TEQIP Short Term Course


Advances in Photonics

February 25-26th, 2016

Course Coordinators: Ramesh Kumar Sonkar and Brijesh Kumar Rai


Contact Details:  
Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati,
Guwahati, Assam 781 039
Phone: 0361-2582535 (O)
Fax: 0361-2582542


The objective of short course on “Advances in Photonics” is to attract the attention of young researchers, academicians and industry people towards the advances and challenges in the field of photonics. Photonics is rapidly emerging as an attractive platform for realizing photonic integrated circuits. The 2-days long program has been meticulously planned to provide a balanced coverage of all the major aspects of photonics through a series of theory classes interleaved with hands on practice on advanced simulation tools & test and measurement equipment’s.


The course is open to faculty members; of TEQIP listed Institutions / engineering colleges and government funded NE State Technical Institutions. Seats that remain unfilled will be open to other institutions. No course fee is charged. Candidates from TEQIP institutions will be reimbursed TA & DA from their respective institutions.


Under the TEQIP-ll program sponsored by the MHRD IITs have been invited to participate by establishing a Centre dealing with KNOWLEDGE INCUBATION (KIC) vide DO No. 16-25/2013-TS.VII dated 25th June 12013. These Centers are intended to become a focal point for training Faculty, Staff and students from TEQIP-II institutions in Knowledge Engineering, Content Creation, Improving Teaching, Pedagogy & administrative skills in identified niche areas/ disciplines.

About KIC

KIC- Knowledge Incubation Cell at IITG functions as a multi disciplinary as well as interdisciplinary Innovation Incubation Centre with Knowledge Management as its focus. Its activities are in the area of improving quality of technical education, incubator of Innovative Ideas; implementer of contemporary pedagogy practices and development of Learning Content in Technical institutions.


Course Contents

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

Financial Assistance

Limited number of selected Participants from CFTIs & State Govt institutions in the NE (i.e., Non TEQIP funded institutions) may be eligible & considered for reimbursement of to and fro railway fare via shortest route in sleeper class (proof of journey / ticket needed) and free lodging and boarding in the hostel during the course period. Selected participants will be informed by e-mail.

For all other participants no TA/DA will be paid by IIT Guwahati.

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 785 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.