Yashwant Kashyap


Assistant Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Monday, May 28, 2018

Professional Experience: 

     Teaching: 4 Years ; Industry : 3 Years

  • Assistant Professor, NITK Surathkal, 05/2018 to till date
  • Assistant Professor, GCEK Bhawanipatna, 01/2018 to 05/2018
  • Assistant Professor, CSVTU Bhilai, 01/2009 to 07/2012
  • Executive E2, ESL India Delhi, 11/2007 to 12/2008
  • Electrical Engineer Intern, RYBC Raipur, 06/2003 to 10/2005
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+91-9805911710 / +91-8219881422
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Academic Background

• RA: Solar Energy, IIT Roorkee, 2017

• PhD: in Solar Energy, IIT Mandi, 2017

• M.Tech: in Energy Studies, IIT Delhi, 2007

• B.E: in Electrical Engineering, GGDU Bilaspur, 2003

Areas of Interest

• Application of Machine Learning in Energy Estimation, Optimization and Forecasting

• Renewable Energy Analysis and Solar Radiation Estimation and Forecasting

• Soft Computing Techniques (ANN, KF, ARMA)

• Numerical Prediction Models.

• Design and Development of Kite Steering Unit for Kite-based Airborne Wind Power Generation: Prototype hardware-based demonstration

• Intelligent Power Allocation Strategy for Solar Electric Vehicles: Energy Optimization.

• Novel Battery Energy System for Solar PV Applications: Energy Optimization using Machine Learning

• Solar Power Scheduling using Satellite and Ground data: Energy Estimation and Forecasting using Machine Learning

Significant Projects
  • Laboratory scale demonstration of a Kite based wind power system, Co-PI, DST, 2/2022 to 2/2025

  • Development of Brushless DC motor for Automotive power Window, Lien-PI, DHI, 12/2020 to 12/2022

  • High Altitude wind power generator using parafoil kites, PI, CAMP-81, 11/2018 to 11/2020

Supervision of Ph.D

Ongoing: 5

  • Roystan Vijay Castelino (FT)
  • Vishnu Sidharthan P (FT)
  • Chaithrasree C N (FT)
  • Anil Kumar (FT)
  • Pankaj Kumar (FT)
Significant Publications

Book Chapters

  1. Y Kashyap, Published a book chapter titled "Book Title: “Advances in Solar Energy Research”; Publisher: Springer, Singapore; 2018; Chapter: “Solar Radiation Assessment and Forecasting Using Satellite Data”, Pages 45-71.


  1. Patel, S., Kumar, M., Kashyap, Y. 'Thermo-mechanical energy harvesting and storage analysis in 0.6BZT-0.4BCT ceramics', (2021) EPJ Applied Physics, 95 (2), art. no. 20901, . DOI: 10.1051/epjap/2021200308
  2. Sidharthan Panaparambil, V., Kashyap, Y., Vijay Castelino, R. 'A review on hybrid source energy management strategies for electric vehicle',(2021) International Journal of Energy Research, 45 (14), pp. 19819-19850. DOI: 10.1002/er.7107
  3. Castelino, R.V., Kashyap, Y. 'Airborne Manoeuvre Tracking Device for Kite-based Wind Power Generation', (2021) Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, 710, pp. 497-507. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-15-8815-0_44
  4. Masoom, A., Kosmopoulos, P., Kashyap, Y., Kumar, S., Bansal, 'A. Rooftop photovoltaic energy production management in india using earth-observation data and modeling techniques' (2020) Remote Sensing, 12 (12), art. no. 1921 . DOI: 10.3390/rs12121921
  5. Masoom, A., Kashyap, Y., Bansal, A. 'Solar Radiation Assessment and Forecasting Using Satellite Data ', (2019) Energy, Environment, and Sustainability, pp. 45-71. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-3302-6_3
  6. Kashyap, Y., Bansal, A., Sao, A.K., Hammer, A. 'Model for estimation of global horizontal irradiance in the presence of dust, fog, and clouds' (2018) IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 56 (12), art. no. 8412137, pp. 7030-7037. DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2018.2847047
  7. Y. Kashyap, A. Bansal, A. K. Sao; 'Forecasting of global horizontal irradiance with a hybrid model of India: considering dust storm, fog, and cloud cases'; (….under process)
  8. Kashyap, Y.,Bansal, A., Sao, A.K. 'Solar radiation forecasting with multiple parameters neural networks', (2015) Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 49, pp. 825-835. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2015.04.077
  9. Y. Kashyap, A. Bansal, A. K. Sao; 'Spatial analysis of solar radiation using image processing and data assimilation; Management of Environmental Quality'; Emerald; 28(1), 107-119, 2017.DOI: 10.1108/MEQ-05-2015-0083
  10. Y. Kashyap, A. Bansal, A. K. Sao; 'The Spatial approach of an artificial neural network on solar radiation forecasting: modelling issues'; Hindawi Publishing Corporation; Journal of Solar Energy; 2015, Article ID 410684,13 pages; http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/410684
  11. M. Verma, Y. Kashyap, "A Review of Maximum Power Point Tracking Techniques", International Journal of Digital Application & Contemporary research, Volume 1, Issue 9, 04, 2013
  12. S. Mishra, S. Debdas, Y. Kashyap, "Soft Starting Poly Phase Induction Generator with Grid: Wind Mill", International Journal of Software & Hardware Research in Engineering, Volume 1, Issue 2, October 2013
  13. R. Baghel, Y. Kashyap, R. Pandey, "Neuro-Fuzzy Logic Approach for Electric Load Forecasting of CSPGCL Thermal Units", International Journal of Current Engineering and Technology, ISSN 2277 – 4106, 2013
  14. S. Mishra, S. Debdas, Y. Kashyap, "Inrush Current Limitation in Wind Generators by SCR Based Soft-starter during grid connection", American Journal of Engineering Research (AJER), 02, 10, 154-159, 2013 


