Academic Departments University of Calcutta

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Year of Establishment : 1949

History of the department : The Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics was established in 1949 as a post-graduate teaching and research department of the University of Calcutta. Late Professor S.K.Mitra, D.Sc, F.R.S., was the Head of the Institute and continued until his retirement in 1955.

It was in the year 1925 that the University of Calcutta introduced “wireless” as an elective subject for special study in its post-graduate course in Pure Physics and started at the same time a wireless laboratory for teaching and research in the fields of electron tubes and radio wave propagation in the upper atmosphere. Ever increasing applications of radio waves, especially on the eve of and during the World War II, and the rapid development of electronics as an important science by itself created a new situation. Inclusion of these developments was found impossible if the teaching and research activities in these subjects were to be confined within the necessarily limited scope allowed to them as a part of another post-graduate course. A large-scale expansion and re-organization became imperative. To meet this situation the university, in 1946, formulated a plan for the creation of a separate post-graduate department for Radio Physics and Electronics by pooling the then existing resources of the Wireless section of the Pure Physics department and the Communication Engineering section of the Applied Physics department. A visiting committee of the All India Council for Technical Education (A.I.C.T.E) approved this plan in 1947. Grants sanctioned by the Government of India on the recommendation of this committee enabled the creation of the Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics in the year 1949 —an independent post-graduate teaching and research department of the University of Calcutta.

The foundation stone of the Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics was laid on April 21, 1949, by the then Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr. B.C.Roy. The concluding remark of his address on the occasion of laying the foundation stone of the Institute was the following:
“Let me hope that in laying the foundation stone of the Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics today, I have planted a seed which will grow into a mighty tree, spreading its branches much beyond the borders of your present expectation. The Institute will become not only an all-India center of study and research but will also attract earnest seekers after truth from beyond the boundaries of India”.

A look at the Institute today should convince anybody that the expectations of Dr. Roy are well on the way to fulfillment true to the spirit of each and every word of the speech.

In the beginning, the Institute started its first session of 2-year M.Sc. course in Radio Physics and Electronics from July 1949. The approval for the 3-year M.Sc. (Tech.) course in Radio Physics and Electronics came from University Grants Commission ( U.G.C. ) on recommendation of AICTE, in April 1957.

Early in 1962, the UGC recommended the establishment of Centers of Advanced Study (CAS) in selected university departments known for their tradition and promise. In recognition of the tradition built here, this Institute was nominated as one of the five Centers of Advanced Study in 1962-63.

In 1969, grants for the third stage of development of the Institute were received from the UGC which recommended drastic changes in the courses to be offered. In short, the approved scheme of development was: i) conversion of the 2-year B.Tech. Course to a 3-year graduate course leading to B.Tech. degree with an annual intake of 30 students, ii) conversion of the 1-year M.Tech. course to a 2-year post-graduate course leading to the M.Tech. degree with an annual intake of 25 students.

Meanwhile, on the report of the Assessment committee appointed by the UGC (in 1973-74) to evaluate the performance of the Center during the first decade of its existence, the UGC classified it as “excellent” and offered to continue grants to the center under Special Assistance Program (S.A.P) of CAS in selected thrust areas of research. On the basis of its continuing tradition of high quality research the Institute is still getting grants from UGC under the SAP.

The Institute celebrated its Silver Jubilee in the year 1973. In late 1970’s an academic link program ALIS was established between the Institute and a few UK Universities. The program encouraged bilateral exchange of scientists. A Liquid Phase Epitaxy (LPE) Reactor was received by the Centre as a gift with which work on growth of semiconductor heterojunction started. A Centre for Research and Training in Radar and Microwaves also started functioning in the 1970’s.

The Institute received in this decade substantial grant from the UGC under the Committee for Strengthening Infrastructure in Science and Technology (COSIST). Equipment related to Microelectronics, millimeter-wave technology and characterization of semiconductors were procured out of the fund received. The Institute celebrated the birth centenary of its founder Prof. S.K.Mitra in 1989.

It has been given the status of Networking Resource Centre in Physical Science, one amongst ten such Centres created by the UGC in the country. Other National Centres also exist in the department. The department has collaboration in teaching and research with a number of institutions in India and abroad. The ex-students of this department have served/ are serving as Vice Chancellors, Directors of IITs and other Central Government academic/research institutions, Professors and Aministrators in India and abroad. In addition, many of our alumni members have earned prestigious awards for academic achievements.

