Electronics & Communication Engineering


To be a renowned department for education in Electronics and Communication Engineering in Karnataka state, moulding students into professional engineers.


  • To provide teaching – learning process in Electronics and Communication Engineering that will make students competitive and innovative to adapt to needs of industry and higher learning.
  • To imbibe professional ethics, team spirit and leadership qualities to succeed in changing technological world.
  • To inculcate empathy for societal needs and concern for environment in engineering design and practice.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

After 2/3 years of graduation, the students will have the ability to:

  1. Analyze, design and implement solutions in Electronics and Communication Engineering and adapt to changes in technology by self /continuous learning.
  2. Engage in higher learning and contribute to technological innovations.
  3. Work with professional ethics as an individual or as a team player to realize the goals of the project or the organization.
  4. Work with respect for societal values and concern for environment in implementing engineering solutions.

Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

ECE graduates will be able to:

1.       Analyze and design analog & digital circuits or systems for a given specification and function.

2.      Implement functional blocks of hardware-software co-designs for signal processing and communication applications.

Program Outcomes (POs)

Engineering Graduates will be able to:

  1. Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  2. Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  3. Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  4. 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.
  5. Modern tool usage: Create, 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  9. Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  10. Communication: Communicate effectively on complex 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.

About the Department


The department of Electronics and Communication Engineering was established in the year 2001, with a present intake of 120 and staff student ratio 1:16. It has well experienced and dedicated faculty with qualifications obtained from premier research institute like the Indian Institute of Science. Many of them also possess rich industrial experiences from organizations like ITI, Mindtree,ISRO, Infosys etc., and the average experience is 15 years. The faculty are putting integrated efforts to groom students in a good academic and research ambiance. Measures are also taken to develop students with abilities for life-long learning.

The conducive environment has enabled most of its students pass in distinctions with cent percent pass percentage. The placements have been excellent with several reputed companies like National Instruments, Mentor Graphics, TCS, Accenture etc, visiting us for campus recruitments. The outstanding performances have enabled a large number of students acquire admissions to M.S degree programs in reputed international universities as well.

The Department of ECE has got NBA accreditation for three academic years (2018-21) for excellent infrastructure and its quality in teaching-learning process, faculty contributions and students performance.

 About the Head of the Department:


Dr. P A Vijaya obtained BE degree from MCE Hassan, ME & Ph.D from IISc Bengaluru.She has 32 years of teaching experience with 112 publications in reputed International Journals & Conferences. Two research scholars have obtained Ph.D degree  & one industry expert have obtained M.Sc Engg degree from VTU under her guidance.She is currently guiding 6 research scholars in the area of Pattern Recognition, Image Processing & Real Time Embedded Systems. She is a member of IEEE,ISTE & IACSIT. She has worked as BOE chairman, BOS & LIC member in VTU. She joined as Professor in the Department of ECE, BNMIT on 1.2.2013 and is heading the department from 23.1.2016. She has given more than 20 technical talks in conferences, workshops and FDPs and has chaired the technical sessions in more than 20 international conferences.

Courses Offered         :

      • B.E in Electronics and Communication Engineering (120 Intake)
      • M. Tech in VLSI Design and Embedded systems (24 Intake)
      • Ph.D and M.Sc (Engg), broadly in the areas Sensors,Communication, Image processing,Pattern recognition,Real time embedded systems and VLSI Design

Staff Details:

      • Number of teaching staff    -  33  (Prof: 05; Associate Prof: 9; Assistant Prof: 20)
      • PhDs  -  09
      • Pursuing PhD   - 16
      • Average experience of staff  - 15 Years
      • Staff with industrial experience  - 08
      • Technical ,supporting & Maintenance  staff  -  19

Research Activities:

The department has an R & D center recognized by VTU. It is empowered by 4 research guides  with rich industrial and academic experience. .

The thrust areas majority include Conductive Polymers, MEMS, VLSI Optical Fiber Communication, Image processing, Pattern recognition, Real Time applications, Wireless Sensor Networks & Advanced Instrumentation. Several years of research has resulted in a large number of publications in National & International Journals & Conferences.

