Jora M Gonda


Associate Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Wednesday, January 4, 1989

Professional Experience: 


Jora Gonda secured admission to KREC/NITK Surathkal and obtained B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering in June 1986, securing 7th rank in the University. Later he obtained his M.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from IISc. Bangalore in the year 1993 and Ph.D. degree from the department of E&C, NITK Surathkal in the year 2017.

He joined NITK Surathkal in the year 1987 and currently holds a position of Associate Professor in the Department. Jora took up Teaching -- the Profession, by Choice. As a teacher, he believes in quality education and invests lot of energy and time to make the class interesting, comprehensive, and productive. Every course and every occasion of offering, he considers it as an opportunity to learn better and hence teach effectively and expand further. 

He has been focussing on meeting the needs of the students of the department in the fast-changing world and that motivated him to author and offer several courses – in the area of Power Electronics and Drives, Power System Operation and Control, Power Quality, Digital Signal Processing, Optimization, Control Systems, Machine Learning -- in addition to courses generally offered in the EE Curriculum. He has thus taught as many as 32 courses and 13 laboratory titles. This is the most important contribution. He has guided as many as 95 UG projects, 44 PG projects, one M. Tech(R) thesis. He is currently guiding three Ph.D. Scholars and has some journal and conference publications to his credit.

He has developed and modernised several laboratories like -- Power Electronics and Drives, Electrical Machines, Electrical Measurements, Electronics Measurements, and Special Machines and High Performance Drives with the responsibility of obtaining grants and in implementation. He has served as the Head – Department of E&E, member -- Board of Governors NITK Surathkal, and Liaison Officer -- SC/ST-Cell of the Institute as the first assignee. He has also served as the Chairman of BoE for Post Graduate and Under Graduate programmes in Electrical and Electronics Engineering discipline under Mangalore University and Member Board of Studies of NIE Mysore. He considers a good procedure is a great facility, and has contributed immensely by establishing or proposing such valuable procedures, whenever he got an opportunity.

He has delivered several lectures at the Summer and Winter Schools at KREC/NITK Surathkal and invited lectures outside the institute. He has attended several Faculty Development Programmes and also has conducted a week long Winter School. He has participated in National and International conferences across the country and abroad. He has been a reviewer of research thesis, books, and research publications. He is a Senior Member of IEEE(USA), Life Member of Institution of Engineers (India), Indian Society for Technical Education, and Systems Society of India. He has been interacting with several industries in the form of -- collaboration for Students’ Projects, Training, and Testing & Consultancy Activities.

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Academic Background
  • Ph.D. (Dept. of ECE, NITK, Surathkal)

  • M.E. (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore)

  • B.E. (KREC/NITK Surathkal)

Areas of Interest
  • Electric Circuit Theory -- Analytical and Numerical Solutions
  • Power System Operation and Control
  • Power Electronics & Drives
  • Signal Processing Applications
  • Optimization and Machine Learning
Significant Projects
  1. Grant obtained under MODROB - “Modernization and Removal of Obsolescence in Power Electronics and Drives Laboratory”, Rs. 15 lakhs, No.20-12/97 TS 1,GOI,MHRD ND March 20th 1998, Proposal Sent with Prof. D.B.Fakruddin as the Chief Coordinator -- as Head of the Department.

  2. Electrical Machines Laboratory - Total funding amount Rs. 5 lakhs Implementation carried out by Dr. Jora M. Gonda.

  3. Implementation of the MHRD Grant of Rs. 20 lakhs [No. F.28-1/2004.TS.V Date 31.03.2005] obtained by Dr. A. R. Baig as Principal Investigator under Modernisation of “Special Machines and High Performance Drives laboratory.” Completed implementation after Dr. Baig resigned and left the Institute.

Supervision of Ph.D


1. Gajanan Abhyankar (FT) 2. Ubaidulla (FT) 3. Ajay Kumar Devarapalli (FT)

Significant Publications


1. Jora M. Gonda, Sumam S. David: “Real-Time Implementation of a Novel Vector-Locked-Loop for Synchronous Extraction of Harmonics in Power Systems” Journal of Electrical Engineering, Romania: Volume 12 / 2012 - Edition: 

2. Jora M. Gonda, Sumam S. David: “Real-time implementation of an amplitude-locked loop: a validation on the dSPACE DS1006-based platform,” Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Volume 21, Issue 3, 2013


1. I. R. Rao, J. M. Gonda and S. T. Surampudi, "Matrix Formulated λ-Iteration Method for Economic Load Scheduling With B-Coefficients," 2022 IEEE 3rd Global Conference for Advancement in Technology (GCAT), 2022, pp. 1-8, doi: 10.1109/GCAT55367.2022.9972153.

2. I. R. Rao, J. M. Gonda and S. T. Surampudi, "A Matrix Inversion-Based Algorithm for Economic Scheduling of Power Outputs of Thermal Units in an Electric Power System Without Losses," 2021 Ural-Siberian Smart Energy Conference (USSEC), 2021, pp. 1-6,


3. Jora M. Gonda, Amith J. Kamath, Venkatesh Prasad H.N., and Dr. B. Jagannath Kamath, “A Novel Device to Monitor Mobilization of Fingers During Treatment for Stiffness of Tendons,” Proceedings of 5th InternationalConference on Industrial and Information Systems, ICIIS 2010, Jul 29 - Aug 01, 2010, NITK- Surathkal, India, published in IEEE Xplore, pp. 343-347.

4. Jora M. Gonda, Ritesh A. Bhat, and Sumam David S., “Adapting Pettigrew’s Amplitude-locked loop for Fast and Synchronized Extraction of Fundamental and Harmonics,”, In Proceedings of the 2010, Third International Conference on Power Electronics and Intelligent Transportation System (PEITS 2010), Shenzhen, China, during 20-21 November 2010, pp-341-344. ISBN: 978-1-4244-9162-9(Print), ISBN: 978-1-4244-9163-6(CD-ROM), ISBN:978-1-4244-9164-3(PDF).

5. Ritesh A. Bhat, Jora M. Gonda, and Sumam David S. “A Novel Vector-Locked  Loop Scheme for Synchronized Extraction of Harmonics,”, In Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability(ICIAfS 2010), Colombo, Sri lanka, December 17-19, 2010, pp: 447-452.

6. Jora M Gonda, Anantha Adithya V, Sumam David S., “Perfrormance analysis of compensation current extraction techniques for 3-phase, 3-wire shunt active power filter under unbalanced supply,” in the Proceedings of 3rd International conference on power systems, Kharagpur, India, December 27-29, 2009

  • 7th Rank to the Mangalore University in B.E. from KREC (NITK) Surathkal from Electrical Engineering.
  • First Graduate, an Engineer, with a University Rank from my community. This acted as a stimulus for schooling of my community (Gonda) people and for our prosperity and getting along the mainstream.
  • Topper in 7th Public examination in my Taluka level, a milestone, that paved the way for my career, thereafter. My school Master Sh. M. B. Naik, with his friend Sh. A. M. Prabhu, a shopkeeper in my village, supported and guided me thenceforth.