News and Updates
IEEE Advanced Communication Technologies and Signal Processing (IEEE ACTS-2021) is organized during 15-17 Dec 2021 jointly by NIT Silchar and NIT Rourkela.
2nd International Conference on Micro/Nanoelectronics Devices, Circuits, and Systems (MNDCS 2022) is organized during 29-31 Jan 2022.
About the Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering
The Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering offers a four-year B.Tech. program and two-year M. Tech. programs in “Microelectronics and VLSI Design” and “Communication and Signal Processing Engineering” and Ph.D. in various areas of the discipline. Both the PG Programs (M.Tech. in ME&VLSID and M.Tech. in CSPE) are NBA accredited. The faculties of the department have a wide variety of expertise with a strong academic background and are alumni of reputed institutes around the world. The graduates of the department are placed in various organizations across the globe. Keeping in mind the great potential and demand for new communication technologies, the department aims at imparting its students with the latest knowledge in the field. To complement this, the department has well-stocked laboratories housing various modern pieces of equipment to enable the students to keep pace with the fast-changing technology.
In the late fifties, the Government of India decided to establish Regional Engineering Colleges (RECs) under the Quality Technical Education Policy-one each in every major state with the prime objectives of imparting quality technical education throughout the country and fostering national integration. The Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) program was started with three branches of engineering, namely, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. Considering the success in achieving the objective of ensuring a promising carrier of the students of the above disciplines inspired the committee to come up with new branches, which led to the foundation of the Electronics and Communication Department in 1983 with the initial intake of 20 students in undergraduate (UG) program. Later on, due to the successful completion of several batches, the strength of the department increased to 30 in 1988-89, 40 in 2005-06, 60 in 2006-07, 92 in 2008-09, and finally a total of 120 students in 2013-14. In 2013-14, the department bagged NBA accreditation for five years for the UG program and became the second NIT in India whose department of ECE has achieved this accreditation. The current sanctioned intake of B.Tech. Programme is 180. Continuing with the successful road map, the department started its first postgraduate (PG) program in Microelectronics and VLSI Design in 2007-08 with an initial intake of 13 students, whose strength increased to 20 in 2008-09. But later on, in order to come up with a new specialization in PG program with the existing facilities, intake was scaled down to 10 in 2014-15. In 2013-14, the department came up with a new PG program in Communication and Signal Processing Engineering. Current sanctioned intakes of both M.Tech. Programmes are 25.
Vision of the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
The Vision of the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, National Institute of Technology Silchar is to be a model of excellence for undergraduate and post-graduate education and research in the country.
Mission of the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
The mission of the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, National Institute of Technology Silchar is to prepare our graduates to begin a lifetime of professional creativity and leadership.
Dr. R. H. Laskar
Head of the Department
Electronics & Communication Engineering