Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) is a swiftly advancing field, with new ideas emerging every other second. From mobile phones to fiber optics and remote sensing, there are exciting avenues to explore and create. The ECE department at SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) prepares students for careers in this constantly evolving discipline.
"Deparment of ECE has received a grant of Rs. 55 Lakhs from the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, under Fund for Improvement of Science and Technology (FIST) scheme. Infrastructure created under this scheme includes:
Students pursuing B.Tech. in ECE have a full and flexible undergraduate curriculum. Numerous streams can be tailored to fit every individual's interests, skills and career goals. Students can prepare for technological careers in industry, academia or management.
Postgraduate study in ECE prepares students for leadership roles in research, development and design positions that require skillful and imaginative engineering solutions. The department offers several postgraduate degrees in the latest advanced technology.
Most faculty members are accomplished doctorates and postgraduates with considerable research and academic experience. An American professor served as a visiting faculty in our department and there are many industry-savvy professionals. The department has specialists from the fields of device electronics, signal processing, microwave & optical engineering, wireless communication, embedded systems and VLSI design.
Interdisciplinary research, a system-level approach and close ties with industry combine to yield up-to-date research. The department has received large funds from AICTE for research in the area of biomedical instrumentation for the project 'Non-invasive optical imaging for tissue characterization'. The department received government funding for upgrading its fiber optic, DSP and VLSI laboratories. Strong ties with industry complement these top-notch research opportunities. Through research center industrial liaison programs and departmental advisory boards, faculty and students can work towards future technologies.
The ECE Department holds national and international conferences that function like informal think tanks. Faculty and students benefit from guest lectures on the latest innovations in both established and emerging fields. Professional associations, such as the ECE association and the IEEE student chapter, prove valuable for information gathering and networking. Students are also sponsored to attend conferences abroad.
Few students with the help of their guide have presented papers in international conferences held in USA and Malaysia. Two more students walked away with the prestigious Young Engineer Fellowships from IIT, Chennai and IISc, Bangalore. One faculty member, two years back won the 'Career Award for Young Teachers'; now she has been awarded 'ISTE Periyar Award for Best Engineering College Teacher 2008' by Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE). The Department bagged funds from the university to carry out several pilot projects.
Through University Semester Abroad Program, 11 students have been sent to reputed international universities like MIT-USA, University of California at Davis-USA, University of Wisconsin-USA, Lille Catholic University-France and University of Western Australia- Australia. Our Professor & Head visited University of California at Davis and universities around to understand international academic processes and procedures, for incorporation in our department so as to be in tune with rest of the world.
The department works closely with several reputable ECE industries and organizations. These relationships aid joint research, funded projects and provide the opportunity to master executive-style communication. The department also conducts part-time B.Tech. program for NOKIA company executives. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed with the Centre for Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CEERI), Taramani to work together in industrial projects as well as for academic interactions.
The ECE Department prepares students to pursue leadership, technical, and management positions in a variety of industries. Students have obtained placements at leading companies such as Intel, Texas Instruments, Infosys, TCS, Keane, Mindtree, Wipro, Cognizant Technologies and Tata Elxsi. Some are pursuing their higher studies in prestigious institutions in India and abroad.