Interaction By Dr G S Punekar:

  1. CPRI Bangalore for (i) Workshop on Partial Discharge Guest Lecturer (ii) Joint Publications (iii) PG-Diploma with MoU.

  2. MRPL-ONGC. for (i) earth Testing T & C work, coordination and report preparation. 

  3. SV NIT Surat. for (i) M.Tech Project evaluation

  4. IIT Madras for (i) ICPS (ii) ICIIS conference participation and paper presentation. 

  5. IIT Kharagpur for (i) Joint Publication with Prof. Kishore N K.

  6. Jadavpur University Kolkata. (i) CATCON-IEEE Conference paper review (ii) Participation and presentation of papers. 

  7. Canara College Mangalore. (i) Invited talk in the Faculty Development Program on Optimization tools. 

  8. Ambedkar Institute of Technology (AIT) Bangalore. (i) Invited talk in the faculty Development program 

  9. Mangalore Chemical Fertilizers (MCF). (i) 10.5 MW motor failure analysis and discussion.

  10. New Mangalore Port Trust  (NMPT). (i) Conduction of written test for technical staff recruitment.  

  11. IEEMA (Indian Electrical Electronic Manufactureres Association): CAPCIT-2014 industrial conference technical committee invited member. Reviewer of paper


Interaction By Dr K P Vittal:

  1. ABB Global Industries and Services Ltd for training on Studies on developments in IED, Engineering of IEDs, IED communication using IEC 61850 protocol, Micro SCADA configuration, process automation practices and configuration of electric drives for duration of 1 month

  2. Kirlosker Electric Co. Ltd.Unit - II Hubli for training on Study of Manufacturing process of A.C. machines for duration of two and half month

  3. Kirlosker Warner Swasey Ltd. Hubli for training on Study of Electronic Control Systems in CNC machine WSU-12(Universal Turning machine) for duration of one and half months.

  4. Research Interaction with Foreign Universities:

    • 2013-14

      • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA

        • Visited FREEDM (Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management) System Research center under Dept. of Electrical and Computing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA for 6 weeks, from 6th Jun, 2013 to 17th July 2013 to undertake research on renewable energy integration with grid and its challenges on protection system.

        • Under invitation from, Dr.Subhashish Bhattacharya, ABB Term Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA.

        • Summary of work carried out: The Transient Network Analyzer (TNA) helps in carrying out various studies on dynamic and transient stability studies in a laboratory environment. If such a TNA is integrated with UPFC / SSSC / STATCOM, it will greatly support research work in the area of FACTS. The FREEDM lab at NCSU had this facility, and several interesting research works were in progress using this TNA. Out of these, the topic of interest chosen was “interaction of STACOM with distance relay”. The major objective of study was to obtain the various fault transient condition data under various operating conditions of grid with / without STACOM under varied compensation levels. The TNA in the FREEDM lab was configured for actual grid configuration existing in one of the state utility network. This data has been used as test set, for testing newly proposed adaptive distance relay. This new relay has been developed earlier as a part of research work carried out at EE Dept, NITK. These investigations helped in understanding STATCOM interaction with distance relays and research work in developing new relaying schemes.

    • 2012-13

      • Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

        • Supervised M.Tech. Thesis titled “Software and GUI Implementation for Optimization of Energy Flow between Home with RES, Electric Vehicle and Electricity Grid” of Miss Swati Rao at EEE Dept., NITK from Aug – Dec, 2012 under collaborative research program with Dr. Sheldon Williamson, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

      • HEIG-VD- TIN MRU, Switzerland.

        • Supervised HES-SO MSE thesis titled: “ Integration of renewable energy sources to support the distribution grid of a university camps: A case study of development, characterization and modelling of renewable energy sources at NITK, India”, of Mr.Ivan Gomez Pena at EEE Dept., NITK from Aug – Dec, 2012 under collaborative research program with Prof. Jean-Bernard Michel of the HEIG-VD- TIN MRU, Switzerland.