Special award/ recognition from UGC or related statutory body :

  • A Centre of Advanced Study in Radio Physics and Electronics from 1963 till date.
  • A UGC-Networking Resource Centre in Physical Sciences from 2008 till date.

Vision & Mission of the Department [Click here]


Faculty Members :
Name Designation Area of specialisation Email
Nikhil Ranjan Das
Professor Photonic Devices and Systems including Nanophotonics
Debatosh Guha
Professor Microwave and Antenna Engineering
Gopa Sen
Professor Research Interest Microwave and mmWave Engineering, Optoelectronics and Photonics
Abhijit Biswas
Professor & HoD Semiconductor Device Modeling, Circuit and Device Simulation with SPICE, VLSI, optoelectronics, Control Theory, Semiconductor Physics and Devices, TCAD, Analog circuits
Abhirup Das Barman
Professor Optical Communication, Cognitive Radio
Ashik Paul
Professor Space Weather, GNSS
Jawad Y. Siddiqui
Associate Professor Applied Electromagnetics, Printed Antennas, UWB Antennas, Reconfigurable Antennas, THz Antennas
Soma Barman (Mandal)
Assistant Professor Genomic Signal Processing, DNA modelling, Gene Prediction
Sumitra Mukhopadhyay
Assistant Professor Soft Computing, Control Systems Engineering
Anirban Bhattacharyya
Assistant Professor Research Areas: Crystal growth and Epitaxy Semiconductor Device Fabrication Instrumentation Microelectromechanical Devices
Anjan Kundu
Assistant Professor Microwave Engineering
Bratati Mukhopadhyay
Assistant Professor Physics of Semiconductor Nanostructures Semiconductor Devices and Modeling VLSI Circuits Photonics
Soumya Pandit
Assistant Professor Analog Electronics, VLSI Circuits and Systems, Soft Computing Applications
Arpita Das
Assistant Professor Medical Image Analysis, Pattern Recognition, Soft Computing Approaches, Embedded System Design
Suchismita Tewari
Assistant Professor Semiconductor devices and circuits, VLSI
Kaushik Mandal
Assistant Professor Microstrip Antenna
Souvik  Majumder
Assistant Professor Space Science and Communication
Shampa Guin
Assistant Professor Photonics
Santu Sarkar
Assistant Professor Communication
Avik Chattopadhya
Assistant Professor Nanoelectronics, VLSI Design
Santanu Mondal
Assistant Professor Microwave Engineering
Anisha Halder Roy
Assistant Professor Control System
Pulak Mondal
Assistant Professor VLSI Design

Courses :

Programme Level of study Eligibility Intake capacity
B.Tech in Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE)
(4-year coursesince 2015)  
Graduate i) (a) After Higher Secondary (10+2) in Science with minimum average score 60% in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics, and qualifying WBJEE.
(b) In the 2nd year, intake in some seats  from 3-year B.Sc.(Hons.) according to merit (as in (ii) below).   .
(a) 26 (2016)
(b)22(2016), 22(2017)
B.Tech in Radio Physics & Electronics
(3-year Post B.Sc. course, last batch admitted in 2015)
Graduate ii) After 3-year B.Sc. Honours in Physics with Mathematics as General Subject, Honours in Electronics with Physics and Mathematics as General Subjects 42 (2015)
B.Tech in Information   Technology
(3-year Post B.Sc. course, 2000-2015)
Graduate (iii) After 3-year B.Sc. Honours in Physics with Mathematics as General Subject, Honours in Electronics or Computer Science with Physics and Mathematics as General Subjects.  
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20 (2015)
M.Tech in Radio Physics  & Electronics
(2-year,  4 Semester)
i) Microwave and Space Science
ii) Nanoelectronics & Photonics
Post Graduate
  1. B.Tech degree in Radio Physics & Electronics of C.U (ii) B.Tech degree in Information Technology of C.U. only (iii) B.Tech./B.E. in Electronics & Communication /Telecommunication Engg. from any recognized University. (iv) M.Sc. degree in Electronics Science with valid GATE qualified score in EC for both C.U. & Non C.U.. (v) M.Sc. degree in Physics (with advanced papers in Electronics) of the University of Calcutta and B.Sc. with Hons. in Physics & Mathematics as a general subjects with valid GATE qualified score in EC for both C.U. & Non C.U.. (vi) A degree from any other University / Institution equivalent to (i) above
  2. Non-CU applicants should have the following eligibility criteria: (i) Secured at least 60% marks or its equivalent grade in B.Tech level; (ii) A valid GATE qualified score in relevant subject (Electronics and Communication).
  3. Except C.U. current year students who have passed / appeared final B.Tech. examination in Radiophysics & Electronics and Information Technology students, all have to go through Entrance Test followed by Interview. GATE qualified valid score is not mandatory for CU B.Tech. students.

