Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
About the Department
The Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, established in 1963. The department is accredited by NBA. The present intake for Electrical and Electronics Engineering is Sixty.
The Department of Electrical and Electronics, is one of the oldest departments at R V College of Engineering. Established in the year 1963, the department has well qualified; passionate and dedicated staff most of who are engaged in path breaking research adn development. With a current annual intake of 60 students from all parts of India, The staff to student ratio now stands at a plausible 1:13.
The Course at the departmnet, is a healthy amalgam of power engineering, Electronics and Computers; comphrensive and in keeping modren trends of EEE education. Course pattern at the Department is revised periodicallty to keep the students upto date with recent trends and keeping them abreast of the shifting technological paradigms making them future and industry ready.The students are required to undergo quizzes in addition to assignments. They are evaluated on regualr basis there by making the course learning and just not grade oriented.
- Promotion of technical excellence in Electrical and Electronics Engineering by offering programs to produce Engineers with dynamic well rounded personalities adaptable to ever increasing demands of emerging technologies involving analytical and practical skills, with commitment to research and development
- To provide technical education that combines rigorous academic study and the excitement of innovation enabling the graduates to engage in lifelong learning which is essential to improve performance continuously and excel in their career.
- To establish research and development center of repute so as to encourage active participation with industry by faculty and students to take on practical problems of industry and to provide feasible solutions.
- To establish tie-ups with institutions of national and international repute and to foster building up of a wide knowledge base to keep in tune with ever increasing demands of technologies.
- To motivate commitment of faculty and students to collate, generate, disseminate, and preserve knowledge, and to work with others to apply this knowledge for the benefit of society.
- Developing simple, appropriate technologies, which will be instrumental in the up-liftment of rural society.
- BE course in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
- M Tech course in Power Electronics.
The department has a steady complement of staff and now has a staff to student ratio of 1:13. This department has a complement of highly qualified, dynamic and dedicated faculty. Majority of the faculty have rich experience in academics and industry. A sizable number of faculty members are engaged in research activities in frontiers of technology.
With the advent of Autonomous status, the course pattern has been significantly revised to render it more comprehensive and in keeping with modern trends of EEE education. RVCE is one of the first to receive the autonomous status, in 2007.. Autonomy has permitted revision of the syllabus periodically to bring it in tune with the latest trends. In keeping with modern practice, the students are required to undergo quizzes, on line tests in addition to periodic tests and assignments.
The selection of course material and topics is a reflection of the changing trend in the study of classical power engineering subjects, all over the world; that is it is a reflection of the ever increasing permeation of electronics and computers in the practical electrical engineering field. The course is a healthy amalgam of power engineering, electronics and computers. As the title of the course indicates, the course coverage is comprehensive, covering power engineering, electronics and instrumentation and software.
Infrastructure / Facilities
The department has a complement of six laboratories that cater to the entire gamut of experimental work for the BE degree course. Several special experimental set-ups are created from time to time which serve to create interest in students. This is in addition to the VTU defined syllabus. Qualified faculty continuously supervise lab work. The students are expected to study beyond mere standard experiments
Name of the Laboratory
The Electrical Machines lab
The High voltage lab
Power electronics and controls lab
A full fledged Power and Automation Technologies lab has been set up jointly with ABB ltd, through an MoU. The equipments include specially designed AC and DC drives along with necessary microprocessor and numerical relays and 10 computer systems with internet connection for the use of M.tech students
|DSP & Micro Controller Laboratory
Contains Microcontroller Kits & Interfaces, DSP Kits & 25 numbers of High end Computers networked with a server with a number of application software.
|RVCE-LAPP INDIA, Cable Testing Laboratory A fully equipped lab for testing Low voltage Cables has been set up by LAPP India Ltd. It is equipped with Profile projector, flammability tester, Hydraulic press, AC and DC HV Tester, Tensile strength testing equipment, Vacuum oven, smoke density tester, CR meter, Water bath for routing HV / IR, VR test and ageing oven. he department hosts a number of educational software. Principal among these are: MATLAB and MIPower package. Software for transients and electromagnetic fields are being planned.
