T. C. Manjunath



Dr. T.C. Manjunath

Ph.D. (IIT Bombay), FIETE, MIEEE Principal, HKBK College of Engg., 22 / 1, Nagawara, Arabic College Post, B’lore-45, Karnataka

Dr. T.C. Manjunath was born in Bangalore, Karnataka, India on Feb. 6, 1966 & received the B.E. Degree (Bachelor of Engg.) from R.V. College of Engg. (Bangalore Univ., B’lore) in the year 1989, M.Tech. degree in Automation, Control & Robotics from the prestigious Govt.’s LD College of Engg., (Gujarat Univ., Ahmadabad) in the year 1992 and Ph.D. in Electronics from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) in the year 2007 respectively. He has got a teaching & administrative experience of more than 23 long years in various engineering colleges all over the country (Karnataka, Gujarat, Maharashtra) and is currently working as Principal in HKBK College of Engg., Bangalore, Karnataka, India. He has worked in the levels of Lecturer, Asst. Prof., Prof., Prof. & Head, i/c Principal & as Principal in the various institutions where he has worked so far. He has also worked as a Project Assistant and as a Research Engineer in the Systems and Control Engineering (IIT Bombay, India) and worked on control of space launch vehicles using FOS feedback technique in IITB. He has published more than 320+ papers in the various National, International journals and Conferences in India & abroad and published more than a dozen textbooks, notable among them being on Robotics, first one being Introduction to robotics, second one which has gone upto the fourth edition, titled, ‘Fast Track to Robotics’ and the third one, which has gone upto the fifth edition, titled, ‘Fundamentals of Robotics’ in 2 volumes, Vol-1 and Vol-2 along with a CD which contains about 200 C / C++ programs for performing various simulations on robotics. He has also published a research monograph in the International level from the Springer-Verlag publishers based on his Ph.D. thesis topic titled, “Modeling, Control and Implementation of Smart Structures”, Vol. 350, LNCIS, costing 114.95 Euros. He also holds a monograph patent for the research work he did during his research in IIT Bombay. He is a member of IEEE for the past 12 years, SPIE student member and IOP student member for 4 years, life member of ISSS (India), life member of the ISTE (India), life member of ISOI (India), life member of SSI (India), life member of the CSI (India), Sr. Member of IACST (Singapore) and life member cum fellow of the IETE (India). He has given a number of guest lectures / expert talks and seminars in many institutions across the country and participated in more than 2 dozen CEP / DEP courses, seminars, workshops, symposiums, besides conducting a few courses in the institutions where he worked. He was awarded with the “Best research scholar award in engineering discipline” for the academic year 2006-07 from the Research Scholars Forum (RSF) from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB). This award was presented in recognition of the significant contribution to the research (amongst all the researchers in all disciplines) in IIT Bombay. Also, he was conferred with the best paper awards in a number of conferences. He was also instrumental in getting Research centres along with M.Tech. programs & new UG programmes in the colleges where he has worked so far. He was also responsible for getting AICTE grants under MODROB scheme for the development of the Robotics & Mechatronics Labs. Apart from which, he has brought a number of grant-in-aids for the conduction of various events like workshops, conferences, seminars, projects, etc, wherever he has worked (from VTU, VGST, KSCST, etc.) from different sources. He has visited Singapore, Russia, United States of America, Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan, Canada, Nepal and Australia for the presentation of his research papers in various international conferences. His biography was published in 23rd edition of Marquis’s Who’s Who in the World in the 2006 issue. He has also guided more than 3 dozen projects (B.E. / B.Tech. / M.E. / M.Tech.) in various engineering colleges where he has worked, apart from guiding a couple of research scholars who are doing Ph.D. in various universities under his guidance. Many of his guided projects, interviews, the events what he had conducted have appeared in various national newspapers and magazines (more than 3 dozen times). He has also reviewed many research papers for the various national & international journals & conferences in India & abroad. He has also organized a number of state & national level sports tournaments like yogasana, chess, cricket, etc. He is also an editorial board / advisory board / reviewer member on many of the national & international Journals. He has also served on the advisory / steering / organizing committee member of a number