Instrumentation and Control Engineering

ICE department

The Department of Instrumentation and Control Engineering was established in the year 1993 and the first batch of undergraduate students graduated from the department in the year 1997. After the institute became NIT, the department has grown not only as an esteemed teaching facility but also as a pioneer in field of research. The department offers Under Graduate (UG)- B.Tech., Post Graduate (PG)- M.Tech. in Industrial Automation, and M.Tech. in Process Control and Instrumentation (offered jointly with the dept. of Chemical Engineering) and research programmes- M.S. (by Research) and Ph.D. programmes that provide students with the knowledge and tools they need to succeed in the field of instrumentation and control.

The Department of Instrumentation and Control Engineering has seventeen regular faculty members with teaching and research interests that covers a broad range of fields and  well qualified and experienced technical / supporting staff .

The faculty members are working intensively in network control system, energy harvesting, product development, assistive devices, cyber physical system, next generation controllers, automation for agriculture, smart materials and structures, biomedical instrumentation, path planning algorithms for unmanned vehicles, intelligent control of big data systems.

All the laboratories of the department are very well established with adequate facilities such as sufficient hardware and licensed software with necessary safety measures to cater to the needs of the UG and PG curriculum and research.


To be a world class centre of excellence in Instrumentation and Control Engineering.


  • To inspire the students to realize their aspiration and potential through quality education in Instrumentation and Control Engineering.
  • To enhance knowledge, create passion for learning, foster innovation and nurture talents towards serving the society and the country.
  • To encourage faculty and students to keep in pace with the latest technological developments and to pursue research in those areas.
  • To enable the students to engage themselves in entrepreneurship and product development for the benefit of the global community.


Started B.Tech. (Instrumentation and Control Engineering) 1993
Joint M.Tech. (Process control and Instrumentation) with Chemical Engineering 1999
First Ph.D. awarded in the department through part-time registration 2003
Started regular Ph.D. and M.S. (by Research) 2003
Department became QIP centre for Ph.D. 2006
DST-FIST Sponsored dept. 2008
NBA Accreditation for B.Tech. ICE Programme (5 Years) 2008
Administrative control for M.Tech. (Process control and Instrumentation) June,2014 - May,2016
Started M.Tech in Industrial Automation 2020
NBA Accreditation for B.Tech. ICE Programme (6 Years) 2023


Head of the Department
Department of Instrumentation and Control Engineering
National Institute of Technology
Tiruchirappalli - 620015,
Tamil Nadu, India

Tel: +91-431-2503351    Off: +91-431-2503350
Fax: +91-431-2500133