GITAM Institute of Technology

Visakhapatnam Campus


Vizag Campus

I V R No:0891 2866444
I V R No:0891 2866444

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Electronics and Communication Engineering  Department

Dr. PVY Jaya Sree M.E., Ph.D

Phone No: 0891-2840230


The department started in the year 1981, became autonomous in 2003 and evolved as a constituent department in GITAM Institute of Technology, GITAM University from 2007. The department is NBA accredited twice in the years 2002 and 2006. Students passout from this department with good placements and progression statistics.

The department has highly qualified faculty with high retention and varied specializations. It is well equipped with State-of-Art Laboratories.

VISION To excel in education by imparting quality teaching and research to meet the challenges in Electronics and Communication Engineering


  • To impart technical skills, value based education to students, so as to enable them to face the demands of the industry.
  • To create innovative and instructional learning methods to hone the skills for solving problems of society.
  • To carry out research through constant interaction with R & D organizations  and industry
  • To motivate the students to develop multidisciplinary technologies for a sustainable growth.

PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES PEO 1: To impart knowledge of mathematics and science concepts as tools to device and deliver efficient solutions to problems of Electronics & Communication Engineering

PEO 2: To inculcate analytical ability in the students to keep pace with changing technologies and to imbibe research culture to meet the industrial and societal needs.

PEO 3: To provide a platform for the graduate to be successful in Technical and Professional careers or develop as an   entrepreneur.

PEO 4: To instill team work, leadership and communication skills in the student with professional, ethical and human values to be responsible citizen of the society.

Programmes Currently the department offers a Four-Year BTechProgramme, Three MTechProgrammes, One Six-Year Dual-Degree Programme, Ph.DProgramme and a Certificate Course in VLSI Design. The department frequently organizes Workshops in VLSI Design, MATLAB and Microwave Circuit Design etc. for faculty, students and working professionals.

Programme Duration
B.Tech (Electronics and Communication Engineering) 4 Years
M.Tech (VLSI Design) 2 Years
M.Tech (Digital Systems and Signal Processing) 2 Years
M.Tech  (RF and Microwave Engineering) 2 Years
Dual–Degree (B.Tech + M.Tech) Programme in Electronics and Communication Engineering 6 Years
Ph.D ---
Certificate Course in VLSI Design 4 Months

CURRICULAR ASPECTS The department undertakes the tasks of designing the curriculum, implementing the class work and laboratories, conducting the examinations, carrying out research and taking up consultancy works etc. The curriculum of different programmes is designed with Inputs from Academicians (from IITs/NITs), Industry personnel, students, Alumni, Parents and Researchers.

The department is presently implementing Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) as per the guidelines of UGC and NAAC. As per the guidelines of CBCS, the department allows migration of students from other universities/institutions to GITAM after their first/second/third year of coursework with appropriate transfer of credits. The department exposes the students to wide learning avenues through Soft Skills, Industry Practices, Mini Project, Design Practice, Programme Elective courses with Horizontal Mobility (different streams) and Vertical Mobility (specialized courses in a stream), Inter disciplinary Electives, Large Pool of Electives, Professional Societies, Extra-Curricular Activities etc.

The curriculum has provisions for students earning credits from a related industry, performing creative arts, learning foreign languages and learning management skills including entrepreneurship.

Faculty & Research The department has a total of 88 Teaching Faculty (with6 Professors, 7 Associate professors and 65 Assistant professors) with expertise in varied fields of specialization. 14 Faculty Members have Doctoral (Ph.D) degrees and 40 members are presently working towards their Doctoral degrees. 32 Faculty members had higher education (M.Tech) from IITs and NITs. 60% Faculty have more than 8 Years of Teaching Experience.

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. 12.7 Lakhs. One DST research project is ongoing with a fund of Rs. 21 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.

EXCLUSIVE DEPARTMENT Research LAB To promote research culture within the faculty and students of the department, the department has started a Research Lab with all major softwares and hardware equipment made available from this place. All the PhD students and MTech Project Students utilize these computing and hardware facilities extensively.

Further a Department Level Research Forum is highly functional with PhD students/senior faculty/industry personnel delivering/sharing research ideas with all the faculty/students of the department every week.