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Non Sponsored : 38, Sponsored : 4
M.Tech. course in VLSI DESIGN  (Self Financing Course: 2-year,  4 Semester) Post Graduate
  1. B.Tech. degree in Radio Physics and Electronics of C.U. ii) B.Tech / BE degree in Electronics & Communication / Telecommunication Engg. From a regognised University / Institute iii) B.Tech. degree in Information Technology of CU iv) B.Tech degree in Computer Science and Engineering of CU v) M.Sc. degree in Electronics Science with valid GATE qualified score in EC/CS for both C.U. & Non C.U.. vi) A degree equivalent to (i), OR (iv) from any University/Institute recognized by the University of Calcutta
  2. Non-CU applicants should have the following eligibility criteria: (i) Secured at least 60% marks or its equivalent grade in B.Tech level; (ii) A valid GATE qualified score in relevant subjects {Electronics & Communication (EC) and Computer Science CS)}.
  3. Except C.U. current year B.Tech. in Radiophysics & Electronics and Information Technology, All have to go through Entrance Test followed by Interview. GATE qualified valid score is not mandatory for CU B.Tech. students.

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Non sponsored : 14 (including 3 yr. part –time), Sponsored : 5
3-Year (6 Semesters ) Part time M.Tech. course in VLSI DESIGN  Part Time  (Self Financing Course: 3-year,  6 Semester) Post Graduate
  1. B.Tech. degree in Radio Physics and Electronics of C.U. ii) B.Tech / BE degree in Electronics & Communication / Telecommunication Engg. From a recognised University / Institute iii) B.Tech. degree in Information Technology of CU iv) B.Tech degree in Computer Science and Engineering of CU v) M.Sc. degree in Electronics Science vi) A degree equivalent to (i), OR (iv) from any University/Institute recognized by the University of Calcutta. Candidates employed in a relevant Industry / Institute are only eligible to apply
For Non-C.U. candidates, at least 60% marks or its equivalent grade in last qualifying examination is required. Except C.U. current year B.Tech. in Radiophysics & Electronics and Information Technology. All have to go through Entrance Test followed by Interview.
Current Year candidates are not eligible to apply.
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As included above
Ph.D. (Tech) in Radio Physics & Electronics - - -


