Electronics & Communication Engineering

DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Electronics and Communication Engineering is one of the most sought after departments at Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Engineering College which was started in 2001. It offers Post Graduate programme in ME Communication Systems from the year 2007. With over 38 dedicated faculty members and state of the art facilities, the department serves around 457 undergraduate students and 69 postgraduate students and research scholars. There is exciting research taking place in the department under a wide range of fields in its many labs equipped with high precision instruments and cutting edge technology.

The Department has been accredited by NBA (National Board of Accreditation) in the year 2007 and by TATA consultancy services. The department received an AICTE fund for National level conference of Rs. 40,000 in the year 2009 and also AICTE MODROBS fund of Rs.12, 50,000 for Establishment of Real time Embedded systems and applications laboratory with additional testing facility in the academic year 2009-2010, Rs. 5, 00,000 for modernization of communication laboratory in the academic year 2011-2012 .

The department offers a sociable environment with an excellent infrastructural facility which acts as a platform in achieving the essentials in this modern and promising technology. The department enjoys the privilege of having spacious and well-equipped laboratories that provide students, the industrial environment much needed for real life training.

The department enjoys a respectable stature amongst the major recruiters in India. The excellent performance of its alumni across the globe has enabled the department to maintain its strong reputation. The department has a global reach with its wide and strong alumni network. It includes among them entrepreneurs, teaching professionals, managers, scientists and administrators at the highest levels in their respective fields.

Vision

To be a centre of repute for higher learning and research to cater to the ever growing needs of industries and to facilitate the transformation of students into good human beings.

Mission

    Educate the students with the state of art technologies to meet the growing challenges of the industries.

  • To develop life-long learning skills that allow them to be adaptive and responsive to changes in society, technology and the environment, as well as career demands.
  • To promote research activities through constant interaction with research organizations and industries.
  • To inspire our students to become responsible citizens and competent professionals with high ethical values.
  • To enable students to develop skills to solve complex technological problems of time and also provide a framework for promoting collaborative and multidisciplinary activities.
Programme Educational Objectives (PEOS):

Graduates of the Program will have

An in-depth knowledge and demonstrations related to the core area of Electronics and Communication Engineering, starting from the basics to the level of analysis, synthesis and design of circuits and systems, in addition to the exposure on latest advancements in the field.

Knowledge of latest design trends and adapt to new technologies through lifelong learning.

Technical knowledge, ethical values for professional development of the student to solve complex problems and to work in multi disciplinary ambience, whose solutions lead to significant societal benefits.

Motivation to pursue higher studies so that they can contribute to the teaching profession, research and development of Electronics and Communication Engineering.

PROGRAM SPECIFIC OUTCOMES (PSOs)

Fabrication of Electronic Components - Graduates of the program will design a hardware model in real time applications using embedded technology and fabricate electronic equipments used in communication industries.

Usage of Simulation Tools - Graduates can exploit tools like Xilinx, Tanner, IE3D, Labview, Matlab, ModelSim, Keil and OrCAD to meet desired specifications with realistic constraints such as manufacturability and sustainability.

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 and 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 and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional 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 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 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.

Course Opportunities

The undergraduates from this department have become professional engineers, employed both in core and software companies. They are well represented at core companies, such as Robert Bosch, Qualcomm, Aricent Group, Wipro R&D and as well as smaller start-up companies. They have become successful Software developers and Managers in the leading software companies, such as TCS, Thoughtworks, Infosys, Cognizant Technology Solutions, HCL Technologies, IGate and etc. Many of our students pursue higher education to obtain ME, M.Tech, MS, MBA and PhD degrees in reputed universities. Also, Some of the undergraduates working in Public sector units, such as BSNL, National Thermal Power Corporation(NTPC) Ltd, DRDO, ISRO, BHEL, BEL and etc.

DEPARTMENT LABORATORIES

The aim of the department is to provide the students with a solid scientific and technical background in the design, development, manufacturing of electronic devices and system used in a wide spectrum of applications ranging from household appliances to the most sophisticated satellite transponders.

ECE Department is equipped with the following laboratories: ELECTRONICS LAB

The students are given experiments involving working of basic components and equipments. The students also design and test various circuits using theorems studied in circuit theory and principles of electrical engineering. The students are made to test the working of various active devices studied in electron devices course by verifying the characteristics of the devices with reference to specifications given in data sheets. The students also design and are made to test the working of various electronic circuits with the help of PSPICE software.

COMMUNICATION LABORATORY

The lab is used to study various ICs and use them to design circuits to perform Analog and to study Digital IC experiments, the various applications in mathematical operations, filters, oscillators, data converters using Operational Amplifiers and also to design function and waveform generators further the students also use this lab to perform experiments on different types of combinational and sequential such as adders, subtractor, code converters, comparators, multiplexers, flip-flops, counters, shift registers and sequence detectors are also carried out.

MICROWAVE, OPTICAL & DIGITAL LABORATORY

The students are made to test the characteristics of various port networks, fiber optic link and to find various parameters of microwave components. The students are made to measure the parameters of various antennas. The RF Design Laboratory has IE3D software and oscilloscopes in which the students do projects/mini-projects in the area of RF circuit design, microwave integrated circuit design, analysis of mobile and cellular systems related to the subjects of study like RF Circuit design, Microwave integrated circuit design and wireless communication.

Microprocessor and Microcontroller Laboratory

The Microprocessor and Microcontroller Laboratory aims in inculcating the knowledge of programming skills by executing various programs like arithmetic operations, code conversions, searching and sorting algorithms studied in the Microprocessor and Microcontroller course. The lab is also used by the students to interface the microprocessor and microcontroller to various peripheral devices to generate waveforms, perform A/D and D/A conversions, Displays, Digital clock. An introduction to ARM processor and some programming using ARM processor are done by the students.

Digital Signal Processing Laboratory

This lab primarily focuses on the design of digital equalizers, encoder and decoders, digital FIR and IIR filters, SSB modulation and quantizers using Matlab and estimate their performance. The knowledge of the students on the latest DSP processors is developed by implementing algorithms in DSP Processors.

Modern society is increasingly reliant on the field of communication for exchange of information, whether by mobile phone, Tv, radio, or the internet. The technology underpinning the various methods of communication is electronics. Today's demand is that, these methods of accessing information for work or entertainment must be integrated into a coherent digital network so that users can access information from anywhere instantaneously, with the wide range of flexible, high-performance communication devices. Electronic engineers, with an understanding of communication principles are the key professionals involved in making such advances.