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BTech ECE

BTech Electronics & Communication Engineering

NIIT University’s (NU) BTech Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE) programme aims to create professionals who can engineer large, relevant and robust electronics & communications systems. The BTech ECE 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 provides mastery over advanced topics in Embedded Systems, Wireless Broadband Communications and Digital Signal Processing to enable students to straddle the overlapping fields of Electronics, Communications and Computer Science.
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Three areas in ECE are growing at a rapid pace:

Programme outcomes

NU’s undergraduate programmes in Engineering and Management are designed to provide thorough grounding in the respective disciplines, offer a course of work that prepares them for either a professional career or advanced degrees.
NU expects that graduates of the undergraduate Engineering programmes will demonstrate the following programme outcomes as defined by NBA (National Board of Accreditation).

PO1

Engineering knowledge

Apply the knowledge of Mathematics, Science, fundamentals of Engineering and an engineering specialisation to the solution of complex engineering problems.

PO2

Problem analysis

Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyse complex engineering problems to reach substantiated conclusions using first principles of Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Engineering Sciences.

PO3

Design/Develop solutions

Design solutions for complex engineering problems and system components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, and cognisant of cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

PO4

Conduct investigations of complex problems

Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesise information to provide valid conclusions.

PO5

Modern tool usage

Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modelling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.

PO6

The engineer and society

Apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues, and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.

PO7

Environment and sustainability

Understand the impact of professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.

PO8

Ethics

Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.

PO9

Individual and teamwork

Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

PO10

Communication

Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large. This includes being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

PO11

Project management and finance

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and/or leader in a team, to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.

PO12

Life-long learning

Recognise the need for, and have the preparation and ability to, engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

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Key differentiators

NU’s BTech ECE programme is designed to cater to these latest and emerging trends in consultation with the electronics industry so that our students have a distinctive edge when they step out into the industry.

Programme outline

NU’s four-year (8 semesters) BTech ECE programme uses industry-linked, project-based learning. Students apply what they learn by executing mini projects that are relevant to the industry. This not only minimises the gap between classroom and practice but also orients the student to solve current and future industry problems.

Course category Credits
Basic Sciences 20
Engineering Sciences 09
Professional compulsory 80
Industry Practice 20
Professional Electives 24
Open Electives 08
Humanities and Social Sciences / Activity Oriented  Courses 18
Total credits 179
  • 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
  • Optoelectronics and Optical Communications
  • Control Theory
  • Coding and Information Theory
  • 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
  • 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

Placements

NU’s BTech ECE students stand out in the crowd. Their higher-order thinking abilities and problem-solving skills combined with their entrepreneurial spirit give them a sharp competitive edge. This is reflected in our high placement record.

100%

BTech ECE students placed* in 2021

Industry projects

Industry projects at NU are a great source of experiential learning, a thrilling experience for students. It gives them the opportunity to explore new problems and find solutions. NU has developed many strong industry relationships giving NUtons the limitless opportunity to look for new problems and solve them while they are still studying at the university. Such real-life problem solving skills holds them in good stead when they step out into the real world.
Here is a glimpse of the projects BTech ECE students have been working on, during their Industry Practice
Organisation: Zest IOT

Projects:
  • Container Tracking: To track the movement of the containers even when there is no sky view.
  • Camera AI project implementation: To track the movement of the gas cylinders through cameras.
  • Tug Boats: To track the movement of the boats; to track the fuel consumption, engine status as well all related information; perform analytics on the visualised data.
Organisation: Inker Robotics

Projects:
  • A speech-to-text algorithm which is going to be used in various devices which Inker Robotics plans to develop
Organisation: CDIL (Continental Device India Limited), R&D Division

Projects:
  • Automatic functional card tester for air electronic cards in air conditioner
  • Automatic LED driver tester
  • IoT-enabled air purifier products
Organisation: PhotoElectricChefs

Projects:
  • Water metering
  • Vehicle tracking system (boom barrier integration)
Organisation: Applied Solar Technologies

