Electronics & Communication Engineering

About the Course:

In modern society, scope of Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE) is very vast that is applied in every field. The Electronics & Communication Engineering Program provides students with a solid scientific/technical background and research capabilities in the design, development and manufacture of electronic devices and systems used in a wide spectrum of applications. From household appliances to sophisticated satellite communication, from electronic ignition to neural networks and signal processing chips,the program integrates academic discipline with project-based engineering applications, classroom learning theory with real world experiences. The program is structured in a way to provide better opportunities in industry and increase confidence and opportunities of employment prospects. The core advantage of this field is to involve in designing and developing complex electronic devices and systems.

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About the Department 

The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, established in the year 2001, has a present intake of 120 students and staff student ratio of 1:16. It has well experienced and dedicated faculty with qualifications obtained from premier research institute like the Indian Institute of Science. The average experience of the faculty members is 15 years.Many  of them possess a rich industrial experience from organizations like ITI, Mindtree, ISRO and Infosys. The faculty members execute 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 propitious environment of the Institution has enabled most of its students to pass with distinction and to maintain high 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 to acquire admissions in M.S degree programs in reputed international universities as well.

Workshops, Seminars and Invited Talks for students and staff are regularly organized in the department for continuous learning and updation of knowledge. Skill development programmes and industrial visits are organized for students. To make the learning process interesting, innovative teaching methods have been adopted by the faculty. For overall development of the students, the department conducts soft skills and personality development classes. Academic performances of the students are excellent with thirteen university ranks since the inception. The students engage themselves in innovative projects in the lab, internship training in industries and academic projects in reputed organizations. The students regularly participate in Technical, Cultural  and Sports events at intra-college and  inter-college level and they have regularly bought laurels to the department.

 

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About 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. Three research scholars have obtained Ph.D degree  & one industry expert has 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 since 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. She is a reviewer for reputed international journals

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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: 19)
  • PhDs  –  09
  • Pursuing Ph.D. – 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 3 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 titled” 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:

Sl.No. Research Area Research Topic Funding Agencies Amount & Year of Sanction
1 Low Power VLSI Low Leaky Standard cell development VTU 17.07 Lakh 2011-2014
2 Optical Fiber Communication Dispersion measurement & Compensation VGST K-FIST 10 Lakh/Year for 2 years 2012-2014

Ph.D Guides in Department:

Sl.No. Name of Faculty Area of Research
1 Dr. P.A.Vijaya Pattern Classification, Image Processing, Embedded & Real Time Systems, Cryptography &Computer Network Protocols
2 Dr. Veena S Chakravarthi VLSI Design & Testing
3 Dr. Basavaraj.INeelgar Antennas & VLSI

 

Faculty who received Ph.D degree during 2018:

Sl.No. Name of Faculty Guide Name  Research Topic
1 Yasha Jyothi. M Shirur Dr. M. S. SureshDr. Veena.S Chakravarthi DFT techniques for Asynchronous dominate SoC.
2 Bindu.S Dr. M. S. Suresh  Characterization of PEDOT-PSS for its usability as flexible strain gauge material
3 Subodh Kumar Panda Dr. M. S. Suresh  Evaluation of quality of peppers(chillies) using electronic sensors
4 Rekha.P Dr. M. S. Suresh Study of PEDOT:PSS sensors for evation of quality of Jasmine aroma.
5 Bhuvana Suganthi Dr.Manjunath High Reliable Mobile Computing in Distributed Systems

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Staff Achievements &  Awards
  • Dr. P. A. Vijaya- was 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 ,Mrs. Rekha P received Doctorate degree for their Ph.D work from VTU, Belgaum under the guidance of Dr. M. S. Suresh.
  • Mrs. Bhuvana Suganthi received Doctorate degree for her Ph.D work from VTU, Belgaum under the guidance of Dr. R. Manjunath.
  • Mr Venkatrao.P  is waiting for defence for his Ph.D work.
  • Mrs. Chaitra.N visited and worked at AU MRI Research Centre, 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.Shesha Prasad   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

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

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Technical Clubs:
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 Student 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 Student Branch:

With the initiative taken by Dr.Veena S.Chakravarthy, Professor, ECE as the Branch Counselor, the IEEE-BNMIT student’s branch 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 branch for which Dr.  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.

