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Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering

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Overview

EEE Department was formed by merging the then existing Electrical Engineering and Electronics Engineering departments in 1969-70. Prior to this the degree programme in Electrical Engineering was started way back in 1946 when Birla College of Engineering was established and Master’s programme leading to the degree of M.Sc. (Tech) Electronics was offered in the year 1955.The institute restructured the  M.E. programmes in the year 1988-89 with programme in Electronics & Control and programme degree in Microelectronics. The Department has also introduced M.E. programmes in Communication Engineering, Embedded Systems and Electrical-Power Electronics and Drives.

The Instrumentation programme was started in the year 1973 with the nomenclature of M.Sc. (Tech) Instrumentation as a two-year degree programme after the first degree. Later on in the year 1979-80 this programme was restructured as a 4-year integrated first degree programme with the same nomenclature. The nomenclature got changed in the year 1993 when it was renamed as B.E.(Hons) Instrumentation. Owing to the importance of electronics and its role in instrumentation, the degree was renamed as B.E. (Hons) Electronics and Instrumentation in the year 1998-99.

These Departments have earned a very high reputation in the country for the various degree programmes offered and also have established collaborative linkages with many institutions in the country and also with some of the universities abroad. The Government of India has also established a Technology Business Incubator Cell in the area of Microelectronics and Embedded System at the Institute with the active involvement of the faculty members of the Departments. The Department is striving to become a center of excellence in the field of Microelectronics, VLSI & related emerging areas by producing professionals who excel in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Management.

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Faculty

Our faculty have extensive experience in industry, research as well as teaching. Our strength is a reflection of their skills, innovation and drive. Our staff members typically have a high sense of purpose and derive great meaning from working together to ensure BITS Pilani's academic and research excellence is well supported
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Research

The Department of Electrical & Electronics/Instrumentation carries out research in areas such as Microelectronics and VLSI Design, Embedded systems, Power electronics and drives etc..
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Programmes

There are courses for Integrated first degree, Higher degree and PhD Levels. These courses are designed for the overall growth of the students.
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Students Corner

This section describes the brief overview of the student related information which includes guideline for thesis/project work, their awards/achievements, and research/travel grant sponsored by Prof. L.K. Maheshwari Foundation.
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Latest News

This section describes the faculty and students achievements, upcoming events, and latest activities of the department. 

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Recent Achievement

Prof. Navneet Gupta, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering has been awarded 'Outstanding Engineering Services to Society Award' by The Institution of Engineers (India), Rajasthan State Centre, Jaipur. The award ceremony was held on 26th January 2021 at Jaipur and Er. Sajjan Singh Yadav, Chairman of IE (I), Rajasthan State Centre presented this award to Dr. Gupta in Individual category for his remarkable contribution in teaching and research in the field of Electrical & Electronics engineering.

Latest news

Dr. Sandeep Joshi gave a talk on the topic "5G Communication Syestems: Key Technologies and Role of AI" as an expert speaker for the online FDP on "Recent Trends of AI in Electronic Devices and Systems", at Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida. 

 

Mohit Bohra, Dhruv Saith, and Dr. Sainath Bitragunta got the Best Paper award (academia) at the IEEE CONECCT 2021 conference for the paper entitled "Spectral efficiency optimization and analysis of time switching-based, energy harvesting spectrum sharing co-operative wireless system", in intelligent technologies track. The virtual conference was held in Bangalore during July 9-11, 2021.

 
Dr. Sainath Bitragunta is one of the finalists of the idea stage 5G security call for ideas initiative (jointly by the National Center of Excellence, Data Security Council of India, and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India). The program aimed at creating visibility ideas in 5G security to accelerate collaboration among startups, academia, and industry towards their production and deployment.   
 
Dr. Sandeep Joshi delivered an expert talk on the topic “Interference Modeling in 5G and Beyond Networks”, on 3rd June, 2021, for the ATAL sponsored FDP (Online) on “Internet of Things” at NIT Hamirpur.
 
Dr. Sainath Bitragunta delivered a talk on the topic “Green Vehicular Communication”, on 15th May, 2021, as an expert speaker for the IEEE VTS Workshop (Online) on “Enabling next generation automotive through safe and secure driving: mobility solution” at Bangalore.
 
Dr. Sandeep Joshi delivered a talk on the topic “Device-to-Device Communication in 5G Cellular Networks”, on 30th Apr., 2021, as an expert speaker for the Fourth-Short Term Training Programme (Online) on “AI & 5G Communication Technology” sponsored by AICTE-AQIS, at Poornima College of Engineering, Jaipur.
 

Dr. Pankaj Arora delivered a guest lecture on the topic "Plasmonics for Optical sensing"  on April  13, 2021, organized by IIITDM Kancheepuram, Chennai (Tamilnadu). 

  
Aswin B, Utkarsh Tripathi and Vinay Chamola got the third prize in the 
2020 International BCI Competition held as a part of the 9th International Winter Conference on Brain-Computer Interface held at South Korea.  

 

Tejaswi Alladi working with Dr. Vinay Chamola got the Best Paper of the year award from IEEE Consumer Technology Society for his paper on "Consumer IoT: Security Vulnerability case studies and solutions" published in IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine.

 

 Dr. Sandeep Joshi delivered a talk on "Design Challenges in D2D Communications for 5G Networks'', on 3rd Dec. 2020, as an expert for the Workshop on "Design Challenges of IoT with AI and ML Applications'', at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Hamirpur. 

 

 Dr. Sandeep Joshi delivered a talk on "D2D Communication, Modeling, Analysis, and Future Trends" on October 27, 2020, as a guest speaker for the inauguration of IEEE Photonics Society, Student Branch & Workshop on "Frontiers in Photonics", at Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) Chennai.

 

 Prof. Surekha Bhanot delivered a keynote address on "Past, Present & Future of Industrial Automation" on October 5, 2020, as a chief guest of QIP-AICTE Sponsored ONLINE STC on Future of Industrial Automation (FIA – 2020) at Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Longowal, Punjab.  

 

 Prof. Surekha Bhanot delivered a talk on the topic on " Integration of curriculum design in schools---Emphasizing Multidisciplinary Education with an Element of Choice"  on Sept 28, 2020, in  the webinar  “Naya Kshitij: NEP 2020 for Schools Implementation Preparedness, Challenges and Way-Forward in Schools of Rajasthan”  organized by TLC, BITS Pilani    

 

Prof. H.D. Mathur delivered an invited talk in a Short Term Course on "Industry 4.0-Industrial Automation Solutions and Applications" on "Application of IoT in Energy Management: A Smart City Perspective" at the National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, Punjab. 24th September 2020.

 

 Dr. Praveen Kumar A V delivered an expert talk on Small antenna design and Challenges as part of online FDP on Research Challenges and Opportunities in Antenna Design (RCOAD)-2020 organized by the Department of ETCE, VSSUT, Burla, Odisha during September 10-14, 2020. 

 

 Prof. Surekha Bhanot delivered an expert talk on the topic  on "Process Automation and Control Systems ( PACS): New Directions"  on Sept 7, 2020, in TEQIP-III Sponsored One Week STTP on Recent Trends in Instrumentation Engineering”  organized by SLIET, Longowal, and NIT, Uttrakhand during 07 – 11 Sep 2020 

 

 Prof. Surekha Bhanot delivered an  invited talk on the topic on  “AI- an eclectic perspective and its role in interdisciplinary research” on Aug 28, 2020,  in  UIET, Panjab University Chandigarh in online International Conference on Integrated Interdisciplinary Innovations in Engineering (ICIIIE 2020), Aug 28-30, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

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