Electronics & Communication Engineering

About


The Electronics Engineering Department of Model Engineering College offers premier professional training with an eye on the modern developments in electronics and information technology. It offers a four year undergraduate course in electronics and communication engineering. The curriculum is designed to give adequate emphasis on application of Electronics in Communication Systems and Signal Processing and includes courses on Semiconductor Electronics, Electronic Circuits, Communication Engineering, Instrumentation, Signal Processing, Process Control, ASIC design and Industrial Management. A variety of elective courses are also offered. The Electronics Department is home to Digital Circuits, Communication, Industrial Instrumentation, Signal Processing and Microprocessor Labs. The undergraduate programme offered by the Department is one of the most sought after in the state. A syllabus encompassing the latest technologies, excellent laboratory facilities and exemplary faculty are the main reasons for the prized status accorded to this course.

The department has been recognized as a research Centre of the Cochin University of Science and Technology,. Several research scholars are carrying out high end research in various areas under the supervision of the faculty. Faculty members of the department have also been recognized as research guides under the Kerala Technological University. Faculty have expertise in multimedia signal processing, electronic device modelling, VLSI and embedded systems, microwave engineering and optoelectronics to supervise cutting edge research.

Programme Educational Objectives


Graduates from our Department shall be able to

  • Lifelong Learning: Update industrial skills in Electronics and Comunication Engineering.
  • Problem Solving: Identify and solve technical problems using Electronics and Communication tools and practices.
  • Leadership: Portray teamwork and leadership skills required for industry and academia.
  • Innovative Practices: Involve in entrepreneurial/intrapreneurial activities and to enhance creation.

Dr. Laila D


Qualifications

B.Sc(Physics)

B E (Electronics and Communication Engineering)

M.Tech (Digital Systems and Communication Engineering)

Ph.D (Microwave Electronics –Title of the thesis “Development and investigation of Mobile antennas for less radiation

Experience

25 years experience in taking classes and guiding projects

Subjects Handling
  1. Antenna & Wave propogation
  2. Microwave and Radar Engineering
  3. Analog communication Engineering
  4. Advanced Communication systems
  5. Electronic Circuits
  6. Analog Integrated Circuits

Publications

International Journals

  1. D. Laila, R. Sujith, M. N. Sreejith, C. K. Aanandan, K Vasudevan and P.Mohanan “Mobile antenna with reduced radiation hazards towards human head” Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 17, 39-46, 2010.
  2. Laila.D, Sujith.R, Shameena V.A,Deepak.U,Nijas.C.M and P.Mohanan”CPW fed antenna for moble handset with metal wire mesh”, Proceedings published by International Journal of Computer Applications® (IJCA), Number 1 - Article 1, pp 25-28, 2011.
  3. Laila.D, Sujith R, Nijas C.M, C. K Aanandan, K Vasudevan and P. Mohanan “Modified CPW fed monopole antenna with suitable radiation pattern for mobile handset” Microwave Review Journal pp 8-12 Septembar 2011.
  4. Laila D, Sujith R, Nijas C M, Sarin V P and P Mohanan “Compact modified printed monopole antenna for enhanced gain performance” International Journal of Applied Information Systems, Volume 1– No.5,pp 1-3 February 2012
  5. R. Sujith, S. Mridula, P. Binu, D. Laila, R. Dinesh and P. Mohanan, “Compact CPW-fed ground defected H-shaped slot antenna with harmonic suppression and stable radiation characteristics” Electronics letters 10th June 2010 Vol. 46 No. 12.
  6. R. Sujith, V. Deepu, S. Mridula, Binu Paul, D. Laila, P. Mohanan “ Compact CPW-fed uniplanar antenna for multiband wireless applications”  AEU - International Journal of Electronics and Communications, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 10 October 2010.
  7. R.Sujith, Mridula S, Laila D, C K Aanandan, K Vasudevan and P Mohanan, ” Compact CPW-Fed Slot Antenna with harmonic suppression”, International journal of RF and Microwave computer-Aided Engineering, Volume 21, Issue 5, pages 543–550, September 2011
  8. D.Laila,R.Sujith,V.A.Shameena,C.M.Nijas, .P.Sarin and P.Mohanan “Complementary split ring resonator based microstrip antenna for compact wireless applications” Microwave and optical technology letters Vol55 pp 814-816,2013
  9. Laila.D,Riny Thomas,Nijas C M,and Mohanan P  “A novel Polarization Independent Chipless RFID Tag Using Multiple Resonators” Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, 2015,Vol55,pp 61-66

