ELECTRONICS AND INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERING

About the Department

  • The Department of Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering was established in the year 2002 with an initial intake of 30 students for UG degree programme. The student intake was further increased to 60 in the year 2007.
  • The department has a team of highly qualified, dedicated and motivated faculty and well equipped laboratories. An independent Instrumentation block in annexure building houses the laboratories, classrooms, faculty rooms, sophisticated Modeling and Simulation lab, Seminar hall, conference hall and Department library.
  • The department has a wide range of teaching activities, grouped under broad areas, namely process control, Industrial Instrumentation, Transducer Engineering, Virtual Instrumentation and Computer Control Process.The classrooms are equipped with audio-visual equipment to facilitate effective learning. They are designed to promote maximum interaction between the faculty and the students. 
  • On a regular basis, we hold guest lectures by experts and eminent persons from various fields. 

Programmes offered

  • B.E. - ELECTRONICS AND INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERING

Vision & Mission

Vision

  • To become a technically competent Electronics and Instrumentation Engineers to meet the requirements of National and International needs by providing quality education.

Mission

  • To impart quality education through effective teaching-learning process.
  • To create a conducive environment for the Electronics and Instrumentation    
  • Engineering graduates to learn and pursue research activities.
  • To enhance the problem solving capabilities through design projects and Internships.

PSOs, PEOs & POs

Programme Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

The students will demonstrate the abilities

  • To understand and apply the fundamental concepts of measurements, Calibration and Control.
  • Understand and utilize programmable logic controllers (PLC), distributed control systems (DCS), supervisory control systems and Virtual Instrumentation for control of manufacturing and processing systems.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The graduates of will be able to

  • PEO1: Have successful technical and professional careers in their chosen fields such as Process Control and maintain the Instrumentation systems of an industry and also offer solutions that are technically feasible, economically viable and socially relevant
  • PEO2: Engross in life long process of learning to keep themselves abreast of new developments in the field of Electronics & Instrumentation
  • PEO3: To inculcate professionalism and ethical attitude towards resolving automation issues to society at large.

Program Outcomes (POs)

Engineering Graduates will be able to:

  • Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  • Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Advisory Committee

Department Program Advisory Committee (DPAC)

S.No Member Designation
1 Mr.C.R.Tamizhanambi HoD, Department of EIE
2 Dr.S.Umamaheswari Professor & Head, Department of EEE
3 Dr. N.Viswanathan Professor & Head, Department of ECE
4 Dr.N.Sivakumaran, Professor, NIT Trichy
5 Dr.B.Ashokkumar, Assistant Professor- Thiagarajar College of Engineering
6 Er.G.Karmegam, Vice President (Planning and Monitoring), Cethar Vessels Ltd., Trichy
7 Er.P.Muthusami, DGM(instruments),Seshasayee paper and boards ltd., Erode
8 Er. Deepak.V, HRIS Analyst, ERM India Pvt. Ltd.
9 Er. Kavin raja.G, Senior Engineer - product development electrical, Royal Enfield
10 Mr.S.Kesavan Assistant Professor, Department of EIE
11 Mr.C.Mathan Assistant Professor, Department of EIE

Board of Studies

Members of the Board of Studies

S.No. Name of the Member Communication Address of the members BoS Designation
1. Mr.C.R.Tamizhanambi
Designation : HoD
Department  : Department of  EIE
Address        : Mahendra Engineering College, Namakkal-637503
Phone: 9894014083           E-mail:hodei@mahendra.info
Chairman
2.   Dr.I.Thangaraju
Designation : Assistant Professor
Department : EEE
Address        : GCE, Bargur, Krishnagiri- 635104
Phone: 9894752362                   E-mail:thangarajui@yahoo.co.in
 University Nominee
4. Dr.S.Sujatha Designation : Professor & Head
Department : EIE
Address       : Adhiyaman Engineering College, Hosur
Phone: 9487819134                   E-mail: hod_eie@adhiyamaan.ac.in
Member
5. Mr.G.Praveen Santhosh Kumar
Designation : Assistant Professor
Department  : EIE
Address        : Nandha Engineering College , Perundurai
Phone: 7010445538          E-mail: praveensan1985@gmail.com
Member
(Alumni)
6. Prof.K.K.Selvam
Designation : Professor
Department  : Department of EEE
Address        : Mahendra Engineering College, Namakkal
Phone: 9865418595                   E-mail: selvamkk@mahendra.org
Member
(Allied Department)
7. Dr.S.Umamaheswari Designation : Professor & Head
Department  : Department of EEE
Address        : Mahendra Engineering College, Namakkal
Phone: 8825569692                  E-mail: hodeee@mahendra.info
Member
(Allied Department)
8. Er.K.Pratap Maintenance Engineer, Electronic jacquard, Gowtham ganga Looms, Kumarapalayam Member
(Industry)
9 Mr.S.Kesavan
Designation : Assistant Professor
Department  : Department of EIE
Address        : Mahendra Engineering College, Namakkal
Phone: 9171926669              E-mail:kesavans@mahendra.info
Member
(Department Faculty )
10 Mr.D.Nandhakumar
Designation : Final year Student
Department  : EIE
Address        : Mahendra Engineering College, Namakkal
Phone:9790581378         
 E-mail: nandhakumar.ndv3@gmail.com
Member
(Student)

