Dr. Swaran Ahuja
Head of the Department
From the HOD's Desk
The vision of EECE department is to bring out engineering graduates and post graduates with 100% employability, and research scholars of high calibre who can make significant contributions to the scientific and engineering domains and be responsible citizens working towards benefit of the society. Accordingly, the focus of the department is on the holistic development of students in tune with the requirements of the industry/ research institutions and other employers. This calls for innovative approach and the department regularly takes various academic initiatives towards staying ahead in terms of quality and content of the education.
With the advent of new technologies like Smartphone Technology , 3G/4G networks and Internet of Things (IOT) , the profile of a ECE Engineering Graduate needs also to change to match up to these requirements. Traditionally an ECE graduate trained in core electronics and communication engineering subjects could meet the requirements of the electronics & telecom industry. But with industry switching over over to these newer technologies , the ECE graduates need to be also proficient in computer programming and networking techniques. The unique strength of EECE dept is that it regularly upgrades its curriculums to align with changing industry requirements. Accordingly ,it has introduced a number of IT related subjects like C++ & Java programming, data structures , data base management systems . mobile app development , cloud computing , big data analytics , cyber security, internet of things applications and many other such courses as part of the ECE curriculum. We also have an association with IBM, a global leader in IT technologies to conduct some of these courses at NCU, to provide industry perspective to the students. In addition we have MOUs with IIT Bombay , IIT Madras and IIT Delhi for providing supplementary courses and lab support in some of these areas , as well as alumni mentoring from leading electronics industries like Mentor Graphics , Cadence and Synopsys , Ericsson ,Deloitte , TCS etc. to bring the best available in our country to our students. This has provided an edge to our students and kept our student placements in ECE dept. to 100% ,comparable with the best in engineering , in spite of difficult market conditions , with many students getting multiple offers and premium packages in globally renowned companies. This has been possible due to the focussed approach of the dept. to stay ahead of the curve.Our ECE students have now increased employment opportunities not only in Telecom but also in IT industry . Further , many of our students are pursuing higher studies in prestigious universities in India and abroad.
The dept. regularly reviews its teaching methodologies and tries to introduce some of the global best practices. Accordingly , the department has adopted outcome driven approach where each component of the course delivery has a specified outcome which can be measured/evaluated and correlates with the objectives of the program and vision of the department. For measuring our performance, feedback from all stakeholders including employers, students, faculty and others is collected, analyzed and used for improvements in our processes including curriculum content and design, delivery methodology and evaluation processes to continuously keep them aligned with the changing requirements of the market.
The approach of the department is to make the learning process for the students interesting and participative with experiential learning and strong emphasis on practical education, and exposure to real time scenarios through strong industry interface. The department is provided with sufficient resources to meet these objectives. In addition to competent, well qualified and experienced faculty, the labs at the department are well equipped, maintained and regularly modernized with latest equipment and industry standard software tools. Independent project work by students is highly encouraged. The faculty is motivated to update their knowledge base through regular faculty development programs and research.
The department believes in expanding its horizons into emerging areas of technology through new programs particularly at post graduate level and newer areas of research through establishment of various research groups comprising faculty and students. The faculty and students are encouraged to publish their research in well established and reputed journals. The environment in the department is disciplined, professional and conducive for learning, creativity and innovation and supportive of initiatives both at student and faculty levels.
It is the philosophy of the department to care for its students and all its members including faculty and staff and provide opportunities to everyone for their development and growth. Come, be part of this enthusiastic professional team and experience the joys of learning with excellent rewards.
Dr. Swaran Ahuja
Head of the Department