ECE Addendum Information
History of the Department
The Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) Department at ITER in Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University (SOA), Bhubaneswar enrolled its first batch of students in 1997 and has continuously operated since then. ITER functioned under Utkal University till 2002 and then under Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) till 2007. In 2007, ITER became a part of SOA as its faculty of Engineering and Technology once SOA came into existence as a Deemed University in 2007 (Under Section 3 of UGC act 1956). The 2008-09 admission batch of ECE department enrolled as its first batch of students under SOA.
The ECE Department was accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA), New Delhi, in the year 2003 for a period of three years and was then reaccredited, for the same period, in 2008. In September 2009, SOA was accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with grade ‘A’. The University retained its grade in 2015 and was reaccredited for a further period of five years.