Vision of the Department

• To encourage staff to acquire skills to implement novel teaching methods that encourage critical thinking, self learning, group discussions and self appraisals.
• To encourage students to take part in paper presentation contests.
• To encourage students to carry out mini projects to strengthen their fundamentals.
• To setup high quality research lab in the department.
• To establish industry-university alliance to set up research lab.
• To carry out applied research work and to attract consultancy works.
• To initiate students exchange program with overseas universities.
• To initiate summer industrial training program for students.
• To make the EEE department the preferred department for students.

Mission of the Department

• To mould students to become skilled, ethical and responsible engineers for the betterment of society.

Introduction of the Department

The department was established in the year 2004 with an aim of developing human resources in the area of Electronics and Communication Engineering. The department offers under graduate (UG) and post graduate (PG) courses along with research programmes. It has experienced and qualified faculty (about 40) in various areas such as communications, VLSI, Signal processing, embedded systems and computer engineering. There are about 8 laboratories catering to the development of experiments and projects in the aforementioned

The department was established in the year 2004 with an aim of developing human resources in the area of Electrical & Electronics Engineering. The department offers under graduate (UG) course in Electrical Engineering and Masters Course in Power Electronics. It has experienced and qualified faculty in various areas such as power systems, power electronics, signal processing, industrial drives, energy systems etc. There are well equipped laboratories catering to the development of experiments and projects. The department has state of art computing facilities and softwares to keep the students in pace with the technology. Department’s association ’ELITE’ ( Electrical Insight in Technical Endeavour) has been set up to conduct various extracurricular and co-curricular activities to develop overall personality of the students.

The faculty has contributed in research publishing about 40 papers in journals/conferences. The other important features of the department are individual counseling of students for academic performance, additional coaching classes for important subjects for lower semesters, soft skill development classes, scientific and student centered teaching-learning process etc.

Campus Network & Core Competence

Campus Network

The institute and all Departments are well connected through a campus network with an Internet access at data rate of 4 Mbps. All the Computing Systems in the laboratories are connected to campus network.

Core Competence

The Department's strength lies in following areas of competence.

  • Battery Management system
  • Multilevel Inverter
  • Power factor correction
  • HID and LED lightings
  • Battery Chargers
  • Soft-switched DC-DC Converters
  • Ultra-capacitor applications in EVs
  • Lighting requirements in Mining

Publications

The faculty in the department is actively involved in research and development. The areas of research are Power Electronics, Power Systems, Power and Energy. Department faculty has published around 47 technical articles in International/National Journals and National/International conferences. The areas of research are as follows:

The areas of research are as follows:

  • Power Electronics
  • Power Systems
  • Power and Energy
  • Electric Vehicles

Book chapters

Publisher: Uday Kumar S. “Signals and Systems”, Prism Books Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, 2012, 6th Edition.

Publisher: Uday Kumar S. “Basic Electronics”, Elite Publishers, Bangalore, 2012, 2nd Edition, ISBN: 978-81-7286-981-4

Department library

Department of EEE includes around 350 book titles and 2067 book volumes in the main Library. Department has access to online journals and transactions through IEEE online subscriptions. Apart from on-line subscription, department also subscribes hard copies of some of the National and International Journals/ Magazines like Embedded Systems Programming, Embedded for You etc. Digital library facility is available in main library to facilitate information access from Internet & Intranet.

Teaching learning process

  • Teaching for the entire semester for a subject is planned meticulously and implemented using lesson plan.
  • The internal assessment and conduction of Co-curricular and extracurricular activities are planned and scheduled for the semester in advance. This is communicated to faculty and students as 'Calendar of Events' which helps them to plan their studies and other activities properly.
  • Teaching aids include black board, OHP, Power point presentation using LCD.
  • Regular Tutorial classes are used to discuss and solve numerical problems and assist them to apply knowledge to real-time problems.
  • Subject-wise assignments and study guides are given to students to solve and enrich their knowledge.
  • Extra classes are conducted in the identified subjects for weak students.
  • For value addition, other than university- prescribed syllabus, student training programmes are conducted within the campus.
  • Regular seminars are conducted in most of the subjects prescribed apart from classroom teaching which improves their presentation skills & also better understanding of the subject.
  • Teaching is made student centric by getting regular (every fortnight) feedback from the students.
  • Faculty undergoes self appraisal in order to improve teaching skills and upgrade in subject knowledge.

