB Laboratory, Advance DSP & Image Processing Laboratory along with computer vision Lab.
Microwave CAD Laboratory specializing on the implementation of microstrip antenna design. Two projects from Indian Space Research Centre have been received to be carried out at Microwave CAD Laboratory. New Laboratory of ‘Computer Vision’ is under development for which a project has been obtained from Naval Research Board along with an Embedded Lab sponsored by Freescale.
The Department is doing advance level research work in the area of Micro strip Antenna Design, Sensor Networks, Image Processing, Pervasive Computing, Analog Circuits using current Conveyors, OTA, OTDRA etc. Design of digital systems with FPGA & CPLD devices and with embedded system controllers.
Besides’ the Department has very good optical communication, RF Communication and Microwave Communication Laboratories. Department also contributed to the innovative design of diagnostic software tool for early predictions of losses in human brain using MR Images.
A special feature of the department is its sophisticated equipment and test setup for research in the area of electronics and communication engineering. The faculty and students of this department have developed a number of instruments, systems in collaboration with a leading R&D organizations, namely, Transputer based Fault- Tolerant Architecture with DOE, New Delhi, VHDL Simulation & FPGA implementation of Communication Circuits with CEERI, New Delhi and In-circuit Test Development for PLC with Rockwell Automation. Department has also developed VLSI circuits in collaboration with nSys, New Delhi, ST Micro electronics, Noida and SSPL Laboratory of DRDO.
The Department has setup sponsored Laboratories& Research centers, namely, Embedded System Lab with Freescale, VLSI & Mentor Graphics Lab and ST Micro electronics lab and going to have joint research Lab with Hitech - Robotics and Texas Instruments. The Department regularly organizes seminars, workshops and training programs for giving exposure to the new developments in various fields of Electronics& Communication Engineering.