Dr. M.Venkata Kirthiga



  • B.E. - Electrical And Electronics Engineering (Anjalai Ammal Mahalingam College of Engineering, Kovilvenni, Bharathidasan /University, Tiruchirappalli)
  • M.Tech. - Power Systems  (National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli)
  • Ph.D. - Distributed Generation and Micro-grids (National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli)

Experience - Total of 16 years 

  • Associate Professor, National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli - since March 2018
  • Assistant Professor, National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli - 2006 to 2018
  • Lecturer, Anjalai Ammal Mahalingam College of Engineering, Kovilvenni - 2001 and from 2004 - 2006


Areas of Interest

  • Distributed Generation
  • Micro-grids
  • Power Systems
  • Electrical Machines

Courses Offered 

  • U.G
  1. DC Machines and Transformers 
  2. AC Machines 
  3. Transmission and Distribution of Electrical Energy
  4. High Voltage Engineering 
  5. Utilisation of Electrical Energy 
  6. Electrical Technology 
  7. Electrical Machines and Control Systems 
  8. Extra High Voltage AC and DC Transmission
  9. Micro-processors and Micro-controllers
  • P.G.
  1. Advanced Power System Analysis 
  2. High Voltage DC Transmission
  3. Power System Stability 
  4. Power System Dynamics 
  5. Distributed Generation and Micro-grids 

Projects supervised

  • 70 PG Projects
  • 22 UG Projects

Research supervision

  • M.S. (by Research) - Completed 

      1. Stability Constrained Optimal allocation of DGs in Autonomous Micro-grids - Ms. K. Kanimozhi, July 2014 - July 2017

  • M.S. (by Research - sponsored) - Ongoing

      1. High Voltage Testing - Mr. Vignesh, since July 2019

  • Ph.D. (Completed)

       1. Hybrid Analyzing Techniques for Active Island Detection in Micro-grids - Mr. M. Suman, July 2014 - February 2019.

  • Ph.D. (On going)
  1. Optimal Siting and Sizing of DGs in Non-autonomous Micro-grid - Ms. S. Srividya, since July 2015.
  2. Special Electrical Machines - Mr. M. H. Ravichandran, since July 2015.
  3. Grid Integration of Wind Energy based DGs - Mr. Ravulakari Kalyan, since July 2016.
  4. Power Systems - Mrs. Dwija Desireddy, since January 2018.
  5. IoT applications in Smart Grid - Mrs. S. Nethravathi (QIP), since July 2019.
  6. Distributed Generation - Mrs. Arya Vijayan since July 2019.

Foreign Visits

 Place of visit   Purpose of visit
Bali, Indonesia      IEEE International Conference, TENCON, 21st – 25th November, 2011
Singapore  Study tour under the guidance of Dr. Lalit Goel at Nanyang Technological University, from 29th June – 9th July 2013
Mauritius    IEEE International Conference AFRICON 13 during 9th – 12th September 2013

Reviewer - International Journals 

  1. Electric Power Components and Systems – Taylor and Francis Journal – since 2012
  2. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids since June 2013.
  3. International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems since November 2013.
  4. International Journal of Energy Conversion and Management – Elsevier since 2013.
  5. IEEE Systems Journal - since 2018

Workshops / Training Programmes Conducted

  1. Two day workshop on “Distributed generation”, under the service to community and Economy of Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme during 14th – 15th December 2007, at the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli.(Organized with Dr.S.Arul Daniel and Dr.P.Raja)
  2. Two day workshop on “Renewable Autonomous Power Plants and Micro-grids”, under Self financed scheme during 4th – 5th February 2012, at the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli. (Organized with Dr.S.Arul Daniel)
  3. Two day short term course on “High Voltage DC Transmission”, under Self financed scheme during 17th – 18th August 2012, at the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli.(Sole organizer).
  4. One day Industrial Workshop on “Understanding IGBT: from Device to Inverter”, under TEQIP, on 8th April 2014, at the National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli, in collaboration with Semikron Electronics Private Ltd.(Organized with Dr.M.P.Selvan and Dr.S.Moorthi)
  5. Two-day Industrial Workshop on “Power System Modeling and Simulation with PSCAD”, between 12th – 13th May 2014, at the National Institute of Technology Tirucirappalli, under TEQIP-II. (Organized with Dr.M.P.Selvan and Dr.S.Moorthi (Principal Organizer).
  6. Two-week ISTE main workshop on “Control Systems” under National Mission on Education through ICT, (MHRD, Govt. of India) during 2nd – 12th December 2014, at the National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli.(Organized with Dr.P.Raja)
  7. Two day TEQIP Industrial workshop on “Embedded System Design using FPGA board”, during 23rd – 24th April, 2016, at the National Institute of Technology (for PG students). (coordinated with Dr.M.P.Selvan and Dr.S.Moorthi).
  8. One Month training programme for New Entrepreneurs – “NEEDS (New Entrepreneur-cum Enterprise Development Scheme Programme initiated by the Government of TamilNadu under Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India”, during 30th October – 29th November 2017, at the National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli. (coordinated with Dr.G.Kannabiran, Dr.N.Sivakumaran and Dr.V.Lavanya).
  9. Six day seminar on “ Women in Science and Technology : Breaking the Glass Ceiling” – jointly organized by the ICC and Startup Cell of NITT under the aegis of TEQIP and National Commission for Women, between 18th – 23rd March 2019, in NITT (other coordinators are Dr. Meera Sheriffa Begum, Dr. K. N. Sheeba and Dr. Nisha Radhakrishnan).
  10. Two Day All India Workshop on "Power Quality Enhancement in Distributed Generation" - jointly organised by the Institution of Engineers TLC and Dept. of EEE, NITT, during 19th - 20th July, 2019 (Chairperson, Technical Committee).

Administrative positions held

      1. Associate Dean (Students' Welfare for Girls) - November 2015 - November 2017

      2. Faculty Incharge - Guidance and Councelling Cell - November 2015 - November 2017

       3. Associate Dean (Alumni Affairs) - December 2017 - December 2018.

Professional Societies Membership

     1. Fellow Institution of Engineers (FIE) India - Life Membership

     2. Senior Member - IEEE (Member since last seven years)

Contact Address

M.Venkata Kirthiga,
Associate Professor,
Room No. G15, EEE Department,
National Institute of Technology,
Trichy-620 015,
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Phone : 0431 - 2503263