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December - 2016 - Special issue > College of the Year 2016

Electronics & Communications: RNS Institute of Technology

SI Edu Team
Thursday, January 12, 2017
SI Edu Team
The Hub of Solution Providers

When one comes across the words 'Electronics and Communication Engineering' together, an image of a person working in a chip manufacturing organization appears in our mind. This image wherein the person works hard designing those chips has lot more to say about how he/she attained the knowledge and skills to create these tiny electronic wonders. One such knowledge centre is RNS Institute of Technology where students burn the midnight oil working hard to become best solution providers of the industry.

RNS Institute of Technology, an Institute with a difference as it is known for, was established in the year 2001 and offers higher education in the areas of Engineering, MCA and MBA. Founded by Dr. R N Shetty, a true visionary, industrialist, philanthropist and an educationalist; strong and disciplined academic culture is the hallmark of RNSIT. The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering was a part of the institute since its inception and so has gathered as many experience enough to know what is best for its students and provide the same to them. Headed by Dr. Vipula Singh, the department offers B.E, M.Tech and Research programs in areas such as Digital Electronics, VLSI, Biomedical Engineering, Power Electronics, Image Processing and Communication under the branch Electronics and Communication. In order to achieve and foster excellence in core Electronics and Communication with focus on Hardware, Software and Design; the department has been pro-active organizing industry interactions, discussions and workshops through guest faculty from various industry and academic collaborations. Students are given firsthand experience when it comes to implementing their theoretical knowledge into practice. The faculty is zealously involved in improving their skills in order to impart the same to the students and is clearly noticed in their placement record, which has been consecutively reaching 98 percent in the past few years.

As the Institution works with a number of innovative methods in administration, service conditions and teaching; Dr. H N Shivashankar, Director, RNSIT says, "RNSIT is the brain-child of The Murudeshwar Group of Companies headed by Dr. R. N. Shetty. This group has contributed significantly in the field of education." He takes pride in saying that the institute maintains a student friendly environment which can easily nurture students with quality education. Like many other best institutes, RNSIT follows a curriculum to boost the potential of the students making it an effective learning experience. "In RNSIT, all the departments are harmonized with highly qualified and dedicated teaching faculty. We focus in the holistic development of the individual organizing FDPs, National/International Conferences and Workshops on regular basis for the benefit of both students and faculty members along with the VTU prescribed curriculum," shares Dr. M K Venkatesha, Principal, RNSIT. As the departments are well equipped with various facilities and infrastructure; knowledgeable human resources in the form of members of faculty offers guidance to the prospective professionals in addition to the classroom teaching.

Further extending RNSIT's skill based learning; six R&D centers have been set up to house 65 research scholars to work on research projects worth more than Rs. 50 Lakhs. Students equally participate in these projects, honing their skills and dealing with industry relevant matter. RNSIT has an active Training and Placement cell which arranges campus recruitment drives including awareness and training for the students. "In addition to academics, literary, cultural and sports activities are conducted intended to offer leadership qualities, decision making abilities, team spirit, precision, analytical capabilities, socio-psychological awareness through them. A holistic environment can make an individual sound professional," adds Dr. Shivashankar.

As over 218+ ECE students enjoys such rich education culture, every person working in that chip manufacturing organization and the ones who dream to do the same would surely want to be a part of RNSIT, thereby already making it a preferred ,institute to seek higher education in technical studies.

Dr. H N Shivashankar, Director
Formerly, Dean, Faculty of engineering of Bangalore University, Dr. Shivshankar is a scholar of repute. Having a successful career in academics, most of his expertise is reflected on three decades of extensive participation in research work.

Dr. M K Venkatesha, Principal
Dr. M K Venkatesha, a JC Bose Gold Medalist has an academic experience of over 32 years. A post graduate from University of Manitoba, he was associated with a number of institutes in different position known to have brought notable development in them. With such exemplary work, Dr. Venkatesha in RNSIT is poised to play a major role leaving deep imprints in Technical Education of the country.

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