Electronics & Communication Engineering

About the Departemnt
The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering offers:
  • Undergraduate Program with an intake of 180 students.
  • Postgraduate Program in Digital Electronics & Communication, with an intake of 25 students.
  • Postgraduate Program in VLSI Design & Embedded Systems with an intake of 18 students.

The Department is recognized as:
  • Research Centre by V.T.U. and offers part time and full time Ph.D. Programs.
  • Nodal centre for Virtual Laboratory by MHRD, New Delhi under National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal.

The Department has well qualified and experienced faculty members. It has state of art laboratories such as VLSI Lab with Cadence EDA Tool, Digital System Design Lab, Digital Signal Processing Lab, Advanced Communication Lab and Research Lab.

HOD's MESSAGE

Dr. Rekha Bhandarkar
Professor & Head
Department of ECE
Electronics and Communication Engineering is one of the most promising areas of modern innovations that provides excellent career opportunities in various sectors of industry.

The Department has a fine blend of a team of qualified and experienced faculty and staff members. The available diversity of expertise of the faculty along with the state-of-art laboratories, high-end computers with high speed internet connectivity ensures world-class standard of education delivered. The Department not only imparts technical and ethical values to the students but also provides a platform to show-case their talents. ELECSA, the student forum of the department along with different clubs like Medical Electronics Club, Embedded Systems Cluband interdisciplinary clubs like Robotics, Aero Club, IoT Club etc. encourage students not only to gain confidence and become skilled engineering professionals but also contribute to their overall development. The Department regularly arranges Conferences, FDPs, Workshops, Expert Lectures and Training Programs on state of the art Technology for the benefit of the students and staff.

The student projects are carried out under the able guidance of faculty members in the department either in-house or in industry. I am happy to mention that the department is a part StudSat-2 Consortium, wherein the students are developing twin nanosatellites under the guidance of faculty and ISRO, Bengaluru. Students are also offered research internships in and outside the campus during vacations. The department has active MoUs with Industries, Universities and Govt. Organizations.

Although we have a long way to go, we are sure that we are on the right path to reach our goal. We wish to continue imparting value added technical education to youngsters that would certainly make this world a better place to live in.


Vision of the Department

Empowering people, Partnering in community development and achieving expertise in the field of Electronics and Communication.

Mission of the Department

To impart effective knowledge of state of the art technology in the field of Electronics and Communication that contributes to the socio-economic development and to generate technical manpower with high degree of credibility, integrity and ethical standards by providing vibrant learning environment.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs- UG)

1. The graduate should have effective foundation in mathematics, science as well as other relevant disciplines and a strong foundation in Electronics and Communication Engineering.
2. The graduate will inculcate effective communication skills, teamwork, lifelong learning and leadership in preparation for a successful career in industry and academia with credibility, integrity and ethics.
3. The graduate will be able to design and develop innovative system that contribute to socio-economic development.

Program Outcomes (POs- UG)
Engineering Graduates will be able to:

Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an electronics and communication engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex electronics and communication engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.

Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex electronics and communication engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration.

Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.

Modern tool usage: Select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.

The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.

Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.

Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.

Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

Communication: Communicate effectively on engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.

Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change in the field of electronics and communication.

Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

The student should be able to:

1. Understand the concepts and applications in the field of communication, signal processing, VLSI, embedded systems, power electronics and control systems.
2. Effectively apply the domain knowledge to arrive at optimum solutions to real time applications.
3. Apply acquired skills in project management and execution to Electronics and Communication systems.

