Department Achievements

Electronics & Comm.Engg.

Department Achievements

Highlights of the Department

  • ECE department consists of 6 Professors, 3 Associate Professors, 30 Assistant Professors.

  • E-classroom, and 3 class rooms in 4rd floor were inaugurated on 4/4//2019.

  • 5 books are published by the faculty.

  • On an average 70% of students are placed in various companies, remaining students are pursuing their higher studies in various prestigious institutions.

  • Submitted 28 proposals to AICTE, DST-SEED,ICPS, TDT, & TSCOST since 2018-19(details).

  • Department has one Consultancy Project on UWB Antenna design worth 5.56Lakhs

  • Department has 8 doctorates.

  • 13 Faculty are pursuing Ph.D.

  • Department has obtained a funding of Rs. 32.65 Lakhs from AICTE for FDPs/Workshops & MODROBS since 2017-18.

  • Department has organized 16 workshops since 2016.

  • Around 110 courses by Faculty & 80 courses by students have been successfully completed NPTEL courses.

  • Department has six MoUs.

  • Latest Equipment purchased in ECE Department

    • MODROBS Equipment in Dept:

      • 2X2 MIMO hardware for FPGA based system design consisting of USRP 2920 Vertical Antenna vert 400 (144MHz, 400MHz,1200MHz) triband , Ready to use course ware, Octoclock for Synchronisation, MIMO Cable

    • Signal And Image Processing

      • Intel® RealSense™ depth camera D435i,
      • Ultrasonic Sensor Sonar

      • PIXY Pan and Tilt Mechanism for Pixy2 Smart Vision Camera

      • NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer Kit

  • Department Organized two AICTE Sponsored FDPs

    • One-week national level FDP on “Embedded systems in IoT”, from 25th to 30th Nov. 2019.

    • One –week Refresher course on “ Channel Coding Techniques” from 25th to 30th June 2018.

Both the workshops had overwhelming response with 50 participants from all over the nation


Dr.B.Venkateshulu, Professor& Head

  • Executive Committee Member of IETE, Hyderabad Chapter 2018-2020

  • have mentored a batch of students have won 17 Lakhs prize money for project titled :Silent Heart Attack Detector” at Aegon International 24-hour Health and Wealth Hackathon for the prototype “Silent Heart Attack Detector” on 19th Sept. 2018 team won

  • 2 patents ( Numbers : 201941028160 A and 201941047644A )are filed

  • Published 2 Books : 1.“Simplified Decoding and Fault tolerance in Error Detection and Correction”

2.“Projective Geometrical Approach in Error detection & Correction”

  • Got funding of MODROBS from AICTE worth Rs. 19.31 Lakhs

  • Got AICTE-ISTE Sponsored Refresher course funding worth 3 Lakhs on “Channel Coding Techniques”

  • Published 21 International / National papers in reputed journals .

Dr.P.V.D. Somasekhar Rao, Dean Academics

  • Dr. PVD Somasekhar Rao obtained his B.E. Degree in ECE from Sri Venkateswara Univ. College of Engg., Tirupati (1977), and M.Tech. Degree in Microwave & Radar Engg., from IIT, Kharagpur (1979). He earned his Ph.D. Degree in ECE from I.I.T. Kharagpur (1990).

  • Dr. Rao worked at Radar Centre, I.I.T. Kharagpur, and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR/ RAC Group), Ooty. Later, he joined the Faculty of ECE Department. of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad.

  • He occupied the positions of – Head of ECE Department. for about 3 terms at JNTUCEH, Hyderabad, Director, UGC-Academic Staff College, Director – School of Information Technology, Director – R&D Cell, BoS Chair for ECE and ETM Departments., and Director – Academics & Planning .. at JNTUH, Hyderabad.

  • Dr. Rao has 40 years of Teaching/R&D/Industry experience, and has about 70 technical paper publications in reputed journals and conferences. He successfully organized more than 30 Short Term Courses under the aegis of MHRD/UGC/ISTE/JNTU. 8 Scholars received their Ph.D. under his Supervision/Co-supervision from JNT Univ. Hyderabad.

  • He also worked as Visiting Professor at Broadband Telecommn. Lab., Bangkok, Thailand.

