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UNIVERSITY

OF CALCUTTA

In s t i tu te o f Ra d io P h y s i c s a n d
E le c t r o n ic s

PROGRESS REPORT
(April 2009 March 2010)
Centre of Advanced Study
in
Radio Physics and Electronics, University of
Calcutta,
92 Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road
Kolkata 700 009

Presented at the CAS Advisory Committee meeting held on March 23, 2010, at Institute of
Radio Physics and Electronics, University of Calcutta

Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics, University of Calcutta


Status: Centre of Advanced Study
Address: Sisir Mitra Bhavan
University College of Technology
92 Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road
Kolkata 700 009.
Telephone No.: + 91-33-2350-9115 / 9116 / 9413
Fax No.: +91-33-2351-5828
e-mail: pkb.rpe@caluniv.ac.in

susanta.rpe@caluniv.ac.in
Date of first approval: August, 1963.
Programme last reviewed: March, 2005.

1. Advisory Committee
Chairman

Professor Suranjan Das

Vice Chancellor, University of Calcutta

UGC Nominee

Prof. N. K. Dadhich

Emeritus Professor (Ex-Director), Inter


University Centre for Astronomy and
Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune

UGC Nominee

Prof. B. N. Basu

Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu


University/ currently Director, College of
Engg & Tech, Lodhipur, Moradabad (UP)

Member

Prof. Subal Kar

Head of the Department

Member Secretary

Prof. P. K. Basu

Programme Coordinator

Member

Prof. Susanta Sen

Deputy Programme Coordinator


Professor from Thrust Area

Member

Prof. P. K. Saha

Professor from Thrust Area

Member

Prof. N. Purkait

Professor from non-thrust area

Proceedings of the meeting of the


CAS Advisory Committee of Radiophysics and Electronics,
University of Calcutta,
held on March 02, 2009
Members present:
Prof. Tapan Kr. Mukherjee

Pro Vice Chancellor (BA&F), CU, Officiated in place


of the Vice Chancellor

Prof. B. N. Basu

UGC nominated Expert

Prof. N. K. Dadhich

UGC Nominated Expert

Prof. P. K. Basu

Coordinator, CAS in Radiophysics and Electronics

Prof. S. Sen

Dy. Coordinator, CAS in RPE

Prof. Goutam Ghosh

Head of the Department of RPE

Prof. P. K Saha

Professor in Thrust Area

Prof. N. N. Purkait

Professor in Non-Thrust Area

Prof. A. K. Dasgupta

Retired Faculty of the Department involved in


teaching: by invitation

Faculty members of the Department

By invitation

Prof. Suranjan Das, the Vice Chancellor of the University, and the Chairman of the Advisory Committee
could not be present due to his urgent unavoidable occupation elsewhere.
At his instance, Prof. Tapan Kumar Mukherjee, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (BA&F)-CU, kindly consented to be in
the Chair, and accordingly he started the proceedings.
Professor Mukherjee appreciated the great service of the past UGC nominee of the Advisory Committee,
Late Professor TC Goel. The Committee and the faculty members, observed one minute silence to mark their
respect to Professor Goel.
Professor Mukherjee welcomed the members, in particular Professor Naresh Dadhich, Director IUCAAPune, the new UGC Nominated Expert. He further suggested Professor Gautam Ghosh, Head of the
Department, to present the activities of the Centre.
Professor Ghosh then presented a report on the achievements of the Department, during the period 20082009, touching upon the following:
Establishment of the new Meeting Room, an addition to the infrastructure, following the
recommendation of the last Advisory Committee meeting. The room is to be named after Late Professor
A. N. Daw
Opening of the new auditorium, named after late Professor B. R. Nag
Multi-media projection facilities added in all the class rooms as well as in auditoriums and the new
meeting room
Digitization of the Departmental Library databank
The different Centres in the Department, including the UGC Networking Resource Centre
Conferences/symposia organized, as given in the Report
Shortage of Faculties due to retirement of Senior Teachers

Prof. P. K. Basu, CAS Coordinator, read out the minutes of the immediately past Advisory Committee.
Hence, the minutes were confirmed. Subsequently, Prof. Basu outlined the activities of the Centre in
different areas: academic, research, faculty achievements, conferences/workshops, summer/winter schools
under UGC Networking Resource Centre (UGC-NRC), IEEE Chapters, etc, and the total expenditure out of
the funds allocated by the UGC.
The Committee commended the excellent research work done by the Centre, as evidenced by a large number
of publications, presentation of papers at conferences, invited lectures, organization of conferences, and
summer/winter schools, etc, and the creation of centres of excellence within the Department, including the
recently established UGC Networking Resource Centre in Physical Science, to the credit of the centre.
Professor NK Dadhich (UGC nominee), impressed by the talent and tremendous potential of the faculty,
suggested that some of the researchers may take a leading role by carrying out original research in unsolved
challenging areas. Professor BN Basu (UGC nominee) expressed his satisfaction in that the major
recommendations in the immediately past meeting of the Committee, including the functioning of the
industry-institution consultancy, vocational training to the underprivileged, have been implemented in the
University.
Prof. Dadhich was of the opinion that more students from this department should be involved in research in
Radio Astronomy, as this department had been the earliest Centre of activity in this area led by late Prof. M.
K. Dasgupta of this department. At this point, Prof. A. K. Dasgupta pointed out that in recent years as many
as 6 students took vacation training in GMRT.
After introduction of the teachers to the UGC-nominated Experts, Centres activities were presented thrustarea-wise by the following faculty members:
Space Science and Communication
Microwave and Lightwave Technology
Solid State Electronics
System Science

Dr. Ashik Paul


Dr. (Mrs) Gopa Sen
Dr. (Mrs) Bratati Mukhopadhyay
Mrs. Sumitra Mukhopadhyay

The Experts appreciated the way the young faculties have come up with excellent performance. They also
lauded the standard and volume of work carried out within the limited infrastructure. Further, they
mentioned that in all the areas, the work to be done in future should have been specifically spelt out.

Recommendations of the Advisory Committee


for
Centre of Advanced Study in Radiophysics and Electronics
University of Calcutta
Meeting of the Advisory Committee held on March 2, 2009
1.

The Committee scrutinized the progress made by the CAS-Department (Institute of Radiophysics
and Electronics) during the reported period (2008-2009) based on the presentations of the Head of
the Department, CAS Coordinator and the concerned teachers, as well as on the deliberation,
following the presentations.

2.

During the reported period, the Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics (CAS-Department) has
carried out commendable academic and research work, as presented by the Department and as
evidenced by the record of publication of papers in peer-reviewed national and international
journals, publication of books, presentation of papers and invited lectures in national and
international conferences.

3.

In view of excellent work done by the Centre of Advanced Study, the Centre should be named as
UGC Centre of Excellence. Furthermore, since the Centre has been given the status of UGC
Networking Resource Centre, the Centre should be considered as Inter-University Centre. Hence,
more financial assistance from the UGC be provided and accordingly the department should work
out a proposal to be submitted to the UGC.

4.

The grant under the head of Visiting Professors/Fellows be enhanced to attract more external
experts from abroad.

5.

The Committee was of the opinion that the fellowships of Project Fellows (Rs. 6000/= pm only)
should be enhanced. The practice, as followed in some Central Universities, for granting enhanced
fellowship to those who qualify through university entrance examination, in lieu of GATE/NET,
may be explored.

6.

The Department has a few ongoing sponsored projects in the area of practical relevance. Thus, the
CAS-Department has complied with the suggestion of the Advisory Committee in the previous
meeting (2006-2007) to enhance R&D activities through sponsored research.

7.

The Department has 33 teachers (P-15, R-9, L-9) on roll as against the sanctioned strength of 46.
Therefore, the Department may take all steps to expedite the filling up of the vacant posts so that
the academic and R&D activities of CAS could be further accelerated.

8.

The Experts expressed satisfaction that the Department has been imparting education/vocational
training to the underprivileged, following the suggestion of the earlier Advisory Committee.

9.

The Experts also stressed the need for conferring the title of Adjunct Professor to the
Technologists from Industry invited as Guest Lecturers.

10. The Committee approved of the proposal to earmark Rs. 50,000/= only from the CAS fund for
holding the International Conference CODEC 2009.
11. The Experts also recommend that a Monitoring Committee be formed for the UGC Networking
Resource Centre including a few Experts from other Institutions in India.
12. The Advisory Committee is satisfied that Academic, Administrative, and Financial Autonomy to be
awarded to CAS departments within University systems, as suggested in the letter of Dr. A. K.
Parate, Joint Secretary, UGC addressed to Professor AK Banerjee, the Honble Vice-Chancellor,
University of Calcutta (DO 3-1/2008/SAP-I) dated 1 February 2008) are more or less extended to
the Centre. The Committee also noted that the view expressed by the department in the recruitment
of faculties and support staff in the last years meeting is being given consideration by the
Syndicate of the University.

13. The Committee also recommends that a Memorial Lecture should be introduced for late Prof. M. K.
Dasgupta. The funds for UGC Networking Resource Centre may be utilized for this purpose.
14. In connection to a problem of maintenance, the Advisory Committee recommends that some
fraction of the overheads earned from the projects executed by the department be utilized for the
purpose. The department is asked to pursue this matter with the University Authorities.

(Professor N. K. Dadhich)

(Professor B. N. Basu)

(Professor Tapan Kr. Mukherjee)

UGC Nominee

UGC Nominee

Pro Vice Chancellor (BA&F):CU,


presiding over the meeting in
absence of the Vice Chancellor,
CU

3. Details of Sanctions and Expenditure

Grant sanctioned
Non Recurring
Recurring
Total

68.25 lakhs
31.65 lakhs
99.90 lakhs

Statement of Expenditure
A. Expenditure during 1-4-2008 to 31-3-2009
Equipment
(i) Vector Network Analyser
(ii) Spectrum Analyser
(iii) DSP tool Kit +10
Pentium
(iv) Zero-air and Nitrogen
generator
(v) Receiving system for
Schumann Resonance
(vi) Softwares (Mentor
Graphics 5 user)
(vii) Inkjet Printer for
B.Tech students Project
work (2)
2.(a) Lecture auditorium
with modern facilities
including LCD projector
(b) Dust-free room (for
pollution measurement)
(c) Reprographic facilities
Total:

Amount
sanctioned
in lakhs
40.00

Order placed

Balance

46,39,384.00

-2,39,384.00

3,37,423.00

+1,12,577.00

1,85,104.00

+14,896.00

98,575.00

+1,425.00

9,91,502.00

+8,498.00

10,600.00

+4,400.00
-

0.60

Fully utilized
with additional
fund from CU
Estimate to be
Submitted to
UGC
58,500.00

68.25

67,24,727.00

0.75

75,000.00

0.50

49,978.00

22.00

0.30
0.40

25,710.00
12,091.00

4,615.00
27,909.00

4.00
4.50

USD-96,785.60

Bill submitted

2. 00

1,80,498.00+USD3,300
.00
1,70,000.00

1.00

83,980.00

10.00
0.15

10,600.00

5.00
1.00

1,500.00
213.00

B. Recurring : 01.04.08
31.03.09
1. Contingency @ Rs.
75,000/-p.a
2. Consumables/Chemicals
etc. @Rs. 50,000/-p.a.
3. Travel @ Rs. 30,000/-p.a.
4. Visiting Fellows @ Rs.
40,000/-p.a.
5. Seminar @ Rs. 50,000/p.a. (for two events)
6. Hiring of

0.50

50,000.00

0.30

30,000.00

.00

secretarial/Technical
services @ Rs. 30,000/-p.a.
7. Advisory committee
meetings @ Rs. 50,000/-p.a.
8. Books and Journals @ Rs.
50,000/-p.a.
9. Project Fellows (4Nos.)
@ Rs. 6,000/-p.a.
TOTAL (R)
GRAND TOTAL (NR +R)
Interest accrued

0.50

50,0.00

1.00

0.50

49,995.00

5.00

14.40
(5 yrs)
66.00

74,058.00

60,038.00

36,6832.00

1,42,590.00

1,93,083.00

1068

1,42,803.00
1,05,669.00

Note: The excess expenditure for NR head has been met from the interest accrued, with the verbal
consent of the External Experts and the expenditure has been approved by the UGC.
3. (B) Expenditure during 1-4-09 to 23-03-10 : Tentative statement to be placed on Table.
(C)

New Grants Sanctioned under SAP


(i)

Creation of 5 Research Fellowships in Science under Meritorious Students (RFSMS)


@ Rs. 10,000/=
At present 4 Fellows are working under this scheme.
(ii)

Sanction of additional grants for infrastructures like power and water supply,
security equipment, classroom furnitures, equipment facilitating PG research etc.

(a) An amount of Rs. 1,99,936/= only has been spent out of Rs. 20.00 lakhs. (b) The 2nd installment of grant
of Rs. 30.00 lakhs has been fully utilized.
(c) Additional grant of Rs. 30.00 lakhs (3rd Installment ) has been received. As stipulated, the grant is
being utilized for development of learning and research environment, and for encouraging research
amongst students.

4. Thrust Areas
Present (New Phase)

(a) Solid State Electronics & VLSI Design


(b) Space Science and Communication

Proposed New Areas

In view of the recommendation by the Advisory Committee made last year


the work conducted in diversified areas are grouped into the following three
categories:
(i)
Space and atmospheric science and communication,
(ii)
Microwave and lightwave technology and
(iii)
Solid-state electronics and circuits (encompassing VLSI and
nanotechnology).

4. Major Achievements in Teaching and Research


(a)

Course Development

Semester system in M. Tech level was introduced earlier. Semester system in


the B. Tech. level, with summative and formative methods of evaluation has
been introduced for both Radio Physics and Electronics and Information
Technology from the academic session starting September 2006.
In addition a new M. Tech course in VLSI Design has been introduced in
September 2006.
Recently decision has been taken to introduce specialization in M. Tech
(RPE). Title of the areas, structure and syllabi for each area are being
finalized.
Structure for B. Tech. in RPE is given in Annexure I(A).
Structure for B. Tech. in IT is given in Annexure I(B).
Structure for M. Tech. in RPE is given in Annexure II(A).
Structure for M. Tech. in VLSI Design is given in Annexure II (B).
Dual degree program with B. Tech (3 yrs) followed by M. Tech (1 yr) has
been introduced. Details of structure for M. Tech (RPE) and M. Tech (VLSI
Design) are given in Annexures III (A) and III(B), respectively.

(b)

Student intake

(i)
(ii)
(iii)
(iv)
(v)

(c)

New Academic/
Research Programs

B. Tech in RPE : 42 (32 general + 8 SC/ST + 2 outside CU)


B. Tech in IT : 20 (course fee @ Rs. 3000/= pm)
M. Tech : 40 ( 28 general + 2 outside CU + 8 SC/ST + 8 sponsored @
Rs. 3000/ pm)
M. Tech in VLSI Design : 20 (course fee @ Rs. 4000/= pm)
M. Tech in VLSI Design (6 semester): proposed intake 08

S. K. Mitra Centre for


Research in Space Environment [Annexure IV(A)]
UGC Networking Resource Centre in Physical Sciences [Annexure IV(B)]
Centre for Research and Training in Microwaves and Millimeter waves
[Annexure IV (C)]
Centre fur TeleInFrastructur (CTIF)-India along with Erasmus Mundus
Program [Annexure IV(D)]
ISRO Program on Strengthening of Space Science Activities at Universities
[Annexure IV(E)]
Centre for Millimeter-wave Semiconductor Devices and System (CMSDS)
[Annexure IV(F)]
National MEMS Design Centre [Annexure IV9G)]

(d)

Teaching/Research Labs

With the introduction of B. Tech in IT, new teaching laboratories have been
introduced. The laboratories are renovated and shifted to new locations.
Financial support from World Bank/MHRD supported TEQIP has been
utilized to augment the teaching and research laboratories.

(e)

Research Activities

The Centre is well known for its research activities, both theoretical and
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experimental, in the thrust areas mentioned earlier.


The achievements in the thrust areas during the period under review are
highlighted in AnnexureV(A).
Proposed research activities are discussed in Annexure V(B).
Research papers in Journals are listed in Annexure VI (A)
Research papers in Conferences are listed in Annexure VI (B).
Ph.D. theses with titles are given in Annexure VI (C).

5. (a) Facilities Available


(a)

Equipment

Over the years the Centre has generated important research facilities through grants
received from the UGC, DOE, DST, MHRD, AICTE, DRDO and other Government and
non-government agencies. A list of major equipment is given below:
Diffusion furnaceMask Aligner
Vector Network Analyser
Spectrum Analyser
Gas Chromatograph
OTDR
EDA Suite
VLSI related Softwares
DSP tool kit

(b)

Library

(c)

Internet

No of Books: 19,140 as on 28/02/2010


Journals: transferred to Central Library
CD/LRs : more than 387.
Computers: 16.
Digitization of Departmental Library through software :
SOUL
Subscription to IEL-online (single user) under INDEST-AICTE.
All teachers have access to internet. Journals available in the e-library of CU can be
accessed.

(d)

Website

The centre has its own website : www.irpel.org, which is regularly updated

5. (b) New Facilities Available


Sl.
No.
1
2
3
4
6

Instrument
Agilent Vector Network
Analyzer (50 MHz-22 GHz)
Agilent Spectrum Analyzer (3
GHz)
Agilent Power Meter with
CW Power sensors
50 MHz - 26.5 GHz
Agilent Power Meter with
Waveguide Power sensors
26.5 GHz 40 GHz
Agilent PSG Signal Generator

Price
(Rupees in lacs)

Funded by

Area of Work

44.00

CAS

Microwaves/
Antennas
Communication

4.00

CAS

2.35

TEQIP

Microwaves/
Antennas

2.75

TEQIP

Microwaves/
Antennas
Microwaves/
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7
8
9

250 KHz 40 GHz


Agilent Spectrum Analyzer
(26.5 GHz)
Agilent Lightwave Multimeter

15.00
14..00

TEQIP
TEQIP

Antennas
Communication

1.8

TEQIP

Communication

11.50
8.00

TEQIP
TEQIP

Communication
Communication

5.50

TEQIP

Communication

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Agilent Compact Tunable Laser


S+C band
Agilent Compact Tunable
Laser C+ L band
20 GHz Optical to Electrical
Converter
Microstrip fabrication Facility

10..00

TEQIP

13.
14.

Ionospheric Sounding System


Mentor Graphics Software

66.00
9.92

TEQIP
CAS

Microwaves/
Antennas
Ionosphere, GPS
VLSI Design

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6. Faculties and Other Research Staff : Annexure VII


(a)

List of Faculties with specialisation

Annexure VII (A)

(b)

List of Guest Lecturers/Retired Teachers

Annexure VII(B)

(c)

List of Scientific Workers

Annexure VII(C)

(d)

List of CAS Project Fellows

Annexure VII(D)

(e)

List of Other Workers working for Ph.D. under Faculties

Annexure VII(E)

7. Achievements/activities of Faculties : Annexure VIII


(a)

Administrative positions held by faculties

Annexure VIII (A)

(b)

Visits abroad under


Conferences etc

Annexure VIII(B)

(c)

Awards, Distinction, Editorship, Reviewerships, etc

Annexure VIII (C )

(d)

Invited talks/Chairmanship

Annexure VIII(D)

(e)

Collaboration with International/ National Institutions

Annexure VIII(E)

(f)

Conferences/Workshops arranged

Annexure VIII(F)

(g)

Visits and Lectures by Distinguished Visitors/ Other Lectures

Annexure VIII(G)

(h)

Patents obtained/applied

Annexure VIII (H)

(i)

Books

Annexure VIII (I)

Visiting

Professorship/Fellowship,

8. On-going Projects
Details about the on-going projects are given in [AnnexureIX]

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9. Collaboration with regional institutions


The faculties serve as experts and mentor to regional institutions, in particular, the institutions in North
Eastern region of the country. Each year a few students from the Department of Electronic Science, Gauhati
University, come to the Centre, to undertake their summer projects under the faculties of the Centre.
The University College of Technology- Calcutta University (UCT-CU) has been identified as one of the
Lead Institutions under Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP) of World
Bank/MHRD. It is forming a network with Govt. College of Engg. & Ceramic Technology, Kolkata, and
Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia. As a department under UCT-CU, the Centre provides support to these
Institutions in holding seminar/symposia. It is planned to guide faculties of these two institutions for Ph.D.
work.

10. IEEE Activities


The LEOS Chapter and AP-MTT Chapters of IEEE, Calcutta Section, have their offices in the Centre. The
faculty members belonging to these chapters organize regular seminars, workshops, lectures and social
meets.

11.

Encouragement of Student Activities

A Students Section of IEEE has been opened in the Campus, under the initiative of the faculties of the
Centre, who are IEEE members.
The National Science Day (28.02.08) has been observed by arranging lectures by IEEE student members for
B. Sc. (Hons) students of different colleges.
Activities are detailed in Annexure X

12. Alumni Association


The Radio Physics and Electronics Association hold lectures, reunion, and other technical and social events
each year. It also maintains an Alumni Registrar.

13. Utilization of Infrastructural Grants


The equipments procured and facilities created by using UGC grant of Rs. 20 lakhs (1 st instalment) and 30
lakhs 92nd instalment) are listed in Annexure XI.

13. Reports on Summer/Winter Schools etc.


A number of academic programmes were held under the auspices of the UGC Networking Resource Centre
in Physical Sciences. A list of all such activities are given in Annexure XII.

