R & D Initiatives

HFSS Software Lab

  • HFSS has been installed on 7. 11.16 to promote R & D works. This software tool is used in the field of designing at Microwave ranges for the following
    • Antennas
    • Microwave transitions
    • Waveguide components
    • RF filters
    • Three-dimensional discontinuities
    • Passive circuit elements

Following are the projects development using HFSS Simulation software

  • Bluetooth Antenna for military applications, Hexagonal fractal Antenna for 5G applications
  • Design of rectangular slot MSPA for ultra-wideband applications
  • Design, Simulation and Fabrication of parabolic double Biquad MSPA for UWB Applications.
  • Design, Simulation and Fabrication of Triple Frequency Antenna.
  • Design and simulation of multiple U-slotted MSPA for wide band applications.
  • Design of a planar Mono pole antenna for Breast cancer detector using HFSS


Texas Instruments Innovation Lab has been established in GNITS ECE Department on 11/01/2018 to create an ecosystem of innovation where students across all disciplines can meet to be creative and hone their technical and leadership skills. The lab is well established with MSP microcontrollers (MCUs) from Texas Instruments (TI).The microcontrollers are 16-bit and 32-bit RISC-based, mixed signal processors designed for ultra-low power applications. These microcontrollers from TI provide designers with enhanced performance and more peripherals on chip while using less power. MSP ultra-low-power microcontrollers are ideal for applications where the majority of the microcontroller life is spent in standby. Typical applications of these processors include low-cost sensor systems that capture analog signals, convert them to digital values and then process the data for display or for transmission to a host system.

  • R & D Equipment such as 2×2 MIMO, Nexys 4 A7 FPGA boards, XILINX Vivado system edition 2018.1 version, NetSim, HFSS, LABVIEW, MATLAB, Mentor graphics HEP1 and 2, LIDAR, RFID Reader, ADS 1198 kit for ECG, EKG interface board, Smart Vision Camera, GSM/GPRS module,Node MCU,Ultra sonic & MQ3 Sensor, CHIPKIT Microcontroller etc of worth 12 Lakhs are available
  • Accessories in Signal And Image Processing
    • Input devices to acquire audio, video, images and finger print are available, projects related to speech and video processing are developed using the following equipment
      • Zoom H4N Handy Portable Digital Recorder
      • Intel® RealSense™ depth camera D435i
      • Ultrasonic Sensor Sonar
      • PIXY Pan and Tilt Mechanism for Pixy2 Smart Vision Camera
      • NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer Kit
      • Logitech Web camera
      • Finger print sensor R305 BMES devices
      • IoT Arduino board with 10 sensors​

Products Developed in the Department

S.No Product  
1 Automatic Sanitizer Dispenser
2 Rectangular Slot Microstrip Patch Antenna for Ultra-Wide Band Applications
3 Planner Monopole Antenna for Breast Cancer Detection
4 Hexagonal Fractal Antenna for 5G Applications.
5 Bluetooth Antenna for Military Applications
6 Parabolic Double Biquad Micro Strip Patch Antenna
7 E-Shaped Micro Strip Patch Antenna

U-Slotted Microstrip Patch Antenna for Wide Band Applications

List of Funded MODROBS, Workshops and Research Projects :

S.No. Title of the R&D Project or Research Grant Sanctioning Agency Names of the Principal and Co-Investigators Sanctioned


Rs. In lakhs

Status of the Project (completed/ on-going)
1. Library Automation System MICRON Technology Inc. Dr.B.Venkateshulu 2.0 Ongoing
2. Wearable Devices AICTE-ATAL Dr. K.Ragini 0.93 Ongoing
3. Robotics Design and Applications using Sensor Networks, IoT and Artificial Intelligence (RDASIA)-2020 AICTE-AQIS (GOC) Dr.M.Vijaya Lakshmi 1.67 Completed
4. Automatic Pothole Detection and Listing the GPS Location



Devi S.M

2.5 Ongoing
5. Improving Object Visibility Under Atmospheric Degradation of Haze and Fog by Adopting Deep Neural Network Model


JNTUH-TEQIP-III/ MHRD Y Rakesh Kumar 2.55 Ongoing
6. Center of Excellence in Antenna Radiation Pattern Analysis


AICTE-MODROBS Dr.B.Venkateshulu 19.31 Ongoing
7. Embedded Systems in Internet of Things (STTP)


AICTE Dr.K.Ragini 3.69 Completed
1 Ultra Wide Band (UWB) based indoor positioning system (IPS)

(DoS: 03/12/2018)

M/s. BIGWIG Technologies Pvt. Ltd


Dr. Swapna Raghunath 5.56 Ongoing

ECE Student Hackathon Achievements:

1. During the Academic year 16-17, one team was selected to participate at National level Finals Smart India Hackothon’17 conducted at Nodal center KL University on 1st and 2nd April 2017. Title of the project “Safety for women in India” with participants being Bejgam, Sahithi, S.Sree Venni, G.Shithi, Siddenki, Sushmitha, R.Kavya Sree, G.Madhuri.

