The beauty of electricity or of any other force is not that the power is mysterious, and unexpected, touching every sense at unawares in turn, but that it is under law, and that the taught intellect can even now govern it largely.”

Michael Faraday

 

The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering is one of the principal and significant departments in National Institute of Technology Sikkim and started functioning since inception of the Institute in 2010. The faculty members and staffs of the Department are completely focused in maintaining education of the highest standards through quality teaching and research in multidisciplinary fields. Endowed with a plethora of faculty members striking the right balance of dynamism and experience, the Department offers an entire palette of undergraduate (Four year B.Tech. program in Electrical and Electronics Engineering), postgraduate (two year M. Tech. program in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Control, Power, and Electric Drives) and Research Programs (Ph.D.  in Electrical Engineering) in various fields of Electrical Engineering.

The highly accomplished faculty members of the Department have expertise in manifold cutting-edge research fields. The broad areas of research in the Department encompass, but do not limit itself to, Control Systems, Robotics, Power Electronics, Power Quality, Power Systems, Hybrid Micro-grids, Smart Grid Technologies, Electric Vehicles, Application of Nonlinear Dynamics in Engineering, Renewable Energy, and Development and Application of Soft Computing Techniques. The Department takes immense pride in its strong Industry-Institute interactions, and has committed itself to adoption and accomplishment of multifarious potential projects.

The Department also aims to develop active collaboration with various industries in the power sector. The Department has earned wide reputation in the national and global academic network. Currently, the Department has an annual first year intake of 30 students in B.Tech. program in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

At postgraduate level, the Department is offering M.Tech. program in Electrical Engineering (Control, Power, and Electric Drives) with intake of 22 students. From 2020, the department admitting students in the vacant seats of M. Tech. through Institute Admission Test. In future, the Department is planning to offer separate M.Tech. specialization in the field of Control Systems, Electrical Drives and Power Systems. In addition to the above, the Department offers regular Ph.D. program in various areas of specialization in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. These include Control Systems, Power System Operation, Power Quality, Renewable Energy Sources, Smart Grids, Optimization, Power System Dynamics and Stability, Flexible AC Transmission, High Voltage Direct Current, Electric Drives and Hybrid Electric Vehicles.

Presently, the Department has almost all laboratories equipped with state-of-the art equipment and latest version of software platforms. With inputs from eminent personalities invited in various workshops organized, the Department has modified the laboratory infrastructure to enhance the understanding of the theoretical concepts. The laboratories are equipped with sophisticated equipment, test setups, embedded controllers, digital signal processors, power inverter-converters, various electrical drives, etc. to name a few. The Department is involved in carrying out several sponsored R&D projects funded by national agencies like MeitY and TEQIP III, Govt. of India. The Department also organizes Faculty Development Programs, Workshops, Expert Lectures, etc. from time to time.

The faculty members of the Department have been regularly contributing to International and National Journals of repute like IEEE Transactions and IEEE Proceedings, IET, journals on Electrical Engineering from Elsevier, etc. along with Proceedings of National and International Conferences. The Department is planning to have new laboratories for Testing, Calibration and Standardization, Photovoltaic and Energy Storage, Power Quality and Energy Conservation and Electric Drives.

 

Vision

To impart quality teaching and research to overcome the challenges of the present times, pave the path for development of a better future and thereby add values to the society.

Mission

The Department aims to realize the vision through the following mission:

  • To provide outcome-based teaching and research for practical engineering skills on social needs.
  • To create an environment for students, staff and faculty members to nurture and develop all-round capabilities along with moral and ethical values.

Dr. Sourav Mallick,
Head of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department
e-mail: eee_hod@nitsikkim.ac.in