  • Dr. Yasha Jyothi Sirur , Dr. Veena S Chakravarthi, Dr. M S Suresh have applied for patent  with patent no. 201641022110 for the research  title ” Method ,System  and Apparatus for Asynchronous SOC testing and Validation”.
      • Research publications  [From 2015  till date]

       International Journal                 : 76

       International Conferences        : 17

  • Technical books authored   :10

Research Grants

  • Rs.20 Lakhs from VGST, GoK, 2012-15
  • Rs.17 Lakhs from VTU, 2012-14

Conferences/Workshops/FDPs conducted–Details from 2013

    • International Conference ”VCASAN” during 17 -19 July 2013.
    • FDP “Electronic Communication & Trends” during 19-23 Jan 2015.
    • FDP “ARM Cortex M3” during 08-14 Jan 2016.
    • FDP “Computer & Wireless Networks” during 11-16July 2016.
    • FDP on “Physical Design challenges in DSM Node VLSI systems”, during 16th – 21st January 2017
    • FDP on “MSP430 Microcontroller and Its Applications” during 31st July, – 5th August, 2017.
    •  Two  days students workshop for skill development on “ MSP430   Microcontroller” in association with Jyothi Embedded Labs at BNMIT   on 14th & 15th October 2017

» Innovative Teaching

» Skill Development Program ECE

Staff Achievements.

Dr. P. A. Vijaya- is nominated as a BOS member for ECE/TCE board of VTU, Belgaum for the duration 2016-2018.

- Her bio-data has been published in “Marquis Who’s Who – Science and Engineering”. She has obtained best project and best teacher awards.

Dr. Yasha Jyothi Sirur , Dr. Veena S Chakravarthi, Dr. M S Suresh  applied for patent  with patent no. 201641022110 for the title ” Method ,System  and Apparatus for Asynchronous SOC testing and Validation”.

Mrs. Bindu S, Mr. Subodh Kumar Panda and Mrs. Rekha P, received PDC for their Ph.D work from VTU, Belgaum under the guidance of Dr. M. S. Suresh, Dean, BNMIT.

Mrs. Bhuvana Suganthi completed her Ph.D defence – “High Reliable Mobile Computing in Distributed th Systems” on 8 Sept 2018, under the guidance of Dr. R. Manjunath.

Mr Venkatrao.P  is waiting for defence for their Ph.D work.

Mr. N. Sheshaprasad, Mr. Kiran K N and Mrs. Chaitra N., successfully completed their pre Ph.D Comprehensive viva voce examination during June-Oct 2017.

Mrs. Chaitra N, visited and worked at AU MRI Research Center, Auburn University, USA during July 2017, to carry out a part of the collaborative research under Dr. Gopikrishna Deshpande, Associate Professor, Auburn University for her Ph.D work.

Mrs. Rekha P & Mr. Subodh Kumar Panda received best paper award for the paper titled, “Pencil Drawn Films as Ammonia Gas Sensors”, presented in the conference IEEE-ICSPACE,

  • Smt Yasha Jyothi Sirur got Best Presenter award at Bangkok conference
  • Smt Veena S Murthy got Best Paper award at VIT.
  • Smt Prabhavathi got Best Paper & Best Presentation award at INCOH
  • Smt Chaitra N obtained 1st rank in M.Tech,Best Paper award in VCASAN, Best Faculty             award
  • Smt Bindu S has obtained 2nd rank in M.Tech
  • Sri N.SheshaPrasad   has obtained 2nd rank in M.Tech.
  • Smt Rashmi S Bhaskar  has obtained 3rd rank in M.Tech
  • Smt Ashwini S Savanth  has obtained 1st rank in M.Tech & 2nd rank in B.E
  • Smt Lakshmi Bhaskar  has obtained 2nd rank & Gold Medal in M.Tech

Professional Bodies

BNMIT Electronics and Telecommunication Association (BETA)

BETA – The “BNMIT Electronics and Telecommunication Association” has been established with a mission to impart additional knowledge to the students of the Dept of ECE and TCE. It was formulated on the 10th October 2005, nominating all the students of ECE/TCE as members. Sri M.Chandrasekharan, Founder Chairman of impulse software Pvt. Ltd., was the chief guest for the launch program.
The association has been arranging guest lectures, workshops, quizzes, hobby project competitions etc, on a regular basis. And to be more effective, eminent academicians, researchers and industrialists are invited to address the budding engineers. Working in this direction, the main objectives of BETA have been to
• Introduce current industrial trends
• Raise competency spirit
• Impart technical know-how
• Teach team dynamics and
• Prepare students for life-long learning.

