Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
About The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering

The department of Electronics & Communication Engineering offers a four-year B. Tech. program and two-year M. Tech. programs in “Microelectronics and VLSI Design” and “Communication and Signal Processing Engineering” and Ph.D. in various areas of the discipline. The faculties of the department have a wide variety of expertise with a strong academic background and are the alumni of reputed institutes around the world. The graduates of the department are placed in various organizations across the globe. Keeping in mind the great potential and demand for new communication technologies, the department aims at imparting its students with the latest knowledge in the field. To complement this, the department has well-stocked laboratories housing various modern pieces of equipment to enable the students to keep pace with the fast-changing technology.

Vision of the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering

The Vision of the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, National Institute of Technology Silchar is to be a model of excellence for undergraduate and post graduate education and research in the country.

Mission of the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering

The mission of the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, National Institute of Technology Silchar is to prepare our graduates to begin a lifetime of professional creativity and leadership.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs) of the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering

The Programme Educational Objectives of the B.Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering,programme of National Institute of Technology Silchar are:

  1. Deliver comprehensive education in Electronics and Communication Engineering to ensure that the graduates have the core competency to be successful in industry or excel in higher studies in any of the following fields: Communication Engineering, Microelectronics and VLSI Design, and Signal Processing.
  2. Provide students foundation in mathematical and engineering fundamentals required to solve engineering problems and also to pursue research.
  3. Train students to work as teams to comprehend, analyzer, design and create innovative solutions to real life problems.
  4. Inculcate a sense of ethics, professional ism and effective communication skills amongst graduates.
  5. Provide an academic environment that gives adequate opportunity to the students to cultivate lifelong skills needed for a successful professional career.
Programme Outcomes (POs) of the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering

Program Outcomes (POs) of the B.Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering are as follows:

  1. Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  9. Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
History

In the late fifties, the Government of India decided to establish Regional Engineering Colleges (RECs) under the Quality Technical Education Policy-one each in every major state-with the prime objectives of imparting quality technical education throughout the country and fostering national integration. The Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) program was started with 3 branches of engineering namely, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. Considering the success in achieving the objective of ensuring a promising carrier of the students of the above disciplines, inspired the committee to come up with new branches which led to the foundation of Electronics and Communication Department in 1983 with the initial intake of 20 students in under graduate (UG) program. Later on, due to successful completions of several batches, the strength of the department increased to 30 in 1988-89, 40 in 2005-06, 60 in 2006-07, 92 in 2008-09 and finally a total of 120 students in 2013-14. In 2013-14, the department bagged NBA accreditation for 5 years for UG program and became second NIT in India whose department of ECE has achieved this accreditation. Continuing with the successful road map, the department started its first post graduate (PG) program in Microelectronics and VLSI Design in 2007-08 with an initial intake of 13 students whose strength increased to 20 in 2008-09. But later on, in order to come up with a new specialization in PG program with the existing facilities, the number of intake was scaled down to 10 in 2014-15. In 2013-14, the department came up with a new PG program in Communication and Signal processing engineering.

Departmental Committees

Departmental UG Program Committee (DUPC)

Head of the Department Ex-officio
Prof. S Baishya Member
Dr. B Bhowmick (Shome) Member
Dr. Ashraf Hossain Member
Dr. T Goel Member
Dr. D S Gurjar Member
Dr. B Choudhuri Member Secretary
Dr. Malaya Dutta Borah (CSE) Member
Two students with CGPA not less than 7.5 to be nominated by the Head of the Department from 3rd/4th Year. Member

Departmental PG Program Committee (DPPC)

Head of the Department Ex-officio
Dr. P K Paul Member
Dr. B Basu Member
Dr. T Khan Member
Dr. A Nandi Member
Dr. U Chakraborty Member
Dr. R K Karsh Member
Dr. M V Swati Member
Dr. G Prasad Member Secretary
Prof B K Roy (EE) Member
One full time M. Tech, scholar with CGPA not less than 7.5 to be nominated by the Head of the Department. He/ She can participate only on major policy decision process. Member

Departmental PhD Monitoring Committee (DPMC)

Head of the Department Ex-officio
Dr. M Choudhury Member
Dr. R H Laskar Member
Dr. W Arif Member
Dr. K Guha Member
Dr. S K Tripathy Member
Dr. G S Baghel Member
Dr. T R Lenka Member Secretary
Dr. R Dasgupta (EI) Member
One PhD scholar of the Department to be nominated by the Head. He / She can participate only in major policy decision process, not involving a particular case, for PhD program of the Department. Member

Departmental Purchase Committee (DPC)

Head of the Department Ex-officio
Dr. W Arif Member
Dr. U Chakraborty Member
Dr. R Murugan Member
Dr. G S Baghel Member
Dr. K Guha Coordinator
Contact

HOD:Dr. R H Laskar
Phone: +91 9401437104
E-mail: hod[at]ece[dot]nits[dot]ac[dot]in
Office Staff: Mr. Pradyut Dev
Phone: +91-3842 242911.

