Panduranga Vittal K



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
  • Project sanctioned under Newton - Bhabha funding scheme of Royal Acdemic of Engineering, UK and FICCI-NKFH on "Building Capacity in Teaching and Collaborative Research in Sensor Systems for Public Utilities – i. Electric Distribution System & ii. Water Distribution System"UK Partnership institution: University of Bermingham     Participating Collaborator for Application of Sensor Systems for Smart Distribution System     Rs.40 Lakhs     2016-2018
  • Two Research scholarships to investigate in the areas of i. Sensing Techniques, ii. Super efficient Motor Control, under “Visvesvarya PhD Scheme” from GOI, MCIT, DEITY.      Principal Research Supervisor    Rs.50 Lakhs     2015 – 2020
  • 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.250 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
  • Degree awarded: 11
  • Dr. Srivani S.G. "Development of Adaptive Distance Relaying Schemes to Mutually Coupled Double Circuit and Series Compensated Transmission Lines", 2011
  • Dr. K. M. Sharma "Electrical Power Distribution System Management Under DE-regulation Regime", 2013    
  • Dr. R.L.Itagi "Application of error correction codes for enhancing data integrity in power line channels", 2013
  • Dr. Vinatha.U. "Design and evaluation of controllers for wave energy based electricity generation system" 2013
  • Dr. Rajalakshmi Samaga "Investigations on noninvasive fault diagnostic techniques for three phase induction motor with mixed eccentricity", 2013
  • Dr. Sham M V "Adaptive Distance Relay for STATCOM Connected Transmission Lines – Development of DSP Based Relay Hardware, Relaying Schemes and Hardware in Loop Testing Procedures.", 2013
  • Dr. Prakash Pawar "Development of Advanced Smart Energy Management Framework Integrated with Optimization Techniques and Prediction Models for Demand Side Consumers based on IOT Platform.", 2020
  • Dr. M.Mohan "Multiple - Terminal Grid Interconnected Offshore Wind Farms: Development of Transient Behavioral Simulation Models and Protection Schemes.", 2021
  • Dr. Ramesh B "Development of Situational Awareness Platform for the Safety in Mining", 2021
  • Dr. Ann Mary Joshua "Development Of Protection Schemes For Microgrids With Integrated Battery Energy Storage", 2023
  • J Dinesh Reddy  "FPGA Based Physical Unclonable Function (PUF)-A Hardware Security Macro for securing Smart Meter Systems in IoT Environment", 2024
  • On-going: 03
Significant Publications
  1. Ann Mary Joshua, K. Panduranga Vittal, "Superimposed current based differential protection scheme for AC microgrid feeders", Applied Energy, Volume 341, 2023, 121079, ISSN 03062619,, (
  2. Ann Mary Joshua, K. Panduranga Vittal, "Protection schemes for a battery energy storage system based microgrid", ELSEVIER International Journal on Electric Power Systems Research, Volume 204, 2022, 107701, ISSN 0378-7796,, (
  3. A. M. Joshua and K. P. Vittal , "Incremental transient power-based protection scheme for a DC microgrid", Springer International Journal on Electrical Engineering, Jan. 2022, doi: 10.1007/s00202-021-01461-9,
  4. Venkata, A.M., Jeeru, D.R., Vittal, K.P., Design and modelling an attack on multiplexer based physical unclonable function (2020) International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology, Volume-68 Issue-6 Year of Publication : 2020, pp. 63-67, DOI : 10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V68I6P210S.P. Pawar, M. Tarunkumar, Vittal. K.P, “An IoT based Intelligent Smart Energy Management System with accurate forecasting and load strategy for renewable generation” in Journal of Measurement - Elsevier, vol. 152, pp. 107187, Feb. 2020
  5. P. Pawar, K. P. Vittal, “Design and development of advanced smart energy management system integrated with IoT framework in smart grid environment” in Journal of Energy Storage - Elsevier, vol. 25, pp.100846, Oct. 2019
  6. P. Pawar, Vittal. K.P, “Performance analysis of a smart meter node for congestion avoidance and LoS coverage” in AIMS Energy, vol. 7, pp. 313–336, Jan. 2019
  7. M. Mohan, K Panduranga Vittal, "Design and Transient Studies on Muti-terminal VSC-HVDC Systems Interconnecting Offshore Wind farms", The ECTI Transactions on Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communications (EEC), VOL.17, NO.2 August 2019, pp 164-175
  8. M. Mohan and K Panduranga Vittal, "Design and Simulation of Quadrilateral Relays in AC Transmission Lines with VSC Based HVDC Systems Under Phase to Ground Fault conditions", University POLYTECHNICA of Burchares Scientific Bulletin, Series C: Electrical Engineering and Comuputer Science, Vol.81, Iss. 3, 2019, pp. 153-168
  9. B.Ramesh, K.P. Vittal, "Situation awareness of deep mining environment using raspberry pi", Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience (Accepted for publication on May 2019)
  10. M. Mohan, K. Panduranga Vittal, “Performance Evaluation of Distance Relay in the Presence of Voltage Source Converters-Based HVDC Systems,”Journal of Electrical Engineering & Technology (JEET) - Springer, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 69-83, Jan 2019
  • 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.

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