Electronics and Communication Engineering

ECE dept

 

VISION, MISSION AND CORE VALUES OF THE DEPARTMENT

Vision:

To provide valuable resources for industry and society through excellence in technical education and research.

Mission:

MD1: To educate the students with the state of art technologies to meet the growing challenges of the industry

MD2: To carry out research through constant interaction with research organizations and industry.

 MD3: To equip the students with strong foundations to enable them for continuing education.

About the Department:

The Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) Department was established in the year 1968. The department offers Undergraduate (UG), Post Graduate (PG), M.S.(By Research) and Ph.D degree programs that provide students with the knowledge and tools they need to succeed in the Electronics and Communication Engineering. Research in the department focuses on high-impact various disciplines: Communication systems, Wireless networks, Signal and Image Processing, RF MEMS and MIC, Microwave antennas, Optical communication and Photonics, VLSI technologies.

In 1968, Five year B.E. Degree programme in Electronics and Communication Engineering was offered with 40 seats affiliated to University of Madras. In the year 2003, the institution was granted Deemed University Status with the approval of the UGC/AICTE and Government of India and renamed as National Institute of Technology (NIT). Currently the department offers four year B.Tech course with student intake of 120. In 1976 the department started M.E. course in Communication Systems and in 1999, M.E. course in VLSI System was started. Both the PG courses having an intake of 28 students. Department produced first doctoral degree in 1989. In 2005, department started the course M.S. (By Research).

The department of ECE is one of the established and largest departments in the institution. Our faculty brings state-of-the-art research, development, and design experience into the classroom, ensuring that our students and alumni are able to apply for registration as professional engineers in all part of global engineering and the scientific community. In all courses the Department has built an excellent reputation for its graduates in terms of placements.

 

All courses in the department are periodically reviewed and all have received continuous and ongoing accreditation from the National Board of Accreditation (http://www.nbaind.org/views/Home.aspx). The UG course was accredited by NBA in 1997 and 2005 for 5 and 3 years respectively. In 2014, the department was recognized by NBA-Washington Accord for 2 years (http://www.nbaind.org/En/1033-washington-accord.aspx). The PG courses Communication systems and VLSI were accredited by NBA in 2008 for 3 and 5 years respectively. Both the PG courses were applied for accreditation review in 2014.

 

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSUvfKS7HwgNtxiZlOMbzdLZ3CE6_MbseikeDfqIXx91vxFWbB1http://123job.in/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/MHRD-Logo.jpgThe Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering claims a broad range of research that spans generation of new fundamental knowledge as a primary function. This culture of collaboration is one of the major strengths of the department, enabling integrative research based on interactions between investigators in different disciplines. The research programs provide facilities and support for graduate students and enable them to pursue their advanced study. Another important function of research is the continuing development of the faculty. In 1985, the department received the first sponsored research project. In the year 2005, the department was selected as a centre for Special Man power development (SMDP) in VLSI  and Selected  as a centre for  Chip to System (C2S) under SMDP in 2015 in VLSI.  Two analog VLSI chips- one through INDIA Chip 2010 Programme and another through an R&D project were fabricated.  The department proposed the centre of excellence on Electronic System Design and Manufacturing which involves experts from different departments including Mechanical, Metallurgy, Electrical Instrumentation, Computer application and ECE.

Campus Communication Services (CCS), Nationwide Knowledge Network (NKN) and virtual class rooms were established and maintained for the institute by the department faculty members. The department organised programmes through video conferencing between NITT and experts from industry and academia from India and abroad. The Curriculum development workshop was conducted through video conferencing in the department. This is the first of its kind in NITT. In the year 2015, institute  set up “Internet of Things’ (IoT) Innovation Centre”, the ECE department played a pivotal role in creation of this central facility and mentoring the students.

The department faculty members interacted with internationally reputed persons. The faculty members and students of the department presented research papers in the referred International conference in India and abroad. Research articles were published in International journals. The journal and conference publications by the department faculty members and students are around 138 and 141 respectively. Patents are granted and filed by the faculty in the department. The department has been actively involved in quite a few quality enhancement projects such as UKIERI- Department of Science and Technology (DST), SMDP, Broadcom, USA, Texas Instruments Ltd and MOTOROLA Electronics.  In recent years, the department has embarked on R&D projects funded by central agencies such as MHRD, DEiTy, and SERB-Government of India.

