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B.Tech (Hons) | Electronics and Communication Engineering

Programme Overview

  • Electronics and Communication Engineering is one of the most popular fields in engineering which applies science and mathematics to address practical problems. Electronics and Communication Engineering, popularly known as ECE, involves designing, developing, testing and maintaining electronic equipment. Electronics and Communication engineers also deal with the production of communication systems.
  • If you’re interested in everything to do with gadgets and other electronic equipment, this programme is the right choice for you. In ECE, you will learn various concepts such as electronic devices and circuits, circuit analysis and digital communication.
  • The programme furnishes adequate knowledge to the students in Mathematics, Physics, Electronics and Communication systems to supervise and manufacture electronic equipment. This programme allows students to delve deep into the principles of electronic devices.

Students can obtain the Honors programme by earning 20 additional credits.

Career Opportunities

  • Electronics Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Systems Control Engineer
  • Electronics Design Engineer
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineer

Programme USPs

  • Graduates will be able to identify, analyze & solve the problems related to Electronics and Communication Engineering by applying the fundamental knowledge of Electronics and Communication.
  • Graduates will demonstrate an ability to investigate, design and develop both software and hardware using significant knowledge of modern tools in Electronics and Communication Engineering.
  • Graduates will be able to apply their knowledge to assess societal, environmental, health, safety issues with professional ethics and can also pursue higher studies, be involved in research activities, be employable or entrepreneurship.
 

Programme Educational Objectives

  • Graduates of Electronics and Communication engineering will be using the basic academic knowledge of design and analysis required in the industry for sustainable societal growth.
  • Graduates of Electronics and Communication engineering will be trained in project-based learning and team based learning through assessments.
  • Graduates in Electronics and Communication engineering will demonstrate good communication skills, dynamic leadership qualities with concern for environmental protection.
 

Programme Outcomes

Graduates of the Electronics and communication Engineering Programme will be able to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and electronics and communication engineering principles to the solution of complex problems in electronics and communication engineering.
  • Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex electronics and communication engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, 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 for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • 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 related to electronics and communication engineering problems.
  • Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex electronics and communication engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  • Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional electronics and communication engineering practice.
  • Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional electronics and communication 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 electronics and communication 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 complex electronics and communication 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.
 

Programme Duration

4 Years (8 Semesters)

Programme Type

Full Time

Eligibility Criteria

Candidate who has Passed 2nd PUC / 12th Grade / Equivalent Exam with English as one of the Languages and obtain a minimum of 45% of marks in aggregate in Physics and Mathematics along with Chemistry / Biotechnology / Biology / Electronics / Computers (40% for reserved category candidates). Candidate must also qualify in one of the following entrance exams:- AIEEE / JEE / CET / COMED-K / CMRUAT or any other equivalent entrance examination conducted by recognized Institution / Agency.

For Diploma Holders
Diploma holders in Engineering with a minimum of 50% marks in the final examination, conducted by the Board of Technical Examination, Government of Karnataka or its equivalent, are eligible for admission to the corresponding branch of Second Year Engineering.

 

Programme Structure

I / II Semester (Physics Cycle)

I / II Semester (Chemistry Cycle)

III Semester

IV Semester

V Semester

VI Semester

VII Semester

VIII Semester

Professional Elective I

Professional Elective II

Professional Elective III and IV

Open Electives

Open Elective I

Open Elective II

Laboratory

Making with Electronics Laboratory:

The main objective of this laboratory is to create interest in students to make them learn fundamentals of Electronics through hands on training to build electronics circuits. This laboratory is equipped with CRO and Digital Storage Oscilloscopes, Large Bandwidth Signal Generators, high quality components like Aurdino boards, Raspbury PI, power supplies etc. Students are trained to develop MARS Rover applications using Aurdino development board.

Analog Electronics Circuit Laboratory:

The laboratory has state-of-the-art electronic equipment like Digital Storage Oscilloscopes, Large Bandwidth Signal Generators, measuring instruments, workbenches and components. Students are trained in designing and assembling Analog electronic circuits for real life applications.

Logic Design and VHDL Laboratory:

High quality Integrated Circuit (IC) Trainer kits and IC chips are available here. The students are trained to design, build by interconnecting the components and test the Digital Electronic Circuits for the given specification. This laboratory also houses high-end computer systems and high-quality HDL Trainer Kits. Here the students are trained in developing programs for HDL applicationsand designing complex digital circuits using industry-level FPGA boards. Also, the students are taught VERILOG and VHDL programming.

Linear Integrated Circuit Laboratory:

The laboratory is equipped with Digital Storage Oscilloscopes, Large Bandwidth Signal Generators, high precision workbenches, measuring instruments and components. This lab focuses on training the students on Linear circuit design using Operational amplifier,various applications of 555 timer and other Linear Integrated Circuit components.

