At the undergraduate level, students are familiarized with various operational principles of electronic devices and circuits using the latest technology. They are also trained to work with software such as MATLAB, FEKO and XILINX . Special efforts have been made to enable the students to translate the theoretical knowledge into practical scenarios through laboratory and field level experiences.
Students are motivated to undergo in-plant trainings and mini projects which provides necessary industrial exposure. They are also encouraged to take up their final semester project in industries so that they are well exposed to industrial practice.
To meet the existing demands of today's industry, the syllabus is continuously updated for incorporating recent advances in the chosen areas of specialization.
Electronics and Communication Engineering offers the following soft core subjects under Choice Based Credit System for the B. Tech students with an extensive array of elective courses. Some of the subjects are listed below:
SOFT CORE (CBCS)
|Embedded Systems||Telecommunication Networks||Wireless Communication||Signal Processing||VLSI|
|Computer Organization||Telecommunication Switching Networks||Fundamentals of Wireless Communication||Bio-Medical Signal Processing||Digital System Design|
|Advanced Computer Architecture||Cellular Mobile Communication||Spread Spectrum Systems||Adaptive Signal Processing||VerilogHDL|
|Embedded System Design||Adhoc Networks||Optoelectronics||Wavelet transforms||VHDL|
|ARM Processors||Wireless Sensor Networks||Wireless Security||Digital Image Processing||VLSI Design|
|Fault Tolerant Techniques||Mobile Computing||Solid State Microwave Devices||Neural networks and Fuzzy Systems||ASIC|
|Advanced Microcontroller||Cryptography and Network Security||Fiber Optic Communication||Optimization Techniques||VLSI Subsystem Design|
|Advanced Microprocessor Architecture||Virtual Private Networks||Basics of Cloud Computing||Multimedia Compression Techniques||CMOS VLSI|
|Testing for Embedded System||High Speed Networks||Cellular Mobile Communication||Soft Computing||VLSI Technology|
|Embedded Sensor Networks||Routing Algorithms for Wireless Mobile networks||Radar Communication||Pattern Recognition||Nano electronics|
|Robotics & Automation||Advanced Digital Communication Systems||Satellite Communication||Signal Processing Lab||VHDL Lab|
|ARM Lab||Wireless Security||RF Circuit Design||Advanced Signal Processing Lab||Verilog Lab|
|Embedded lab||Network Design Lab||Antenna Design Lab||Advanced Digital Communication Systems||ASIC Design Lab|
|PCB design Lab||Advanced Networking Lab||Advanced Wireless lab||Information theory and Coding|
A specialized Masters Programme focusing on the latest Mobile Technologies (3G/4G/5G) that caters to the increasing demand for anywhere and anytime connectivity with a high quality broadband experience and seamless mobility across diverse devices. It comprises of courses in RF systems, Smart Antennas, Optical networks, Satellite Communication, GPS, Communication networks, Signal Processing, Embedded sensor networks, Computational intelligence, Software Defined Radio (SDR) etc., that prepares the students to address the various issues in data compression, signal distortion & enhancement, MIMO antennas, Signal Processing, LTE systems, OFDMA, Cognitive radio for wireless networks and Telecommunication systems.
The students undergo hands-on training in the design and simulation of Microwave devices and components using EM simulation software CADFEKO and fabrication using Eleven Lab fabrication unit. Signal processing using MATLAB and DSP processors and Optical Communication using OTDR, Network evaluation using simulation software and advanced communication trainer kits help students get trained and hone their technical skills in line with the industrial requirement.
- Microwave Lab
- Optical Fiber Lab
- Antenna Simulator FEKO
- Fabrication unit Eleven Lab
- Signal Processing Lab using MATLAB and DSP processors
- Network Simulator
- Accredited with NAAC
- Choice Based Credit System
- Stipend for GATE qualified
- Industry Collaboration
- Smart Classrooms
- Online Learning Management System
- Wi-fi Connected Campus
- Summer Internships
- Guidance to publish in reputed journals
- Career Guidance cell
- Electronics Corporation of India Ltd.
- Tata Elxsi
- KPIT Technologies
- Elidi Renewable Energy
- Semantic Space
- Cognizant Tech. Solution
OBJECTIVE OF THE COURSE
The main objective of this course is to produce world class professionals with wide knowledge of latest technologies and to enhance the skills in designing VLSI systems to match the ever increasing demand of the cutting-edge technology. This programme aims to prepare students for leading edge positions in industry in the areas of VLSI. It also focuses to achieve excellence in research using the latest technologies. VLSI students are in great demand in various core companies like Intel, IBM, Texas Instruments, Cadence, Synopsis, Mentor Graphics etc. VLSI students are also wanted by major IT companies such as TCS, Wipro, Infosys, CTS and Accenture. Research opportunities in premier institutes such as IITs, NITs, and abroad universities in the latest areas of the programme are available.
