The Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering began in 2002. The first two classes of B. Tech. students were admitted under the Visveswaraiah Technological University, Belgaum, Karnataka. The Department was brought under the scope of Amrita Vishwa Vidya Peetham in 2004 to bring flexibility and independence in curricula and programs in order to meet the needs and trends in industry.
The Department offers B. Tech. programs in Electronics and Communication Engineering and Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering as well as a M. Tech. degree program in VLSI Design and Communication & Signal Processing.