Electrical Engineering Department
PG Programmes on M.E. in Electrical Enggineering (I & C) got NBA Accreditation for 2 Years vide letter no. 31-49-2014-NBA dated 04.02.2017.
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Electrical Engineering Department is one of the major departments, created since the establishment of the institute. The department conducted long term teacher training programmes for polytechnic teachers under the staff development programmes for a number of years and provided training to a large number of teachers in the polytechnics of the northern region. With the institute being raised to the level of national institute, the department had been conducting a large number of courses in the various emerging areas for the faculty members of Engineering colleges all over the country. As a result of the various staff development programmes, the trained teachers have gradually elevated to senior positions and have by now taken up higher responsibilities. The department has also been very active in conducting the need based short term training programmes every year as per the institute Operational plan. Since last 24 years, the department has been very successfully offering Master of Engineering Course in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Instrumentation and Control. The present intake for the above programme is 18. In addition, the department is also conducting ME Electrical Engineering (Instrumentation & Control) Modular Programme since 2005 with an intake of 30.

The institute has been granted the status of being a research centre for Panjab University, Chandigarh and Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar. Under this scheme 15 research scholars acquired their Ph.D degree and presently 8 scholars are pursuing their research work in various areas of Electrical Engineering.

The department was granted the status of National Resource Centre (NRC), under the ARPIT Scheme in which two MOOCS courses were launched on SWAYAM platform. The department was the first among all NRCs in the country to launch ARPIT based MOOCS course on “Real Time Power System Analysis and Smart Grid” in 2018. The course got a rating of 4.7 out of 5. Another ARPIT based MOOCS Course on “Big Data Analytics for Smart Grid” was launched in 2019, which was rerun in 2020. Under these courses, around 100 videos were made by inviting experts from eminent industries such as IBM, Opal-RT and IITs.

The department has produced a large number of instructional materials both print and non-print for the benefit of teachers and students of technical institutions. To mention a few of the important materials, there are text books in Electrical Machines, Electrical Engineering Material, Electrical Design and Drawing, Industrial Electronics and Control, Motor Control, Basic Electronics, Projects in Electrical and Electronics Engineering etc, and laboratory manuals on Electrical Machines, Basic Electrical Engineering, Industrial Electronics, Contactor Control of Electric Drives etc. Apart from the print materials, the department has also produced about 30 video films on various topics pertaining to electrical engineering, 26 charts, 3 experimental kits and a number of work books and student manuals. The text books and manuals have been published through renowned publishers.

The department also conducts tailor made training programmes for industry and other working professionals in various thrust areas. The department faculty is actively involved in action research.


To evolve as centre of excellence for quality education, training and research with integrity and ethical standards in the field of Electrical Engineering.


  1. To offer demand-driven industry relevant, value-based education and training in the area of Electrical Engineering.
  2. To develop need-based curricula and instructional materials in the area of Electrical Engineering to enhance effectiveness of teaching-learning process.
  3. To collaborate with industry and research institutions to undertake multi-disciplinary research and development with focus on Electrical Engineering.
  4. To offer consultancy and extension services to industry, technical education systems and society as a whole.


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  • To conduct need-based short term training programmes in various areas of Electrical Engineering for teachers of Polytechnics and Engineering Colleges all over India.
  • To run Masters Degree programmes in Regular and Modular modes with specialization in Instrumentation & Control in order to upgrade the qualifications of the faculty of Polytechnics and Engineering Colleges. Recently the nomenclature of the degree has been changed and the new name of the degree is M.E in Electrical Engineering (Instrumentation and Control).
  • To undertake research projects by guiding research scholars in their ME and Ph.D theses.
  • To undertake appropriate sponsored projects from various agencies for the enhancement of Technical Education in the country.
  • To produce instructional materials, both print and non-print, for the benefit of teachers and students of technical institutions.
  • To conduct tailor made training programmes for industry and other working professionals in various thrust areas of Electrical Engineering for upgrading their knowledge.
  • To conduct in house training and Industry-Institute interaction programmes to upgrade the knowledge of internal faculty.
  • To design, develop, review and modify curricula of various programmes in the current as well as in the emerging areas in order to fulfil identified needs.
  • To develop relevant learning resources like text books, laboratory manuals, self-learning modules, multi-media packages, etc.
  • To undertake research projects for expanding the horizons of the department in order to reflect  changing technologies.



  • Ph.D. Programme
The Ph.D. programmes are designed to prepare working engineers, scientists and teachers from R&D establishments, Corporate Sectors and recognized technical/educational institutions  to enter their professional life with right perspective and breadth of knowledge related to their respective fields of specialization through enabling research experience during their stay in the Institute, thereby to develop high quality scientific and engineering specialists having strong base of principles of science and the scientific methods, deep understanding of their chosen areas of specialization, the motivation to learn continually, interact with multi-disciplinary groups and dare to handle new challenges offered by the front-end technologies. Till date, 4 PhD students have been granted degree, 3 have already submitted and 10 research scholars are pursuing their work.