Microprocessor and Microcontroller Laboratory:

The laboratory has extensive facilities for the use of 8/16 bit microprocessors/microcontrollers and their interfacing for different applications, using hardware and software concepts to meet industry standards. This laboratory houses high end computer systems and high quality PIC and 8051 trainer boards to train the students in microcontroller and microprocessor based application development.

Digital Signal Processing Laboratory:

The laboratory plays a vital role inteaching various signal processing techniques and algorithms. Students are encouraged to develop algorithms and implement them in both MATLAB and DSP processors. The lab has multiuser MATLAB software and high quality DSP trainer kits, which are used to train the students in using this powerful toolto develop applications to engineering problems. In addition to the above, this laboratory also facilitates students to implement minor and major projects in the area of signal processing.

Power Electronics Laboratory:

The laboratory is equipped with Power Scope, Auto and Isolation transformers, high quality Induction motors and various power electronics modules. The laboratory course teach general lab practices, measurement methods, and operation of several circuits relevant to the field of power electronics. It also provides hands on experience with selection and usage of common components such as motors, batteries, magnetic devices, and power semiconductors.

Transmission Lines and Antenna Laboratory:

The main objective of this laboratory is to train the students in various aspects of antenna design for effective and reliable communication,use microwave workbench to calculate various microwave parameters and to understand waveguide transmission concepts. The lab is equipped with high quality antennas such as microstrip antennas, horn antenna, reflectors, Yagi-uda antenna etc., RF transmitter and power meters.

VLSI Laboratory:

The laboratory teach students the details of Digital and Analogue IC Design and Manufacturing Process. Basic CMOS Analog Integrated Circuit design, simulation and testing techniques are taught here. Several tools from the Cadence Development System have been integrated andis made available in the lab for students to use and learn about Analog and Digital VLSI design to provide the real life experience

Analog and Digital Communication Laboratory:

The laboratory hasstate-of-the-art electronic equipments including Industry-standard high frequency Digital Oscilloscopes and Signal Generators. Students are provided the relevant information on the basic concepts of processes, circuits and other building blocks of experiments related to analog and digital communication. Here the concepts and techniques used in circuit design, microwave communication and optical communication are taught and also various methods and techniques of conducting the experiment are highlighted.

Embedded Systems Laboratory:

This laboratory is used to train the students in various applications of Embedded systems using hardware and software concepts to meet industry expectations. This laboratory houses high performance computer systems and advanced ARM Cortex M3 and 8051 boards to train the students in Embedded applications.

Assessment and Evaluation

The University follows Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), which provides choice for students to select from the prescribed set of courses and earn credits. Students are awarded grades based on their performance for each courses in a semester and Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA), which is a measure of academic performance of a student in a semester. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is used as a measure of overall cumulative performance of a student over all semesters. However, the CGPA is invariably calculated from second semester onwards to facilitate students to know their academic progress.

Every Programme has a prescribed Curriculum or the Scheme of Teaching and Evaluation. It prescribes all the courses/ laboratory/ other requirements for the degree and sets out the nominal sequence semester wise. Curriculum also includes SWAYAM and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), offered by premier institutions. A student desirous of additional exposure to a course, without the rigors of obtaining a good grade, ‘audits’ a course that helps him to have an edge over others in placements.

The evaluation system to assess the student is comprehensive and continuous during the entire period of Semester, by the faculty who is teaching the course. Continuous Internal Evaluation (CIE) and Semester End Examination (SEE) constitute the major evaluations prescribed for each course, with only those students maintaining a minimum standard in CIE are permitted to appear in SEE of the course. CIE and SEE to carry 50% weightage each, to enable the course to be evaluated for a total of 100 marks, irrespective of its credits.

Before the start of the Academic session of each semester, a faculty may choose for his course Internal Assessment Test and a minimum of two of the following assessment methods with suitable weightage for each: Assignments (Individual and/or Group), Seminars, Quizzes, Group Discussions, Case studies/Case lets, Practical orientation on Design Thinking, Creativity & Innovation, Participatory & Industry-integrated learning, Practical activities / problem solving exercises, Class presentations, Analysis of Industry/Technical/Business Reports, Reports on Guest Lectures / Webinars / Industrial Visits, Industrial / Social / Rural projects, Participation in Seminars/ Academic Events/Symposia, etc. or any other academic activity.

The Semester End Examination for all the courses for which students registered during the semester shall be conducted at the end of each semester. Some of the courses, where the student performance is evaluated through CIE, may not have SEE.

The makeup examination facility shall be available to those students who have appeared and failed in the SEE in one or more courses in a semester.

 
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