Manjunatha Sharma K


Associate Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Monday, December 14, 1998

Professional Experience: 

25 Years

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Academic Background
  • Ph.D :  NITK, Surathkal & Year of Completion : 2013
  • M.E : Bharathiyar University , Coimbatore  & Year of Passing : 1995
  • B.E : Mysore University,  & Year of Passing : 1992
Areas of Interest
  • Smart Grid Technologies With Distributed Generation
  • Distribution Systems Management
  • Embedded Systems
  • Power System Operation and Control
  • Electrical Machines
Significant Projects
  • Establishment of Centre of Excellence in Smart Grid Technologies
  • Substation Automation Virtual Laboratory 
Supervision of Ph.D
  • Completed: 03
  • Ongoing: 01
Significant Publications
  1. Nagaraj C and K Manjunatha Sharma, “Bi-directional power flow control with improved power quality using intelligent controller for AC-DC coupled hybrid micro-grid system”, International Journal of Power Electronic, 2021.
  2. Hemachandra G, K Manjunatha Sharma, “Dynamic Performance Evaluation of automated QFT robust controller for Grid - Tied fuel cell under certainty conditions”, International Journal of Sustainability Energy Technologies and Assessments, Elsevier, 2020,
  3. Sanath Saralaya, K. Manjunatha Sharma, “An Improved Voltage Controller for Distribution Static Compensator”, International Journal of Renewable Energy Research, March 2019,
  4. Nagaraj C and K Manjunatha Sharma “Coordinated Bidirectional Power Flow Management with Power Quality Improvement in AC-DC Hybrid Micro-grid under Unbalanced Scenario” Majlesi Journal of Electrical Engineering, 2019, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 109–119
  5. Sanath Saralaya and K Manjunatha Sharma“An improved control strategy without current sensors for DSTATCOM” International Journal of Power Electronics, 2018, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp.214–228
  6. Gudimindla Hemachandra and K Manjunatha Sharma “Design and performance analysis of quantitative feedback theory based automated robust controller” International Journal of AIMS Energy, 2018, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp.576–592.
  7. Gudimindla Hemachandra and K Manjunatha Sharma “Accurate parametrization and methodology for selection of pertinent single diode photovoltaic model with improved simulation efficiency” Solar Energy, 2018, Vol. 174, No. 1, pp.582-592
  8. Nagaraj C and K Manjunatha Sharma “Fuzzy PI controller for bidirectional power flow applications with harmonic current mitigation under unbalanced scenario” International Journal of AIMS Energy, 2018, Vol. 6, No. 5, pp. 695–709
  9. Nagaraj C and K Manjunatha Sharma “Bi-directional Power Flow Control with Improved Power Quality using Intelligent Controller for AC-DC Coupled Hybrid Micro-Grid System” International Journal of Power Electronics, Inderscience (Article in Press)
  10. K. Manjunatha Sharma, K.P. Vittal, “ A Heuristic Approach to Distributed  Generation Source Allocation for Eelctrical Power Distribution Systems”, Published in Iranian Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, vol. 6, No. 4, Dec 2010, pp 224 -231.
  11. K. Manjunatha Sharma, K.P. Vittal, “ Performance Enhancement of Electrical Distribution Systems with Multiple Distributed Generation Sources”, Published in Journal of Electrical Engineering, Politechnica Publishing House, June 2010, pp 172-179.
  12. K. Manjunatha Sharma, K.P. Vittal, “Assessment of  Distributed Generation Impact on Electrical Distribution Systems”, Published in Journal of Advances in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences, Romaina, May 2010, pp 135-140


  1. Sanath Saralaya,K. Manjunatha Sharma, “Optimal Sizing, Placement and Performance Analysis of DSTATCOM with Improved Controller without Current Sensors”, 4th International Symposium on Devices, Circuits and Systems, ISDCS 2021 Conference Proceedings, Japan, 03rd to 5th March 2021, 1-4
  2. Hemachandra Gindimanla and K. Manjunatha Sharma, “Performance analysis of automated QFT robust controller for long- term grid tied PV simulations”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Smart Technologies in Computing, Electrical and Electronics, ICSTCEE 2020, Bangalore, 10th & 11 th July 2020, 412-417.
  3. Nagaraj C. K. Manjunatha Sharma “Integration of hybrid solar-wind energy sources with utility grid for improving power qualities” IEEE International Conference on Recent Trends in Electronics, Information and Communication Technology held in Sri Venkateshwara College of Eng., Bengaluru during 18th to 19th May, 2018
  4. Sanath Saralaya,  K. Manjunatha Sharma “Investigation of performance of DSTATCOM with improve current sensor less controller ” IEEE International Conference on Recent Trends in Electronics, Information and Communication Technology held in Sri Venkateshwara College of Eng., Bengaluru during 18th to 19th May, 2018
  5. Hemachandra,  K. Manjunatha Sharma “Performance analysis of automated quantitative feedback theory based robust controller for photovoltaic converters ” IEEE International Conference on Emerging trend and innovations in engineering and technological research  held in TOCH Institute of Science & Technology, Arakkunnam, Ernakulam, Kerala, during 11th to 13th July, 2018
  6. K. Manjunatha Sharma, K.P. VittalParimala Seshagiri, “A Heuristic Approach for Distributed Generation Sources Location and Capacity Evaluation in Distribution Systems”, IEEE Region 10 Conference TENCON 2008, November 18 – 21, 2008
  7. K. Manjunatha Sharma, K.P. Vittal, T. Krishnaprasad “Impact of Distributed Generation Source on Distribution Systems from Voltage Stability and Loss Reduction Perspective”, Proceedings of NSC-2007, MIT, Manipal,  December 2007.
  • Best Paper Presentation in National System Conference 2001
  • ISTE- L&T Award for Best M.Tech Thesis
  • First Rank in B.E for Mysore University