Faculties


Professor (HAG)
Department: ECE
Phone: 9613871119
Email: fazal@ece.nits.ac.in

Professor
Department: ECE
Phone:
Email: sb[at]ece[dot]nits[dot]ac[dot]in

Associate Professor
Department: ECE
Phone: **********
Email: pkp059[at]gmail[dot]com

Associate Professor
Department: ECE
Phone: 9435171705
Email: m_chhanda@rediffmail.com

Associate Professor
Department: ECE
Phone: 09435173689
Email: mita[at]nits[dot]ac[dot]in

Associate Professor
Department: ECE
Phone: 9435176506
Email: klb@ece.nits.ac.in

Associate Professor
Department: ECE
Phone: 9401437104
Email: rhlaskar[at]ece[dot]nits[dot]ac[dot]in

Associate Professor
Department: ECE
Phone: 9954806903
Email: brindabhowmick[at]gmail[dot]com

Assistant Professor (Grade-I)
Department: ECE
Phone: 9435730057
Email: arif@ece.nits.ac.in

Assistant Professor Grade-I
Department: ECE
Phone: 9435072274
Email: koushik@ece.nits.ac.in

Assistant Professor (Grade-I)
Department: ECE
Phone: +91-9435387419
Email: trlenka[at]ece[dot]nits[dot]ac[dot]in

Assistant Professor
Department: ECE
Phone: 9706259112
Email: ashraf[at]ece[dot]nits[dot]ac[dot]in

Assistant Professor
Department: ECE
Phone: 9706924826
Email: ram[at]ece[dot]nits[dot]ac[dot]in

Assistant Professor
Department: ECE
Phone: **********
Email: gpkeshri@ece.nits.ac.in

Assistant Professor
Department: ECE
Phone: +91-9411823416
Email: ktaimoor@ece.nits.ac.in

Assistant Professor
Department: ECE
Phone: 08474801115
Email: banani[at]ece[dot]nits[dot]ac[dot]in

Assistant Professor
Department: ECE
Phone: 9465407913
Email: sktripathy[at]ece[dot]nits[dot]ac[dot]in

Assistant Professor
Department: ECE
Phone: +91-7002270524
Email: arnab[at]ece[dot]nits[dot]ac[dot]in

Assistant Professor
Department: ECE
Phone: 9678818888
Email: ujjal@ece.nits.ac.in

Assistant Professor
Department: ECE
Phone: 9833726832
Email: chandrajit.choudhary[at]gmail[dot]com

Assistant Professor
Department: ECE
Phone: +91-9816109945
Email: robin@ece.nits.ac.in

Assistant Professor
Department: ECE
Phone: 8249314828
Email: prabina@ece.nits.ac.in

Assistant Professor
Department: ECE
Phone: +91-9600081925
Email: murugan.rmn@ece.nits.ac.in

Assistant Professor Grade-II
Department: ECE
Phone: +91-8919656541
Email: kavicharan@ece.nits.ac.in

Assistant Professor
Department: ECE
Phone: +91-7005665549
Email: puspa.devi[at]ece[dot]nits[dot]ac[dot]in

Assistant Professor
Department: ECE
Phone: +91-7987013588
Email: gaurav@ece.nits.ac.in

Assistant Professor
Department: ECE
Phone: +91-8876411266
Email: swati@ece.nits.ac.in

Assistant Professor
Department: ECE
Phone: 9541345413
Email: triptigoel@ece.nits.ac.in

Assistant Professor
Department: ECE
Phone: +91-8839111530
Email: dsgurjar@ece.nits.ac.in

Trainee Teacher
Department: ECE
Phone: +91-9864295004
Email: anupal.deka[at]ece[dot]nits[dot]ac[dot]in

Assistant Professor
Department: ECE
Phone:
Email: bijitchoudhuri@ece.nits.ac.in

Projects


List of ongoing research funded projects

Ongoing projects' list

Sponsored/Funded Projects (Completed):

Sl. No.

Project Name

Principal Investigator

Funding Agency

1.

Sub threshold modelling & Simulation of Fin FETs

Prof. S. Baishya

AICTE, Govt. of India

2.

National MEMs Design Centre(a nationally co-ordinated NPMASS program)

Prof. S. Baishya

DRDO, Govt. of India

3.

Special Manpower Development Program (SMDP) II

Dr. K.L. Baishnab

DIT, MHRD, Govt. of India

4.

MODROB (Modernization of DSP Lab)

Dr. K.L. Baishnab

AICTE, Govt. of India

Sponsored/Funded Projects:

1.

Investigation of Some Binary Metal Oxide material for Resistive Switching Memory

Prof. F.A. Talukdar

AICTE, Govt. of India

2.

Development of speech based multilevel person Authentication System

Dr. R.H. Laskar

DeitY, MHRD, Govt. of India

3.

