Professor, Department of MBA
Jadavpur University
Kolkata 700032
West Bengal
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Ph.D. 1986 Indian Institute of Science
M.E. 1980 Indian Institute of Science
B.E.E. 1978 Jadavpur University

Teaching Experience (0)
Industrial Experience (0)
Field of Specialization
Power Electronics & Drives
Courses Taught/Teaching
BE Level : Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Electrical Machines, Electrical Utilization,
ME Level : Advanced Electrical Drives, Solid State Power Supplies
Research Area
Static Power Conversion, Electrical Drives, Power Semiconductor Applications, Magnetics and Applied Electronics.
Joined the Faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, in July 1987 as a Reader. Currently, a Professor at same location since January 1998.
Conference Papers Published (0)
Journal Papers Published (4)
Title of the paper Journal of publication Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

Performance and design of an open-delta connected bidirectional PWM converter Electric Power Components and Systems 2013 3dr author accepted-
Three-Phase shunt active filter for power electronic converters International Journal of Innovative Research in Science Engineering and Technology 2013 3rd author 2-7715-7723
A simple sector independent Space Vector modulation using DSP processor International Journal of Power Electronics and Drive Systems 2012 2nd author 2-297-304
A comprehensive study of modulation strategies for three-phase low cost PWM converters International Journal of Engineering, Science & Technology 2011 3rd author 3-5475-5480
Books Published (1)
Book Title Publisher Name Year Role

Power Electronics and Drives Tata Mc-Graw Hill Co. Ltd., N.Delhi 1993 Third Author
Awarded By Award Name Year

2nd National Power Electronics Conference,IIT Kharagpur Best Paper Award 2005
Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India) IETE-Bimal Bose Award for "Outstanding Contributions in the field of Power Electronics" 2004
Institution of Engineers (India) Tata Rao Prize 1994
Institution of Engineers (India Pandit M.M. Malaviya Memorial Gold Medal 1989
Institution of Engineers Certificate of Merit 1988
Ph.D. Thesis Guidance (11)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Status Year

Prabal Deb "Input Current Waveshape Improvement Technique for Power Electronic Converters" S. Kar Chowdhury Complete 2014
Shilpi Bhattacharya "Investigations on Three-phase PWM Converter with Reduced Switching Devices" S. Kar Chowdhury Complete 2014
Ambarnath Banerji "Static Compensation and its Application to Remote and Autonomous Power Systems" Bhim Singh Complete 2013
Arup Sinha "ERP-based Power Plant Management in Deregulated Power Market" S. P. Chowdhury Complete 2013
Kartick Chandra Jana "Modulation and Control of Multi-level Inverter for Induction Motor Drives" S. Kar Chowdhury Complete 2013
M.Phil. Thesis Guidance (0)
MASTER Thesis Guidance (0)
Project Works (0)
Patents (2)
Patent Name Year

An Improved Three Phase Pulse Width Controlled Semi-converter 1990
Static Phase Converter for Energising and Operating a Three Phase Load from a Single Phase Supply 1990
Collaborative Programs (0)
InviteLectures (0)
Membership Of Learned Societies (4)

Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India)
Fellow of the Institution of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers (India)
Senior Member of the Institution of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (USA)
Life Member of Solar Energy Society of India
Orientation/Refresher/QIP CourseAttended/Organized (0)
Seminar/Conference/Workshop (0)
Session chaired (0)
Professional Society Activity (0)
Consultancy work / Testing (0)
Other Notable Activities (8)

One IEEE paper on IGBT gate drive is referred to in the Application Notes of two major International Companies : International Rectifiers and ST Microelectronics.
Has been a contributor of 42 popular electronics articles and circuit ideas to the magazine Electronics For You.
Biography is listed in Reference India (Biographical note about Men and Women of Achievement), page 123.
International Journals : 26 (8 in IEEE Transactions and 5 in IET Journals (earlier IEE Proceedings))
National Journals : 15
IEEE Conferences : 51 (of which 35 are abroad)
Other Conferences : 17 (of which 3 are abroad)
Served as a member of the review committee of IEEE Standard 519-1992 : "Recommended Practices and Requirements for Harmonic Control in Electrical Power Systems"
Over 200 citations, h-index = 8, i10-index = 8
Research papers are cited at least 10 places in books and referred in at least 17 International Patents by others, including major manufacturing companies in USA, Europe & Japan.