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M.E Power Electronics
About the Department

The department of EEE offers the ME degree programme in Power Electronics and Drives with a sanctioned intake of 18 candidates. The duration of the programme is two years with the eligibility criteria as specified by Anna University.

The department  has been constantly producing eminent professionals with innovative & design thinking skills. The department has state of art of laboratories in electrical machines, control systems, Power electronics & electric drives, digital signal processing and power system simulation labs. During the programme, students are exposed to perform collaborative research with industry through teaching, research, development and training in the emerging technologies. The department have been organizing many conferences, symposiums, workshops and guest lecture to encourage the students to improve their technical skills making them industry ready.

Highlights of the Department
  • Hands on Project Experience
  • State of art laboratory facilities
  • Industry collaborated R&D Labs
  • Placement in IT Sector
  • Placement in product based companies
  • Opportunities in Government Sector
Our Vision

To provide academic excellence meeting the demands of growing industries and bringing out globally competent post graduate engineers through research oriented, ethical, social, innovative and industrially collaborating approach.

Our Mission

M1: To provide quality technical & value based education using modern tools in the field of Electrical & Electronics Engineering.

M2: To bridge the gap between industry and academia by solving complex technological problems based on industrial and societal needs.

M3: To create a cadre of professionals who are well trained to promote collaborative and multidisciplinary activities.

ME Power Electronics & Drives Department Staff Profile
S.No Name Qualification Designation
1 Dr.T.Sivakumar M.E.,Ph.D., Professor
2 Ms.S.Kalpana M.E Assistant Professor
3 Mrs.M.Jeyabharathi M.E Assistant Professor
Program Educational Objectives(PEOs)

PEO1: To develop technical knowledge in the field of Power Electronics &  enhance the analytical skills to solve complex problems in power sectors and core industries

PEO2: To enhance the students knowledge by inculcating research oriented learning in emerging areas of Power Electronics & Drives.

PEO3: To exhibit the inter personal skills to cater the changing needs of power industry, academia, society and environment.

Program Specific Outcome (PSOs)

PSO1: Ability to Integrate the fundamental knowledge of mathematics, science, electrical engineering to solve complex problems in electrical, electronics and interdisciplinary areas.

PSO2: Ability to design and meet the demands of industry using the state of the art components and software tools.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

Students graduating from the Course should be able to:

PO1.Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

PO2.Problem analysis: Identity, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences. 

PO3.Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

PO4.Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research – based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions. 

PO5.Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.

PO6. The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.

PO7. Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.

PO8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.

PO9. Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

PO10. Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and writeeffective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

PO11. Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.

PO12. Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in self, and lifelong learning in the broadest context of technological change.

The Department of EEE has state of art laboratories which includes
  • Circuits and Devices Lab
  • Engineering Practices Lab
  • Power Electronics Lab
  • Power System Simulation Lab
  • Electrical Machines Lab
  • Control and Instrumentation Lab
  • Microprocessor and Microcontroller Lab
  • Digital Signal Processing Lab
  • Electronic Design Lab
  • Research Lab

These labs offer opportunities for students to work on a wide range of advanced softwares and research oriented projects. It facilitates to upgrade the students’ learning skills like problem solving, creative thinking and experience integrated design of the systems, open ended experiments, mini projects and course projects

