Electronics and Communication Engineering
The socio-technical evolution in the last century has been significantly driven by the development of Electronics and Communication Engineering and has contributed to the economic and social development of both developed and developing countries. Integration of Electronics and technology in our daily life has created a consistent need for technocrats with the requisite knowledge in Electronics and Communication Engineering.Being a versatile branch, its omnipresence in all the fields of engineering offers variety of prospects for the students in the field of VLSI, Embedded Systems, IoT, Telecom, Networking, Image processing, Automation & Control etc.
Electronics and Communication Engineering is one of the major departments of the Faculty of Technology since its inception in 1981 and has been accredited twice by NBA. The department offers B.Tech. (EC), M.Tech. with specialization in Electronics & Communication Systems and Ph. D. programmes. The Department offers education through various subjects dealing with latest areas of advanced technologies.
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The Department - At a Glance
The experienced and well qualified faculty members, curious, bright and enthusiastic students and well positioned alumni are the stake holders of the department.
Need based Curriculum
Effective blending of hardware and software skills in the curriculum increases students’ involvement and accelerates learning. The unique curriculum is designed to cater the diversified need of variety of industries in Embedded Systems, VLSI, Telecom, Information Technology etc.

Distinguished experts from reputed industries, academic institutes and research organizations like ISRO, Hitachi-Hirel, Volansys, e-infochips, Idea-Vodafone etc. contribute in curriculum reforms with valuable suggestions and feedback.
Students’ Participation and Achievements
The combination of strong up-to-date curriculum and the committed faculty members has helped our students excel in competitive exams as well as in their professional responsibilities. The department faculty members guide students for participation in national level competitions such as NCAT, Hackathon and e-Yantra (IIT-B).

Students are encouraged and mentored for innovation projects with financial support under Student Start-up and Innovation Policy (SSIP). Some of the recently graduated students have their own start-ups and have earned reputation.
Professional Student Bodies
Promoted by the department in March 2010, DDU IEEE Students' Branch offers a platform to the students for organizing different technical activities throughout the year, under the banner of an internationally recognized organization. Expert Talks, Seminars and workshops on the state of art of the technology are conducted by senior experts from academics as well as industry.

Department also encourage students for membership into other professional bodies like CSI, Cisco Academy, IETE, ISA.
Projects & Internships
Well Defined strictly followed Academic Calendar gives freedom to undergo summer internship of two months period.

Term Projects are integral part of curriculum besides hands on in the laboratories. Applying knowledge for problem-solving allows the students to raise their thinking to a new level and develop collaboration and leadership skills.

The fundamental objective of the final semester full-time industry internship to provide exposure to field and corporate practices. This compulsory requirement of curriculum has been much appreciated by our industry counterpart. It often culminates in to lateral placement of students who missed campus recruitment because of merit criterion.
Placements
Besides the committed efforts for a strong foundation through a solid curriculum, continuous faculty research gives opportunity to students to engage in the activities of the latest technical development. This has helped students in securing a good satisfying job and admission at well-known institutes abroad.

The department has prolific linkages with core industries. Some of the major recruiters include e-Infochips, Cadence, Nokia-Siemens, Hitachi-Hirel, Idea-Vodafone, Volansys, TCS, Infosys, Cognizent, Torrent power, Capgemini, Arastu Systems, Perfect VIPs, Matrix, MG motors, SLS, VVDN etc. The Department has 100% placement for the eligible students.
Alumni
More than 40 years of existence of the department has led to a strong alumni base having presence across the globe. The past students, well connected with the department are supporting in curriculum development, training and placement of students and guidance for further studies abroad even.
Research Thrust Areas
The faculty strength of the department includes 9 doctorates and 11 faculty members pursuing Ph.D. Eminent scientists of renowned research organizations and premier technology institutes including SAC (ISRO), IITs, IIST, PRL, and IPR are associated with research undertaken by the Faculty members, Doctoral Research Scholars and PG/UG students of the department. The major thrust area includes

The major thrust area includes

  • Digital & Analog VLSI
  • Plasma Disruption Prediction in Tokamak
  • Visual Cryptography
  • Next Generation Communication Technology including 5G and Cognitive Radio
  • Smart Array Antenna
  • Wireless Computer Networks
  • Electrostatic Modelling of Space Craft Charging
Research, Publications & Projects
More than 150 papers have been published in recognized and reputed Journals/Conferences. The list includes publications in internationally recognized journals like IEEE Transactions, Elsevier, Wiley, Taylor & Francis, Springer.

A significant outcome of the faculty research is the patents filed and granted. The faculty members also contribute in technological growth of the nation thro’ funded research projects under Government Schemes or in collaboration with the Industries.