International Conferences
  1. Laila D, Sujith Raman, Sreejith M Nair, Aanandan C.K, Vasudevan K. and Mohanan P “Modified CPW fed monopole antenna with a radiation pattern suitable for mobile handset”, 2011 International Conference on Communications and Signal Processing(ICCSP2011), Calicut, India.
  2. Laila.D, Sujith.R, Shameena V.A, Deepak.U, Nijas.C.M and P.Mohanan”CPW fed antenna for moble handset with metal wire mesh” ICVCI-2011,St.Gits,Kottayam.
  3. Sujith, Mridula S, Binu Paul, D. Laila, C.K. Aanandan, K. Vasudevan and P. Mohanan “Compact CPW-FED Defected Ground Antenna”, EUCAP2010, Barcelona,Spain 2010
  4. Laila D , Mohanan P “Modified CPW fed monopole antenna with reducedSAR value for mobile application, Applied Electromagnetic conference-2011 (AEMC-11), Kolkatta, India
  5. Laila D, Sujith R, Nijas,C M, Shameena V.A, Dinesh R, P Mohanan “A Metamaterial antenna with reduced radiation hazards towards human head”PIERS 2012 Kuala Lumpur
  6. Sujith.R, Laila.D, Nijas.C.M Deepak.U ,R.Dineshand P.Mohanan”CPW ” Feeding techniques to excite slot on an Open Ended coplanar waveguide transmission line” PIERS 2012 Kuala Lumpur
  7. Laila.D ,Riny Thomas, Nijas C M ,P Mohanan Compact Polarization Independent Chipless RFID Tag International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation APSYM 2014
  8. Sruthi Raj and Laila D FPGA based BCD Adder/Subtractor design using a look up table, International Conference on Science and Technology 2018 (ICST 2018)

National Conferences
  1. Sujith R, Laila D and P Mohanan “CPW fed mobile antenna with reduced RF interference towards human head” 24th kerala science congress,kottayam 2012 (Best poster award 2012)
  2. Vineetha,vishnu K ,Laila D. Pradeep C,V P N Nampoori”Effect of mobile phone radiation on DNA,its harmful effects and possible solution”24th kerala science congress,kottayam 2012
  3. Laila, P.Mohanan Antenna used for mobile handset with reduced radio frequency interference 23rd Swadeshi Science Congress November 2013(Best paper award 2013)
  4. D.Laila, P.Mohanan Mobile antenna operating at GSM band with less radiation towards single quadrant National Conference on Recent trends in Electronic communication and signal processing(CECASP-2013) (Best paper award 2013)

Book Published
  1. “Development of mobile antennas for less radiation hazards”
    LAP LAMBERT Academic publishing ,Germany 2014

Areas of interest
  1. Microwave antennas
  2. Mobile antennas
  3. RF and Microwave planar devices
  4. Polarization Independent Chipless RFID Tag
  5. Microwave photonics
























































































Labs


  • Circuits Lab
  • Digital Communication Lab
  • Communication Lab
  • Test/Project Lab
  • Digital/Microprocessor Lab
  • M.Tech Lab VLSI and ES
  • M.Tech Optoelectronics
  • M.Tech Signal processing

Major Instruments available in the lab are Deep Word Length DSOs, PIC Development System, Programmable Power Supply,Low Distortion Signal Generator, PCB Prototype Machine, SMD Rework Station, Atmel/AVR Development System, Arbitrary Waveform Generator,Spectrum Analyser etc.DSP Trainers with Filter Design Software, Logic Analyser, Various Speed Drives both AC and DC Programmable Logic Controller , Computerised Multiprocessor Control stations, Arbitrary wave Generators, Electronic CAD Package, Digitiser, FPGA Development System with related Hardware and Software , PIC Evaluation board and Evaluation Kit , Intel 89C51 Development Systems, Microwave Bench, Fibre Optics Communication System are also available.




