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A Brief History About the University

Prior to its elevation as a University, this Institution was functioning as an engineering college under the name, Noorul Islam College of Engineering with an attractive acronym, NICE. Within a very short period since its establishment in 1989, NICE distinguished itself in many ways earning reputation as a well-managed institution imparting excellent technical and management education. In recognition of its consistently good performance, its efforts to promote innovations and its endeavors to foster linkages with industries and the community, the Ministry of Human Resources, Government of India, granted the Deemed University status to the Noorul Islam College of Engineering under section 3 of the UGC Act 1956 in Dec 2008. Consequently NICE has been renamed as Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education, popularly known as the Noorul Islam University.

The salient features of this University:
• 15 Undergraduate, 14 Post Graduate, 6 M. Phil. Programs and Ph.D. in all disciplines.
• The Institution has been approved as a SIRO (Scientific Industrial Research Organization) by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.
• Certified as ISO 9001:2008.
• Excellent Placement Record in reputed industries.
• Two patents have been granted to the University.
• Published more than 450 papers in SCOPUS database.
• Extramural funded worth Rs.4 Crores from DST, DBT, CSIR, AICTE, DRDO, ISRO, etc.
• 314 Faculty members, 103 of them are Ph.D. holders.

About the Department

The Department of Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering was established in the year 1997 under Noorul Islam College of Engineering with a B.E Programme in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, in tune with the steep increase in demand in the 90’s for innovative and sophisticated equipment and instruments at the global level. The Master of Engineering program in Control and Instrumentation was started in the academic year 2006 – 2007. The department has two Professors, three Associate Professors and twelve Assistant Professors supported by four members of the non-teaching staff. The department has an admirable staff - student ratio of 1:15. It adopts ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Procedures and Standards effectively to improve the overall quality of technical education. It is also accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA), AICTE, New Delhi and Institution of Engineers (India).

The department has well equipped laboratories with DCS, PLC, Lab VIEW & SCADA. The Instrumentation Lab featuring Bio-medical equipment like ECG, EMG, EEG and analytical instruments highlights the interdisciplinary academic approach of the department. All the laboratories are well-equipped and sophisticated with the overall investment of about Rs. 2 Crores. The Process Control Laboratory installed at a cost of about Rs. 60 lakhs has application in the areas of Programmable Logic Controllers ('PLCs'), Distributed Control System (DCS), Supervisory Controller and Data Acquisition System (SCADA) which take over the absolute control of various Stations like the Batch Process Station, Bottle Filling System, Water Level Controller, Speed Control, Computer Controlled Processes like flow, pressure, level and temperature, to mention a few. It is equipped with Smart transmitters, Closed Loop Pressure Control Station, Pneumatic controllers, DSP processor, Feed Forward Controller, Ratio controllers and cascaded control systems, Spectrum Analyzer, Interacting and Non-Interacting Trainer Kit, Digital PID Controller, Analog PID Controller, Cascade Ratio Control trainer for Flow Level Process Monitoring and Feed Forward Controller and latest Processors with advanced software. The Process Control Lab has the facility of Yokogawa's DCS, the CENTUM CS1000 R3 system which gives real time control experience and serves the purpose of controlling many process stations, accessed from undefined locations, to a full degree.

The departmental library, which offers international magazines and fully accomplished inter–disciplinary references, focuses on the overall development of the students of the department. It has a total of more than 750 volumes on the general ability, personality development and the prescribed textbooks. The students are provided certified training on Distributed Control System (DCS) and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) & SCADA by Yokogawa every year. The department has organized several faculty development programmes sponsored by various funding agencies like DRDO, AICTE & CSIR etc. right from the start.

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