Department of Electronics and Communication - FAQs

Q1: What is Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE)?

Electronics and Communication Engineering is a branch of engineering that focuses on the design, development, and maintenance of electronic devices and communication systems. It encompasses a wide range of technologies, including microelectronics, telecommunication systems, signal processing, and more.

Q2: What do Electronics and Communication Engineers do?

ECE engineers work on designing and developing electronic circuits, communication systems, and devices. They may also be involved in troubleshooting and maintaining existing systems, improving network infrastructure, and researching new technologies.

Q3: What are the core subjects in ECE?

Core subjects in ECE typically include digital electronics, analog electronics, communication systems, electromagnetic theory, microprocessors, control systems, and signal processing. Along with these courses, department of ECE offers electives from the domain of CSE and ME where individual can gain knowledge of cutting edge technologies.

Q4: What skills are important for ECE students to develop?

Key skills for ECE students include proficiency in programming languages like C/C++, MATLAB, problem-solving skills, understanding of circuit design, knowledge of communication protocols, and the ability to work with complex systems.

Q5: Is ECE a rapidly evolving field?

Yes, ECE is a dynamic field with constant technological advancements. Keeping up-to-date with the latest developments is essential for ECE professionals.

Q6: What are the emerging trends in ECE?

Emerging trends in ECE include the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G and beyond, artificial intelligence and machine learning applied to communications, and renewable energy systems.

Q7: Are internships or practical experience important for ECE students?

Yes, internships and practical experience are crucial for ECE students to apply theoretical knowledge in real-world scenarios, gain practical skills, and enhance their employability.

Q8: What professional organizations are relevant for ECE professionals?

Professional organizations like the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers Association (ETA) offer networking opportunities, resources, and conferences for ECE professionals.

Q9: What are the future prospects for ECE professionals?

The future prospects for ECE professionals are promising, as technology continues to advance. They can expect opportunities in fields like wireless communication, robotics, IoT, and renewable energy systems. Remember that the field of Electronics and Communication Engineering is diverse, and career paths can vary widely based on individual interests and specialization within the field.

Q10: What is Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) with VLSI Specialization?

Electronics and Communication Engineering with VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration) Specialization is a branch of engineering that focuses on the design and development of integrated circuits and systems that contain millions or even billions of transistors on a single chip. It combines the principles of electronics, digital design, and semiconductor technology.

Q11: What is VLSI, and why is it important?

VLSI stands for Very Large Scale Integration, and it is the technology of creating complex integrated circuits with a vast number of electronic components on a single chip. VLSI is important because it has enabled the miniaturization of electronic devices, leading to more powerful and energy-efficient electronics.

Q12: What do Electronics and Communication Engineers with VLSI Specialization do?

These engineers design and develop integrated circuits (ICs) and systems that are used in various electronic devices, such as smartphones, computers, and embedded systems. They work on optimizing the performance, power efficiency, and functionality of Ics.

Q13: What are the core subjects in ECE with VLSI Specialization?

Core subjects in this specialization typically include digital VLSI design, analog VLSI design, semiconductor device physics, integrated circuit testing, and CAD (Computer-Aided Design) tools for VLSI.

Q14: What are the career prospects for ECE graduates with VLSI Specialization?

Graduates with this specialization can pursue careers in IC design companies, semiconductor manufacturing, research and development, and quality assurance. Job roles may include VLSI design engineer, semiconductor process engineer, and IC testing engineer.

Q15: What skills are essential for success in VLSI Specialization?

Essential skills include proficiency in VHDL or Verilog programming, a strong understanding of semiconductor devices, circuit design skills, CAD tool proficiency, and the ability to work with complex ICs.

Q16: Are internships or practical experience important for students pursuing VLSI Specialization?

Yes, practical experience through internships or co-op programs is highly valuable. It allows students to work on real VLSI projects, gain hands-on experience, and build a professional network.

Q17: What are the emerging trends in VLSI?

Emerging trends in VLSI include the development of advanced semiconductor technologies (such as 7nm and below), the integration of AI and machine learning in VLSI design, and the design of low-power and energy-efficient ICs for IoT devices.

Q18: Is further education (master’s or Ph.D.) recommended for those interested in VLSI Specialization?

Pursuing a master’s or Ph.D. in VLSI can provide in-depth knowledge and research opportunities. It is particularly beneficial for those interested in academia or cutting-edge research in VLSI design.

Q19: What professional organizations are relevant for VLSI professionals?

Professional organizations like the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society and the VLSI Society of India offer networking opportunities, conferences, and resources for VLSI engineers and researchers.

