Dr. Sanjay Singh Thakur

Professor and Head
Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

Ph.D. (Printed Antenna), SAMEER, IITB 2014
M.E. (Electronics), University of Mumbai 1994
B.E. (E&TC), Govt Engineering College, Jabalpur 1985


Teaching Experience: 30 Years
Research Experience: 5 Years
Technical Papers Published: 46

During our school days my elder brother, who was an Electrical Engineer, used to predict that the future would be all about semiconductor electronics. Being a rank holder in HSC Board of Madhya Pradesh and the recipient of National Scholarship during my entire degree program, I had multiple options to build my career. Hence, I opted to be an E&TC Engineer from the premier institute of Government Engineering college, Jabalpur, and I got admission in the very first Telecom branch of India. In 1980 this was suicidal, when Civil/Mechanical/Electrical branches were very popular, but I was determined. I left my native engineering college and shifted to hostel at 500 Km away from home at Bilaspur. Even after 40 years, today when I see everything around me, it is Electronics & Telecommunication; be it household to cellular system, automobile to space-shuttle or satellite, you name it and E&TC is present there.

I entered the teaching profession by choice. My keen interest in research has given me many opportunities to create many novel miniature antenna, Telecommunication Systems and RF sub-systems. I have also filed one Indian patent namely– 3-dimensional vector coordinate calculator/ transformation/ convertor system.

Being the Head of the Department of EXTC, I plan new courses for augmentation, coordination and conduction of electronic workshop, designing new experiments, seminar, industrial visits, inviting experts from industry or eminent institutes. Overall care is taken for motivation and personality development of students and faculty members of the Department. Students of all classes enjoy working with me in the laboratory to achieve their problem statements related to their projects, be it Electronics and Telecommunication or Bio-medical, after routine hours. It gives us immense pleasure and satisfaction when our students compete and win prizes as well as publish their research papers in conferences/ journals of repute like IEEE.

Dear students, look at hurdles as not problems but opportunities. It is important for me to expand our knowledge in order to bring novel thought processes even in our busy schedule. As an individual, I am always obsessed with all tech-related things and I spend my free time building circuits and developing my own sub-systems/ systems. I enjoy reading sci-fiction, or a walk-through Hindi literature and also enjoy eating seafood tacos at local restaurants.