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Microwave Theory and Techniques


The course will be broadly focusing on analysis, design and development of microwave circuits and systems. The course will cover introduction to Microwaves, Microwave transmission modes, Transmission lines, Impedance Matching, Microwave Network Analysis, Directional Coupler, Power Divider, Microwave Filters, Microwave Attenuator, RF switches and phase shifters, Microwave Amplifiers, Low Noise Amplifier, Microwave Mixers and Oscillators, Microwave Antennas, Microwave Measurements, Microwave Systems, Effect of Microwaves on human body, RF MEMS, Microwave Imaging, etc.

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Final Exam (in-person, invigilated, currently conducted in India) is mandatory for Certification and has INR Rs. 1100 as exam fee

Electrical, Electronics and communications Engineering


UG/PG: UG and PG

PREREQUISITES: Electromagnetic Waves

INDUSTRY SUPPORT: Telecom industry, defense industry and space organization


Girish Kumar received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) 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 IIT Bombay, India, where he is currently a Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department. He has authored more than 300 papers in the international and national journals and conference proceedings. He is an author of three books and filed seven patents. His research interests include microstrip antennas and arrays, broadband antennas, microwave integrated circuits and systems.


Week 1  :  Introduction to Microwaves: History and Applications, Effect of Microwaves on human body
Week 2  :   Microwave Transmission Modes, Waveguides, Transmission Lines
Week 3  :   Smith Chart, Impedance Matching,  ABCD and S-Parameters
Week 4  :   Power dividers, Combiners, Couplers
Week 5  :   Microwave Filters
Week 6  :   Microwave Diodes and Attenuators,  RF Switches, Phase Shifters
Week 7  :   Microwave Transistors, Amplifiers and LNA 
Week 8  :   Power Amplifiers and Microwave Tubes
Week 9  :   Microwave Oscillators and Mixers
Week 10 :  Antennas – Fundamentals, Dipole, Monopole, Arrays,  Microstrip, Horn, Helical,  Yagi-Uda, Log-Periodic  and Reflector Antennas
Week 11 :  RF MEMS and Microwave Imaging, Microwave SystemsMicrowave Measurements and Lab Demonstration
Week 12 :  Software Session 


(1) R.E. Collins, Microwave Circuits, McGraw Hill
(2) D.M. Pozar- Microwave Engineering 
(3)   B. Bhat and S.K. Koul -Stripline Like Transmission Structures
(4) I. J. Bahl and P. Bhartia- Microwave Solid State Circuit Design
  • The exam is optional for a fee.
  • Date and Time of Exam: October 28, 2018 (Sunday)
  • Time of Exams: Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon session: 2pm to 5pm.
  • Exam for this Course will be available in both morning & afternoon sessions.
  • 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  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 http://nptel.ac.in/noc/