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Student Achievements:

The department has obtained 13 VTU Ranks  (12-UG Ranks, 01-PG Rank)

Vaishnavi. B.R – 3rd Rank
2017-18

Prathima R- 6th Rank
2013-14

Niharika R M – 9th Rank
2010-11

Hari Priya E R- 8th Rank
2009-10

Sarah Iram L Indikar- 3rd Rank
M.Tech ECE – 2015-16

Bindhya Shree V- 2nd Rank
2015-16

Shwetha R – 7th Rank
2013-14

Sharvari B R – 7th Rank
2010-11

Lakshmi J- 7th Rank
2008-09

Bhagyalaxmi D S – 6th Rank
2015-16

M HanumaTeja – 10th Rank
2011-12

Sowmya R-5th Rank
2010-11

Chandrakala C S – 5th Rank
2006-07

Technical achievements:
  • The project team members, 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 4thMay 2018
  • Deeksha More E K, Divya S, Kalyani G, Gouthami R of VI ‘A’ as a team, won Best Project award at 6th semester (College level) with Cash prize of  Rs. 5000 in IPL Summer competition-2018 on 4thMay 2018.
  • The project team members, Kritika M Sharma and Aishwarya A of VIII ‘A’ won 3rdprize for their project at Technovate – 2018, at  the  State level Project Model Exhibition and Contest organized by BIT, Bangalore on 2nd May 2018.
  • Zeeshan Saquib, Suhas N. Bhargav, Vishaka Murari VI Sem were one among top 26 projects selected at national level to showcase their project “BlinDar: The invisible eye” at 12th National Innovation  Challenge, IIT Delhi during 14th -15th July 2017.
  • The project  from 7th sem ECE students –iBrella : A Smart Parasol won 3rd prize at IIT Guwahati during 31st Aug – 3rd Sept 2017. The team – Zeeshan, Sana & Ujjwal  was declared as  ”The best social innovation champions”  by better India!! The team also received a cash prize of Rs 45,000 .
  • Kritika M Sharma, Aishwarya A, Dr. Yasha Jyothi M Shirur published a journal titled “Power Efficient Destination Address Generator of Direct Memory Access Controller in Multiprocessor SoC” in IJIRCCE, Vol. 5, Issue: 7th, July 2017.
  • Akhila K, Karuna N, Kavya C, Dr. Yasha Jyothi M Shirur published a journal titled, “Design and implementation of Power Efficient Linear Feedback Shift Register for BIST using Verilog” in IJIRCCE, Vol. 5, Issue: 7th, July 2017.
  • Tejas C, Tejashwini V, Shuvankar Dhal & Sirisha P.S. of VII Sem presented a paper titled, “Flex controlled robotic arm for the amputees”, in ICCES 2017 organized by PPG Institute of Technology, Coimbatore during 19th -20th  Oct 2017.
  • Zeeshan Saquib, Sana Anaum & Ujjwal S of VII Sem presented a paper titled, “iBrella: A Smart Parasol”, in ICICI 2017 organized by Ranganathan Engineering College, Coimbatore during 23rd -24th November 2017.
Sports achievements:
  • S Maganti was part of team which won 4th Place in VTU (signal Zone) State Level Lawn Tennis (W) Competition 2018 organized by VTU, Belgaum on 29th & 30th Sept 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 – 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 2ndPlace (Silver Medal) in VTU Bangalore Single Zone cross country (M & W) competition -2018 organised by NMAIT Nitte, Mangalore on 27th -28th Feb 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 – 28th January 2018.
  • Raksha Ramkumar & Sowmyashree, of V sem are the runners up in VTU Intercollegiate Bangalore Central Zone Table tennis tournament, organized by HKBKCET Bangalore on 28th and 29th August 2017.
  • Shreya Deepak of VII sem, won 2nd and 3rd place in 200 mtrs Fly and 400 mtrs Medley in VTU State level Swimming Competition, organized by BNMIT, on 30th August 2017.
  • Raksha Ramkumar & Sowmyashree, of V sem are the runners up in VTU Inter Zone Table Tennis (women) Competition, organized by RLJIT, Doddaballapur, during 31st August to 1st September 2017.
  • Ujwal S of VII sem & Raksha Ramkumar of V sem, are the winners in VTU Inter Zone Lawn Tennis  Tournament, organized by VVCE Mysore during 12th – 14th September 2017.
  • Shreya Deepak of VII sem secured Gold Medal in 5000 mtrs, 10000 mtrs, 21km Half Marathon in VTU Inter – Collegiate Athletic Meet organized by Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum  during 2nd –  6th November 2017. 
Cultural achievements:
  • Anirudh Aithal of V sem won Gold Medal in Light Vocal Solo at Annual Inter-college VTU Cultural Youth Festival 2018-19 held at BKIT, Bhalki, during 2nd – 4th Nov 2018.
  • Shivani Rajan of V sem won Gold Medal in Western Solo at Annual Inter-college VTU Cultural Youth Festival 2018-19 held at BKIT, Bhalki, during 2nd – 4th Nov 2018.
  • Rakshitha, Shreya and Sonika were part of Folk Dance team which won Gold Medal at Annual Inter college VTU Cultural Youth Festival 2018-19 held at BKIT, Bhalki, during 2nd – 4th Nov 2018.
  • Rakshitha A, Pooja R and Anirudh Aithal were part of Indian Group Song Team which won Gold Medal at Annual Inter-college VTU Cultural Youth Festival 2018-19 held at BKIT, Bhalki, during 2nd  – 4th Nov 2018.
  • Sujatha Kamath and Shivani Rajan were part of Western Group Song Team which won Silver Medal at Annual Inter-college VTU Cultural Youth Festival 2018-19 held at BKIT, Bhalki, during 2nd – 4th Nov 2018.
  • Priyanka of V sem won Bronze Medal in Cartooning at Annual Inter-college VTU Cultural Youth Festival 2018-19 held at BKIT, Bhalki, during 2nd – 4th Nov 2018.
  • Anirudh Aithal of V  sem won Bronze Medal in Classical Vocal Solo at Annual Inter-college VTU Cultural  Youth Festival 2018-19 held at BKIT, Bhalki, during 2nd – 4th Nov 2018.
  • Gowri, Vishnu N and Ganesh Murthy were part of One Act Play team which won Bronze Medal at  Annual Inter-college VTU Cultural Youth Festival 2018-19 held at BKIT, Bhalki, during 2nd – 4th Nov 2018.
  • Anirudh Aithal of IV sem won Gold in the Classical Vocal Solo at State Level VTU Youth Festival held at Angadi Engineering College Premises, Belagavi, during 11th – 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 – 13th April 2018.
  • Ganesh Murthy of VI sem won Bronze in Percussion (Ghatam) at State Level VTU Youth Festival held at Angadi Engineering College Premises, Belagavi, during 11th – 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 – 13th April 2018.
  • Madhuri Kaushik B J of VIII sem won 1st place and Gold medal in Classical Vocal (Solo) at 17th VTU Youth Festival, Yuva Kalanjali, organized by Sir MVIT, Bangalore during 16th -19th March 2017.
  • Ganesh Murthy of  IV Sem won 1st place and Gold medal in Percussion at 17th VTU Youth Festival, Yuva Kalanjali, organized by Sir MVIT, Bangalore during 16th -19th March 2017.