Reputed publishers like Tata McGraw Hill have published the books authored by the faculty members of the department.
IEEE Student Branch
Students’ Achievements
Alumni
Funded Projects
Facilities
In order to facilitate students’ learning with hands on in hardware and software based subjects, the department has 7 hardware laboratories with all required equipments and 3 computer laboratories.
  • In addition to a number of essential equipments like DSO, CRO and Function Generators, latest laboratory equipments including Analog & Digital Communication Kits and Modules, Fiber Optic Kits, Satellite Trainer Kits, 1.5-GHz Spectrum Analyzer, Agilent Lab Station, VLSI Programming Boards and Interfacing Modules, Microwave & Antenna Test Bench etc. enable the department to be a front-runner amongst the institutes offering courses in Electronics & Communication area.
  • The software and supporting hardware kits for the subjects like Embedded System Designs with ARM 9 processor, Data & Computer communication with wireless LAN equipment, Digital Signal Processing Kits and Industry Standard Software T-CAD for Research in the domain of Integrated Circuits make the department, a class apart for projects implementation for students.
Computer Laboratories
(a) Computer Programming
(b) VLSI
(c) Digital Signal Processing
Area - 66.21 sq.m / laboratory
Antenna and Microwave
Area - 106.21 sq.m
Analog Electronics
Area - 106.21 sq.m
Basic Electronics
Area - 106.21 sq.m
Communication
Area - 106.21 sq.m
Advanced Communication
Area - 106.21 sq.m
Electronics Measurement
Area - 106.21 sq.m
Electrical Machine
Area - 100 sq.m
Faculty Members
The department not only has one of the largest strength of faculty members, but also a very experienced one. The faculty association with the department is minimum 8 years with an average experience of 14 years. The esteemed faculty members include:
Dr. Purvang D. Dalal
Dr. Purvang D. Dalal
Professor & Head
Ph.D.
Experience: 21 Years
AICTE Faculty ID: 1-4771459760
pur_dalal.ec@ddu.ac.in
Dr. H. S. Majumdar
Dr. H. S. Mazumdar
Professor
Ph.D.
Experience: 52 Years
AICTE Faculty ID: 1-4771013272
hsmazumdar@ddu.ac.in
Dr. Nikhil J. Kothari
Dr. Nikhil J. Kothari
Professor
Ph.D.
Experience: 32 Years
AICTE Faculty ID: 1-4766982844
nil_kothari@ddu.ac.in
Dr. Hardip K. Shah
Dr. Hardip K. Shah
Professor
Ph.D.
Experience: 21 Years
AICTE Faculty ID: 1-4771266776
echardip@ddu.ac.in
Dr. Vinay M. Thumar
Dr. Vinay M. Thumar
Associate Professor
Ph.D.
Experience: 27 Years
AICTE Faculty ID: 1-4768113282
vinay_thumar@ddu.ac.in
Prof. Pallavi G. Darji
Dr. Pallavi G. Darji
Associate Professor
Ph.D.
Experience: 21 Years
AICTE Faculty ID: 1-4772096760
pallavi.darji.ec@ddu.ac.in
Prof. Shital  Thakkar
Prof. Shital Thakkar
Associate Professor
M.E.
Experience: 20 Years
AICTE Faculty ID: 1-4771921197
shitalthakkar.ec@ddu.ac.in
Dr. Yogesh K. Meghrajani
Dr. Yogesh K. Meghrajani
Associate Professor
Ph.D.
Experience: 19 Years
AICTE Faculty ID: 1-4771668407
yogesh_engg2.ec@ddu.ac.in
Dr. Rizwan H. Alad
Dr. Rizwan H. Alad
Associate Professor
Ph.D.
Experience: 17 Years
AICTE Faculty ID: 1-4772572855
rizwan_alad.ec@ddu.ac.in
Prof. Smith. S. Thavalapill
Prof. Smith. S. Thavalapill
Assistant Professor
M.Tech.
Experience: 20 Years
AICTE Faculty ID: 1-4772789077
smith.ec@ddu.ac.in
Prof. Hetal B. Shah
Prof. Hetal B. Shah
Assistant Professor
M.Tech.
Experience: 19 Years
AICTE Faculty ID: 1-4773070442
shahhetal.ec@ddu.ac.in
Prof. Manishkumar K. Patel
Prof. Manishkumar K. Patel
Assistant Professor
M.E.
Experience: 18 Years
AICTE Faculty ID: 1-4773230890