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The Glorious History of the Institute of Radio Physics & Electronics and the Centre
of Advanced Study
The Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics was established as an independent post-graduate teaching and
research department of the University of Calcutta in the year 1949. The late Professor S.K.Mitra, D.Sc,
F.R.S., was the Head of the Institute until his retirement in 1955.
In retrospect, it was in the year 1925 that the University of Calcutta introduced wireless as an elective
subject for special study in its post-graduate course in Pure Physics and started at the same time a wireless
laboratory for teaching and research in the fields of electron tubes and radio wave propagation in the upper
atmosphere. Ever increasing applications of radio waves, especially on the eve of and during the Second
World War, and the rapid development of electronics as an important science by itself created a new
situation. Inclusion of these developments was found impossible if the teaching and research activities in
these subjects were to be confined within the necessarily limited scope allowed to them as a part of another
post-graduate course. A large-scale expansion and re-organization became imperative. To meet this situation
the university, in 1946, formulated a plan for the creation of a separate post-graduate department for Radio
Physics and Electronics by pooling the then existing resources of the Wireless section of the Pure Physics
department and the Communication Engineering section of the Applied Physics department. A visiting
committee of the All India Council for Technical Education (A.I.C.T.E) approved this plan in 1947. Grants
sanctioned by the Government of India on the recommendation of this committee enabled the creation in
1949 of the Institute of Radio Physics and Electronicsan independent post-graduate teaching and research
department of the University of Calcutta.
The foundation stone of the Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics was laid on April 21, 1949, by the
then Premier of West Bengal, Dr. B.C.Roy. The concluding remark of his address on the occasion of laying
the foundation stone of the Institute was the following:
Let me hope that in laying the foundation stone of the Institute of Radio Physics and
Electronics today, I have planted a seed which will grow into a mighty tree, spreading its
branches much beyond the borders of your present expectation. The Institute will become not
only an all-India center of study and research but will also attract earnest seekers after truth
from beyond the boundaries of India.
A look at the Institute today should convince anybody that the expectations of Dr. Roy are well on the way
to fulfillment almost to the word.
In the beginning, the Institute started its first session of 2-year M.Sc. course in Radio Physics and
Electronics from July 1949. As the main building of the Institute (completed and occupied by end of 1951)
was under construction at that time, classes were held in different places of the Science College campusin
the seminar rooms of Pure Physics and Applied Physics departments. Practical work was conducted in the
Pure Physics and Applied Physics Laboratories and drawing classes were held in the Applied Chemistry
building. The infant department had thus to struggle hard during the first two years of its existence. The first
examination was held in November, 1951, exactly as scheduled.
Hardly had the department come into existence when plans for the expansion of the 2-year M.Sc. course to a
3-year course leading to the M.Sc. (Tech.) degree engaged the mind of its founder members. This was
necessitated by two factors. First, the latest developments in Radio Physics and Electronics could no longer
be given adequate coverage within the curriculum of a two- year course. Secondly, a 3-year course would be
in conformity with the general pattern of technological education recommended by AICTE. The approval for
the 3-year M.Sc. (Tech.) course in Radio Physics and Electronics came from University Grants Commission
( U.G.C. ) on recommendation of AICTE, in April 1957.
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Soon after, came a major boost that further brightened the path of progress for the growing Institute. Early in
1962, UGC recommended the establishment of Centers of Advanced Study (CAS) in selected university
departments known for their tradition and promise. The object the commission had in view was to encourage
the pursuit of excellence and to accelerate the realization of international standards in the field of postgraduate education and research. In recognition of the tradition built here, this Institute was nominated as
one of the five Centers of Advanced Study in 1962-63. This nomination, with promise of financial assistance
to intensify teaching and research activities so as to achieve a high standard of excellence on the
international level, fired the staff of the Institute from top to bottom. United as a team, the members set to
work, each in his own sphere, with redoubled vigor.
In 1969, grants for the third stage of development of the Institute were received from the UGC which
recommended drastic changes in the courses to be offered. In short, the approved scheme of development
was: i) conversion of the 2-year B.Tech. Course to a 3-year graduate course leading to B.Tech. degree with
an annual intake of 30 students, ii) conversion of the 1-year M.Tech. course to a 2-year post-graduate course
leading to the M.Tech. degree with an annual intake of 25 students.
With the financial assistance allotted for the CAS, combined with the grants received for the third
development stage, the facilities of the Institute began to develop as desired. A new multi storied building
(known as the CAS building) was constructed at a site adjacent to the Science College campus. Additions
to staff, equipment and books paved the way for intensification of activities. The provisions for Visiting
Professors, seminars and symposia, travel and personnel exchange facilities substantially accelerated the
progress of the Institute.
Meanwhile, on the report of the Assessment committee appointed by the UGC ( in 1973-74 ) to evaluate the
performance of the Center during the first decade of its existence, the UGC classified it as excellent and
offered to continue grants to the center under Special Assistance Program (S.A.P) of CAS in selected thrust
areas of research. On the basis of its continuing tradition of high quality research the Institute is still getting
grants from UGC under the SAP.
The Institute celebrated its Silver Jubilee in 1973. In late 1970s an academic link program ALIS was
established between the Institute and a few UK Universities. The program encouraged bilateral exchange of
scientists. A Liquid Phase Epitaxy (LPE) Reactor was received by the Centre as a gift with which work on
growth of semiconductor heterojunction started. A Centre for Research and Training in Radar and
Microwaves also started functioning in 1970s.
The University created a separate department named as the Department of Computer Science and
Engineering in 1980. A number of teachers of the Centre were transferred and some of the facilities of the
Centre were also made available to this new department. The activities related to computers in the Centre
were somewhat reduced, but the work on semiconductor and space science scaled new heights. The Centre
received in this decade substantial grant from the UGC under the Committee for Strengthening Infrastructure
in Science and Technology (COSIST). Equipment related to Microelectronics, mm wave technology and
characterization of semiconductors were procured out of the fund received. The Centre celebrated the birth
centenary of its founder Prof. S. K. Mitra in 1989. Almost concurrently a new Department of Electronic
Science was created by the University. The teachers of the Centre provided initial support to this new
department in all sorts of activities.
In the decade of 1990s, UGC established the Eastern Centre for Radio Astronomy (ECRA) making
INRAPHEL as its nodal point and identifying Haringhata Field station as the site for observation. Society for
Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering Research (SAMEER), an organization funded by the then
Department of Electronics, Government of India, opened a branch in Calcutta in this period. Two floors of
the CAS building were rented to it to start with. New projects for fabrication of IMPATT diodes and
characterization of mm wave devices were awarded to the Centre by different National Organizations.

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The Institute started its golden jubilee celebration in 1998 by holding an International Conference
Computers and Devices for Communication (CODEC). A two day Workshop Nanostructures, Applications
and Goals (NAG) was held prior to CODEC to felicitate its illustrious teacher Prof. B. R. Nag. Next year an
Indo-French Workshop Quantum Semiconductor Structures: Modern Developments (QUASEMOD) was
also organized by the Institute. With continuation of CAS status, new areas of research, e.g., Atmospheric
pollution and greenhouse gases, mm wave propagation, GPS, satellite communication, photonics, etc. were
undertaken. With funding from the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) a Centre named as S. K.
Mitra Centre for Space Weather was established in the Institute in 2002.
The Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP): a joint venture of World Bank-MHRD,
Govt. of India, was introduced in West Bengal in 2002. The University College of Technology (UCT-CU)
was identified as one of the lead Institution. As a department of UCT-CU INRAPHEL received some
equipment and other support under the program.
The CAS status has been extended to cover the years 2005-2010 on recommendation of a Review committee
that visited the Centre in March 2005.
UGC was entrusted to identify 10 Networking Resource Centres, two each in Physical, Chemical,
Biological, Mathematical and Materials Sciences in the country. In the first phase CAS in RPE has been
given this status.
The Government of West Bengal decided to create a Centre for Research and Training in Microaves and
Millimeter waves pooling the resources of the Training program in MM wave technology. The Centre starts
its activities in 2008.
A new centre: Centre fur TeleInFrastructur : India (CTIF-India) has been established in the Institute on
December 07, 2007.
ISRO has selected University of Calcutta for financial support under the programme of "Strengthening of
Space Science Activities at Universities".
In addition, a few other Cntres have been established or are to be established in the Institute. The complete
list of such Centres with the respective year of establishment is given below
Centres & Programs
Centre of Advanced Study in Radio Physics and Electronics (1963)
S.K. Mitra Centre for Research in Space Environment (2003)
The Centre of Millimeter-wave Semiconductor Devices and Systems (CMSDS) (2006) : A
joint venture of DRDO and CU
Centre fr TeleInFrastruktur (CTIF) India (2007)
UGC Networking Resource Centre in Physical Sciences (2008)
Centre for Research & Training in Microwave and Millimeterwave Technology (2008)
ISRO Program on Strengthening of Space Science Activities in University of Calcutta (2008)
DST Centre for ST RADAR (2009)
MEMS Design Centre supported by NPMASS-ADA (2009)
Collaborators
EEE Department, University of Sheffield, UK
Ecol Polytechnique, Paris, France
Aalborg University, Denmark: ERASMUS MUNDUS (2009)

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List of Former CAS Directors/ Coordinators


No

Name

Period

1.

Prof. J. N. Bhar

1963-1976

2.

Prof. M. K. Das Gupta

1976 1980

3.

Prof. B. R. Nag

1980 1992

4.

Prof. S. K. Roy : Coordinator


Prof. N. G. Nath: Deputy Coordinator

1992 1997

5.

Prof. N. Purkait: Coordinator


Prof. P. K. Saha : Deputy Coordinator

1997 2005

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ANNEXURE-I(A)
University of Calcutta
Structure of 3-year (6 semester) B.Tech. Course in
RADIO PHYSICS AND ELECTRONICS
L : Lecture; T : Tutorial; P : Practical; C : Total Credits Earned;
Numbers under L, T,and P indicate contact hours/week
Title of Paper

Analytical and Numerical Methods


Network Analysis
Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
Physics of Semiconductor Devices
Analog Circuits
Circuit Elements and Measurements
Programming Language
Engineering Drawing
Workshop Practice

3
3
3
3
3
0
0
0
0

2
1
0
1
0
0
2
0
0

0
0
0
0
0
3
3
3
3

5
4
3
4
3
2
4
2
2

Network Synthesis and Transmission


Networks

RP1.2.3
RP1.2.4
RP1.2.5

Logic and Switching Circuits


Signals and Systems
Microlectronics Materials and
Technology

3
3
3

1
0
0

3
3
0

6
5
3

RP1.2.6
RP1.2.8
RP1.2.9

Guided Wave Transmission


Analog Electronics and Simulation
Transmission Line and Antenna
Experiments

3
0
0

1
1
0

0
3
3

4
3
2

RP2.1.1
RP2.1.2

Digital Techniques
Computer Organization and
Architecture

3
3

1
0

0
0

4
3

RP2.1.3

Analog Instrumentation and


Measurements

RP2.1.5
RP2.1.6

Communication Systems
Electrical Machines and Power

3
3

0
0

0
0

3
3

Semester 1
RP1.1.1
RP1.1.3
RP1.1.4
RP1.1.6
RP1.1.7
RP1.1.8
RP1.1.10
RP1.1.11
RP1.1.12
Semester II
RP1.2.1

Semester III

Electronics
Elective 1 (from)
RP2.1.9
Computer Networking
RP2.1.10
Space Climatology and

RP2.1.12

Weather
RP2.1.11
Control Systems
Digital Technique Experiments

18

RP2.1.13

Communication Techniques

RP2.1.14

Solid State Device Meaurements

RP2.1.17
Semester IV
RP2.2.1

Experiments with Electrical Machines

Microwave and Millimeter-wave

3
3
3
3

0
1
0
0

0
3
3
0

3
6
5
3

RP2.2.12

Mobile and Satellite


Communications
Digital Communication Experiments

RP2.2.14

Microwave Circuits Experiments

RP2.2.15
Semester V
RP3.1.1
RP3.1.3
RP3.1.4

Instrumentation and Measurements

Heterostructure Devices
VLSI Design
Optical Communication and
Networking

3
3
3

1
0
0

0
0
0

4
3
3

RP3.1.5

Economics and Management


Elective 3
Elective 4
RP3.1.6
Microwave and Wireless
Components
RP3.1.7
Microwave Antenna

3
3
3

0
0
0

0
0
0

3
3
3

RP2.2.3
RP2.2.4
RP2.2.5
RP2.2.6

Engineering
Digital Communication
Microprocessor and Interfacing
Digital Signal Processing
Digital Instrumentation and
Measurements
Elective 2 (from)
RP2.2.2
Telecommunications
RP2.2.7

Video and Multimedia


Techniques

RP2.2.8

Elective 3 & 4
from

RP3.1.8
RP3.1.9
RP4.1.4
RP3.1.10

Radar and Navigational


Electronics
High Frequency Devices
and Circuits
Advanced Communication
Systems
Quantum Effect Devices

RP3.1.16
RP3.1.17
RP3.1.18
RP3.1.19
Semester VI

VLSI Design Methodology


Optical Communication Experiments
Electronic Design and Simulation
Foundation of Project Work

0
0
0
0

0
0
0
0

3
3
3
3

2
2
2
2

RP3.2.1
RP3.2.2

General Viva Voce


Project Work: Final

0
0

0
0

0
9

4
6
19

20

ANNEXURE-I(B)
University of Calcutta
Structure of 3-year (6 semester) B.Tech. Course in
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
L : Lecture; T : Tutorial; P : Practical; C : Total Credits Earned;
Numbers under L, T, and P indicate contact hours/week
Title of Paper

Discrete Mathematics
Network Analysis
Transmission Engineering
Physics of Semiconductor Devices
Analog Circuits
Web Design
Programming Language
Engineering Drawing
Workshop Practice

3
3
3
3
3
0
0
0
0

2
1
0
1
0
0
2
0
0

0
0
0
0
0
3
3
3
3

5
4
3
4
3
2
4
2
2

Data Structures I

RP1.2.3
RP1.2.4
RP1.2.5

Logic and Switching Circuits


Signals and Systems
Microlectronics Materials and
Technology

3
3
3

1
0
0

3
3
0

6
5
3

RP1.2.7
RP1.2.8
RP1.2.10

Operating Systems
Analog Electronics and Simulation
System Administration

3
0
0

0
1
0

0
3
3

3
3
2

RP2.1.1
RP2.1.2

Digital Techniques
Computer Organization and
Architecture

3
3

1
0

0
0

4
3

RP2.1.4

RDBMS

RP2.1.7
RP2.1.8
RP2.1.9

Data Structures II
Algorithms
Computer Networking

3
3
3

1
1
0

0
0
0

4
4
3

RP2.1.12

Digital Techniques Experiments

RP2.1.13

Communication Techniques

RP2.1.15
RP2.1.16
Semester IV
RP2.2.2
RP2.2.3
RP2.2.4
RP2.2.5

Computer Networking Experiments


RDBMS Design

0
0

0
0

3
3

2
2

Telecommunications
Digital Communication
Microprocessor and Interfacing
Digital Signal Processing

3
3
3
3

0
0
1
0

0
0
3
3

3
3
6
5

Semester 1
RP1.1.2
RP1.1.3
RP1.1.5
RP1.1.6
RP1.1.7
RP1.1.9
RP1.1.10
RP1.1.11
RP1.1.12
Semester II
RP1.2.2

Semester III

21

3
3

0
0

0
0

3
3

RP2.2.12

Instrumentation and
Control
RP2.2.11
Image Processing and
Computer Vision
Digital Communication Experiments

RP2.2.13

Object Oriented Programming

Software Engineering
VLSI Design
Optical Communication and
Networking

3
3
3

1
0
0

0
0
0

4
3
3

Economics and Management


Elective 3
Elective 4
RP3.1.11
Parallel and Distributed
Computing

3
3
3

0
0
0

0
0
0

3
3
3

Electives 1 and 2
from

Electives 1
Elective 2
RP2.2.7
Video and Multimedia
Techniques
RP2.2.8
RP2.2.9

Mobile and Satellite


Communications
Computer Graphics

RP2.2.10

Semester V
RP3.1.2
RP3.1.3
RP3.1.4
RP3.1.5
Elective 3 & 4
from

RP3.1.12

Data Mning

RP3.1.13

Mobile Computing

RP3.1.14

Pattern Recognition

RP4.1.4

Advanced Communication
Systems
Artificial Intelligence and
Robotics

Rp3.1.15
RP3.1.16
RP3.1.17
RP3.1.18
RP3.1.19
Semester VI

VLSI Design Methodology


Optical Communication Experiments
Electronic Design and Simulation
Foundation of Project Work

0
0
0
0

0
0
0
0

3
3
3
3

2
2
2
2

RP3.2.1
RP3.2.2

General Viva Voce


Project Work: Final

0
0

0
0

0
9

4
6

22

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ANNEXURE-II (A)
Structure of 2-year M.Tech. Course in
Radiophysics and Electronics
(With effect from academic session 2007-2008)
(Semester-wise distribution of papers and Credits)
2 YEAR / 4 SEMESTER FULL TIME COURSE
L : No. of Lecture Hours per week
T: No. of Tutorial hours per week
P : No.of hrs/week for a Practical paper;
C = CL+CT+CP = Total CREDITs assigned to the
paper
CT : Compulsory Theoretical Paper
ET : Elective Theoretical Paper
TW : Compulsory Thesis Work
PAPER

CL: Credits assigned to Lecture Course


CT : Credits assigned to Tutorial
CP: Credits assigned to Practical paper
CL : Compulsory Laboratory Paper
EL: Elective Laboratory paper
GVV:General Viva Voce

TITLE

CL

CT

CP

Semester I
CT1

Mathematical Methods in Engineering


OR
Discrete Mathematics

CT2

Engineering Electromagnetics

CT3

Advanced Communication Principles

CT4

Physics of Semiconductor Devices

CL1

Lab Work: CAD Lab

CL2

Computational Techniques

ET1

Elective Theoretical paper-1

ET2

Elective Theoretical paper-2

Total Credits of Semester I

30

Semester II
CT5

Electronic & Optoelectronic Technologies

CT6

Advanced Electronic Materials and Devices

CT7

Space Science and Technology

CT8

Java Programming

EL1

Advanced Measurement Lab

EL2

Design Paper

ET3

Elective Theoretical paper-3

ET4

Elective Theoretical paper-4

24

TOTAL CREDITs of Semester II

30

Semester III
TW1

Compulsory THESIS Work (Foundation)


Sessional Work

GVV

21

14

14

VivaVoce

General Viva Voce

10

TOTAL CREDITs of Semester III

30

Semester IV
TW2

Compulsory THESIS Work (Final)


Sessional Work

21

14

14

Dissertation

Viva voce

10

TOTAL CREDITs of Semester IV

30

TOTAL CREDITS OF FULL TIME M.TECH COURSE

120

List of Elective Papers


1.
3.
5.

Advanced Semiconductor Theory


Nanoelectronics
Modeling of Semiconductor Process
Technology
Microelectronics Technology
Design Verification and Testing
RF, Analog and Mixed Signal Design
Embedded Systems
ASIC/Memory Design

2.
4.
6.
8.
10.
12.
14.

Quantum Electronics
Nanophotonics
Modeling of Microwave Semiconductor
Devices
VLSI Circuits and Systems
Low Power CMOS Design
Processor Organization and Architecture
Design of VLSI CAD Tools

2.

RADAR Engineering Systems

3.
5.

Microwave & mm Wave Devices and


Circuits
Fibre Optic Links and Networks
Microwave & mm Wave Antenna

4.
6.

7.

Computational Electromagnetics

8.

Photonics
Modeling of Microwave Semiconductor
Devices*
Digital Signal Processing *

1.
3.

Radio Wave Propagation


Microwave & mm Wave Communication
Systems
Radio Astronomy Techniques
Navigational Electronics
Channel and Speech Coding
Advanced Communication Techniques
Wireless Sensor Networks

2.
4.

Space Science
Remote Sensing

6.
8.
10.
12.

Internet Technology and Applications


Information Theory and Coding
EMI and EMC
Computer Communication

7.
9.
11.
13.
15.
1.

5.
7.
9.
11.
13.

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ANNEXURE-II (B)
COURSE STRUCTURE OF M. TECH. IN VLSI DESIGN
(Semester-wise distribution of papers and Credits)
2 YEAR / 4 SEMESTER FULL TIME COURSE
L : No. of Lecture Hours per week
T: No. of Tutorial hours per week
P : No.of hrs/week for a Practical paper;
C = CL+CT+CP = Total CREDITs assigned to the
paper
CT : Compulsory Theoretical Paper
ET : Elective Theoretical Paper
TW : Compulsory Thesis Work
PAPER

TITLE

CL: Credits assigned to Lecture Course


CT : Credits assigned to Tutorial
CP: Credits assigned to Practical paper
CL : Compulsory Laboratory Paper
EL: Elective Laboratory paper
GVV:General Viva Voce
L

CL

CT

CP

Semester I
CT1

Discrete Mathematics: Graph Theory and


Combinatories

CT2

Data Structures and Algorithms

CT3

Physics of VLSI Devices

CT4

Microelectronics Technology

CT5

VLSI Circuits and Systems

CL1

CAD Techniques

ET1

Elective Theoretical paper-1

TOTAL CREDITS of Semester I

30

Semester II
CT6

Design Verification & Testing

CT7

Low Power Design

CT8

RF, Analog and Mixed Signal Design

CT8

Java Programming

CL2

CAD Techniques II

ET2

Elective Theoretical paper-2

ET3

Elective Theoretical paper-3

TOTAL CREDITs of Semester II

30

Semester III A (3 months)


CL3

FPGA Laboratory

CS1

Seminar

GVV

General Viva Voce

10

TOTAL CREDITs of Semester IIIA

18

26

Semester III B (3 months)


TW1

Compulsory THESIS Work (Foundation)


Sessional Work

12

VivaVoce

TOTAL CREDITs of Semester IIIB

12

TOTAL CREDITs of Semester III

30

Semester IV
TW2

Compulsory THESIS Work (Final)


Sessional Work

21

14

14

Dissertation

Viva Voce

10

TOTAL CREDITs of Semester IV

30

TOTAL CREDITS OF FULL TIME M.TECH COURSE

120

NOTE: Choice of Elective Papers


ET1: Elective Theoretical paper I is to be chosen from:
(i) OOProgramming & Language Translation
(ii) Physics of Semiconductor
ET2 & ET3: Elective Theoretical papers II & III are to be chosen from:
(iii)
Processor Organization and Architecture
(iv)
Digital Signal Processing
(v)
Embedded Systems
(vi)
Design of VLSI CAD Tools
(vii)
ASIC/Memory Design
(viii)
Nano-electronics
(ix)
Nano-photonics

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ANNEXURE III (A)


Course Structure of M. Tech in Radio Physics and Electronics
under Dual Degree Program
Semester I to IV will be the same as in B. Tech Curriculum
Semester V will be the same as in B. Tech Curriculum except RP3.1.19 Foundation of Project Work
being replaced by RP 4.2.9 Seminar
RP 4.2.9

Seminar

Total Credit of Semester I to V (B. Tech)

C
2
140

Semester VI
In addition to the Project and General Viva voce, the student is required to take the following courses
1

RP4.2.1

Advanced Electronic Materials and Devices

2.

RP 4.2.2

Space Science & Technology

3.

RP4.2.6

Java Programming

4.

Elective 3

5.

Elective 4

Semester Credit (B. Tech)

10

Semester Credit (M. Tech)

22

Semester VII A
1.

RP5.1.2

Advanced Electronic Measurements

2.

RP5.1.3

Comprehensive Viva Voce

12

Sessional Work

12

Viva Voce

Semester VII B
1.

RP 5.1.4

Compulsory THESIS Work: (Foundation)

Semester Credit (M. Tech)

28

Semester VIII
1.

RP5.2.1

Compulsory THESIS Work (Final)


Sessional Work

21

14

Dissertation

Viva Voce

10

Semester Credit (M. Tech)

30

Total Course Credit

(M. Tech)

150

Total Course Credit

(B. Tech)

80
230

* Electives should be selected from RP 4.1.3, RP 4.1.6, RP 4.2.3, RP 4.2.4, RP 4.2.5, RP6.0.1 through RP
6.0.31

28

ANNEXURE III(B)
Course Structure of M. Tech in VLSI Design
under Dual Degree Program
Semester I to IV will be the same as in B. Tech Curriculum
Semester V will be the same as in B. Tech Curriculum except RP3.1.19 Foundation of Project Work
being replaced by RP 4.2.9 Seminar
1.

RP 4.2.9

Seminar

Total Credit of Semester I to V (B. Tech)

C
2
140

Semester VI
In addition to the Project and General Viva voce,the student is required to take the following courses
1

RP4.2.3

Design Verification and Testing

2.

RP4.2.4

Low Power Design

3.

RP4.2.5

RF, Analog and Mixed Signal Design

4.

Elective 1

Semester Credit (B. Tech)

10

Semester Credit (M. Tech)

20

Semester VII A
1.

RP5.1.1

CAD Techniques II

2.

RP5.1.2

Comprehensive Viva Voce

12

Sessional Work

12

Viva Voce

Semester VII B
1.

RP5.1.3

Compulsory THESIS Work: (Foundation)

Semester Credit (M. Tech)

4
30

Semester VIII
1.

RP5.2.1

Compulsory THESIS Work (Final)


Sessional Work

21

14

Dissertation

Viva Voce

10

Semester Credit (M. Tech)

30

Total Course Credit (B. Tech)

150

Total Course Credit (M. Tech)

80

Grand Total

230

* Electives should be selected from RP2.2.6, RP6.0.1 through RP6.0.7 and RP6.0.26 through RP6.0.31

29

ANNEXURE IV(A)
A Report on the Activities of
S.K. MITRA CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN SPACE ENVIRONMENT
Late Professor Sisir Kumar Mitra, FRS, is the pioneer of radio and space researches in this part of
the globe. He established the Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics of this University in 1949
with his school of space physicists as its core group. The activities of this Institute were
subsequently expanded to cover areas like Solid State Electronics, Computer and System Science,
in addition to the Ionosphere and Wave Propagation. In recent years, however, the research interest
of the Ionosphere and Wave Propagation Group was limited to some selected areas due to lack of
funds and manpower. However, the scientific contributions in those limited areas have been
significant and internationally recognized. The University, with the support of Indian Space
Research Organization (ISRO), proposed to establish a Centre in memory of Late Professor Sisir
Kumar Mitra to undertake research in the existing as well as new fields, extending from
troposphere to upper atmosphere. Professor R.N.Basu, former Vice Chancellor and Professor
A.K.Banerjee, the Honorable Vice Chancellor, formally approached the Chairman, ISRO for
providing financial support to the Centre. After prolonged interactions with Advisory Committee on
Space Research (ADCOS) of ISRO four research proposals on the following topics with a total
budget of Rs. 75.2 lakhs were sanctioned by ISRO Headquarters under the umbrella of the proposed
Centre:
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)

Atmospheric Electricity
Space Weather
Lower Atmospheric Chemistry
Radio Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere

Late Dr. A.P. Mitra, FRS, played the key role in formulating the scientific programme of
the Centre and extended his support as the then Chairman of ADCOS, ISRO. The Centre was
formally inaugurated on 12 March 2002. The Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics was chosen
as the nodal department to organize the Centre which will be inter-departmental in nature, involving
the University departments like Radio Physics and Electronics, Physics, Chemistry, Atmospheric
Sciences and Marine Science.
The first phase of the ISRO funded projects ended in March 2007. A set of proposals was
submitted to ISRO HQ for the second phase and four projects were approved with the funds
totaling Rs. 95.48 lakhs for the period 2007-2010. Apart form the projects approved directly by
ISRO HQ, four other projects sanctioned by SAC, ISRO and CAWSES India, ISRO, have been
carried out at the Centre. Through the implementation of these projects, the Centre participated in a
number of ISRO supported national programmes such as, GAGAN, CAWSES, Megha Tropiques
Mission, Ka-band Satellite Propagation, and the international programmes namely, SCINDA and
COSMIC Satellite.
The projects presently being carried out at the Centre are listed in Annexure IX.

