QIP Sponsored Short Term Course on

RF and Photonics: Fundamentals & Advances

February 23rd-27th, 2015

Course Coordinators: Ramesh Kumar Sonkar and Rakhesh Singh Kshetrimayum

Contact Details:  Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering,

      Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati,
      Guwahati, Assam 781 039
      Phone: 0361-2582535 (O)
      Fax: 0361-2582542
      Email: sonkar@iitg.ernet.in, rksonkar@gmail.com



There have been many advances in RF & Photonics in the last decades. Some of the new advancements are metametarials, terahertz, nanoantennas, etc. Some researchers across the globe are trying to narrow down the gap between RF and Photonics and treat these two separate research areas into one. This course is targeted at discussing the fundamentals and advances in RF and Photonics. The course would cover topics related to antennas, microwaves, RF circuits, optical fibers, optical sources and detectors photonics integrated circuits, numerical electromagnetics, etc.

Today’s world is becoming wireless prominently. There are billions of wireless users around the world. The wireless devices are usually made of RF/microwave devices. In wired world, optical communication is playing a major role. Hence, RF/Photonics is prevalent in both wireless as well as wired world. The goal of this short term course is to teach RF and photonics. This short term course identifies pedagogy for teaching these concepts and conducting laboratory exercises, thereby providing a holistic view of the frontier areas of RF and Photonics.

Detailed information on RF and Photonics along with some of the salient scopes including the present and futuristic R&D to young and established teachers/researchers/engineers will be provided. It also includes hands-on laboratory exposure to some of the special experimental techniques in the RF and Photonics for better understanding of concepts and applications.


The course is open to the faculty members/researchers of AICTE approved engineering colleges, practicing engineers from industries and government organizations/departments. No course fee would be charged for participants sponsored by AICTE approved institutions. Participants (teachers or non-teachers) from other government and private organizations are eligible provided they meet their TA and DA and pay a course fee maximum of Rs 2,500/- for government organizations and Rs. 5,000/- for private organizations.. The payment is to be made by demand draft drawn on any Nationalized Bank in favor of QIP, IIT Guwahati, payable at Guwahati.




List of selected participants :

The list of shortlisted candidates who had confirmed their participation for attending the QIP short term course are as follows:

Name of the candidates

Dr. Soma Das
Mr. Sunil Kumar Ojha
Mr. Deepak Kumar Rathore
Mr. Praful Ranjan
Mr. Jnyana Ranjan Pati
Ms. Ipshita Dutta
Ms. Parthana Sarma
Dr. Bidyut Deka 
Mr. Biswanath Dekaraja
Mr. Sasanka Sekhor Sharma
Mr. Nilesh Dubey
Mr. Ratul Kumar Baruah
Mr. Alokojjwal Das
Mr. Bikramjit Goswami
Ms. Jhimli Kumari Das
Ms. Rashi Borgohain
Mr. Neeraj Sharma
Mr. Agnimitra Borah
Mr. Krishna Mohan Dwivedi
Mr. Sanjeev Yadav
Mr. Chetan Selwal
Mr. Ramesh Chandra Mishra
Mr. Yogesh M Gaidhane
Mr. Atul Borkar
Dr. Hetal Mayur Pathak
Ms. Pinky Khundrakpam
Mr. Deba Kumar Mahanata
Mr. Brijesh Kumbhani
Mr. Shivanshu Shrivastava
Mr. Mrinmoy Bharadwaj
Ms. Sasmita Dash
Dr. Hemen Ch. Medhi


Important Information for Participants

Course Contents

The program would be broadly covering the following topics of relevance:

Complete Program Details
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Financial Assistance

The participants will be provided financial assistance in the form of TA/DA as per the QIP norms. It may be noted that such assistance is admissible only to the faculty members of AICTE approved engineering colleges.

About IIT Guwahati

The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, the sixth member of the IIT fraternity, was established in 1994 and academic programs commenced in 1995. At present the Institute has eleven departments covering the major engineering and science disciplines. With one of the most beautiful campuses in the continent, the infrastructure for teaching and carrying out advanced research is world class, being equipped with state-of-the-art engineering and scientific instruments. The IIT Guwahati campus stands on a sprawling 285 hectares of land on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra.


The campus is about 25 km from the heart of the city. With the majestic Brahmaputra on one side, and hills and vast open spaces on the other side, the campus provides an ideal setting for learning. The city of Guwahati is the gateway to North East India and connected with many major cities in the country by rail and air. Buses (from Pan Bazar overbridge), auto-rickshaws and taxi are available from Guwahati City to the IIT Guwahati Campus.