  • He is a Senior Member of IEEE (USA), Member of IEEE-MTT Society, Life Member of ISTE (India), and Fellow of IETE (India).
  • He received the “Andhra Pradesh State Best Teacher Award” for the year 2010. He was the also the recipient of Outstanding IEEE Branch Counselor/Advisor Award of USA.
  • He was the Executive Committee Member of IEEE – Hyderabad Section, and a successful Branch Counselor of IEEE Student Branch, at JNTU College of Engg., Hyderabad, for 12 years.
  • Dr. Somasekhar Rao has been on the Board of Studies for ECE at JNT University Hyderabad, for more than 10 years, and also acted as BoS Chair for ECE at JNTUH. He was also on the BoS for ECE at Osmania Univ., Sri Venkateswara Univ., JNT Univ-Anantapur, JNT Univ-Kakinada, Acharya Nagarjuna Univ., Sri Padmavati Mahila ViswaVidyalayam (SPMVV), and many other Autonomous Engg. Colleges.

  • Dr. Rao is an active member on a number of AICTE Committees, NBA Committees, AP State Govt. Committees, APSCHE Committee, DRDO and NRSA Selection Committees.

  • At GNITS, Hyderabad, he received the ISTE – TS Section Best ECE Teacher Award from Engineering Colleges in Telangana State, in Dec. 2019.

  • Dr. Rao’s Fields of Interest include : Microwave Engineering – Microwave Antennas – Microstrip Antennas – Simulation/ Design, Development & Testing – Radar Systems Engineering – Electromagnetic Theory – Transmission Lines – Numerical Methods & Applications.

Dr. P Sudhakar Rao, Dean, R & D

  • One patent: An electronic device for measuring internal pressure in sealed containers- Dr.P.E.Sankaranarayanan, Dr P.Sudhakara Rao and R.Sridhar. (153766)

  • Won an Invention Promotion Independence Day Award instituted by the National Research and Development Corporation of India [NRDC], Govt. of India, New Delhi during August, 1983 for the invention of “A New Electronic Non-Destructive Vacuum Measuring Instrument for Canned Food Products”.

  • Received Best project of year award from “CEERI, PILANI” during 1990.

  • Received the First Best Paper award from IPTA (Indian Pulp and Paper Technical Association) during the year 2000, for the technical paper on “Paper formation analyzer”.

  • Received 5th best paper award from IEEE EIT-2001, USA during the year 2001, for the technical paper “Shape feature extraction and Apples classification using machine vision”.

  • UNIDO Deputation to Taiwan for “Cleaner Technologies”.

  • UNIDO fellowship Deputation to USA for the development of “RTOS” .

  • CSIR deputation to USA for the Business development (R & D partner identification).

  • Deputation to Italy for relocating the electronics of Pulp and Paper industry, by M/sRollatainers, Faridabad.

  • Chaired a Session “TE 303-Real Time Signal Processing Systems” for an IEEE conference EIT-2001, held in Oakland University, USA

  • 4 national and 2 international conferences were conducted under my chairmanship.

  • Guided 3 research scholars and 2 of them obtained Ph.D. and one submitted. Two are pursuing.

Dr.K.Ragini, Professor

  • Received “Women Achiever” Award from Accenture on women’s day 2017, ‘Academic Excellence Award’ from Management of GNITS in 2007.

  • Received AICTE Funds of 3.69 Lakhs for conducting AICTE Sponsored Short Term Training Programme on “Embedded systems in IOT” for faculty for the year 2019-2020.

  • Received SPOC Certificate of Appreciation from NPTEL for instrumental role as SPOC for SWAYAM-NPTEL Local chapter for 3 consecutive years ,2017, 2018 and 2019.

  • Conducted 25 Faculty Development programmes so far in GNITS.

  • Published Research Articles in 35 reputed journals.

  • Elected as Fellow of IEI.

Dr.Renuka Devi , Professor

  • PI for a project Titled “Pothole detection and list the GPS Locations”,under TEQIP-III Collaborative Research Scheme JNTUH of worth Rs. 2.5 Lakhs.

  • Member in  WIE Affinity Group IEEE Hyderabad Section Slate 2020.

  • Received fund from AICTE, and Cordinator for AICTE Sponsored FDP on “Digital Image Processing & Analysis” in Feb 2008

  • Published 32 Research Papers in International Journals and Conferences .

  • Have submitted three proposals, two to DST and one to TSCOST.

  • Mentor for a Project titled “Robotic Surveillance System”, which won the Bronze Certificate in “DST & Texas Instruments India Innovation Challenge Design Contest -2018.

  • Member of IEEE , Life Member of ISTE, IETE, Member for IEI

Dr.R. Swapna,Assoc.Prof

  • Contributor to the Project entitled “Development of Single Frequency Ionospheric Correction and Plasma Bubble Detection Algorithms using GAGAN and NAVIC TEC Observations”. This is a sponsored research project sanctioned by Space Applications Centre (SAC), Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Ahmedabad worth Rs. 15.99 Lakhs.