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ANNEXURE IV(B)
UGC NETWORKING RESOURCE CENTRE IN PHYSICAL SCIENCES
The recommendation of the MHRD task force for Basic Scientific research in Universities as approved by
the Government of India stated that There is a need to create 10 networking centres in basic sciences (two
centres each in Physical Science, Chemical Science, Life Science, Materials Science and Mathematical
Science) in leading departments of Universities in different parts of the country to promote collaborative
research, access to advanced facilities and imparting training in frontier areas. These centres should be
supported on a long term basis in a substantial manner to enable them to realize internationally competitive
status. The system of both Winter and Summer Schools must be supported. Each subject area of basic
sciences may offer up to ten programs a year. There should be provision for Visiting Fellowships for
faculties within the country.
The University Grants Commission accepted the guidelines proposed by the Empowered Committee for
establishing the UGC Networking Centres. It was decided to identify three UGC networking Centres during
the year 2007-2008, one each in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Chemical Sciences.
Accordingly, proposals were invited from SAP departments indicating the areas of Summer/Winter schools,
types of training, available infrastructure, laboratories, equipment etc as well as expertise of faculties, and
awards and honours received by them. The proposals were considered by the Empowered Committee and
after their scrutiny Centre of Advanced Study in Radio Physics and Electronics (CASRPE), University of
Calcutta, was invited to make a presentation at the UGC office, New Delhi, on November 20, 2007. The
Empowered Committee advised the CASRPE to submit a revised proposal specifying the number of intakes
in each type of training, proposed plan of work, etc.
The revised proposal submitted by CASRPE was given careful examination by the Empowered Committee,
who decided to invite the representatives once again to meet them for further discussions. The date of the
meeting was February 5, 2008. In the meeting the Empowered Committee informed that the Department of
RPE has been selected as the Networking Centre. It is to be noted that this department is the sole Centre in
Physical Science in the country.
The Centre will receive a fund of Rs. 5.00 crores for a period of 5 years.
Apart from holding summer/winter schools (~ 10 in 5 years) on well defined topics for faculties and
researchers, the Centre will impart short term training to Ph.D and postdoctoral workers from other
institutions of the country and allow them to share the expertise, equipment, internet, library and other
facilities available in the department. The Faculties in the department will also advise fresh Ph.D. holders to
initiate research programmes in emerging areas and help them train new Ph.D. workers. Students pursuing
M.Sc., B. Tech and M. Tech courses will be given summer and vacational training. The Centre also plans to
hold workshops in north eastern regions.
A website and a photobrochure are to be developed giving details of faculties, equipment and other
facilities available, areas of training, topics of summer/winter schools, application formats for interested
persons, etc.
The complete list of academic programmes under the UGC-NRCPS is given in Annexure XII.
A few Ph.D. workers and faculties also visited the Centre and discussed their problems with the
mentors.

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ANNEXURE IV(C)
Centre for Research and Training in Microwaves & Millimetrewaves
Microwaves and Millimeter waves are radio waves of wavelength in the range of 100 mm to 1mm.
These waves were first put into practical use during World War II. Rapid development in various fields of
Electronic Engineering thereafter has led to many new applications, in recent years, in the field of
Communication, Information-highways, Instrumentation, Remote Sensing and Weather forecasting etc.
Keeping these application potentials in view, Department of Electronics, Govt. of India, under the
Technology Development Programme of National Radar Council had initiated projects of R & D nature at
the Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics, University of Calcutta, in the area of Microwaves and
Millimeterwaves during 1980s. These covered studies related to wave propagation and remote sensing as
part of the technology development programme of DOE. Subsequently with further financial support from
other funding agencies, which include AICTE, MHRD, DST, DRDO, ADA, UGC and TISCO, different
activities were undertaken in the form of delivering electronic hardware, system fabrication and installation
at the users premises and feasibility studies of various propagation impairments related to communication,
radar, radiometry and remote sensing.
To sustain and propagate all these R&D activities in millimeterwave/microwave technology in the
country, the need for creating scientific and technical manpower in the field was felt. In view of this, DOE,
Govt. of India, offered Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics, University of Calcutta, to undertake a
Training Programme in Millimeterwave Technology, for a five year period commencing from 1988.
Undertaking the programme was possible because an infrastructure worth about Rs. 3 crores had already
been developed with funds from various agencies. It is important to note that the programme of this type was
the first of its kind in Eastern India.
Under this Programme, expert manpower and a resource group in this area have been developed
and a number of consultancy jobs have been extended to the Defence Sectors, Department of
Telecommunication, Department of Space, Department of Science and Technology. Further, a number of
products developed through this Programme are used in Atmospheric Science.
During the last five years, Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics has organized several Refresher
Courses and a Workshop, mainly on Microwave, Millimetrewave and Optical Communication, under the
Training Programme. A one-year PG Diploma course on Microwave and Millimeterwave Technology has
been launched but had to be held in abeyance after one batch of students passed out due to some
administrative problems. The University of Calcutta with the concurrence from the Govt. of West Bengal,
has decided to convert the Training Programme to a permanent centre. The Govt. of W.B. has decided to
continue funding the Programme so that the Diploma Course is set to be revived. It is also being planned to
upgrade the Diploma Course to full-fledged 4-semester M. Tech. in Microwave and Millimeterwave
Engineering.
In consideration of the importance of microwaves and milimetrewaves and the expertise and
infrastructure available in the department, the Government of west Bengal made a decision to create a
permanent centre entitled Centre for Research and Training in Microwaves and Millimetre waves in the
Institute. At present two existing Scientists working in the Training Programme are absorbed as faculties in
the department. The Centre has One Research Fellow, one technical assistant and one Office Assistant.
The Centre started its activity in July 2008. A one day workshop entitled Horizons of Microwave
& Millimetrewave Engineering & Research (HOMMER) was held on August 22, 2008 [see list of
speakers and topics in Annexure VIII]. The Centre is planning to introduce an M. Tech programme in Radio
Physics and Electronics with specialization in Microwaves and Lightwaves.

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ANNEXURE IV (D)
Activities of CTIF-India
On December 7, 2007, a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was signed between the Institute of
Radiophysics and Electronics, University of Calcutta, India and Center for TeleInFrastuktur, CTIF,
University of Aalborg, Denmark, in the area of Wireless Communication Technology. The occasion saw
the launching of Center for TeleInFrastuktur (India), or CTIF-India. Besides the parent body, this is the
second CTIF established after the CTIF (Italy) in the University of Rome.
Erasmus Mundus Program with Aalborg and Other Universities
Erasmus Mundus, (External Cooperation Window, Lot 11, Asia Regional) is a program to promote the
exchange of students, scholars and faculty between partner universities of Europe and Asia. Funded and
supported by the European Commission,, the program is designed to fund exchanges between 8 European
Partner Universities and 11 Asian universities. The list of universities is as follows:

European Universities: Denmark: Aalborg University (AAU), Germany: Flensburg University


(FU), Netherlands: Delft University of Technology (DUT), Italy: University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
(URTV) , Greece: National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Croatia: University of Zagreb
(UZ), Portugal: University of Aveiro (UA), Spain: University of Malaga (UMA)
Asian Universities: Bangladesh: Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET),
Bangladesh: Asian University for Women, Chittagong (AuW), Bangladesh: Chittagong University,
Chittagong (CU), Bhutan: Royal University of Bhutan (RUB), Nepal: Inst. of Eng., Tribhuvan
University (TU), Pakistan: Mehran University of Technology (MUET), Afghanistan: Kabul
University (KU), India: University of Calcutta (UC), India: Sinhgad Institute of Technology (SIT),
Indonesia: Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Thailand: Mae Fah Luang University (MAFU).

The main goal of the mobility for life is the cross-fertilization and the exchange of teaching and research
experience that can become an extended platform for cooperation between Asia and Europe in the future.
There were several thematic groups within this Erasmus Mundus program, and the particular group related
to the Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics is Telecommunications and wireless technologies
Applications were invited from students and faculties in December 2009-January 2010 window, and several
students and faculty members submitted their applications. The final results are awaited.

ANNEXURE IV(E)
ISRO Programme on Strengthening of Space Science Activities at Universities
ISRO has selected University of Calcutta for financial support under the Space Science Promotion Scheme.
The selection was based on the past and present activities in the area of space science mainly pursued at the
Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics. The funding comprises of (i) one-time grant for equipment, (ii)
support for two faculty positions for five years, and (iii) three M. Tech. Fellowships for five years. Presently,
two Assistant Professors are working in the department and three M. Tech Fellows are receiving their
fellowships under this programme.

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ANNEXURE IV(F)
The Centre of Millimeter-wave Semiconductor Devices and Systems
(CMSDS)

The Centre of Millimeter-wave Semiconductor Devices and Systems (CMSDS) has been set up as a
joint venture of DRDO and Calcutta University with a sanctioned fund of Rs. 49.5 crores.

The relentless effort of Prof. S. K. Roy made the establishment of the centre possible in 2006.

The major objective of the centre is to design & develop Millimeter-wave sources and systems for
important applications in advanced sensors for Missile Guidance and Seekers to be used for defence
and civilian purpose.

The centre is being managed by a two-tier system viz. Governing Council and Executive Council
comprising members from University of Calcutta and DRDO.

Govt. of West Bengal awarded a plot of land measuring 3.73 acres at Nayabad (Purba Jadavpur), to
University of Calcutta free of cost for the establishment of CMSDS. Another 10 acres of land has
been allotted by Govt. of West Bengal to DRDO in the R&D Hub at Baruipur, South 24 parganas
where clean room and fabrication facilities of CMSDS will be created.

The construction of the building and clean room facility in the above mentioned two sites will be
done by DRDO on a turn-key basis.

The initial phase of the centre as per MOU between DRDO and CU will expire on 8th March 2010.
In the last Governing Council meeting held on 14th July 2009, chaired by Honble Vice Chancellor,
University of Calcutta, the extension of MOU for a further period of three years was approved.
Break up of sanctioned fund of Rs. 4850 Lakhs

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Particulars
Equipment and Machinery
Building
Air-conditioning & clean-room facility
Pay & allowance (for 3 years)
Movement of personnel
Domestic

Amount (Rs. In Lakhs)


3450.00
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International

20.00

Movement of stores
Training / Research / R&D consultancy
Contingencies

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4950.00

Present staff of CMSDS, University of Calcutta :


1.

Director :

Prof. J. P. Banerjee, IRPE, CU

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2.

Research Staff :

Three Scientists and three research fellow.

3.

Administrative staff :

One Administrative Officer and one Accounts Officer.

4.

Ancillary staff :

Seven

List of research publications from the centre


1.

Mobile space charge effect in 4H Silicon Carbide IMPATT diodes


S. Mukherjee, S. Banerjee, J. Mukherjee and J. P. Banerjee
Proc. of IWPSD, 2007, IIT (Mumbai) & TIFR, India, pp. 268-272, 2007

2.

Large signal model to simulate the high frequency properties of optically controlled IMPATT
devices J. P. Banerjee, S. Banerjee, I. Ali and S. K. Ray Proc. of IVth International Conference
on Radio Science (ICRS), Jodhpur, India, 2008

3.

Si / Si1-xGex DDR IMPATTs as a potential source for Millimeterwave applications,


S. Banerjee, D. Chakraborty and J. P. Banerjee proc. of national conference on device,
intelligent systems and communication & networking (aec-disc), asansol, India, pp. 187-192,
2008.

4.

Effect of punch through on the breakdown characteristics of 4H-SiC IMPATT Diode


S. Banerjee and J. P. Banerjee, Proc. of International Conference on Microwave 2008,
University of Rajasthan, India, pp. 59-62, 2008

5.

Direct optical injection locking of a Ka-band Si SDR IMPATT diode for low phase noise
A. Das, M. Mukherjee, P. Bhattacharyya, N. C. Mondal, M. K. Pandit, J. P. Banerjee and S. K.
Roy. Proc. of International symposium ISM 2008, held in Bangalore, India

6.

Effect of LASER radiation on Si (100) p-n junction : Simulation studies and experimental
realization. M. Mukherjee, N. C. Mondal, P. Bhattacharyya, J. P. Banerjee and S. K. Roy
Proc. of International Symposium on Microwave (ISM) 2008, Bangalore, India

7.

MM-wave properties of photo-illuminated double drift Indium Phosphide IMPATTs at elevated


temperature, Moumita Mukherjee, J. Mukherjee, J. P. Banerjee and S.K. Roy, Proceedings of
Int. Conf. IEEE-ICMMT, China, p. 334. 2008

8.

A proposed theoretical model of impact ionization rate under carrier degeneracy considering
different scattering phenomena. Soumen Banerjee & J. P. Banerjee, Proc. of International
Conference on Microwave -08, University of Rajasthan, India. pp. 708-711, 2008.

9.

Mobile space-charge effect on Terahertz properties of Wz-GaN based DDR IMPATT oscillators,
Moumita Mukherjee, S. Banerjee and J. P. Banerjee, CODEC 2009, Kolkata, India, December
2009.

10.

MM-wave performance of DDR IMPATTs based on cubic SiC, Moumita Mukherjee, S.


Banerjee and J. P. Banerjee, XVth IWPSD-2009, SSPL & Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi,
India, December, 2009.

11. DDR Pulsed IMPATT sources at MM-wave window frequency: high power operation mode,
Moumita Mukherjee and J. P. Banerjee, IEEE EDS Int. Conf. on IEEE Micro/Nano Devices,
Structures and Systems (MiNDSS 2010), Tamilnadu, India.

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12. Studies on the performance of Wz-GaN DDR IMPATT diode at optimum bias current for THz
frequencies, S. Banerjee, Moumita Mukherjee and J. P. Banerjee, IEEE EDS Int. Conf. on
IEEE Micro/Nano Devices, Structures and Systems (MiNDSS 2010), Tamilnadu, India.
13. Temperature Distribution in a Mesa Structure of Si-IMPATT diode on a Semi-infinite copper heat
sink, B. Pal, A Acharya, Arijit Das and J. P. Banerjee, National Conference MDCCT, 2010.
14. Simulation of the circuit characteristics of a millimeter-wave pulsed IMPATT oscillator embedded
in a reduced height cavity, Arijit Das, Diptadip Chakraborty, J. Sanyal and J. P. Banerjee,
National Conference MDCCT, 2010.
15. Effects of impurity bumps on static and dynamic characteristics of group IV-IV SiC-based
IMPATT at Ka-band, Moumita Mukherjee and J. P. Banerjee, National Conference MDCCT,
2010.
16. Terahertz Performance of Wz-GaN based DDR IMPATT Devices, Soumen Banerjee, Moumita
Mukherjee, Soma Rani Karan, Priyanka Roy Chowdhury, Payel Roy, Ankita Choudhury, J. P.
Banerjee, National Conference MDCCT, 2010.
17. DDR Pulsed IMPATT sources at MM-wave window frequency: high power operation mode,
Moumita Mukherjee and J. P. Banerjee, International Journal of Advanced Science and
Technology Korea, Vol 16, March 2010.
18. Studies on the performance of Wz-GaN DDR IMPATT diode at optimum bias current for THz
frequencies, S. Banerjee, Moumita Mukherjee and J. P. Banerjee, International Journal of
Advanced Science and Technology Korea, Vol 16, March 2010.

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ANNEXURE IV(G)
National MEMS Design Centre
Introduction
The National Program of Smart Microstructures and Micro Systems (NPMASS) coordinated by the
Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), Govt. of India, have taken an initiative to augment MEMS
Design activities in the country. In this endeavour IITs and IISc have been identified as the resource centres
for mentoring a few reputed institutions to cultivate and expand the MEMS design activities. The
Coordinator for East and North Eastern Regions, Prof. Tarun Bhattacharyya of IIT-Kharagpur, proposed to
include this Institute as one of the Design Centres, and requested us to submit our plan of activities.
The faculties of the department welcomed the proposal and a plan was sent accordingly. Subsequently about
sixty locations have been identified to establish MEMS Design Centre of which our Institute has been
included in the list as Tier II Centre. The news of the inclusion of our Institute in the programme was
conveyed in the DC meeting held on April 08, 2009, in which the members welcomed the decision. It was
also resolved that our M. Tech in Radio Physics and Electronics as well as in VLSI Design would be revised
to include both theoretical and design work related to MEMS Design.
Certificate
The following certificate was furnished by the Department/ University for establishment of the Centre.
CERTIFICATE

(i)

I/We agree that


(a) A National MEMS Design Centre (NMDC), will be established as a common facility at
this Institute to install the software tools provided by National Program on Micro And
Smart Systems (NPMASS) for the benefit of users from the region. The name of the
funding agency would be appropriately displayed in front of this facility.
(b) NMDC will initiate steps for utilizing the software tools in related course work at the
Institute/ University/ college subject to the academic process of approval.
(c) The Coordinator certified below will be responsible to provide the Annual Report at the
end of every financial year, containing information on the utilization of all software tools
supplied by NPMASS to the Project Director, NPMASS with a copy to Dr. K.J. Vinoy
(kjvinoy@ece.iisc.ernet.in / kjvinoy@ieee.org), the project coordinator from IISc.
(d) Coordinators from this Institute will make a presentation at the annual meeting as required
by NPMASS.

(ii)

This Institute/university agrees to allow the Coordinator listed below to attend all annual
review and technical events organized by NPMASS. In case of unavoidable circumstances an
alternate will be sent to attend these events. The travel expenses will be met by NPMASS.

(iii)

I/We certify that the coordinator and other faculty mentioned below has research interest in the
area of relevance to NPMASS, and will ensure proper utilization of all facilities and software
provided under this activity.

(iv)

I/We agree to abide by the terms and conditions of the NPMASS and certify that basic
necessary facilities including Lab space and the necessary hardware accessories for installing
software tools for the proposed work are available and the same will be extended to the
Coordinators.

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(v)

I/We agree to ensure that at least one BE/B.Tech./MSc project will be carried out each year
with emphasis on design and analysis. Summary and other details of these will be included in
the Annual reports of this NMDC.

(vi)

I/We agree that this institute would facilitate external researchers from other interested
institutes (academic or National Labs subject to individual software licensing conditions) to use
the design tools.

(vii)

I/We certify that in case the present Coordinators are not available for any reason to continue
the work on the facilities, alternative arrangements will be made to employ suitable
person/persons.
Activities till February 28, 2010

Location
The infrastructure and equipment for this program was provided by the RPE through the UGC-NRC
Program. The software components were provided through the NPMASS program.
Currently the MEMS design center is housed at the Sisir Mitra Bhavan, Rajabazar Technology campus.
There are three high-end desktop computers that hosts the MEMS design software. Several faculty members,
B.Tech students as well as M. Tech students are directly involved in this program.
Hardware infrastructure
Three Desktop computers have been procured and installed. One of them will act as a server. The machines
have the following configurations:
Quad Core 2.66 GHz Intel processor, Graphics Card with 1GB memory, 2x2GB RAM, 250GB Hard Drive,
DVD Writer, 22-inch high resolution TFT monitor (Samsung). The operating system for all machines is
WinXP.
MEMS Design software
The University of Calcutta has been provided with the software Intellisuite and Comsol. Coventorware has
not been provided at this stage. Comsol was successfully installed at RPE MEMs design center in
December, 2009, and currently both B. Tech and M. Tech students are using this software. Intellisuite was
installed in February 2010, and currently the students are working with the vendor to work out a few
technical issues.
Names and research topics of students/staff using these facilities

Staff members involved in the MEMs Design Center, at the present moment, are :
Prof. P. K. Basu
Prof. Susanta Sen
Dr. Anirban Bhattacharyya
Dr. Soumya Pandit

Current students utilizing MEMS facilities:


M. Tech Student: Subhadip Bhaumik
B. Tech Students:

Dip Prakash Samajdar,


Dhiman Mallick
Pranay Kanti Poddar
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Nilanjan Kundu
The M. Tech. and B. Tech projects of the above mentioned students are based on the design and
implementation of MEMs devices, and will cover both the design of MEMs devices using COMSOL and
INTELLISUITE as well as fabrication of simple MEMs structures. They are currently in their third (for M.
Tech) and fifth (for B. Tech) semesters respectively and will complete their projects by the middle of 2010.
Since they are early in their respective research programs, they are currently involved in understanding the
fundamentals of MEMs devices and in getting acquainted with the design tools.
Workshops
A two-day workshop was organized by IIT Kharagpur in the month of January 2010 on the design of MEMs
devices. From the department of Radiophysics and Electronics, faculty member Dr Soumya Pandit, and M.
Tech student Subhadip Bhaumik attended the workshop.

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ANNEXURE V(A)
RESEARCH ACTIVITIES (EXECUTED)
Solid State Electronics & Circuits
(including VLSI & Nanoelectronics)
Transport and Magnetotransport of Low Dimensional Systems
The author has studied magnetoelectronic transport of the two -dimensional electron gas in CdSe single
quantum wells. The diffusion thermopower of the two- dimensional electron gas in GaN single quantum
wells has been investigated. The Monte- Carlo study of NDR effect in GaN at Terahertz frequencies has
been done. Drain current vs. drain voltage characteristics of nanoscale 2D GaAs MOSFETs has been
investigated. Calculation of gain in GaAlAs/GaAs superlattice laser has been made..
Nanoscale MOSFETs
Analytical modeling for nanoscale MOSFETs has been developed and the devices have been simulated using
the numerical device simulator ATLAS/ MEDICI. MOS devices utilizing high mobility channel materials
like Ge, GaAs, strained-Si, along with a variety of high-k dielectrics and having different innovative
architectures such as dual gate MOSFETs have been employed in our studies. Different performance metrics
pertaining to MOS devices have been evaluated using analytical and numerical approaches and the results
have been compared with reported experimental results.
Quantum Ring,
Intersubband transitions in semiconductor Quantum Rings have been studied in detail.
Photodetectors
Noise performance in Ge Schottky photodetector, performance of CMOS PDs, (Translasers, QDIPs, Type-II
Superlattice photodetectors, etc.) and other properties have been investigated.
Silicon Photonics
The possibility of having direct band gap in tensile strained Ge layers grown on suitable pseudo substrates
was examined. It has been found that when Ge layers are grown on a ternary alloy GeSiSn, the direct
conduction band in Ge occurs at a lower energy than the usual conduction band minima at L point. The band
line-up is also typeI. However, the band gap is around 0.5-0.6 eV. To have a structure emitting at
communication wavelength of 1550 nm, addition of slight amount of C in Ge layer becomes necessary. It
was shown that SiGe alloy grown on GeSiSn can also lead to direct gap type I structure.
Direct Gap Type I GeC/GeSiSn Heterojunctions
Application of tensile strain in Ge lowers the valley below the L valleys but the direct gap is reduced from
the value in unstrained Ge. We considered Ge 1-qCq (C <4%) active layers with Ge 1-x-ySixSny as the barrier and
estimated the range of compositions in the active and barrier layers to yield direct gap (~0.8 eV) type I
alignment by using model solid theory.
Ge/SiGe RCE Photodetectors (QCSE and FKE)
Si-based photodetectors are currently studied for providing cheap solution to long haul and short distance
communication and optical interconnects. Tensile strained Ge layers grown with suitable barriers show direct
gap type I band alignment. We have worked on resonant cavity enhanced (RCE) photodetectors using
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Ge/SiGe type I structure. Performance of photodetectors using strong Quntum Confined Stark Effect, and
Franz-Keldysh Effect in these structures and properties related to photodetection are studied in this paper.
Prediction of band offsets of the ternary alloy Si1-x-ySnxCy on Si
The band offsets and band gap for strained Si 1-x-ySnxCy layers grown on Si substrate are estimated. The
hydrostatic strain, the uniaxial strain and the intrinsic alloy effect are considered separately. The model is
verified with the available bandgap energy of binary material.
Feasibilty of Laser Action in Strained Ge and Group IV Alloys on Si Platform
Group IV elements and their alloys show poor light emission due to their indirect gap. Application of tensile
strain in Ge lowers the valley below the L valleys but the direct gap is reduced from the value in
unstrained Ge. This paper discusses various possibilities of obtaining direct gap in Ge including Ge
nanowires. We present also our results on direct gap type I alignment showing direct gap at ~ 0.8 eV in Si 1-pqGep Cq (C <4%) active layers with Ge 1-x-ySixSny as the barrier. We have chosen a composition to give the
critical thickness as high as possible and estimated its absorption coefficients: both fundamental and free
carrier, by using theoretical expressions, available data for Ge and suitable interpolation. The linear gain
spectra, and transparency carrier density for the chosen heterostructure are then estimated. The threshold
current density for an optimized structure may be approximately 800 A/cm 2.
A compact drift-diffusion current model of strained-Si-Si1-xGex MOSFETs
In this work, we calculated the drift diffusion drain current of a strained Si n-channel MOSFET grown on a
relaxed Si1-xGex layer using a compact model. The results are compared with the experimental data already
reported. The current is also compared with that of unstrained Si n-MOSFET. The effect of strain and oxide
thickness are also determined and reported here.
Ge/Si Photodetectors and Group IV Alloy Based Photodetector Materials
Photodetectors using Si, Ge and their alloys with other group IV elements are of current interest for
application in telecommunication as well as in optical interconnects. We have presented in this paper our
work on resonant cavity enhanced (RCE) Si/SiGe multiple Quantum Well (MQW) and Ge Schottky
photodetectors. Calculated values of external quantum efficiency for GeSiC based photodetectors are also
reported. Tensile strained Ge layers grown with suitable barriers show direct gap type I band alignment.
Predicted performance of photodetectors using strong Quantum Confined Stark Effect and Franz-Keldysh
Effect in these structures and properties related to photodetection using these new materials are also
described.
Transistor Laser
Under high level of injection into the base of a Heterobipolar transistor, population inversion may be
possible in the base.Application of positive feedback by enclosing the layer between two mirrors may lead
to laser action. In the work, a InGaP-GaAs-GaAs heterobipolar transistor with an InGaAs Quantum Well in
the intrinsic GaAs base is considered. The gain of the device is calculated by taking dipole matrix element,
2D density-of-states, Lorentzian broadening, etc. The threshold curent density is related to base current by
using solution of continuity equation. The calculated value of threshold base current agrees well with the
experimental value. The amplification of the structure as an amplifier, transient response etc are determined.
The present work provides an unified model of TL connecting optical and electrical characteristics.
VLSI Devices and Circuits
1) Statistical study has been made of the effect of process parameter variations on the performances of
CMOS digital and analog circuits using HSPICE.
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2) Development of artificial neural network and least squares support vector machine based regression
model have been undertaken.
3) Design of CMOS opamp, VCO and PLL circuits was made.

