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About the course

This Course will cover the fundamentals of Antenna, Dipole Antennas, Monopole Antennas, Loop Antennas, Slot Antennas, Linear and Planar Arrays, Microstrip Antennas (MSA), MSA Arrays, Helical Antennas, Horn Antennas, Yagi-Uda & Log-Periodic Antennas, Reflector Antennas.

Intended Audience
Students from Electrical, Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering.

Basic knowledge of Electromagnetic Waves.

Industries that will recognize this course
Telecom industry, defense industry and space organization.

Course instructor

Prof.Girish Kumar received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India, in 1983. From 1983 to 1985, he was a Research Associate with the Electrical Engineering Department, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. From 1985 to 1991, he was an Assistant Professor with the Electrical Engineering Department, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, USA. Since 1991, he is with Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-Bombay), Mumbai, India, where he is currently a Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department. He has authored more than 290 papers in the international and national journals and conference proceedings. He is an author of two books and filed for five patents. His research interests include microstrip antennas and arrays, broadband antennas, microwave integrated circuits and systems.

Course layout

Week 1:
Lecture 1:Antenna Introduction-I
Lecture 2:Antenna Introduction-II
Lecture 3:Antenna Introduction-III
Lecture 4:Antenna Fundamentals-I
Lecture 5:Antenna Fundamentals-II

Week 2:
Lecture 1:Antenna Radiation Hazards-I
Lecture 2:Antenna Radiation Hazards-II
Lecture 3:Dipole Antennas-I
Lecture 4:Dipole Antennas-II
Lecture 5:Dipole Antennas-III

Week 3:
Lecture 1:Monopole Antennas-I
Lecture 2:Monopole Antennas-II
Lecture 3:Loop Antennas
Lecture 4:Slot Antennas

Week 4:
Lecture 1:Linear Arrays-I
Lecture 2:
Linear Arrays-II
Lecture 3:
Linear Arrays-III
Lecture 4:Planar Arrays

Week 5:
Lecture 1:Microstrip Antennas(MSA)
Lecture 2:
Rectangular MSA
Lecture 3:
MSA Parametric Analysis-I
Lecture 4:
MSA Parametric Analysis-II
Lecture 5:Circular MSA

Week 6:
Lecture 1:Broadband MSA-I
Lecture 2:
Broadband MSA-II
Lecture 3:
Broadband MSA-III
Lecture 4:
Broadband MSA-IV
Lecture 5:
Broadband MSA-V

Week 7:
Lecture 1:Compact MSA-I
Lecture 2:
Compact MSA-II
Lecture 3:
Compact MSA-III
Lecture 4:Tunable MSA-I
Lecture 5:
Tunable MSA-II

Week 8:
Lecture 1:Circularly Polarized MSA-I
Lecture 2:
Circularly Polarized MSA-II
Lecture 3:
Circularly Polarized MSA-III
Lecture 4:MSA Arrays-I
Lecture 5:
MSA Arrays-II
Lecture 6:
MSA Arrays-III

Week 9:
Lecture 1:Helical Antennas-I
Lecture 2:
Helical Antennas-II
Lecture 3:
Helical Antennas-III
Lecture 4:Helical Antennas-IV
Lecture 5:Helical Antennas-V

Week 10:
Lecture 1:Horn Antennas-I
Lecture 2:Horn Antennas-II
Lecture 3:Horn Antennas-III
Lecture 4:Horn Antennas-IV
Lecture 5:Horn Antennas-V

Week 11:

Lecture 1:Yagi-Uda and Log-Periodic Antennas-I

Lecture 2:Yagi-Uda and Log-Periodic Antennas-II
Lecture 3:Yagi-Uda and Log-Periodic Antennas-III
Lecture 4:IE3D Session TA-I

Lecture 5:IE3D Session TA-II

Lecture 6:IE3D Session TA-III

Week 12:
Lecture 1:Reflector Antennas-I
Lecture 2:Reflector Antennas-II
Lecture 3:Reflector Antennas-III
Lecture 4:
Reflector Antennas-IV
Lecture 5:Lab Session

Suggested Reading:

1 J.D. Kraus- Antennas

2 C.A. Balanis-Antenna Theory,

3 G. Kumar/K.P.Ray- Broadband-Microstrip-Antennas

Certification exam:

  • The exam is optional for a fee. Exams will be on 23 April, 2017.
  • Time: Shift 1: 9 AM-12 Noon; Shift 2: 2 PM-5 PM
  • Any one shift can be chosen to write the exam for a course.
  • Registration URL: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.


  • Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
  • 25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of 12 weeks course: Best 8 out of 12 assignments.
  • E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup. It will have the logos of  NPTEL and IIT Bombay . It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.