The department of Applied Electronics & Instrumentation (AE) began in the year 2001, with an under graduate B.Tech programme in Applied Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering. The programme aims to develop highly skilled young professionals in the area of electronics, instrumentation and process control. The current intake of students is 60.
Our strength includes highly qualified and committed faculty members along with excellent infrastructure and labs with most modern facilities on a par with current industrial standards. With efficient teaching methodology the department consistently attains top position in the university results. The department also has high placement records. Vast majority of the eligible students are placed in leading companies. Our alumni are found working in companies such as Robert Bosch, Schneider Electric, ABB, Yokogawa, Honeywell, Wipro-VLSI, Saudi Aramco, Rolls Royce, GE, Analog Devices, NVIDIA, Apple etc.
The students are also given practical training in industry relevant hardware and software tools like Raspberry Pi, Python, PSpice, Microcontroller, LabVIEW, Robot Operating System (ROS) and Industrial Automation systems like DCS, PLC and SCADA. The department also offers training in calibration. The college also offers other out of the curriculum certification courses for the AE students in AI/Machine Learning, and Robotics and Automation with resource persons from both RSET and external organizations.
Due to recent developments in new technologies such as Internet of Things (IOT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), industry standards are changing. IIOT is based on IOT, used specifically for industrial purposes. Industries all across the world are gearing up for the digital era. Adoption of new technologies is no more an option but a necessity for survival. Therefore, orienting towards use of intelligent instruments, smart automation and manufacturing have become essential.
Applied Electronics & Instrumentation graduates with knowledge in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Sciences can be domain experts to implement Industry 4.0 standards. Industry 4.0 will comprise technologies and processes which will include cyber physical systems, IOT, cloud computing and artificial intelligence. Industry 4.0 will enable manufacturing firms to be innovative, speed up product development time and introduce customization.
AE graduates can specialize in postgraduate courses in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, VLSI Hardware technologies, Process control, Control and Automation etc. Opportunities for AE students will therefore rapidly increase in the new era of smarter digital technologies.
The department is in constant interaction with various process control and instrumentation industries such as BPCL, HOCL, TCC, FACT, COCHIN SHIPYARD, YOKOGAWA and other industries like NeST, NPOL etc. We associate with professional bodies like IEEE, Instrument Society of India, International Society of Automation etc.
During the B.Tech programme student achievers get an opportunity to visit countries like Japan, Australia and Germany as part of student exchange programme. Also they get an opportunity to work on exciting and cutting edge projects in the area of robotics, control, automation and process instrumentation under the guidance of experienced faculty. Many students along with faculty guides obtain funding for their project through CERD, KSUM etc. Department strongly encourages student entrepreneurship activities through IEDC.
Knowledge and skill of faculty members are regularly updated through well planned and executed faculty development programmes. Workshops, conferences and invited talks are conducted with subject experts to provide exposure to students as well as faculty on the latest topics and developing areas.
The department aims at integrating the area of Instrumentation and Signal processing through research activities.
Faculty members have the expertise to provide consultancy in areas like artificial intelligence/machine learning, sensors & transducers, LabVIEW and process instrumentation.
To evolve into a centre of academic excellence, developing professionals in the field of electronics and instrumentation to excel in academia and industry.
Facilitate comprehensive knowledge transfer with latest theoretical and practical concepts, developing good relationship with industrial, academic and research institutions thereby moulding competent professionals with social commitment.
Program Outcomes (POs)
Engineering Graduates will be able to:
PO 1. Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of 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 modeling 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 team work: Function effectively 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 effective presentations, and give and receive clear 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 change.
Mr. Rahul Babu,Senior Project Engineer, Schneider Electric
I am Rahul Babu currently working as a Senior Project Engineer at Schneider Electric since 2013. I graduated from the programme Applied Electronics & Instrumentation in 2013. I feel great about the learning experience in AEI department. We had highly qualified faculty with friendly attitude and a strong placement cell. Our lab facilities are one of the highlights which gave hands on experience on Process automation, Electronics and Power Electronics sectors. The department provided career-oriented learning by supporting research activities and projects beyond curriculum. The association of the department with professional bodies like ISOI, ISA, gives great opportunity to students to interact with MNCs. The four years spent there were splendid and has helped me to grow better, professionally and personally.
Mr. Mohammed Nizwan Senior ASIC Verification Engineer,Nvidia Corporation,California.
My time at AEI department of Rajagiri School of engineering and technology played an important role in paving the right path for achieving my career goals. Besides the extra ordinary facilities the department has to offer, the support of the experienced faculty tamed me exactly into what I intended to be. The placement opportunities open the door to professional world! In my opinion, AEI department is a pioneer in providing the right guidance to a high school graduate on how to become a competent engineer, any industry would grab onto, with their collective and collaborative effort along with ample opportunities for personal development and career upliftment .
Dr.Pankaj Sagar , Alumni IISc, Bangalore.
The academic experience with a world-class infrastructure and excellent faculty at the Department of Applied Electronics and Instrumentation has endured me with a means for lifelong career excellence. The exceptional programs and teaching methodologies backed by practical skills and industry-relevant laboratory work have given me the confidence to pursue my career in Science and Engineering. The support and motivation of the faculty members have been a guiding light for all my venture towards greater heights. I can be certain that the fundamentals gained from the faculty have lived with me and will be the greatest asset I have in achieving my dreams and goals.