Microwave and Lightwave Technology


IMPATTs based on Wide Bandgap Semiconductors (SiC and GaN):
The millimeter wave performance of DDR IMPATTs based on hexagonal (4H and 6H) and cubic (3C)
silicon carbide at the window frequency of 94 GHz has been studied through modeling and simulation
technique for high power operation mode. Also studies have been carried out on the performance of WZGaN IMPATT diode at THz frequencies by taking into account the effect of space charge.
Experimental work on IMPATT
Development of 94 GHz silicon SDR IMPATT diode through diffusion route has been successfully carried
out in the Microelectronics Laboratory, of the department by using the optimum design parameters. The DC
I-V characteristics of the device show reverse breakdown voltage of 10-11V, which is suitable for 94 GHz
operation.
Left Handed Materials (Metamaterial)
*During 2009-20010, we have been working on the physics and technology of metamaterials (LHM). In a
nutshell our study involves analytical studies on different plasmonic LHM structures like wire-array (both
full-wire following Drude model and cut-wire following Lorentz model) and split-ring resonator. Also the
negative refractive index and transmission characteristics of the propagating electromagnetic wave through
any LHM medium have been studied to understand the negative refraction property. We have made further
analytical studies on the variants of SRR namely Multiple Split Ring Resonators (MSRR), Spiral Resonators
(SR), and Labyrinth Resonators (LR) and investigated the suitability of the structures for microwave and
millimeter-wave applications. The substrate dependence at higher frequencies has also been taken care of
(with RT-duroid being better than FR4 Epoxy at millimeter-wave frequency). Some studies on the dispersion
characteristics of composite right/left handed (CRLH) transmission Line and a special type of stop-band
filter arrangement with CPW-SRR combination have also been done.
*To design metamaterial based IMPATT oscillators and power combiner which is expected to give much
better phase-noise ( - 140 dBc/Hz for 100kHz offset from carrier) than even dielectric resonator we have
carried out large-signal analysis of IMPATT diode in terms of impedance characterization which need to be
optimally matched with the G-B plot of metamaterial circuit, the CRLH structure, to realize the desired
phase-noise characteristics. This work is related to a collaborative research with Yamaguchi University,
Japan.
SOA Based Optical Signal Processing
We have carried out some work on SOA based all optical signal processing. A good circuit model of SOA in
integrated circuit implementation has been developed and its application in photonic switching is currently
being investigated. Also we developed a model of Semiconductor Optical Amplifier using a Simple
Asymmetrical Multiple Quantum-Well Structure. Interchannel crosstalk mitigation in presence of Assist light
in a TOAD de-multiplexture has been investigated experimentally and theoretically. Finally a study on
performance degradation introduced by ADD/DROP Multiplexing Operation in a SOA-Based WDM Ring
Network has been carried out and under investigation.

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Conducting Polymer
Measurement of the complex microwave conductivity of different types of conducting polymers is
continuing. The method has been extended to measure the same for liquids. Further a simulation technique is
being tested to determine the values of the permittivity of unknown samples from the perturbation produced.
Growth of III-Nitrides and Related Devices
Growth and Characterization of III-Nitride based bulk films and nanostructures; Development of UV
detectors based on III-Nitride material systems; Development of optical devices based on the intersubband
transitions of III-Nitride quantum wells
Optical Communication
Study of Component Cross-talk and Obtaining Optimum Detection Threshold for Minimum Bit-Error-Rate
in a WDM Receiver,
Microwave Antenna
Significant amount of research has been undertaken in the area of printed antenna for wireless applications
as well as of dielectric resonator antenna.

Space and Atmospheric Science and Communication


Classification of rain types based on DSD measurements
The variations of parameters of rain drop size distribution are indicative of the evolution of different types
of rain during a rain event. The rain DSD can be expressed in terms of a three parameter gamma function,
namely, N(D) = No D e D . The three parameters are obtained from the second and sixth moments of DSD.
The larger rain drops as indicated by higher values of N0 are associated with convective rain, whereas small
drops dominate in the stratiform rain. Also, there is a transition case between convective and stratiform rain.
The rain classification is also evident from the clustering of rain rate decay parameter as obtained from Kuband attenuation measurements over an earth-space path.
The seasonal variations of DSD at different rain rates are obtained to indicate that larger drops are more
abundant in the pre-monsoon months than in the monsoon. This reveals that the monsoon months (JulySeptember) are dominated by stratiform rain whereas the pre-monsoon months (March-April) have more
convective rain than the monsoon period.
Modelling of rain rate and rain attenuation
The rain rate and rain attenuation measurements have been carried out at Kolkata(22.651N, 88.451E), India,
a tropical location, since 2004.The measured rain attenuation is compared with the simple attenuation model
(SAM) and ITU-R model generated values. The relation between the rain rate and rain attenuation is
analyzed for three years data (20052007) and a year-to-year variation is noticed. Rain attenuation has been
found higher in the pre-monsoon period than in the monsoon months for identical rain rate. Cumulative
distributions of rain rate and rain attenuation data along with the respective ITU-R models for three years are
also obtained.
Modeling of cloud liquid water and cloud attenuation
Cloud liquid water contents have been obtained from the radiosonde measurements using the Salonen
model at a tropical location, which show a strong seasonal control with a significant enhancement in the
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monsoon months. The ITU-R model underestimates LWC values at the present location. The relationship of
the cloud attenuation, derived by from the profiles of liquid water density and temperature within the cloud,
with the cloud LWC shows a considerable departure from that obtained from the ITU-R model. In the
frequency range 10 to 100 GHz, the cloud attenuation at Kolkata is somewhat overestimated by the ITU-R
model below 50 GHz, but significantly underestimated by the ITU-R model above 70 GHz. The data are
important in view of the upcoming satellite communications in Ka band in the tropical region.
Interrelation between water vapor, cloud liquid water and rain
Liquid and ice water content of the atmosphere, as obtained from radiosonde data over Kolkata, show
significantly high values during monsoon period (July-September) compared to non-monsoon months. An
interrelation between integrated water vapour content and liquid water content is obtained which indicates
that once liquid water is formed in the atmosphere, it increases with the water vapour content.
Micro Rain Radar to study the vertical profile of rain rate, radar reflectivity during a storm
A micro rain radar (MRR) has been in operation since February 2009.MRR was run before, during and after
a cyclonic storm, called Aila, accompanied by light to heavy rain on 25 May 2009. The radar reflectivity
profile obtained from MRR indicated large vertical extent of convective rain beyond 6 km (limit of MRR
observations). Also evident was the formation of melting layer at a height of 5 km, after subsiding of the
storm indicating the settling of rain into the stratiform type.
At Ahmedabad, the vertical rain structure and different rain parameters like drop size distribution, liquid
water content, fall velocity of hydrometeors etc. have been obtained using a Micro Rain Radar. The study
shows the existence of melting layer in stratiform rain type. The vertical structure of stratiform rain is found
to be highly non-uniform. It is also observed that the small size drop concentrations are more in convective
rain than stratiform rain type.
Utilization of TRMM data to study the rain and comparison with ground based measurements
TRMM PR data measurements of radar reflectivity were compared to ground-based measurements of
disdrometer. The regions of rain events where large drops dominate were also the regions of convective rain
indicated by the TRMM flag for the reflectivity data. The model of effective rain height for different types of
rain are also obtained from TRMM rain rate profiles which improve the prediction of rain attenuation from
ground based measurements.
Rain event duration study
Rain attenuation mitigation requires the knowledge of distribution of rain events, which is not much
analysed over Indian region. In this study, the rain measurements of Ahmedabad for 3 years are used to
estimate and model the distribution of rain events with rain rate. It is found that the average duration of the
events follows an exponential distribution with rain rate. The occurrence probability of the events are also
analysed.
Micro Rain Cell study
The high rain rate limits the service availability severely for satellite communication operating above 10
GHz frequencies. Convective rain, which normally encountered in tropical regions, occurs with high rain fall
rate and is much localized phenomena. Site diversity is one of the possible techniques which are normally
used to improve the link availability of such systems. An experiment has been performed by installing 10
raingauges in Space Applications Centre, ISRO, Ahmedabad to capture very small scale rain cell for
identification of optimum site separation between two VSAT terminals. Using two years continuous

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measurement, rain cell size distribution has been obtained. The optimum site separation is also calculated
using simulated rain attenuation along with GSAT-4 satellite link over Ahmedabad.
Ionospheric Delay Modeling for Navigational Applications
Ionophereic delay encountered by GPS signals introduces severe error in position estimation. The proper
modeling of ionospheric delay over Indian region is very challenging for implementation of GPS Aided Geo
Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) system as a part of Global Navigational Satellite System (GNSS) due to
the complexity of ionosphere in tropical region. Using Total Electron Content (TEC) data from 18 station
spread over India, a two shell model of ionosphere has been developed. The model has been found to be
performed better than the existing models.
GPS TEC and Phase Fluctuations
Intense Space Weather events were recorded on some nights of 2008-2009 when GPS links located almost
due south of Kolkata exhibited fluctuations in CNO and associated bite-outs in TEC. Patches of scintillations
were also noted on the phase of the GPS L1 signal around the same time. Intensity of the phase scintillation
patches have been quantified in terms of and their power spectral characteristics were studied. These are
perhaps the first GPS phase scintillation studies from India.

Development of Ionospheric Scintillation Models


The amplitudes of two geostationary satellite signals FLEETSATCOM (250MHz, 73 0 E) (350 km
subionospheric point: 21.100 N, 87.250 E geographic; 28.650 N magnetic dip, 15.280 N dip latitude) and
INMARSAT (1.6GHz, 650E) (350 km subionospheric point: 21.090 N, 86.590 E geographic; 28.740 N
magnetic dip, 15.330 N dip latitude) are recorded at Kolkata over one solar cycle. The data were analyzed to
find out the Scintillation Index (SI) during 1996 to 2006. The long term analysis helps to know about the
dependency of scintillation activity on local time, season and solar cycle. Using the data of percentage
occurrence of scintillation for magnetically quiet day (Dst -50 nT) a scintillation occurrence model is
developed for the rising and declining phases of the solar cycle using Neural Network.

Detection of Travelling Ionospheric Disturabnces (TIDs) associated with the solar


eclipses of July
22, 2009 and January 15, 2010 by GPS TEC monitoring
GPS TEC (Total Electron Content) data were analyzed from the three stations at Institute of Radio Physics
and Electronics, Kolkata, ISRO Regional Remote Sensing Service Center at IIT Kharagpur and K. N.
College, Baharampore during the total solar eclipse of July 22, 2009 and January 15, 2010. The early
morning growth of ionization was found to be delayed on July 22, 2009 in comparison to the day before and
the day after. A series of depletions in TEC indicative of TIDs were noted on some of the GPS links east of
the stations after the period of totality. Data from the annular solar eclipse of January 15, 2010 are now being
analyzed.

Systems Science
Computer Aided Diagnostics
AI based Computer Aided Diagnosis systems (CADs) are developed to assist the clinicians for
therapeutic procedures. But, in decision making problems, particularly in a case of medical diagnosis, there
is a fair chance of the existence of a non-null hesitation part at each moment of evaluation of any unknown
object. For this purpose, a more generalized fuzzy set approach is implemented for capturing vagueness of
data. Gradation and prognosis of tumors are also evaluated incorporating this generalized fuzzy approach.

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Medical Image Acquisition


Medical image acquisition using different modalities like X-ray, CT, MR, PET, SPECT, US are
increasingly being used by the clinicians for therapy planning. Therefore a need exists to bring different
modalities images in a common platform for the purpose of information processing. Keeping this in view,
different multimodal image alignment techniques are developed and their performances are evaluated. For
finding of optimal solution, different evolutionary algorithms are implemented and evaluated.
In present technologies, multimodal radiological images are used as an important tool in diagnosis and
evaluation. This motivates us to derive different fusion methodologies to combine the useful complementary
information into a single composite image that is more informative and suitable for visual perception.
Computational Geometry, Graph Theory
Proximity problems, Covering Problems, Visibility Problems have been studied..
Genomic Signal Processing
Research work done in the area of genomic signal processing which is digital signal processing applying in
DNA sequence analysis. A DNA sequence is consists of gene and intergenic spaces. Genes are sub divided
into exon and intron regions. Only exons are involved in protein synthesis process. Its a challenging open
problem to the researchers is to predict the location of protein coding regions of a DNA sequence.
Developed two algorithms for exon prediction, one is based on positional frequency distribution of
neuclotides and another is based on neuclotides bonding. The algorithms successfully identify protein
coding regions of DNA sequences for several organisms.
Encryption
Watermarking, as a step to ensure security of classified data, is being studied. Encryption of the data using
watermarking techniques subject to attacks from noise of varying amplitudes is being investigated. The
results are encouraging

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ANNEXURE V(B)
RESEARCH ACTIVITIES (PROPOSED)
Solid State Electronics and Circuits
Transport and Magnetotransport
Transport characteristics of 1D quantum wires and quantum dots will be investigated
Nano CMOS
Performance optimization of nano MOS devices with respect to higher speed coupled with lower power will
be investigated. Devices constructed using Ge and III-V semiconductors together with high-k dielectrics and
employing different structures will be included in our analysis. Further C-V characterization will be
performed for these novel devices. Moreover, technology characterization will be carried out with a view to
making the devices suitable for circuit applications.
VLSI Circuits
1.Use of TCAD software to study the statistical variation of process parameters and the corresponding
effects on the performances of CMOS digital and analog circuits.
2.Use of novel training algorithm, design of experiments for regression analysis,
3. Design of low power analog blocks.
Photodetectors
Noise performance in SiGe photodetector, Studies on MQW structures, Studies on CMOS PDs, Translasers,
QDIPs, Type-II Superlattice photodetectors (e.g. APDs), Carbon nanotube FETs.
Transistor Laser
The characteristics of TL will be determined by considering multiple QWs embedded in the base of the
structure.
Nitrides
Development of III-Nitride and Si-Ge materials; Development of optoelectronic devices based on III-Nitride
bulk films and nanostructures; Development of MEMS based devices.

Microwave and Lightwave Technology


IMPATT Devices
Large signal computer simulation will be carried out to evaluate the high frequency performance of the
device. Device analysis of Nano Scale IMPATTs based on wide band gap semiconductor will be undertaken
at THz frequency region.
Development of 94 GHz pulsed DDR IMPATT diode starting with imported multilayered DDR structure will
be carried out in collaboration with different laboratories in India for improved power output.
CW and pulsed mm-wave oscillators at 94 GHz will be developed by using both imported and indigenous
IMPATT diode. Both Resonant-cap and Reduced height cavity will be fabricated for pulsed IMPATT
oscillator at the window frequency. Studies on Device-Circuit interaction and impedance matching problem
will be undertaken.

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Left Handed Materials (Metamaterial)


*Present research involves detailed study on transmission characteristics of plasmonic LHM to identify the
zones of RHM, electric plasma, LHM, magnetic plasma. The whole phenomena need to be understood from
the view-point of negative refraction and wave impedance, which is not yet available in published literature.
*The computer-aided characterization of metamaterial loaded waveguide has also been started and its
application possibilities for design of miniaturized and highly efficient microwave/millimeter-wave
components will be taken up for detailed investigation during the next year.
*We are also planning to investigate the phenomena of evanescent wave growth in LHM from the point of
view of surface plasmon polariton cavity possibly formed within the plasmonic LHM slab. Evanescent wave
amplification is expected to perform perfect focusing of point source at the image plane getting over the
problem of diffraction limit using LHM plane slab as the media. This will make possible sub-wavelength
imaging using plane metamaterial slab. This work is in collaboration with SAMEER, Kolkata and the
Reactor Control Division of BARC, Mumbai.
*The work on metamaterial based IMPATT oscillator and power combiner is in progress as a Japanese
collaboration. In this year we shall take up the metamaterial circuit characterization and then the Device
(IMPATT) circuit (CRLH metamaterial) interaction problem will be taken up and the phase-noise
characteristics of the oscillator will be evaluated. The circuit-level power combining will be taken up in the
next phase.
Opical Signal Processing
Some of the above works are still under investigation and likely to be continued in the next year. We are also
studying Reflective SOA to be utilized in Optical access network. In addition some wireless modulation
techniques to be used in the optical network problem is under study.
Conducting Polymer
The proposed simulation technique will be tested for different sizes and shapes of the sample at X band.

Space and Environment Science and Communication


i) Collaboration with SAC, ISRO, Ahmedabad
The collaboration between this Institute and Satellite Application Group. SAC, Ahmedabad will be
continued for Ka and Ku-band propagation studies The Ka-band beacon signals from the Indian
geostationary satellite GSAT-4 will be available soon which will be used for experimental measurements.
The multi-station data from the Indian region on rain DSD, MRR, rainguages, radiometers, and propagation
measurements will be utilized for obtaining the propagation models for the Indian region. The development
of channel model for implementing the fade mitigation techniques will a major focus for the propagation
study. Already, this effort has resulted in joint publications and some more are in the offing.
ii) Megha Tropiques Mission of ISRO
The Megha Tropiques Mission is a joint venture of ISRO and CNES (France) to study the convective
systems and their role on tropical weather and climate. The satellite will be launched in the second half of
2010. This Institute has already been identified as a major site in the convective rainfall regime for
validation of Megha Tropiques observations in view of an extensive experimental facilities available at this
Institute comprising of MRR, Disdrometer, HATPRO, Optical Raingauge, Tipping Bucket Raingauge, Ku-

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band Satellite Receiving System. It is proposed that this validation site will operate in collaboration with
IMD, Kolkata, DWR Centre, Kolkata, ISRO, Bangalore, and IIT, Delhi (Storm Project).
iii) Observations with Humidity and Temperature Profiler (HATPRO)
A radiometric system to obtain the profiles of humidity and temperature has been installed at the Institute.
The other atmospheric parameters such as, liquid water content, both profile and integrated values, cloud
base height, earth-space propagation parameters, with all-sky scanning facility, can also be obtained with the
radiometer. HATPRO along with other experimental systems will provide a major facility for radio remote
sensing of the tropical atmosphere.
GPS & TEC
The phenomena of equatorial electrojet (EEJ), counter electrojet (CEJ) and equatorial ionization anomaly
(EIA) and their interplay governs the electrodynamics of the low latitude ionosphere. The development of
the EIA in the afternoon hours has a close relation with the occurrence of ESF on a particular night, although
the exact mechanism connecting the two phenomena is still unknown. A developed EIA not only results in a
sharp latitudinal gradient equatorward of the northern/southern crest but on the poleward side as well, the
latter being more intense than the former. Although a large number of investigations have been conducted to
find and explain the characteristics of the CEJ event, its effects on the equatorial and off-equatorial
ionospheric electrodynamics is yet to be fully explored. Current understanding of the equatorial ionospheric
irregularities indicates that the seeding mechanism may be the driving mechanism behind the day-to-day
variability of ESF. Future efforts will aim to address the issues related to the interrelationship between the
EEJ/CEJ events and role of the gradient of EIA beyond the northern crest on the subsequent occurrence of
ESF, identification of a seeding mechanism/ precursor to ESF and tracking of ionospheric irregularities
generated over the magnetic equator using radar back-scattered signals, a chain of GPS TEC and scintillation
monitoring stations, and VHF satellite beacon measurements located more or less along the same meridian
around and beyond the northern crest of the EIA.

Systems Science
Computer Aided Diagnostics
The work will be continued to develop more intelligent and robust methodologies for AI based
Computer Aided Diagnosis systems (CADs). In the next phase of studies, few image processing algorithms
are analyzed on the basis of time and space complexity and then will be implemented into FPGAs. It implies
a special purpose dedicated system rather than a general purpose computer and is ideally suited for less
hardware complexity as well as low cost of production.
Graph Theory and Algorithms
Covering Problems, In Place Algorithms for Sensor Networks, etc. will be studied
Genomic Signal Processing
Planning to design different types of multirate filters and apply on DNA sequence for better prediction of
protein coding regions.
Encryption
Investigation for improvement of the decryption technique for increasing the S/N ratio will be made.

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ANNEXURE VI(A)
Research Publications in Journals
No

1.

Name of Teacher

Tapas Das, Sanjib


Kabi, and
Dipankar Biswas

Title, journal, vol, page, year

Calculations for the band lineup of strained In xGa1xN/GaN quantum wells:


Effects of strain on the band offsets, Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 105,
p. 046101 (2009).

2. Subindu Kumar and


Sanjib Kabi

Dependence of the Absorption Spectra of III-V Semiconductor Quantum Dots


on the Fundamental Parameters, Int. J. Nanoscience (accepted).

3.

Magneto-electronic transport of the two-dimensional electron gas in CdSe


single quantum wells , Pramana Journal of Physics, vol. 72, p. 399 (2009).

P.K.Ghosh,
A.Ghosal,
D.Chattopadhyay

4. A.Ghosal,
D.Chattopadhyay

Diffusion thermopower of the two-dimensional electron gas inGaN single


quantum wells, Solid State Communications, vol. 149, p. 1264 (2009).

5. P. S. Das, G. K.
Dalapati, D. Z. Chi,
A. Biswas
and C. K. Maiti

Characterization of Y2O3 gate dielectric on n-GaAs substrates


Applied Surface Science, vol. 256, pp. 2245-2251 (2010).

6. P. S. Das,
A. Biswas
and C. K. Maiti,

Effects of an ultrathin Si passivation layer on the interfacial properties of RFsputtered HfYOx on n-GaAs substrates, Semiconductor Science and
Technology (UK), vol. 24, p. 085026 (6 pp.) (2009).

7. P. Chakraborty, S. S.
Mahato, T. K. Maiti,
M. K. Bera, C.
Mahata, S. K.
Samanta,
A. Biswas
and C. K. Maiti,
8. P. K. Basu, N. R.
Das, Gopa Sen,
Bratati
Mukhopadhyay
and Mukul K Das

Performance improvement of flash memory using AIN as charge-trapping


layer,
Microelectronics Engineering, vol. 86, pp 299-302 (2009).