of national & international conferences. He has given many keynote / invited talks / plenary lecturers in various national & international conferences and chaired many sessions, was the judge & was the chief guest on various occasions. He has also conducted / organized / convened / coordinated more than 4 dozen courses / workshops / STTP’s / FDP’s / Technical paper fests, Student level competitions & Symposiums, etc., in various engineering colleges where he worked so far. He has also taken many administrative initiatives in the college where he has worked as Principal & also where is currently working as Principal, besides conducting all the semester university exams successfully as chief superintendent, deputy chief superintendents, squad member, etc. Some of the special administrative achievements as Principal & Head of the Institution are …. He improved the results of the various branches in Atria Inst. of Tech. / BTL Inst. of Tech. / HKBK College of Engg. He gave more importance to the development of in-house projects for the final years.  He motivated many of the faculties to take up take up consultancy works & done efficiently so that the college gets some good income. He made the faculties to take up research (Ph.D) work or do M.Tech. by compelling them constantly to purse for higher studies. He made the faculties to publish paper in either national / international journals & conferences at least one in a semester. He started the student chapters in all the branches such as IETE, IEEE, ISTE, CSI, SAE, ISSS, ISOI & conducted a number of events under their banners.   He brought in power decentralization in the institute by developing the habit of making coordinator-ships for various works. He conducted a number of exams from public sectors & private sectors such as GATE exams, CET / COMED-K, KPSC, Police Exams, Inst. of Civil Engineer exams & conducted a number of state & national level examinations like Defense, PG entrance exams, Medical, KPTL in the college so that the college could get some revenue (under the banner of revenue generation scheme). He started the weekly monitoring of the staff & students. He developed the counseling of student data booklets & that of the faculty work-books. All the laboratory manuals were developed in-house, printed & given to the students (both in the hard as well as in the soft copy). He used to conduct the academic & governing council meetings regularly along with the HOD’s meetings time to time.  He brought NBA status in Atria & BTLIT, Bangalore. Introduced the scheme of best lecturer award / best HOD award / best non-teaching award / service awards concept / Principal cup / Departmental cup, etc in the colleges where he worked. He created a record placement of 500 students in 2 years in Atria Inst. of Tech. with the help of the placement department. He helped the management to fill up all the student admissions in the first year to the full quota, which was not happening before in Atria Inst. of Tech. He created a number of hobby-clubs in the institute for the students to work towards their co-curricular & extra-curricular activities. He started the faculty seminar series in the institute so that every faculty gives a lecture of 45 mins with 15 mins discussion at least once in a month.  He introduced the concept of coaching class for the weak students & remedial class concept for the failed students, which yielded successful results apart from the training of top 10 students for getting ranks. He made the students to get university ranks in BTL & HKBKCE in UG stream. He started certificate oriented courses of 3 months & 6 months for the various types of people, especially on Saturdays & Sundays.  He made the students to participate in competitions outside the college & win a number of prizes, brought laurels to the institution. He helped the students to get some financial assistance using sponsors for the cultural events.  He developed centers of excellence in Mechanical & Electronics Engg in collaboration with I.I.Sc. for setting up of the MEMS Design Centre in Atria Inst. of Tech., B’lore, along with the development of EDC in HKBKCE. He streamlined many of the process in the office level & that of the departmental level by developing new formats for the processes. He developed the culture of making up of small / mini hobby projects by the students. He developed the system documentation of the entire departments & that of the college. Under industry-institute interaction, he conducted a number of industry oriented courses like CADD course Ansys course, Oracle course, Infosys campus connect courses, Software testing, etc. His special areas of interest are Control systems, DSP, AI, IP, Robotics, Signals & systems, Instrumentation, Circuits & Networks, Matlab, etc..…. 

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