Electronics and Communications Engineering

The Electronics & Communication Engineering department was started during the academic year 1996-97. The department was accredited by the National Board of Accreditation and got permanent affiliation from Anna University, Chennai and approval from AICTE, New Delhi. Electronics & Communication Engineering is a constantly changing and widening branch of engineering. Electronics industry, being a labour intensive industry, provides many job opportunities for the skilled job seekers. Increased production and demand by government and businesses for communication equipment, computers and military electronics along with consumer demand and increased research and development on robots and other types of automation contributes to the growth of employment opportunities in this field.

Programs Offered:

    UG Program (Duration: 4 Years / 8 Semesters)

  • B.E Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • PG Program (Duration: 2 Years / 4 Semesters)

  • M.E Communication Systems
  • M.E Digital Signals Processing
  • M.Tech Nano Science and Technology

The focus of the M.E. program is a thorough and in-depth study of Communication theory, DSP, Nano technology from a Signal Processing perspective as exemplified by courses like Advanced Digital Signal Processing, High Speed Communication Networks, Wireless Communication, Smart Antennas and Digital Communication Receivers. The department has a close interaction with the alumni and is continuously using their inputs for improvement of the research facilities.

M.E. Communication Systems

The Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering began its Postgraduate Program in Communication Systems in the academic year 2009-2010. Telecommunication Engineers are involved in establishing communication by means of telephones, telegraphs, radar, radio, radio navigational aids, TV and teleprinters. Communication systems also deal with the recent technologies in the satellite and space communication.

This programme covers various domains like Mobile Computing, Wireless Sensor Networks and Radio Frequency Identification Devices technologies for the graduates of Electronics and Communications Engineering.

M.E. Digital Signal Processing

The Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering began another Postgraduate Program in Digital Signal Processing in the academic year 2012-2017. This course is available only at GKMCET for the entire state.

M.Tech Nanoscience and Technology

The Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering began another Postgraduate Program in Nanoscience and Technology in the academic year 2017-2014. AICTE Fund amount of Rs. 2 Lakhs was received for the Project titled "Design and development of DSP based Non-Invasive multi-factorial monitoring system for clinical analysis"

Vision:

  • To generate competent professionals to become part of the Industry and Research Organizations at the National and International levels.
  • To provide necessary strengths to enable the students to pursue higher studies and to become entrepreneurs.

Mission:

  • To Develop Enhanced Learning Skills.
  • To infuse scientific temper in the students and provide guidance through well-informed teachers for pursuing research in the field of Engineering and Technology.
  • To grow a committed group of competent teachers striving for excellence, be it in teaching or research.
  • To create Centre of Excellence in the field of Electronics and Communication Engineering.

Laboratories:

The department has an impressive range of Laboratories and facilities for the students to explore and learn more.

  • Communication Systems Lab
  • Electronic System Design Lab
  • VLSI Lab
  • Networks Lab
  • Electronic Circuits & Simulation Lab
  • Linear Integrated Circuits Lab
  • Digital Electronics Lab
  • Digital Signal Processing Lab
  • Microwave Lab
  • Research Lab.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOS):

I-To prepare the students with sound technical knowledge and practice that fulfills all industrial and institutional needs. II-To enhance skill set of all students by providing strong foundation in mathematics, engineering and technology which enable them to face the competitive examinations.

III-To obtain balanced education with solid understanding of ethical and professional responsibility that enables them to function well in profession of engineering.

IV-To mould students as good team players and lifelong learners.

Program Outcomes(POs):?

Engineering Knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

Problem Analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.

Design/Development of Solutions: Design solutions for complex 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.

Modern Tool Usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.

The Engineer & Society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice

Environment & Sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate the knowledge for sustainable development.

Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.

Individual & 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 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 & Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of 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.

Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs):

  1. To become a embedded engineer/developer
  2. To become a sound engineer
  3. Ability to become EMC/EMI analyst
  4. Ability to become RF design engineer
  5. Ability to become PCB circuit designer/assembling/testing & analyzing
  6. Ability to become scientist in R & D (ISRO/BSNL/DRDO)
  7. Ability to become signal controlling engineer in defense
  8. Ability to become control engineer in AIR/ DD etc
  9. Ability to go for higher studies & clear JTO/IES/GATE examinations

Future Career & Scope

After the successful completion of their courses, students can start their careers with…

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), ISRO, DRDO, ECIL, ELCOT, Indian Air force, Indian Navy, Indian Railways, BSNL, AIR

Intel, Samsung Electronics, Sony, Toshiba, Philips Semiconductors, Texas Instruments

LG Electronics, Nokia, AMD, CISCO, HP, IBM, Siemens, Motorola, DMRC, Intel, Accenture, Wipro, HCL Technologies, NVIDIA, Tech Mahindra, Infosys, TCS, Cognizant, MTNL, AIR, Flextronics Etc.

About the Faculty:

The department has efficient and dedicated faculty members who are specialized in presenting difficult concepts in an understandable way, with individual care given to each and every student.

40 international, national journal & conference papers presented by faculty in the current academic year

Ongoing research project MOU based research project on Forest Conservation System (Unmanned Tree cutting monitoring in wireless) in progress from the year 2017 onwards (final year students are actively involved in the project).

Industry consultancy research project work is in progress

The ECE Department Association organizes State Level Technical Symposium and Seminars every year. This enables the students to enhance their leadership skills and also to know the Latest Developments in their interested fields.

