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photo R.K.Shevgaonkar
Email : rks[AT]
Phone(Internal(O)) : 2576-7440
Phone(Internal(R)) : 2576-8440
Room No:206

Field: (Head)   Communication Engineering 

Research Interests :Fibre Optic Communication; Photonics; Non-linear fibre optics; Antennas; Image Processing; Radio Astronomy; Wireless Communication
Courses Offered

Academic Background :1985 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Electrical
Engineering from I. I. T., Bombay/
(Indian Institute of Astrophysics,
Bangalore) on Maximum Entropy Restoration
of Astronomical Images.

1977 Master of Technology (M.Tech) in
Electrical Engineering from IIT,
Kanpur with specialization in
Electromagnetics and Optical fibres.

1975 Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in
Electronics Engineering from Jiwaji
University, Gwalior. Gold Medalist.

Work Experience :
Head, Electrical Engineering Department, IIT Bombay.

Head, Centre for Distance Engineering Education Programme (C-DEEP), IIT, Bombay. The Centre has been setup to generate and disseminate the video lectures from experts in IIT to the students of engineering colleges in the country.

Visiting Professor, Computer and Electronics Engineering Department, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA (on Sabbatical leave)
Job: Teaching and research in Telecommunication.

Dean of Students’ Affairs, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

1990-to date:
Professor of Electrical Engineering at IIT Bombay.
Job: Teaching and Research in Photonics, Fiber optics, Image processing, Printed antennas, Optically controlled microwave devices.

Assistant Professor at Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay.
Job: Research in Image processing and Photonics.

Faculty Research Associate at University of Maryland, College Park, U. S. A.
Job: Solar and Stellar radio astronomy with the VLA.

Reader at Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore.
Job: Study of Galactic radio sources at decametre wavelength. Image processing of radio images to correct for atmospheric distortion.

Faculty Research Associate at University of Maryland, U. S. A.
Job: Microwave radio astronomy with Very Large Array, New Mexico.

Electronics engineer at Indian Institute of Astrophysics /Raman Research Institute, Bangalore.
Job: Design, Installation of a large Decametre array used for radio astronomy at Gauribidnur, India.

Awards and Honours :
IETE - CEOT -94 Awards for outstanding contribution in the field of Photonics and Opto-electronics

Fellow Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE)

Fellow National Academy of Science, India (FNASc)

Fellow Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers

'Excellence in Teaching' Award 2004 IIT, Bombay

Other Responsibilities :
Head, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT, Bombay.

Head, Centre for Distance Engineering Education Programme (C-DEEP), IIT, Bombay.

Memebr, Advisory Committee of SAMEER, Bombay.

Books Written :
Books published :

“ Transmission Lines “ Ed. with V. Ramchandran and K. Shankar, IETE Publication, Tata McGraw Hill 1998.

“Electromagnetic Waves”, To be published by Tata-Mc Graw Hill

Other Information :
Membership with the Professional Institution :

Senior Member IEEE

Member International Astronomical Union.

Member Astronomical Society of India.

Member Optical Society of India.

Other Activities :
Academic :
Setting up Fiber Optics Laboratory at IIT, Mumbai.
Development of a video lecture series on fibre optic communication.

Development of a 20 min. video program on fibre optics for UGC, Continuing Education Program.

Development of educational software to effectively demonstrate the concepts of
Electromagnetic Waves.

Development of graphical package to bring out concepts of fibre optic communication more effectively.

Development of CAD for Microwave Amplifier Design.

Development of Beam Propagation software for non-linear pulse propagation in a fiber.

FEM program for analysing dispersion characteristics of a fiber with arbitrary refractive index profile.

Extracurricular Activities :

Music : Bachelor of Music degree in Hindustani Classical music from Kheragadh University.
Hindi Poem Writing, Painting etc.

List of Publications
Department of Electrical Engineering
Mumbai - 400 076