The course includes learning the basic principles of CMOS VLSI design flow and designing and fabricating the state of-the-art VLSI chips for industrial requirements. The programme curriculum is aimed at VLSI system design, Hardware description Languages, System Architectures, Physical design, Verification techniques, Low power design techniques, Mixed mode design methodologies, solid state device modeling, ASIC design, VLSI signal processing, Analog VLSI design, semiconductor memory design, solid state device modeling and fabrication, and MEMS.
The VLSI Design Lab was set up in the year 2004 as an integral part of the of Electronics & Communication Engineering programme. The VLSI Lab is equipped with the most up-to date industry standard VLSI EDA tools and hardware resources. Our research spans from materials and device structures to circuits and design systems. The research works include design of ADCs and other RF circuits for Bio-medical and Wireless Communications, design of different memory structures for various applications and analyzing and modeling of devices for digital and analog applications.
FACILITIES AVAILABLE IN VLSI DESIGN LAB
- Mentor Graphics
- Virtex-5 open sparc EP
- Virtex-5 Genesys
- XUP Virtex II Pro Board XUPV2 Pro
- University Trainer Kit
Department of Electronics and Communication offers both full time and part time Ph.D programmes in all major areas of Electronics and Communication engineering. Ph.D Research activities are carried out in the thrust areas of Nano Devices, Image Processing, Medical Image Analysis, Signal Processing and Communication Networks.
The department has eminent faculty to guide the research scholars and has excellent research facilities for conducting research.
The faculty regularly publishes their research work in peer reviewed international journal and conferences. The school frequently conducts national level and international level conferences/seminars to enhance academic and research interaction among researchers.
PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEOs)
PEO1: Graduates will apply their technical knowledge in the areas of Electronics and Communication Engineering for real-world applications.
PEO2: Graduates exhibit competence as academicians, researchers by pursuing continuous professional development.
PEO3: Graduates with professional ethics will contribute to the development of the society as entrepreneurs, consultants and in various other leadership positions.
PROGRAMME SPECIFIC OUTCOMES (PSOs)
- Impart solid foundation in mathematical, scientific and engineering fundamentals required to solve electronics and communication engineering problems.
- Specify, analyze and design the electronic systems using semiconductor technology.
- Understand, analyze, design and simulate the various communication systems, data processing techniques and validate their performance for practical applications.
- Specify, analyze, design, implement and test the analog and digital systems using the state of art components, software tools and ICT.
Due to personal reasons I joined my master degree two months late. But the special care of the staffs encouraged me to do my education well. The university helped to do my final semester internship in my dream automotive MNC, KPIT Bangalore with a stipend of Rs.15000 per month for an automobile client from Germany. I convey my sincere gratitude to all the faculty of Karunya for their support in my placement.
Throughout the semesters the faculties encouraged me to go an extra mile, be it studies or assignments, all of which helped me during the project semester to take internship at Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-CEERI), Pilani a core research institute. I would extend my gratitude to Karunya University for the excellent hostel facility and dual placement.
I am 26 year old research scholar, now in my fourth year of research at Indian Institute of Technology Madras, popularly known as IIT Madras. I hold a B.E degree in Electronics and Communication (2009) and M.Tech degree in VLSI design (2011) from Karunya University, Coimbatore. I couldn't have made the transition from Karunya University to IIT without the extra academic support the faculty had provided. Karunya University gives students the foundation they need to succeed. The excellence of our faculty, the strength of our prayers and our commitment to the education has placed the University at the forefront of Indian higher education. The teachers, how much they care and how experienced they are, truly makes the difference. They do research in the field they are teaching and that grabbed my attention a lot. Their academic expectations and desire to see me excel in my carrier made me work much harder. Karunya University had been and will always be the perfect place for me because I received a lot of individual attention and special care. The teachers truly care about our success and make us feel like a second home. I wholeheartedly endorse Karunya University and everything for which it stands. Attending Karunya University was invaluable to my career, which made me a better person and my parents proud. I am grateful for everything that Karunya University fulfilled in my life.
I did my Bachelors in Karunya University, God crowned me with Gold Medal, complemented by campus placement in TCS. While I was preparing myself to join TCS with all expectancy and anxiety, God led me again to Karunya to do my Master Programme in VLSI Design. He gave me wonderful staff members who profusely planted in me the analyzing capacity and helped me in understanding the tough concepts and algorithms and in turn created a deep interest in me towards my subjects. He gave me the privilege to do my Master project for 6 months in a reputed University in Germany through IAESTE. Today, I am pursuing my Ph.D in Germany and stand as a living testimony to declare that nothing is impossible with God and His ways are far beyond our comprehension. I would attribute my success and glory to God Almighty and to the founding family of Karunya for their response to God's vision by making me the person who I am today. I would in special way thank IAESTE which is unique in Karunya, my HoD, and the dedicated faculties who were instrumental in my journey through their prayers and support.