Faculty Details
Faculty Details Area of Interest
Dr. Rekha Bhandarkar
M.Tech.,Ph.D.
Professor & Head
Digital Electronics
rekhabhandarkar@nitte.edu.in
VLSI, Embedded Systems, VHDL, Verilog Signal Processing, Microprocessors & Microcontroller
Dr.M. K. Parasuram
M.E., Ph.D.
Professor & Director
Power Electronics
parasuram@nitte.edu.in
Power Electronics, Analog Electronics and Digital Electronics
Dr.Krishna Shenai
M.E.,Ph.D.
Professor & Director (R&D)
Electrical Engineering
kshenai@nitte.edu.in
Signal Processing, Communication Systems and Power & Energy System
Dr. K. Rajesh Shetty
M.Tech., Ph.D.
Professor & Dean (AAA)
Digital Electronics & Advanced Communication
krshetty@nitte.edu.in
Communication Systems, Wireless Communication, MIMO Systems, Error Control Coding, Space Time Code
Dr. K. V. S. S. S. S. Sairam
M.Tech., Ph.D.
Professor
Industrial Electronics
drsairam@nitte.edu.in
Optical Communications & Wireless Communications
Dr. Veena Devi Shastrimath V.
M.Tech., Ph.D.
Professor
Digital Electronics & Advanced Communications
veenadevi@nitte.edu.in
Image Processing, Remote Sensing, Digital Communication, Electromagnetic Theory and Antennas
Dr. Ananth A. G.
M.Sc., Ph.D.
Professor
Physics
ananthag@nitte.edu.in
Satellite Communication, Space sciences, Remote sensing, Cryptography & Network Security, Medical Image/Signal Processing, Advanced Medical Instrumentation, Signal Compression Techniques
Dr. K. S. Shivaprakasha
M.Tech., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Digital Electronics & Communication Systems
shivaprakasha.ks@nitte.edu.in
Wireless Sensor Networks, Information Theory & Coding, Network Security
Dr. Krishnananda Shet
M.Tech., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Digital Electronics and Communication
konikrishna@nitte.edu.in
Antennas & Embedded Systems
Dr. Usha Desai
M.Tech., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Digital Electronics and Communication
usha.nmamit@nitte.edu.in
Biomedical Signal Processing, Multimedia Communication, DSP
Mr. Durgaprasad
M.E., (Ph.D.)
Associate Professor
Power Electronics
durgaprasad@nitte.edu.in
Wireless Sensor Networks, Antenna
Mrs. Shrividya G.
M.Tech., (Ph.D.)
Associate Professor
Digital Electronics and Communication
shrividyagp@nitte.edu.in
Digital Communication, Microwave devices & Communication, Image Processing, Advanced Signal Processing, Probability & Random Processors
Mrs. Sushma P. S.
M.Tech., (Ph.D.)
Associate Professor Microelectronics
pssushma@nitte.edu.in
Analog & Mixed Signal VLSI Design, Biomedical Signal Processing & Instrumentation
Mrs. Padmavathi K.
M.Tech., (Ph.D.)
Associate Professor
Digital Electronics and Communication
padmavathik@nitte.edu.in
Analog Electronics, Signal Processing (DSP, S & S), Image Processing, Linear Algebra, Control Systems
Mrs. Prabha Niranjan
M.Tech., (Ph.D.)
Associate Professor
Digital Electronics and Communication
prabhan@nitte.edu.in
Embedded Systems, Microcontroller, ITC, Analog Electronics, Control Systems
Mr. Sukesh Rao M.
M.Tech., (Ph.D.)
Associate Professor
Digital Electronics and Communication
sukesh@nitte.edu.in
Analog Electronics, Digital Signal Processing, Embedded System Design
Mr. Subramanya Bhat
M.Tech., (Ph.D.)
Associate Professor
Industrial Electronics
sbhat22@nitte.edu.in
Signal processing, Image processing , Power electronics and Multimedia systems
Mr. Mahaveera K.
M.Tech., (Ph.D.)
Assistant Professor Gd III
Microelectronics and VLSI Design
mahaveera_nmamit@nitte.edu.in
VLSI, Verilog, VHDL, Computer Networking, Microprocessors & Microcontrollers
Mrs. Sunitha Lasrado
M.Tech., (Ph.D.)
Assistant Professor Gd III
Microelectronics & Control Systems
sunithadsouza@nitte.edu.in
VLSI, Embedded System, VHDL, Verilog Computer Arch., DSD, Microprocessors & Controllers
Mrs. Vidya Kudva
M.Tech., (Ph.D.)
Assistant Professor Gd III
Digital Electronics and Communication
vidyakudva@nitte.edu.in
Analog Electronics, Image Processing, Control System, Communication (Analog & Digital), Linear Integrated Circuits.
Mr. Satheesh Rao
M.Tech.
Assistant Professor Gd-III
VLSI Design
satheesh.rao@nitte.edu.in
VLSI, VHDL/Verilog based System Design Processing
Dr. Ashish Singh
M.Tech., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Gd-III
Electronics and Communication
ashishsingh@nitte.edu.in
Micro strip Patch Antenna, Optical Communication, Millimeter waves
Dr. Ansal V.
M.Tech., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Gd-III
Power and Energy System
ansal.v@nitte.edu.in
Power Electronics, Power Quality, Embedded Systems
Dr. Jagadeesh V. K.
M.Tech., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Gd-III
Microwave & TV Engineering