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Innovative Teaching Methods:

Dept of ECE adopts several innovative teaching methods that attract the student’s attention in the classroom,makes them interested in the subject, creates an eagerness to learn more,stimulates their minds, makes them understand the subject rather than just memorizing it, promotes student interaction and improves student’s ability to apply what they learn. In addition to this, the novel assignments lead to increased student engagement in the class.

The Innovative teaching  methods followed for various courses  are:
Basic Electronics –  II Sem  

Quiz

Crossword
Management & Entrepreneurship –   V ECE

Creativity Unlimited

Do It Yourself

Green Box

Story Telling

Dumb Charades

Google It

Build & Learn

Team building

Information Theory & Coding –  V ECE

Dumb Charades

Digital Communication VI ECE

Story telling

Dumb Charades

Pictionary

Word Search

Principles of Communication Systems  – IV ECE

Dumb Charades

Electronic Instrumentation III ECE
Who am I ? (Quiz)

Open Book Test

Nanoelectronics – V ECE

Crossover Learning

Verilog HDL V ECE

Think out of the box

Open book Quiz

Group activity

Network Security –  VIII ECE

Dumb Charades

Story telling

Image Processing -VII ECE
Crosswords

Quiz (Oral & Written)

Interactive Seminars

Satellite Communication – VI ECE

Crossword

Open book Test

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Results:
Year 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16
Pass percentage 98.47 98.49 98.41
No of students 131 133 126
No.of FCD 108 96 105
No.of FC 19 34 19
No.of SC 2 1 0

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