Electrical & Electronics Engineering


Electrical and Electronic Engineering impacts upon almost every area of our lives, including communications, commerce, entertainment, manufacturing, healthcare, transport, energy and the environment. It is the key to the constant challenge to use technology to make things faster, better, cheaper and more sustainable in order to make our lives healthier, more enjoyable and more rewarding.

Vision

“We aspire to provide preeminence in education, training and research in the domain of Electrical and Electronics Engineering to prepare our students for a fulfilling career to make positive contribution to the society.”

Mission

The department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering is committed to provide our students,

• An effective and innovative teaching learning practices to impart theoretical and practical concepts.
• The proficient and professional human resources, infrastructure and knowledge resources.
• A platform for innovative research activities.
• An initiate practices to develop positive attitude and commitment to the society.



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The department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Acharya has a long and proud history as one of the foremost centers for research and teaching in Bangalore. The department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering was established in the year 2004. The programme, Bachelors of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, is affiliated to Visveswaraya Technological University, Belgaum that is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. With its variety and scope, the UG programme, has been attracting an increase from 60 to 120 since the academic year 2011-12 The Department also offers a comprehensive postgraduate programme in Power Systems Engineering which was initiated during the academic year 2011-12.

The Research center of the department, which displays a strong commitment to conduct internationally competitive and innovative research, was approved by Visveswaraya Technological University, Belgaum during the academic year 2011-12. Our staff members, having wide range of expertise, are well qualified, committed, and devoted to the cause of teaching. Nine faculty members of the department are pursuing their Doctoral Degree.

Moreover, our reputation is built through our world-class academics and researches, dedicated supporting staff, strong relationship with a wide range of industries and our diverse and talented student community. The continuing rapid expansion of technology calls for highly qualified and skilled electronic and electrical engineers. Our students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience of engineering in action along with the skills, knowledge and imagination that helps to shape our world.


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Under Graduate

B.E. in Information Science & Engineering
Duration: 4 Years

Eligibility : Pass in 10+2 / Higher Secondary (HS) / Pre University (PUC) / 'A' Level (with 12 years of schooling) or its equivalent with English as one of the languages. Shall have secured a minimum of 45% marks in aggregate in Physics, Mathematics and any one of the following : Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Electronics, Information Science. AIT admits students as per prevailing rules and regulations of VTU.

Post Graduate

M.Tech in Power Systems and Engineering
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: BE / Equivalent Degree

Career Scope Efficient power management is the key to corporate and enterprise success, world over. Companies which develop technologies for efficient power management and also those who are power-based industries are the rewarding destinations for these engineers.


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Chief Advisor

Dr. Sharanabasava C Pilli

Principal,
Acharya Institute of Technology.

Chairman

Prof. R Vivekananda

Professor & Head,
Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering.

Member Secretary

Dr. R Prakash

Professor,
Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering.

Members

Dr. Balaraman Kannan

Vice president,
PRDC, Bangalore.


Dr. Siva Yellampalli

Professor,
UTL Technologies, Bangalore.


Dr. N Vasudev

Joint Director,
CPRI, Bangalore.


Sri. Chandrashekaraiaha

Ex. Engineer,
KPTCL, Bangalore.

 

Dr. R S Shivakumara Aradhya

Professor,
Department of EEE, AIT.


Prof. M Lekshmi

Associate Professor,
Department of EEE, AIT.


Prof. Chandrashekhar A Badachi

Assistant Professor,
Department of EEE, AIT.


Prof. Lakshmikanth Reddy V

Assistant Professor,
Department of EEE, AIT.