Projects:
  • Battery balancing and monitoring
  • Site data analysis and hardware testing
Organisation: ECIL (Electronics Corporation of India Limited)

Projects:
  • Design and development of board support package device drivers for single board computer based on free scale processor
  • Application development based on Bluetooth low energy, WiFi and Zigbee (Internet of Things)
Organisation: Samtel Avionics

Projects:
  • Wireless data acquisition system using ARM cortex microcontrollers
Organisation: Ahoy Systems

Projects:
  • IoT-based Smart E-surveillance for Bank ATMs
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Recent capstone projects

Capstone project Students Programme/ Year
IOT-based solar tracer and solar monitoring system Emon, Avinash, Sagar M BTech ECE, Class of 2022
IOT-based disease detection and plant health monitoring system Sudha Choudhary, Richard Tony, Aditya Gaonkar BTech ECE, Class of 2022
Method to boost harvested electrical energy from living plants Tanishq Saini Tanmay Prabhakar Joyashi Shivam Verma BTech ECE, Class of 2021
Personalised location-based tracking Karthik Upadhyayula Mohd Anas Saifi Tarun Aggarwal BTech ECE, Class of 2021
Design of low power SRAM for embedded memory Rahul Singh Rawat BTech ECE, Class of 2021
Software modelling of sensors and creation of a virtual sensor network Neelakshi Talukdar Akash Chakraborty Anurag Paul BTech ECE, Class of 2021
Design and development of an android app for virtual dissection of electrical appliances Pranav V Pramod BTech ECE, Class of 2021
Simulation study of nanoscale MOSFETs for low power application Karthik Ram Mamidala BTech ECE, Class of 2021
TV show popularity analysis using data mining Subhankar BTech ECE, Class of 2021
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Research projects & publications

At NU, imparting research-driven education is one of our core principles. The focus is on training the mind to take a fresh look at and solve any problem. Immersion in a research culture equips students with a mindset for solving problems throughout their life. Keeping this in mind, the university has designed each programme to engage students in research. Every student, irrespective of discipline, successfully imbibes this quality through hands-on experience of applying research methodology to a variety of problems.
Students of BTech ECE have been conducting research on a wide range of areas and publishing their research at prestigious conferences and in leading journals.

Selected List of R&D Projects:

  • IOT-based solar tracer and solar monitoring system for maximum power efficiency and design of energy harvesting system
  • IOT- and vision-based solution in smart fitting rooms
  • Vision-based pose estimation approach used in IOT application
  • Scale Invariant Object/Place Identifier
  • GAIT Signature for Identification System
  • IoT in Retail Advertisement
  • QR-Code based Visitor Self-Navigation System for University Campuses
  • 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

Selected List of Research Papers by ECE Students:

  • C.Aishwarya, Kinjal Parate, Neha Tiwari presented a research paper on ‘Evolution of Display Technology’ in the International Conference, NUclearCSE2022, India, January 20-22, 2022.
  • Mamidala Karthik Ram, Neha Tiwari, Dawit Burusie Abdi, Sneh Saurabh published a research paper on ‘Drain Induced Barrier Widening and Reverse Short Channel Effects in Tunneling FETs: Investigation and Analysis’ in IEEE Access, Volume 09, November 2021, Page 150366-150372. SCImago Q1, Impact Factor: 4.48. ISSN(P): 2169-3536, ISSN (O): 2169-3536, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3125856
  • Mamidala Karthik Ram, Neha Tiwari, Dawit Burusie Abdi, Sneh Saurabh published a research paper on ‘Effect of Drain Induced Barrier Enhancement on Subthreshold Swing and OFF-State Current of Short Channel MOSFETs: A TCAD Study’, IEEE Access, Volume 09, October 2021, Page 141321-141328. SCImago Q1, Impact Factor: 4.48. ISSN(P): 2169-3536, ISSN (O): 2169-3536, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3119858.
  • Debesh Bar, Dhruv Pande, Manveer S. Sandhu and Vikas Upadhyaya (2015) presented a research paper on “Real-time Security Solution for Automatic Detection and Tracking of Intrusion”in International Conference on Image Information Processing, PP. 399-402.
  • Pranith K. Thadagoppula and Vikas Upadhyaya (2016) published a research paper on “Vehicle speed detection using Image processing” in International Conference on Computer, Control, Informatics and its applications, PP. 11-16.
  • Samarth Gupta and Vikas Upadhyaya (2016) published a research paper on “Automated Vehicle Detection Using Optical Fiber Communication” in IEEE Sensors, PP. 1-3.
  • Akash Chakraborty, Neelakshi Talukdar and Vikas Upadhyaya (2022) presented a research paper on “An Autonomous Virtual Tour Guide System for Tourists” in the International Conference, ‘NUclearCSE2022’, India, January 20-22, 2022.

