History And Milestone
The Department of Electrical Engineering was established in the year 1959. Since the inception of the Institute, the department developed state of the art Infrastructure, thanks to the liberal assistance received in the formative years under UNESCO aid through UNDP and later from MHRD, GOI through several schemes like institutional network scheme( INS) , MODROBS, R& D, thrust area programme and TEQIP phase-I, II and III.
The Department had the fortune of well trained and dedicated faculty due to whose sustained efforts the Department enjoys a position of eminence in the field of technical education.
The post graduate programmes of the Department were started in the year 1964 coinciding with the 1st outgoing batch of the under graduate course.
The establishment of the PG courses has contributed significantly to the research and consultancy activities of the dept. Going by the mission and vision of the institute, the dept. always endeavoured to contribute significantly to the growth of technical education in this area in tune with this objective the dept. organised a number of faculty development programmes, conferences, fresher courses tailor made for industries and utilities like BHEL, APSEB, TATA power companies, VSP etc.
The Department also organised several continuing education programmes in emerging areas to faculty of educational institutions in and around the region as well as other states. The Department is recognised as a QIP centre for M. Tech programmes in Electrical Engineering.
The Department was active in research and the faculty completed several research projects sponsored by MHRD CSIR, DST, DRDO and other private and govt. organizations. With the provision of institute fellowships for Ph.D. scholars. The research activity in the Department received a boost and currently there are about 55 Ph.D. scholars working for their doctorate degrees in various areas.
In its 60 odd years of existence the department had quite a few academic accomplishments. To site a few of them are
- Establishment of power system study cell by the erst while APSEB to train their engineers in the power system packages.
- Completion of a sponsored research project to study the impact of the electrical load of VSP on APSEB grid which was awarded to the Department in the face of competition from several educational institutes including IITs.
- Being awarded for establishment of a centre of excellence in power and energy systems.
- Accreditation by NBA for full 5 years for all the programmes offered by the Department in 2008 and 2013
- Completion of 26 consultancy projects for design wetting of electro- mechanical designs for lift irrigation projects by Government of AP.