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Power System studies aim at the analysis of power system problem at planning, design and operation stages. Studies include selection of suitable ratings for power equipment, adoptability of new technology for equipment and controls, design of new controls and operational sequence, etc. Power system stability and reliability studies, Static and dynamic reactive compensation requirement and their optimization, analysis of faulted power system and the protection relay coordination, system islanding, etc. are carried out through computer simulation where in continuous refinement in computational efficiency and hardware requirements optimization becomes essential. Power system control and protection by wide area measurements is an important and upcoming area of research under power system studies. Smart transmission systems and improving the system technical as well as commercial performance for better environmental compatibility and financial viability are additional objectives of power system studies. Studies like load flow calculations, optimal load flow analysis, short circuit studies, transient stability studies, power flow control using FACTS, harmonics and measures to mitigate them form some of the important power system studies. Adoption of Soft Computing techniques for power system control and its influence on the power system operation is being increasingly studied both by academia and the industry. Studies on integration of large scale renewable energy with the power supply grid is essential and challenging.
The cost and reliability of electric power supplied to the consumer depends on the quality of equipment that goes into the making of the power system. There is always requirement to improve the quality, longevity and efficiency of these equipment. Reduction of size is another important requirement. The equipment may be primary ones like generator, transformer, circuit breakers, isolators, lightning arresters, wave traps, etc. They may also be the ones used for the improvement of power system voltage control and loss minimization like capacitors and inductors. Studies on power equipment include use of better insulating material for improving both insulation and thermal performance and better core material for transformers and inductors to improve the efficiency and when required to customise the operational characteristics to suit the power system operational requirement. Studies on understanding / improving diagnostic test methods and life estimation studies to facilitate the increased life for power system equipment is the need of the hour as Indian power system comprises of appreciable percentage of aged generation, transmission, distribution and end-use infrastructure.
Sensors for measurement of basic parameters like voltage, current, temperature, pressure, etc. are the backbone for the healthy and safe operation of power system. In addition, many diagnostic tools are being increasingly adopted in power system for monitoring purpose. The sensors will sense disturbances / signals generated by undesirable activity like partial discharge, gas and moisture in liquid dielectrics, etc. Detection of contaminants in liquids and gases is not only important for electrical equipment but also for general purpose applications where in outmost safety is to be assured. Recent technology in the design and realization of sensors is MEMS. Research avenues in this area is abundant towards design and characterization of MEMS, improving their accuracy and immunity to external disturbances, design and fabrication of measuring systems based on MEMS.
High voltage engineering deals with the internal insulation of all types of electrical equipment and devices of all sizes and ratings as well as outdoor insulation associated with transmission & distribution lines and bushings of equipment. Study of characterization of dielectric property under standard and non-standard wave shapes and adoptability of gaseous (including gas mixtures), liquid and solid dielectric in electric equipment is core area of studies in high voltage engineering. Study on ageing properties for diagnostic testing purpose and synthesis of custom insulating material with required property using nanomaterials is a cutting edge research world over. Study of outdoor insulation under polluted conditions and long- term behaviour of the new polymeric material based insulators under polluted condition is a contemporary research in renowned high voltage laboratories. Formulation of new diagnostic test methods and their validation before commercialization is an important activity.
In recent times, Power Electronics has found its way into all forms of Electrical engineering. In particular, its application in motor drives and in bulk power transmission as FACTs controllers in ac transmission systems as well as dc transmission lines are well known. Studies on newer configurations for converters, both Line Commutated and Voltage Source configurations for improving the control efficiency and loss minimization as well as reduction of filtering requirement are being undertake in laboratories of repute. With the unprecedented growth in generation and utilization of electrical energy, the role of power electronics in conventional and renewable energy sectors will be unparalleled and the research and development activities will increase by many fold.
Distributed Generation refers to power generation at the point of consumption. It eliminates the complexity associated with transmission and distribution. It generally consists of Diesel generator, solar, wind, fuel cells. The research studies include optimal sizing and location of the energy sources form techno economic considerations. General concepts of distributed generation and renewable energy integration into power supply grid are now a days is redefined in terms of micro grid and smart grid where in adoption of Information technology for betterment of the power system, in particular distribution system performance is done. Application of Artificial Intelligence techniques is the well-known trend in the research activities in this area.

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The educational objectives of a program are the statements that describe the expected achievements of graduates within first few years of their graduation from the program. The program educational objectives of Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics Engineering can be broadly defined on four counts,

  1. Core Knowledge:  Our graduates apply the principles of Science, Electrical & Electronics Engineering to solve real world problems.

  2. Application knowledge:  The knowledge gained by our graduates both in theory and practical use in analyzing & solving problems related to Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering.

  3. Lifelong learning:  Graduates from this Department will continue to develop their skills and seek knowledge for their further studies in the field of advanced technology and for the needs of the society. In this process, most of our graduates pursue higher education from recognized institutions.

  4. Professionalism:  Our graduates exercise excellent leadership qualities, at levels appropriate to their experience, which addresses issues in a responsive and ethical manner.

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Program outcomes are narrower statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge and behavior. Graduation students of Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical & Electronics Engineering department program at Acharya Institute of Technology will attain the following program outcomes,

  1. Apply knowledge of the basic sciences, mathematics and engineering fundamentals to the solution of electrical engineering problems.
  2. Design and conduct experiments in electrical engineering and to analyze and interpret the data generated by those experiments.
  3. Design components, devices and systems to meet specific needs in electrical engineering.
  4. An ability to work with multidisciplinary teams professionally and socially.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate and solve electrical engineering problems.
  6. Understand the professional and ethical responsibilities in practicing electrical engineering.
  7. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing in the field of electrical engineering.
  8. An understanding of the impact of electrical engineering solutions on environment and society.
  9. Recognize and respond to the need of life-long learning for a successful career in electrical engineering.
  10. Develop an understanding of contemporary technical and professional issues in the practice of electrical engineering.
  11. An ability to function in a leadership role with respect to the management of large scale electrical engineering tasks and financial aspects.
  12. Usage of modern engineering tools including Information technology to solve electrical engineering problems.