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Electrical & Electronics Block

Department Of Electrical & Electronics Engineering

About the Department :

The department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering was started during the academic session 1979-1980 to cater the demands of quality professional education to the students of the country in whole and State of Karnataka in particular. Initially it was affiliated to Bangalore University and Government of Karnataka until 1991, wherein the process of affiliation was brought under AICTE in addition to Bangalore University and Government of Karnataka.

During 1998-1999, the Government of Karnataka established a technical university through legislation under the name Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) located at Belgaum. Since then, the affiliation is granted by VTU by forwarding its recommendations to AICTE following which further permission is accorded to fix the intake. The department is accredited by NBA team of AICTE and also certified by ISO 9000. The Department has taken up the task of developing competent Electrical engineers of high quality, capable of facing the various challenges the power situation poses in the country. The intake of the Department has been enhanced from 50 to 120 with effect from the Electrical & Electronics Labacademic session 2006-07. Furthermore, the Department has been granted 1 (One) Post Graduate Programme viz., M.Tech (Power Electronics) leading to Master’s Degree of VTU.

The Department provides in depth theoretical and practical knowledge. It emphasizes automation through computers, experimental investigation and exposure of industrial problems. A special emphasis is given to the engineering and extensive use of power electronics in modern transmission systems, electric drives, and controls. This has been found to be of immense practical utility to students in their carrier.

Why a student has to choose this field:

Electrical Engineering is an old but evergreen course in the engineering stream. An Electrical Engineering graduate has various options to choose for career growth viz., he can easily switch over to software field and can opt for design/fabrication of electronic hardware and thus can become an entrepreneur also. He can also work in the Instrumentation Technology or in Medical Electronics fields. However there is ample scope for growth as a core Electrical Engineer

New subjects/ areas of study:

Electrical & Electronics Engineering LabThe student community and staff constantly interact to understand the purpose content and coverage of the syllabus in various subjects during the course of the 8 semesters. There had always been fruitful suggestions from the students about the need to improve the syllabus to cover certain aspects of the EEE course content Some of the students felt that though the syllabus is constantly updated periodically it has not kept pace with the change that is taking place in the technology front. Some suggest that the time allocated to the various subjects should be reviewed. Exposure to the newer softwares like MIPOWER, PSCAD, CAD/CAM will be of immense use to them ,the students and staff feel.
Industrial visits and understanding of the importance should contain some marks so that this could be a serious exercise. The total number of subjects should be reduced by avoiding repetitions .Illumination lab will be immensely beneficial to the students. Suggestions thus generated will be periodically compiled and sent to VTU for their consideration.

Current Research Efforts Focus Area of Research

Faculty members of the department have undertaken the following research projects:

  • Algorithms to solve Load Forecasting Problems by using ANN & AI Techniques.
  • Choice of location and appropriate use of FACTS Devices to enhance power capability.
  • Optimal Reactive Power allocation using Genetic Algorithm.
  • Artificial Intelligence Applications to Voltage Stability Studies in Power Systems.
  • Expert Control of Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage Systems for Real & Reactive Power Modulation in HVDC Systems.
  • Algorithms to solve Power System Problems related to Energy Control Centres.

SNo. Research paper title Published by Place
1. Transmission loss computation in restructured electricity markets using real power tracing ProfK.N Bhanuparakash BIT Bangalore
2. Enhancement of system static security under N1 contingency through optimal placement of TCSC Prof.K.Shanmukha sundar 15th Annual symposium 2006,IEEE, Bangalore Section CPRI.
3. Studies on water and energy conservation in irrigation Prof.MS Balasundaram Prof.K.N.Bhanuprakash 2-Day National Seminar on Modern Trends in Power Systems-2005, DSCE
4. 4.Water energy Nexus Prof MS Balasundaram International seminar on water and health at SJCE Mysore
5. An Integrated approach to power quality and reliability Prof MS Balasundaram 15th Annual symposium 2006,IEEE, Bangalore Section CPRI.
6. The Allure of Parallel Processing in Power Systems. Prof.K.Shanmukha sundar 2-Day National Seminar on Modern Trends in Power Systems-2005 ,DSCE
7. Petri net – A powerful tool Prof. R V Parimala 2-Day National Seminar on Modern Trends in Power Systems-2005 ,DSCE
8. SMES and its applications in power systems Prof. P.Usha 2-Day National Seminar on Modern Trends in Power Systems-2005, DSCE
9. Genetic Algorithms and its application to power systems Prof. Shankar C.B 2-Day National Seminar on Modern Trends in Power Systems-2005, DSCE

