Name of the Department- Department of Electronic Science
Year of Establishment- June 1994
Name of Head of the Department – Prof. D.B.Gaikwad
Name of UG Coordinator – Prof. T.B.Sonavane
Name of PG Coordinator- Prof. G.M.Tarate
Name of Research Coordinator – Dr. P.S.Varade
The department of Electronic Science was formally established as separate department from June 1994. Earlier it was a part of Physics department. Modern college was the first among few colleges in Pune University to start Electronic Science as a separate discipline in 1985, when University introduced this subject.
It now runs Junior, Senior, Post Graduate courses and Post Graduate Research Center. The department also shoulders responsibility of teaching to Bachelor of Science in Computer (B.Sc. Computer Science) students (A Non-grant course). Our teachers are contributing teaching for M.Sc. Computer Science course as well. As the subject is recent, most of the staff members of the department are quite young and ready to learn new topics and recent advances in the subject. Staff and students took various interdisciplinary projects in the subject .This gives us opportunity to interact with other departments like, Botany, Physics, Chemistry and Computer Science.
The teachers are keen to give new projects topics to B.Sc. and M.Sc. students. In the process, we try to establish links with industries and academic institutions like GMRT, Vijayesh instruments, Lytex Ltd, DRDO, NCL, IMD,C-MET, Savitribai Phule Pune University etc. We have a good number of equipment such as DSO, CRO, Signal generators, LCR Meters, Power Supplies, Micro-Controller Development Boards, DSP, PLC, Lab View, FPGA & CPLD boards, PID controller, Antenna training kit, Fiber Optics Communication kit, Instrumentation kit etc. along with ICT facility in the laboratory.
The Department has organized seminars on Syllabus revision for B.Sc. Computer Science(Electronics) and Electronic Science and on promotion of basic sciences. Workshop on career after B.Sc. Hands on training programs for PLC, ARM processor, CPLD were organized. Our students participate in different workshops and seminars like NSPTS, Agrielectronics, Fiber Optics, DSP, Microelectronics, Micro controllers etc. Department has organized two National Conferences eg Promotion of basic science and e-waste management. The budget for department comes under various heads Junior, Senior, B.Sc. Computer Science, M.Sc.,Vocational Course (Computer Hardware Maintenance and Network Administration) introduced in 1999.
The department has organised State level M.Sc. Project competition and National workshop on Embeded system design using ARM Processor. Specially for the Post graduate students hands on training was organised on CPLD in Association with IIT Bombay. Post graduate section and deprtment alumni organises intercollegiate ‘IMAGINE’; a poster cum project competition cum poster for undergraduate and post graduate students every year in moth of february.
In August 2023 , the Department successfully completed the e-Waste disposal drive.
Salient Features of the Department
- Well Equipped Laboratories
- Qualified Staff
- Personal attention and counseling for students
- Opportunity for the students to conduct projects in National level institutes
- Interactive Alumni
- Digital Class room
- Collection of e-books and reference material, Video Lectures (NPTL,IIT)
- ICT enabled Laboratories
- Department has completed five projects funded by Board of College and University Development, SPPU, Pune, six projects funded by University Grants Commission, New Delhi and one project funded by ISRO.
- Workshops, guest lectures, seminars, exhibition, project competition and study tour for overall development of the students
- Digital Notice Board
- Departmental Library