BE in Electronics and Communication Engineering (Tribhuvan University)
Bachelor of electronics and communication engineering is that discipline which uses scientific knowledge of electrons to develop the devices, several equipment, electronic system and module to simplify the life of human beings and help to run the business with greater ease. Moreover in this field various electronic components with distinct properties such as transistors, diodes, integrated circuits, etc are utilized to design electronic circuits, devices and systems. In one sentence, we can summarize this engineering as transmission and reception of electromagnetic signals. This engineering is four year program consisting of 8 semesters. Here, 50 core and elective course are offered. The course consists of lectures, site visits and practical in laboratories. This program introduces students to Circuit design, Electronic device, Networking, Wireless communication etc.
List of colleges offering BE electronics and Communication:
Some of the revered colleges offering BE electronics and communication in TU are listed below with their names and addresses:
- IOE campus, Lalitpur
- Thapathali Engineering Campus, Kathmandu
- Eastern Regional Campus, Dharan
- Western Regional Campus, Pokhara
- Kantipur Engineering College, Dhapakhel, Lalitpur
- Kathmandu Engineering College, Kalimati, Kathmandu
- National Engineering College, Talchikhel , Lalitpur
- Advanced College of Engineering and Management, Kupondole, Lalitpur
- Himalaya College of Engineering, Shankhamul, Lalitpur
- Kathford College of Engineering and Management,Balkumari, Lalitpur
- Sagarmatha Engineering College, Sanepa, Lalitpur
The fee structure for Electronics and Communication Engineering ranges from Rs. 8 to 12 lakhs. It depends on the college and may vary accordingly. The fee structure for government affiliated public colleges like Thapathali campus is quite lower than that of private colleges. In order to understand the accurate fee structure, it is recommended to visit the college concerned where the students are interested to get admission.
The Bachelor of Electronics and communication Engineering has been developed with the following objectives:
- To help students get good job at industry, academic field or in government.
- Help graduates to be a successful engineer who can develop innovative ideas for design and construction of electronic system and application required for modern engineering.
- Work as team, and demonstrate inspiring leadership capabilities to the mutual benefit of themselves and their workplace and community.
- Motivate students in pursuing higher education or field that creates professional development for continuously being up to date and increasing knowledge base.
- Performing engineering practices by abiding with the worth ethics and making positive impacts to the society.
- Students willing to pursue electronics and communication in Bachelor degree needs to meet following criteria:
- Those qualified students having minimum 45% marks in Intermediate of Science (I. Sc) or plus two in Science stream or A- Level with full paper of two hundred marks mathematics or diploma in engineering or equivalent courses from any board or university recognized by TU are fit for entrance.
- After the entrance exam when the result is published students get admission as per merit list. Merit list is totally based on the entrance exam marks where marks of plus two is not added. Even the interview does not take place.
Pulchowk Campus, the authorized institution of TU is responsible for entrance examination. Questions are asked in five different fields comprising English, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Engineering Aptitude. Total marks for this entrance is 140 and 100 questions are to be attempted with time division of 2 hours where all the questions are objective based. Students have to sit near the computer provided to them and appear in exam. 10% marks of the given question will be deducted for wrong answers. English: 22 marks, Physics: 40 marks, Chemistry: 20 marks, Mathematics: 40 marks and Engineering Aptitude: 18 marks.
To compete with more than 10,000 equally deserving students is a very challenging and uphill task; it’s definitely a herculean work to do. After appearing in class 12 exams, students generally have three to four months left for engineering entrance exam. In this short period of time, students are in a great dilemma and confusion and in stress on how to prepare and what to prepare, the course is very vast and complicated. So, at this stage, there are certain institutes who are there to help students prepare for their entrance exam. This entrance preparing institutes charge 15 to 18 thousand rupees for nearly three months course where students are given various books and materials helpful for entrance preparation. Teachers also provide various shortcut ideas and techniques which help to boost the confidence of students. The institutes like PEA, NAEE and KEI are providing these courses in Kathmandu valley.
Course of Study
- Engineering Mathematics I
- Computer Programming
- Engineering Drawing I
- Engineering Physics
- Applied Mechanics
- Basic Electrical Engineering
- Engineering Mathematics II
- Engineering Drawing II
- Basic Electronics Engineering
- Engineering Chemistry
- Fundamental of Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer
- Workshop Technology
- Engineering Mathematics III
- Object Oriented Programming
- Electric Circuit Theory
- Electrical Engineering Material
- Electronic Devices & Circuits
- Digital Logic
- Electrical Machine
- Numerical Methods
- Applied Mathematics
- Instrumentation I
- Power System
- Discrete Structure
- Communication English
- Control System
- Probability & Statistics
- Instrumentation II
- Computer Graphics
- Advanced Electronics
- Computer Orginization & Architecture
- Engineering Economics
- Embedded System
- Signal Analysis
- Communication System I
- Computer Network
- Propagation & Antenna
- Minor Project
- Project Management
- Energy Environment & Society
- Communication System II
- Filter Design
- Project I
- Organization & Management
- Power Electronics (Elective I)
- Radar Technology (Elective I)
- Satellite Communication (Elective I)
- Biomedical Instrumentation (Elective I)
- Aeronautical Telecommunication (Elective I)
- Advanced Java Programming (Elective I)
- Data Mining (Elective I)
- Embeded System Design Using ARM Technology (Elective I)
- Image Processing & Pattern Recognition (Elective I)
- Web Technology (Elective I)
- Operating System (Elective I)
- Engineering Professional Practice
- Wireless Communication
- RF & Microwave Engineering
- Digital Signal Processing
- Project II
- Agile Methodologies (Elective II)
- Broadcast Engineering (Elective II)
- Optical Fiber Communication (Elective II)
- Database Management System (Elective II)
- Networking with IPv6 (Elective II)
- Big Data Technologies (Elective II)
- Remote Sensing (Elective III)
- Multimedia System (Elective III)
- Enterprise Application Design & Development (Elective III)
- XML: Foundation Techniques & Applications (Elective III)
- Artificial Intelligence (Elective III)
- Geographic Information System (Elective III)
- Speech Processing (Elective III)
Scope and Career Prospects
One of the major driving forces for information technology revolution is the advancement in electronics and communication engineering. This field of engineering has very inspiring scope today and in future without any doubt. One can sit at home and can send audio and video to his loved ones, this is because of broad band technologies. Our lives are heavily influenced by electronic device and those graduates who are pursuing electronics and communication surely have bright future ahead. In this communication hungry world where billions of rupees are spent in refinement of electronics and communication devices, the engineers working in this field can earn very hefty sum of money.
Some of the specific works the electronics and communication engineers can pursue are:
- The graduates can work in government organization and private companies for installation, operation and maintenance of electronics equipment's and systems.
- Defense, space,organizations involved in research employ electronics engineers who are competent in design and development of complex devices, signal processing systems and telecommunication.
- Hospitals, banks, health care industry where heavy electronic devices are used and those devices are installed and maintained by electronic engineers.
- Various telecommunication and networking industries, wireless industries, communication industries etc are the hub of electronic and communication engineers.
- Design and fabrication of devices, integration of circuits, embedding of systems, handling electronic equipment's are the work which is done by those engineering graduates.