The Department of Electrical Engineering is one of the first three engineering departments of the institute that started in 1951. The Department is running the B.Tech.(Hons.) program in Electrical Engineering since its inception. Later, B.Tech.(Hons.) in Instrumentation Engineering was introduced in 1982. Post graduate studies and research started at the very beginning in 1955 with the first M.Tech. program on Electrical Machines which was later restructured into a program on Machine Drives and Power Electronics. Subsequently, M.Tech. programs on Control System Engineering (in 1959), Power System Engineering (in 1965), and Instrumentation Engineering (in 1972) had been introduced. A dual degree program, B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering and M.Tech. in Instrumentation Engineering, started in 2002. This program was expanded to include M.Tech. in all the four disciplines subsequently. The department also runs one of the oldest and thriving Doctoral program in Electrical Engineering in the country. The Department continues to participate in numerous R&D projects funded by governmental organizations such as MHRD, DST, DIT, DBT, DRDO, ISRO, CPRI, CDAC, ICMR and industries such as TATA Steel, SAIL, BHEL, Powergrid, Indian Rail, Megatherm, POSOCO etc. The Department is also involved in collaborative research with leading multinationals such as TI, GM, GE, Maxim and Freescale, universities such as University of Washington, North Carolina State University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Colorado, Boulder, University of Pavis, McGill University, Imperial College London, University of Tokyo, Technical University of Munich, etc., and foundations such as DAAD, SRC, DFG, Humboldt Foundation etc. Members of faculty regularly publish in peer reviewed journals of highest international repute. Academic laurels, such as the Fellow of IEEE, INAE, INSA, etc. They also serve in honorary positions of reputed Institutions, such as Senates, Faculty Councils, Committee, etc., and as Editors/Associate Editors of IEEE Transactions, members of Editorial boards of reputed journals, and expert reviewers for organizations of national importance.??
Since its inception, the tradition of teaching with passion and dedication, research excellence and active participation in corporate developmental activities continues to shape the career of our alumni. Graduates and Postgraduates of the Department demonstrated pioneering role in professional fields as well as in academics and research, and holding positions of rare distinction in leading industries and academic institutions of the world. In my role as Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering, I would like to welcome you very warmly to our website. If you have any questions or need information that is not covered by these pages, please do not hesitate to contact us.??
Prof. Chandan Chakraborty has been recognised as Fellow of IEEE
Prof. Amit Patra has been listed within the top 10 researchers in India in the engineering category by a survey carried out by DST based on research publications made within 2002 to 2014.
Prof. Santanu Kapat is the recipient of INSA Medal for Young Scientists 2016.