9. Sumitra Ghosh and


P. K. Basu

Calculated composition of GeC/GeSiSn heterostructures grown on Si for


direct gap emission from GeC at 1.55 m

Ge/Si Photodetectors and Group IV Alloy Based Photodetector Materials


Optical and Quantum Electronics, DOI : 10.1007/s11082-010-9362-6.

Solid St. Commun (10.1016/j.ssc.2010.02.017


10. Mukul K Das and
N. R. Das

On optimum designs of a RCE Si/SiGe/Si MQW photodetector for long


wavelength applications,
Optical and Quantum Electronics, DOI 10.1007/s11082-009-9356-4
(2010).

11. Santu Sarkar and


N. R. Das

Study of Component Cross-talk and Obtaining Optimum Detection Threshold


for Minimum Bit-Error-Rate in a WDM Receiver,

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IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 19, pp. 159-171 (2009) .


12. Mukul K Das and
N. R. Das

Calculating the Responsivity of a Resonant-Cavity-Enhanced Si 1-xGex/Si


Multiple Quantum Well Photodetector,
Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 105, p. 093118 (8pp), (2009).

13. Debashree
Banerjee,
Tapashree Roy, and
Subal Kar

A Computer-Aided Analytical Study on the Characteristics of Left Handed


Material Structures at Microwave Frequencies,
IETE Journal of Research, vol. 55, issue 3, pp. 112-117, (May - June 2009).

14. Tapashree Roy,


Debashree Banerjee,
and Subal Kar

Studies on Multiple Inclusion Magnetic Structures Useful for Millimeterwave Left Handed Metamaterial Applications,
IETE Journal of Research, vol. 55, issue 2, pp. 83-89, March - April 2009.

15.

S. Chattopadhyay,
M. Biswas,
J. Y. Siddiqui and
D. Guha

Rectangular Microstrip Patch on a Composite Dielectric Substrate for HighGain Wide-Beam Radiation Patterns,
IEEE Trans. Antennas Propagat., vol. 57, N0. 10, pp. 3325-3328, (Oct.
2009).

16.

L. C. Chu,

Conformal Strip-Fed Shaped Cylindrical Dielectric Resonator: Improved


Design of a Wideband Wireless Antenna,
IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 8, pp. 482-485,
(Dec. 2009).

D. Guha, and
Y. Antar
17.

S. Chattopadhyay,
M. Biswas,
J. Y. Siddiqui and
D. Guha

Input impedance of rectangular microstrip with variable air gap and varying
aspect ratio,
IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagations, Vol. 3, No. 8, pp. 11511156, (Dec. 2009).

18.

D. Guha,
B. Gupta,
and Y. Antar

New Pawn-Shaped Dielectric Ring Resonator Loaded Hybrid Monopole


Antenna for Improved Ultra-Wide Bandwidth,
IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 8, pp. 1178-1181,
(Dec. 2009).

19.

D. Guha,
C. Kumar,
S. Pal

and

Improved Cross-Polarization Characteristics of Circular Microstrip Antenna


Employing Arc-Shaped Defected Ground Structure (DGS)
IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 8, pp. 1367-1369,
(Dec. 2009).

20.

D. Guha, Y. Antar,
P. Beland, and
M. Roper

A Small Size, High Gain Printed Antenna for Wireless Base Station
Applications,
Microwave Journal , vol. 53, No. 1, p. 92-98, (Jan. 2010).

21.

Abhirup Das
Barman, Mirco
Scaffardi, Soumitra
Debnath, Luca Pot,
Antonella Bogoni

Design tool and its experimental validation for SOA-based photonic signal
processing,
Journal Optical Fiber Technology, Elsevier, vol. 15, pp. 39-49, (2009).

22.

N. Andriolli, M.
Scaffardi,
A. Das Barman,
P. Castoldi, L. Pot,
A. Bogoni

All- Optical Packet Switched Interconnection Network based on Modular


Photonic Digital Processing,
Journal IET Communications, UK, vol. 3, Issue 3, pp. 477-486, (March
2009).

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23.

A. Maitra and
K. Chakravarty

Rain Depolarization Measurements on Low Margin Ku-band Satellite Signal


at a Tropical Location,
IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 8, pp. 445-448,
(2009).

24.

A. Maitra
and S. Chakrabarty

Cloud Liquid Water Content and Cloud Attenuation Studies with Radiosonde
Data at a Tropical Location,
Journal of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, DOI:
10.1007/s10762-008-9452-8, published online on 10 December 2008, Vol. 30,
No. 3, pp. 367-373, (2009).

25.

A. Maitra, S. Das
and A.K. Shukla

Joint statistics of rain rate and event duration for a tropical location in India,
Indian J Radio Space Phys, vol.38, pp. 353-360, (2009).

26.

K. Chakravarty and
A. Maitra

Rain attenuation studies over an earthspace path at a tropical location,


Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, vol. 72, pp. 135138, (2010).

27.

S. Das, A.K. Shukla


and A. Maitra

Investigation of vertical profile of rain microstructure at Ahmedabad in Indian


tropical region,
Advances Space Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2010.01.001, 2010
(available online on 11 January 2010)

28.

A. K. Shukla, B.
Roy, S. Das, A. R.
Charania, K. S.
Kavaiya, K.
Bandyopadhyay,
and K. S. Dasgupta

Micro rain cell measurements in tropical India for site diversity fade
mitigation estimation,
Radio Sci., vol. 45, RS1002, doi:10.1029/2008RS004093, (2010).

29.. A. K. Shukla., S.
Das, N. Nagori, M.
R. Sivaraman, and
K. Bandyopadhyay

Two-Shell Ionospheric Model for Indian Region: A Novel Approach,


IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol.. 47, no. 8, p.
2407,(2009).

30.

R. Hajra, S.K.
Chakraborty and
A. Paul

Electrodynamical control of the ambient ionization near the equatorial


anomaly crest in the Indian zone during counter-electrojet days,
Radio Sci., vol. 44, RS3009, doi:10.1029/2008RS003904, (2009).

31.

Arpita Das and


M. Bhattacharya

Identification of Microcalcifications and Grading of Masses using Digital


Mammogram, Int. Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics,
ISSN: 1755-0653, E-ISSN: 1755-0661, Inderscience Publication, (Jan 2010)
(in press). (indexed by Google Scholar, Scirus)

32.

A. Das and
M. Bhattacharya

Identification of Tiny and Large Calcification in Breast: A Study on


Mammographic Image Analysis,
Int. Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications, ISSN: 17445485, E-ISSSN: 1744-5493, Inderscience Publication, (Accepted for
publication, Nov. 2009). (indexed by Google Scholar, Inspec, Scopus, Scirus)

33.

M. Bhattacharya
and A. Das

Genetic Algorithm Based Feature Selection in a Recognition Scheme Using


Adaptive Neuro Fuzzy Techniques,
Int. Journal of Computers, Communications & Control, ISSN: 1841 9836; E-ISSN: 1841 9844, (Accepted for publication, Nov. 2009). (indexed
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by ISI Web of Science, SCI)


34.

M. Bhattacharya
and A. Das

Registration of Multimodality Medical Imaging of Brain using Particle


Swarm Optimization,
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Part-3, Springer Link, ISBN: 978-818489-404-2, E-ISBN: 978-81-8489-203-1, DOI: 10.1007/978-81-8489-2031_11, pp. 131-139, (2009).

35.

A. Das and
M. Bhattacharya

A Novel Vague Set Approach for Selective Contrast Enhancement of


Mammograms using Multiresolution,
Int. Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, ISSN: 1937-6871, EISSN: 1937-688X, Vol. 2, pp. 575-581, December 2009. (indexed by Inspec,
Library of Congress, Scientific Research)

36.

M. Bhattacharya
and A. Das,

Soft Computing Based Decision Making Approach for Tumor


Mass Identification in Mammogram,
Int. Journal of Bioinformatics Research, ISSN: 09753087, Vol. 1, Issue 2,
pp. 37-46, (2009). (indexed by Google Scholar, Bioinfopress)

37.

M. Bhattacharya
and A. Das

Identification and classification of tumor / cancer lesion appearing in


brain using CT and MR images: study on adaptive neuro fuzzy
systems,
Int. Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Engineering, , ISSN:
0974-4320, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 51-61, (June 2009). (indexed by EI and SCI)

38.

Sandip Das,
Partha P. Goswami
and Subhas C.
Nandy

Smallest color-spanning object revisited,


International Journal of Computational Geometry & Applications
(IJCGA), vol. 19, pp. 457-478, (2009).

39.

M Maity, Ajay K.
Dutta, and
P.K.Karmakar

Effect of climatological parameters on propagation delay through the


atmosphere, Pacific Journal of Science and Technology (U.S.A) , vol 10 ,
No. 2 pp 14- 20 , (Nov (Fall ) ,2009).

40.

P. K. Karmakar,
Maiti, Manabendra;
Calheiros,
AlanJames; Angelis,
Carlos; Machado,
Luiz; DA Costa,
Simone

Ground Based Single Frequency Radiometric studies of water vapour at


22.234 GHz,

41.

A. Bhattacharyya,
T. D. Moustakas,
Lin Zhou, David J.
Smith and W. Hug

Deep ultraviolet emitting AlGaN quantum wells with high internal quantum
efficiency,
Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 94, p. 181907 (2009)

42.

J. Henson, J. C.
Heckel, E. Dimakis,
J. Abell,
A. Bhattacharyya,
G. Chumanov,
T.
D. Moustakas, and
R. Paiella

Light Emission from InGaN Quantum Wells via Coupling to Chemically


Synthesized Silver Nanoparticles,

International J . Remote Sensing (U.K), Accepted, 2010

Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 95, art. no. 151109, (2009).

53

43.

K. Driscoll, Y. Liao,
A. Bhattacharyya,
L. Zhou,
D. J. Smith,
T. D. Moustakas,
and R. Paiella,

Optically Pumped Intersubband Emission of Short-Wave Infrared Radiation


with GaN/AlN Quantum Wells

44.

S. Pandit,
C. R. Mandal and A.
Patra

An Automated High-Level Topology Generation Procedure for ContinuousTime Modulator,


Integration-the VLSI Journal (Elsevier) : accepted

45.

Moumita Mukherjee
and J. P. Banerjee

DDR Pulsed IMPATT sources at MM-wave window frequency: high power


operation mode
International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology, (Korea),
vol. 16, Issue 3, (March 2010)

46.

Soumen Banerjee,
Moumita Mukherjee
and J. P. Banerjee

Studies on the performance of Wz-GaN DDR IMPATT diode at optimum bias


current for THz frequencies
International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology, (Korea),
vol. 16, Issue 3, (March 2010).

Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 94, art. no. 081120, (2009).

Papers Communicated
1.

P. K Karmakar,
Subhasree Sett,
Calheiros,
AlanJames,
Angelis, Carlos,
Machado, Luiz,
DA Costa, Simone

Dual frequency Microwave Radiometric Estimation of Water Vapour,

2.

P.K.Karmakar ;
M.Maity and
Angelis, Carlos

Determination of window frequency in the millimeter wave band in the range


of 58 degree North through 45 degree South ,
Int. J Microwave & Infrared Technol (USA):2009

3.

Sanjib Kabi, Tapas


Das and

Reconfirmation of the band offsets of InGaP/GaAs quantum wells,


(Communicated).

International J . Remote Sensing (U.K), communicated , 2010

Dipankar Biswas
4.

Sanjib Kabi,
Siddhartha Panda,
Tapas Das and
Dipankar Biswas

Problems in the interpretation of the optical measurements on In xGa1-xN/GaN


quantum wells, (Communicated).

5.

Siddhartha Panda
and Dipankar
Biswas

On the proper design of quantum structures for static and time varying
Capacitance-Voltage measurements, (Communicated).

6.

Siddhartha Panda,
Sanjib Kabi and
Dipankar Biswas

Effects of the built in piezoelectric field on the photoluminescence of In xGa1xN/GaN quantum wells (To be communicated).

7.

A. Paul and
A. DasGupta

Characteristics of the Equatorial Ionization Anomaly in Relation to the Dayto-Day Variability of Ionospheric Irregularities around the Post-Sunset Period,
Radio Sci., 2009 (under review).
54

8.

A. Das,
A. DasGupta and
S. Ray

Characteristics of L-band (1.5GHz) and VHF (244 MHz) amplitude


scintillations recorded at Kolkata during 1996-2006 and development of
models for the occurrence probability of scintillations using Neural network, ,
J. Atmos. Sol. Terr. Phys., 2009 (under review).

55

ANNEXURE VI(B)
Research Publications in Seminars/ Symposia/ Conferences
Authors

Title, Symposium, Conference , Organizer, venue, dates


ICMAT 2009 International Conference on Materials for Advanced
Technologies, 28 june-3 july 2009 Singapore

1.

Sanjib Kabi,
Siddhartha Panda,
Subindu Kumar and
Dipankar Biswas

Striking Information from the Photoluminescence of Annealed and NonAnnealed III-V Nanostructures (Session O1-S4.7 (O): June 30, 2009.

2.

Sanjib Kabi, Tapas Das


and

Complexities in the Interpretation of the Optical Measurements on


InGaN/GaN Quantum Wells of High Indium Content

Dipankar Biswas

(Session O1-S3.5 (O): June 29, 2009

Tapas Das and


Dipankar Biswas

Effects of Interdiffusion on the Band Profiles of InGaAs/InP Quantum


Wells (Session O1-S 4.9 (O); June 30, 2009)

3.

9th Intl. Conf. Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices


(NUSOD 09) held at Gwangzu Institute of Science & Technology,
Korea, Sept. 14-18, 2009
4.

P. K. Basu, N. R. Das,
Gopa Sen, Bratati
Mukhopadhyay and
Mukul K Das

Ge/Si Photodetectors and Group IV Alloy Based Photodetector Materials,

5.

Mukul K Das and

On Some Optimum Designs of a Resonant-Cavity-Enhanced SiGe/Si


MQW Photodetector for long wavelength applications

N. R. Das
6.

Rikmantra Basu,
Abhirup Das Barman
and P. K. Basu

Modeling of Transistor Laser Optical Amplifiers under Steady-State and


Transient Conditions

7.

Ipsita Sengupta,
Abhirup Das Barman
and P. K. Basu

Circuit Model for Analysis of SOA Based Photonic Switch

CODEC 09, Proc. of International Conference on Computers and


Devices for Communication (CODEC-09), ISBN: 978-81-8465-152-2, 1416 Dec. 2009 in Kolkata, India, (indexed by IEEE Digital Library).
8.

Siddhartha Panda and


Dipankar Biswas

A closer look into the III-V semiconductor quantum well under an electric
field as used in capacitance- voltage measurement ( NEP -8111)

9.

A Ghosal
and K Sarkar

Monte Carlo study of NDR effect in GaN at Terahertz frequencies,

A.Ghosal

Drain Current vs. Drain Voltage characteristics of nanoscale 2D GaAs


MOSFETs (NEP-8541).

10.

and K.Sarkar
11.

A.Banerjee,
S.Mukhopadhyay and

( EDM-2855).

Calculation of gain in GaAlAs/GaAs superlattice laser due to

56

A.Ghosal

intersubband longitudinal optic (lo) phonon transitions (OLT-1359).

12.

S. Bhattacherjee,
A. Biswas and
P. K. Basu

Influence of gate architectures on the performance of SOI MOSFETs


including the strained channel (EDM-8763)

13.

Bratati
Mukhopadhyay.
Gopa Sen and
P.K.Basu

Feasibility of Laser Action at 1550 nm by Direct Gap Type I GeC/GeSiSn


Heterojunctions (EDM-6788)

14.

Gopa Sen, Bratati


Mukhopadhyay and
P.K.Basu

Ge/SiGe RCE Photodetectors : A comparative study based on FranzKeldysh Effect and Quantum Confined Stark Effect (EDM -8272).

15.

Rikmantra Basu,
Bratati
Mkhopadhyay and
P. K. Basu

Gain Spectra and Characteristics of a Transistor Laser with InGaAs


Quantum Well in the Base (OLT-6708).

16.

Vedatrayee
Chakraborty, Bratati
Mukhopadhyay and
P.K.Basu

A compact drift-diffusion current model of strained-Si-Si 1-xGex MOSFETs


(EDM-5197).

17.

Santu Sarkar and


N. R. Das

Error probability Density and Bit-Error-Rate due to SRS Cross-talk in a


WDM Receiver )(OLT-7794).

18.

Mukul K. Das and


N. R. Das,

On the Ge-content Dependent noise Current in Si/SiGe MQW


Photodetector )(OLT-LS01).

19.

Kasturi Mukherjee and


N. R. Das

Calculation of Current in Multiple Quantum Well (MQW) Structures with


Variable Barrier Heights (NEP-8001),

20.

Himadri Sekhar Dutta


and N. R. Das

Calculating the Signal to Noise Ratio of a RCE Ge-based Schottky


photodetector (OLT-RN02).

21.

S. Das, A. K. Shukla
and A. Maitra

Classification of Convective and Stratiform Types of Rain and Their


Characteristic Features at a Tropical Location (RSS-5174).

22.

A. Maitra, Rajasri Sen


Jaiswal, Sonia R
Fredrick, Neela V S,
K. Chakravarty, Arpita
Adhikari, A.
Bhattacharya, Rasheed
M and Leena Zaveri

Comparison of TRMM estimated rainfall with ground truth over Calcutta


(RSS-7524).

23.

A K Shukla, S. Das
and B. Roy

Rain Attenuation Measurements using Synthetic Storm Technique over


Ahmedabad (RSS-4233).

24.

A. Das and
M. Bhattacharya

Selective Contrast Enhancement of Space occupying Lesions in Brain


using Vague Set Approach (ACN-9453)

25.

A. Das Barman,
F.
Fresi, I. Sengupta, L.
Pot, A. Bogoni

Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Inter-Channel Crosstalk


Mitigation by Assist Light in a TOAD De-Multiplexer (OLT-LS03).

26.

Ipsita Sengupta, and

Study of Performance Degradation Introduced by ADD/DROP

57

Abhirup Das Barman

Multiplexing Operation in a SOA-Based WDM Ring NetworkTheoretical


and Experimental (OLT-5136).

27.

M. Roy, S. Biswas and


Soma Barman
Mandal

Indentification and analysis of coding & non-coding regions of a DNA


sequence by PFDN algorithm (CIS-0870)

28.

Moumita Mukherjee,
S. Banerjee and
J. P. Banerjee

Mobile space-charge effect on Terahertz properties of Wz-GaN based


DDR IMPATT oscillators (EDM-9213).

29.

J. P. Banerjee and
K. K. Ghosh

Submillimeter Wave Generation and Low Frequency Noise in GaN


(EDM-1662).

30.

Moumita Mukherjee

Effects of Punch-through on Terahertz Frequency Characteristics of 4HSiC Based p++pnn++ IMPATT Devices ( EDM-4882).

31.

S.S. De,
B. Bandyopadhyay,
Suman Paul, D. K.
Halder, S. Nandi, Minu
Safui, and S. Barui

AILA-2009,: Its Influence and Analysis (RSS-0019).

32.

S.S. De,
B. Bandyopadhyay,
Suman Paul, D. K.
Halder, and M. Bose

Studied on Nonlinear Travelling Ionospheric Disturbances within the


Aural Regio Initiated by Atmospheric Gravity Waves (RSS-6776).

33.

S.S. De, B. K De,


B. Bandyopadhyay,
Suman Paul, D. K.
Halder, S. Barui ,
Minu Safui, A.
Bhowmik, Pinaki Paul,
S. Nandi and T. K. Das

Studies on the Effect of Minahasa, Indonesia Earthquake on Sferics


Signals Recorded in Kolkata (RSS-4929).

34.

S.S. De, B. K De,


B. Bandyopadhyay,
T. K. Das, Suman Paul,
D. K. Halder, S. Nandi
and S. Barui

Effects of Solar Eclipse of July 22, 2009 on VLF Signals and


Atmospherec Electricity Parameters over Kolkata (RSS-9754)

35.

Rajat Acharya, Bijoy


Roy, M. R. Sivaraman
and Asish Dasgupta

Kalman Filter pproach for Prediction of Inospheric Total Electron Content


(RSS-4835).

36.

D. K. Chakrabarty,
S. K. Chopkar and
N. N. Purkait

Femtosecond Terawatt Laser System to Produce Artificial Rain (RSS8883).

37.

Sumitra
Mukhopadhyay and
Ajit K. Mondal

Hierarchical Modified RPSO Based Technique for Optimal Rule


Extraction (ACN-3066)
AEMC IEEE Applied Electromagnetics Conference (AEMC-2009),
Kolkata, India, 14-16 December 2009.

38.

K. Chakravarty and
A. Maitra

Observations of Rain Drop Size Distribution and Rain Attenuation of a


Satellite Signal at a Tropical Location

58

39.

D. Das and A. Maitra

Development of Channel Model to Predict Rain Rate and Attenuation for


FMT Applications

40.

G. Ghosh, P. Banerjee
and S. K. Biswas

A System to Measure Dielectric Constant and Loss of Liquids at


Microwave Frequencies

41.

Chandrakanta Kumar
and D. Guha

New Defected Ground Structures (DGSs) to Reduce Cross-Polarized


Radiation of Circular Microstrip Antennas

42.

S. Chattopadhyay, J. Y
Siddiqui and D. Guha

Rectangular Patch on Air and Air-Dielectric Composite Substrates to


Achieve Improved Radiation Characteristics

43.

D. Guha, S. Biswas,
and Chandrakanta
Kumar

Annular Ring Shaped DGS to Reduce Mutual Coupling Between Two


Microstrip Patches
XVth IWPSD-2009, SSPL & Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India,
December, 2009.

44.

P. K. Basu, Bratati
Mukhopadhyay and
Rikmantra Basu

Transistor Lasers : Physics, Applications and Modeling Issues

45.

A. Biswas
and S. Bhattacherjee

Effects of back gate bias and surface roughness on the threshold voltage of
nanoscale DG MOSFETs

46.

S. Goswami and
A. Biswas

Impact of structural dimensions, channel doping concentration and bias


voltages on SCEs of nanoscale FD SOI-MOSFETs, pp. 659-662, 2009

47.

S Bhattacharyyaa and
N. R. Das

Effect of Electric Field on Intersubband Oscillator Strength in a


Semiconductor Quantum Ring

48.

Moumita Mukherjee,
S. Banerjee and
J. P. Banerjee

MM-wave performance of DDR IMPATTs based on cubic SiC

49.

Siddhartha Panda,
Sanjib Kabi, Tapas Das
and
Dipankar
Biswas

Ambiguities in the optical measurements of InGaN/GaN quantum wells of


high In content

50.

Sanjib Kabi,
Siddhartha Panda,
Tapas Das and
Dipankar Biswas

Effects of Strain on The Band offsets of Annealed and Non-Annealed IIIV Nanostructures

Int. Conf. ELECTRO-2009, BHU, Varanasi, INDIA, December 22-24


51.

A. Biswas

Determination of uniaxial stress of embedded Si 1-yCy source/drain


nMOSFETs using numerical simulation techniques , pp. 47-49, 2009

52.

S. Bhattacherjee and
A. Biswas

Impact of high-k dielectrics and spacer layers on the elctrical performance


of symmetrical double gate MOSFETs, pp. 39-42, 2009

53.

A. Biswas and
M. Basak Nath

Influence of temperature on the threshold voltage and subthreshold slope


of strained-Si/SiGe MOSFETs with polysilicon gates, pp. 43-46, 2009

54.

S. Goswami and
A. Biswas

Modeling and numerical simulation of gate leakage current in strained-Si


channel nMOSFETs with high-k gate dielectrics, pp. 35-38, 2009

55.

N.R.Das

Si-based Photodetector in Optical Communication, , pp.446-451, 2009.

59

56.

Kasturi Mukherjee and


N. R. Das

Effect of Barrier Asymmetry on Tunneling Current in Double Barrier


Quantum Well Structure, pp.468-471, 2009.

57.

Himadri Sekhar Dutta


and N. R. Das

Calculating the NoiseEquvalent Bandwidth of a Ge-based Schottky


photodetector at1.55 m wavelength, pp.490-493, 2009

58.

Gopa Sen, Bratati


Mukhopadhyay and
P.K.Basu

Prediction of band offsets of the ternary alloy Si1-x-ySnxCy on Si, pp. 482485, 2009.

59.

