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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  1. About Department
  2. Objectives
  3. Activities
  4. Facilities

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 12 years the department has been very successfully offering Masters of Engineering Course in Instrumentation and Control with an intake of 12 students in each batch. The present intake for the above programme is 18.  In addition, the department has also started conducting ME (Instrumentation & Control) Modular Programme with an intake of 30.  Presently the fifth batch is Module V, the sixth in Module III and the seventh batch is in Module I.

 The institute has  been granted the status of being a research centre for Panjab University, Chandigarh and Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.  Under this scheme 12 research scholars are pursing their Ph.D in various areas of Electrical Engineering.One research Scholar has recently submitted his thesis and waiting for defense. 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 above mentioned print and non-print materials in the form of Text Books, Lab Manuals, Workbooks, Chart, Video films , Experimental Kits etc. are being marketed through an internal unit named as Information Resource Marketing Unit (IRMU ) 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. On an average about 10-12 such projects are being undertaken every year. The department is also responsible for planning and maintaining  of internal telephones, and electrical installations in the institute buildings and campus.


To be a centre of excellence for promoting education, training and research in the field of Electrical Engineering.


  1. To offer continuing education and training programs in the area of Electrical Engineering for the faculty and staff of the technical education system.
  2. To develop need based curricula in the area of Electrical Engineering.
  3. To develop instructional material in the area of Electrical Engineering to enhance effectiveness of teaching-learning process.
  4. To undertake research and development in the area of Electrical Engineering.
  5. To provide extension and consultancy services to technical education system and industry in the area of Electrical Engineering.


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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 develop technical knowledge and skills in the area of Instrumentation and Control at Postgraduate level.


To develop ability to undertake research and development in the areas of Instrumentation and Control.


To develop generic skills such as creativity, problem solving, communication, teamwork, life long learning and leadership as well as professional ethics and values.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

  1. Ability to understand, apply, analyze, evaluate and synthesize existing and new knowledge related to Instrumentation and Control.
  2. Ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems creatively and generate new knowledge etc.
  3. Ability to design a system component or process as per need and specifications.
  4. Ability to use modern engineering tools, software and equipment related to Instrumentation and Control.
  5. Ability to undertake collaborate research in multi-disciplinary areas for finding solutions to the problems.
  6. Ability to understand professional and research responsibilities and contemporary issues as well as the impact of engineering solutions on the society.
  7. Ability to communicate effectively.
  8. Ability to continuously update knowledge and skills as per the requirement.
  9. Ability to apply the principles of project planning and management, total quality management and technology management for managing the project in Instrumentation & Control and multi disciplinary areas.


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, 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,

  • Electrical Machines 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.

  • Instrumentation and Control Laboratory

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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 is being developed recently and various equipments have been purchased 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.