ISTE Students’ Chapter
Indian society for Technical Education (ISTE), New Delhi is a professional organization of engineering educators and educational administers. Being the only national organization of educators in the field of engineering and technology, ISTE effectively contributes in various missions of the union government. The Ministry of Human Resource Development, AICTE/DST/MIT/State governments are well associated with the ISTE for program related to technical education.
The major objective of the ISTE is to assist and contribute to the production and development of top quality professionals needed by the industries and other organizations. ISTE is involved in coordinating various quality improvement programs and organizing summer/winter school programs for engineering colleges and polytechnic teachers.
BNM Institute of Technology is an institutional member and has its ISTE students’ chapter since 2005. The ISTE student chapter was inaugurated by Prof. Raghuvir Singh, Program Director and Executive Secretary, ISTE on 30th November 2005.

Talk on “Waste to Wealth” by Sri. Rajeeva Deekshit, Chief Managing Director, M/s. Pyro Ecogreen  Technologies Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore was organized under the ISTE Student Chapter, BNMIT on 27th Oct 2018.

“ISTE Quiz – 2018” was organized by ISTE Student Chapter, BNMIT in association with BNMIT Qth Quotient quiz club for all the first year students on 14 Nov 2018.

 “Industrial Visit” to Viswas Textile Processor, Kumbalgodu, Bangalore was organized as a part of  Induction Program for 1st Semester ECE students by Department of ECE in association with ISTE Student Chapter.

“Industrial Visit” to National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore was organized under ISTE Student  Chapter and EAC for 5th semester students on 14th and 16th Nov 2018 respectively. ·

· “Industrial Visit” to Atria Power, Solar Power Plant, Pavagada, Tumkur was organized under ISTE Student  Chapter for 7th semester students on 15th Nov 2018.

IEEE-BNMIT Students’ Chapter
With the initiative taken by Dr.Veena S.Chakravarthy, Professor, ECE as the Branch Counselor, the IEEE-BNMIT student’s chapter was formally inaugurated on 30th October 2013 by Dr.Anantharamaiah Prabhakar, Managing Director, Enterprise Flow Technosoft Services Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore.Workshops & Technical talks for students & staff of Dept of ECE is being organised from the IEEE BNMIT Students Chapter for which Prof. Bindu.S is present branch councellor.

Workshop on “Design Thinking” by Mrs. Veena R J, PRDC, Bangalore was organized by IEEE-BNMIT  Student Branch on 15th Sept 2018.

Workshop on “Research Methodology” was organized by IEEE-BNMIT Student Branch on 3 and 4 Oct 2018.

“Inquizitive”, a quiz organized by IEEE-BNMIT Student Branch in association with IEEE Bangalore  Section was held at BNMIT on 13 Oct 2018.

“Hackathon” was organized by IEEE-BNMIT Student Branch in association with IEEE Bangalore Section on 14th Oct 2018.

Student Achievements:

    • University Ranks
      • 11 UG Ranks
      • 01 PG Ranks
Chandrakala  C S CSEArchana HariPriya E R
Chandrakala C S – 5th Rank
Lakshmi J- 7th Rank
HariPriya E R-8th Rank
Sowmya R Sharvari B R NiharikaRamachandra Murthy
Sowmya R-5TH Rank
Sharvari B R-7th Rank
NiharikaRamachandra Murthy – 9th Rank
M HanumaTeja Prathima R Shwetha R
M HanumaTeja – 10th Rank
Prathima R- 6th Rank
Shwetha R – 7th Rank
Bindhya Shree V Bhagyalaxmi D. Somayaji Sarah Iram L Indika
Bindhya Shree V- 2nd Rank
Bhagyalaxmi D. Somayaji – 6th Rank
Sarah Iram L Indikar- 3rd Rank
M.Tech ECE – 83.42%


Technical achievements:

  • The project  from 7th sem ECE students - iBrella : A Smart Parasol won 3rd prize at IIT Guwahati. The team – Zeeshan, Sana & Ujjwal  was declared as  ”The best social innovation champions”  by better India!! Also got a cash prize of ₹45,000 .
  • Raghavendra D S, Rishab Bhansali, Vishnu Prasad Bhat, Mohan D of VI ‘C’, won Project Champion award with cash prize of Rs. 10,000 at IPL Summer competition-2018 (College level) on 4th May 2018
  • Deeksha More E K, Divya S, Kalyani G, Gouthami R of VI ‘A’ won Best Project award at 6th semester (College level) with Cash prize of  Rs. 5000 in IPL Summer competition-2018 on 4th May 2018.
  • Kritika M Sharma and Aishwarya A of VIII ‘A’ won 3rd prize for their project at Technovate – 2018, State level Project Model Exhibition and Contest organized by BIT, Bangalore on 2nd May 2018.

