The department started in the year 1981 with a four year undergraduate programme in ECE. This programme has become autonomous in 2003-04. The department undertakes the tasks of designing the curriculum, implementing the class work and laboratories, conducting the examinations etc. The department is NBA accredited twice. A PG course, M.Tech in RF & Microwave Engineering was started in department in 2006-07. Two more PG courses (VLSI Design and Digital Systems & Signal Processing) were introduced in the department in 2008-2009. M.Tech VLSI Design (Evening course) is also offered for working professionals. The department also offers Ph.D Programme for carryout out research in the areas of Microwave Engineering, VLSI Design and Signal Processing. The department frequently organizes workshop/certificate courses in VLSI Design, MATLAB and Microwave Circuit Design etc.
Faculty & Research:
The department has 52 Teaching faculty in varied fields of specialization. All the faculty members are active in carrying out their research and publish their research findings in refereed journals/conferences very frequently. Two faculty members have authored six textbooks in the fields of Electronic Devices and Circuits, Microwave Engineering and Satellite Communications. Two major research projects funded by UGC were successfully completed in the department worth Rs. 8.5 Lakhs. One UGC major research project is ongoing with a fund of Rs. 4.3 lakhs. UGC Project ‘Instrumentation Maintenance Facility’ takes care of all the equipment of various continuant colleges and departments of GITAM. The Project has a sanction of Rs. 13.61 Lakhs. One consultancy project worth 5 Lakhs was carried out for NSTL Visakhapatnam.
All students are mentored by faulty members as part of student counseling. Academic monitoring committee frequently monitors the classwork progress and any other student/faculty grievances. Tutorial and Remedial classes are also conducted as part of the curriculum. Personality development / Communication Skills integrated into the curriculum. Extensive industry interaction is carried out thorugh Industrial tour/ Industrial training/ Internship. Students are also involved in co-curricular and extracurricular activities. The students of the department organize annual national level student technical fests. Students also maintain local chapters of professional societies like IETE, ISTE etc. Good number of students of the department are also part of social service clubs like NCC, NSS, Rotaract Club, YGOI, Bhadyat etc.