By Prof. Girish Kumar   |   IIT Bombay
Learners enrolled: 3130
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 : All undergraduate and postgraduate students, PhD scholars, teachers, industry
PREREQUISITES : Basic knowledge of 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 : 24 Jan 2022
End Date : 15 Apr 2022
Enrollment Ends : 07 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 23 Apr 2022 IST

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

Page Visits

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

Books and references

•   J.D. Kraus- Antennas
•   C.A. Balanis-Antenna Theory,
•   G. Kumar/K.P.Ray- Broadband-Microstrip-Antennas

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: 23 April 2022 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

MHRD logo Swayam logo


Goto google play store