Initiation by the Department

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Many students have expressed that there is a need for some guidance in activities such as paper preparation, project demo and research. Some of them feel that if proper guidance is provided many would come forward to participate in these activities. Also, the training needs analysis documents from the faculty indicate that there is a desire among faculty to upgrade their qualifications by carrying out research works. It is felt that there is an opportunity for the department to utilize student’s potential for mutual benefit by involving students in the research activities. This document attempts to address these issues and explains how the objectives can be met.

Project Club: Students normally keep away from activities that are enforced upon them. Hence, a platform which gives them ample opportunity to expose their talents (that helps faculty in doing ground work such as literature survey, simulation, building of experimental kit etc for research work) and where there is no pressure of deadline is essential.

Agenda:

  • Students identify mini projects themselves or with guidance from faculty and demonstrate at the end of each semester.
  • Faculty engaged in Ph.D work can assign simulation/simple hardware tasks.
  • Those who are in the process of identifying research problems can assign literature survey tasks.

Activities of Project club:

  • Students approach faculty members for mini projects or identify projects on their own and expend few minutes regularly.
  • Discuss and share ideas once a month.
  • Faculty put up the list of works for students and monitor.
  • Faculty members interact with student members and learn new applications.
  • Conduct project open day to display their work (project or paper presentation) to motivate and cultivate research activities among students.
  • Benefits:

    • Promotes research culture in the department.
    • Promotes team work culture among students.
    • Promotes independent learning by students.
    • Students get to learn things outside the scope of textbooks.
    • Staff benefit by sharing their work with students.

Placements

Department supports training and placement cell of Institute to conduct programmes on latest technologies, Personality Development and training for competitive exams. Students of the department are placed in reputed companies such as , Infosys Technologies, KPTCL,PRDC,Wipro,Mphasis, Tech Mahindra, N.R. switch Radio services, Scorpos Corp, Assurgent Technology Solution etc.

Higher studies

Students are encouraged to pursue Master’s and Research Programmes. In this direction, students are advised to take up GATE, GRE and TOFEL exams.

Student Mentoring

The department is known among the student fraternity for its caring nature through well established mentoring system given below:

What are the methods to detect early warning signs?

  • Low attendance.
  • Poor performance in the first test.
  • Input from the subject teacher.
  • Input from the candidate.
  • Input from parents.

How often should one meet?

  • Before and after the internals.
  • Before and after the final examination
  • After the final result.

What information to collect from students in the first meeting?

  • Student’s timetable.
  • Contact information

What message to convey to students in the first meeting?

  • Gently talk to the student and inform that you are the mentor and give your contact information.
  • Impress the students that they can come to you for any kind of help.
  • Tell them that you will be able to help them only if they are ready to take help from you.
  • Caring tone and smiling face will make you more approachable and trustworthy.
  • Tell them that we can change the course of life just by altering our mind set.
  • Action plan

    • Provide useful tips and strategies to plan for studies (ask students to maintain the attached student diary and bring it for inspection)
    • Consult the subject teacher and obtain further information.
    • Check the student’s notes.
    • Ask for written explanation from students for their performance.
    • Provide some tips on tackling a difficult subject.
    • Motivate students to develop positive attitudes.
    • Share your experience of dealing with emotional problems.
    • Impress the students that academic performance alone should not be the judging factor and one should not perceive themselves as losers when the performance/result is not satisfactory / unexpected.
    • Have one group discussion in a semester with all the mentees and allow them to interact with each other. This should help them bond with each other and thus develop a sense of responsibility.
    • In case you come across any student having a problem, never tell that the problem is too trivial, instead appreciate the student for discussing the issue. Tell that you are very pleased with the student for choosing to fight rather than running away from the problem.
    • If the case demands urgent attention, report the matter to the concerned HOD who will discuss with the principal for suitable remedial measures.

Department association

The ‘ELITE’ (Electrical Insight in Technical Endeavour) is the association of the students of electrical & electronics engineering department whose main objective is to build up appropriate moral & ethical skills, promote holistic development of students through various physical, mental, social, cultural & personal enrichment programmes. The association organizes different types of extra curricular activities and co-curricular activities like invited talks by people from industry and academic institutions.

