The department of Applied Electronics and Instrumentation was established in the year 2002. The total in take capacity of the department is 60. It aims at producing qualified engineers in the areas of Electronics, Signal processing and Instrumentation. This is an advanced branch of engineering in which students are trained to handle any situation associated with instrumentation and is widely developing to involve day to day life activities. This branch offers a wide range of job opportunities. There is hardly any area of Engineering, Science and Technology where Instrumentation in one form or the other is not needed.
This branch offers many courses like Instrumentation Technology, modern control theory, Biomedical Instrumentation, Robotics, Industrial Electronics, Computer Controlled Instrumentation etc. The department is well equipped with a group of highly qualified and dynamic teachers.
The department has well developed laboratories with modern instruments, to enable the students to face the technological and managerial demands of the industry. There is huge collection of Textbooks, Reference books, magazines, journals of various subjects in main library, which supports and encourages students as well as faculties in a great and easy manner.
The department offers a 4 Year undergraduate program in Applied Electronics & Instrumentation leading to the B.Tech Degree.
The Curriculum covers areas like
1. Virtual Instrumentation Lab
Virtual Instrumentation is the use of customizable software and modular measurement hardware to create user-defined measurement systems, calledVirtual Instruments. The main focus of the Lab is Modeling and Simulation of Virtual Real Time Systems. Traditional hardware instrumentation systems are made up of pre-defined hardware components, such as digital multimeters and oscilloscopes that are completely specific to their stimulus, analysis, or measurement function. Because of their hard-coded function, these systems are more limited in their versatility than virtual instrumentation systems. The primary difference between hardware instrumentation and virtual instrumentation is that software is used to replace a large amount of hardware. The software enables complex and expensive hardware to be replaced by already purchased computer hardware; e. g. analog to digital converter can act as a hardware complement of a virtual oscilloscope, a potentiostat enables frequency response acquisition and analysis in electrochemical impedance spectroscopy with Virtual Instrumentation. The main software’s included in the Virtual Instrumentation Lab are NI LabView, MATLAB/SIMULINK, etc.
2. Process Control Instrumentation Lab
Process control laboratory was established in the year of 2006. This is a unique laboratory which provides the elaborate knowledge about control of different process plants like Temperature, Pressure, Flow, and Level. It includes system to study about Feed-forward, cascade and ratio control schemes. Students are also trained to study about the response of first order and second order system using MATLAB simulation.
3. Instrumentation Lab
Aim to establish this laboratory is to give basic information to students regarding identification and checking of various passive circuit elements. It is to impart practical training to the students in the field of calibrating pressure gauges, transducers switches and indicators etc
4. Transducer Lab
Transducer Laboratory is equipped with modern measurement instrumentation equipments, which helps the students to study different mechanism of measurement of Temperature, pressure, density, humidity, displacement, force, speed, torque, stress etc. Students learn to measure as well as develop the skill to calibrate the temperature and pressure gauges etc.
5. Power Electronics Lab
This laboratory is to impart practical knowledge, especially to degree students, of power electronic components and their applications. This laboratory is equipped with various modules for characteristic curve analysis of power electronic components (viz. diac, triac, thyristors and UJTs) and experimental setup of converters, inverters, choppers and speed control of dc motors. The consultancy work can be offered to related industries.