vkjagadeesh@nitte.edu.in
Free space optics, optical communication, hybrid RF-FSO, Under water optical communication, wireless communication
Mr. Ravindra K. S.
M.Tech.
Assistant Professor Gd-II
Digital Electronics and Communication
ravindraks@nitte.edu.in
Analog Electronics, Computer Networks, VHDL, Real Time Systems, Operating System
Mr. Pradyumna G. R.
M.Tech.
Assistant Professor Gd-II
Digital Electronics and Communication
pradyumna@nitte.edu.in
Cryptography, C++, JAVA, VHDL, Verilog, 8051, 8086, Digital Electronics
Mrs. Roopa Hegde
M.Tech., (Ph.D.)
Assistant Professor Gd-II
Digital Electronics and Communication
roopahegde@nitte.edu.in
Digital Electronics, Network Analysis, Electromagnetic Theory, Image Processing
Mrs. Charishma
M.Tech.
Assistant Professor Gd-II
Microelectronics and Control Systems
shettycharishma@nitte.edu.in
Control Systems, Image Processing, Digital Electronics, Network Analysis, IT
Mrs. Niju Rajan
M.Tech.
Assistant Professor Gd-II
Microelectronics and Control Systems
nijurajan@nitte.edu.in
Analog Electronics, Digital Electronics, Control Systems, MEMS
Mrs. Shubha B.
M.Tech.
Assistant Professor Gd-II
Digital Electronics and Communication System
shubhab@nitte.edu.in
Signal Processing, Microcontroller, Digital Electronics, Linear Algebra, Embedded System
Mr. Anil Kumar Bhat
M.Tech.
Assistant Professor Gd-II
Digital Electronics and Communication System
anilkumarbhat@nitte.edu.in
Digital Electronics, Analog Electronics Circuits, Digital Design
Mr. Shivakumar B. R.
M.Tech., (Ph.D.)
Assistant Professor Gd-II
Digital Electronics and Communication Systems
shivkumarbr@nitte.edu.in
Image Processing, Digital Communication, Power Electronics, Microprocessors
Mr. Harsha M. P.
M.Tech. (Ph.D.)
Assistant Professor Gd-II
Industrial Electronics
hareeshparasuram41@gmail.com
Power electronics, Analog electronics and Communication systems.
Mrs. Deepa K.
M.Tech.
Assistant Professor Gd-I
Communication Engineering
k.deepa7@nitte.edu.in
Communication, Digital Electronics
Mr. Dileep Kumar M. J.
M.Tech., (Ph.D.)
Assistant Professor Gd I
Digital Electronics & Communication
dileepmj@nitte.edu.in
Cryptography, VHDL, 8051, 8086, C++, Verilog
Mr. Sudarshana
M.Tech.
Assistant Professor Gd I
Power Electronics & Control Systems
sudarshan.rao@nitte.edu.in
Power Electronics, Analog & Digital System Design, Embedded System
Mrs. Anupama B.
M.Tech.
Assistant Professor Gd I
Digital Electronics & Communication
anupamaece@nitte.edu.in
Analog Electronic Circuits, Control Systems, Digital Electronics, Transmission Lines
Mr. Karthik
M.Tech.
Assistant Professor Gd I
Digital Electronics & Communication
karthikamin@nitte.edu.in
Analog Electronics, Digital Electronics, HDL, Embedded Systems, Software Programming
Mrs. Nagapriya Kamath K.
M.Tech.
Assistant Professor Gd I
Electronics
nagapriyakamath@nitte.edu.in
Analog Electronics, Image & Signal Processing
Mrs. Ramya Shetty
M.Tech.
Assistant Professor Gd I
Digital Electronics
ramyahegdep@nitte.edu.in
Digital Electronics, Analog Electronics, Antennas, Transmission Lines
Mr. Prajwal Hegde N.
M.Tech., (Ph.D.)
Assistant Professor Gd I
Digital Electronics & Communication
prajwal.hegde@nitte.edu.in
VHDL, C++, Data Structures using C++, Cryptography, Embedded Systems
Ms. Anusha R.
M.Tech., (Ph.D.)
Assistant Professor Gd I
VLSI & Embedded Systems
anushar@nitte.edu.in
VLSI, Embedded Systems, Computer Networking, Digital Electronics
Mrs. Ashwini K.
M.Tech.
Assistant Professor Gd I
Microelectronics & Control Systems
ashwinik@nitte.edu.in
Embedded Systems, Computer Communication Networks, HDL
Mr. Bommegowda
M.Tech., (Ph.D.)
Assistant Professor Gd I
Power Electronics
bggowda_kbl@nitte.edu.in
Communication, Power Electronics, Digital Electronics
Mrs. Amrutha D. Pai
M.Tech.
Assistant Professor Gd-I
Digital Electronics and Communication
amruthapai@nitte.edu.in
MATLAB,VLSI,VHDL, Digital Electronics, Image Processing, Error Control Coding
Mrs. Shankari N.
M.Tech.
Assistant Professor Gd I
Digital Electronics & Communication
shankarimn@nitte.edu.in
Digital Electronics, VHDL
Ms. Harshitha Bhat
M.Tech.
Assistant Professor Gd I
Digital Electronics & Communication
harshithabhat@nitte.edu.in
Image processing
Mrs. Vaishali Y Suvarna
M.Tech.
Assistant Professor Gd I
Digital Electronics & Communication
suvarnavaishali@nitte.edu.in
Bio medical image processing
Ms. Kavitha S.
M.Tech.(Ph.D)
Assistant Professor Gd I
Digital Electronics & Communication
kavitha@nitte.edu.in
Communication, signal processing and embedded systems
Ms. Lavanya B. L.
M.Tech.
Assistant Professor Gd I
VLSI Design & Embedded Systems
lavanyabl@nitte.edu.in
VLSI, ES and Signal processing

