Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
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history

IIT Bombay was established in the year 1957 and the department of Electrical Engineering (EE) has been one of the major departments from the inception of this institute. The department began with fifty undergraduate students, and forty postgraduate students; currently, the department has sixty faculty members, five hundred undergraduate students, and five hundred fifty postgraduate students. Initially the department began with three programs to award degrees, namely Bachelor of Technology, Master of Technology, and Doctor of Philosophy. Since 1996, the department also offers a five year dual degree (Bachelor of Technology and Master of Technology) in the specializations named Communications and Signal Processing and Microelectronics.

Department Specializations and their Evolution

Initially there were three main specializations in the department, namely, Electronics, Electro-Vacuum Technology, and Machines. With the developments in Electrical Engineering, by 1964, Electronics and Machines evolved into three specializations, namely, Power Systems and Drives, Communication Engineering, and Control and Instrumentation. On the other hand, Electro-Vacuum Technology became Electron Devices and Technology. At present there are five specializations in the Electrical Engineering department, namely, Communications and Signal Processing, Control and Computing, Power Electronics and Power Systems, Microelectronics, and Electronic Systems.

Research and Laboratories

The facilities in the department are among the best in India, and in some specialized areas compete with leading international universities. In many important areas of Electrical Engineering, we have faculty members who are active from a research point of view. There is strong collaboration with industry in the past two decades and a number of laboratories have been established through such collaboration. Research collaborators also include several national and international universities, and research organizations.

Teaching

Teaching has been given its due importance since the inception of the department. Many faculty members are active in research areas related to the subjects that they teach. Students are also supported by a departmental academic mentorship program. For students to develop into skilled researchers they must enjoy the work that they do and that the atmosphere must be conducive; therefore, a number of faculty members are available for counseling to the students.

Former Heads

S.No.
Head of the Department Period
1
Prof. Abhay Karandikar 2.1.2012 to 4.1.2015
2
Prof. Dinesh K. Sharma 1.1.2009 to 1.1.2012
3
Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri 21.11.2005 to 31.12.2008
4
Prof. Raghunath K. Shevgaonkar 18.12.2003 to 21.11.2005
5
Prof. Harihar Narayanan 20.11.2000 to 17.12.2003
6
Prof. T. Anjaneyulu 22.10.1997 to 20.11.2000
7
Prof. Arun N. Chandorkar 1.9.1994 to 22.10.1997
8
Prof. Juzer Vasi 12.8.1992 to 1.9.1994
9
Prof. S. K. Pillai 2.2.1990 to 12.8.1992
10
Prof. Sadanand D. Agashe 7.1.1987 to 2.2.1990
11
Prof. S.K. Banerjee
19.1.1984 to 7.1.1987
12
Prof. S. C. Sahasrabudhe 17.12.1980 to 19.1.1984
13
Prof. M.V. Hariharan
10.4.1978 to 17.12.1980
14
Prof. V.Subba Rao 11.4.1975 to 10.4.1978
15
Prof. G.N.Revankar 23.7.1973 to 11.4.1975
16
Prof. G.K. Bhagwat 14.10.1971 to 23.7.1973
17
Prof. G.C. De
2.1.1970 to 14.10.1971
18
Prof. C. Balakrishnan
6.11.1967 to 2.1.1970
Professor-In-Charge
19
Prof. K.C. Mukherjee (Power Section)
5.10.1966 to 6.11.1967
20
Prof. R.E. Bedford (Power Section)
4.10.1964 to 4.10.1966
21
Prof. K.C. Mukherjee (Power Section)
Upto 3.10.1964
22
Prof. G.K. Bhagwat (Electronics Section)
Upto 6.11.1967