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.

The Department is well-equipped with laboratories i.e. Digital Design, Digital Signal Processing, Microprocessor, Analog & Digital Communications, Electronic Circuits, Microwave, Measurements & Instrumentation and VLSI Design which cater to program needs. Adequate numbers of computers with required software are available and along the Central Internet Lab, the Department has internet access on a few other computer terminals.

The Department has a highly competent and devoted faculty with vast teaching and industrial experience, qualified from highly reputed institutions like IISCs and IITs. Two R & D projects for DRDO have been undertaken and successfully completed. One national conference and two national workshops were also conducted by the Department. Faculty development programs are conducted on a regular basis.

An excellent academic environment is available for creative and productive work both for faculty as well as students. Future plans include introducing more post graduate programs and research facilities.