2. GNITS girls team Athmakuri Sai Naga Rekha (15251A0462), Cherukupalli Harika (15251A0464), Gopu Vedika (15251A04A1), Kota Akshitha (15251A04A8), Illuru Sahithya (15251A04B8) won First Prize (prize amount Rs.17 Lakhs) in Aegon International 24-hour Health and Wealth 24-hr Hackathon for the prototype “Silent Heart Attack Detector” on 19th Sept. 2018 at Bombay.

3. Cherukupalli Harika, Sai Naga Rekha Athmakuri, Gopu Vedika, Kota Akshitha & Illuru Sahitya, have participated in TELANGANA STATE  SMART CITY HACKATHON March 2018, Award Won “Public Choice Award” with the event having 16,660 participants.. Title of the project is “Smart water meter”.

4. Anveshana’ 2018 Projects Shortlisted: Two PROJECTS

A) Project Title: Automatic Engine Locking for drunk drivers

     Students: B.Monica (17251A0402) & Sai Sreeja.Y (17251A0430)

B) Project Title: Solar Power Battery Charger

     Students: G. Bhuvana Sri (16251A0480) & Giovani (16251A0479)

5. DST and Texas Instruments Inc. India Innovation Challenge Design Contest 2018 (IIDC) anchored by NSRCEL, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB) and supported by myGOV have conducted a Hackathon. Out of 10146 teams participated, 346 teams were shortlisted   for Quarterfinals Round. One of our Project Titled ‘Railway Track Fault Detector’ with submission ID 401945 and Students D. Swathi (16241A04D3), Y.Srinidhi (16251A0589), G.Aneela (16251A0581), have been selected for Quarterfinals Round.

6. Two Students R. Nikhilaa Tejashwini & A. Aakanksha participated and have won first Prize in South Zone Final TATA Crucible Hackathon 2018 for their project tilted “Sense of Tumor”.

7. D. Swathi (16241A04D3), Y.Srinidhi (16251A0589), G.Aneela (16251A0581)                              have                        developed    “SPUR Points” and won 1st prize (prize amount Rs 50000) in Ignitron –Buisess Plan Competition VJIM ON Smart Ideas for Smart Cities .

8. G.Maneesha(ECE), G.Sowmya(ECE), T.Tejaswini (ECE) have developed “Rice Blasts” and won 2nd Prize(Price money of Rs10000/-) conducted by Indian Institute of Rice Research Hackathon on 9th and 10th Feb 2019.

9. N Yamini(ECE), B.Sai Aparna(ECE), B Bhavya Sree(ECE), G Bhavya Sree (ECE) developed a Project “Smart Village” conducted by Robotics-Expo – Part of Women in Robotics, Phase -3, conducted under IEEE WIE Affinity Group and their project is selected as the best project.

List of Applied IPR’S 

S. No Application Title Faculty Coordinators Date of publication Application Number
1. System and methods for monitoring and forecasting physiological conditions Dr. B. Venkateshulu

Mr. B. Rakesh Goud

02/08/2019 201941028160 A
2 Device and Method for Determining Quality and Flow Control of Water Dr. B. Venkateshulu

Mr. B. Rakesh Goud

Dr. Renuka Devi S.M

06/12/2019 201941047644 A
3 Non invasive glucose sensing system for diabetes monitoring using saliva Dr. B. Venkateshulu

Mr Chandrasekhar

B Rakesh Goud

04/09/2020 202041035562 A




4 A new Pilot Symbol Assisted channel Algorithm using OFDM System with truncation DCT Mr. V. Shankar

Mrs K. Swathi

21/08/2020 202041032232 A

Proposals Submitted to DST under various schemes like SEED-TIDE, ICPS, Women Empowerment