The equipments are maintained meticulously. Plans are being drawn up for a comprehensive development of experimental facilities by the addition of several equipments that would cater not only to special experiments but also for undertaking both UG and PG projects in-house. For example, generalized machines, power system simulators, power supply units and digital storage oscilloscopes, etc., are being planned. (We need to add lapp lab details)
Events & Seminars
The department has a tradition of organizing seminars, workshops and conferences for both students and faculty from time to time.
Technical talks are regularly arranged for the benefit of our students from eminent personalities from industries and R&D centre. This will help students to know about the latest developments in technology and allied fields. This will cover a wide range of topics from computer applications to power electronics to embedded system applications.
Industrial visits are arranged every semester to enhances their understanding capability and relate to the subjects they study in the due course.
Educational tour has been made compulsory after their 7th semester in which they will be visiting hydro, thermal and nuclear power generating stations.
The department has a tradition of organizing seminars, workshops and conferences for both students and faculty from time to time. Current topics are chosen as themes. Leading experts from industry and other academic institutions are invited for lectures. Many faculty from various institutions attend as delegates. The last two seminars were:
RECENT TRENDS IN DRIVES & POWER SYSTEMS PROTECTION: A two-day national level seminar , 2006. The focus was on applications, new technologies of system protection.
In this context, it may be noted that many faculty members are regularly invited to present state-of-art papers in seminars conducted by other institutions.
This stimulates interest among students and staff and provides initial exposure to many new areas.
Regularly, technical lectures by experts from industry and R&D organizations are organized for the students and faculty.
The areas include Power systems, Embedded Systems, VLSI, Software Systems, DSP. Power Electronics, Renewable Energy Sources, Electromagnetic Compatibility.
Visit of Delegates from ABB to the Department on 25th Nov 2008
An MOU was signed between RVCE & Lapp India (pvt) Ltd, Bangalore on 22nd Nov 2011 by Mr. Andreas Lapp, Chairman, Board of lapp india & Dr. B.S. Satyanarayana principal, RVCE. As part of the MOU, the "RVCE- lapp centre of excellence" was inaugurated by the above dignitaries. Dr. M.K. Panduranga shetty, president RVCE, Mr. A.V.S Murthy, Secretary, RSST graced the occasion.
MOU Being signed between RVCE - LAPP INDIA Dec 2011
A total of eight faculty members have registered for PhD program in different Universities. 5 of them have been awarded with doctorate degree and others are in an advanced stage of completion. Many research papers have found acceptance in leading journals and conferences both in India and abroad. Among these, faculty with international publications has received recognition from the RSS Trust.
The department attracts talented students. A total of 33 ranks have been bagged since inception of the VTU in 2002 till 2010, averaging more than 3 ranks every year.
PG students have bagged all the three university ranks during 2008 and 2009.
The GE Foundation awarded two students – Saket Mewara and Kaveri Kariappa of 8th semester Electrical & Electronics Department, RVCE a scholarship, funding the last two years of their undergraduate education, as part of the GE Foundation Scholar-Leader Program 2010. They were among two hundred student leaders from across the world and thirty one students from India to be awarded this scholarship in 2010. The candidates were chosen based on their academic merit, extracurricular skills, leadership ability and services rendered to the community. They also got the opportunity to attend a five day workshop called 'Energize to Innovate' organised for the 31 student leader scholars at the John F. Welch Technology Centre, Bangalore.
GE foundation offers a scholarship worth 9000$ to 12 students from 7 colleges across India. An interview for the same was held on February 25th, 2011. 2 students, Sridhar Rao Anusha and Suchita C were selected to receive this scholarship.
The students have been presenting technical papers in journals, conferences and are also participate in various student Tech fests.
It is a hallmark of the department in as much as students are specifically encouraged to participate in large college projects.
- Hyper Resolution for the Humanoid "PRATHAM" under the organization IIL, Bangalore.
- StudSat-2 to build a 3U Nano Satellite.
