The Department of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering started functioning as a separate discipline of Engineering in July, 1968. During these years, this department has diversified its activities in teaching and research.
Considerable effort has been put forward during the last five years towards setting up new undergraduate and postgraduate laboratories and augmenting the facilities in the existing laboratories. This has been possible mostly due to generous Direct Central Assistance and World Bank IMPACT Project. Following are the laboratories developed with modern infrastructural facilities:
Following existing laboratories have been modernized. Line Communication laboratory Analog Communication Laboratory Basic Electronics Laboratory Measurement and Control Laboratory Pulse and Television Engineering Laboratory
In addition to serving departmental students, courses in Electronics, Communication & Control, laboratory sessionals on these courses are offered to several other departments. As a part of academic activity, summer Schools were organized by this Department in such emerging areas as Digital electronics and Digital Communication. Continuing Engineering Education Programme (CEEP) under Sustainability Support Scheme (SSS) of project IMPACT is conducted on emerging areas in Electronics and Telecommunication for industry engineers, managers and professionals in the field. Postgraduate programme leading to Master of Engineering Degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering with specialization in Digital Systems & Instrumentation is continuing.
At present research and development activities of department are in the following area:
1. Digital Signal and Image Processing 2. Microwave Integrated Circuits 3. Ferrite Antenna 4. VLSI (Very Large Scale Integrated Circuit) 5. Design of Communication Circuits 6. Microprocessor based systems design using PLA (Programmable Logic Array) 7. Semiconductor Physics 8. Thin Film Solar Cells 9. Optoelectronics devices and systems 10. Bio Medical Instrumentation
Under a joint project IMPACT sponsored by World Bank, DOE & SDC, a Self-Maintenance Cell (SMC) was formed in the Department to attend the fault and rectify instruments procured under the project. An eight weeks long Industry Attachment Training programme is also sponsored by Sustainability Support Scheme of Ministry of Information Technology, Government of India. The aim of this training programme is to provide hands on experience in an industry environment.