P.K. Basu, Gopa Sen


and Bratati
Mukhopadhyay

Feasibilty of Laser Action in Strained Ge and Group IV Alloys on Si


Platform, pp.456-459, 2009.
16th National Space Science Symposium, Suarashtra University,
Rajkot, 24-27 February 2010.

60.

A. Bhattacharya,
A. Adhikari and
A. Maitra,

Multitechnique observations of convective rain structure at a tropical


location

61.

K. Chakravarty and
A. Maitra

Studies on some earth-space propagation phenomena characteristic to the


tropical location

62.

S. Das and A. Maitra

Rain characteristics with MRR observation at a tropical location

63.

T. Das, D. Bhaumick,
A. Das, S. Ray,
A. DasGupta and
A. Paul

Some Observations on the Effects of Solar Eclipse on 22nd July,2009,

64.

A.Paul and
A.DasGupta

Characteristics of GPS Phase Scintillations as Observed from a Low


Latitude Station

65.

A. Das, S. Ray and A.


DasGupta,

Modelling the occurrence of scintillations at L-band using Neural


Network
Other Conferences

66.

N. R. Das and
Kasturi Mukherjee

Electric-field Assisted Tunneling in Asymmetric Barrier Quantum well for


Switch Applications, International Conference on Computers,
Communication, Control and Information Technology, Feb.6-7, 2009
at AOT, Hooghly, West Bengal, India.

67.

A. Maitra,
A. Bhattacharya,
A. Adhikari and
K. Chakravarty

Studies on Rain Structure Based on Ground Based Dropsize Distribution


and Earth Space Propagation Measurements, International Conference
on Megha tropiques Science and Applications, ISRO Headqurters,
Bangalore, 23-25 March 2009, Abstract pp. 32-33.

68.

K. Chakravarty and
A.Maitra

Propagation effects related to satellite communications at frequencies


above 10GHz at Kolkata, Proc. of Radio and Environmental Sciences:
National Seminar , National Physical Laboratory (NPL), New Delhi,
April 22-23, 2009

69.

A. Das and
M. Bhattacharya

Detection of Benignancy /Malignancy of Tumor Mass Appearing in


Mammogram Using Vague Set Approach, accepted in Proc. of IEEE Int.
Conf. on Intelligent Human Computer Interaction (IHCI-2010), 16-18
Jan. 2010 in Allahabad, India (indexed by Springer Link).

60

70.

A. Das and
M. Bhattacharya,

Genetic Algorithm Based Automated Medical Image Fusion Technique: A


Comparative Study with Fuzzy Fusion Approach, Proc. of IEEE World
Congress on Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing (NaBIC09), ISBN: 978-1-4244-5612-3, pp. 269-274, December 9-11, Coimbatore,
India (indexed by IEEE Computer Society).

71.

M. Bhattacharya and
A. Das

Atanassov Fuzzy Model for Analyzing Selective Contrast Enhancement


of Medical Images using Multiresolution, accepted in Proc. of IEEE
Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (IEEE
NSS/MIC-09), 25th 31st Oct, 2009 in Florida, USA (indexed by IEEE
Nuclear Science Society).

72.

A. Das and
M. Bhattacharya

A Study on Prognosis of Brain Tumors using Fuzzy Logic and Genetic


Algorithm Based Techniques, Proc. of IEEE Int. Joint Conferences on
Bioinformatics, Systems Biology and Intelligent Computing, ISIBM2009, ISBN: 978-0-7695-3739-9, pp. 348-351, (3-5) August, 2009 in
Shanghai, China (indexed by IEEE Computer Society).

73.

S. Pandit

Methodology for Sizing of Analog High-Level Topologies using


Computational Intelligence Techniques. Accepted. ICETES 2010

74.

Ajit Arvind Diwan,


Subir Kumar Ghosh,
Partha Pratim
Goswami,
Andrzej Lingas

On Joint Triangulations of Two Sets of Points in the Plane, Proc. of the


First India-Taiwan Conference on Discrete Mathematics, 2009, pp. 3443, 2009.

75.

Subir Kumar Ghosh,


Partha Pratim

Unsolved Problems in Visibility Graph Theory,

Goswami
76.

77.

Proc. of the First India-Taiwan Conference on Discrete Mathematics,


2009, pp. 44-54, 2009.

Subir Ghosh, Partha


Goswami, Anil
Maheshwari, Subhas
Nandy, Sudebkumar
Pal and Swami
Sarvattomananda

Algorithms for computing diffuse reflection paths in polygons,

Tapashree Roy and


Subal Kar

Negative Refractive Index and Transmission Properties through


Frequency Dispersive Left-Handed Materials

Accepted for publication in the Proc. of the Third Annual Workshop on


Algorithms and Computation to be held during February 18-20, 2009.

Accepted for presentation in PIERS 2010, Xian, China, 22-26 March


2010.
78.

Tapashree Roy,
Debashree Banerjee,
and Subal Kar

Studies on Multiple Inclusion Magnetic Structures Useful for Millimeterwave LHM Applications, Contributed in the Third International
Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and
Optics, London, UK, 30 August 04 September 2009.

79.

Subal Kar

Design and Characterization of a 34GHz IMPATT Oscillator Using Novel


Coaxial-waveguide Cavity, Contributed in PIERS 2009, Moscow, Russia,
18-21 August 2009.

80.

Rikmantra Basu,
Abhirup Das
Barman, P.K.Basu

Modeling of Semiconductor Optical Amplifier using a Simple


Asymmetrical Multiple Quantum-Well Structure
International Conference on Applied Optics & Photonics, ICONTOP2009, Kolkata, India, March 2009

61

81.

Soma Barman
Mandal

Identification of coding and non-coding regions of a DNA sequence


based on (DNBHB)ws algorithm, paper accepted in the International
conference ICETES, to be held on March 25-26 ,2010 at NIU,
Tamilnadu.

82.

R. Paiella, K. Driscoll,
Y. Li, Y. Liao,
A.
Bhattacharyya,
C.
Thomidis, and T. D.
Moustakas

Intersubband Device Applications of Nitride Quantum Structures


Photonics West, San Francisco (CA), Jan 2010 .

83.

R. Paiella, K. Driscoll,
Y. Liao,
A. Bhattacharyya,
L. Zhou, D. J. Smith,
and T. D. Moustakas

Short-Wavelength Intersubband Light Emission from Optically Pumped


GaN/AlN Quantum Wells,

84.

F. Sudradjat, K.
Driscoll, Y. Liao,
A. Bhattacharyya,
C. Thomidis, L. Zhou,
D. J. Smith,
T. D. Moustakas, and
R. Paiella

Experimental Observation of Sequential Tunneling Transport in


GaN/AlGaN Coupled Quantum Wells Grown on a Free-Standing GaN
Substrate
MRS Fall Meeting, poster I9.20, Boston (MA), Dec 2009.

85.

T. D. Moustakas,
Anirban
Bhattacharyya,
Lin Zhou, David J.
Smith and William
Hug

AlGaN Quantum Wells Emitting below 250 nm with Internal Quantum


Efficiency as high as 50%

K. Driscoll, Y. Liao, A.
Bhattacharyya,
T.
D. Moustakas,
R.
Paiella, L. Zhou, and
D. J. Smith

Optically Pumped Intersubband Light Emission near 2 mm from


GaN/AlN Quantum Wells

R. Paiella, K. Driscoll,
Y. Liao,
A. Bhattacharyya,
T. D. Moustakas,
L. Zhou, and
D. J. Smith

Optical and structural characterization of GaN/AlGaN quantum wells for


intersubband device applications,

88.

D. Guha and
M. M. Antar

Ultrawideband Monopole-Dielectric Resonator Antennas: Designs and


Advances,
Invited paper in URSI Comm. B Electromagnetic Theory Symposium
EMTS 2010, Berlin, Germany, Aug. 2010.

89.

D. Guha,
Archita Banerjee, and
Y. M. M. Antar

New Radiating Mode Successfully Excited in a Cylindrical DRA to


Produce Broadside High Gain Radiation, to be presented in IEEE
Antennas and Propagations Symp., Toronto, July 2010

90.

D.Guha,
Bidisha Gupta, and
Y. M. M. Antar

Hybrid Monopole-DRA: New Geometries for Improved Ultra-Wide


Impedance Bandwidth, to be presented in IEEE Antennas and
Propagations Symp., Toronto, July 2010.

86.

87.

MRS Fall Meeting, paper I10.8, Boston (MA), Dec 2009.

2009 MRS Fall Meeting , Boston, Nov. 29, Dec.3, 2009.

Y.

IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting, paper ThH1,


Belek-Antalya, Turkey, Oct 2009.

International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors, paper 14.4,


Santa Barbara (CA), Sept 2009

62

91.

Chandrakanta Kumar
and D.Guha

92.

C. Mondal and
A. Biswas

93.

P. S. Das and
A. Biswas

Current conduction in HfYOx gated MOS capacitors on n-GaAs


substrates with the silicon interfacial layer, accepted for presentation in
Int. Conf. ICETES 2010, Tamil Nadu, March 25-26, 2010.

94.

S. Banerjee, Moumita
Mukherjee and
J. P. Banerjee

Studies on the performance of Wz-GaN DDR IMPATT diode at optimum


bias current for THz frequencies,

Moumita Mukherjee
and J. P. Banerjee

DDR Pulsed IMPATT sources at MM-wave window frequency: high


power operation mode,

95.

A New Look into the Cross-Polarized Radiation form a Circular


Microstrip Antenna and Suppression Using Dot-Shaped DGS, to be
presented in IEEE Antennas and Propagations Symp., Toronto, July
2010
An analytical model for the high performance Ge channel p-MOSFETs
with high-k/metal gate stacks based on surface potential approach
accepted for presentation in Int. Conf. ICETES 2010, Tamil Nadu, March
25-26, 2010

IEEE EDS Int. Conf. on IEEE Micro/Nano Devices, Structures and


Systems (MiNDSS 2010), Tamilnadu, India.

IEEE EDS Int. Conf. on IEEE Micro/Nano Devices, Structures and


Systems (MiNDSS 2010), Tamilnadu, India.
National Conference MDCCT-2010, Burdwan University, 2010.
96.

B. Pal, A Acharya, A.
Das and
J. P. Banerjee

Temperature Distribution in a Mesa Structure of Si-IMPATT diode on a


Semi-infinite copper heat sink

97.

A. Das, Diptadip
Chakraborty, J. Sanyal
and J. P. Banerjee

Simulation of the circuit characteristics of a millimeter-wave pulsed


IMPATT oscillator embedded in a reduced height cavity

98.

Moumita Mukherjee
and J. P. Banrjee

Effects of impurity bumps on static and dynamic characteristics of group


IV-IV SiC-based IMPATT at Ka-band

99.

Moumita Mukherjee
and J. P. Banrjee

Effects of parasitic resistances on MM-Wave Si DDR IMPATT at window


frequency.

100.

Soumen Banerjee,
Moumita Mukherjee,
Soma Rani Karan,
Priyanka Roy
Chowdhury, Payel
Roy, Ankita
Choudhury and
J. P. Banerjee.

Terahertz Performance of Wz-GaN based DDR IMPATT Devices

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ANNEXURE VI(C)
List of Ph.D. Theses Submitted/Awarded / Pre Doctoral Seminar Read
No.

Name of the
Candidate

Name of the
Supervisor

Title

New Registration
1.

Manabendra Maiti

Dr. Pranab K.
Karmakar

Studies of water vapour distribution and the propagation


characteristics ay microwaves and millimeter waves

2.

Sri Partha Sarathi


Das

Dr.Abhijit Biswas/
Prof. C. K. Maiti
(ECE, ITKharagpur)

Studies on High-k Gate Dielectrics on GaAs Substrates

3.

Sri Amit Banerjee

Dr.Abhijit Biswas

Analytical and Numerical Simulation Studies of Nanoscale


Electronic Devices Based on Group IV Elements and
Alloys

4.

Smt Arpita
Adhikari

Prof. Animesh
Maitra

Studies on Microwave Propagation Characteristics over The


Earth-Space Paths and Related Tropospheric Phenomena in
the Tropical Region

5.

Sri Tapas Kumar


Pal

Prof.
J.P.Bandyopadhyay

Some experimental and theoretical studies on


Millimeterwave IMPATT Oscillators

6.

Smt Dalia Das

Prof. Animesh
Maitra

Development of Channel Model from Propagation


Measurement Over the Earth-Space Path at Frequencies
above 10 GHz for Fade Mitigation Applications

7.

Sri Aniruddha
Bhattacharya

Prof. Animesh
Maitra

Studies On Tropical Rain and Related Climatic Parameters


Based On Ground Based Observations and EarthSpace
Propagation Measurements

8.

Sri Sankar Karan

Prof. Dwijesh
Dutta Majumder,
Emeritus Prof. ISIKolkata

Studies on Nano Scale Image Analysis With Some


Application

Ph.D. Seminar given/Thesis Submitted


1.

Sri Sudipta
Chattopadhyay

Professor D.Guha

Theoretical and Experimental Studies on Some Aspects of


The Rectangular Microstrip Patch Antenna

2.

Ms. Moumita
Mukherjee

Professor
D.N.Bose USIC,
University of
Calcutta.

Computer Studies Of Silicon Carbide, Gallium


Nitride and Indium Phosphide Based IMPATT
Devices Operating in MM-Wave and Terahertz
Region and Corresponding Studies on PhotoSensitivity of the Devices (Thesis submitted)

3.

Sri Kaustav
Chakravarty,

Prof. Animesh
Maitra

Studies on Effects of Rain On Earth Space


Propagation in The Tropical Region.

4.

Sri Tapas Das

Professor Dipankar
Biswas

Some Studies on Semiconductor Nanostructures


for optoelectronic Devices

5.

Ms. Susmita Sen

Professor Nikhil
Ranjan Das

On Certain Aspects of Optical Interaction in a


semiconductor Quantum Ring.

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6.

Sri Jayanta
Mukhopadhyay

Professor J. P.
Bandyopadhyay

Studies on the effects of some physical phenomena on the


High Frequency properties of IMPATTs based on different
materials (Thesis submitted).

Ph.D. awarded
1.

Sri Subindu
Kumar

Professor D.Biswas

Studies on Some Important Properties of III-V


Nanostructures

2.

Sri Amlan
Chakrabarti

Dr.Susmita SurKolay, Professor


ACMU Indian
Statistical Institute,
Kolkata.

On Architectural Synthesis of Quantum Computers

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ANNEXURE VII
List of Faculties and Other Teaching/ Research Staff
(A). Names and Specialisation of the Faculty in the Centre
Professors
1.

Prof. S. Kar, Fulbright Fellow


M.Tech, Ph.D., FIETE, SMIEEE,
Head of the Department

Microwave and Millimeter-wave Engineering, Optical


Heterodyning and THz Technology, High Energy
Physics and Technology, Left-Handed Materials
(Metamaterials).

2.

Prof. B. Bandyopadhyay
M.Tech., Ph.D.

Microwave Electronics, Computer Software

3.

Prof. J.P.Bandyopadhyay,
M.Sc., Ph.D. SMIEEE

Millimeterwave Semiconductor Devices,


Microelectronics.

4.

Prof. P.K.Basu,
M.Tech., Ph.D., FAST (WB) ,
FIETE, SMIEEE
CAS Program Coordinator

Semiconductor Physics, Material Science, Solid State


and Optoelectronic Devices, VLSI Design, Optical
Communication, Nanoelectronics

5.

Prof. D. Biswas
M.Tech, Ph.D.

Solid State Electronics and Devices,


Electronic Circuit Design and Instrumentation

6.

Prof. D. Chattopadhyay,
M.Tech., Ph.D., D.Sc.

Semiconductor Physics and Devices, Circuit Theory,


Material Science

7.

Prof. N. R. Das
M. Tech., Ph.D., SMIEEE

Optoelectronic and Photonic Devices, Semiconductor


Nanostructures

8.

Prof. G. Ghosh
M.Tech., Ph.D.

Solid State and Microwave Electronics, Digital


Electronics

9.

Prof. P. K. Goswamy
M.Tech, Ph.D

Microwave Semiconductor Devices and


Circuits, Digital Techniques, Control Systems,
Numerical Analysis, Electronic Engineering Design

10.

Prof. D. Guha
M.Tech., Ph.D., SMIEEE

Antenna Engineering, Microwaves,


Broadcast Engineering

11.

Prof. A. Maitra
M.Sc., Ph.D. FIETE, SMIEEE

Communication, Wave Propagation, Remote Sensing

12.

Prof. P. C. Rakshit,
M.Tech, Ph.D.

Circuit Theory, Microwave Solid State Devices and


Circuits

13.

Prof. J. B. Roy,
M.Tech., Ph.D., MIEEE

Solid State and Quantum Electronics,


Optoelectronics, Microprocessor

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14.

Prof. P. K. Saha
M.Tech, Ph.D.(Leeds), FIETE, SMIEEE
(retired on July 31, 2008)

Electromagnetic Boundary Value Problems, Microwave


Engineering, Optoelectronics, Fibre Optic
Communication.

15.

Prof. S. Sen ,
M. Tech, Ph.D., FIE
Deputy Program Coordinator

Quantum and Optoelectronic


Instrumentation, VLSI Design

Devices,

OEIC,

Readers
1.

Dr. Abhijit Biswas


M.Tech, Ph.D.,

2.

Dr. A. Das Barman,


M. Tech., Ph.D.

Semiconductor Device Modeling, Circuit and Device


Simulation with SPICE, VLSI, optoelectronics, Control
Theory, Semiconductor Physics and Devices, TCAD,
Analog circuits.
Optical communication, Audio & Speech Signal
Processing

3.

Dr. S. K. De
M.Tech, Ph.D.

Solid State and Microwave Electronics


Pulse and Digital Technique.

4.

Dr. A. Ghosal
M.Tech., Ph.D.

Solid State Electronics, Communication Circuits and


Systems, Electron transport in Nanostructures and
Superlattices

5.

Dr. R. Ghosh
M.Tech, Ph.D.

Solid State Electronics, Microelectronics,


Microwave, Educational Technology.

6.

Dr. Partha Goswamy


M. Tech, Ph.D.

Computational Geometry, Graph Algorithm, Data


Structure & Design and Analysis of Algorithm

7.

Dr. Ashik Paul


M. Tech., Ph.D.

Space Science, Communication Engg.

8.

Dr. (Mrs) G. Sen (Guha Mazumdar)


M.Tech., Ph.D., MIEEE

Microwave
Engineering,
Optoelectronics.

9.

Dr. B. Saha
M.Tech., Ph.D.

Active Circuits, Radio wave propagation

TV

Engineering,

Senior Lecturers and Lecturers


1.

Dr. (Mrs) Soma Barman Mandal,


M. Tech., Ph.D., MIEEE

Mechatronics, Digital Signal Processing

2.

Dr. Anirban Bhattacharya, M. Sc.,


Tech., Ph.D.

3.

Dr. Subrata Chattopadhyay, M. Tech,


Ph.D.

Millimeter wave propagation, Electric Machines

4.

Ms. Arpita Das, M. Tech

Medical Image Processing, Artificial Intelligence,

M.

Crystal Growth and Epitaxy, Semiconductor Device


Fabrication, Materials and Device Characterization

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Pattern Recognition and VLSI Design.


5.

Dr. Pranab Karmakar, M. Sc, Ph.D.

Microwave & Millimeter wave Propagation, Remote


Sensing

6.

Sri Anjan Kundu, M. Tech

Microwave Engineering

7.

Dr. Bratati Mukhopadhyay, M. Tech,


Ph.D., MIEEE

8.

Dr. Sumitra Mukhopadhyay,


M.E.Tel.E., Ph.D., MIEEE

Physics
of
Semiconductor
Nanostructures,
Semiconductor Devices and Modeling, VLSI circuits,
Photonics
Control Systems Engineering.

9.

Dr. Soumya Pandit, M.Sc.,


Ph.D. MIEEE

10.

Dr. J. Y. Siddiqui,

M. Tech.,

VLSI Circuits and Systems, Analog Design Automation


Microwave antenna, Computational Electromagnetics

M. Tech., Ph.D.
11.

Dr. Sarbani Ray, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Space Science and Satellite Communication

12.

Mr. Sourabh Das, M.Sc.

Remote sensing and satellite communication

(B) Guest Lecturers/Retired Professors working as Teachers


Name

Affiliation

1.

Prof. N. N. Purkait, M. Tech, M. Sc


(Wales), Ph.D.

Ex-IRPE

2.

Prof. A. K. Dasgupta, M. Tech, Ph.D.

3.

Prof. P. K. Saha, M. Tech, Ph.D. (Leeds)

4.

Dr. B. C. Roy, M. Sc., Ph.D.

Space Science, Radio Wave Propagation


Analog Circuits, Antennas
Electromagnetic Boundary Value Problems,
Microwave Engineering, Optoelectronics, Fibre Optic
Communication.
Ex-BKC College; part time in IRPE

5.

Sri Himadri Sekhar Dutta

A K Choudhury School of IT, CU

6.

Prof. Amitabha Chanda

ISI (retd)

7.

Prof. Ranjan Dasgupta

National Inst. For Technical Teachers Training &


Research, Kolkata

8.

Dr. Partha Pratim Das

Interra Systems, Salt Lake, Kolkata

9.

Sri J. N. Roy

Interra Systems, Salt Lake, Kolkata

10.

Smt. Himadri Bhattacharyya

Surendra Nath College, Kolkata

11.

Sri Anirban Sarkar

Serampore College, Hoogly, WB

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12.

Smt. Nayana Guha Mazumdar

BKC College, Kolkata

13.

Sri Himadri Sekhar Dutta

AK Chowdhury School of IT, CU

14.

Dr. Sumitra Ghosh

RPE, Research Assistant

15.

Prof. Partha Sarathy Dasgupta

IIM-Kolkata

16.

Prof. Sudakshina Kundu Mookerjee

WBUT, Kolkata

17.

Dr. Abhijit Mallik

Dept. Electronic Sc., CU

18.

Sri Surajendra Krishna Deb

BSNL, Calcutta Telephones

(C )

List of Full time Scientific/Research Workers

Name

Designation / status

Supervisor/group leader

Sponsoring
authority

1.

Dr. Sumitra Ghosh

Research Assistant
/permanent

Prof. P. K. Basu

University of
Calcutta

Sri Himangshu
Sarkar

JRF

Prof. P. K. Basu

As above

3.

Smt. Swagata
Bhattacharyya

Research Fellow in
Science under
Meritorious Student

Dr. A. Biswas/

CAS

4.

Smt. Aditi Das

Senior Research Fellow

Prof. A. K. Dasgupta

Under CSIR support


in S. K. Mitra
Centre

5.

Sri Tanmay Das

JRF

Do

SKM Centre

6.

Sri Sanjib Kabi

CAS: RFSMS

Prof. D. Biswas

CAS

7.

Sri Kaustav
Chakrabarty

JRF

Prof. A. Maitra

ISRO

8.

Smt. Arpita
Adhikary

JRF

Prof. A. Maitra

ISRO

9.

Sri Aniruddha
Bhattacharyya

JRF

Prof. A. Maitra

SAC/ISRO

10.

Sri Rakesh Roy

JRF

Prof. S. S. De/ B.
Bandyopadhyay

ISRO

11.

Sri Dilip Kumar


Halder

JRF

Do

ISRO

12.

Sri Gopal Bhabak

JRF

do

ISRO

13.

Smt. Poulami
Rakshit

JRF:RFSMS

Prof. N. R. Das

UGC

14.

Smt Kasturi

JRF:RFSMS

Prof. N. R. Das

UGC

Prof. P. K. Basu

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Mukherjee
15.

Md. J K M
Sadique-Uz-Zaman

JRF: RFSMS

Dr. Ranjan Ghosh

UGC

(D) CAS RFSMS/Project Fellows joining the Institute in 2005


No

Name

Supervisor

1.

Smt. Swagata Bhattacherjee

Dr. Abhijit Biswas/Prof. P. K. Basu

2.

Sri Sanjib Kabi

Prof. D. Biswas

3.

Smt. Poulami Rakshit

Prof. N. R. Das

4.

Smt Kasturi Mukherjee

Prof. N. R. Das

5.

Md. J K M Sadique-Uz-Zaman

Dr. Ranjan Ghosh

6.

Ms. Arpita Banerjee

Prof. D. Guha

7.

Sri Siddhartha Panda

Prof. D. Biswas

(E)

List of Faculties in INRAPHEL/Other Institutions working


for Ph.D. in the Centre

Name

Designation

Institution

Supervisor

1.

