FUTURE STUDENTS
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.

Specialisation

  1. Wireless Communication
  2. Communications and Signal Processing
  3. Electronic System Design
  4. Internet of Things
  5. Embedded Systems

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
  • Satellite Communications
  • Advanced VLSI
  • Internet of Things
  • Computer Vision
  • Power Electronics
  • Radar Engineering
  • Cellular and Mobile Communications
  • Advanced Wireless Broadband Communications

List of Open Elective Courses in ECE

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Statistical Modeling for Data Science
  • Wireless Sensor Networks and Applications
  • Machine Learning
  • Computational Geometry and Applications
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Mining
  • Introduction to Information Security
  • Natural Language Processing

Activities @NU-ECE

ECE NUtons at Tech Fests

The Robotics Club participated in several events winning honors and awards along the way. The teams, led by ECE 3rd year students, included students from 1st to 3rd year from both ECE and CSE streams.

Techkriti at IIT Kanpur - 2018

  • IARC (Flagship event) – Reached Finals, stood in top 10 among 50 teams
  • ELECTRADE(Flagship Event) - Shortlisted for Round 2 among 30 teams
  • BEST MANAGER (Business events) - Shortlisted for Round 2
  • MANDAKINI (Astrophysics) - Stood 4th
  • CREATIVE MAPPING (ARTS) - One of the top teams among 10 teams

Cliffesto at NIT Srinagar -2018

  • Robosoccer (Flagship event) – 3rd Place
  • Flotter – 2nd Place
  • Debugger competitions – 3rd Place

Apogee at BITS Pilani - 2018

  • Hackatronics (Flagship event) – 1st Place
  • Robosoccer (Flagship Event) – 1st Place
  • Good-bye Earth – 1st Place
  • Bob the Builder – 2nd Place
  • Everyone Dies – 2nd Place

Industry Linkage with ST Microelectronics

3rd Year ECE students are undertaking a unique pedagogical experiment that will further strengthen Industry-Course linkages thus making the course content industry relevant. Students are working on live ST Microelectronics projects under direct industry guidance while undergoing their courses in the University.

STM Boards and IDE (Integrated Development Environment) have been made available to the students. Virtual Meeting tools and email are used by students to communicate with their STM supervisor daily. This unique experience will prepare them better for Industry Practice and Placements.

NIIT University IEEE Student Chapter

IEEE Student Chapter was opened at NU giving an opportunity for NU students to participate and collaborate in research and innovation activities at national and international level. Prof. Mahesh Bundele, SMIEEE Membership Chair, Rajasthan Sub-section, spoke at the inaugural function.

R&D Projects at B.Tech

  • Design and hardware realization of Semiconductor Parameter Analyzer
  • Using Technology for Yoga Posture Monitoring to Assist Improving Social and Academic Skills Acquisition Ability of Educable Students
  • P-Agri: Pervasive Agriculture
  • Detection of the size of any body part using Image Processing
  • Energy-Efficient Approach Towards Network Intelligence in Cooperative Communication in Vehicle Environment
  • Sign Realization of Multimedia Sequences
  • Segregating photographs based of face detection
  • Design analysis of Rectennas for wireless energy harvesting
  • Development of WiMAX based Cognitive Communication Technology
  • Self-Acquisition of Critical Skills using Mobile Apps for Adolescents with Learning Disabilities
  • Design of power aware routing for Ad-Hoc networks in disaster recovery
  • Design of a secure smart card-based multi-server authentication scheme
  • Effective end-to-end authentication scheme for wearable health monitoring systems

Industry Practice Work Undertaken

Organization - CDIL (Continental Device India Limited), R&D Division

Projects

  1. Automatic Functional Card Tester for Air Conditioner’s Electronic Card
  2. Automatic LED Driver Tester
  3. IoT (Internet of Things) enabled Air Purifier Product

Organization – PhotoElectricChefs

Projects

  1. Water Metering
  2. Vehicle Tracking System (Boom Barrier Integration)

Organization – Applied Solar Technologies

Projects

  1. Battery balancing and monitoring
  2. Site Data Analysis and hardware testing

Organization – ECIL (Electronics Corporation of India Limited)

  1. Design and development of Board support package device drivers for single board computer based on Freescale processor
  2. Application Development based on Bluetooth Low Energy, WiFi and Zigbee (Internet of Things)

Organization – Samtel Avionics

Project

  1. Wireless Data Acquisition System using ARM Cortex Microcontrollers

Organization – Ahoy Systems

Project

  1. IoT-based Smart E-surveillance for Bank ATMs

ECE Students Placements

  • Honeywell
  • Havells
  • Team Indus
  • Vidyut Yantra Udyog
  • Spectross
  • Next Education