Overcoming Challenges:

Electrical & Electronics LabThe objective is to achieve the vision and mission of Electrical and Electronics engineering department and they are:

  • To succeed in our mission, the students are trained to be punctual and disciplined in their curricular and co-curricular activities.
  • Our object is to motivate every student in his/her field of interest.
  • Students are given sufficient opportunities to interact with the industries.
  • To expose the students to the latest technical developments, seminars are being regularly conducted in the department by inviting eminent personalities from various fields.
  • To have a staff student interaction a methodology has been adopted.
  • Continuo encouragement is been given to students to present technical papers.

Department Strengths

Placement

Electrical & Electronics Engineering LabOur placement record as of now is 100 % of our students willing to participate in palcements. A few of our students are enterpreuners and employ technical manpower.
The present 7th semester students have been placed to an extent of 50% with reputed multinational companies and the remaining will also be placed during the course of the year. Some of the students would like to pursue higher education and counselling for those students by the staff in the coming days will help sustain the high degree of placement standard of this department. The coming years also will witness superior placement records at par with leading campuses in the country.

Infrastructure

We have the separate Departmental Library, and laboratories like
bulet Machines Lab,
bulet AEC Lab / Power Electronics Lab,
bulet DEC Lab/ Control Systems Lab,
bulet High Voltage/ Microprocessor Lab,
bulet Simulation Lab
bulet Measurements Lab/Micro Controller Lab and vii) Internet Lab etc., All the labs are well equipped and adequate to cater to the needs of the syllabus.


Course

Required(K)

Available in the Dept Lab area shared with other Dept. Total Area available % Short fall
UG-Bachelor of Engg.(Electrical & Electronics) 800 sqm for Laboratories 6 Lecture Halls, each to accommodate 60 students, with a total area of 341 sqm Nil 824 sqm Nil
PG- Master of Technology - Power Electronics   1 Lecture Hall with area of 40 sqm NA NA Nil

Industry Interaction

Interaction with National Power Training Institute:
The NPTI has two institutions in Bangalore.
Electrical & Electronics LabOne is Power Systems Training Institute, which is equipped with latest softwares on Power system analysis and a training simulator of load dispatch function. We have a ongoing relationship with them where in our students and staff are trained on the simulator and software packages. Our Prof.Balasundaram is on their list of active resource persons and delivers lectures on topics of interest in the institute.
The second Institute is Hot line training Institute where staff from the utilities are trained in maintenance and repair of High Voltage lines, with out taking a shutdown, when the lines are hot. We have been continuously sending our students and staff for lectures and live demonstrations at their facilities.

We have with us two staff members with long years of Industrial experience. We are contemplating possibilities of using their experience in identifying industries for interactive collaboration in the areas of power and in process industries like metal and paper industries. We are targeting utilities where one of the staff members has some consultancy experience. Five of our staff members are carrying out research in their efforts in pursuing their PhDs. We are investigating if we can transport their work to industry for applications and for patents.

Consultancy

Consultancy taken up and seminars conducted.

Consultancy/seminars Faculty Venue
Invited for giving lectures at PSTI on
bulet Power system harmonics.
bulet Rural energy alternatives
bulet Automatic metering
bulet Line compensation
bulet Load Management
Prof MS Balasundaram PSTI Campus.


Rank Students

Sl.No. Name of the student Year Rank
1. Mr. Karthik R 2007 10