Q20: What are the future prospects for professionals with VLSI Specialization?

The future prospects for VLSI professionals are promising, as the demand for more powerful and energy-efficient integrated circuits continues to grow. Opportunities exist in both research and development and manufacturing sectors.

Q21: Is there any scholarship/ fee waiver/ free-ship for the meritorious students?

Yes, multiple Scholarship schemes are offered by Manav Rachna University. Candidates may avail scholarships on the basis of marks secured in qualifying examination or MRNAT, sports etc. Application for the same may be made according to University norms with supporting documents and certificates. Haryana Govt. scholarship is also offered to Haryana domicile students whose parental income is less than 2.8 lacs per Annum. Details of all scholarships are available on MRU website.

Q22. What are the eligibility criteria for the programs and can a student apply for admission if the results for qualifying examination are awaited?

The eligibility criteria is 50% marks in 10+2 with English, Physics, chemistry and Mathematics as mandatory subjects and one addition subject. Students appearing in qualifying examination in the coming year may also apply. Their admission shall however be provisional, subject to confirmation upon obtaining qualifying marks for admission which is at least 50%. 

Q23: How far students are exposed to industries in Electronics and communication Engineering?

The Department has strong interaction with industries and the students are exposed to the cutting-edge technologies applied in industries by way of internships, in-plant trainings, guest lectures from corporate persons and industrial visits. Industrial visits have been organized to the industries like ST Microelectronics, Infineon, Ericsson, Truechip, KPMG, MTNL, BSNL, Mitsubishi, Moserbaer, Tricolitte etc. In order to keep updated with the latest cutting edge technologies, MoU have been signed with Industrial organisations like True Chip, Srijan Sanchar, Altair, Design Tech  etc.

Q24: Why should one opt for Electronics and Communication Engineering at MRU?

Manav Rachna University is a State Private University (established by Haryana State Legislature Act No 26 of 2014 & under section 2(f) of UGC Act 1956). The University has evolved from Manav Rachna College of Engineering (MRCE, established in 2004), a NAAC Accredited ‘A’ Grade Institution ranked 10th among all the private engineering institutes of the country and 29th among all engineering institutes across the country including IITs and NITs by The Times Engineering survey (May 27th, 2016). The highlights of Electronics and Computer program at MRU are that they have a choice-based credit system, with a spectrum of elective subjects, which a student can pick and learn at one’s own pace. The emphasis of the department is on “learning by doing”. Departmental Laboratories have been strengthened and modernized by procuring state of art Equipment and latest software’s. Some of the labs worth mentioning are Altair Centre of Excellence Programming lab, PCB Design and Fabrication lab, Software Design Lab, Infosys Programming Lab, Satellite Communication Lab, Embedded Systems Lab etc.

Q25: What is the quality of faculty in the department?

The Department has distinguished faculty, with M.Tech and Ph.D. degrees from renowned institutes like IIT’s, NIT’s, Central Universities etc, most of whom are GATE/NET qualified.  The major research areas are Signal Processing & Communication, RF & Microwave Engineering, VLSI Design, Embedded systems Design, Controls & Instrumentation, Big Data, Data Mining, Hadoop, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Neural Networks, Power systems etc.

Q26: What are the teaching methodologies adopted by the department?

The teaching methodology adopted by the Department is complete synergy with the latest and evolving market challenges and trends. We follow highly interactive, student-centric, and innovative teaching methodologies that emphasize on learning by experimenting and experiencing to groom future technical leaders and managers. These include case studies, audio-visual presentations, group discussions, role-plays, brainstorming, industrial visits, symposia, seminars, projects, quizzes, and special lectures of experts from the corporate. Adequate focus is given on enhancing analytical powers, Computational skills, problem-solving strategies, and team spirit. A rich association of the best industry professionals and highly competent faculty members, thrust towards the practical orientation backed with a thorough theoretical base.

In the tougher times of Covid-19,the department immediately shifted to the online mode ,engaging through various platforms like Zoom, Google Classroom, MS Team. The internal and Final examination was also conducted on various online platforms.

Q27: What kind of Infrastructure is available to the department?

The department has state of the art, modern and well-equipped Laboratories with adequate facilities. Classrooms are fitted with the latest equipment for making presentations, lectures, debates and group discussions take place in the most convenient and enriching way. Students get all the ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) support in their Smart Classrooms and are encouraged to perform as digital learners. The latest technology with Interactive Boards and Projectors is extensively used in the classroom to benefit young learners. Dimensional Structure of the Classrooms, Tutorial Rooms and Laboratories are also as per latest AICTE norms.

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