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Lifetime Achievement in Electronics Engineering - 2016

    Govind R. Kadambi - Facts

    Prof. Govind R. Kadambi

    Born :

    Affiliation at the time of the award :

    M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences , India

    The Award :

    The Lifetime Achievement Award - 'Certificate, Bronze Medal and Memento' has been bestowed to Prof. Govind R. Kadambi in view of recognition of his Contributions, Achievements and Excellence in Electronics Engineering

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Life and Work

Govind R. Kadambi is a Pro Vice Chancellor - Research of M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences. Prior to this, he was the Dean (Academics) of M.S. Ramaiah School of Advanced Studies, which is now a part of M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences.

He graduated from University of Mysore with B.E. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering. He pursued the research for his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees with specialization in Antenna Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

Govind R. Kadambi has been granted 22 U.S. patents and has filed several more patent applications. He has authored/coauthored more than 50 research publications in peer reviewed International Journals and Conferences. He also served as a reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. He was Session Chair and invited speaker at several international conferences abroad.

He has over 30 years of experience involving Research/ Technology Development and Academics. He has been associated with various Academic Institutions, R&D Labs in India and Abroad. He has been the Principal Investigator and Co – Principal Investigator for a number of Sponsored Research projects.

His current Research interests are focused on Antennas, Computational Electromagnetics, Digital Beamforming and Signal Processing for Wireless Communication, Mobile AdHoc Networks, Adaptive Techniques in Communication Engineering, Optic Flow Techniques and Cognitive Radio Technology.

Govind R. Kadambi is listed in: Marquis Who is Who in the World, Marquis Who is Who in Science and Engineering, Marquis Who is Who in Asia and Dictionary of International Biography, Cambridge, England.

Area of Specialization : Electronics Engineering

Developing interest and passion in many students and colleagues to pursue their career in “Antennas and Electromagnetics”.

Research, Design and Development work on wide varieties of antennas spanning various systems both for commercial and noncommercial applications.

Award of 23 US Patents and 9 International Patents.

International citations like “Marquis Who is Who in the World” and “Who is Who in Science and Engineering”, “Cambridge IBC 2010”, “Cambridge Great Men and Women of Science 2016”.

Supervision of Research Theses for Award of Ph.D. degree (6) Colleagues and Students appreciating my passion for research as a “Devout Researcher and Research Student”

The Process

The Venus International Faculty Awards - VIFA, ( is a part of VICAM ) celebrates teaching as the noblest profession in the world by recognizing extraordinary teachers who have demonstrated excellence in engaging their students in inspiring - innovative - path breaking ways to ignite their potential. VIFA 2016 is convened by the Centre for Advanced Research and Design ( CARD ) of VIF and conducted in accordance with the VIF BOARD MEETING resolution vide F. No. VIF / MIN / BM - II / 2016 held on March 16, 2016 at VIF Head Quarters. The VIFA 2016 invited nominations vide F. No. VIF / CFN / FA / 2016 opened on 18 March 2016 from candidates those are in continuous regular service in universities and colleges and working in the frontiers of agriculture, engineering, medical, science, management and other specializations.

- Prof. Govind R. Kadambi submitted his nomination in the Engineering Specialization for VIFA 2016 on 11 June 2016 and the same has been selected for the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Award in the field of Electronics Engineering based on the Expert Committee report and APEX Committee recommendations as per the 'VIFA Process'. The selection has been communicated via a formal letter [ F.No.VIF/ACP/FA/2016 (AAP-II) ] dated 18 June 2016 to Prof. Govind R. Kadambi ( Nomination Code - FA16NC2869 ). Subsequently Prof. Govind R. Kadambi given his consent to receive the Award by submitting the registration form on 24 June 2016.

The Presentation

- Prof. Govind R. Kadambi has 'Attended and Participated' in the Contemporary Academic Meet-VICAM 2016 ( Agenda : Technical Talks, Research Discussions & Award Ceremony - VIFA 2016 ) organized by the CARD of Venus International Foundation on 9th July 2016 at Green Park Chennai.

- The Lifetime Achievement Award - 'Certificate, Bronze Medal and Memento' has been bestowed to Prof. Govind R. Kadambi in view of recognition of his Contributions, Achievements and Excellence in Electronics Engineerings by the following Guest of Honors namely Prof. Manoj Gupta of National University of Singapore, Hon'ble Mr Justice T.N. Vallinayagam of Tamilndau & Prof. Matthew Hibberd of University of Stirling, on 9th July 2016 at the VIJAYA Hall, Green Park Chennai, India.

"It will further motivate me to give my best to profession "

Q1. What is your principles on teaching and learning?

Ans : Teachers are not mere imparters of knowledge, they are also mentors. Motivators, guides and philosophers for students. Teachers have vital role to inculcate in the students the interest, curiosity, comfort and confidence to enjoy learning, the ability to think and analyse the subject/topic of interest. The concept of 5 Cs namely concentration, clarity, confidence, capability and composure and its critical importance have to be adequately demonstrated. There is no short cut to steady and structured hard work. We have to be powered by the knowledge of the ignorance rather than the ignorance of the knowledge. Everyone comes with inherent capabilities and limitations. Identifying one’s limitations and progressive overcoming are the prudent ways to enhance the ability to learn and grasp the new concepts

Q2. What's the most significant change you have brought in your institution and what has been the impact?

Ans : Temperament and techniques have great roles to play in one’s life. For success, there should be sustainable will to overcome the uncertainties and challenges. In research, this is has vital significance. Participation in the formulation of initiatives of the University pertaining to research and the follow up measures to promote and enhance the research philosophy in Younger Faculty members are more satisfying. In the formative stages of the University, active role in the efforts of the University to bring the “Outcome based Curriculum” uniformly across the University. As a result , under the dynamic leadership and vision of Vice Chancellor, Prof. S.R. Shankapal, MSRUAS is ranked one among the top hundred Universities in India, even though MSRUAS is only two years old.

Q3. What's your proudest achievement in the last 5 years and why? what did you learn along the way ?

Ans : (1) Successful supervision for the completion of 4 Ph.D. Theses (2) To be part of University since the formation of MSRUAS with a role of Pro Vice Chancellor (3) MSRUAS ranked amongst the top 100 Universities in India (4) Part of collective efforts in the formulation of “Outcome Based and Student Centric “Academic Curriculum across all disciplines In academics and research, teachers’ role to vividly demonstrate the relevance and the reverence to be attached to the saying “Fortune favors the Prepared Mind”.

Q4. Outline your plan for next 3 years?

Ans : To work towards the initiatives and goals of the University to be among the Top 10 Universities To continue to guide students for their Ph.D. degree and to facilitate them to become researchers of international standing and stature.

Q5. What this winning mean to you?

Ans : I had been nominated by one of awardees of Venus International Foundation 2015; may be by recognizing my potential for VIFA-2016. VIFA-2016 means a lot to me as it may energize the reputation of my organization CSJM University, Kanpur, as well as of mine. It will further motivate me to give my best to profession and mankind.