The department of Electronics and Communication engineering was established in 2010 with the laying of the foundations of National Institute of Technology Sikkim. Within the short span of time, the department, initially started with a handful of faculty expertise, has expanded to having a varied strength consisting of:
With the amassed academic strength, the department is progressing towards the establishment of laboratories equipped with modern and sophisticated equipment to provide advanced knowledge to students. Several students have been engaged in projects based on modern ideas and technology, led by the well qualified faculty. With the start of PhD, research within the department is being given priority. On the placement front, several students have been placed in industries attracting a growing awareness about the department and the institute at large. The department foresees an increased and specialized research strength in the days coming shortly.