The Education Commission has recommended college autonomy which is the instrument for promoting academic excellence. Only 10% of the eligible colleges were targeted to make autonomous at the end of X five year plan. P.E.S. College of Engineering (PESCE), Mandya has become autonomous in the year 2008.
The B.E (E&C) Program and M.Tech (VLSI Design and Embedded Systems) and Ph. D as well as M. Sc (engg) by Research programmes are being run in the department with the revised autonomous scheme .
The Choice-Based Credit System(CBCS) with an emphasis on Outcome-Based Education(OBE) is adopted since the academic year 2015-16. The self learning component is included in the revised scheme.
The academic performance of the students is remarkable and good number of students are placed in many IT, software and core electronics industries.
Modern electives such as GSM technology and applications, error control coding, multimedia communication, biometrics, advance microcontroller, design of VLSI systems, etc,. are offered by the department.
The students are carrying out projects on VLSI design and Embedded systems, and Image processing using excellent laboratory facilities.
In order to redress the grievances of students through the student counseling mentors or faculty advises meeting with the students is periodically arranged in the department.
Recently a Researcher's Congregate was held in with about 30 awardees have been felicitated for their outstanding research work
An international Conference ICERECT-15 was held during Dec-2015. The Programme was sponsored by IEEE and TEQIP In with several research papers were presented
The Researchers Congregate -2016 was arranged to felicitate research guides and Ph D awardees on 13th February 2016. Sri Bharat Lal Meena, Additional Chief Secretary, Dept of Higher Education, Govt. of Karnataka, was the Chief guest.
Three days international conference (IEEE Sponsored- TEQIP II funded) on "Emerging research in electronics, computer science and technology", on 17th ,18th and 19th December 2015
The department of Electronics and communication Engg is recognized as research centre by Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi and University of Mysore.
The research students are pursuing the research in the field of VLSI design, wireless communication, mobile communication, image processing, biometrics, medical electronics and ergalomics.
A total of 15 research students are awarded Ph.D degree so far and over 24 research students are working towards Ph.D degree.