The Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering


          The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, since its inception in the year 1985, has been producing globally competitive engineering graduates with benchmark domain expertise and all-round fi nesse. The Department is resourceful in terms of infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities to pursue academic education and research in niche areas of technology. Liberal funding from the Government of Puducherry and reputed research departments has enabled the Department to acquire specialized research facilities. Th e highly qualified and experienced faculty in adequate strength with zero att rition rates is one of the most signifi cant features of the department. The curriculum is periodically revised and updated to keep in pace with the upswing in the technological trends. The Department commenced to off er its fi rst M.Tech degree programme in the year 1990, with the sponsorship of the AICTE, on Electronics and Communication Engineering with special emphasis on Telematics for Communication Engineering. A new M.Tech degree programme on Wireless Communication Technologies was started by the department in the year 2006. Over the years, the Department has matured into a profi cient research centre. Ph.D programmes are being off ered in the frontier areas of technology and cachet research fi ndings are being published by the faculty and the students all through the year.

Curiculum

Core Subjects

• Circuit Theory and Components
• Semiconductor Physics and Electronic Devices
• Engineering Electromagnetics
• Electronic Circuits
• Signals and Systems
• Networks and Transmission Lines
• C , C++ and Object Oriented Programming
• Digital Electronics
• Analog & Digital Communication Systems
• System Design using Integrated Circuits
• Linear and Digital Control Systems
• Microprocessors and Microcontrollers
• Digital Signal Processing
• Electromagnetic Waves and Wave Guides
• Optical and Microwave Engineering
• Information Theory and Coding
• Antennas and Wave Propagation
• Telecommunications and Switching Networks
• Industrial Economics and Management


Elective Subjects

• VLSI Design
• Information Highway
• Satellite Communications
• Digital Image Processing
• Microwave Communication
• RDMS
• Industrial Electronics
• Nano Electronics
• Optical Communications
• Visual Programming
• Computer Networks and Communications
• Cellular Mobile Communications
• Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic
• RA DAR and Logic Navigational Aids
• Introduction to Soft Computing
• Data Structures & Operating Systems

M.Tech(Electronics & Communication Engg.)

Core Subjects

• Probability and Stochastic Process
• Digital Communication
• Telecommunication Network
• Broad Band Networks
• Cellular Mobile Communication
• Advanced Digital Signal Processing

Elective Subjects

• Information Theory and Coding
• Data Communication, Computer Networks and Open Systems
• Application Specific Integrated Circuits
• Modern Satellite Communication
• Advanced Fiber Optic Communication
• Special Communication Networks
• Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing
• Image Processing
• Optical Computers


M.Tech(Wireless Communication)

Core Subjects

Wireless Communication System
• Advanced Digital Signal Processing
• Mobile Satellite Communication
• OFDM for Wireless Communication
• Random Process and Queuing Theory
• CDMA Technology


Elective Subjects

• High Performance Computing Networks
• Mobile Adhoc Networks
• Optical Networks
• Sensor Networks
• Simulation of Wireless Communication Systems
• Wireless LAN and PAN
• Wireless Security


Laboratory Facilities

• Electronics Devices and Circuit Design
• Pulse and Digital Circuit Design
• Analog and Digital Communication
• Design and Simulation
• Instrumentation and Control Systems
• Optical Communication
• Advanced Communication
• VLSI Design
• Data structures using C and C++
• System Programming
• Microprocessor and Interfacing Applications
• PC Trouble Shooting and Microprocessor Interface

State-Of-The-Art Facilities

• Digital signal processing station - Texas ADSP Hardware with relevant supporting soft - ware. Image processing station P III 550 MHz based system with CCD camera, Hand-held scanner and various soft ware.
• Linux based system with Xeon server and 8 + 8 P4 nodes.
• FPGA(ver 5.4) design management for VHDL and Verilog design with a server and 5 nodes.
• Comprising of an HDL Designer Series, ModelSim and Leonardo Spectrum.
• Digital Transmission and Voice Band Analyzer.
• Radio Communication Analyzer.
• Digital Storage Oscilloscope with Envelope Detector.
• Optical Power Multimeter
• FM/AM signal generator
• ECENET - comprising of P III server with twenty 900 MHz nodes.
• P11450 MHz stand alone PC5.
• CAD Systems with Analog and Digital Circuit Software.
• Microwave test benches, source and detectors extending to “Ku band “.
• Mobile communication kit complying with GSM standards.
• Biomedical Engineering laboratory with P III 500 MHz systems, ECG ,EEG and EMG.
• Fiber Optical Communication with WDM High Sensitivity Gain Detectors and Sensors, Polarizers, Filters, Optical Time Domain Refl ectometer Q8460 ADVANTEST, Acousto - Optic Modulator and Lock in Amplifiers.
• Stabilized LaserDiode source.
• 20 GHz Synthesizer Scaler Systems.
• Computer Controlled Process Control Stations.
• Programmable Logic Controller.
• Vector Signal Analyzer.
• Mixed Signal Oscilloscope.
• Simputer.

Project Areas

UG Programme

• VLSI Design
• Mobile Computing
• Optical Networks
• Wireless Sensor Networks
• Tele - Maintenance
• Cellular Mobile Communications
• Data Networking
• Digital Signal Processing
• Biomedical Engineering


PG Programme

• ATM
• Tele Medicine
• Image Processing
• Wireless and ADHOC Networks
• GSM
• VLSI
• Fiber Optics

Activities

• GENESIS - An All India Technical Symposium conducted once in four years by the Department with the participation of a large number of institutes from across the country. This provides a platform for students to exhibit their technical prowess through paper presentation and challenging knowledge based competitions.

Core

• Emphasis on design, development, performance and evaluation of electronic, pulse and digital circuits.
• Design and Simulation laboratories with a special focus on the detailed sub system and system formulations in the core areas of Communication Engineering.
• An industrial approach for undertaking laboratory training in the area of linear and digital control systems.
• A dynamic approach aimed at providing trained engineers in the computer hardware fi eld by incorporating PC Trouble Shooting and Microprocessor interfacing.
• Inclusion of appropriate subject content in the disciplines of Computer and Soft ware Engineering (C, C++, Data structures using C and C++, System Programming using C and C++, MATLAB,PSPICE).
• Management oriented subjects to inculcate administrative acumen to supplement a firm technical base.
• Interdepartmental electives to provide a wider and multidisciplinary exposure. partment with the participation of a large number of institutes from across the country. Th is provides a platform for students to exhibit their technical prowess through paper presentation and challenging knowledge based competitions.
• An Annual Panel Discussion on Advances in Communication Engineering sponsored by VSNL.
• A commemorative lecture in the field of Electronics sponsored by Indian Overseas Bank, Puducherry.
• Technical Magazine ‘E & C Info’ is brought out annually by the pre—final year students with informative and research articles on the latest trends in the fi eld of Electronics and Communication.