The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Calicut, is involved in providing quality education at both Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG) levels. UG programme in Electronics & Communication Engineering started in 1980 in the Department of Electrical Engineering. In 1994 a PG programme in Digital Systems and Communication started. The rapid development in Electronics and Communications initiated the inception of a separate Department of Electronics Engineering in 1997, after the trifurcation of the Department of Electrical Engineering. In addition to the above programmes the Department is offering PG programmes in Electronic Design & Technology, Microelectronics & VLSI Design, Telecommunication and Signal Processing. The syllabi of the courses are continuously updated and the laboratories modernized to reflect the rapid changes in technology. It also offers high quality research programmes at Ph.D. level in a variety of areas.