Faculty Publications
Name of Faculty Designation Title Name of the Journal/Volume/Issue/PP/DoI
Dr.B.Prabakaran HOD Analysis of doping elements for photo diode Journal of Electrical Engineering (JEE), ISSN: 1582-4594, Volume 19(2), 2019, pp.319-324
Investigations on Voltage Stability Improvement with STATCOM in Multiarea System Using FLC Journal of Electrical Engineering (JEE), ISSN: 1582-4594, Volume 17 (2), 2017, pp.129-137
Wireless Charger – A Review The International Journal of Research and Scientific Innovation (IJRSI), ISSN: 2321-2705, Vol.3 Issue 6, June 2016, pp.121-123
Hybrid Multicarrier Modulation Based Transformer less Cascaded Multilevel Inverter for PV Systems The International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology (IRJET), e-ISSN: 2395-0056, p-ISSN: 2395-0072 Vol.3 Issue 4, April 2016, pp.2472-2476
Automatic Control of Domestic Fan Using Infrared Thermometer and a Microcontroller The International Journal of Electrical Engineering (IJEE), ISSN: 0974-2158, Vol.9 Number 1(2016), pp.25-28
A Novel Method for Regulation of Wind Speed of Wind Turbines The International Journal of Applied Engineering Research (IJAER), ISSN: 0973-4562, Vol.10 Number 12(2015), pp.31319-31328
High-Voltage Gain Boost Converter for Battery Charging Using PV Panels The International Journal of Applied Engineering Research (IJAER), ISSN: 0973-4562, Vol.10 Number 2(2015), pp.3591-3600
Nine Level Inverter with Boost Converter from Renewable Energy Source The International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications (IJERA), ISSN: 2248-9622, Vol.5, Issue 1(Part 2), January 2015, pp.27-36
An Improved Transformer less Inverter For Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Power Systems The International Journal of Engineering and Innovative Technology (IJEIT), ISSN: 2277-3754, Vol.2 Issue 12, June – 2013, pp.5-9
Power Quality Improvement of Grid Connected Wind Power System Using STATCOM The International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT), ISSN: 2278-0181, Vol.2 Issue 6, June – 2013, pp.2902-2908
A control system to switch on the additional generators running on no load in a power plant only on demand including renewable energy power plant “International Conference on Advanced Information and Communication Technology” (ICAIC -2018) held on March 08 – 09, 2018 at Karpagam College of Engineering, Coimbatore.
Container Wind Energy for Wind Turbines “International Conference on Computer Communication and Informatics” (ICCCI -2017) held on Jan. 05 – 07, 2017 at Sri Shakthi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore.
Power quality control and intelligent protection of grid connected power electronic converters National Conference on “Hybrid AC/DC Power Systems for Effective Utilization of Renewable Energy” held during 24th-25th November 2017 at National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli.
Reduction of leakage current in a transformer less cascaded multilevel inverter for PV systems National Conference “Innovations in Communication and Computing” (NCICC’2016) held on 19th February 2016 at SNS College of Technology, Coimbatore.
Improving Grid Quality with STATCOM on integration of Wind Energy System “Innovations in Electrical, Electronics and Control Systems” (IEECONS’2013) held on 2nd March 2013 at Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore.
Fuel Cell to reuse the hydrogen by sending proton activator “International Conference on Renewable Energy Utilization” (ICREU -2020) held on December 16 – 18, 2020 at Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore
G.Mahendran Assistant Professor Multi-objective Unbalanced Distribution Network Reconfiguration through Hybrid Heuristic Algorithm Journal of Electrical Engineering and Technology, vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 215-222,(2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.5370/JEET.2013.8.2.215
Performance Analysis of Induction Motor Speed Control with PI and Fuzzy Logic Controller International Organization of Scientific Research Community of Researcher, Vol. 9, Issue 2, Ver. I (Mar – Apr. 2014), PP 41-46
Simultaneous Phase balancing and Network Reconfiguration for Radial Distribution System through PGSA – Fuzzy – ODE Algorithm International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Vol.117, No.22 (2017),pp. 279-283
Sensorless Brushless DC motor drive for four quadrant operation using Back emf estimation International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Vol.118, No.20 (2018), 657-664.
Flower Pollination algorithm for distribution system phase balancing considering variable demand Microprocessor and Microsystems,ELSEVIER, doi.org/10.1016/j.micpro.2020.103008
Combined phase balancing and reconfiguration for unbalanced distribution system optimization through hybrid fuzzy‐MFOA”, Microprocessor and Microsystems Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, SPRINGER, doi.org/10.1007/s12652-021-02966-8
Solar Vehicle with Dual Battery by Energy Management System Virtual International Conference on Power Initiatives (ICPI-2020)”, at K. Ramakrishnan College of Engineering, Trichy on 22nd & 23rd July 2020
Solar Powered Car with Dual Battery using Energy Management System National Web Conference on “Advanced Electrical Computing & Communication Technology” at Adithya Institute of Technology, Coimbatore on 5th June 2020
Optimal restructuring of distorted distribution system using TLBO International Conference on “Science, Technology, Engineering and Management (ICSTEM’19)” at Kalaignar Karunanidhi Institute of Technology, Coimbatore on 22nd & 23rdMarch 2019
Voltage Multiplier Converter for standalone PV system power generation CSIR Sponsored a Two-day National Conference on “Emerging Trends in Condensed Matter Physics and Modelling of New Material in Industrial World” at P.A. College of Engineering and Technology, Pollachi on 5th& 6th April 2018
Modified boost converter for standalone PV system power generation International Conference at Ambal Professional Group of institutions, Tirupur on 27th& 28th March 2018
Sensor less Brushless DC motor drive control for four quadrant operation using back emf estimation International Conference at Karpagam College of Engineering, Coimbatore on 27th& 28th February 2018
Sensor less control for four quadrant operation of Brushless Direct Current motor International Conference at Sri Krishna College of Technology, Coimbatore on 2nd& 3rd January 2015