Student Achievements

Super-achiever Karthik works wonders in nanolectronics research
Karthik was fascinated by research in nanoelectronic devices, right from his school days and dreamt of specialising in nanoelectronics. NU opened the doors for him to chase his dreams. The ‘best researcher’ award at the university’s Nanoelectronics Premier League, followed by his R&D and capstone projects catapulted him closer to his goal. A 6-month rigorous industry practice at IIT, Delhi along with two research papers took him further ahead. Today, he is a student at Lund University, Sweden, pursuing a master’s programme in Nanoscience and wishes to get into a PhD programme after that. To know how NU helped to fulfill Kathik’s dream, read his story.
Karthik Ram Mamidala Student achievements

Student Achievements

Samarth Gupta, makes his mark globally with professional stints at international powerhouses.
For Alumnus Samarth Gupta, NIIT University’s academics and well-rounded student experience prepared him for a flourishing career in the constantly evolving technology industry. Samarth Gupta, BTech ECE, Class of 2017, said, “NU prepared me for the industry by building a strong foundation of skills that gave me the confidence to handle the dynamics of every role and project.” Read his exciting journey ahead here
Samarth Gupta

Meet our faculty

Shivendra Nath Sharan
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Prof S N Sharan

Professor and Area Director

Arghya Guchhait
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Dr Arghya Guchhait

Assistant Professor

Jetendra Joshi
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Mr Jetendra Joshi

Assistant Professor

Neha Tiwari
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Dr Neha Tiwari

Assistant Professor

Meera S Datta
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Meera S Datta

Assistant Professor

Vikas Upadhyaya
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Dr Vikas Upadhyay

Assistant Professor

Specialisation

Communication and Signal  Processing

 
  • Advanced Digital Signal Processing
  • Optical Networks
  • Non-linear Optical Communications
  • Introduction to Nano-Optics and Nano-Photonics
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Computer Vision

Wireless Communication

 
  • Wireless Broadband Communications
  • Advanced Wireless Broadband Communications
  • Cellular and Mobile Communication
  • Radar Engineering
  • Satellite Communication

VLSI and Embedded Systems

 
  • Advanced Embedded Systems
  • Introduction to Internet of Things
  • Advanced VLSI
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Computer Vision
  • Power Electronics and Instrumentation

Renewable Energy & Electric Vehicle

   
  • Electrical Vehicle Electronics
  • Introduction to Renewable Energy
  • Power Electronics and Drives
  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Energy Storage

Robotics and IOT

   
  • Industrial Control, Robotics and Automation
  • Real Time Operating Systems
  • IOT and Sensor Networks
  • Kinematics of Robots
  • Architecture, Protocols and Design Principles of IOT
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Programme architecture