Cultural achievements

  • Anirudh Aithal of V’A’ won Gold Medal in Light Vocal Solo at Annual Inter-college VTU Cultural Youth nd th Festival 2018-19 held at BKIT, Bhalki, during 2 to 4 Nov 2018.
  • Shivani Rajan of V ‘B’ won Gold Medal in Western Solo at Annual Inter-college VTU Cultural Youth nd th Festival 2018-19 held at BKIT, Bhalki, during 2 to 4 Nov 2018.
  • Rakshitha, Shreya and Sonika were part of Folk Dance team which won Gold Medal at Annual Internd th college VTU Cultural Youth Festival 2018-19 held at BKIT, Bhalki, during 2 to 4 Nov 2018.
  • Rakshitha A, Pooja R and Anirudh Aithal were part of Indian Group Song Team which won Gold Medal nd th at Annual Inter-college VTU Cultural Youth Festival 2018-19 held at BKIT, Bhalki, during 2 to 4 Nov 2018.
  • Sujatha Kamath and Shivani Rajan were part of Western Group Song Team which won Silver Medal at nd th Annual Inter-college VTU Cultural Youth Festival 2018-19 held at BKIT, Bhalki, during 2 to 4 Nov 2018.
  • Priyanka of V ‘B’ won Bronze Medal in Cartooning at Annual Inter-college VTU Cultural Youth Festival nd th 2018-19 held at BKIT, Bhalki, during 2 to 4 Nov 2018.
  • Anirudh Aithal of V ‘A’ won Bronze Medal in Classical Vocal Solo at Annual Inter-college VTU Cultural nd th Youth Festival 2018-19 held at BKIT, Bhalki, during 2 to 4 Nov 2018.
  • Gowri, Vishnu N and Ganesh Murthy were part of One Act Play team which won Bronze Medal at nd th Annual Inter-college VTU Cultural Youth Festival 2018-19 held at BKIT, Bhalki, during 2 to 4 Nov 2018.
  • Anirudh Aithal of IV ‘A’ won Gold in Classical Vocal Solo at State Level VTU Youth Festival held at Angadi Engineering College Premises, Belagavi, during 11th to 13th April 2018.
  • Rakshitha R, Rakshitha A, Pooja R were part of Indian Group Song team which won Gold at State Level VTU Youth Festival held at Angadi Engineering College Premises, Belagavi, during 11th to 13th April 2018.
  • Ganesh Murthy of VI ‘A’ won Bronze in Percussion(Ghatam) at State Level VTU Youth Festival held at Angadi Engineering College Premises, Belagavi, during 11th to 13th April 2018.
  • Vishnu N of II Sem was part of Skit group which won Bronze at State Level VTU Youth Festival held at Angadi Engineering College Premises, Belagavi, during 11th to 13th April 2018.

Sports achievements

  • Smitha. S Maganti was part of team which won 4 Place in VTU (signal Zone) State Level Lawn Tennis th th (W) Competition 2018 organized by VTU, Belgaum on 29 & 30 Sept 2018.
  • Raksha Ramkumar of VI sem, ECE, won the best player award for table tennis in Jain University Inter Collegiate (VIE 2018) Tournament, organized by S.J.M. Institute of Technology during 25th to 28th January 2018.
  • Raksha Ramkumar and Sowmyashree of VI sem ECE, are the runner ups in State level Inter Collegiate Memorial Tournament BMSCE Kreedotsav, organized by BMSCE, Bangalore during 8th to 10th March 2018.
  • Deeksha More K and team of VI sem ECE were the runner ups in VTU inter Collegiate Bangalore Zone Chess (M & W) Tournament, organized by RVCE, Bangalore on 16th -17th March 2018
  • Shreya Deepak of VIII ‘B’ secured 2nd Place (Silver Medal) in VTU Bangalore Single Zone cross country (M & W) competition -2018 organised by NMAIT Nitte, Mangalore on 27th -28th Feb 2018.