The department has been very successfully offering Master of Engineering Course in Instrumentation and Control with a starting    Intake of 12 students since 2005. The intake started increasing  gradually and the present intake for the above programme has risen to  26.  In addition, the department also conducts ME (Instrumentation & Control) Modular Programme with an intake of 40.
The programme educational objectives (PEOs) and Programme   Outcomes (POs) of M.E. in Electrical Engineering (Instrumentation and Control ) programme are :

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)


To equip the graduates to excel in modern industry, teaching, higher education and research exhibiting leadership qualities


To transform graduates to provide solutions in interdisciplinary areas involving Instrumentation applications


To improve the communication skills, willingness to work in groups and to develop multidisciplinary approach in problem solving and exhibiting leadership qualities

Programme Outcomes (POs)

PO1: An ability to independently carry out research /investigation and development work to solve practical problems

PO2: An ability to write and present a substantial technical report/document

PO3: Students should be able to demonstrate a degree of mastery over the area as per the specialization of the program. The mastery should be at a level higher than the requirements in the appropriate bachelor program

PO4: Ability to apply appropriate techniques and resources embedded with modern engineering tools to solve complex engineering problems in instrumentation, control and electrical engineering critically to handle emerging technologies related to industries.

PO5: Ability to demonstrate leadership and skilful project management capability in multidisciplinary environments.


The department has also been very active in conducting the need based short term training programmes every year as per the institute Operational Plan. To mention a few are:

Energy Management, Power Electronics, Automation in Industries, MATLAB, LabVIEW, Repair & Maintenance of Electrical Equipment, Electric Drives and their Control, Thermal Power Station Practices, Hydro Power Station Practices, Virtual Instrumentation, Artificial Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic, Microcontroller and its Applications, Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering Project Work, PLC and its Applications, Computer Applications in Electrical Engineering, Computer Aided Power System Analysis, FACTS Technology, Electrical Processes in Diesel Locomotives, Trouble Shooting and Repair of Transformers, Thyristorised Control of Electric Motors, Power Quality, Electric Vehicle Technology, Image processing Techniques and Application, Diagnostic Study of Transformer, Big Data Analytics for Electrical Engineering, Optimization Techniques, IoT, Embedded systems, Distributed Generation and Microgrid, Smart Grid.

  • Electrical Machines Laboratory

    Centre of Excellence for Hardware in Loop (HIL) has been established in collaboration with Typhoon HIL. Microgrid Testbed ,Grid Simulator , Phasor Measurement Unit , Doubly Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) are also there in the laboratory

    In addition to various conventional ac and dc machines, one set of universal machine is also available in the laboratory. A part of the Electrical Machines Laboratory is specifically developed for Contactor Control of Electric drives wherein various trainer boards have been developed for performing different exercises in this area.

  • PLC laboratory

    The PLC laboratory is equipped with PLC based control system and Advanced PLC Trainer, other interfacing devices to train students how to program and upload ladder logic code. The lab is based primarily on the Allen Bradley family of Programmable Logic Controllers, which are widely used in factories and other settings.

  • Power Electronics Laboratory

    In addition to number of training boards in Power Electronics, the laboratory is equipped with trainers on solid state motor control, three-phase triggering system, microprocessor based control systems, stepper motor control, thyristor based universal control kit, etc.

    Power Electronics Laboratory also has a microprocessor based energy manager, large number of measuring instruments, Solar PV Training and Research Kit and Cascade Multilevel inverter (H- Bridges) which can be interfaced with MATLAB using Dspace unit and Cyclone III FPGA development kit, Energy Lab setup with Wind, Solar & Fuel Cell integration.

  • Embedded Systems Laboratory

    The Laboratory has a set of training boards on microcontrollers , Microprocessors , Robotic Arm , FTIR Spectometer

  • Process Control Laboratory

    This laboratory has facilities for experiments on Microprocessor and PC based process control including flow, level, temperature etc. along with the supporting software. The Laboratory has a set of training boards on Transducers, Process Control, Analog Motor Control, Digital Motor Control and PC based data acquisition system in addition to various sensors, transducers and measuring instruments.

  • Computer Applications Laboratory

    The computer applications laboratory has various software packages such as MATLAB, LabVIEW, PSCAD, LIVEWIRE, LADSIM etc. which are used for simulation, design and analysis of various electrical and electronic systems and their control.

  • Virtual Instrumentation Laboratory

    This laboratory have various equipment’s such as NI ELVIS II with Circuit design bundle, Mechatronic Sensor board, Quanser Qnet DC motor control, Quanser Qnet rotory inverted pendulum, Quanser Qnet HVAC trainer, free scale NI Elvis microcontroller prototype board, Vernier Gran Engineering Sensor kit, Vernier Bio- instrumentation sensor, Emona ETT-211 Fotex fiber optics communication Trainer etc.

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