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 16 years. Many of them possess a rich industrial experience from organizations like ITI, Mindtree, ISRO and Infosys. The aculty 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.
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.
Dr. P A Vijaya obtained BE degree from MCE Hassan, ME & Ph.D from IISc Bengaluru. She has 33 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
The department has an R & D center recognized by VTU. It is empowered by 5 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.
Research publications [From 2016 till date]
Technical books authored: 11
|Sl.No.||Research Area||Research Topic||Funding Agencies||Amount & Year of Sanction|
|1||RF, Microwave & Antenna Design||Modernization of Advanced communication lab – – RF, Microwave & Antenna Design, Prototype and Test Lab.||AICTE||12 Lakhs, 2019-2021|
|2||Low Power VLSI||Low Leaky Standard cell development||VTU||17.07 Lakhs, 2011-2014|
|3||Optical Fiber Communication||Dispersion measurement & Compensation||VGST||K-FIST 10 Lakhs/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 I Neelgar||Antennas & VLSI|
|4||Dr.Yasha Jyothi M Sirur||VLSI Design & Design for Testability|
|5||Dr.Jyoti R Munavalli||Real time scheduling & tracking systems, Health informatics, Operations research & management, Multi agent system modelling, AI, Smart devices, Data analytics, Biomedical applications|
Faculty who received Ph.D degree from the research centre
|Sl.No.||Name of Faculty||Guide Name||Research Topic|
|1||Yasha Jyothi M Shirur||
Dr. M. S. Suresh
Dr. 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.|
Industries / IT companies today recruit graduates based on skills acquired by them during the years of gradation. We have seen in the past that just scoring 70% and above marks does not guarantee job for students. Apart from looking for soft skills, industries want individuals who are ready to take up work immediately after joining their companies. Further, graduates with higher and better skills, adjust / adopt to dynamic environment, and more effectively to the challenges & opportunities at work. Hence, there is a need to produce skilled and industry ready individuals in the domains of current interest. In order to address this issue, the institute has introduced Skill Development Programme (SDP) for 3rd year B.E. students. The expected outcome of the programme is to mould students to be industry ready technocrats of tomorrow. This, in turn would increase the employability of students in industries – particularly core industries.
The SDPs conducted are listed below:
Rapid Prototyping for Embedded System Applications by Digital Shark Technology Pvt Ltd
Data Science and Machine Learning using Python by Cranes Technology
SoC based IoT system using Xilinx Vivado by CoreEL Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Applications of Signal Processing Using MATLAB by Department of ECE, BNMIT
VLSI- ASIC Logic Synthesis by Trident Tech Labs
RTL Design using Verilog HDL by Nanochip Solutions
Machine Learning Techniques for Signal and Image Processing By Lehrer IT Services.
Embedded Systems and its Applications by Digital Shark Technologies .
IoT & Its Application by Preva Systems.
The department has obtained 13 VTU Ranks (12-UG Ranks, 01-PG Rank)
Vaishnavi. B.R – 3rd Rank
Prathima R- 6th Rank
Niharika R M – 9th Rank
Hari Priya E R- 8th Rank
Sarah Iram L Indikar- 3rd Rank
M.Tech ECE – 2015-16
Bindhya Shree V- 2nd Rank
Shwetha R – 7th Rank
Sharvari B R – 7th Rank
Lakshmi J- 7th Rank
Pavan Kumar M P – 4th Rank
M.Tech ECE – 2018-19
Bhagyalaxmi D S – 6th Rank
M HanumaTeja – 10th Rank
Sowmya R-5th Rank
Chandrakala C S – 5th Rank
IE Student chapter: A technical talk on “How Internet Works…” by Mr. Suhas Krishna, was organized on 26th October, 2019 (Click here for details)
ISTE Student Chapter : A two day workshop on Arduino based IoT using LoRa Technology was organized on 20th & 21st September, 2019 (Click here for details)
FCD Function-Even Semester 2018(Click here for details)
Department Newsletter – ELECTRONICA December 2019
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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
Management & Entrepreneurship – V ECE
Information Theory & Coding – V ECE
Digital Communication VI ECE
Computer Communication Networks-VI Sem ECE
Principles of Communication Systems – IV ECE
Electronic Instrumentation III ECE
Who am I ? (Quiz)
Nanoelectronics – V ECE
Verilog HDL V ECE
Network Security – VIII ECE
Image Processing -VII ECE
Satellite Communication – VI ECE
|No of students||125||131||133||126|
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