Domains of Expertise
  • Communication
  • Signal Processing
  • VLSI Design
  • Embedded Systems
  • Wireless Networks
  • Power Electronics
  • Control Systems

Major Laboratories
The Department has well-equipped state of the art Laboratories which include:
Laboratory Floor Area (Sq.m)
Power Electronics Lab 87.39
Project Lab-1 86.27
Digital Signal Processing Lab 71.07
HDL / Microprocessor & Microcontroller Lab 77.59
Project Lab-2 81.28
Digital Electronic Circuits Lab 84.68
Analog Electronic Circuits Lab - 1 74.21
Communication & Microwave Lab 93.28
VLSI Lab 116
ARM Lab 116
Analog Electronics KLab - 2 80
Research Lab 112

Major Equipment
  • VSWR Meter
  • Digital Storage Oscilloscope 1 GHz
  • Microwave Signal Generator
  • 48 Channel Pattern Generator & Logic Analyzer
  • PCB Drilling Machine
  • PCB Cutting Machine
  • Soldering and Desoldering Station
  • Advanced Embedded Evaluation Kit with GSM/GPRS
  • 8051 Kit
  • High Voltage DC Power Supply
  • DSP 6713 with CCStudio USB Port
  • Antenna Setup
  • Bluetooth Training Solution
  • DSP Debugger Kit with Serial Port
  • Virtex II Pro FPGA
  • Calibrating Equipment
  • Image Developer’s Kit
  • ARM Kit
  • FPGA Board
Computer Software
Name of the Software Users/Number
LABVIEW (Campus License) 10
MatLab R2016b 40
Cadence 40
Xilinx v13.2 40
Computers HP/Acer Make (i3, i5 Systems) 190

Consultancy Capabilities
  • Signal Processing
  • Medical Image Processing
  • Embedded Systems
Major Industrial Consultancy
Sl.No. Industry Area of Interaction Faculty
1 IMEDRIX Systems Pvt. Ltd. Bengaluru Consultancy – Beat Classification Algorithms for ECG Signals Dr. RekhaBhandarkar
Dr. K. S. Shivaprakasha
2 KSHEMA Mangalore Consultancy – Development of a CPR Training Device Dr. RekhaBhandarkar
3 KSHEMA Mangalore Consultancy – Development of Trainer Stethescope Dr. K. S. Shivaprakasha
Dr. Ashish Singh
Mr. Pradyumna G. R.