Laboratory

COMPUTER CONTROL PROCESS LABORATORY

Major Equipment

  • DISTRIBUTED CONTROL SYSTEM
  • PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLER
  • BOTTLE FILLING SYSTEM
  • LEVEL PROCESS CONTROLLER
  • TEMPERATURE PROCESS CONTROLLER
  • DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEM
  • SCADA(SOFTWARE)

Capabilities

  • Simulation of first order system and second order with and without dead time using discretization method and Runge – Kutta method
  • Design of Discrete P+I+D controller for a first order system
  • Study of Programmable logic controller.
  • Control of Bottle filling system using PLC.
  • PC based Data Acquisition.
  • Simulation of complex control systems using Matlab package.   
  • Operation of computer controlled liquid level system.
  • Operation of computer controlled thermal system.
  • Study of distributed control system.
  • Design of dead beat / Dahlin algorithms.

Utilization

  • Computer control process Laboratory for Final year EIE Students

Laboratory In-charges

  • Mr.C.Mathan
  • Mr.M.Parthiban

INDUSTRIAL INSTRUMENTATION LABORATORY

Major Equipment

  • LEVEL MEASUREMENT TRAINER WITH TECH
  • FLOW MEASUREMENT TRAINER
  • TORQUE MEASUREMENT
  • TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT TRAINER
  • VISCOMETER
  • PRESSURE MEASUREMENT MODULE
  • VACUUM MEASUREMENT MODULE  
  • PH MEASUREMENT TRAINER
  • DISCHARGE COEFFICIENT OF ORIFICE PLATE
  • ECG ANALYZER
  • UV VISIBLE SPECTROMETER
  • DEAD WEIGHT TESTER
  • CONDUCTIVITY METER

Capabilities

  • Discharge coefficient of orifice plate
  • Calibration of pressure gauge
  • Torque measurement
  • Viscosity measurement
  • Vacuum pressure measurement
  • Level measurement using d/p transmitter
  • UV – Visible spectrophotometer
  • pH meter standardization and measurement of pH values of solutions
  • Measurements of conductivity of test solutions.

Utilization

  • Industrial Instrumentation Laboratory for Third year EIE Students

Laboratory In-charges

  • Mr.S.Kesavan
  • Mr.Thayalan M R

PROCESS CONTROL LABORATORY

Major Equipment

  • PRESSURE PROCESS CONTROLLER
  • FLOW PROCESS STATION
  • LEVEL PROCESS CONTROLLER
  • CONTROL VALVE TRAINER
  • DISCHARGE CO-EFFICIENT OF ORIFICE PLATE
  • INTERACTING AND NON INTERACTING TRAINER
  • DIGITAL PID CONTROLLER
  • HIGH CURRENT VARIABLE DCPS
  • AIR FLOW TEMPERATURE TEST RIG
  • PROCESS CONTROL STIMULATOR
  • ANALOG PID CONTROLLER 
  • DIGITAL PID CONTROLLER

Capabilities

  • Operation of interacting and non-interacting systems
  • Responses of different order processes with and without transportation lag
  • Response of on-off controller
  • Response of P+I+D controller
  • Characteristics of control valve with and without positioner
  • Operation of on-off controlled thermal process
  • Closed loop response of flow control loop
  • Closed loop response of level control loop
  • Closed loop response of temperature control loop
  • Closed loop response of pressure control loop
  • Tuning of controllers
  • Study of complex control system (ratio / cascade / feed forward)

Utilization

  • Process Control Laboratory for Third year EIE Students. And PG students utilize for first year.

Laboratory In-charges

  • Mr.C.Mathan
  • Mr. P Gajendran

TRANSDUCER ENGINEERING LABORATORY

Major Equipment

  • LVDT CHARACTERISTICS TRAINER
  • LOAD CELL TRAINER
  • STRAINER MEASUREMENT TRAINER
  • THERMISTOR CHARACTERISTICS TRAINER
  • RTD MODULE TRAINER
  • THERMOCOUPLE CHARACTERISTICS TRAINER
  • D/I &I/P CONVERTER TRAINER
  • LDR/PHOTODIODE/ PHOTO TRANSISTOR TRAINER
  • LINEAR POTENTIOMETER TRAINER
  • HALL EFFECT CURRENT TRANSDUCER
  • I TO P TRAINER
  • SCHERING BRIDGE
  • ANDERSON BRIDGE FOR SELF INDUCTANCE
  • CROMPTON DC POTENTIOMETER
  • PORTABLE KELVIN DOUBLE BRIDGE
  • CALIBRATION OF SINGLE PHASE ENERGY METER
  • PORTABLE WHEATSTONE BRIDGE

