Prof. Subrat Kar

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Research Interest:

  • Optics – including photonic circuits, photonic networks, photonic switching, optical communication and opto-electronic subsystems, integrated optical devices, MOEMS, fiber optics, optical sensing, optical phenomena, free-space optical communication and optical effects. 
  • Embedded Telecom Systems– including sensor networks, protocols and real-time operating systems
  • Telecom Transmission and Switching – including green access networks, inter-working, signaling systems and protocols, network management and switching

Special Interests

  • Automotive Networks – real-time control, automotive instrumentation, safety devices, automotive networks
  • Wildlife – conservation, tracking, human-animal conflict management

High Altitude Research

Deep Space Communication – inter-satellite communications, ground-to-satellite communications, pointing and tracking system design

Bio-medical Instrumentation – bio-assistive devices, bio-medical instrumentation, bio-inspired interfaces 


  1. A.Selvarajan, S.Kar, T.Srinivas, Optical Fiber Communication-Principles and Systems, Tata McGraw-Hill ISBN 0-07-044556-7
  2. [New] H.Kaushal, V.K.Jain, S.Kar, Free Space Optical Communication, Springer (


Most are available online – find them ( books | papers ) at Google Scholar or ResearchGate or Academia.comor Microsoft Academic Search (see results auto generated by Microsoft Academic Search on a new page) or
OrCID: Subrat Kar or ResearchID:M-2912-2014 or Scopus Author ID: 7202157363
or email me

Affiliation with Professional Societies 

Honors, Awards 

  • Fellow IETE – Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers
  • Fellow IE(I) – Institution of Engineers (India)
  • Fellow OSI – Optical Society of India

Professional Services

Memberships in Professional Bodies
Professional Chartered Engineer (India)
Member of IEEE, SPIE(USA)
Life Member of ISCA,ISTE, OSI , ISOI , CSI , BNHS
ECMA-Switzerland – Academic Member / representing IIT Delhi on TC32-TG17 / TC32-TG14
GreenTouch Consortium – Academic Member / representing IIT Delhi
IENE Europe – Member
Telecom Standards Development Society India ( TSDSI ), Nominated Member
Membership of Editorial Boards
(Invited) Hon.Editor (along with Prof.S.L.Maskara) , IETE J. of Research – Special issue on Spread Spectrum Communication (2005)
(Invited) Hon.Editor, IETE J. of Research – Special Issue on Convergence (2006)
(Invited) Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems (IJCNDS)
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National Advisory Committees
Member, Program Review and Steering Group for Photonics and Optical Sensing Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY)
Member, IETF Advisory Committee, DeiTY
Advisor (Telecom), Powergrid
Nominated Member, Sub-Committee on Telecom – Sixth Five-Year Plan
Member (Nominated), Core Group of the Wavelength Division Multiplexer Project of the Telecom R&D Council
Invited Member, Sub-Committee on Higher Education (MIT), Tenth Planning Commission, July 2001

Task Force / Working Groups
Chairman, National Programme on Bio-instrumentation, DBT

Expert Committees
Expert, Parliamentary Security Committee
Expert / Invited Member, Informatics Committee of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA), 1999
Nominated Member Representative for IIT Delhi, National Committee for Disaster Management, June 2001
Member, Indo-US TF / PAC
Bureau of Indian Standards ( BIS )
Member (MHD-Health Informatics Sectional Committee, 2008 onwards and continuing)
Member (LITD 11 – Fibre optics,Fibres,Cables and Devices Sectional Committee)
Telecom Engineering Centre ( TEC ) / DoT – DCC-Switching (S1) , NWG-15 (Optical Transport Networks and Access Infrastructures)

Other Awards and Recognitions

  • Pre-graduation:
    • At School – Outstanding Student of the Year 1981
    • At College – University Topper (Pre-Univ, 1982), University Topper (I.Sc, 1983), State Merit Scholarship, Chancellors Medal

  • Professional

    • Fellow of IETE – The Institution of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers, 2015

    • Fellow of OSI – Optical Society of India, 2015

    • Fellow of IE(I) – The Institution of Engineers (India), 2015

    • 2017 IETE Prof.S.V.C.Aiya Memorial Award2017 for significant contributions in “Academic guidance, teaching and research contributions to the field of telecommunications”.

    • 2014 Om Prakash Bhasin Award for Electronics and Information Technology
      ( details at )

    • Indian National Academy of Engineering Young Engineer Award 2001

    • For published work
      • IETE Sir.J.C.Bose Memorial Award for the Best Research Paper in the Engineering Sciences (1992), 
      • IETE Students’ Journal Award (citation and medal) for the Best Paper (1999 ),
      • IETE K.S.Krishnan Award for the Best Systems-oriented paper along with my co-authors (M.Sanjeeva Rao, S.Vijay Bhaskar Reddy) (2001)

    • For project work of students working with me
      • Awarded 2016 Dr.Shankar Dayal Sharma Gold Medal for Best M.Tech Student – Sridhar Kandlagunta Reddy, MTech (JOP)
      • Awarded 1999 INAE National Award for Most Innovative Project at the Bachelors’ Level[B.Tech thesis work by Shubhashish Datta and Vikrant Lal under my sole supervision].
      • Awarded 1999 INAE National Award for Most Innovative Project at the Masters’ Level[M.Tech thesis work by Satyabodh Kadni under my sole supervision].
      • Four students – Arpan Phull, Praval Jain, Nitin Upadhyay, Anurag Maheshwari – were awarded “Honorable Mention” citation and a cash prize in IEEE Computer Society International Design Competition CSIDC-2003, a global design competition among teams from 172 educational institutes world-wide [awarded at Washington DC, USA on 2 July 2003]
      • Awarded the 1995-1996 Rajiv Bambawale Award  AND the 1995-96 ICIM Stay-Ahead Award for the B.Tech Level Thesis Work by Augustine Renny Thomas and Abhay Gupta under my sole supervision.