manishpatel_79.ec@ddu.ac.in
Prof. Ashish B. Pandya
Prof. Ashish B. Pandya
Assistant Professor
M.Tech.
Experience: 15 Years
AICTE Faculty ID: 1-4773398871
ashish.ec@ddu.ac.in
Prof. Jitendra M.Shah
Prof. Jitendra M.Shah
Assistant Professor
M.E.
Experience: 15 Years
AICTE Faculty ID: 1-4769116212
jmshah.ec@ddu.ac.in
Dr. Mitesh J. Limachia
Dr. Mitesh J. Limachia
Assistant Professor
Ph.D.
Experience: 14 Years
AICTE Faculty ID: 1-4773594119
mitesh.ec@ddu.ac.in
Prof. Hardik B. Patel
Prof. Hardik B. Patel
Assistant Professor
M.Tech.
Experience: 14 Years
AICTE Faculty ID: 1-4773915396
hardik.patel.ec@ddu.ac.in
Prof. Bhavini .D. Parmar
Prof. Bhavini .D. Parmar
Assistant Professor
M.E.
Experience: 14 Years
AICTE Faculty ID: 1-4769556147
bhavini123.ec@ddu.ac.in
Prof. Harikrushna B. Rathod
Prof. Harikrushna B. Rathod
Assistant Professor
M.Tech.
Experience: 14 Years
AICTE Faculty ID: 1-4770039062
harikrushna.rathod.ec@ddu.ac.in
Prof. Harshitkumar M. Patel
Prof. Harshitkumar M. Patel
Assistant Professor
M.Tech.
Experience: 13 Years
AICTE Faculty ID: 1-4774142046
hmpatel.ec@ddu.ac.in
Prof. Vasim.A. Vohra
Prof. Vasim.A. Vohra
Assistant Professor
M.Tech.
Experience: 13 Years
AICTE Faculty ID: 1-4770282980
vasim.vohra.ec@ddu.ac.in
Prof. Keyurkumar M. Patel
Prof. Keyurkumar M. Patel
Assistant Professor
M.Tech.
Experience: 13 Years
AICTE Faculty ID: 1-4770369167
keyurpatel.ec@ddu.ac.in
Prof. Sohilkumar A. Dabhi
Prof. Sohilkumar A. Dabhi
Assistant Professor
M.Tech.
Experience: 13 Years
AICTE Faculty ID: 1-4770526579
sohil.dabhi.ec@gmail.com
Prof. Narendra V. Chauhan
Prof. Narendra V. Chauhan
Assistant Professor
M.Tech.
Experience: 12 Years
AICTE Faculty ID: 1-4770748085
nvc.ec@ddu.ac.in
Prof. Dipak K. Rabari
Prof. Dipak K. Rabari
Assistant Professor
M.Tech.
Experience: 12 Years
AICTE Faculty ID: 1-4774515685
dipakrabari.ec@ddu.ac.in
Prof. Mitul A. Shah
Prof. Mitul A. Shah
Assistant Professor
M.Tech.
Experience: 11 Years
AICTE Faculty ID: 1-4774346939
mitul.shah.ec@ddu.ac.in
Prof. Marmik B. Soni
Prof. Marmik B. Soni
Assistant Professor
M.Tech.
Experience: 11 Years
AICTE Faculty ID: 1-4770849497
marmiksoni.ec@ddu.ac.in
Prof. Biren B. Patel
Prof. Biren B. Patel
Assistant Professor
M.Tech.
Experience: 11 Years
AICTE Faculty ID: 1-4774698744
biren2787.ec@ddu.ac.in
Prof. Pinkesh Patel
Prof. Pinkesh Patel
Assistant Professor
M.Tech.
Experience: 10 Years
AICTE Faculty ID: 1-4774819016
pinkesh150387.ec@ddu.ac.in
Prof. Goral Nakum
Prof. Goral Nakum
Assistant Professor
M.S.
Experience: 9 Years
AICTE Faculty ID: 1-4770470440
goralnakum.ec@ddu.ac.in
Prof. Himanshu Prajapati
Prof. Himanshu Prajapati
Assistant Professor
M.E.
Experience: 9 Years
AICTE Faculty ID: 1-4771013272
himanshu.ec@ddu.ac.in
Prof. Nisarg K. Bhatt
Prof. Nisarg K. Bhatt
Assistant Professor
M.Tech.
Experience: 8 Years
AICTE Faculty ID: 1-4768881785
nisargbhatt.ec@ddu.ac.in
Programmes
B.Tech. - Electronics & Communication
Syllabus - (2017-2020)
Syllabus - 2021 onwards
M.Tech. - Electronics & Communication Systems
Syllabus
Board of Studies
The Department is governed by a Board of Studies which includes:
Dr. Purvang D. Dalal (Chairman)
Professor and Head
Dr. Hardip K. Shah
Professor
Dr. Vinay Thumar
Associate Professor
Dr. Rizwan Alad
Associate Professor
Prof. Smith Thavalapill
Assistant Professor
Prof. Manish Patel
Assistant Professor
Dr. Kiran Parmar (External Expert)
Professor, AIIE, A’bad
Mr. Nilesh Ranpura (External Expert)
Delivery Head, eInfochips, A’bad
Mr. Brijesh Shah (External Expert)
AVP, Reliance Jio, Mumbai
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