Electronics and Communication Department

The field of Electronics and Communication Engineering is one of the most exciting fields in today’s world. To automate or to interact with any device or a system, Communication Engineering plays the key role. Whether you talk about inter planetary mission, remote sensing, smart-city, self-driving car, robots, smart mobiles, or internet of things, electronics and communication is at the core. The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering started during the academic year 2001 and offers B.E. degree course in Electronics and Communication Engineering and an M.Tech degree course in Electronics Engineering. The primary objective of the department is to impart quality education, training and research at the undergraduate, postgraduate levels in various areas of Electronics and Communication Engineering with broad emphasis on design aspects of communication systems. The department provides a very cordial environment for students to nurture and guide them to bloom into a knowledgeable and skilled Electronics and Communication engineer. An Electronics and communication Engineer with specialization in Electronic System Design, DSP, Embedded Systems, VLSI, etc., can be employed in the public and private sector industries and organizations such as Intel, Texas Instruments, BSNL, ISRO, DRDO, Indian Telephone Industries, MTNL, National Physical Laboratories, AIR, Civil aviation, and the Police Wireless Departments.

Salient features

  • Well experienced and technically competent faculty to impart knowledge to utilize engineering skills in industry, research centers.
  • State of the art facilities for assisting research and development in solid state devices, VLSI, Microwave and RF Engineering, digital signal processing, communication networks and wireless technology.
  • Department library with a collection of standard books including NPTL videos of various subjects as per the academic syllabus.
  • Strong Industry institute interface.
  • Regular industrial visits to the various industries such as All India Radio, BSNL. TV broad casting station etc.
  • Students’ “ELECTROMATIX” forum gives a stand to students to shine in areas other than academics.
  • Member of Central India Electronics Association Nagpur.
  • The students also undergo special placement training through campus recruitments.

Distinctions of faculty

  • Mrs. Archana V. Mahatme, Assistant Professor has written the book ‘Fundamentals of Electromagmetics’ published by Laxmi publications, New Delhi.
  • Dr. P.S.Ashtankar, Associate Professor filed patent on "Circuler Disc Antenna”.
The laboratory needs for both courses are catered by following laboratories well equipped with latest infrastructure.

1. Communication Lab :- The lab is fully equipped to make the students aware of analog and digital communication techniques. Software named as "COMMSIM" for simulation of various analog and digital communication systems and Spectrum analyzer for measurement of communication signals in frequency domain are also available.

2. Microwave Measurements Lab :- This laboratory is equipped with microwave test benches with all necessary equipments and components, which can demonstrate fundamental aspects of microwave engineering such as generation of microwaves, its propagation through various microwave devices, enables fundamental understanding of various types of antennas through measurement of gain and radiation pattern. Experiments have been designed to demonstrate the basic fundamentals of transmission line theory such as VSWR, use of Smith chart and impedance measurements. It is planned to add the state of art experiments based on micro strip lines which will demonstrate the advancement in the field of microwave engineering.

3. Electronics Devices and Circuit Laboratory :- This lab has all basic devices and components including fabricated experimental boards and breadboards to perform experiments to understand the basics of experimental characteristic of devices, amplifiers, voltage regulators, rectifiers etc. By performing the experiments on breadboard the performance of the circuits can be tested under different operating conditions. Computer is also available to undertake simulation experiments.

4. Analog Circuit Design Lab :- This laboratory has the infrastructure to enable the students to study various linear and non-linear circuits & applications. The lab is equipped with all necessary trainer boards. Lab is also equipped with computers to undertake simulation experiments.

5. Digital Circuits Lab :- This lab is well equipped with all types of digital devices and IC's with experimental trainer boards. This enables the students to study various aspects of digital electronics and perform the experiments for digital circuit applications and testing of their performance. Lab is also equipped with computer to undertake simulation experiments.

6. Microprocessor Lab :- It also has all the facilities to test the programs in assembly language and machine language for 8085 and 8086. The lab has 8085 kits, 8086 kits with various I/O cards and 8085 microcontroller.

7. Digital System Design Lab :-This lab has all the advanced software and hardware kits required for front end VLSI and Embedded Systems i.e. XILINX PROJECT MANAGER 8.1, MODELSIM, System Generator, ALTERA EDA Tool, ALDEC Simulator, XILINX Webpack, HDL Bencher, SPJ C-Compler/Assembler/Linker/Simulator for 8051 microcontroller family, Frontline Simulator and Programmer-B model for ATMEL and AVR Micro-controller family and EEPROM, debugger and chipscope module. This lab is well equipped with 22 Dual Core Intel processor and P-IV Computers (shareable with DSP Lab), FPGA-CPLD kits, 8096 microcontroller hardware kit, Motorola micro controller and 8051 kit. This lab has all the facilities required for research in VLSI and Embedded System domains besides project work. VLSI, DSP, Xilinx software of ISE series and VLSI CPLD trainer kits are available.

