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Electronics and Communication Engineering

The department of Electronics & Communication Engineering of the college is among the top three in the state and the second in the city. The department was established during the inception of the institute, in the year 1995. The department expanded to accommodate an additional batch for undergraduate programme in the year 2001. The annual intake for undergraduate programme is currently 144 students. A Postgraduate programme in Signal Processing, with an annual intake of 18 students, was started in the year 2011.

The focus of the department is to produce graduates and post graduates with strong fundamentals in electronics and communication domain and experience in the latest happenings of the industry, so that they can meet the upcoming challenges in the field. The undergraduate program provides a strong foundation in the fundamentals of engineering and science and a variety of electives to tailor studies to a specific technical interest. With a firm grounding in the basics, SCTCE Electronics students are well prepared for either post graduate studies or the high-tech corporate environment.
The ECE department includes some of the finest faculty members in the state who are highly qualified, experienced and dedicated, with a strong commitment to the advancement of knowledge among the students. The faculty has expertise in various fields of Electronics & Communication like Signal Processing, Image Processing, Applied Electronics, Communication Systems, VLSI & Embedded Systems, Optoelectronics, Microwave Engineering, Network Security, to name a few.  The department organizes several national and international conferences, seminars, workshops, faculty development programmes and community development programmes for the benefit of students, faculty and society.

The BTech course in Electronics and Communication Engg. is accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA). The department has obtained the ISO certification under ISO 9001:2000. First phase of World Bank aid under TEQIP was availed by the department. The students of ECE department have consistently been toppers in University examinations and have an excellent placement record. Many of the students are pursuing higher studies in prestigious institutions such as the IISc, IITs, NITs, and IIMs and in various international universities. The department has a vision to emerge as a centre of excellence in the field of electronics and communication engineering through research, innovation and collaboration with industries and other universities.

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The state of the art laboratories of the department nurture the inclination of the students towards research and development besides giving them the necessary and sufficient backing of practical knowledge that they need. The labs are equipped with hi-tech instruments such as Digital storage Oscilloscopes, Standalone Logic Analyzer, Optical Spectrum Analyzer, MSO, Prototype PCB machine, Microprocessor/ Microcontroller/DSP Assembly based kits etc. The software labs consists of high end PCs, ORCAD, PSPICE, Cosmism, Multisim, XILINX, MATLAB, LABVIEW and other simulation software commonly used by the industry. Audio visual presentations are done in classrooms and labs for effective teaching using Laptops, Netbooks, multimedia projectors etc. High speed leased line internet connectivity with Wi-fi and Optical fiber backbone is available. The major laboratories of Electronics and Communication department are:

Electronic Circuits Lab
Digital Electronics Lab
Communication Engineering Lab
Microwave Lab
Optical Fiber Communication Lab
Microprocessor Lab
Embedded systems Lab
Systems Lab

Department Library
The department library is well equipped with a total of 1033 books of which 125 are PG related books, 679 are sponsored by TEQIP, 86 are sponsored by PTA and 27 are complimentary books. In addition, various technical papers presented during seminars conducted by the students in the department, mini project and final year main project documentations are made available to the students for reference. Curriculum based video and web courses prepared by eminent professors from IITs and IIsc Bangalore are purchased from NPTEL (National Programme On technology Enhanced Learning) and CDs are available in the department library.
Student Associations

Council of Electronics Studies (CEST)
CEST is an association of the faculty and students of the Electronics and Communication Department. Periodic lectures by experts help students gain insights into latest technological developments. The association organizes inter-collegiate technical and a cultural festival on yearly basis. The association is run by the students of the Electronics and Communication Department. With the support and guidance of the faculty, it provides the students a platform to sharpen their organizational skills and technical expertise titled NIRVAAN, an actual technical and cultural convention.
Student Branches of professional Bodies

IEEE Student Branch
The IEEE students chapter started off in SCT in 2009 and been very vibrant and expanding since then. The chapter grew day by day and now it has a total strength of nearly 70 student members. The student members get an opportunity to keep up to date with the technology and enjoy all the benefits offered to its members. The student chapter focuses on bringing the organizational and professional skill among its members through various activities. The student chapter organized many workshops, expert talks and various competitions for both members and non members. The weekly held seminars helps the members gradually build the confidence in public speech. The creativity and technical quest of the student members were given colours through the student branch Newsletter: epulse. The student chapter encourages students to participate in all the technical activities and help them become more responsible and remain committed to the cause. The chapter helps students learn subjects outside the curriculum by arranging short term training programmes. The student chapter also has a Women in Engineering (WIE) affinity group which encourages participation of women in engineering by funding various activities. The student Branch has helped SCT carve a niche in the IEEE international conferences by being one of the organizers of the IEEE RAICS 2011.