Student Mentoring, Counseling and Support The department has a well-established and functional Academic Monitoring and Counseling System. All students are mentored by faulty members (20 students per faculty) as part of student counseling. Academic monitoring committee frequently monitors the classwork progress and any other student/faculty grievances. Tutorial and Remedial classes are conducted for slow learnersas part of the curriculum. Personality development / Communication Skills integrated into the curriculum. Extensive industry interaction is carried out through Industrial tour/ Industrial training/ Internship.

SPECIAL CARE FOR SLOW LEARNERS Slow learners are identified through counseling/mentoring system and mid examination performance. Special care is taken by conducting Remedial/Tutorial classes by identified faculty.Progress and improvement of the slow learners are informed to their parents regularly.

SUPPORT FOR ADVANCED LEARNERS Advances learners in each class/laboratory are encouraged to carry out mini-projects, register and complete online certification courses from NPTEL/Courseera etc. More than 240 students of the department (last year) completed online certification courses from NPTEL to improve their Placement potential, technical skills and soft skills.

VALUE ADDED COURSES To improve the technical skills and placement potential of the students, the deparment frequently organizes value added courses in addition to curricular activities

  • Personality Development Courses.
  • Certificate Course on VLSI Design.
  • Workshops on MATLAB / VLSI EDA Tools.
  • NPTEL Online Certification Course.
  • Special Training program on Advanced Communication Technologies by Ericsson India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Special Guest Lectures by Industry Professionals / R&D Scientists.

CO-CURRICULAR and EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Students are also involved in co-curricular and extracurricular activities. The students of the department organize annual national level student technical fests every year. Students also maintain local chapters of professional societies including IETE and ISTE.390 Student Members are enrolled in IEEE (Signal Processing Society, Antennas and Propagation Society) and involved in organizing technical events and guest lecture from eminent IEEE fellows. A Good number of students of the department are also part of social service clubs like NCC, NSS, Rotaract Club, YGOI, Bhadyat etc.

ALUMNI Some of the prominent alumni of the department include

S.No. Name Dept. Year of study Present occupation
1 Mr. Katragadda Srinivas, ECE 1981-85 Chairman, Meenakshi Power, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh
2 P S K Chakarvarthi ECE 1985-89 CEO, Blue Willet Solutions India Pvt. Ltd.
3 G Sreenivasa Rao ECE 1985-89 Senior VP, Accenture, Hyderabad
4 Lakshmi Kanth P ECE 2001-05 Senior Software Engineer, Defence Science & Technology Agency, Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore
5 Rama Krishna Earle ECE 1995-99 IT Consultant, J.D. Edwards (ERP)
6 B. Raghu Kiran ECE 2000-04 Asst. Commissioner, IRS, Customs & Central Excise
7 B Srinivas Reddy ECE 1988-92 Sc-‘F’, ADA, Bangalore
8 Mr. Vasupalli Ganesh Kumar ECE 1984-88 MLA, South Vizag


Faculty Members have published seven textbooks in the fields of Electronic Devices and Circuits, Microwave Engineering and Satellite Communications.

S.NoTitle of TextbookName of the authorPublisherISBNNo. of pagesYear of publication
1 Electronic Devices & Circuits Dharma Raj Cheruku Pearson Education (Singapore) Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi     2005
2 Satellite Communications Dharma Raj Cheruku Galgotia Publications Pvt. Ltd., Delhi 8175154179 279 2005
3 Introduction to Electronic Circuit Design
adaptation of Spencer &Ghausi
Dharma Raj Cheruku Pearson Education (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., New Delhi 8177586394 1030 2007
4 Electronic Devices & Circuits – 2nd Edition Dharma Raj Cheruku Pearson Education (Singapore) Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi 9788131730164
5 Microwave Engineering Dharma Raj Cheruku Scitech Publishers, Chennai 9788183711760 281 2009
6 Satellite Communication Dharma Raj Cheruku IK International Publishing House, New Delhi 9789380026411 330 2010
7 Network Analysis Dharma Raj Cheruku S Chand Publishing, New Delhi   731 2017