Sponsored Ongoing R&D Projects
Completed
  • Optimal Strategies for Data Communication in Wireless Networks – Dr. K. V. S. S. S. S. Sairam and Dr. K. S. Shivaprakasha – Rs. 0.7 Lakh
  • Embedded System Design for Position and Force Control of Dual Actuated System - Mrs. PrabhaNiranjan – Rs. 0.7 Lakh
Ongoing
  • Ultra WidebandMicrostripPatch Antenna for Wireless Communication – Dr. Ashish Singh– Rs. 19 Lakh
  • Efficient Data Transmission Over ResourceConstrained Wireless Networks- Dr.RekhaBhandarkar and Dr. K. S. Shivaprakasha – Rs. 1.85 Lakh
Research Publications
  • 80 Publications (2013-17)
  • Scopus Indexed -22
MoUs
  • STUDSAT-2 Project with ISRO, Bengaluru
  • Ritsumeikan University, Japan
  • IMEDRIX Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru
  • Foremen Training Institute, Bengaluru
  • Lamina Springs, Mangalore
Books/Chapter Publications
• Information Theory and Coding by Dr. K. S. Shivaprakasha, Wiley (India) Publications, New Delhi, 2015. ISBN: 9788126553051
• Teaching & Techniques in Technical Education (One chapter) by Dr.RekhaBhandarkar, Anmol, New Delhi.ISBN 13:9788126122905.
• Optical Communications by Dr. K. V. S. S. S. S. Sairam, Laxmi Publications, New Delhi, 2007.
• Basic Electrical and Electronics Engineering by Dr. K. V. S. S. S. S. Sairam, Mani Krishna Publications, 2001.
Student Activities
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering Student Association (ELECSA) is a student association of the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering.
  • Students have participated and won prizes in various technical events conducted by IITs, NITs, Universities, Texas Instruments & other recognized Institutions and Industries.
  • Students have published papers in International and National Conferences associated with premiere professional bodies like IEEE and also with Elsevier publications.
  • Various technical events are conducted by the students during Tech-Nidarshan a National Level Annual Technical Fest, at the Institution.
  • Crack the Campus is an activity where senior students train junior students on career aspects.
  • Department conducts Audit Courses, Skill Development Programs andValue Added Courses to cater to student diversity.
  • Invited talks, workshops and seminars are conducted regularly involving resource persons from reputed Institutions, Industry and R&D organizations.
  • Students reinforce their domain knowledge through regular Industrial Visits.
  • Students undergo Industrial Internship during vacation.
  • Students attend Summer Research Internships in the Institution.
Department Library / E-Learning Center
  • More than 400 titles with more than 900 volumes are available in the Department Library for the use of Faculty and Students.
  • More than 1500 e-learning videos from NPTEL and MIT Courseware are available.
  • Faculty and students can access IEEE - IEL Online Journals / IEEE - IEL Online Conference Proceedings / Elsevier Science / Springer E-books Journals / Taylor & Francis from the Central Library.
Best Practices
  • Project based learning is incorporated in one course every semester.
  • Project exhibitions are conducted to showcase projects.
  • Challenge of the week – A Circuit Design/ Debugging activity.
Placement and Higher Studies Details
  • The Institution has a central Placement Department which assists the students towards campus recruitments.
  • Department also provides placement assistance by conducting soft skill courses.
  • Good number of core companies and mass recruiters visit the campus and recruit the students every year.
  • The Institution and the Department provide assistance to students to pursue higher studies by conductingcoaching for GATE and Civil Service Exams.
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Recent Events & Activities


Industrial Visit to Keltron, Kerala, 24th August 2016

A talk by Mr. Oswald Sunil, NXP semiconductor, 21st August 2016

Workshop on "Virtual Laboratory" , 01-02 December 2016

Workshop on "Handson Training on MATLAB" , 06-07 Feb 2017

Industrial Visit to Indian Meteorological Department, 10 Feb 2017

Skype Presentation on “Image Processing with Python”, 22 Feb 2017

Technical Talk by Dr. G. N. Rathna, IISc, Bengaluru, 23 Feb 2017

National Conference on Emerging Trends in Wireless Communication & Signal Processing (Funded by ISRO, Bengaluru), 17-18 Mar 2017