Balancing the supply and demand using FRIENDS National Conference at SNS college of Technology, Coimbatore on 24thFebruary 2011
Design and Analysis of Test Access Mechanism for Diagnosing Faculty SOC’s National Conference at Erode Sengunthar Engineering College, Thudupathi on 4th May 2009
Artificial Intelligence based smart E-Cart vehicle for Blind people in Shopping Mall Patent Published during March 2021, Application No. 202041012414
Automatic Touchless Mist Spray Sanitizer Dispenser during Patent Published during July 2020, Application No. 202041025394
Power Harvesting through Drone and Solar Panel Patent Published during Feb 2019, Application No. 201941005784
M.Ramkumar Assistant Professor “Hybrid Evolutionary Algorithm for Voltage and Frequency control in Power Generating System” International Journal of Robotics and Automation 2010.
“Speed Control Of Three Phase Induction Motor By Using Multiphase DC Converter And Four Switch Inverter” IJRTER journal Volume 2, Issue 4; April 2016.
“Design and Implementation of Autonomous Lawn Mower” IJRTER journal Volume 2, Issue 4; April 2016.
“Power Factor Correction of BLDC Motor Using CUK Converter” IJTRD journal ISSN: 2394-9333; March 2016.
“Power Factor Correction of BLDC Motor Using CUK Converter” National conference on “ EMERGING TRENDS IN ELECTRONICS,INSTRUMENTAION,AUTOMATION AND CONTROL” held on 11th March2016.
“Sensorless Control of Brushless DC motor based on Back EMF detection Scheme and Hysteresis” IJMTER journal Volume 3, Issue6; June 2017.
Bio waste Composting machine Patent Published during July 2020, Application No..202041005848 A
K K Hinduja Assistant Professor Evaluation of Electromagnetic Intrusion in Brushless DC motor drive for Electric Vehicle Applications with Manifestation of Mitigating the Electromagnetic Interference International journal of ambient energy
Artificial Intelligence based Prediction of Driving Behaviour with Passenger while Driving Patent published during March 2021, Application number  202141007422
U.Arun Kumar Assistant Professor Upgrading the Quality of Power Using TVSS Device and PFC Converter Fed SBLDC Motor Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Springer (Accepted for Publication)
Textbook on “Artificial Intelligence” Charulatha Publications, ISBN: 978-93-90614-89-9, 2021.
Upgrading the Quality of Power Using Hybrid Controller Based PFC Converter Fed SBLDC Motor Drive Interciencia, ISSN: 0378-1844, vol.46, no.2, 2021, pp.56-71
A Bridgeless Landsman Converter Fed Sensorless Brushless DC Motor Drive For Upgrading The Quality of Power Solid State Technology, ISSN: 0038-111X, vol.64, no.1, 2021, pp.1347-1357
Upgrading The Quality Of Power Using Bridgeless Cuk Converter Fed SBLDC Drive Solid State Technology, ISSN: 0038-111X, vol.63, no.5, 2020, pp.855-865
Power Factor Correction Using Sensorless Brushless DC Motor with Bridgeless Converter Topology Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, ISSN:1546-1955, vol.17, no.4, 2020, pp.1796-1803
BL-CSC Converter Fed BLDC Motor Drive with Sensorless Control International Conference on Electrical Energy Systems (ICEES), Chennai, 2018, pp. 449-453, doi:10.1109/ICEES.2018.8443286
Improved power quality converter fed BLDC motor drive International Conference on Innovations in Information, Embedded and Communication Systems (ICIIECS), Coimbatore, 2017, pp. 1-5, doi: 10.1109/ICIIECS.2017.8276005
Power Quality Improvement and Sensorless Control of BLDC Motor International Journal of Control Theory and Applications, ISSN: 0974-5572, vol.9, no.12, 2016, pp.5771-5781
Resonant AC-DC Converter with Improved Power Factor International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, ISSN: 1314-3395, vol.119, no.12, 2018, pp.1787-1794
Intelligent Controller Based Sensorless Brushless Drives Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences, ISSN: 1998-1090, vol.11, no.6, 2017, pp.716-721
Power Quality Improvement Using Fuzzy Based Canonical Switching Cell Converter International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology, ISSN: 2278-0181, vol.3, no.12, 2014, pp.30-34
Association with reputed companies / industries
  • LabVIEW National Instruments, Bengaluru
  • Chip craft
  • S’forge LLP
  • Real Time Techno Soft Pvt. Ltd.,
  • Siemens India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Dollar Industries
  • STEPS Knowledge Services Pvt. Ltd
  • Aim Electrical Controls India (P) Ltd
  • A.L.Engineering Company
  • MAS Solar Systems Pvt. Ltd
  • Suncare Infotech
  • P.V.Gear Designers (ACME Pumps)
  • G.K. Controls
Offers Value Added Programs and certification courses
  • Lab View
  • PLC & SCADA Programming
  • EMBEDDED SYSTEMS
  • PCB Design
Associated with various Professional bodies
  • Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers(IEEE)
  • The Institution of Engineers (IE)
HOD’S Message

On behalf of our students and faculty, it is my privilege to welcome all of you to the Department of Power Electronics and Drives at Kathir College of Engineering.

We take pride in our faculty, a team of highly capable and dedicated professionals, most of whom have academic and industrial experience and degrees from leading universities of India.

We provide ample opportunities to our students, activities through EBox Platform, workshops and seminars for further growth and development in their areas of expertise.

The Department imparts quality education in multiple disciplines of Electrical, Electronics, Control Systems, Renewable Energy Systems, etc. along with generation, transmission and distribution of electrical power and subjects specially focusing on the design and analysis of DC, AC and Special Electric Machines. The course curriculum combined with practicals, produce skilfully competent professionals to face the modern technological challenges.

The department library, air-conditioned seminar halls, Wi-Fi Enabled Campus, 24x7 usage of academic facilities, encouragement to appear for extra- and co-curricular activities and many other academic excellences will certainly pave a warm welcome to the hard working students in the field of Power Electronics and Drives.

My sincere thanks to the management, Principal, all my faculty members and all my students for supporting me at every point to keep the department in high esteem.