Vision of the Department

To prepare the youth of the universe to have a blend of technological excellence in Electronic Communications Engineering and human values to meet the ever emerging challenges of technical arena in the world.

Mission of the Department

To produce engineers having good understanding of Electronics and Communication Engineering, ethical practices, automation design and innovation skills and entrepreneurship abilities.

This will be achieved through following: state of art infrastructure, constant knowledge up-gradation of faculty, quality policies, student and society need centric teaching and learning, and imparting value addition skills.

Introduction of the Department

The department was established in the year 2004 with an aim of developing human resources in the area of Electronics and Communication Engineering. The department offers under graduate (UG) and post graduate (PG) courses along with research programmes. It has experienced and qualified faculty (about 40) in various areas such as communications, VLSI, Signal processing, embedded systems and computer engineering. There are about 8 laboratories catering to the development of experiments and projects in the aforementioned

The department has state of art computing facilities and software’s to keep the students in pace with the technology. Department’s association, FORCE (Forum of Reva Communication and Electronics), has been set up to conduct various extra curricular and co-curricular activities to build overall personality of the students. IEEE student branch opening and activities are initiated by the department. The department faculty is involved in organization of workshops/conferences for constant up gradation of skills and knowledge. The faculties have contributed in research publishing about 400 papers in journals/conferences. The other important features of the department are: department library, individual counseling of students for academic performance, additional coaching classes for important subjects, theme based mini projects at lower semesters, soft skill development classes, scientific and student entered teaching-learning process and providing browsing facilities after working hours.

 

Campus Network & Core Competence

Campus Network

The institute and all Departments are well connected through a campus network with an Internet access at data rate of 4 Mbps. All the Computing Systems in the laboratories are connected to campus network.

Core Competence

The Department's strength lies in following areas of competence.

  • Ubiquitous/Pervasive Computing
  • Wireless Networks
  • Signal/Image processing
  • VLSI and Embedded systems
  • Bio Medical Instrumentation
  • Communication systems
  • Computational Intelligence Applications
  • Power Electronics
  • Digital Electronics
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Aerospace Electronics

Publications

The faculty in the department is actively involved in research and development. The areas of research are Ubiquitous/Pervasive computing technologies, Intelligent Agent Technologies, Computational Intelligence applications, Signal Processing, Image Processing, Bio medical Instrumentation, Communication and Networking, VLSI and Embedded systems etc. Department faculty has published around 377 technical articles in International/National Journals and National/International conferences.

The areas of research are as follows:

  • Reliable and QoS based multicast routing for group communication in MANET using Agents.
  • Satellite Signal Processing.
  • Distributed sensor network and fault tolerance
  • Fuzzy based resource allocation and routing in wireless networks.
  • Agent based QoS in m-commerce.
  • Bio Inspired optimization.
  • Agent based resource allocation in wireless grids.
  • Agent based information management in wireless sensor networks.
  • Agent based data dissemination, data validation and traffic management in VANETs.
  • Sensor Networks for undersea communication.
  • Soc Design
  • Quantum dot cellular Automata
  • Fault Tolerance & security issues in wireless sensor networks
  • Agent based solutions to some of issues in routing for under water sensor networks.

Book chapters

Recent Book Chapters Publications:

  • Sunilkumar S. Manvi, Manjula R. B., “A Survey on Health Care Services Using Wireless Sensor Networks”, Handbook of Research on ICTs for Healthcare and Social Services: Developments and Applications, IGI Global International Publisher, 2012, Accepted.
  • Nandini S. Sidnal, Sunilkumar. S. Manvi, "English Auction Issues in Mobile E-Commerce”, Research and Development in E-Business through Service-Oriented Solutions, IGI Global, Hershey, USA, 2011, Accepted.
  • M. S. Kakkasageri, S. S. Manvi, “A Survey on Information Dissemination in VANETs”, Roadside Networks for Vehicular Communications: Architectures, Applications and Test Fields, IGI-Global Hershey, USA, 2012, Accepted.

Books Published:

  • P. Venkataram and S. S. Manvi, “Communication Protocol Engineering”, Prentice Hall, India, 2004.
  • B.S. Anami, S.A. Angadi and S.S. Manvi, “Computer Concepts and C Programming”, PHI, 2007.
  • S. S. Manvi, B. P. Vijaykumar, “Computer Networks”, Narosa Publishers, New Delhi, India, 2009.
  • S. S. Manvi and M. S. Kakkasageri, “Wireless and Mobile Networks Concepts and Protocols”, Wiley, India, 2010.