Capabilities

  • Characteristics of Strain gauge and Load cell
  • Characteristics of LVDT.
  • Characteristics of Hall effect transducer.
  • Characteristic of LDR.
  • Characteristic of thermistor and  thermocouple
  • Wheatstone and Kelvin’s bridge for measurement of resistance.
  • Schering Bridge for capacitance measurement
  • Anderson Bridge for inductance measurement.
  • Characteristics of Semiconductor diode and Zener diode.
  • Characteristics of Transistor under common emitter, common collector and common base configurations.
  • Characteristic of FET,UJT, SCR, DIAC and TRIAC
  • Photo diode, phototransistor Characteristics and study of light activated relay circuit.
  • Static characteristics of Thermistors.
  • Single phase half wave and full wave rectifiers with inductive and capacitive filters.
  • Differential amplifiers using FET.
  • Study of CRO.
  • Series and Parallel resonance circuits.
  • Realization of Passive filters.

Utilization

  • Electronic devices Laboratory for First year EIE Students.
  • Transducer and measurement Laboratory for second year EIE Students

Laboratory In-charges

  • Ms.S.Aiswarya
  • Mr. M.Yuvaraj

Faculty & Staff

S.No Name of the Faculty Designation
1 Mr.C.R.Tamizhanambi

HoD

2 Mr.S.Kesavan

Assistant Professor

3 Mr.C.Mathan

Assistant Professor

4 Ms.S.Aiswarya

Assistant Professor

5 Mr.M.Parthiban

Assistant Professor

6 Mr. P Gajendran

Assistant Professor

7 Mr.M Yuvaraj

Assistant Professor

8 Mr.Thayalan M R

Assistant Professor

9 Mr.Madhiyazhagan M

Assistant Professor

S.No Name of the faculty No. of Publication
1 Mr.C.R.Tamizhanambi 4
2 Mr.S.Kesavan 8
3 Mr.C.Mathan 7
4 Ms.S.Aiswarya 8
5 Mr.M.Parthiban 2
6 Mr. P Gajendran 1
7 Mr.M Yuvaraj 1
8 Mr.Thayalan M R 1
9 Mr.Madhiyazhagan M 1
S.No Name of the Supporting Staff Qualification Position
1 Mr.G.Murali B.E. Lab Technician

Credentials

Credentials of the Department

  • More than 45 students and faculty members have been trained. 32 students passed Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer (CLAD) examinations conducted by National Instruments, Bangalore. Best Performing LabVIEW Academy for year 2017 won by our students and faculty member’s team.
  • NPTEL Local Chapter is established for students and faculty members appearing for NPTEL courses online examinations.
  • Faculty members are Faculty Advisors of IEEE, ISTE & IETE (ISF) chapters.
  • Our Students have undergone Internship in various Government / reputed Private Industries / Organizations.
  • Undertaken students incubate projects funded by MSME, New Delhi.

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

Short-Term Courses

Short-Term & Value-Added Courses organized in the last three academic years 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17

S.No Name of the Short-Term Courses /Value-Added Courses Number of students benefited
1 Programmable Logic Controller  & SCADA 42
2 Residential Wiring Practices 50

Events

RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY WORK

Mous

Memorandum of Understanding signed during last three academic years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-2017

S.No. Name of organization Domain / Area of Activities Contribution Activities & Outcome
1 19.05.2011 Eastern Institute for integrated Learning in Management (EIILM),Kolkata - Lifetime HOD, Pharmaceutical Management, EIILM Research and Development
2 27.09.2010 .Ponni Sugars,Erode - Lifetime Mr.Arun G Bijur,
General Manager, Ponni Sugars,Erode
Industrial Training, Industrial Visit, Seminars, BoS
3 31.10.2010 VI Microsystems,Chennai - Life time Mr.M.Tamilmaran, General manager VI Microsystems,Chennai Industrial Training, Industrial Visit,
4 16.06.2011 Advanced Research Centre for Health Environment and Space(ARCHES)- Lifetime Dr.Renato Toffanin, President, ARCHES, 70013 Castellana Grotte, Italy Research activities, Publications
5 30.06.2011 NIT , Hamirpur- Life time Prof. R.L. Sharma, Director, NIT Hamirpur-177005 Project Work, Up-gradation of qualification of Faculy
6 09.02.2012 Yokogawa India Limited,Bangalore - Life time Mrs.R.Mahalakshi Yokogawa India Limited,Bangalore Industrial Training, Industrial Visit, Seminars
7 13.02.2012 NI System(India) Pvt,Ltd, Bangalore Mr.Viveshewaren,  NI System(India) Pvt,Ltd, Bangalore Training and Internship
8 30.03.2015 MECTON Training& Technical Services,Chennai - 3 Years(From 2015) Mr.Y.Syed Ibrahim, MD, MECTON Training& Technical Services,Chennai Training & Placement

Contact

Department of ELECTRONICS AND INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERING

Mahendra Engineering College (Autonomous),

Salem- Thiruchengode Highway, Mahendhirapuri,

Mallasamudram,

Namakkal-637503,

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