Electronics and Communication Engineering

ECE dept




  • “To excel in education and research in Electronics & Communication Engineering”.


  • To educate the students with the state of art technologies to meet the growing challenges of the industry.
  • To carry out research through constant interaction with research organizations and industry.
  • To equip the students with strong foundations to enable them for continuing education.


  1. Our Graduates would be successful in Technical and Professional careers.
  2. Our Graduates would be successful in their post-undergraduate studies at leading institutions.


Graduates of Electronics and Communication Engineering Programme will have the ability

  1. To apply the knowledge on Mathematics, Science and Engineering concepts in Complex Engineering problems.
  2. To analyze the complex engineering problems by using the first principles of Mathematics and Engineering fundamentals.
  3. To design a component, a system or process to meet the specific needs within the realistic constraints such as economics, environment, ethics, health, safety and manufacturability.
  4. To perform investigations, design as well as conduct experiments, analyze and interpret the results to provide valid conclusions.
  5. To select and apply appropriate techniques for the design & analysis of systems using modern CAD tools.
  6. To offer engineering solutions to societal problems.
  7. To understand that the solutions have to be provided taking the environmental issues and sustainability into consideration.
  8. To understand professional responsibilities and Ethics.
  9. To function effectively either as a member or a leader in a multi disciplinary activities.
  10. To communicate effectively to both the peers and the others and give as well receive clear instructions.
  11. To apply engineering & management principles in their own / team projects in multidisciplinary environment.
  12. Realize the need for lifelong learning and engage them to adopt technological changes.


Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering was established in the year 1968. It offers a B.Tech programme, two M.Tech programmes, an MS and PhD   programmes. It has dedicated  faculty who interact closely  with alumni in academia and industry in India and abroad in order to make the programmes to meet the aspirations of different stack holders. The faculty have a strong collaboration with foreign universities including Heriot-Watt University, University of Edinburgh, UK, State University of Binghampton, Newyork, Georgia Tech, USA and University of Saskatchewan, Canada. A number of joint publication of papers have resulted out of these interactions.

ECE department is equipped with state of the CAD tools and equipments. UG and PG students are highly innovative and have won several prizes in both national level and international design contests.

ECE department has an excellent placement record which has been consistently above 95 % . Alumni of ECE Dept of NIT-T occupy key positions in industry and are successful as entrepreneurs. ECE department has a strong PhD programme. It has already produced 21 PhDs and PhD thesis of 23 students are under progress.

It offers innovative approaches for teaching-learning and encourages virtual learning in order to tap the potential of its highly successful alumni  spread all over the globe.

The Department has been successfully carrying sponsored research projects since its inception.

Milestones of the Department

1968 : Starting  of  the Undergraduate programme in ECE
1976 : Starting of  M.E. programme in Communication Systems.
1985 : Sanctioning of the 1st sponsored research project
1989 : 1st PhD degree produced
1999 :  Starting of  M.E. Programme in VLSI Systems.
2005 :  Selection as a centre for Special Man power development (SMDP) in VLSI
2006 :  Starting of MS Programme
2010 :  Fabrication of two VLSI test chips in UMC 180nm under India chip program.
2010 :  Starting of collaboration with University of Saskatchewan, Canada
2012 :  Sanctioning of the 1st  UK-India collaborative project under UKIERI Scheme.

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