The department was established in 1960 with a UG programme in Electrical Engineering. The postgraduate programme in ‘Integrated Power System’ was started in 1968. Later, another postgraduate program in ‘Power Electronics and Drives’ was introduced. The sanctioned intake for UG programme,B.Tech.(Electrical and Electronics Engineering) is 92. The sanctioned intake for the PG programmes i.e. M.Tech. (IPS) and M.Tech. (PED) is 30 each.
The Department is recognised as QIP Centre for M.Tech and Ph.D. programmes.
The National Board of Accreditation has accredited the department with the highest grade ‘A’ for UG as well as PG programme in both the accreditation exercise  undertaken so far (one in 1996 and other in 2001)

The placement record of undergraduate students has been consistently impressive.