Department library

Department of ECE includes around 600 book titles and 3200 book volumes in the main Library. Department has access to online journals and transactions through IEEE and ACM online subscriptions. Apart from on-line subscription, department also subscribes hard copies of some of the National and International Journals/ Magazines like Embedded Systems Programming, Embedded for You etc. Digital library facility is available in main library to facilitate information access from Internet & Intranet.

Department of ECE Library is having around 850 volumes, 475 titles. The Library is established under FORCE that is an ECE student forum, which includes data books of different components used in the laboratories and in R&D activities. Books are available for mini projects also. The library subscribes Technical Magazines & Technical bulletins –Electronics for you, Linux, ETRI, IEEE , IEI, IETE, ISTE journals etc.

Teaching learning process

  • Teaching for the entire semester for a subject is planned meticulously and implemented using lesson plan.
  • The internal assessment and conduction of Co-curricular and extra curricular activities are planned and scheduled for the semester in advance. This is communicated to faculty and students as 'Calendar of Events' which helps them to plan their studies and other activities properly.
  • Teaching aids include black board, OHP, Power point presentation using LCD.
  • Regular Tutorial classes are used to discuss and solve numerical problems and assist them to apply knowledge to real-time problems.
  • Subject-wise assignments and study guides are given to students to solve and enrich their knowledge.
  • Extra classes are conducted in the identified subjects for weak students.
  • For value addition, other than university- prescribed syllabus, student training programmes are conducted within the campus.
  • Regular seminars are conducted in most of the subjects prescribed apart from classroom teaching which improves their presentation skills & also better understanding of the subject.
  • Teaching is made student centric by getting regular (every fortnight) feed back from the students.
  • Faculty undergoes self appraisal in order to improve teaching skills and up grade in subject knowledge.

Placements

Department supports training and placement cell of Institute to conduct programmes on latest technologies, Personality Development and training for competitive exams. Students of the department are placed in reputed companies such as Wipro, Tata Elxsi, L & T ies, TCS, Sasken, Dell, Tech Mahindra, Indian Air Force, Indian Army, Onmobile, Oracle, Infosys Technologies, accord Services, SLK software, Perot systems, Nano Cell, Pagul Guy dot Com, Cambridge solution, Mphasis, Tech Mahindra, Cognizant, N.R. switch Radio services, Scorpos Corp, Assurgent Technology Solution etc. 90% of the eligible students are placed in the campus interviews. Students are also encouraged to pursue Master’s and Research Programmes. In this direction, students are advised to take up GATE, GRE and TOFEL exams. 5% of the students have already enrolled for higher studies in India and abroad.

Department association

  • Cultural Fest ‘Harmonics” is conducted on 11th Feb. 2012. Talk on “Ultra Wide-band Wireless Sensor Networks” by Dr. Shirshu Varma from IIIT, Allahabad on 18th Feb. 2012.
  • Talk on “Planning for Information Security in an Organization” by Dr. Nalini of NMIT, Bangalore on 22nd Feb. 2012.
  • A 3 Day workshop on “VLSI Circuits and Systems” was organized from 23rd to 25th Feb 2012. The resource person: Dr. V. D. Kulkarni.
  • Handwriting competition “Baraha” in Kannada, Hindi and English was conducted for the students of the Department on 25th Feb. 2012.
  • Conducted One day workshop on “Research Methodologies” for PG Students on 10th Mar. 2012.
  • General Knowledge Quiz Competition “Prashnotthar” was held on 14th Mar. 2012.
  • Project Exhibition for 8th semester students was held on 19th May 2012. The judges are Dr. Divakar B. P. of EEE Dept., Prof. Sateesh of ISE Dept. and Dr. R. V. Kulkarni of ECE, Best projects were awarded with Cash Prize.

Industry & institute interaction

Mou's

The institution has signed MOU with Seer Akademi (through channel partner Phlox Technologies, Bangalore) and Synopsys university programme to offer Bachelor certification programme in VLSI and Embedded Systems. It has also setup a Regional Centre of Excellence in VLSI and Embedded Systems, a Remote Learning Centre.

