Department of Electronics
The Department of Electronics was established in 1975, as a post-graduate Department with Masters and Ph.D. programmes in frontier field of Electronics. Post-graduate programmes include M.Sc. Electronics and M.Tech Electronics with specializations in Microwave & Radar Electronics and Digital Electronics.
The doctoral programmes are mainly in fields such as Underwater Acoustics, Ocean Electronics, Microwave Propagation & Antennas, Microwave Material Studies, Microwave Image Processing, RF-MEMS Pattern Recognition, Microprocessor Applications and Signal Processing display Devices. External agencies like the DST, ISRO, AICTE, DOE, DRDO, DOD, CSIR, and the State Government are supporting this Department through various Research Projects and Research Fellowships.
The Department of Electronics has well equipped Microwave Electronics, Ocean Electronics and Microprocessor Research Laboratories for carrying out research work at M.Tech. and Ph.D levels.
The Department was chosen for special assistance by the UGC under COSIST, DRS and the SAP. The UGC has sanctioned COSIST assistance of Rs.62.5 lakhs in 1988, to the Department for development of post-graduate education and research in the areas of microprocessor application and microwave antennas. In 1993, the Department was selected by the UGC for Departmental Research Support (DRS) in the field of Ocean Electronics. Recently, the UGC has recognized the Department as a participant in the Centre of Excellence in Laser and Optoelectronic Sciences. The Department is currently undertaking 8 projects worth Rs.288.22 lakhs from various agencies. Department has already successfully completed 42 major research project worth 929.995 lakhs. Department has already established international collaboration with Delft University, Netherlands, Polarizone Incorporation, Malaysia University of Kent, England and University of Surrey , England for different research projects. Department research facilities are also used by different national research laboratories and academic institutions.
The Department conducts two National symposia as biennial events – the National Symposium on Antennas & Propagation (APSYM) – which commenced from 1988 and – the Symposium on Ocean Electronics (SYMPOL)– from 1991 onwards. Last year (2009) the department has organized SYMPOL 2009 as an international conference, sponsored by IEEE. This year department is organizing the International Symposium SYMPOL 2011 with technical co-sponsorship of IEEE-OES.
The Department has over 250 research publications and 20 students have taken their Ph.D degree during the past five years. The Department has a very good library facilities and having more than 5900 specialized books on Electronics and subscribing more than 46 International and national Journals.
The technical biasing of the University, spectacular growth of electronics in Kerala and the location of the University in the industrial zone of the State are all favorable aspects for the substantial development of this Department.
Department of Electronics
Cochin University of Science & Technology,
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