Information About The Department
The department of Instrumentation and Control is established in 1991. The department is offering an undergraduate program since 1991 and has started the post graduate program with specialization in Biomedical Instrumentation in 2009. The undergraduate program is accredited for 3 years by National Board of Accreditation.
The Instrumentation and Control is a hardcore branch of Engineering, which deals with Measurement, Control and Automation. It is a highly interdisciplinary branch which covers major aspects of Chemical, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. The curriculum of Instrumentation and Control Engineering involves design of instruments and their applications. Further, installation, commissioning and maintenance of Instrumentation systems are integral part of Instrumentation and Control Engineering. Instrumentation Engineers are the leaders for Automation and Control. Instrumentation and Control includes electronic, pneumatic, and hydraulic instrumentation systems along with tools required for the automation e.g. DCS, PLC, SCADA. These tools are integral part of process industries, refineries, petrochemical industries, building automation and many more. Biomedical Instrumentation is also an important course in Instrumentation.
Control, Computation and Analysis are essential aspects of any modern Instrumentation and Control system. Therefore Digital Signal Processing, Embedded Systems, Photonics and Analytical Instrumentation are important areas for design and manufacturing of modern instruments and control systems. Growing requirement of control and computing has created a large space for “Research in Instrumentation”.
Because of this specific type of background an Instrumentation Engineer can choose a career in a wide range of engineering areas including IT industries.
The Instrumentation and Control department at Cummins College of Engineering for Women is one of the best departments with its investment in equipments over Rs. 3.5 crores. The department has 3 multimedia classrooms and 11 state of art and other amenities along with departmental library. The department has specialized laboratories viz. Emerson Automation laboratory, equipped with a high end DCS DeltaV system and the MEMS laboratory, equipped with softwares like Coventor, Intellesuite and Comsol. Highly motivated faculty is the major strength of the department. Presently department has 14 Assistant Professors out of which 6 are pursuing PhD. Most of the staff members have post graduates degrees in Instrumentation. The department has excellent performance in University examinations with good number of rank holders.
The department has strong interaction with industry. More than 70% of the final year projects are industry sponsored. The department has signed MoUs with Honeywell Automation India Limited,
Emerson Engineering Exports Center. Forbes Marshall, a leading process industry, offers award to the best project of the final year students, since 1997.
Students from department have been placed in multinational companies like Emerson, Honeywell, Infosys, Cognizant Technologies, IBM, Wipro Technologies, etc.