Course codeCourseLTPC
MAT 112Calculus3104
EL 111Fundamentals of Electronics3104
 Science I3024
TA 111Fundamentals of Computer Programming2044
TA 202Engineering Graphics/ Workshop Practice2023
TA 2121043
TA 102Communication Skills/HSSM-I2023
 3003
NU 111Community Connect0021
 Total semester L-T-P-C1521022
Course codeCourseLTPC
MAT 101Algebra & Differential Equation3104
 Science II3024
ENV 301Environmental Science3003
CS 102Data Structures3024
TA 202Engineering Graphics / Workshop Practice2023
TA 2121043
TA 102Communication Skills / HSSM-I2023
 3003
NU 112Community Connect0021
 Total semester L-T-P-C1611022
Course codeCourse LTPC
MAT 221Probability & Random Process3104
EL 101Digital Logic and Circuit3034
EL 112Analog Electronics3024
CS 251Object Oriented Programming2044
EL 211Signal & System3104
 HSSM-II3003
NU 211Community Connect0021
 Total semester L-T-P-C172923
Course codeCourseLTPC
EL 321Electromagnetic Theory3104
EL 212Linear Integrated Circuits and Instrumentation3104
CS 122Computer Architecture & Organisation3024
EL 311Digital Signal Processing3024
EC 202Analog and Digital Communications3034
 HSSM-III3003
NU 212Community Connect0021
 Total semester L-T-P-C181722
Course codeCourseLTPC
EL 301Integrated Electronics3024
COM 212Communication Networks3024
EC 301Antenna and Microwave Propagation3024
EL 202Microprocessor & Microcontroller3024
EC 311Opto Electronics & Optical Communication3024
 HSSM-IV3003
NU 311Community Connect0021
 Total semester L-T-P-C1801023
Course codeCourseLTPC
EC 302Control Theory3024
 Professional Elective – I3024
 Professional Elective – II3024
EC 312Coding and Information Theory3104
NU 302R&D Project1064
 HSSM-V3003
NU 312Community Connect0021
 Total semester L-T-P-C1611223
Course codeCourseLTPC
 Professional Elective – III3024
 Professional Elective – IV3024
 Professional Elective – V3024
 Open Elective – I3024
 Open Elective – II3024
 Capstone Project – I1064
NU 411Community Connect0021
 Total semester L-T-P-C1801023
Course codeCourse LTPC
NU 402Industry Practice/Project004020
Programme specific outcomes

Programme specific outcomes

PSO1
Demonstrate competence in designing, implementing and testing an electronics-based system, solving a real-world problem, by utilising advanced technologies, platforms and tools.
PSO2
Apply the fundamental concepts of electronics and communication engineering to design a variety of components and systems for applications including signal processing, image processing, communication, networking, embedded systems, VLSI and control systems
PSO3
Select and apply cutting-edge engineering hardware and software tools to solve complex Electronics and Communication Engineering problems.
PSO4
Apprehend and analyse specific engineering problems of communication, networking, electrical & electronics circuits, signal processing, computer programming, embedded systems, VLSI design and semiconductor technology by applying the knowledge of Basic Sciences, Engineering Mathematics and Engineering Fundamentals.
PSO5
Ability to design and implement the acquired technical knowledge with proficiency in logical programming for applications in Electronics & Communication Engineering.
PSO6
To implant the capacity to apply the concepts of Electronics, Communications, Signal processing, VLSI, Control Systems etc., in the design, development and implementation of application oriented engineering systems.
PSO7
An ability to isolate and solve complex problems in the domain of electronics and communication using the latest hardware and software tools, along with analytical and managerial skills to arrive at cost effective and optimum solutions, either independently or as a team.

Events & conferences

BTech ECE is always buzzing with exciting and engaging events. Here’s a peak into some of our most memorable ones.