Sri A. Kundu

Lecturer

INRAPHEL, CU

Dr. B. Bandyopadhyay

2.

Sri Subindu Kumar

Lecturer

Siliguri Inst. Technology

Prof. D. Biswas

3.

Sri Tapas Das

INRAPHEL, CU

Prof. D. Biswas

4.

Sri Himadri Dutta

Lecturer

AKCSIT, CU

Dr. N. R. Das

5.

Smt. Susmita Sen

Lecturer

Birla Institute of
Technology

Dr. N. R. Das

6.

Sri Santu Sarkar

Sr. Lecturer

Academy of Technology,
Adisaptagram, WB

Dr. N. R. Das

7.

Sri Swapan
Bhattacharya

Asst. Professor

Assansol Engg. College

Dr. N. R. Das

8.

Smt. Madhumita Pal

Asst. Professor

NIT, Silchar

Dr. N. R. Das

9.

Smt. Sriparna
Bhattacharyya

Sr. Lecturer

Heritage Inst. Technology,


Kolkata

Dr. N. R. Das

10.

Sri Sudipta
Chattopadhyay

Sr. Lecturer.

Siliguri Institute of
Technology

Dr. D. Guha

11.

Sri Sujoy Biswas

Sr. Lecturer.

VXL Technologies

Dr. D. Guha

12.

Sri Chandra Kanta

Scientist D

Satellite Centre, ISRO,

Dr. D. Guha
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Kumar

Bangalore

13.

Sri Kaushik Datta

Sr. Lecturer.

Academy of Technology,
Adisaptagram, WB

Dr. D. Guha

14.

Smt. Bidisha Gupta

Lecturer

Techno India, Kolkata

Dr. D. Guha

15.

Sri Chinmoy Saha

Lecturer

Heritage Inst. Of Tech.

Dr. J. Y. Siddiqui

16.

Sri. Anirban Mandal

Lecturer

Netaji Subhas Engg.


College

Dr. J. Y. Siddiqui

17.

Smt. Sayantani Mitra

Lecturer

18.

Sri Sujit
Chattopadhyay

DGM

BSNL, Calcutta Telephones

Prof. P. K. Saha

19.

Smt. Swastika
Chakraborty

Asstt Professor

JIS College of Engineering,


Kalyani

Prof. A. Maitra

20.

Sri S. Bhattacharya

Lecturer

ITME, Kolkata

Prof. A. Maitra

21.

Smt Dalia Das

Lecturer

Meghnad Saha Institute of


Technology

Prof. A. Maitra

22.

Sri Saurabh Das

Research
Fellow

Space Application
Technology, ISRO,
Ahmedabad

Prof. A. Maitra

23.

Smt. Moumita Basak

Lecturer

Techno India, Kolkata

Dr. Abhijit Biswas

24.

Smt. Ipsita Sengupta

Lecturer

MCKV College of Engg,


Liluah, Howrah

Sri Abhirup Das


Barman

25.

Sri Koulik Sarkar

Teacher

26.

Sri Soumen Banerjee

Professor

Dr. J. Y. Siddiqui

Dr. A. Ghoshal
Hoogly College of
Engineering and
Technology

Prof. J. P.
Bandyopadhyay

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ANNEXURE-VIII
Other Details about the Faculty
(A) Administrative Positions Held by Faculties
1.

Name
Prof. J. P.
Bandyopadhyay

Director

Position

2.

Prof. P. K. Basu

Director

Centre
Centre of Millimeter wave
Semiconductor Devices and Systems
(CMSDS), a joint venture of DRDO
and University of Calcutta.
CRTMMW,
UGC-NRCPS

3.

Prof. Animesh Maitra

Director

S K Mitra Centre

4.

Prof. P. K. Saha

Director

CTIF-India

5.

Prof. N. Purkait

Principal Consultant

TEQIP of UCTCU

6.

Prof. Susanta Sen

Dean, Faculty of
Technology (till Dec 2009)

CU

(B) Visits Abroad


Name

Function

Institution

Period

Prof. P. K. Basu

Invited Speaker,
Sessin Chairman
at Conference
NUSOD 09
Visiting Scientist

GIST, Korea

Sept. 14-18, 2009

University of Arakansas

Sept. 2009

Visiting
Researcher
Visiting Scientist

Photonic National Research Lab (CNIT),


Pisa, Italy
Royal Military College, Kingston, Canada

Feb. March 2009

Discussion
Meeting for Long
Term
Collaboration
(a) Chair a
session in Intl
Conf. Wireles
VITAE (b)
Participation of
Academic
Council meeting
of CTIF
Visiting Scientist

Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France

May 12-15, 2009

Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark

May 16-20, 2009

Instituto Nacional De Pesquisas Espaciais,


Divisao de Sistemas Ambientais (Satellite
and Environmental Systems Division) ,
Brazil.

February-March
2009

Prof. Bijay
Bandyopadhyay
Dr. A. Das Barman
Dr. J. Y. Siddiqui
Prof. Susanta Sen

Prof. Susanta Sen

Dr. Pranab K.
Karmakar

November 2008

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(C ) Awards, Distinctions, Editorship, Review work, Fellowship/Membership of


Societies etc.
Name

Distinction

Prof. Susanta Sen

Dean, Faculty of Technology & Chairman LIPMU of TEQIP UCT-CU; FIE;


Fellow CSI, Organizing Chair: VDAT 07; Member of the Governing Council:
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata.

Prof. B. Bandyopadhyay

Website Manager: EPMDS 6; Editor of Centres website : www.irpel.org


Webmaster: CODEC 06: Guest Editor, IEE CDS (special Issue)

Prof. A. K. Dasgupta

Member of Editorial Board, IJRSP, Member URSI GA 06

Prof. P. K. Saha

Fellow IETE (FIETE), Senior Member IEEE (SMIEEE), (past) Chairman, APMTT Chapter, IEEE Kolkata; Member of Editorial Board of IEEE Trans. MTT
Chairman CODEC 06. Guest Editor IET-CDS (special Issue)

Prof. P. K. Basu

Fellow WAST; FIETE; SMIEEE; (past) Chairman, LEOS Chapter, IEEE


Kolkata; Member - EPSRC College, UK (reviewer of projects under EPSRC)
(2006-10) (2010-14) ; Reviewer : APS, AIP Journals, IEEE EDS, IEE-CDS,
OQEL, J Phys Chem Solids; IEEE (India) National Distinguished Lecturer.

Prof. G. Ghosh

Reviewer in AEMC, 2007and National Conference on Recent Trends in


Information Systems (ReTIS-08),February 2008
Life Member, Society of EMC Engineers ( India ).
Resource person - Workshop on Frontiers of Electronics and Communication,
Aug. 7-9, 2009, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology
(NERIST), Nirjuli, Arunachal Pradesh.
Reviewer in CODEC-09 and AEMC-2009.

Prof. J. P. Bandyopadhyay

FIETE, SMIEEE, Member, IEEE(LEOS)


Member, Calcutta Chapter of IEEE (LEOS)
Listed in Marquis Whos Who in Science and Engineering, Marquis Publication ,
U.S.A,
External Expert Member of Board of Research studies of (i) BESU, Shibpur and
(ii) Burdwan University
Reviewer of IEEE ED, JIETE, Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Physics, Indian
Journal of Physics, Journal of Institution of Engineers.

Prof. S. Kar

*Fulbright Fellow, FIETE, SMIEEE, Listed in Marquis Whos Who in Science


and Engineering, Marquis Publication, U.S.A.
*In Muon Collaboration of Berkeley Lab, U.S, Subal Kar, Fulbright Visiting
Scientist (1999 2000) is one of the seven scientists of Berkeley Lab named to
be involved in the design and development of R.F. cavity of Muon Collider.
*Collaborative research on Laser-based Ultra-fast X-ray source (LUX) with
Berkeley Lab U.S. since 2004 has appeared as news page (December 9, 2005) in
State Alumni News (Fulbright) of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs,
U S. Department of State.
*News regarding the development of Plasmonic Metamaterial for First Time in

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India (with Prof. Kar as the team leader) has been reported as on-line
publication in the esteemed Science Journal Nature (India) dated 20th August
2009. The metamaterial was displayed in a National Theme Meeting on LHM
held at BARC, Mumbai on 17th August 2009. The effort is a collaborative one
involving Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics, Calcutta University,
SAMEER Kolkata Center and Reactor Control Division, BARC, Mumbai. The
team consisted of Prof. Subal Kar (team leader), Tapashree Roy (C.U), Shantanu
Das (BARC), and Arijit Majumder (SAMEER, Kolkata).
*Reviewer of JIETE, Journal of Pure and Applied Physics, International Journal
of Electronics; Session Organizer and Session Chair of PIERS in Cambridge,
U.S, 2008; Selection Committee Expert of Gauhati University, External Expert of
the P.G Council of North Eastern Hill University etc.
Prof. A. Maitra

Prof. J. B. Roy

FIETE, SMIEEE, General Chair, IEEE AEMC, Kolkata, 19-20 December 2008;
Member of Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Radio & Space Physics, NISCAIR,
CSIR, New Delhi
Referee of the Journals- Indian Journal of Radio and Space Physics, CSIR Indian
Journal of
Physics, IACS, Calcutta, Journal of Institution of Engineers,
Calcutta, Radio Science, USA, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology,
USA.
IEEE National Distinguished Lecturer
Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Space Physics Laboratory, Vikram
Sarabhai Space Centre, ISRO, Thiruvananthapuram
Official Indian Member in URSI Commission F, 2008-11
MIEEE, Program Chair: EPMDS 06; Secretary: IEEE-LEOS, Calcutta Chapter.

Prof. N. R. Das

FIETE, SMIEEE, Vice Chairman: LEOS, IEEE Kolkata,


Reviewer of IEEE PTL, IEEE-JQE
Organizing Chair of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optic Society (LEOS)
Chapter of the IEEE Calcutta Section for the year 2004, Secretary 2005
Program Chair : CODEC 06; Guest Editor : IJCITE (Special Issue)
Editor of an International journal IJCITAE, Reviewer of IEEE Transactions on
Instrumentation and Measurement, IEEE J. of Quantum Electronics, IET
Circuits, Devices and Systems.

Prof. D. Guha

SMIEEE, Reviewer of IEEE Trans MTT, IEEE Trans. Antennas and Propagation,
IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, IET Microwave, Antennas and
Propagation, IET Electronics Letters, International Journal of RF and Microwave
Computer-Aided
Engineering, International Journal of Antennas and
Propagation, Journal of Microwaves and Optoelectronics, IETE Technical
Review , Indian Journal of Physics

Dr. Gopa Sen

Member IEEE; Secretary, IEEE Photonic Society: Kolkata Chapter;


Secretary, CODEC-09.

Dr. A. Biswas

Reviewer :IEEE Trans. on Electron Devices, Optical and Quantum Electronics


Biographical Profile selected for inclusion in MARQUIS WhoS Who in the
World 2010 Edition, NJ, USA

Dr. J. Siddiqui

MIEEE, Reviewer of IEEE Antenna & Wireless Propagation Letters, Reviewer of


IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation.

Dr. Abhirup Das Barman

Reviewer, IEEE/OSA J Lightwave Technol.


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Dr. A. Ghoshal

Reviewer, Ind J Physics, Member of IEEE photonics society

Dr. P. P. Goswami

Reviewer of papers for the Third Annual Workshop on Algorithms and


Computation(WALCOM 2010) to be held during February 10-12, 2010

Dr. Bratati
Mukhopadhyay

Member, IEEE.

Dr. Soumya Pandit

MIEEE, Reviewer, IEEE Indicon 2009.

Dr. Anirban Bhattacharya

Reviewer, CODEC 09

Dr. Ashik Paul

Coordinator, M. K. Dasgupta Memorial Symposium

(D) Invited Talks / Session Chairs in Conferences and Symposia

1.

Name

Function

Title of Talk/Event

Organizers/dates

P.K. Basu

Invited talk

Recent Trends in Nanioelectronics,

IEEE-CASCOM,
TCS Kolkata,
21.03.09

IEEE-CASCOM Seminar
2.

P.K. Basu

Resource
Person

Optical Communication: IEEE-NDLP one


day seminar

IEEE-NDLP &
Assansol Engg
College, 17.04.09

3.

P.K. Basu

Invited talk

From Valve to Quantum Dots: An


Overview; Introductory talk in NanoDev
09

UGC-NRCPS,
June 01, 09

4.

P.K. Basu

Resource
Person

Lectures on Physics of Semiconductor


Devices; Nano Dev 09

UGC-NRCPS;
June 2-3, 09

5.

P.K. Basu

Invited talk

Two day Workshop Photonics to


Nanophotonics IEEE-PS

IEEE-PS,
12.06.09

6.

P.K. Basu

Invited talk

Broadband Communication: Wired and


Wireless: Some Devices and Systems
UGC-SDP on Broadband
Communication at ETCE, JU

ETCE-JU,
25.06.09

7.

P.K. Basu

Resource
Person

Frontiers in Electronics and


Communication: 3 day Workshop in
NERIST

UGC-NRCPS ,
IEEE-NDLP,
NERIST, August
6-9, 09

8.

P.K. Basu

Session
Chair

Session MC in 9th Intl Conf. Numerical


Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices
(NUSOD 09)

NUSOD Institute
& GIST-Korea,
14.09.09

9.

P.K. Basu

Invited talk

Ge/Si photodetectors and Group IV alloy


based photodetector materials: NUSOD 09

As above:
16.09.09

10.

P.K. Basu

Resource
Person

Teaching of Electronics in Colleges:


UGC-NRCPS & Scottish Church College
Workshop

UGC-NRCPS &
SCC-Kolkata ; 6-8
November 2009

11.

P.K. Basu

Resource

Indo-UK Workshop

Indo-UK

75

Person

Leadership
Program, CU,
UGC-NRCPS,
IEEE-PS; Dec. 13,
09

12.

P.K. Basu

Invited Talk

Transistor Lasers: Physics, Applications


and Design Issues: 15 th IWPSD 09; Dec
15-19, 09

Sem. Soc. India &


Jamia Milia
Islamia, New
Delhi, 18 Dec. 09

13.

P.K. Basu

Plenary
Talk

Feasibilty of Laser Action in Strained Ge


and Group IV Alloys on Si Platform,
International Conference on Emerging
Trends in Electronic and Photonic
Devices and Systems (Electro-2009),
Banaras, 2009.

IT-BHU, Banaras,
Dec. 22-24, 09

14.

P. K. Basu

Session
Chair

Electro 2009

IT-BHU, Dec. 23,


09

15.

P.K. Basu

Program
Chair

CODEC 2009

IRPE, Hyatt, Dec.


14-16, 09

16.

P.K. Basu

Invited Talk

Nanoelectronics: Technology &


Applications, One day Seminar on
Nanotechnology, Production Engg Dept,
Jadavpur University

PE-JU, March 12,


10

17.

P. K. Basu

Member of
Program
Committee

10th Intl. Conf. Numerical Siulaton of


Optoelectronic Devices (NUSOD -10),
Georgia Inst. Tech., USA

GIT, USA, Sept.


2010

18.

N. R. Das

Invited talk

Optical Transmitter and Optical Receiver,


Short Term Training Program, on Fibre
Optic Communication NITTTR,
Kolkata, India.

NITTTR, Kolkata
Feb. 15-19, 2010

19.

N. R. Das

Invited talk

Si-based Photodetector in Optical


Communication, Intl. Conf. on Emerging
trends in Electronic and Photonic Devices
and Systems (ELECTRO-2009), 2009.

IT-BHU, Varanasi,
India, pp.446451,Dec. 22-24,

20.

N. R. Das

Invited talk

Some Aspects of Modeling Semiconductor


Photonic Devices, Workshop under UKIndia Collaborative Program, organized
jointly by the University of Calcutta, India
and the University of Sheffield, UK,

Dec. 13, 2009.

21.

N. R. Das

Invited talk

Semiconductor Photonics A Brief Review,


Invited Lecture, West Bengal State
University, Barasat, West Bengal,

WBSU, Nov. 14,


2009.

22.

N. R. Das

Program
chair

Advances in Semiconductor Photonic


Devices Part I & Part II, IEEE
National Distinguished Lecture
Program (NDLP) Lecture, North-Eastern
Regional Institute of Science and

(NERSIT),
Arunachal
Pradesh, India,
Aug. 7-9, 2009

76

Technology.
23.

N. R. Das

Invited Talk

Semiconductor Nanophotonic Devices,


Two-day Workshop on Photonics to
Nanophotonics , during

RPE, June 12-13,


2009.

24.

N. R. Das

Invited Talk

High Electron Mobility Transistor,


Summer School on Nanoelectronic
Devices (NanoDev)

25.

N. R. Das

Invited talk

Advances in Devices for Optical


Communication, IEEE National
Distinguished Lecture Program (NDLP)
Lecture, Assansol Engineering College,

AEC, April 17,


2009.

26.

N. R. Das

Invited Talk

Semiconductor Nanophotonic Detectors for


Special Area Applications, IEEE EDS
Lecture, Jadavpur University,

JU, March 19,


2009

27.

N. R. Das

Invited
talks

MWIR and LWIR Detectors, International


Conference on Computers,
Communication, Control and
Information Technology, at AOT,
Hooghly, West Bengal, India.

28.

A. Biswas

Course
Director

Summer School NanoDev 09, June 1-19,


2009

UGC-NRCPS,
June 1-19, 09

29.

A. Biswas

Resource
Person

As above

As above

30.

B.
Mukhopadhyay

Resource
Person

NanoDev 09

UGC-NRCPS,
June 1-19, 09

31.

B.
Mukhopadhyay

Resource
Person

DSP A++

UGC-NRCPS, Jan
04-22, 10

32.

G. Ghosh

Resource
person

Workshop on Frontiers of Electronics


and Communication, Aug. 7-9, 2009,
North Eastern Regional Institute of Science
and Technology(NERIST), Nirjuli,
Arunachal Pradesh.

UGC-NRCPS &
NERIST
August 7-9, 2009

33.

S. Kar

Invited talk

Electrodynamics of Left Handed Systems


and its Application National Theme
Meeting on Electrodynamics Experiment
on Left Handed Maxwell (LHM)
Systems organized by BARC, Mumbai.
The event was reported in the on-line
science journal Nature (India), on August
20, 2009.
[http://www.nature.com/nindia/2009/09082
0/full/nindia.2009.273.html ]

Bhaba Atomic
Research Center
(BARC) on
August 17, 2009,
at BARC,
Mumbai.

34.

S. Kar

Invited talk

Half-day Tutorial on Recent Trends of


Research in Microwave, Millimetre-wave
and THz Technology in National
workshop on Microwave and Millimetrewave Techniques for Engg. Applications,

NSEC-Kolkata,
Feb. 9-19, 2010.

77

Netaji Subhash
Kolkata,

Engineering

College,

35.

D. Guha

Invited Talk

Half-day Tutorial on Wireless Antenna


Technology in National workshop on
Microwave
and
Millimeterwave
Techniques for Engg. Applications, Netaji
Subhash Engineering College, Kolkata,

NSEC-Kolkata,
Feb. 9-19, 2010.

36.

D. Guha

Invited Talk

Antenna Technology: Defence Institute of


Advanced Technology (DIAT), Pune, Dec
31, 2009.

Pune,
2009.

37.

D. Guha

Invited Talk

Developments of Antenna Technology :


National Workshop on Microwave
Communication Systems, Purushottam
Institute of Engineering and Technology,
Rourkela, Orisaa,.

PIET, Rourkela,
March 7-8, 2009

38.

D. Guha

Organizer
of a Special
Session R18

UWB
Antennas
in
International
Symposium of Eelectromagnetic Theory
EMTS 2010,

Berlin, Germany,
August
16-19,
2010.

39.

D. Guha

General CoChair

IEEE Applied Electromahnecs


Conference (AEMC 2009), Hyatt Regency
Kolkata, Dec. 14-16, 2009, jointly
organized by IEEE AP-MTT Chapter and
IRPE, CU.

Hyatt Regency
Kolkata, Dec. 1416, 2009,

40.

D. Guha

General
Chair

Indian Antenna Week (A Workshop on


Advanced Antenna Technology), Mayfair
Puri, May 31- June 4, 2010. to be jointly
organized by IEEE AP-MTT Chapter and
UGC-NRC, CU.

Mayfair Puri, May


31- June 4, 2010.

41.

A. Das Barman

Course
Director

Winter
School
DSP
Applications (DSPA++)

UGC-NRCPS, Jan
04-22, 2010

Algorithms,

Dec

31,

Feb. 04-24, 2010


42.

A. Das Barman

Resource
Person

As above

UGC-NRCPS

43.

A. Das Barman

Invited Talk

Digital Video and MPEG Picture


Compresion Unleashing Broadcasting
Revolution talk at UGC Refresher
Course BroadWireless Communication,
Jadavpur University

UGC, June
2009 at JU

44.

A. DasGupta

Invited talk

Ionospheric Scintillations and GPS

June 17- July 7,


2009,
Osmania
University,
Hyderabad.

SERC school

16,

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45.

A. Maitra

Invited talk

J. C. Bose and Microwaves", National


Symposium on Celebration of Acharya J.
C. Bose's 150th Birth Anniversary, A
tribute from his department, organised by
Presidency College, Kolkata

Presidency
College, Kolkata,
27 February 2009

46.

A. Maitra

Invited talk

(with A. Bhattacharya, A. Adhikari and K.


Chakravarty), "Studies on Rain Structure
Based on Ground Based Dropsize
Distribution and Earth Space Propagation
Measurements", International Conference
on Megha tropiques Science and
Applications,

23-25 March 2009

Mobile and Wireless Communications:


Present and Future Trends

17 April 2009
Asansol
Engineering
Collge, Asansol,
West Bengal

47.

A. Maitra

Resource
Person

IEEE National Distinguished Lecture


Programme

ISRO
Headqurters,
Bangalore

48.

A. Maitra

Invited talk

Broadband Wireless: Emerging Systems


and Technologies" UGC Sponsored
Refresher Course on Broadband
Wirelesss Communication,
Jadavpur University, 16 June 2009

JU 16 June 2009

49.

A. Maitra

Invited talk

Studies on Tropical Rain and

11-12 February
2010, Space
application
Centre, ISRO,
Ahmedabad,

Atmospheric Water Content using Ground


Based Measurements and Satellite Data
related to Megha Tropiques Mission",
Megha Tropiques Review Meeting.
50.

A. Maitra

Session
Chair

CODEC 09

Dec. 14-16, 2009

51.

A. Maitra

Session
Chair

AEMC 09

Dec. 14-16, 2009

52.

A. Paul

Invited talk

Satellite Based Communication and


Navigation UGC Sponsored Refresher
Course
on
Broadband
Wireless
Communication

Jadavpur
University, June
19, 2009.

53.

A. Paul

Invited talk

Studies of Space Weather Events with GPS


and Backscatter Radar at NARL, ISRO
sponsored CAWSES India Phase II
Science Program Workshop

National
Atmospheric
Research
Laboratory
(NARL), Tirupati,
July 9-11, 2009.

54.

A. Paul

Coordinator

M. K. Dasgupta Memorial Seminar,


UGC-NRCPS

Sept. 01, 2009.

55.

Susanta Sen

Session
Chair

International Conference Wireless


VITAE, Aalborg University, Denmark

AAU-Denmark,
May 16-20, 2009,

79

56.

Susanta Sen

Resource
Person

Frontiers in Electronics and


Communication

Aug. 7-9, 09
NERIST

57.

Susanta Sen

Resource
Person

Teaching of Electronics in Colleges

Nov. 6-8, 09

58.

Susanta Sen

Resource
Person

Summer School NanoDev and Winter


School DSPA++

59.

Susanta Sen

General
Chair

4th Intl. Conf. CODEC

Dec. 14-16, 2009

60.

Susanta Sen

Keynote
address

All India Seminar on Wireless Networks


and Social Development, organized by
Inst. Of Engineers (India)

Jan. 08, 2010

Resource
Person

Teaching of Electronics in Colleges,


Scottish Church College, Kolkata

Nov. 6-8, 2009

61.

J. B. Roy

Kolkata

UGC- NRCPS program


62.

Dr. Gopa Sen

Secretary

4th Intl. Conf. Computers & Devices for


Communication (CODEC)

Dec. 14-16, 2009


Hyatt Regency
Kolkata

63.

P. K. Karmakar

Invited
series of
lectures

Instotuto Nacinal de Pesquisas Espaciais,


Brazil.

Feb. March
2009

64.

