Panduranga Vittal K


Professor and Dean (AA&IR)

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Thursday, July 5, 1990

Professional Experience: 

28 Years

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Academic Background
  • Ph. D. in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, N.I.T.K. (formerly known as KREC, and was affiliated to Mangalore University), Mangalore, India, 1999.
  • M.E.(MS) in Applied Electronics, P.S.G. Tech., Coimbatore, (affiliated to Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India), 1989.
  • B.E. (BS) in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, S.J.C.E. (affiliated to Mysore University, Mysore, India), 1985.
Areas of Interest
  • Power System Protection and Adaptive relaying
  • Transient behavioral modelling of power apparatus & FACT devices
  • Power apparatus Protection issues in Smart grid environment
  • Embedded system application to Energy systems
  • Development of digital instrumentation & controllers for energy management
Significant Projects
  • R&D Project Proposal submitted for approval under establishing center of excellence (CoE) in “Renewable Energy Source integrated Smart Grid Technologies (RENEST)” under Frontier Areas of Science and Technology (FAST), MHRD, GOI.       Co Investigator        Rs.400 Lakhs,          Proposal sanctioned on 4th Aug., 2014.                                           
  • GOI, MHRD, NME-ICT (The National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology) Project on Development of Virtual laboratories on following theme areas: a. Industrial Electric Drives b. Substation Automation. Project includes other lab areas of 3 more departments at Institute level having principal investigators of respective departments, namely, K V Gangadharan (Mech), Vidhya Shetty (Chemical) and Pruthviraj (Applied Mech)         Principal Investigator for Electrical vertical.  Rs.450 Lakhs (Dept. outlay is 1/4 Approx.) 2010-2014,(On going)       
  • G.O.I., M.H.R.D., D.O.Ed., R&D Project Title: "Development of hardware for electrical energy systems management" Principal Investigator         Rs.8 Lakhs.   2004 to 2007
  • G.O.I., M.H.R.D., D.O.Ed., R&D Project Title: "Development of Expert systems for Power System Protection".          Principal Investigator          Rs.8 Lakhs.    1992 to 1995
Supervision of Ph.D
  • Already degree awarded: 09
  • On-going: 04
Significant Publications
  1. Vinatha U, Vittal K.P,  “Power Control Strategy for Grid Connected Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator of a Distributed Generation Unit” International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, INDERSCIENCE publications, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2014, pp 272-297.
  2. Vinatha U, Vittal K.P, Divya J, “Isolated Operation of Variable Speed PMSG with Battery Storage System for WECS,” Journal of Electrical and Control Engineering(JECE)- American V-King Scientific Publishing, Vol. 3, No 4, pp. 47-51, 2013
  3. Sham M.V, K.P..Vittal, “Hardware in the Loop Testing of DSP Based Relay for STATCOM Connected Transmission Line”, International Journal of Distributed Energy Resources, Technology and Science Publishers, Germany, Vol.9, No.1, January-March 2013, ISSN1614-7138, PP.115-132
  4. B.L. Rajalakshmi Samaga, K.P.Vittal, “Comprehensive Study of Mixed Eccentricity Fault Diagnosis in Induction Motors Using Signature Analysis”, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems (IJPES) 35 (2012), ELSEVIER, VOL. 35, ISSUE 1, February, 2012, pp. 180-185.
  5. K. Manjunatha SHARMA K.Panduranga VITTAL, “Performance Enhancement of Electrical Distribution Systems with Multiple Distributed Generation Sources”, International Journal of Electrical Engineering, (JEE), University "POLITEHNICA", Timisoara, Romania Vol.10, No.2, 2010, Article no.10.2.23, pp172-179.
  • Senior Member, I.E.E.E.(U.S.A). [M 1989, SM 2012]
  • Fellow Institution of Engineers, India, [FIE(I), 2014], [MIE, 1990] and Chairman, Mangalore Local Chapter.
  • Member, Power and Energy Society, IEEE [M 2010]
  • Member, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) [MIET, 13]
  • Life member, Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE),[MISTE, 1987].
  • Organizing Chairman, SSI National Conference, NSC – 2010.
  • Technical Programme Chair, IEEE International Conference, ICIIS-2010.
  • Executive Committee member, IEEE PES India Council Chapter, 2011-2013, 2018-2019,2020-2021.
  • Publication Committee member, IEEE ISGT ASIA - 2013.