ELECTRONICS & INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERING
About the Department:
Started in the year 2006, the Department of Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering is running a 4-year undergraduate programme in Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering. Since its inception, the Department has grown in leaps and bounds with the state of art infrastructure. Yokogawa Centre of Excellence, KCT-FLUKE Centre of Excellence in Calibration, Siemens PLC Automation Laboratory are some of the major centres operational in addition to Advanced Process Control and Computerised Sensors laboratories. The Department has a team of well qualified, dedicated Faculty members with vast experience in industrial and research background. The Department is involved in active Industrial consultancy services for neighbouring Industries in the field of Automation. Certified Calibration for Electro-Technical/Thermal/Pressure Instruments are some of the prominent consultancy services. Major and minor projects funded by government bodies and Industries are focused on solving industrial needs. Our association with the Professional bodies ISA, ISOI, IEEE, ISTE, IEI and CSI is playing a significant role in enriching the quality of curriculum.
Stiff competition, higher quality standards and growing concerns of safety and environmental concern have pushed the Industrial sector to adopt state-of-the-art Automation techniques for effective utilization of resources and optimized performance of the process plants. The recent trend of merging control systems associated with both factory and process Automation demands knowledge from diverse fields. Automation applications extent plant Automation, discrete and batch process control, embedded machine control and manufacturing production line Automation. They include Automation of time-critical systems that demand precise real-time readings and control. Qualified Automation engineers are needed to meet these requirements of designing appropriate Automation systems. Specific knowledge in diversified fields such as PC / PLC based Control, Instrumentation, H/W, S/W, Networking, Industrial AC Drives, Machine Vision, DCS, SCADA / HMI, High-speed data acquisition, RTOS etc., are needed to become a successful Automation engineer. Ultimately the need of the hour is to upgrade their skills for Industry-ready engineers.
VISION OF THE DEPARTMENT
The Department of Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering (E&I) envisions a holistic education that transforms the learners into responsible engineers which shall enable them to identify significant problems both in industry and society to arrive at creative and sustainable solutions through collaborative team efforts.
MISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT
The Department of Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering (E&I) aims to
- Implement modern andragogical approach in academics, innovative research initiatives and collaborative projects that shall ethically address the societal needs
- Develop knowledge and skills required to excel in manufacturing, automation and allied industries on a global platform
- Expand the knowledge for higher studies and get inspired for lifelong learning
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
Graduates of B.E (Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering) will:
|PEO 1||Excel in technical and professional career with core competence in automation|
|PEO 2||Possess the passion for professional development by continuous learning in allied Engineering and Management fields|
|PEO 3||Engage in resolving industrial and social issues using contemporary tools|
|PEO 4||Exhibit professionalism and ethical attitude towards resolving automation issues to society at large|
Program Outcomes (POs)
|Graduates of B.E (Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering) will be able to:|
|PO 1||Engineering Knowledge||Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to solve complex engineering problems.|
|PO 2||Problem Analysis||Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.|
|PO 3||Design / Development of Solutions||Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.|
|PO 4||Conduct Investigations of Complex Problems||Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.|
|PO 5||Modern Tool Usage||Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modelling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.|
|PO 6||The Engineer and Society||Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.|
|PO 7||Environment and Sustainability||Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.|
|PO 8||Ethics||Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.|
|PO 9||Individual and Teamwork||Function competently as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.|
|PO 10||Communication||Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make decisive presentations, and give and receive impeccable instructions.|
|PO 11||Project Management and Finance||Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.|
|PO 12||Life-long Learning||Recognize the need for and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological transformation.|
Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs)
|Graduates of B.E (Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering) will be able to:|
|PSO 1||Develop, analyse and calibrate Instruments and electronic systems for various real-world applications adhering to ISA ethical codes.|
|PSO 2||Integrate programmable logic controllers (PLC), distributed control systems (DCS) for manufacturing and processing systems and also gain proficiency in relevant software tools.|
From HOD’s Desk
I feel proud to introduce the Department of Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering, one of the youngest departments of KCT, established in the year 2006. Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering is a specialized branch of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, which focuses on the principle and operation of field instruments SCADA, DCS, PLC’S and process control systems which are used in design and configuration of automated systems. These engineers work in industries with automated processes, such as chemical or manufacturing plants, with the goal of improving system productivity, reliability, safety, optimization and stability.
Within a short period, we have established all our laboratories and centres of excellence, which are required for the curriculum and several specialized equipment and software, which help the students to do their real time projects. We have a dedicated faculty team who strive for excellence in all what they do and help students gain knowledge by way of teaching, by demonstration, by industrial visits and by way of assignments. Instrumentation Engineering is a multi-disciplinary field wherein there is a great scope for students to pursue their higher studies or career in the streams of Electronics, Instrumentation or Control.
Nature of work of an Instrumentation Engineer ranges from designing, developing, installing, managing equipment’s that are used to monitor and control machinery and processes. We have placed our students in core industries like Yokogawa, Bosch, Data Patterns, TVS, Tesolve, Saipem, ECON, etc. Many of our alumni have successfully cracked CAT and GATE to gain entrance into the high portals of higher education. Also, we have our students pursuing their higher studies in US, UK, Germany, and Australia.
We in our department are constantly striving to update our curriculum and syllabus to incorporate technical advancements in the fields of electronics, instrumentation and control through interacting with industry personnel.
Value added programs like hands-on session/workshop/guest lectures by academicians and industry experts are being provided on a regular basis.
As Scott Adams rightly puts it, “Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own problems”, we try to instil confidence in our students to search for problems in industries & society and try to give solutions for it.