Dr. Varsha Turkar

Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

PhD (Microwave Remote Sensing), IIT Bombay, 2013
ME (Electrical Engineering), VJTI, Mumbai University, 2005
BE (Electronics Engineering), TSEC, Mumbai University, 1994
Diploma (Industrial Electronics), Government Polytechnic Bandra, Mumbai, 1991


Teaching Experience: 18 Years
Industrial Experience: 07 Years
Technical papers Published: 70
Masters Students Guided: 25
PhD Students Guided: 01 Completed, 01 Pursuing
Sponsored Research Project: Successfully completed ISRO sponsored research project (Duration: Four years, Funds Received: Rs. 2600000/- )

I agree with the quote by Thomas Jefferson, “Power is gained by sharing knowledge”. I have spent past 18 years in academics and teaching various graduate and undergraduate courses. Teaching has always given me a joy as it enlightens the young minds. I followed the philosophy of A.P.J. Kalam, “A good teacher, with meticulous planning, prepares himself for teaching” and have always been a good learner throughout.

I wanted to join teaching, but I feel, to become a good teacher the practical knowledge is a very important parameter, so I started working in the industry after my graduation. After 7 years of working in the industry, I enrolled and successfully completed my master program in Electrical Engineering from VJTI, Matunga, India as I wanted to become a professor.

After successfully completing my master’s degree, in 2004 I started my career as a teacher. Being inclined to research oriented topics, I developed interest in Image processing and enrolled for PhD at CSRE in 2007 and completed it in 2013.

My research area is Remote Sensing, Image Processing and Machine Learning. In last 18 years I have worked on various projects related to Digital Image and Microwave Image Processing in which I have used Machine Learning algorithms as a tool.

During these 18 years along with teaching I have handled various responsibilities like Head of the department, Institute Coordinator (NBA), Chairperson: R and D Cell, Chairperson of examination at University of Mumbai, Chairperson: BOS (Electronics and Computer Engineering) at Goa University and Member of Syllabus committee at Goa and Mumbai University.

I have organized more than fifty STTPs/Workshops/FDPs/Conferences/Symposiums/Webinars at national and international level. I have worked as a resource person for various expert talks/FDPs/STTPs/IEEE Skill and Knowledge Enhancement Program (SKEP)/ Conferences at national and international level.

I am a senior member of IEEE and an executive committee member of IEEE Bombay Section. Currently working as a Chair of Technical and Professional Activity Committee at IEEE Bombay Section.

I have published 70 papers in reputed international conferences and journals. The total No. of citations are 292. Out of these 70 papers, 30 are indexed in Scopus and 27 in Web of Science.