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Electronics & Communication Engineering at NU

B.Tech - Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE)

The B.Tech Programme in Electronics & Communication Engineering aims to create professionals who can engineer large, relevant and robust electronics & communications systems. The programme provides students a strong foundation in the fundamentals of electronics and communications engineering through courses such as Analog & Digital Communications, Digital Logic & Circuits, Coding & Information Theory, etc. The programme then provides mastery over advanced topics in Embedded Systems, Wireless Broadband Communications and Digital Signal Processing to enable students straddle the overlapping fields of Electronics, Communications and Computer Science.

Concentration Areas

  1. Wireless Communication
  2. Image Processing
  3. Electronic System Design
  4. Internet of Things

Programme Design Philosophy

The four-year (8-semesters) B.Tech Programme in Electronics & Communication Engineering uses Industry-linked Project-based Learning as a basis wherein students apply what they learn by executing mini-projects of relevance to the industry. This not only minimizes the gap between classroom and practice but also orients the student to solve current and future industry problems.

Some unique features that enable the above are:

Workshop Practice – A path-breaking approach to orient future engineers to product development. Students undergo the complete idea-to-product development life cycle from circuit design, PCB design and fabrication, PCB assembling and testing, product packaging including designing and fabrication of the housing. They also get exposure to modern manufacturing processes through working with CNC machines.




Silicon d’Art - A unique learning methodology that uses exhibition as a mode to encourage students to build prototypes and demonstrate them as part of a course. Students choose project ideas of practical importance in day-to-day life from diverse fields such as Robotics, Automation, Security, Communications, Surveillance and Gaming and build prototypes from scratch. This encourages not only out-of-classroom learning but also the entrepreneurial spirit in them. Some interesting projects executed are – E-Glove, Heartbeat Counter, Bluetooth Key Finder.

Undergraduate Research –An opportunity provided to B.Tech students to undertake research work at the undergraduate level itself. The curriculum of B.Tech Electronics and Communication encourages subject specific research and development activities in frontier areas of the domain under the guidance of ECE faculty. Those interested can continue working on the project during summer term. NURap (NU Research Assistantship Programme) provides a monthly monetary assistantship and can be availed of during the R&D Project and afterwards also if the project work continues.

ECE Students at CANSAT 2015

Industry Practice –A mandatory component that enables students to work in the industry on real projects under direct guidance of industry professional.This Industry-linked academic program enables students to graduate with the skills, knowledge and hands-on experience sought by employers worldwide. It not only helps in identifying right career opportunities but also equips them with the ability to give direct their own careers.

Laboratories @ NU-ECE

Well-equipped labs are made available to B.Tech and Doctoral students all through the year to pursue their academic and research work. See https://www.niituniversity.in/research/labs-and-centres-of-excellence

Microwave and Antenna Lab

Optical Communication Lab

Power Electronics Lab

Satellite Communication Lab

Digital Logic and Circuits Lab

Lab in progress...

Analog Communication Lab

Analog Communication Lab

Control Systems Lab

Wireless Communications Lab

Microprocessors and Microcontrollers Lab

Lab in progress...

Faculty @ NU-ECE

With the right mix of experienced and young faculty as well as adjunct faculty drawn from relevant industry and research institutions, students in the ECE area get to work with the best minds in the field. In addition to teaching and institution building responsibilities, the committed faculty are actively involved in research publishing their work in reputed conferences and journals – both national and international. B.Tech and Ph.D students are involved in all research activities. Faculty at NU – Electronics & Communication area are conducting research in the broad areas of communications and signal processing, wireless broadband communications, cognitive radio and sensor networks and vehicular communications.

Programme Outline

Semesters

8 (4 Years)

Total Credits:

178

ECE Core Courses

52 credits

ECE Electives

20 credits

Industry Practice

20 credits

R&D Project

4 credits

Breakup of a Typical Course

Lectures

61%

Tutorials

4%

Practicals

35%

List of Professional Core Courses in ECE

  • Digital Logic and Circuit
  • Analog Electronics
  • Signal & System
  • Electromagnetic Theory
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Analog and Digital Communications
  • Integrated Electronics
  • Communication Network
  • Antenna and Microwave Propagation
  • Microprocessor & Microcontroller
  • Fiber-Optic and Satellite Communications Systems
  • Control Theory
  • Coding and Information Theory

List of Professional Elective Courses in ECE

  • Advanced Embedded Systems
  • Advanced Digital Signal Processing
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Wireless Broadband Communications
  • Optical Networks
  • Non-Linear Optical Communication