  • Carrying out Consultancy Work for M/s BIGWIZ “To develop an Ultra Wide Band (UWB) based Indoor Positioning System (IPS) with an accuracy of less than 20cm for a 10m x 100m area.” worth Rs. 5.56 lakhs.

  • Won the Education Expo TV Companies Rating System (EET CRS) 6 th Faculty Branding Awards – 18 “Award for Excellence in Research” in July, 2018.

  • Published 32 Research Papers in International Journals and Conferences out of which 4 are SCI Indexed and 12are Scopus Indexed.

  • Reviewer for the Journals IEEE Geo Science and Remote Sensing Letters (IEEE GRSL), IEEE ACCESS, Advances in Space Research Published by Elsevier, Measurements Published by Elsevier, International Conference on Soft Computing and Signal Processing (ICSCSP-2018) in association with Springer Publications

  • Editorial Board Member for – Journal of Satellite Oceanography and Meteorology, Whioce Publishling Ltd., Singapore

Mrs. M. VijayaLakshmi, Assoc Prof.

  • has submitted her thesis titled “Quality of Service in Wireless Networks” on 15th May, 2019 at JNTU, Hyderabad.

  • Published 12 research papers with h-index with 17 citations in the area of MANETS out of Which 2 papers are Scopus indexed.

  • Received Appreciation certificate from the College management in the year 2017 for the completion of 15 yrs service in the same college (GNITS).

  • Obtained 100% results in the subjects Analog Communications (AC), Optical Communications (DC), Wireless Communication and Networks (WCN) (PG) handled and received appreciation letters from the Head of the institute.

Mr. Y.Rakesh Kumar  Asst Prof.

  • Mr. Y.Rakesh Kumar  is sanctioned with TEQIP-III Collaborative Research Project titled Improving object visibility under atmospheric degradations of haze and fog by adopting deep neural network model” worth Rs.2.55 Lakhs.

  • Mr. Y.Rakesh Kumar Submitted three proposals to DST under Division : Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical System.

  • Mr. Y.Rakesh Kumar Worked under project tumor detection in liver CT scan images using Image processing techniques with GNITS students in collaboration with doctors at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai (MOU).

  • Mr. Y.Rakesh Kumar received IEAE Young Achiever Award 2018 for best paper publication.

  • Mr. Y.Rakesh Kumar Published 12 papers, and attended 13 workshops.

  • Mr. Y.Rakesh Kumar is reviewer forIEEE Access, IET Image Processing, Journal of Intelligent Systems(JIS),Institute of Scholars (Insc).

  • Have registered for Ph.D in OU , in area of Image Processing

Mrs. C.Padmaja Asst Prof.

  • Has submitted her thesis titled “Channel Estimation using Turbo Code Model for 4G OFDM system” on 15th May, 2019 at JNTU,Hyderabad.

Mrs. Chandra Sekhar,Asst Prof.

  • Have registered for Ph.D at IIITH, in area of Speech Processing.

Mrs. B. Tulasi Sowjanya, Asst Prof.

  • Have registered for Ph.D at IIITH, in area of Coding Techniques.

Mrs. M.Madhuri Latha, Asst Prof.

  • Have registered for Ph.D at IIITH, in area of MIMO.

Mrs. A.Sujatha Reddy, Asst Prof.

  • Have registered for Ph.D at IITKGP in area of Channel security.

Mrs. A. Deepthi, Asst Prof.

  • Have registered for Ph.D at IIITH in area of VLSI.

Mrs. N.Krishna Jyothi Asst Prof,

  • Have registered for Ph.D at KLU in area of Antenna Design.

T. Ramasri, Asst Prof qualified for both JRF and Assistant Professor in UGC-NET.

Ch. Hariprasad,Asst Prof qualified as Assistant Professor in UGC-NET.

Student Achievements      

Paper/Poster presentations

·         163 students of II & III year participated in Paper & Poster presentations events held at MGIT, CBIT, OU, NITW, GRIET, VNR VJIET, BITS Hyd, JNTUH, SNIST, IIT Delhi, VBIT, MRITS& VCE.


·         91 students have participated in Hackathons and 32 students won Prizes conducted in different organizations.

Alumni Pursuing PhD

·         K Naga BhavyaJyothi(12251A0422) at IITB, V Vaishnavi(12251A04H8) at IISC, P Supraja(Batch11-15) at IITH and D Sudeepini(15251D3802) at IIITH.

Students appeared for Competitive Exams

·         317 is the Highest GRE Score, 94.66% is the Highest CAT Score, 2527 is the Best Rank in GATE during AY: 2018-19.