Microwave Theory and Techniques

By Prof. Girish Kumar   |   IIT Bombay
Learners enrolled: 2562
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.

INTENDED AUDIENCE:  Electrical, Electronics and communications Engineering
PREREQUISITES:           Electromagnetic Waves
INDUSTRY SUPPORT:    Telecom industry, defense industry and space organization
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 14 Sep 2020
End Date : 04 Dec 2020
Enrollment Ends : 25 Sep 2020
Exam Date : 20 Dec 2020 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

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 

Books and references

(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

Instructor bio

Prof. Girish Kumar

IIT Bombay
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.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 20 December 2020 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
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. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

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.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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