  1. Vishnu Sidharthan, P., Kashyap, Y. 'Intelligent Power Allocation Strategy of Hybrid Source System in Solar Electric Vehicle', 6th International Conference on Green Energy and Applications, ICGEA 2022, pp. 93-98. DOI: 10.1109/ICGEA54406.2022.9791973
  2. Vishnu Sidharthan, P., Kashyap, Y. 'Brushless DC hub motor drive control for electric vehicle applications', 1st International Conference on Power, Control and Computing Technologies, ICPC2T 2020, art. no. 9071469, pp. 448-453. DOI: 10.1109/ICPC2T48082.2020.9071469
  3. Y. Kashyap, A. Bansal, A. K. Sao; Estimation of Global Horizontal Irradiance during Dust cases over India; National Space Science Symposium (NSSS), VSSC, SPL, ISOR, Thiruvananthapuram, India, 2016
  4. Y. Kashyap, A. Bansal, A. K. Sao; Forecasting of Global Horizontal Irradiance during Dust Storm cases in India; 3rd Workshop on System Integration of Renewable Energy, Delmenhorst, Germany, 2015
  5. Y. Kashyap, A. Bansal, A. K. Sao; Solar Radiation Estimation using 3d Spatial Analysis of Cloud Shadow; Bioenergy, Environment & Sustainable Technology, BEST, India, 2015
  6. Y. Kashyap, A. Bansal, A. K. Sao; Comparative study of parameter estimation method for solar radiation forecasting; International Conference on Power and Energy System (ICPES 2014), Singapore
  7. S. Verma,Y. Kashyap; Solar Panel Maximum Power Point Tracker for PV System and Feed to the Greed; Role of Science & Technology for Sustainable Development of Chhattisgarh; SSTC, Bhilai, India, 2012
  8. Y Kashyap; Modeling of Power Electronics Applications; Workshop, CCET, Bhilai, India, 2011

Administrative Role:

  • Faculty Advisor, 2018   • DUGC secretary, 2022    • Block Warden, 2020-2022     • Team lead, 2004-2005 


  • Timetable Coordinator 2018-2022
  • Computer Centre Software License, 2018-2021   
  • Hindi Officer, 2019-2020
  • The e-Yantra Introduction to Robotics, 2018-Till Date 
  • Anti Ragging committee, 2019 
  • Institute Energy Park, 2010-2012 
  • Summer Internships, 2009-2012

Memberships: IEEE Young Professionals, IEEE Consultants Network, IEEE Power & Energy Society, Geoscience and Remote Sensing IEEE Transactions, American Solar Energy Society, and International Solar Energy Society.

Outreach Activities:

  • Workshop: The e-Yantra Introduction to Robotics workshop for faculty, 2020, Sponsored by IIT Bombay
  • Reviewer: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 2019
  • Best paper: NIT Raipur, 2020
  • Short Term Course: Sponsored Training Program on Fundamentals of the Core Subjects in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, 2021, Sponsored by TEQIP-III

Industry Visit:

  • Solar and Wind Firm, 2021, TN 
  • Starters and Generators, 2021, Karnataka

Fellowship Received:

• Qualified Pre-Engineering Test (PET 1999)

• Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2005) in Electrical discipline, 2005

• GATE scholarship received from MHRD, Government of India, during M. Tech, 2005-2007

• MHRD fellowship from Government of India, during Ph.D., 2012-2017

• DAAD fellowship of International Exchange program for Germany, during Ph.D., 2015