Vision


Mould professionally competent and socially committed electronics engineers capable of innovations and entrepreneurial initiatives for addressing the changing needs of the world.

Mission


M1 : Instil quality of technical expertise and scholarly research in our stakeholders.

M2 : Inculcate ethical standards and leaderships qualities in our stakeholders through various activities.

M3 : Equip the students to apply technology for the benefit of the society.

Resources


Besides basic equipments like the versatile CROs, High frequency signal generators, Programmable power supply, DSO etc., the labs are also facilitated with:

  • LCR METER
  • Signal explorer-digital oscilloscope
  • Arbitrary function generator
  • DSO 100 MHz 2 Channel
  • DSO 200 MHz 4 Channel
  • IEEE-488 interface(GPIB interface)
  • Online UPS 5 KVA
  • DSO 100 MHz 4 Channel
  • Programmable power supply
  • Edwin XP Software
  • Virtual modeling Software
  • Universal Programmer
  • Ultra Low Distortion Audio function generator
  • Linear IC Tester
  • Microcontroller Development System For MCS 51 Family
  • Microcontroller PC Based Development System for PIC controller
  • Microprocessor Kit 8086
  • Lab View Elvis II
  • Lab View Academic
  • Premium Suite
  • DSO 400 MHz 2 Channel
  • DSO 100 MHz 2 Channel
  • LPKF PCB Prototyping Machine
  • Universal VLSI Trainer Kit
  • GSM mobile trainer
  • Logic Analyser
  • DSO 100 MHz 2 Channel
  • DSO 60 MHz 2 Channel

Association


Mixed Signals

Mixed Signals, the Electronics Association of Model Engineering College is the joint venture of the staff and students of Electronics and Communication Department. The club aims at making the students aware of the latest cutting edge technologies.

Mixed Signals, the Electronics Association of Model Engineering College is a joint endeavour of the staffs and students of Electronics Department. With a solid vision ahead, Mixed Signals aims at organising activities that promote interest as well as spread awareness regarding the latest developments in the field of Electronics and Circuit Design, among the members, engineering students and the public.

Working steadily towards its mission, the following are some of the activities undertaken by Mixed Signals

  • Organising lectures, discussions, seminars and conferences to keep students updated on the recent trends in the electronics industry.
  • Holding contests and competitions to test the knowledge of the participants and instil in them the desire to know more.
  • Staging exhibitions and demonstrations and conducting workshops and industrial visits to improve the practical knowledge of the budding engineers and make them industry ready.
  • Conduct coaching classes for weak students in the specific areas of Electronics and Communication and other subjects on demand.