LAB 1 :CIRCUITS AND DEVICES LABORATORY
OBJECTIVE :
•To learn the characteristics of basic electronic devices such as Diode, BJT,FET, SCR
• To understand the working of RL,RC and RLC circuits
• To gain hand on experience in Thevinin & Norton theorem, KVL & KCL, and Super Position Theorems
OUTCOME:
•Analyze the characteristics of basic electronic devices
• Design RL and RC circuits
• Verify Thevinin & Norton theorem KVL & KCL, and Super Position Theorems
LAB 2 : ENGINEERING PRACTICES LABORATORY
OBJECTIVE :
•To provide exposure to the students with hands on experience on various basic engineering practices in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
OUTCOME:
•Fabricate carpentry components and pipe connections including plumbing works.
• Use welding equipments to join the structures.
• Carry out the basic machining operations
• Make the models using sheet metal works
• Illustrate on centrifugal pump, Air conditioner, operations of smithy, foundary and fittings
• Carry out basic home electrical works and appliances
LAB 3 :FUNDAMENTALS OF DATA STRUCTURES IN C LABORATORY
OBJECTIVE :
•To understand and implement basic data structures using C
•To apply linear and non-linear data structures in problem solving.
•To learn to implement functions and recursive functions by means of data structures
•To implement searching and sorting algorithms
OUTCOME:
• Write basic and advanced programs in C
•Implement functions and recursive functions in C
•Implement data structures using C
•Choose appropriate sorting algorithm for an application and implement it in a modularized way.
LAB 4 : ANALOG AND DIGITAL CIRCUITS LABORATORY
OBJECTIVE :
•Study the Frequency response of CE, CB and CC Amplifier
•Learn the frequency response of CS Amplifiers
•Study the Transfer characteristics of differential amplifier
•Perform experiment to obtain the bandwidth of single stage and multistage amplifiers
•Perform SPICE simulation of Electronic Circuits
•Design and implement the Combinational and sequential logic circuits
OUTCOME:
•Design and Test rectifiers, filters and regulated power supplies.
•Design and Test BJT/JFET amplifiers.
•Differentiate cascode and cascade amplifiers.
•Analyze the limitation in bandwidth of single stage and multi stage amplifier
•Measure CMRR in differential amplifier
•Simulate and analyze amplifier circuits using PSpice.
•Design and Test the digital logic circuits.
LAB 5 :CIRCUITS DESIGN AND SIMULATION LABORATORY
OBJECTIVE :
•To gain hands on experience in designing electronic circuits
•To learn simulation software used in circuit design
•To learn the fundamental principles of amplifier circuits
•To differentiate feedback amplifiers and oscillators.
•To differentiate the operation of various multivibrators
OUTCOME:
• Write basic and advanced programs in C
•Implement functions and recursive functions in C
•Implement data structures using C
•Choose appropriate sorting algorithm for an application and implement it in a modularized way.
LAB 6 : LINEAR INTEGREATED CIRCUITS LABORATORY
OBJECTIVE :
•To understand the basics of linear integrated circuits and available ICs
• To understand the characteristics of the operational amplifier.
•To apply operational amplifiers in linear and nonlinear applications.
•To acquire the basic knowledge of special function IC.
•To use SPICE software for circuit design
OUTCOME:
•Design amplifiers, oscillators, D-A converters using operational amplifiers.
•Design filters using op-amp and performs an experiment on frequency response.
•Analyze the working of PLL and describe its application as a frequency multiplier.
•Design DC power supply using ICs.
•Analyze the performance of filters, multivibrators, A/D converter and analog multiplier using SPICE.
LAB 7 :COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS LABORATORY
OBJECTIVE :
•To visualize the effects of sampling and TDM
•To Implement AM & FM modulation and demodulation
•To implement PCM & DM
•To simulate Digital Modulation schemes
•To simulate Error control coding schemes
OUTCOME:
•Communicate between two desktop computers
•Implement the different protocols
•Program using sockets.
•Implement and compare the various routing algorithms
•Use the simulation tool.
LAB 8: VLSI DESIGN LABORATORY
OBJECTIVE :
•To learn Hardware Descriptive Language(Verilog/VHDL)
•To learn the fundamental principles of VLSI circuit design in digital and analog domain
•To familiarize fusing of logical modules on FPGAs
•To provide hands on design experience with professional design (EDA) platforms
OUTCOME:
•Write HDL code for basic as well as advanced digital integrated circuit
•Import the logic modules into FPGA Boards
•Synthesize Place and Route the digital IPs
•Design, Simulate and Extract the layouts of Digital & Analog IC Blocks using EDA tools
LAB 9 :ADVANCED COMMUNICATION LABORATORY
OBJECTIVE :
•Understand the working principle of optical sources, detector, fibers
•Develop understanding of simple optical communication link
•Understand the measurement of BER, Pulse broadening
•Understand and capture an experimental approach to digital wireless communication
•Understand actual communication waveforms that will be sent and received across wireless channel
OUTCOME:
•Analyze the performance of simple optical link by measurement of losses and Analyzing the mode characteristics of fiber
•Analyze the Eye Pattern, Pulse broadening of optical fiber and the impact on BER
•Estimate the Wireless Channel Characteristics and Analyze the performance of Wireless Communication System
•Understand the intricacies in Microwave System design
LAB 10: EMBEDDED LABORATORY
OBJECTIVE :
•Learn the working of ARM processor
•Understand the Building Blocks of Embedded Systems
•Learn the concept of memory map and memory interface
•Write programs to interface memory, I/Os with processor
•Study the interrupt performance
OUTCOME:
•Write programs in ARM for a specific Application
•Interface memory, A/D and D/A convertors with ARM system
•Analyze the performance of interrupt
•Write program for interfacing keyboard, display, motor and sensor.
•Formulate a mini project using embedded system

INNOVATIVE PROJECTS:

1.Agricultural field monitoring and control using IOT

This project explains about thr fields monitoring of agricultural and farming land using the techniques of IOT system,our project is to give chep,reliable,cost efficient and easy to use technology which would help in conservation of resources such as water and also in automatizing farms.We proposed use of temperature and moisture sensor at suitable locations for monitoring of crops.The sensing system is based on a feedback control mechanism with a centralized control unit which regulates the flow of water on to the field in the real time based on the instantaneous temperature and moisture values.The sensor data would be collected in internet of things which would take further action.Thus by providing right amount of water we would increase the efficiency of the farm.The farmer can also look at the sensory data and decide course of action himself.We have made the interface of our project keeping in view the educational background of average Indian farmer

