The Electronics & Communication Engineering Department was started in the year 1972 and now conducts one undergraduate program, two postgraduate programs (M. Tech in VLSI Design & Embedded Systems and M. Tech in Communication Systems) with academic autonomy, and Ph.D. program with affiliation to VTU. A total of 52 experienced faculty members, support four core specializations (VLSI Design, Wireless & Wireline Communications, Signal Processing, and Embedded Systems) in the department.
UG & PG students are encouraged to take up interdisciplinary research in various domains and students are placed in reputed companies like Intel, NXP Semiconductors, SanDisk, Cisco IT, Qualcomm, Robert Bosch, Deloitte. The department has MOU with various leading industries like Texas Instruments, NXP Semiconductors, Intel, Keysight technologies TE connectivity, ESSEN,Semiconductor Laboratory,Idea unlimited, Indian insitute of HAMS, GK Machineries and Robotics,Infenion and research establishments like Department of Sericulture, Govt. of Karnataka, DRDO.