The Department of Electrical Engineering came into existence as a separate department from the year 1955 for the Diploma and Batchlor degree course. The PG degree course started in the year 1972.
At present, the academic curricula involve 6-semester diploma, 8-semester graduate B.E. degree course and 4-semester postgraduate M.E. degree course in Electrical Engineering in two fields of specialization. The department also offers research programmes leading to Ph.D. degree through scholarships from AICTE.
The department possesses approximately 2000 sq.m. area and total sanctioned staff strength of 44 comprising 28 members of faculty and 16 supporting staff.
The Department of electrical Engineering is actively engaged in number of collaborative and sponsored research projects. In the last years, more than 10 research programs were undertaken for agencies other than the State or Central Government
Research work in the following areas were undertaken during the last ten years on the following topics leading to M.E. / Ph.D. degrees:
- Development of permanent magnet synchronous and brush less dc motor controllers
- Performance, testing and control of induction motors
- Microcomputer-controlled power system monitoring and protection
- Power quality assessment and Improvement in Cycloconverter0fed systems with Frequency Selective Sub-harmonic Feedback. Software based transducer linearization
- Electromagnetic Field Computation
- Intelligent control strategies for electric drives
- Application of artificial neural nets in interconnected power systems
- Design of controllers for MIMO systems
- Piecewise fast decoupled & Adjusted fast decoupled Load Flow Motors
- Expert System to Power System Security Analysis
- Condition Monitoring of Power Transformers and Induction Motors
- Analysis and Design of Robust Voltage Stabilizers for Thermal Power Station
- Development of concepts of global Voltage and Security Indicators in Longitudinal Power supply (LPS) System
- Discrete event dynamical systems.
The following existing laboratories have been modernized and a few department projects have been undertaken through grants sanctioned by MHRD, and AICTE during the last ten years:
- Power System & Protective Relay Laboratory
- Simulation Laboratory
- Industrial Electronics Laboratory
- Instrumentation Laboratory
- Electrical Machines Laboratory
- Control System Laboratory
- Condition Monitoring of Electrical Equipment in Power Plants
- Study on Efficient Voltage Control on Induction Motor Drive
- Study on the Dynamics of Motor during System Disturbances & Development of a Flexible Auto Changeover Circuit
- Low cost Sensorless Switched reluctance drive
- Development of energy efficient battery charger and inverter
- Energy audit and Conservation Programme in B. E. College campus and in local Government Housing Estates
- Control and Performance Improvement of a Brush-less DC machine Drive (An Inverter fed Self-synchronous permanent Magnet AC Motor).
- Tie Line Control and Voltage Instability of Power grids in power systems of developing countries
In 1947, WCE was founded in Sangli with just over 60 students. Today, it has more than 4,000 students taking various courses in Engineering and Technology. We create opportunities not just for young minds to learn, but also for them to experience the fulfillment that comes from sharing this learning with others. At WCE, we are always focused on delivering education that will help create the leaders of tomorrow’s world – our students will not just be successful in their individual capacities, but will in turn, contribute to and nurture the world they live in.
Chairman, Administrative Council.