 

NAME OF THE PROGRAMME:

Programme

Approved Intake

UG in Electronics and Communication Engineering

Started with  40   seats in  1968

Intake increased to 55  in 1983

Intake increased to 60  in 1990

Intake increased to 76  in 1998

Intake increased to 92  in 2008

Accredited by NBA-AICTE in 1997 for 5 years

Accredited by NBA-AICTE in 2005 for 3 years

Accredited by NBA  in 2014 for 2 years (Washington Accord)

PG in Communication Systems

Started with 18 seats in 1976

Intake increased to  25 in 2008 & 28 in 2009

Accredited by NBA-AICTE in 2008 for  3 years

Applied for Accreditation in 2014

PG in VLSI System

Started with   18  seats in  1999

Intake increased to  25 in 2008 & 28 in 2009

Accredited by NBA-AICTE in 2008 for 5 years

Applied for Accreditation in 2014

 

MILESTONES:

 

Milestones

Year

Department of  ECE started offering  a 5-Year  B.E. Degree affiliated to Univ. of Madras.

1968

Starting of M.E. programme   in Communication  Systems.

 

1976

 Conversion of 5-Year B.E. into a 4-Year Programme.

 

1980

 Sanctioning of the first sponsored research project .

 

1985

 Grant of the Autonomy to the B.E. Programme.

 

1986

First Ph.D. degree produced.

 

1989

 Visit by the NBA Team, Accredited 5 years.

 

1997

Collaboration with Texas Instruments Ltd. in the area of VLSI Technology.

 

1998

Establishment of VLSI laboratory

1998

Starting up of a new M.E. Programme in VLSI System.

 

1999

Signing  up  of an MoU with MOTOROLA  Electronics India Ltd.  for establishment of a Centre of Excellence in  ‘DSP and Microcontrollers’.

 

2000

Selection  as a centre for  Special Manpower Development Programme(SMDP) in VLSI .

 

2005

Visit by the NBA Team, Accredited 3 years.

Starting of M.S.(by Research) Programme.

 

2005

First prize (US$1500) and second

 prize (US$1000) won by students in Altera SoPC Design contest.

 

2006

The First Indian patent granted  for a design to an  ECE  faculty.

2008

ECE faculty won the “Best Ph.D. Thesis”  award  in   Engineering stream.

 

2009

Two VLSI test chips in UMC 180nm fabricated under   India chip program.

2010

Starting  of collaboration with University ofSaskatchewan, Canada. The First Canadian  Common wealth Fellowship for 6 months granted to a Ph.D. student.

 

2010

First UK-INDIA collaborative projects for £21000   sanctioned under UKIERI Scheme. Paves way for collaboration between  NIT-T &  University of  Edinburgh, UK.

 

2012

Collaboration with State Univ. of New York & GeorgiaTech, USA on Electronic packaging  initiated.

 

2013

 

Two VLSI test chips fabricated in 180 nm technology  from IMEC, Belgium.

 

2014

 

Visit by the NBA Team, Accredited 2 years

           (Washington Accord)

 

2014

Critical Review Meeting conducted  on  20th October 2014   by Prof.S.Raghavan , Scientific Secretary, Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India.  Dr.Uday B.Desai , Director  IIT Hyderabad.

2014


Selection  as a centre for  Chip to System (C2S) under Special Manpower Development Programme (SMDP)in VLSI.

 

2015

Institute set up “Internet of Things’ (IoT) Innovation Centre”, the ECE department played a pivotal role in creation of this central facility and mentoring the students

 

2015

 

Head of the Department (Previous):

 

Name

Year

Dr. P. Ramakrishna Rao

1982

Dr. P. Ramakrishna Rao

1983

Dr. A.L. Abdulsattar

1992

Dr. P. Ramakrishna Rao

1995

Dr. M. J. S. Rangachar

1997

Dr. M. J. S. Rangachar

1998

Dr. N. Kalyanasundaram

1999

Dr. N. Kalyanasundaram

2003

Dr. N. Kalyanasundaram

2004

Dr. N. Kalyanasundaram

2006

Dr. B. Venkataramani

2007

Dr. B. Venkataramani

2008

Dr. B. Venkataramani

2009

Prof. P. Somaskandan

2010

Prof. P. Somaskandan

2011

Prof. P. Somaskandan

2012

Prof. P. Somaskandan

2013

Dr. D. Sriram Kumar

May 2013 to August 2013(In-charge)

Dr. D. Sriram Kumar

2014(February)

Dr. D. Sriram Kumar

2015

Dr. D. Sriram Kumar

 To Till date

Contact Address

The Head of Department,
Electronics and Communication Engineering Department,
National Institute Of Technology,
Tiruchirappalli - 620 015.
Phone : +91 431 2503301
Fax : +91 431 2500133