ECE NUtons at Tech Fests



The Robotics Club participated in several events winning honors and awards along the way. The teams, led by third year ECE students, included first to third-year students 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
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FAQs

Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) encompasses emerging technologies such as IoT & IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things), AI-driven Automation, 5G, etc. that offers the promise of an exciting career. Studying this domain of engineering would mean mastering the skills related to electronic device design as well as core aspects of communication engineering. It also gives an insight into the world of computer software and hardware. With the modern world gradually moving towards technology-driven operations, this amalgamation of key engineering areas would pave the way for an enriching career.
Electronics and Communications are the two most happening areas of modern technology. The demand for both these has remained quite high in the last few years and is expected to grow in the coming years. This is the reason that BTech ECE graduates can find jobs easily in both the public and private sector. ECE students can also show the flexibility of choosing software over hardware. Companies like JIO, Reliance, and Airtel are among the top recruiters of BTech ECE graduates. Hence, considering the career prospects, electronics and communications engineering ECE is surely a beneficial stream for engineering aspirants. Communication Engineering is of the major thrust areas in the government’s plan as well. As the country is ushering in 5G one can foresee a lot of employment potential.
When your choice is driven by passion, everything becomes easy and enjoyable. Every programme, degree, field of study requires dedication and hard work and also the will to pursue it. It all depends on you and your interests. Electronics and communications engineering It will be easy for you if you are good in Mathematics, understand the logic of programming languages, and are very good at grasping knowledge related to circuits, digitalisation, electronics and communication devices.
BTech ECE graduates can have careers in industries like Consumer Electronics manufacturing organisations, Automotive, Telecommunication & IT industries, Healthcare equipment manufacturing, Mobile Communication (2G, 3G, and 4G), Internet technologies, Power Electronics, and other industries like steel, petroleum and chemical industry, etc. Electronics and communication engineering ECE students also have lots of opportunities in government and private companies in the areas of design, manufacture, installation, operation, and maintenance of electronics equipment and systems. New opportunities and avenues are also opening up for electronics and& communication engineers due to integration of electronics into various new industrial verticals. The latest technologies include self-driving cars, autonomous drone logistics, robotics, automation in industries, smart energy systems etc. These industries demand engineers who are more hands-on with the latest technologies.
Knowledge in ECE subjects can help graduates work in the following industries:

1. Analog and Radio Frequency Circuits: Without these, cell phones, Wi-Fi, television will cease to exist. A lot of industries are established to meet the consumer demands and in the process, they openopened up a lot of job opportunities for electronics engineers.

2. Communication & Signal Processing: This particular technology finds its application in transmission, storage and analysis of information signals.

3. Computer & Digital Systems: All the industries are able to advance technologically at a faster pace than before with the help of computers. These digital systems are everywhere from smart watches to Mars rovers.

4. Networking: With the boom on the internet, we are experiencing 3G, 4G services which help the organisations and industries to easily collaborate with people. There is a lot of scope for engineers who want to work in this technology.

5. Computer Vision & Image Processing: These technologies are helping computers in the areas like medical, surveying, photogrammetry etc. For instance, now we have medical devices that can analyse data to not only display images but identify diseases too with the help of magneto-resonance imaging technology.

6. Control Systems & Robotics: With the advancement in the technologies lately more and more industries are adopting automation and robots into their operations to improve their efficiency. And a lot more industries are expected to adopt these technologies in the coming years.

7. Remote Sensing: Communication via radio waves is essential for mobile devices, radios, and all the devices that are connected to the internet. From mapping to navigation, remote sensing plays a vital role in various technologies.

8. Nanotechnology: The more efficient solar cells, faster transistors, tracking chips and microscopic sensors that we see today are the products of nanotechnology. Lot of industries are is adapting this technology to make their products smaller and more efficient.

9. Sustainable Energy & Power systems: Now industries are investing lots of their money and time to develop more efficient solar cells, windmills, systems that can generate power from tides etc. This technology offers a wide range of job opportunities for electronics engineers.

10. Energy Storage Technology: The demand for energy storage systems is likely to grow exponentially globally as the world shifts towards renewable energy sources. This shift will mandate both grid level and unit level energy storage systems that are of viable size, cost, and energy efficiency. Significant research is currently being conducted on materials, engineering, and other optimisations.
Currently, NU offers specialisations in Communication and Signal Processing, Wireless Communication, VLSI and Embedded Systems, Robotics and IoT, Electrical Vehicles and Renewable Energy.