    • 2008-09

      • Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan

        • Visited Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan for 6 weeks, from 18th May, 2008 to 6th July 2008 to undertake research interaction on application of DSP processor for control of AC Drives.

        • Under invitation from, Dr.Kichiro Yamamoto, Assoc. Prof., Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Kagoshima University, 1-21-40 Korimoto, Kagoshima, 890-0065 JAPAN

        • Summary of work carried out: The wind turbine emulator helps in carrying out various studies on wind power based generating system. It essentially helps in developmental studies on controllers to handle wind gradient effect, tower shadow effect and issues in grid connected operation & control. The research laboratory in Kagoshima University had facility and expertise in this area. During the research interaction, modeling and simulation of wind turbine emulator was taken during first phase. The additional functional blocks were included in developed model than the previous version where they were earlier realized as separate hardware. The model dynamics were simulated using PSIM software This was followed with experimental studies in laboratory using existing wind turbine emulator.



Interaction By Dr D N Gaonkar:

  1. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering ,University of Saskatchewan , Canada as Visiting scholar  for Research interaction

  2. Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy New York as Visitor for research Interaction


Interaction By Dr Shubhanga K N:

  1. Visited  EE dept., IIT Bombay during Dec. 2009. This  visit has led to the following activities: 

    • Accompanied Mr. Vinayak Yaji and Mr. Abhishek (07EE batch) to  present their GUI developed for power system analysis software.

    • Carried out a study on real-time applications to power systems.

    • Carried out a study on a scale down model of a 4-machine  power systems.

    • Implemented synchronous machine model in a simulation package called `Sequel’ developed by Prof. M.B. Patil, IIT Bombay.

    • Contributed some modules to LR material developed by Prof. A. M. Kulkarni, for NPTEL.

  2. Acted  as a reviewer for a web  course titled ‘’Power Systems Stability and Control’’ by Prof. A.M. Kulkarni, EE dept.,  IIT Bombay, under the NPTEL-I programme-2009-2010.

  3. Visited EE dept., IIT Bombay  during Dec. 2010 for discussing the lab setup of the main panel to interface 4- machines.  During the above visit a research scholar, Mr. Shashidhar M K also accompanied me to carry out research interactions.

  4. Rendered services to Prof. M.A. Pai, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois, USA in solving some of the Energy Function related problems.

  5. Acted  as a reviewer for a video course titled ‘’Power Systems Stability and Control’’ by Prof. A.M. Kulkarni, EE dept.,  IIT Bombay, under the NPTEL-II programme-2011-2012.

  6. Visited EE dept., IIT Bombay  during March  2012 for discussing the implementation of real-time controllers in the lab. During this period we conducted a workshop on MatSim package.

  7. Contributed  some MATLAB/SIMULINK programmes for the  video course titled ‘’Power Systems Stability and Control’’ delivered by Prof. A.M. Kulkarni, EE dept.,  IIT Bombay, under the NPTEL-II programme-2011-2012. This course is available on IIT Madras, NPTEL website.

  8. Multi-machine transient stability and small-signal stability  and  power flow programmes developed by NITK students are  available for free download in the IIT Bombay EE Department  website link:

  9. Under the Wide Area Measurement Systems, a GOI project handled by EE dept., IIT Bombay, a frequency measurement system has been set up at EE dept. , NITK. With this the NITK grid frequency data is available as a real time plot at the website: It is also available at

  10. Assisted Prof. S.A.Soman in writing a book titled ``Computational Methods for Large Sparse Power Systems Analysis - An Objected Oriented Approach'', Kluwer Academic publications, Bosten. My help has been acknowledged in the Acknowledgment Section of his book.


Interaction By Dr A Karthikeyan:

  1. KVG engineering college, Sullia, Karnataka, To deliver lecture and as a judge in PG Technical Fest Vision-14.

  2. NIT, Trichy, To attend a short term course.


Contact us

 Vinatha U
Associate Professor and Head of the Department
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal
Srinivasnagar, Surathkal, Mangalore-575025. Karnataka, India.
Ph : +91-824-2473045
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