S. No Name of the Faculty Title of Project Scheme of Proposal Year
1. Dr. Renuka Devi SM & Ms. Ch. Anusha Low cost efficient Sensor based Soil Nutrients Alerting System Technology Development Program Agro-Tech 2018-2019
2. Mr. Chandrasekhar Paseddula & Dr.K.Ragini Automatic crop protection during heavy rains and rain water harvesting system using cyber physical systems Technology Development Program Agro- Tech 2018-2019
3. Mr. Chandrasekhar Paseddula & Mr. Rakesh  Kumar Y Training programmes : in-house Short term training / FDP Programmes for Faculty/UG/PG/Doctoral Students of two weeks duration Special Call for SC & ST 2018-2019
4. Mr. Chandrasekhar Paseddula & Mr. Rakesh  Kumar Y Building awareness at School level and ITI, Polytechnic, Advanced Training Institutes(ATI) Special Call for SC & ST 2018-2019
5. Dr.K.Swapna Raghunath & Dr.K.Ragini Women Empowerment through fully automated in-house composting of organic waste and organic farming Science and Technology for woman 2019-2020
6. Dr. G. Srivalli & Mrs. N. Krishna Jyothi Early Tumor Detection for Breast Cancer Patients Science and Technology for woman 2019-2020
7. Dr. Renuka Devi SM & Ms. Ch. Anusha Autonomous Navigational System for Visually Impaired DST  Technology Interventions for Disabled and Elderly (TIDE) 2019-2020
8. Dr. P. Sudhakara Rao & Dr. B. Venkateshulu In-Home Stroke Rehabilitation Smart System For Upper Limb DST  Technology Interventions for Disabled and Elderly (TIDE) 2019-2020
9. Dr. B. Venkateshulu & Mrs. P.Sri Padma Automatic plastic sorter using NIR technology Waste Management Technologies 2020-2021
10. Dr. Renuka Devi SM & Dr. P. Sudhakara Rao & Ms. Ch. Anusha Instantaneous grains moisture measuring device using NIR spectroscopy Device Development Programme 2020-2021
11. Dr. G. Srivalli, Ms. Ch. Anusha & Mrs. N. Krishna Jyothi Non-Invasive Measurement of Meat, Oil and Water in Unskinned Coconuts Device Development Programme 2020-2021
12. Dr.K.Swapna Raghunath & Mrs.M.Shanthi Autonomous Weed Management System in Precision Agriculture Using Convolutional Neural Networks and LASER Technology Device Development Programme 2020-2021
13. Dr.K.Ragini & Dr.C.Padmaja Device to Externally Monitor and Analyse fetus Heart rate at Home Device Development Programme 2020-2021
14. Dr.C.Padmaja,

Mrs.T.Sri Latha & Dr. P. Sudhakara Rao

System for automatic fruits maturity estimation and harvesting using drone Device Development Programme 2020-2021

Proposals Submitted to TSCOST

S.No Project Title  Name of PIs Year
1. System for Agro advisory on Rice yield estimation using IoT PI: Dr. Renuka Devi SM

CoPI: Dr. B. Sailaja

2. Automation of identification of Stem borer (Chilo partellus) and Fall army worm (Spodoptera Frugiperda Frugiperda) on Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) and their chemical management through IOT PI: Dr Swapna Raghunath

PI2: B Subbarayudu

CoPI: Dr. K Ragini



List of Applied AICTE & ATAL  Proposals

SNO Academic Year Title of The Proposal Funding Agency
 1 2020-21 Optimization in Communication Engineering AICTE-ISTE

Inducting / Refresher Program


2. 2019-20 Embedded Systems in Robotics AICTE-AQIS (FDP)
Robotics Design and Applications using Sensor Networks, IoT and Artificial Intelligence (RDASIA)-2020 AICTE-AQIS (GOC)
3. 2018-19 Digital Communications Lab MODROBS – AICTE (AQIS)
Embedded Systems in IoT AICTE- Short Term Training Program
Detection of Ionospheric Spatial and Temporal Gradients from Global Navigation Satellite System AICTE -Research Promotion Scheme
Emerging Trends in Image and Video Processing


(AICTE)STTP – Short Term Training Program


2017-18 Channel Coding Techniques AICTE-ISTE  Inducting / Refresher Program (AQIS)
Embedded System in IoT AICTE-HTTP  Refresher Program (AQIS)
5. 2016-17 Modernization and removal of obsolescence in Electronics MODROBS – AICTE (AQIS)


Detection of Ionospheric Spatial and temporal Gradients from Global RPS – AICTE (AQIS)
Emerging Trends in Communication and Image Processing SG-Seminar and Workshop Grant – AICTE (AQIS)
Statistical analysis and Image Processing SG-Seminar and Workshop Grant – AICTE (AQIS)


S.No Name Title Year
1 Dr. B. Venkateshulu Design Thinking 2019-2020
2 M. Vijaya Lakshmi Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & Deep Learning 2019-2020
3 Dr. Swapna Raghunath GIS & Remote Sensing 2019-2020
4 Dr. K.Ragini Wearable devices 2019-2020
5 Dr. Renuka Devi SM Robotics 2019-2020


List of 40 ECE faculty members and 27 ECE students obtained NPTEL Online Course certificate during July-Oct 2017 and Jan-April 2018 (Academic Year:2017-18):

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List of 26 ECE faculty members and 25 ECE students obtained NPTEL Online Course certificate during July-Oct 2018(Academic Year:2018-19):

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List of 45 NPTEL Online Courses of ECE faculty members obtained certificate from AY 2019 to 2020:

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