Office bearers

Chief Staff Advisor

Dr.Jobymol Jacob, Dept. of Electronics

Chairman

Kurien Eapen

Secretary

Johns Joseph

Treasurer

Ajo Sebastian M A

Web Admin

Sanjay A Menon

Design Head

Pavan Precious

Content & Publicity

Lakshmi Narendran, Aswathy Santhosh

Event Coordinators

Kripal K Sabesan, Farish Rehman, Akash S Pai

Core Members

Amith S, Deepak Kuncheria, Anjali Jose, Rhea Mariam Boby, Alex George V


Terminals

Terminals November 2019

Terminals April 2019

Terminals November 2018

EC Achievements


  • Saajna Sajan of 2016 Passed out batch selected as Assistant Central Intelligence Officer (ACIOII/Exe) in Intelligence Bureau under the Ministry of Home affairs, Govt. of India
  • Three teams from the college led by Gokul Krishnan, VimalChacko and Paul P Vinod of the 2016 Batch qualified for the quarter finals of the Texas Instruments Innovation Challenge2015.
  • Sumesh K Sadanandan of 2014 passed out batch was among the finalists of the Nebula‟12, a national level circuitdesign competition conducted by Cosmic Circuits (acquired by Cadence).
  • Ann Mary George of 2014 passed out batch secured the 123rd rank in Civil Service Exam 2017http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/kochi/2017/jun/02/diplomacy-civil-service-beckontwo-kerala-ias-toppers- 1611888.html
  • S Balasubrahmanyam, S Sreekanth and Arvind Krishnan of 2006 batch were part of the NVIDIA team that launched NVIDIA GeForce 9400 graphics card in 2008.
  • Jacob Cherian of1994 batch won the Dell Inventor of the year in 2005.
  • Binu Jacob (2006 Batch) won the Microchip Excellence Award in 2013.
  • Bibin George (currently at Accenture) of 1995 batch is the co-inventor of US Patent 7,177,349 (High impedance state for digital subscriber line transceivers on copper twisted pairs).
  • Rosh Cherian‟s (1996 Batch) Artificial Intelligence based startup company CogniCor, won the 2012 Most Innovative European Startup Award.
  • Jacob Cherian of 1994 batch has 9 authorized patents to his credit on RAID Technology.
  • Sreeraj S of 1993 batch is the founder of Ordyn Technologies and is currently the CTO of the Company.
  • Deepak Dutt of 1998 batch won the Quality of award from Nortel Networks.

Events


Talk by Dr.GOUTHAM CHATTOPADYAY

Dr Goutam Chattopadhyay, Senior Research scientist at NASA’s jet propulsion laboratory and a proud alumni of the California Institute of Technology gave us an insight into the vast arena of research and experimentation, hypothesis and assumptions involved with space exploration.

Trillions of stars, billions of galaxies and every planet within, all of this around us, and yet the idea that Earth solely supports life is inconceivable.The ambient temperature (due to the Earth’s optimum distance from the sun), supporting atmosphere, running water, suitable terrains torn apart and woven together by the continental drifts, evolution cycles and most importantly the magnetic field of the Earth sets a major criteria for the availability and sustenance of life on planet Earth .

Owing to technical difficulties and the separation in light years, expanding the search to other galaxies is a far cry at present but again the Milky Way galaxy isn't studied enough either. Neglecting the fact that the planet mercury is closest to the sun or uranus is farthest away..Venus and Mars seems most habitable. But Venus is hotter than expected hence the research is mainly focused on Mars. Going back through the various space expeditions to Mars - "Curiosity" was the first vehicle to land on Mars in its the search for life had embarked a better turn. The search for water or any organic matter lead us to Titan (Jupiter's moon) and its suboceanic existence and other such revelations given the attempt a major hope factor. Then again, there is a possibility of extraterrestrial life existing in some unrecognisable form.

Hence the search continues.



Workshop by Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune

Dept. of Electronics, Govt. Model Engineering College, Ernakulum and Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, have jointly conducted a three day workshop on the topic “NEW AVENUES Of INTERFACE BETWEEN ASTRONOMY AND ENGINEERING” on 4th , 5th & 6th January 2018 at Model Engineering College(MEC) Campus. The workshop was inaugurated by renowned scientist Dr. A N Ramaprakash and the function presided over by the Principal Dr. V P Devassia. In such a joint collaboration for first time in India, eminent resource persons in the field of astronomy and astrophysics like Dr. Jayant Murthy, Dr. Padmakar Parihar (Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore ), Dr. Chandrakanth Misra (IIT Madras), Dr. Mudit Kumar Srivastava (PRL, Ahmadabad ), Dr.Ninan Sajeeth Philip (St.Thomas College, Kozhencherry), Dr. K Indulekha(MG University), Mr.Sidharth Maharana, Mr.Nikhil Mukund, Mr.Ruchika Seth, Mr.Sabyasaachi Chattopadhyay, Mr.Avinash Surendran & Mr.Bhooshan Gadre.(IUCAA, Pune) have presented sessions in the field of Astronomy and Engineering. The topics covered highly relevant realms like Black holes, Neutrons stars, Space instrumentation, Modern optical telescopes with engineering perspectives, Square Kilometer Array(SKA) and Machine learning tools in astronomy etc. Engineering teachers, M-Tech students and Research Scholars from different institutions have actively participated in the three day workshop.



Programme on Women Empowerment conducted by IETE Kochi Centre


PROGRAM ON HIGHER EDUCATION OPPERTUNITIES IN USA


Visit to Maker Village by IETE


“Colloquium on ML with Signal Processing for Data Analytics” - Funded by the IEEE SPS

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