Dr. P. A. Vijaya,
Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering was started in the Year 2001. The Department has 2-programs; B.E and M.Tech (VLSI Design and Embedded Systems), affiliated to VTU. The Department has a VTU recognized Research Centre and presently there are twelve registered candidates who are pursuing doctoral degrees.
The Department has a team of highly qualified and dedicated staff with teaching, research and industrial experience. Well-equipped laboratories with State-of-the-art infrastructure and class rooms with LED projectors provide enhanced learning environment to cater to the budding engineers of tomorrow.
During lockdown situation owing to Covid-19, the faculty conducted online classes, using various virtual classroom platforms like Zoom, Codetantra and Microsoft teams. Internal assessments, webinars and workshops were also conducted, using online platforms. Faculty Development Programmes, workshops, seminars and invited talks for students and staff are regularly organized in the Department for continuous learning and updation of knowledge and skills.
Academic performances of the students are excellent with twelve university ranks from the inception. The students do innovative projects, internship training in industries and academic projects in reputed organisations. They regularly participate in inter-college and intra-college technical, cultural and sports events and have regularly bought laurels to the Department.
The UG and PG students have been placed in core companies such as Cadence, Mathworks, CISCO, NI and Intel and all the eligible students are placed in reputed companies. The students have got jobs even in public sectors such as ISRO, BEL and NAL. Around 10% of the students are joining for higher studies every year.
ECE is an evergreen branch and the opportunities for jobs and higher studies are plenty. The student’s career will be very good in future, though the students have to work hard during the program. The students would be made industry ready at the end of the program because of the innovative projects, sponsored projects, skill development programs, workshops, conferences, online courses and personality development programs. The students who have joined this program have excelled in academics and also in other co-curricular activities.