- ALL-terrain Vehicle
- Involvement in "Ashwa" (racing car)
- Model aero plane
- Renewable energy, wind mill
- Project Vyoma that aims to design and fabricate Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) that are extremely robust and efficient.
- In the year 2008, first Indian electric car manufacturer REVA sponsored the team an electric car to convert it into hybrid.
Participation in such projects result in developing creative skills and confidence significantly. It will also act as encouragement to take up developmental work in later years
The faculty members are actively pursuing research in diverse fields.
- In the area of power systems, the themes include system analysis, stability, linear and non-linear controls and system protection.
- In the high voltage area, the topics include studies on surface phenomena, remnant life estimation and partial discharges.
- Modern areas of research include energy modeling, image processing and fuzzy logic.
The department has two on-going, sponsored projects: One project titled “Sensor Fault Diagnosis in Dynamic Systems” sponsored in 2008 by the Indian Space Research Organization and the other project titled “Accuracy Improvement of Differential GPS Signals” was sponsored in 2007 by the Directorate of Naval Research and Development. Both projects are in the area of computer applications in electrical engineering.
The department enjoys a fruitful relationship with many industries in the Bangalore area. The interaction has opened the way for both our UG and PG students to get opportunities to carry out their projects in the industry. There are many instances when the industry has directly offered attractive openings for jobs. Very often the project work at the industry makes students get exposed to modern technological developments.
On the basis of the high reputation that the college enjoys, M/s ABB Ltd, Bangalore has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with our college. As a part of MoU, ABB has donated sophisticated equipments to establish a full-fledged laboratory called 'RVCE-ABB Power and Automation Technologies Lab', the only one among all VTU colleges. Staff members are encouraged to take up projects from ABB.
The institution has signed an MOU with LAPP INDIA Ltd. and set up RVCE-LAPP INDIA centre of excellence in the department. Under this programme LAPP INDIA has set up a cable testing laboratory, students will be exposed to different types of tests done on LT cables.
The industries/institutions where our students have carried out project works include BHEL, HAL, NAL, GE, Schnieder Electric, CPRI, PRDC, AREIVA etc. Every year, approximately half the number of projects are industry-based.
Many of our faculty members deliver expert lectures for the companies like WIPRO, MAHE, Valtech Software, etc.
Co-Curricular Activities and Extra-curricular activities
As a policy, in addition to a depth of knowledge, which is given primacy, the students are also encouraged to participate in activities related to personality development. Course work is complimented by activities like the ELEKTRON Club. This active club conducts inter-departmental, intra departmental fests which include cultural and technical activities. Quizzing is a major part of the activity. The students are given inputs on personality development and soft skills. Our faculty members are members of professional body like ISTE. The faculty also attend programmes conducted by WIPRO, Pegasus and NITTTR.
A two day Techno-Cultural Festival 'Vidyut-2010' was organized on March 27th & 28th ,2010 in the Department. Technical events such as Circuit Debugging, Technical Papers Presentation, Hybrid theory, Mock GRE were conducted.
As a part of student Fest Vidyut-2011 presents public opinion panel with guest of speakers Dr. Hubert Reilerd, MD, EFD Pvt. Ltd, Mrs. Vasanthi Hariprakash, RJ & media person, Dr. Rajdeep Manwani , Jain University,Dr. N.S Narahari, H.O.D. Placement Dept.,R.V.C.E.,and Mr. Ramnath Iyer, Faculty of Art of living at Amphi theatre on 5th November 2011.
An opportunity for kannadigas to make the best of their kannada knowledge and speaking skills, by giving a competitive platform to apply their kannada knowledge and win exciting prizes. The following are the kannada events organised as a part of Vidyut-2011 by department of electrical and electronics engineering.
Our students of the department have excelled in placement of fresh graduates, with a recruitment of above 90 %. More than 100 companies visit the campus, including both core engineering companies and those from the IT sector. More than 10 % of the students receive multiple offers. The job preference of students has undergone a slight change in recent years from predominantly IT related jobs to several opting for core companies. About 10 % students go abroad for higher studies or take up PG courses within India.