Electrical Engineering Department is one of the major departments in Delhi Technological University. Electrical Engineering Department has grown significantly since its inception in 1941. The year 2016 marks the 75th year of Excellence (Platinum Jubilee) for both the University and the department in academic, research and innovation. The goal of the department is to provide quality education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and undertake cutting edge research in various areas of Electrical Engineering. The department also aims to develop active collaboration with various industries in the power sector. The department has earned itself a very good reputation in the national and global academic network. Currently, the department has an annual intake of 150 and 100 students in the B.Tech programmes in Electrical Engineering and Electrical and Electronics Engineering, respectively. The department is also offering B.Tech (Evening) with an intake of 46 students.
At the post graduate level, the department is offering two M.Tech programmes in Control and Instrumentation and Power Systems with a combined intake of 48 students. The department is also running part time (evening) PG program in Power Electronic Systems for DMRC (under MOU) since 2012-13. In addition to the above, the department offers regular Ph. D programs in various areas of specialization in Electrical Engineering. These include Intelligent Control, Optimization, Power quality, Renewable Energy Sources, Smart grids, Power System Operation and Control, Power System Dynamics and Stability, Flexible AC Transmission (FACTS), HVDC, Electric Drives and Hybrid Electric Vehicles.
The department currently has 17 laboratories equipped with state-of-the art equipment and latest version of latest software platforms. The laboratories are equipped with sophisticated equipment, test setups, FPGA based data acquisition systems, embedded controllers, Digital Signal Processors, Medium power Inverter-converters, various Electrical Drives, PLCs, Power analyzers, spectrum analyzers, etc. to name a few. The department is involved in carrying out several sponsored R & D projects funded by national agencies like AICTE and DST. Currently, sponsored projects from the DST and the AICTE amounting to more than Rs. 1.3 crores are currently underway in the department. The department is also engaged in consultancies in various fields of Electrical Engineering. The department also organizes National and International Conferences, Faculty Development Programmes, Workshops and Expert Lectures from time to time.
Faculty members of the department have been regularly contributing towards International and National Journals of repute like IEEE Transactions and IEEE Proceedings, IET, Journals in Electrical Engineering from Elsevier, etc. along with Proceedings of National and International Conferences. The department also generously contributes to professional activities undertaken by IEEE and IET Delhi chapters. Several popular technical books have been authored by the faculty members of the department. Some faculty members have acquired patent for their research. The department plans to have new laboratories for Testing. Calibration & Standardization, Photovoltaic and Energy Storage, Power Quality & Energy Conservation, Electric Drives, Industrial Automation, Bio-Instrumentation, Distribution and Automation Centre and SCADA systems.
The Department of Electrical Engineering at Delhi Technological University has developed into one of the best departments of the University. The placement trend has shown that the students of the department have been successful in getting lucrative jobs based on their interests in different fields. Top global recruiters such as Fujikara, Qualcomm, Mckinsey have offered placements to the students of this department with a package of over Rs. 10 Lakh per annum. Other recruiters from core engineering and allied sectors like Thorogood, Deloitte, Vedanta group, Wipro, Tata Power, Reliance, Axtria, PWC, ZS Associates, Technip, Bechtel, L&T, United Health Group have recruited students from this department with attractive packages. This consistent placement record illustrates the commitment and contribution of this department to the success story of the University. The graduates of the department are occupying important positions in both government as well as corporate sector with many of them having joined programs of higher studies in India and abroad.
The Department has been hosting International and national conferences, workshops and invited lecture series every year. The department has the distinction of organizing the first MHRD sponsored GIAN course in the University which was delivered by Prof. Saifur Rahman, Fellow IEEE and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Advanced Research Institute at Virginia Tech, USA. In the second of such series, Photovoltaic array to utility interface power converters by Prof. Ashoka Krishna Sarpangal Bhat, Victoria University, Canada has been hosted by the department. It is the agenda of the department to further augment the professional activities. The students are motivated for technical and creative activities besides classroom teaching and laboratory exercise through technical fests like TROIKA, organized under the IEEE student chapter. They are also encouraged to participate in various group learning and discussion activities in addition to presentation of seminar and term paper presentations on individual basis. Emphasis is laid on computer based assignments through modelling and simulation of various Electrical Systems in well-equipped laboratories.