8. Digital Signal Processing Lab :- Work in this lab is supported with 22 Dual Core Intel processor and P-IV computers. It has latest licensed MATLAB software. It is enriched with DSP kit TMS320C5416 and TMS320C6713 processors. It has Bloom with DSP software (Audio-video) for beginners to step into the signal processing area. For Satellite Image processing, it has the latest ERDAS IMAGINE software V9.1.

9. Electronics Workshop/ Project Lab :- This lab is used by the students of the II, III and final year of Electronics and Communication Engg., for various practical, hobby circuit designs, projects for final year and mini-projects of VI semester. The lab provides all necessary infrastructures for making the PCBs for project work. The students are made to learn the process of soldering techniques, winding and all processes involved in the fabrication of electronic circuits using PCB technology.The PCB layouts are designed using software like Sprint Layout. The lab has PCs with Softwares for microcontroller based projects like Keil Cross compiler, Top view simulator, microcontroller burner, RIDE compiler and assembler which help the students to understand the projects at simulation level.

10. Computer Center :- The Departmental Computer Center has number of PC's with Dual Core Intel Processors with Internet facility. These computers support Digital Signal Processing as well as Digital System Design laboratories. The center is provided with various software required for Communication Engineering, Circuit Design and Digital Image Processing. The computers are supported with EDA tools like PSpice, the circuit simulation software, using which circuits are designed and tested . This center also provides facility for E-based learning, for which CD's had been procured from IIT- Kharagpur and IIT-Delhi. These CDs cover courses on Digital Signal Processing, Signals and Systems, Digital Image Processing, Digital Communication and VLSI.

11. Television Engineering Lab :- This lab has B/W and Color T.V. trainers to study the basics of B/W and Color T.V. reception. It also supports pattern generation and fault detection sections to study different faults in T.V.

ELECTRONICS & COMMUNICATION ENGG :

Sr.No Name Designation
01 Sri.S.M.Kharad Associate Professor and Head
02 Sri.C.K.Thadani Associate Professor
03 Dr. Pankaj S. Ashtankar Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Student Activity)
04 Mrs.Archana V. Mahatme Assistant Professor
05 Mrs.Nutan Suple Assistant Professor
06 Sri.Amol Dhankar Assistant Professor
07 Sri Shrikant S.Chamlate Assistant Professor
08 Ms.Pradnya G.Ramteke Assistant Professor
09 Ms. R.M.Jumbadkar Assistant Professor
10 Mrs.Sureshwari Bichwe Assistant Professor
11 Mr.Shashikant Lahade Assistant Professor
12 Mr.Pralhad Dhenge Assistant Professor
 

Mr.S.M.Kharad, Associate Professor and Head

  1. Qualification: B.E.(Electronics Engineering) from Amravati University, Amravati and M.Tech. from RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur.

  2. Experience :  Joined this institute in August 1989. He Has been in teaching for 28 years.

  3. Publications : Published 17 technical papers in National and International Conferences and Journals.

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies : Nil

  5. Fields of Interest : Networking and Microprocessor.

  6. Others :  Conducted & Participated, National, International conferences, workshops & STTP.

 

Mr.C.K. Thadani,  Associate Professor

  1. Qualification: B.E. (Electronics Engineering) from RTM Nagpur University and M.E. from RTM, Nagpur University, Nagpur.

  2. Experience:  Joined this institute in July 1988. He Has been in teaching for 28 years.

  3. Publications :Six technical papers in National and International Conferences and Journals.

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies : Life Member of ISTE.

  5. Fields of Interest : Wireless Communication and Digital Signal Processing.

  6. Others :  Participated in WIPRO Mission 10X Program, Attended six short term training(STTP) programs.

 

Dr. Pankaj S. Ashtankar, Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Student Activity)

  1. Qualification: B.E. (Electronics Engineering) and M.Tech. from RTM Nagpur University.  Ph.D. from RTM Nagpur University Nagpur.

  2. Experience :  Joined this institute in August 2008. He Has 17 years of total experience which include 1 and half year in industry.

  3. Publications : Published more than 35 papers in National ,International conference ,Journals and symposium.

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies :  Life member of ISTE, member of IETE, Member of IE, MATMS, MSSI India, MIAEng.

  5. Fields of Interest :  Ultrawide Band Technology and RF antenna Design.

  6. Others : M.Tech. Co-coordinator, Participated in WIPRO Mission 10X Program, Hosted National, Inernational conferences as Co-ordinator and Co-coordinator. Worked as Technical and Advisory committee member in various National and International conferences. Worked as session Chair and Co-chair at various National and International Conferences. Delivered expert lectures in workshop and Diploma College on antennas. Attended 13 STTP and workshops. Consultant for wide and ultra wide band antenna design.

  7. Patent filed : “ Circular Disc monopole Antenna Structure-Publication date(U/S IIA)-03/07/2015 ,Application No:- 3233/MUM/2013.

 

Mrs. Archana V. Mahatme, Assistant Professor

  1. Qualification : B.E. (Electronics and Communication Engineering) from Amravati University and M.Tech. from RTM Nagpur University.