  • Seminar on ‘Software Industry – An Overview’ was delivered by Mr.Vijayananda Gurudev Symphony Technologies, Bangalore on 13th Sept 2008.
  • Conducted a Group Discussion on ‘Reservation for Women’ on 29th Dec, 2009.
  • Conducted an inter department quiz competition for the college students.
  • Seminar on ‘Embedded Systems’ was delivered by Dr.Loganathan, ISM Bangalore on 3rd April, 2009.
  • An ‘Energy Awareness Program’ was organized on 28th Feb, 2009. In this program a collage debate competition were organized.
  • Organized inter department cricket tournament for boys and throw ball tournament for girls on 6th and 7th Oct, 2009.
  • Seminar on ‘Trace Element contamination of the environment’ was delivered by Dr.Mudhakavi, Prof, Chemical Engg Dept, IISC on 15th Oct 2011.
  • Seminar on ‘Power system operation and control’ was delivered by Mr. Vetrivel, Asst Director, NPTI, Bangalore on 3rd Nov 2011.
  • Inauguration, 1st October 2012
  • Pencil sketching
  • Rangoli
  • Dance
  • Mr and Miss ELITE
  • Workshop on True PF 19th march 2013 By
  • Dr. P.N Tekwani, Head Electrical engineering Department (EE, IC and ECE), NIRMA University, Ahmadabad
  • Workshop on Industrial interaction
  • By IEEE PES Bangalore, Chapter 22nd April 2013
  • Workshop on Smart grid
  • By Dr S.N Singh 26th March 2013, IIT Kharagpur, India
  • Cricket 3rd a May2013
  • Carom 11th April 2013
  • Chess 11th April 2013

Industry & institute interaction

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The department encourages faculty to interact with industries and other institutes. The department is engaging research collaboration with The Power Electronics Research lab, EEE Dept, The HK polytechnic University.

As part of industry and institution interaction activities list of some distinguished persons from industries/institutes visited the department/institution are as follows

Interactions

As part of industry and institution interaction activities list of some distinguished persons from industries/institutes visited the department/institution are as follows

  • Dr Nagaraja, M.D., PRDC Bangalore
  • Dr Loganathan, ISM Bangalore
  • Dr Mudhakavi, IISC
  • Mr Vetrivel, NPTI
  • Mr Vishal Pandya, Director, REConnect Energy Solutions pvt ltd
  • Dr Venkateshwaralu, GE Global Research
  • Dr Ganesh Kumar V, Prof, Clemson University
  • Dr S.N. Singh, Prof, IIT, Kanpur
  • Dr Tekwani, Prof and Head, EEE Dept, Nirma university
  • Dr Narendranath Udupa, Principal Engg, Philips Asia
  • Mr Krishnaiah , Exe Director, Kirloskar
  • Dr. A.D.Srinivasan, Prof EEE Dept, SJCE, Mysore
  • Dr.Satish, Prof, HVE, IISC
  • Dr.Udaya Kumar, Prof, HVE, IISC
  • Dr.Subba Reddy, Assoc Prof, HVE, IISC
  • Mr Paramesha, KPTCL
  • Prof Kappali, SDMCET
  • Mr Vishal Jadhav, Infineon Technologies India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mr D. Gopinath, GE, Bangalore
  • Dr Nagesh Prabhu, Prof, Canara Engg College

Faculty achievements

Faculty guiding PhD:


Ph. D Guidance by

Candidate(s)

Status

University

Dr. B.P. Divakar

Prof K.  Narayana Swamy

Pursuing

Kuvempu University

Gopinath. A

Pursuing

VTU, Belgaum

Prof Venkatesh Prasad

Pursuing

Kuvempu University

Mr Sudharshan

Pursuing

Kuvempu University

Mrs Savitha

Pursuing

VTU, Belgaum

Mr Rudrappa

Pursuing

Kuvempu University

Prof K.  Narayana Swamy

Pursuing

Kuvempu University

Faculty Pursuing PhD

Name of the Faculty

University

Prof Sudhakar Rao

Prof K.  Narayana Swamy

Kuvempu University

Mr Nagesh B.K

VTU, Belgaum

Gopinath. A

VTU, Belgaum

Mr Mahesh G.S.

VTU, Belgaum