Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology was established in the year 1987 as Regional Engineering College and was given the status of National Institute of Technology (Deemed University) by the Government of India on October 17, 2002 under the aegis of Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi. Now the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has declared the Institute as “Institute of National Importance” under the act of Parliament-2007. A large number of reputed Industrial houses in the country visit the Institution and select the final year students as Engineers/ Management Trainees. The Institute has been placed amongst top 50 engineering institutions of the country as per the survey conducted by Mint-C Fore in the year 2008. As one of the National Institutes of Technology (NIT), the Institute has the responsibility of providing high quality education in Engineering, Technology and Sciences to produce competent technical and scientific manpower for the country. The Institute offers B. Tech programs in nine engineering disciplines. In addition to these programs, the institute offers M.Tech, PhD programs in several disciplines of Engineering, Technology and Science
The Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar NIT Jalandhar has been offering B.Tech programme in Electronics & Communication Engineering since 1989, M.Tech programme in Electronics & Communication Engineering (Full-Time) and VLSI Design (Full Time) from year 2007. The Department also offers Ph.D. program in various specializations, such as Image Processing, Biomedical Engineering, VLSI Design, Communication Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning etc. The Department has established state-of-the-art laboratories for B.Tech, M.Tech and Ph.D. research work. The Department has advanced Biomedical Signal Processing and Telemedicine Laboratory, VLSI Design Laboratory and Communication System Laboratory with sophisticated research equipments. The Department has faculty members with Ph.D degree from reputed Institutions and have approximately 250 publications in the last 5 year in SCI/Scopus/WOS/Reputed Journals. Faculty members and research scholars of the Department are actively involved in research activities and have various publications in journals of international repute like IEEE Transactions, ACM, Springer, Taylor& Francis, Elsevier Journals etc.