  2. Experience : Joined this institute in July 1999. She has 18 years of teaching experience.

  3. Publications : Published 06 technical paper in International Conference

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies : Life member ISTE

  5. Fields of Interest : Embedded systems, Communication systems  

  6. Others :Participated in WIPRO Mission 10X Program. Attended 5 short term training programs.

  7. Written Book : “Fundamentals of Electromagnetics" published by Lakshmi Publications New Delhi.

 

Mrs. Nutan Suple, Assistant Professor

  1. Qualification : B.E.(Industrial Electronics) from Amravati University, M.Tech (Electronics) from Nagpur University, Nagpur.

  2. Experience : Joined this institute in July 2004. She has 13 years of teaching experience.

  3. Publications: 06 papers published in National and International Conferences and Journals.

  4. Membershipof Professional Bodies : Life Member of ISTE.

  5. Fields of Interest : Wireless Data Transmission.

  6. Others : Attended six short term training programs and workshops.

 

Mr. Amol Dhankar, Assistant Professor

  1. Qualification: B.E.(Electronics Engineering) from RTM Nagpur University. M.Tech. in VLSI from RTM Nagpur University Nagpur.

  2. Experience:  : Joined this institute in 2005. He has 11 years of teaching experience.

  3. Publications :  Published 2 National and 3 International Conference papers.

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies : Member of ISTE

  5. Fields of Interest : Digital System Design using VHDL, Microprocessors and Microcontroller, UHF and Microwave.

  6. Others: Attended 3 STTPs and 2 workshops.

 

Mr.Shrikant S.Chamlate, Assistant Professor

  1. Qualification: B.E. (Electronics and Comm. Engineering) from Nagpur University, M.Tech. in VLSI from RTM Nagpur University.    

  2. Experience:  Joined this institute in June 2009. He has 8 years of teaching experience.

  3. Publications : 3 Papers in National and 3 papers in International Conferences.

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies :  Nil

  5. Fields of Interest :  VLSI and VHDL.

  6. Others: Attended 3 STTPs.

 

Ms.Pradnya Gajbhiye (Ramteke), Assistant Professor

  1. Qualification: B.E.(Electronics and Comm. Engineering) from RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur., M.Tech. in VLSI from RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur.

  2. Experience:  Joined this institute in July 2006. She has 11 years of teaching experience.

  3. Publications : Published 07 papers in National and Internationl Conferences and Journals.

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies :  Life member of ISTE.

  5. Fields of Interest : VLSI Designing, Electronics Devices & Circuits, Embedded Systems, Digital System design(VHDL), Signals and Systems.

  6. Others: Attended 5 STTPs and Workshops, Coordinated 2 week STTP organized by IIT, Kharagpur.

 

Ms. Rupali N.Suraskar, Assistant Professor

  1. Qualification:B.E. (Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering) from RTM Nagpur University. M.Tech. in VLSI from RTM Nagpur University Nagpur.

  2. Experience :  Joined this institute in 2006. She has 11 years of teaching experience.

  3. Publications : Published 07 papers in National and Internationl Conferences ad Journals.

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies : Life Member of ISTE

  5. Fields of Interest : Microprocessors and Microcontroller, Embedded System, VLSI System Design, VLSI Signal Processing.

  6. Others: Attended 9 STTP progrmmes.

 

Mrs. Sureshwari R. Bichwe, Assistant Professor

  1. Qualification : B.E. from Osmania University, Hyderabad, A.P and M.Tech. from RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur.

  2. Experience : Joined this Institute in 2009. She has 14 years of total teaching experience and 02 years industry experience.

  3. Publications : Published 05 papers in National and International Conferences.

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies : Life Member of ISTE.

  5. Fields of Interest : Communication Electronics, Microwave Communication, Electronics Instrumentation.

  6. Other : Honors Diploma in Computer Programming and Application from AISECT, Bhopal. Attended 3 STTP conducted by IIT, Kharagpur under NMEICT.

 

Mr. Shashikant Lahade, Assistant Professor

  1. Qualification : B.E.(Electronics and Telecommunication), M.Tech (Electronic System and Communication) from G. C.O.E, Amravati, Amravati University.

  2. Experience : Joined this Institute in 2012. He has 05 year of experience.

  3. Publications : Published 05 Papers in National and International Conferences and Journals.

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies : Life Member of ISTE

  5. Fields of Interest : VLSI, Embedded System and Digital system design.

  6. Other: Attended 7 Workshops, STTP's and Training programs.

 

Mr.Pralhad M. Dhenge, Assistant Professor

  1. Qualification : B.E.(Electronics Engg) and M.Tech (Electronics Engg) from RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur.

  2. Experience : Joined this Institute in 2008. He has 11 years of Teaching experience and Two years of Industry experience.

  3. Publications : Published 07 technical papers in National and International Conferences.

  4. Membership of Professional Bodies : Nil

  5. Fields of Interest : Radar Engineering, Line Communication and Switching System, Software Quality Testing, Microwave Engineering, Computer Networks.

  6. Other : CSI Certification of Manual Testing from Chennai, Attended 6 workshops, STTPs and Training Programs.

 

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