2.Improving the spectrum aware mobility management in cognitive radio network

Joint design of routing and resource allocation algorithms in cognitive radio based wireless mesh networks.The mesh nodes utilize cognitive mode to share thr spectrum with primary users.prior to each transmission,mesh nodes sense the wireless medium to identify available spectrum resources depending on the primary user activities and traffic characteristics,the available spectrum resources will vary between mesh transmission attempts,posing a challenge that the routing and resource allocation algorithms have to deal with to guarantee timely delivery of the network traffic.To capture the channel availability dynamics,the system is analyzed problem is queuing theory perspective,and the joint routing and resource allocation problem is formulated as a non-linear integer programming problem The objective is to minimize the aggregate end-to-end delay of all the network flws.A distributed solution scheme is developed based on the Lagrangian dual problem Numerical results demonstrate the convergence of the distributed solution procedure to the optimal solution,as well as the performance gains compared to other design methods.It is shown that the joint design can accommodate double the traffic load,or achive half the delay compared to the disjoint methods

ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING

SEM1

SEM2

HS8151-Communicative English
MA8151-Engineering Mathematics-I
PH8151-Engineering Physics
CY8151-Engineering Chemistry
GE8151-Problem Solving and Python Programming
GE8152-Engineering Graphics PRACTICALS
GE8161-Problem Solving and Python Programming Laboratory
BS8161-Physics and Chemistry Laboratory
HS8251- Technical English
MA8251- Engineering Mathematics - II
PH8253- Physics for Electronics Engineering
BE8254- Basic Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering
EC8251-Circuit Analysis
EC8252- Electronic Devices
EC8261- Circuits and Devices Laboratory
GE8261- Engineering Practices Laboratory

SEM3

SEM4

MA8352- Linear Algebra and Partial Differential Equations
EC8393- Fundamentals of Data Structures In C
EC8351- Electronic Circuits- I
EC8352- Signals and Systems
EC8392- Digital Electronics
EC8391- Control Systems Engineering
EC8381- Fundamentals of Data Structures in C Laboratory
EC8361- Analog and Digital Circuits Laboratory
HS8381- Interpersonal Skills/Listening &Speaking
MA8451- Probability and Random Processes
EC8452- Electronic Circuits II
EC8491- Communication Theory
EC8451- Electromagnetic Fields
EC8453- Linear Integrated Circuits
GE8291- Environmental Science and Engineering
EC8461- Circuits Design and Simulation Laboratory
EC8462- Linear Integrated Circuits Laboratory

SEM5

SEM6

EC8501- Digital Communication
EC8553- Discrete-Time Signal Processing
EC8552- Computer Architecture and Organization
EC8551- Communication Networks
Professional Elective I
Open Elective I
EC8562- Digital Signal Processing Laboratory
EC8561- Communication Systems Laboratory
EC8563- Communication Networks Laboratory
EC8691- Microprocessors and Microcontrollers
EC8095- VLSI Design
EC8652- Wireless Communication
MG8591- Principles of Management
EC8651- Transmission Lines and RF Systems
Professional Elective -II
EC8681- Microprocessors and Microcontrollers Laboratory
EC8661- VLSI Design Laboratory
EC8611- Technical Seminar
HS8581- Professional Communication

SEM7

SEM8

EC8701- Antennas and Microwave Engineering
EC8751- Optical Communication
EC8791- Embedded and Real Time Systems
EC8702- Ad hoc and Wireless Sensor Networks
Professional Elective -III
Open Elective - II
EC8711- Embedded Laboratory
EC8761- Advanced Communication Laboratory
Professional Elective IV
Professional Elective V
EC8811- Project Work

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  • Tel: 044 - 2279 2411, 2279 4023, 2279 4073
  • Email: admission@gkmgroup.in
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