Development of Prototype Video Surveillance System using Face Recognition

Prof. F.A. Talukdar and

Dr. R.H. Laskar

BRNS, BARC, Govt. of India

4.

Development of NDS and DiCoBA for Disaster Communication

Prof. S Baishya and

Mr. W. Arif

DeitY, MHRD, Govt. of India

5.

SoC Design and implementation of smart visual system using Analog & mixed mode VLSI circuit

Dr. K.L. Baishnab

DeitY, MHRD, Govt. of India

6.

Design of Reconfigurable Defected Ground Structure Resonator for Wireless Application

Dr. Arnab Nandi

Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), DST, Govt. of India

7.

Deployment of Wireless Sensor Network for Enhancing Tea Production in North-Eastern India

Dr. Banani Basu and Dr. Arnab Nandi

Science, Technology and Innovation Scheme (STIS), NIT Silchar

Institute-Industry Partnership:

  • Xilinx University Program (XUP)
  • TI- Lab by Texas Instruments Ltd.
  • Cadence Centre of Excellence by Entuple Technologies, Bangalore
  • INTEL Higher Education Programme.

Courses / Programmes


  • Ph. D.
  • M. Tech.
  • B. Tech.

Ph. D.:

  • Ph.D. Programme Co-ordinator:
    Dr. Trupti Ranjan Lenka
    Asst. Professor,
    Email: trlenka@ece.nits.ac.in
    Mobile: +91 9435387419
  • Thrust Research Areas

M. Tech. Specialization:

  1. ME&VLSI:
  2. CSPE:

B. Tech.:

Research


Groups:

Core Research Groups

Achievements



Placement


  • B. Tech.
  • M. Tech.

B. Tech. Placement Statistics:

Sl. No.

Statistics

2010-14

2011-15

1

Total no. of eligible candidates

73

74

2

No. of eligible candidates placed

69

69


M. Tech. Placements in Percentage:

Category

2013-15

2012-14

2011-13

Research & Higher studies

43

48

33

Teaching

7

26

33

PSU & IT

21

5

33

Others

29

21

1

Events


  • Workshops/FDP/Conference organized: >> Click Here to view the Workshops/FDP/Conference organized by ECE Dept.
  • Societies:
    1. Electronics and Communications Society (ECS): ECS organised -
      • C programming in Oct ’14.
      • Embedded System Training in Sept ’14.
      • Web Development in Aug ’14.
      • GATE Coaching for Pre-Final and Final year students started from Aug ’15.
      • Robotics Events under Robotics Club Participation in Technical Events in IITs and NITs.
    2. IEEE Electron Device Society (EDS): EDS organised -
      • Distinguished Lecture on "VLSI - The Soul of Engineering Evolution in Electronics" on 15th Sept., 2015,
      • Three Days Workshop on "Recent Trends in Microelectronics and MEMS Technologies" on 10-12 April, 2015,
      • One Day Workshop on “MEMS” on 7th Feb., 2015,
      • Two-Days Workshop on “MEMS and SENSORS” during 11-12 Sept., 2013,
      • IEEE Distinguished Lecturer (DL) Talk on 10 Sept., 2013,
      • One Day Seminar on “Interdisciplinary Research on Biomedical Engineering" on 26 Aug., 2013.
    3. IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS),
    4. IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc).

Contact Us


HOD: Dr. R H Laskar
Phone: +919401437104
E-mail: klb[at]ece[dot]nits[dot]ac[dot]in
Office Staff: Mr. Pradyut Dev
Phone: +91-3842 242911.

FAQ


  1. Microelectronics & VLSI Design
  2. Semiconductor Device, Modeling and Simulations
  3. MEMS-CMOS Co-design related toSpectrum Sensing in Wireless Technology
  4. Digital System Design
  5. Signal Processing
  6. Communication Engineering
  7. Power Electronics
  8. Ad-hoc & Sensor Networks

  1. Microelectronics & VLSI Design Engineering
  2. Communication & Signal Processing Engineering
For M.Tech., External Experts from the relevant areas are invited to evaluate the project. Distribution of the marks for the project evaluation is 70% from external and 30% from the internal project guide.
For B-Tech, a group of four members from the department is formed for evaluating the project of the student. Distribution of the marks for the project evaluation is out of 30 marks of mid semester examination 10 marks from the panel members and 20 from the supervisor and out of 70 marks of end semester examination 40 marks from the panel members and 30 marks from the supervisor.

Remedial classes are taken by the faculty members for their improvement. Students are also counseled by the faculty members.

More than 90% of the students are getting job in campus interviews. Institute is having its Training and Placement Cell which is taking care of the training and placement of students.

Yes, students of the department are always encouraged for higher studies. Students are getting admission in to M-Tech, MS and PhD in different institutes like NIT, IIT and abroad.

Yes. Students of other departments can access the laboratories of ECE Department. Students of other departments are usually coming to our labs for accessing different hardware and software tools.