The institution has established a Nokia Research Lab sponsored by Nokia, Finland, under VTU (Visvesvaraya Technological University) industry interaction programme. The aim of the project is to develop MaeMo (an open source for mobile operating system) platform based application development through UG/PG/Research students. The institution has signed MOU with Cranes for setting up Texas microcontrollers lab based on MSP 430.

Interactions

As part of industry and institution interaction activities list of some distinguished persons from industries/institutes visited the department/institution are as follows

  • Dr. David Kotz, Dartmouth College, USA
  • Dr. S. S. Iyenger, Lousiania State University, USA
  • Dr. Rich Goldman, Vice President, Synopsys, USA
  • Dr. Vasgen, Professor, University of Armenia
  • Dr. Balkrishanan N., IISc, Bangalore
  • Dr. Y. Narhari, IISc, Bangalore
  • Dr. Sudeep Mishra, IIT, Khargapur
  • Dr. Chandramurthy, IISc, Bangalore
  • Dr. K. Chandrashekhar, NITK, Surathkal
  • Mr. Shrikant Jadcherla, CEO and Chairman, Seer Akademi
  • Mr. Suresh Chande, Nokia, Finland
  • Mr. Jerome, Nokia, Finland
  • Dr. T. Srinivas, IISc, Bangalore
  • Dr. P. Vijaykumar, IISc, Bangalore
  • Mr. Patrick Kane, Cypress Semiconductors, USA
  • Mr. Karthik Mahalingam, Cypress Semicondcutors, India
  • Mr. Yatin Trivedi, Synopsys, USA
  • Mr. Paul Kaundos, Kasper Technologies, India
  • Dr. C.B. Akki, Wipro Technologies, India
  • Dr. Chadrshekhar, IBM, India
  • Dr. Anurag Kumar, IISc, Bangalore
  • Dr. Debabrata Das, IIIT, Bangalore
  • Dr. Shirshu Varma, IIIT, Allahabad
  • Dr. Haribhat, NCET, Bangalore
  • Prof. V.D. Kulkarni, Bangalore
  • Dr. Nalini, NMIT, Bangalore

Faculty achievements

Ph.D Guidance

Candidate(s)           

Status

University

Dr.S.S.Manvi

Mrs. Manjula R.B.

Completed Comprehensive VIVA

VTU, Belgaum

Mr. P. I. Basarkod

Pursuing

Kuvempu University

Mrs. J.D.Mallapur

Awarded
(As a Co-guide)

VTU, Belgaum

Mrs. Vijayashree Budyal

Pursuing
(As a Co-guide)

VTU, Belgaum

Mr. Gopal Krishna Shyam

Applied for registration

VTU, Belgaum

Mr. Nagesh S.

Applied for registration

VTU, Belgaum

 

Dr.K.S.Gurumurthy

Mrs.Prameela Kumari

Completed Comprehensive VIVA

VTU, Belgaum

Mr.Prashant V Joshi

Completed Comprehensive VIVA

VTU, Belgaum

VTU, Belgaum

Dr. T. V. Ramamurthy

Mrs. Divya M. N.

Course Work Completed

VTU, Belgaum

Mrs. Nirmala L.

Course Work Completed

VTU, Belgaum

Faculty Registered PhD

 

Name of the Faculty

University

1

Mr. P. I. Basarkod

Kuvempu University

2

Mrs. P. R. Savitha

VTU, Belgaum

3

Mrs. Geetha D. D.

Jain University

4

Mr. K. M. Sudharshan

Kuvempu University

5

Mrs. Manjula R. B.

VTU, Belgaum

6

Mrs. Prameela Kumari

VTU, Belgaum

7

Mrs. Pallaviram Sure

Acharya Nagarjuna University (A. P.)

8

Mr. Prashanth V. Joshi

VTU, Belgaum

9

Mr. Sanapala Seetha Rame Raju

VTU, Belgaum

10

Mrs. Nayana D. K.

Jain University

11

Ms. Anitha Kumari R. D.

(VTU, Belgaum)

12

Mrs. Divya M. N.

(VTU, Belgaum)

13

Mrs. Nirmala L.

(VTU, Belgaum)

14

Mr. Manjunath R. Kounte

(Jain University, Bangalore)

15

Mr. Riyaz Ahmed

(Jain University, Bangalore)