TEQIP III Sponsored Online Short-Term Course on
Recent Advances in RF and Photonics

22-26 February, 2021

About the Course

About The Course

The proposed short-term course covers the fundamental to recent advances in the field of RF and Photonics. Due to the short duration of the course, the focus will be on conceptual learning rather than a lot of maths. The short-term course would cover a one semester bachelor's / master's degree in which general concepts, various RF and photonic devices as well as examples and applications from practice are presented. The lectures will be given by academic experts in their respective fields from the IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Bombay, NIT Rourkela and University of Sydney, Australia. This course is designed to provide advanced understanding of the various RF and Photonics devices and technologies. The governing principles and design techniques of various RF, optoelectronic and photonic devices would be discussed as part of the short-term course. The expected participants in this short-term course are faculties and PG / research students interested in RF and photonics, and this program can be viewed as a technical education improvement program. Participants will have the opportunity to interact and network with leading academic experts in the fields of RF and photonics.

Important Dates

The last date for the receipt of duly sponsored application:

By email: scanned copy: 20/02/2021
Intimation of selection: 20/02/2021

(Selected Participants will be intimated through Email)

Course Duration

Monday to Friday
22-26 February 2021


Objective of the short-term course

The main objectives of the short course are:

A. Introduction of different recent advances in RF and photonic technologies to the faculties and PG / research students of various TEQIP-III mapped institutes and to promote their growth.
B. Promote networking and possible co-operation between different institutes.
C. Workforce development and awareness of the need for RF and photonics today.

The course will start with an overview of history and advancements of optical fiber technology and introduction to RF microelectronics. The course will introduce the participants about the Photonics for Datacenters, THz photonics, Full Duplex Radios, AlGaN/GaN Transistors for 5G, Substrate Integrated Waveguide and Dielectric Image Line Based Circuits and antennas, Inter-antenna interference in MIMO Wireless, Elastic Optical Networks, Silicon Photonics, A Decade of my work with Specialty Optical Fibres, Inverse design of photonic devices, Reflector Antennas, Power Amplifier Design for next generation wireless Standards, 100 Gbps Modulators and Detectors, and Laser Speckle Measurement Techniques and Applications followed by pedagogy session.

Event Speakers

Experts from the academia

Speaker 1

Prof. Joseph John

Department of EE, IIT Bombay

Speaker 2

Prof. Yogesh S Chauhan

Department of EE, IIT Kanpur

Speaker 3

Prof. T Venkatesh

Department of CSE, IIT Guwahati

Speaker 4

Prof. Gagan Kumar

Department of Physics, IIT Guwahati

Speaker 5

Prof. Nagarjuna Nallam

Department of EEE, IIT Guwahati

Speaker 6

Prof. Animesh Biswas

Director, NIT Rourkela (Professor, IITK)

Speaker 7

Prof. R S Kshetrimayum

Department of EEE, IIT Guwahati

Speaker 8

Prof. Ramesh K Sonkar

Department of EEE, IIT Guwahati

Speaker 9

Dr. Deepak Jain

University of Sydney, Australia

Speaker 10

Prof. Debabrata Sikdar

Department of EEE, IIT Guwahati

Speaker 11

Prof. R Bhattacharjee

Department of EEE, IIT Guwahati

Speaker 12

Prof. Mahima Arrawatia

Department of EEE, IIT Guwahati

Speaker 13

Prof. Utpal Das

Department of EE, IIT Kanpur

Speaker 14

Prof. R D Kulkarni

Department of EEE, IIT Guwahati

Course Contents

The program would be broadly covering the following topics of relevance

Lecture Schedule

Day-wise lecture schedule

**Please join the lectures 5 min. before the scheduled time. Note that only the registered participants will be admitted in the meeting.**


Registration of all the participants


Inauguration ceremony and commencement of the course

Cole Emmerich

An introduction to RF Microelectronics

Prof. Yogesh Singh Chauhan

Brenden Legros

Photonics for Datacenters

Prof. T Venkatesh

Hubert Hirthe

THz Photonics

Prof. Gagan Kumar

Cole Emmerich

Full Duplex Radios

Prof. Nagarjuna Nallam

Jack Christiansen

AlGaN/GaN Transistors for 5G

Prof. Yogesh Singh Chauhan

Brenden Legros

Elastic Optical Networks

Prof. T Venkatesh

Cole Emmerich

Inter-antenna interference in MIMO Wireless

Prof. Rakhesh Singh Kshetrimayum

Jack Christiansen

Silicon Photonics

Prof. Ramesh Kumar Sonkar

Cole Emmerich

Inverse design of photonic devices

Prof. Debabrata Sikdar

Brenden Legros

Reflector Antennas

Prof. Ratnajit Bhattacharjee

Brenden Legros

Pedagogy Session

Prof. Ratnajit Bhattacharjee

Feedback & Valedictory

End of the short-term course

Eligibility and how to apply

Please follow the guidelines to apply for the short-term course

The workshop/event is open to faculty members and research scholars from all TEQIP mapped institutions/Engineering Colleges/ATUs and non TEQIP mapped institutions. No course fee is charged for candidates who belongs to TEQIP mapped institutions/Engineering colleges/ATUs. Participants from Industry, Government organizations and Non TEQIP mapped institutions are eligible, provided they pay the course fee of Rs. 2500/- for faculty members and Government organizations, Rs. 5000/ for Industries and Rs. 1000/- for Research Scholars and Postdoctoral Researchers respectively. The payment is to be made by Netbanking / UPI if selected. Details will be mailed to the selected participants.

The application form can be downloaded from here.
The duly sponsored/nominated application form should be Emailed to: sonkar@iitg.ac.in

Selection Criteria

The total number of seats is 30. Selection will be based on first cum first served basis and subject to the deposition of fee (wherever applicable).

Important Dates

The last date for the receipt of duly sponsored application by email (scanned copy): 15/02/2021, Intimation of selection: 18/02/2021 (Selected Participants will be intimated through Email)


About the sponsors and organizers


TEQIP conceived in pursuance of the NPE-1986 (revised in 1992) by Govt. of India as a long term program to be implemented in different phases. After successful execution of TEQIP II, TEQIP III starts from 2017-18 as Central Sector Scheme with a focus on the Low Income States, Northeast, Hill States and Islands. The third phase of TEQIP is also special in a way that it incorporates twinning arrangements between mentee & mentor institutions with an emphasis on Focused Training (PT) and Focused Interventions from IITs in terms of deliverables and accountability. KIT, established at IIT Guwahati under 2nd phase of TEQIP is a focal point for training Faculty, Staff and students from TEQIP-III institutions in Knowledge Engineering, Content Creation, Improving Teaching, Pedagogy & administrative skills in identified niche areas/disciplines.

About KIT

KIT (Knowledge Incubation Cell for TEQIP) at IIT Guwahati functions as a multi-disciplinary as well as interdisciplinary Innovation Incubation Centre with a focus to impart Knowledge, infusing innovation and leading a path to achieve academic excellence. 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 while mentoring them.

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.


Contact Us

Course Coordinator: Ramesh Kumar Sonkar


Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam 781 039

Contact Number

Phone: 0361-2582535 (O)
Fax: 0361-2582542