Microwave Engineering

By Prof. Ratnajit Bhattacharjee   |   IIT Guwahati
Learners enrolled: 1588
This course is indented to provide a foundation for microwave engineering to the undergraduate students. Rigorous treatment of the fundamentals of microwave engineering will be provided. Design of different passive and some active microwave circuits/subsystems will be covered in detail. This course will also provide an overview of application of microwave in communication and other areas.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 26 Jul 2021
End Date : 15 Oct 2021
Exam Date : 24 Oct 2021 IST
Enrollment Ends : 09 Aug 2021
Category :
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Photonics
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate

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Course layout

Week 1: Introduction to Microwave Engineering and Transmission line theory Week 2: Rectangular and Circular waveguides Week 3: Microwave Networks and Scattering Matrix Week 4: Impedance Matching Week 5: Microwave Resonators Week 6: Power divider, directional couplers and filters Week 7: Microwave Semiconductor Devices Week 8: Microwave Amplifiers and Oscillators Week 9: Microwave Tubes Week 10: Ferrite devices Week 11: Introduction to Microwave Integrated Circuits (MIC) Week 12: Microwave Communication Systems and other application areas.

Books and references

1. D. M. Pozar, Microwave Engineering; 4/e, John Wiley & Sons Inc, 2012. 2. R. E. Collin, Foundations for Microwave Engineering; 2/e, Wiley-IEEE Press, 2000. 3. S. M. Liao, Microwave devices and Circuits; 3/e, Prentice Hall of India, 2004.

Instructor bio

Prof. Ratnajit Bhattacharjee

IIT Guwahati
Prof. Ratnajit Bhattacharjee received his B.E. in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (First Class Hons) from REC-Silchar,Gauhati University, M.Tech. (E and ECE Department, Microwave Engineering specialization) from IIT Kharagpur and Ph.D. (Engineering) from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Presently, he is a Professor in the Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, IIT Guwahati. Prior to joining IIT Guwahati in 2002, he was a faculty member in REC (NIT) Silchar. His research interest includes Wireless communication, Wireless networks, Microstrip antennas, Microwave Engineering and Electromagnetics. Eleven research students have completed their PhD under his supervision and at present several students are working under his guidance. He has co-authored about one hundred and forty research papers in journals, international and national conferences. He has served as General Chair for 5th edition of IEEE Applied Electromagnetic Conference, AEMC 2015 and 22nd National Conference on Communications, NCC 2016, Chairman for the NPSC 2014 and Convener for IESC 2017. He has developed a web course on Electromagnetic Theory under the NPTEL project of MHRD, India and also involved with the on-going mission project on Virtual Labs as coordinator of EE discipline laboratories and Institute coordinator for IIT Guwahati. He has been involved with some research projects. Currently, he is Chief Coordinator for a Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) India sponsored project for setting up of an Electronics & ICT academy at IIT Guwahati. He is a member of IEEE and life member of Indian Society of Technical Education.

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: 24 October 2021 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 Guwahati .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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