Soumya Pandit

Resource
Person

CMOS Device Modeling for Analog &


Digital Circuits, UGC-NRC Sponsored
summer school Nano Dev, , Institute of
Radio Physics and Electronics

June 2009, RPE

65.

Soumya Pandit

Resource
Person

CAD for Nano CMOS Analog Design,


UGC-NRC sponsored workshop on
Frontiers of Electronics and
Communication at North Eastern
Regional Institute of Science
andTechnology (NERIST), Nirjuli,
Arunachal Pradesh,

August 2009
NERIST, Nirjuli

66.

P. P. Goswamy

Invited talk

Research Promotion Workshop on


(Introduction to Graph and Geometric
Algorithms)

March 25-27,
2010, National
Institute of
Technology,
Rourkela

67.

P. P. Goswamy

Invited talk

Research Promotion Workshop on {\sf


Introduction to Graph and Geometric
Algorithms

January 27-29,
2010, Beneras
HinduUniversity,
Varanasi

68.

P. P. Goswamy

Invited talk

Research Promotion Workshop on


Introduction to Graph and Geometric
Algorithms

January 7-9, 2010.


National Institute
of Technology,
Tiruchirapalli

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69.

P. P. Goswamy

Invited talk

Research Promotion Workshop on


( Discrete Mathematics)

November 9-12,
2009, National
Taiwan
University, Taipei,
Taiwan

70.

P. P. Goswamy

Invited talk

Dr. Homi J. Bhabha Birth Centenary


Workshop on (Introduction to Graphs
and Geometric Algorithms)

July 15-18, 2009


Indian Institute of
Science,
Bangalore,

71.

Soma Barman
Mandal

Resource
Person

DSP A++

UGC-NRCPS,
Jan. 4-22, 2010

72.

Sumitra
Mukhopadhyay

Resource
Person

NanoDev 09

UGC-NRCPS,
June 1-19, 2009

73.

Sumitra
Mukhopadhyay

Do

Teaching Electronics in Colleges

UGC-NRCPS,
Nov. 6-8, 2009

74.

Anirban
Bhattacharya

Invited Talk

Nanotechnology and Solid-state Lighting,


Symposium on Transport Phenomena
and its Impact on Advanced Material
Processing Technologies, December 8th
and 9th, 2009, Central Mechanical
Engineering Research Institute, Durgapur

CMERI,
Durgapur, Dec. 89, 2009

75.

Anirban
Bhattacharya

Resource
Person

Frontiers in Electronics and


Communication at NERIST

UGC-NRCPS
Aug. 7-9, 2009

76.

Prof. J. P.
Bandyopadhyay

Invited Talk

IMPATT diode as a potential source for


millimeterwave communication

UGC-ASC
January 2010

77.

Prof. J. P.
Bandyopadhyay

Invited Talk

Future prospect of millimeterwave


techniques using IMPATT diode

Netaji Subhas
Engg. College,
Kolkata
February 2010

(E) Collaboration with National/International Institutes


Name

Name of the Collaborating


Scientist/Institution

Nature of collaboration

1.

Prof. A. K. Dasgupta

NPL. GMRT,NMRF-Tirupati, Andhra U,


SAC, Boston U, Boston College, USA,
ICTP-Trieste

Joint research

2.

Prof. N. Purkait

NPL, PRL

Joint research

3.

Prof. P. K. Saha

Joint research and book writing

4.

Prof. P. K. Basu

RMC, Kingston, Canada, SAMEERKolkata


McMaster Univ, Canada

5.

Prof. S. Sen

TIFR

Joint research

As above

81

6.

Prof. D. Biswas

U Valencia, Spain

Joint research

7.

Prof. Subal Kar

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,


University of California at Berkeley,
U.S.A

Laser based Ultrafast X-ray source


LUX) for ultrafast studies in human
cells. Nano structures etc.

8.

Prof. Subal Kar

Yamaguchi University, Japan

9.

Prof. A. Maitra

Design and Development of low


phase-noise metamaterial based
IMPATT Oscillator and Power
Combiner
Joint research, collaboration in
sponsored projects

I)B i) Bose Institute, Kolkata


ii) Satellite Application Cnetre, ISRO,
Ahmedabd
iii) Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
iv) Strathclyde Univesrity, UK
v) Microwave Laboratory, Universite
vi) Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

10.
RoyalDr.
Military
D. Guha
College: Ro Royal MilitaryCollege of Canada,
Kingston, Ontario.

Joint works on developing new


Planar Antennas

11.

Dr. D. Guha

CSIR Regional Research Laboratory


(RRL), Trivandrum

Dielectric Resonators for wideband


Wireless Antennas

12.

Dr. D. Guha

Spotwave Wireless Inc., a


NorhAmerican Wireless Industry

Design of dual band high gain


wireless antenna.

13.

Dr. N. R. Das

McMaster University

Joint research

14.

Dr. Abhijit Biswas

IMEC-Belgium, IIT-Kharagpur

Joint research

15.

Dr. Pranab K
Karmakar

GSFC-NASA(USA) , CICS-NOAA
(USA), CPTEC-INPE (Brazil); CNRS(France); IRD (France).

International Collaborative research

16.

Sri Sourabh Das

ISRO

Joint Research

17.

Dr. Pranab K.
Karmakar

Instotuto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais,


Brazil.

Joint collaboration with Centre for


Research and Training in
Microwaves and Millimetre waves,
Institute of Radiophysics and
Electronics

(F) Conferences/Workshops arranged/supported by Faculties of INRAPHEL

1.

Title

Date/venue

Collaboration/support

IEEE-NDL Programme on

April 17, 09/Asansol


Engg College

IEEE-NDLP, IEEE-PS,
AEC

June 12-13

IEEE-PS,

Advances in Communication
2.

Two day Workshop From Photonics to


Nanophotonics

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3.

One day Workshop Lasers in Opthalmology

June 19,

IEEE-PS, Shankar
Netralaya

4.

Summer School NanoDev 09

June 1-19

UGC-NRCPS

5.

Outreach Program Frontiers of Electronics


and Communication

Aug. 7-9, 2009/


NERIST, Nirjuli,
Arunachal Pradesh

UGC-NRCPS, IEEENDLP, NERIST

6.

One day Workshop on Prof. M. K.


Dasgupta : commemoration of International
Year of astronomy

Sept. 01, 09/IRPE

UGC-NRCPS

7.

3 day Workshop Teaching of Electronics in


Colleges

Nov. 6-8, 09/Scottish


Church College

UGC-NRCPS, Scottish
Church College

8.

Indo-UK Workshop on Photonic Devices and


Systems for LW & MWIR Applications

Dec. 13, 09/IRPE

Indo-UK Leadership
Program, UGCNRCPS, UPE-CU,
IEEE-PS, EEESheffield Univ

9.

Workshop on Wireless & Mobile Technology

Dec. 13, 09/IRPE

CTIF-India, CAS

th

11.

4 Intl. Conf. Computers & Devices for


Communication (CODEC 09)

Dec. 14-16, 09/Hyatt


Regency Kolkata

CAS, UGC-NRCPS,
IRPE, IEEE-EDS & PS,
IET, SPIE, INSA,
DRDO, CSIR, BRNS,
DOS, WB Govt.

12.

2nd Intl. Conf. Applied Electromagnetic


Conference (AEMC 09)

As above

CAS, UGC-NRCPS,
IRPE, IEEE-AP &
MTT, URSI

13.

Winter School DSP Algorithm, Architectures


and Applications (DSPA++)

Jan 04-24, 2010

UGC-NRCPS

(G) Visits, Lectures by Distinguished Scientists and Other Lectures arranged


No

Name & Affiliation

Title

Date/

Organizer

1.

Professor Supriya
Chakrabarti, Director,
Center for Space Physics,
Boston University, Boston,
USA

Hands-On Space Experiments


from Cradle to Grave: The
Sounding Rocket Program at
Boston University

May
27,
2009

SK Mitra Centre

2.

Dr. Sanjay Krishna,


University of New Mexico,
Albuquerque, USA
Prof. Upamanya Madhow
University of California,
Santa Barbara, USA

Infra Red NanoDevices

June
02,
2009
July
08

UGC-NRCPS, IEEEPS, IEEE-CUSB

Dr. Partha Pratim Pandey,


Washington State
University, Pullman, USA

On-chip Wireless
Communication Network for
Multi-Core Systems

Aug.
17, 09

RPEA, IEEE-CUSB,

3.

4.

M.M.Wave Communication and


Sensor Networks

IEEE-PS, RPEA

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5.

Mr. Satadru Sarkar

1.

CMOS Compact Modeling in


Semiconductor Industry

Aug.
20
2009

RPEA, IEEE-CUSB

Technical Lectures (organized by IEEE-PS: Calcutta):

No

Speaker/Affiliation

Title of Talk

Date/Organizer

1.

N. R. Das, CU, India

Advances in Avalanche Photodiode for


Optical Detection

07/01/09
(Joint with CUSB)

2.

Sankhadeep Das, U.
Sheffield, UK

Development of Type II InAs/GaSb LWIR


Photodetector

13/01/09
(Joint with CUSB)

3.

P. K. Basu, CU, India

A Journey from Valves to Nanodevices

01/06/09
(Joint with CUSB)

4.

B. M. Arora, TIFR, India

Nanomaterials and Nanodevices

01/06/09
(Joint with CUSB)

5.

Prof. Upamanya Madhow


University of California,
Santa Barbara, USA
Mr. Kanishka Majumdar,
Student, CU, India

M.M.Wave Communication and Sensor


Networks

08/07/2009

Blue Eye Technology

03/09/2009
(Joint with CUSB)

7.

Mr. Subham Pramanik,


Student, IRPE, India

Bio Technology and Bird Tracking

03/09/2009
(Joint with CUSB)

8.

Mr. Venkat Roy, Student,


IRPE, India

WIMAX

03/09/2009
(Joint with CUSB)

6.

2.
No

Outreach Programs:
Speaker

Title of Talk

Coorganizer(s)

One Day Workshop Advances in Communication, held at sansol Engg. College, Asansol on April 17,
2009 as IEEE-NDL Programme
1.

A. Maitra

Mobile and Wireless System: Present and Future Scenarios

2.

S. N. Sarkar

Single Mode Conventional and Photonic Crystal Fibers

3.

N. R. Das

Advances in Devices for Optical Communication

4.

P. K. Basu

Fiber Optic Communication and Networking: Present and


Future Trends

AEC, IEEE
DL Program

One day Seminar on Wonders of Electronics and Photonics, held at Chandannagar Banga Vidyalaya,
February 14, 2009, organized by IEEE-Photonics Society
1

P. K. Basu

The journey of Electronics and Microelectronics leading to


Photonics

Chandannagar
Banga

84

Vidyalaya,
Hoogly
2.

S. N. Sarkar

From Electronics and Optics to Photonics Basic Concepts and


Development

3.

J. B. Roy

How Simple Microprocessor Works

4.

H. S. Dutta,
P. Banerjee

How Fiber Optic Communication Voice Link Works

3 day Workshop (Aug. 7-9, 2009) at NERIST, Nirjuli, Arunachal Pradesh by IEEE-NDLP and UGCNRCPS
A report and list of sperakers are given elsewhere
3.

Tutorial / Workshop

A one-day Tutorial on Photonics to Nanophotonics was organized during June 12-13, 2009.
Participants came from various organizations. A nominal registration fee was there for the participants. The
lectures were as follows:
Overview of Nanophotonics

P. K. Basu, CU

Semiconductor Nanophotonics Devices

N R Das, CU

Infrared Focal Plane Arrays

S.Krishna, UNM (USA)

Opical Similaritons in the context of Non-linear Pulse propagation through


Optical Fibers

Mousumi Basu, BESU

Plasmon Resonator nanoparticles for nanophotonics

P. K. Saha, CU

Photonics and Nanophotonics in Fiber Optics

S. N. Sarkar, CU

Fiber Optic Sensor: Technology and Applications

S. Khijwania, IIT-Guwahati

Fiber Bragg Grating for Structural Health Monitoring

K. Dasgupta, CGCRI

Photoemission from Nanostructured Materials

K. P. Ghatak, CU

4.

Seminar
A Seminar on Lasers in Opthalmology was organized on June 19, 2009. Lectures were delivered by
Doctors from Shankar Netralaya Kolkata, India.

Introduction (on the Topic)

Rupak Kanti Biswas

Opthalmic lasers: Basic Concepts

Maneesh Singh

H. Patents
International Patent Application:
Theodore D. Moustakas, Adam Moldawer, Anirban Bhattacharyya, Joshua Abell, Optical Devices Featuring
Non-polar Textured Semiconductor Layers PCT International Application No. PCT/US2009/036554,
(International publication number: WO 2009/111790 A1, Publication Date: Sept. 11, 2009).

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I. Books
Prof. J. P. Bandyopadhyay

Basic Electronics Engineering; Vikas Publishing, Delhi, 2009

Dr. Pranab K. Karmakar

Outlines of Physics Vol 1 & Vol 2 : Platinum Publisher, Kolkata, 2009

Dr. Pranab K. Karmakar

Microwave Propagation and its application : Taylor & Francis, (under Review
), 2010

Prof. P. K. Basu

Theory of Optical Processes in Semiconductors: Bulk and Microstructures,


Oxford Scholars Online, Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford, UK (2009).

Prof. D. Guha and Prof. Y.


Antar (Editors)

Microstrip and Printed Antennas: New Trends, Techniques and Applications


Pub. Wiley Inter Science, UK, 2010

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ANNEXURE-IX

New Projects Sanctioned

1.

Name

Project Title

Funding agency

/amount in lakhs/period

Prof. P. K. Basu
(PI) & Prof. N.
R. Das (Co-PI)

Physics and modeling of Si


nanophotonic devices

DST,

~ 12 lakhs

Prof. S. S.De/

Monitoring Global
Electricity
Parameters

Indian Space Research


Organization

Rs. 35, 06,558

Monitoring Global
Electricity Parameters

ISRO

Rs: 27.48 lakhs

Dr. Bijay
Bandyopadhyay
3.

Prof. S.S. De (PI)


and Dr. B.
Bandyopadhyay

2007-2010

01.04.2007 (3 yrs)

Duration : 3 years

(Co-PI)
4

Prof. A. Maitra

Radio Remote Sensing of


the Tropical Atmosphere
(Phase II)

ISRO, Department of
Space, Government of
India, Bangalore

Rs. 14.83 lakhs


2007 -2010

5.

Prof. A. Maitra

Studies on tropical rain and


atmospheric water content
using ground based
measurements and satellite
data related to Megha
Tropiques Mission

SAC, ISRO

Rs. 29.34 lakhs


2007-2010

Prof. A. Maitra

Studies on Water Vapour


and Cloud Liquid Water
using Radiometers and
Related Rain/Fog
Environment at High
Altitude Station at
Darjeeling

DST, Government of
India, under IRHPA
Scheme through Bose
Institute, Kolkata, 20052010.

Dr. Ashik Paul

A study on the variability of


total electron content near
the crest of the equatorial
anomaly in the Indian zone

ISRO,

7 lakhs
Feb. 2006 3
years

Prof. A. Dasgupta

Operation of SCINDA
Receiver at the University
of Calcutta

Department of the Air


Force, Asian Office of
Aerospace Research and
Development (AOARD),
Japan

US$6900.00 (~Rs. 2.95


lacs)
(2008-2009)

Prof. A. Dasgupta

Ionospheric Space Weather


in relation to Satellite Based
Systems

ISRO

Rs. 33.05 lacs


2007-2010

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10

Prof. A. Dasgupta
& Dr. Ashik Paul

Detection of Travelling
Ionospheric Disturbances
(TIDs) associated with the
solar eclipses of July 22,
2009 and January 15, 2010
by GPS TEC monitoring
Ionospheric Space Weather
in relation to satellite-based
systems

Indian Space
Organization

Research

2 years (2009-2011)
Total Fund: Rs. 2.70
lacs

11

Do

Indian Space
Organization

Research

3 years (2007-2010)
Total Fund: Rs. 33.05
lacs

12

do

A Study on variability of
post-sunset Total Electron
Content and scintillation
near the crest of the
Equatorial Anomaly in the
Indian Zone
Statistical Modeling,
Design and Optimization of
Nano CMOS Analog/RF
Circuits,

Indian Space
Organization

Research

3 years (2009-2012)
Total Fund: Rs. 9.43
lacs

13

Dr. Soumya
Pandit

Centre for Research in


Nanoscience
and
Nanotechnology,
University of Calcutta,

Initially for 1 years,


likely to continue for 3
years.
Amount = Rs 2.00 lakh
+ salary of 1 SRF.

14

Dr. Soumya
Pandit

Development of a design
automation tool for nano
CMOS analog circuits

3 years,
12.12 lakhs.

15

Dr. Abhijit
Biswas

Modeling and studies of


nano CMOS devices based
on strauined Si, Ge and
their alloys including novel
device architectures

Department of Science
and Technology under
Fast Track Scheme for
Young Scientists
Centre for Research in
Nanoscience
and
Nanotechnology,
University of Calcutta

16

Dr.Bratati
Mukhopdhyay

Physics and Modeling of


Some
Emerging
Nanophotonic Devices for
Application in Infrared
Wavelength Regime

Centre for Research in


Nanoscience
and
Nanotechnology,
University of Calcutta

Initially for 1 years,


likely to continue for 3
years.
Amount = Rs 2.00 lakh
+ salary of 1 SRF.

17

Prof. Susanta Sen


Co-investigators:
1. Prof. D. J.
Chattopadhyay,
Dept. of
Biotechnology
2. Dr. Sanatan
Chattopadhyay,
Dept. of
Electronic Sc.
Dr. Anirban
Bhattacharya

Design and
Implementation of Digital
Microfluidic Based Chips
for Biomedical
Applications

Department of
Information Technology,
Govt. of West Bengal
through WBEIDC

3 years from July 2009


Rs. 1.00 crore

Development of solar blind


photodetectors based on
AlGaN nanostructures for
flame sensing

Center for Research in


Nanoscience
and
Nanotechnology,
University of Calcutta,

Duration: 1 year, 20092010, amount 2 Lakhs

18.

Initially for 1 years,


likely to continue for 3
years. Amount = Rs
2.00 lakh + salary of 1
SRF.

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19.

Dr. Pranab K.
Karmakar

Evaluation of Rainfall
Estimation over South
America

Govt .of Brazil

ANNEXURE X
Activities of Student Organizations in 2009-10
University of Calcutta Student Branch, IEEE; Student Branch Code: 28561
School Code: 2528593; Email Address: sb.cu@ieee.org

Celebration of Science Day:


Science Day was celebrated on February 28, 2009. Participants were from various schools, e.g.
Chandannagar Banga Vidyalay, Haryana Vidyamandir, etc. It was jointly organized by IEEE C.U.
Student Branch. There were lectures and demonstrations.
Type

Topic

Speaker/Demonstrator

Lecture

Overall Concepts of Communication

Somak Bhattacharyya, AOT, Hooghly, India

Demo.

Electro-magnet

Sanghomitra Das, Student, IRPE

Demo.

Chemical Volcano

Shaswati Banerjee, Baisakhi Ghosh, Student, IRPE

Demo.

Circuits and Systems

Avishikta Pal, Student, IRPE

Demo.

Air Pressure

Debalina Pal, Sangita Dutta, Student, IRPE

Demo.

Microprocessor Basic Prnciples

Tamal Sarkar, Student, IRPE

Demo.

Quiz Circuits

Sayantani Sen, Student, IRPE

Demo.
Demo.

Water Level Tank


Seven segment display

Biplab Chakraborty, Student, IRPE


Sankhabrata Bandyopadhyay, Student, IRPE

Demo.

Laser Source and Optical Fiber

Soumyadeep Misra, Student, IRPE

Demo.

Optical Fiber Voice Link

Sandeep Karar, Student, IRPE

Other Lectures
IEEE-CUSB organized lectures in association with other IEEE Chaters of IEEE-Calcutta Section. The list of
such lectures have been included earlier.

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ANNEXURE XI
Utilization of Additional Grants under SAP (Infrastructure Development)
I. Grant of Rs. 20.00 lakhs (1st Instalment)
Sl No
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.

Item
2 pcs. Laptop
4 pcs. P. Ceramic Steel Green Surface Chalk Boards
1 pc. Digital Interactive Board Model SB 680 + 2 pcs.
Digital Multimedia Projector Model EP 716 P
4 sets Microlab II, Universal Electronic Trainer having
Function Generator, etc
4 nos. 4 GB Pn Drive, 1 pc. Handycam, & 30 nos. Computer
Table
30 pcs. Executive chair, 5 pcs. File cabinet, 5 pcs. Almirah
type book shelves, 1 pc. Steel almirah
12 pcs. AC machines with installation charges
19 nos. computer system, 10 nos. 15 TFT monitors, 5 nos.
laser printer, 10 nos. UPS, 2 nos. printer servers, & 5 nos. 24
port managed switch
Electrical renovation work
Electrical renovation work
1 pc. TV trolley Model Ikon 1127
Total

Expenditure in Rs.
1,59,800/=
66,600/=
2,10,000/=
59,400/=
1,24,010/=
2,29,592/=
3,21,228/=
7,55,633/=
24,875/=
44,973/=
3,825/=
19,99,936/=

II. Grant of Rs. 30.00 lakhs (2nd Instalment )


B1
B2
B3
B4
B5
B6
B7
B8
B9
B10
B11
B12

Hi-power Online UPS


High power Servo Controlled Voltage Stabiliser
VSX 7400e Presenter, including VSX 7000e Powercam
Camera, 1 micrpophone etc. for meeting room
Fire Extinguisher for Sisir Mitra Bhavan & CAS building
Supply of Computer tables, making tables, chairs etc for the
library
6 nos 2 ton Split AC machine for library
Computer tables & chairs
Renovation of Meeting Room, etc
Renovation of Advanced Communication and Remote
Sensing Lab
Wall granite, reception counter, overhead tank repairing
Repairing of windows in CAS building
Water treatment plant Ion Exchange
Total

2,01,760/=
1,49,625/=
8,11,807/=
2,40,638/=
84,920/=
2,14,780/=
7,543/=
4,13,288/=
1,75,212/=
90,058/=
2,26,206/=
3,84,163/
30,00,000/=

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ANNEXURE XII

Reports on Academic Programmes by UGC-NRCPS


The following Table summarises the academic activities including schools, seminars/workshops,
international conerences and outreach programmes. The number of speakers and participants are shown
specifying the numbers coming from institutions other than the department.
No

Title

Date/Venue

Category

Speakers

Participants

In

Out

Total

In

Out

Total

1.

Summer School Physics


of Semiconductor
Nanostructures
(SemiNano08)

June 2-20,
2008

HoT

17

18

19

2.

2-day Workshop
Nanotechnology:
Fabrication &
Characterization
Techniques (NanoFact)

June 13,14,
08

Talk

11

11

70

50

120

2.

Winter School
Broadband Microwave
Systems &
Communication
(MiSCom 09)

Feb. 4-24,
09

HoT

14

21

15

16

3.

Summer School Physics


and Simulation
Techniques for
Nanoscale Electronic
Devices (NanoDev 09)

June 1-19,
2009

HoT

15

24

11

16

4.

3-day Workshop
Frontiers of Electronics
& Communication

Aug 7-9,
09

OP at NE
State,

06

Nil

06

06

43

49

5.

M.K. DasGupta
memorial seminar
(International Year of
Astronomy)

Sept 01, 09

Workshop

Nil

04

04

46

30

76

6.

Teaching of Electronics
in Colleges

Nov. 6-8,
09

Joint activity
with adopted
College

06
+10

01

17

17

53

70

Indo- UK

02

03

05

18

16

34

Scottish
Church
College
7.

One day Workshop


Photonic Devices and
Systems for Long and
Mid Infrared

(NE
states)

NERIST,
Arunachal

Dec. 13, 09

International
Workshop

91

Applications
8.

Workshop on Future
Generation ICT and its
Standards

Dec. 13, 09

CTIF-India
International
Workshop

09

09

9.

International Conference
Computers & Devices for
Communication
(CODEC 09)

Dec. 14-16,
09

International
Conference

10.

International Conference
Applied ElectroMagnetic
Conference (AEMC 09)

Dec. 14-16,
09

International
Conference

15

15

11.

Winter School DSP


Algorithm, Architecture
and Applications

Jan 04-22,
2010

HoT

12

16

16

20

36

170

150

12

14

(DSPA++-2010)
Abbreviation : OP (Outreach Programm); HoT (Hands-on-Training).

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