Research scholars :
Name Research topic Name of the supervisor Date of registration
Arijit De  Studies on Tropical Atmosphere using Radio Propagation and Radar Measurements Prof. Animesh Maitra 13/07/2015
Gargi Rakshit Characterization of Climatic Parameters using Radar and Radio Wave Propagation Measurements Prof. Animesh Maitra 08/04/ 2016
Rohit Chakraborty Studies on Convective Rain and Associated Atmospheric Processes in Tropical Region Prof. Animesh Maitra 05/05/ 2014
Shamitaksha Talukda Studies on Aerosol environment and Associated Atmospheric Parameters over a Tropical Urban Region Prof. Animesh Maitra 21/03/2012
Soumyajyoti Jana Some Studies on Atmospheric and Climatic Parameters in the Tropical Region using Radio and Optical Techniques Prof. Animesh Maitra 16/01/ 2015
Thumree Sarkar Studies on Rain Parameter Related to Earth-Space Propagation at a Tropical Location Prof. Animesh Maitra 19/01/ 2015
Shampa Guin Performance analysis of certain nano photonic devices using QD Prof. N. R. Das 16/01/2015
Paulami Rakshit On the performance analysis & design of si CMOS photo receiver components Prof. N. R. Das 05/08/2013
Kanishka Majumdar On certain aspects of modeling  & design of nanostructure photonic devices Prof. N. R. Das 21/03/2012
Arindum Mukherjee On some aspect of remote carrier generation for mobile communication Prof. N. R. Das 20/02/2014
Poulomi Gupta On Some Novel Techniques to Realize Unconventional Higher Order Radiating Modes in Cylindrical Dielectric Resonator Antennas Prof. D. Guha July 5, 2013
Halappa Gejera New Approaches of Metallic and Dielectric Perturbations in Cylindrical Dielectric Resonator Antennas To Control The Modal fields And The Radiation Characteristics  Prof. D. Guha (renewed) December 28, 2015
Koushik Dutta New Concept, Theory, and Advanced Design of Resonance Cavity Antenna Prof. D. Guha July, 2013
Debarati Ganguly UWB Antenna Characterization Prof. D. Guha 15thJan 2015
B Pavan Kumar “Advanced Design of Active Spherical Phased Array Antenna for Satellite Application Prof. D. Guha May 14, 2015
M. Intiyas Pasha “Defected Ground Structure Integrated Printed Antennas” Prof. D. Guha May14, 2015
Apu Mistry Studies on some salient properties of annealed and non-annealed III-V nanostructures with emphasis on INxGa1-xN/GaN nanostructures Prof. Dipankar Biswas 02/03/2016
Partha Pratim Bera Studies on some significant properties of III-V nanostructures Prof. Dipankar Biswas 21/03/2012
Himanshu Karan Photonics Prof. A. Biswas 13/08/2015
Jayanti Paul Nanoelectronics Prof. A. Biswas 22/12/2015
Mainak Saha Photonics Prof. A. Biswas Applied for Registration
Suchismita De Nanoelectronics Prof. A. Biswas and Prof. A. Mallik 02/03/2016
Tanmay Das Space Science Prof. Ashik Paul 09/02/2011
Dibyendu Sur Space Science Prof. Ashik Paul 30/03/2012
Krishnendu Sekhar Paul Space Science Prof. Ashik Paul 29/01/2014
Alak Halder Visible Light Communication Prof. A Das Barman 7/11/2014
Sandip Karar Heterogeneous Wireless Network Prof. A Das Barman 13/08/2014
Senjuti Khanra Wireless photonics Transmitter Prof. A Das Barman 7/11/2014
Rangana Banerjee Chauduri Microwave Photonics Prof. A Das Barman Applied for Registration
Srijibendu Bagchi MIMO Dr. Jawad Siddiqui 15 / 06/ 2012
Nandan Bhattacharyya Printed Antennas Dr. Jawad Siddiqui 5 / 07 / 2013
Chittajit Sarkar     Printed Antennas Dr. Jawad Siddiqui 10 / 07 / 2013
Sayantani Mitra Printed Antennas Dr. Jawad Siddiqui 16 / 12 / 2013
Jagannath Samanta Design and Implementation of Error Correcting Codes Dr. Soma Barman (Mandal), and
Dr. Jaydeb Bhaumik,
Haldia Institute of Technology.
Tanusree Roy Electrical Network Modelling of Amino Acid Sequence of Homo Sapiens Genes Dr. Soma Barman (Mandal) 29/01/2014
Antara Ghosh Analysis of biological sequence using digital signal processing Dr. Soma Barman (Mandal), 16/01/2015
Manidipa Roy Prediction and Analysis of Protein Coding Regions of DNA sequence using Digital Signal Processing Dr. Soma Barman (Mandal), 08/07/2010
Joyshri Das Application of Fusion Technology in Genomics Dr. Soma Barman (Mandal), 13/08/ 2015
Swagata Dey Photonic Devices based on Gr IV alloy semiconductor and quantum structures Dr. Bratati Mukhopadhyay 13/08/2015
Sarmista Sengupta Study of Process Variability Effects on nano-scale CMOS Devices and Circuits Dr Soumya Pandit 08/12/2011
Pinak Pani Mukherjee WDM Crosstalk Dr. Santu Sarkar and Joint Supervisor: Prof. N. R. Das Applied For Registration
Project title Funding agency Principal investigator Duration Budget
Leading Mobility between Europe and Asia in Developing Engineering Education and Research (LEADERS)
Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), European Commission Nikhil Ranjan Das
(Key person for management from University of Calcutta)
Aug. 2014 – July 2018 Euro 2,702,050.
total cost between 13 Asian, 7 European partners, 2 Assosiated partners etc. in different forms- various Mobilities, Organisation of Mobility)
Atmospheric Studies in the Geophysically sensitive Tropical to Sub-tropical transition region with ST Radar Facilities at Calcutta University SERB, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi Prof. Animesh Maitra 2014-2019 Rs. 22.5831 crore  
Ku/Ka band channel modeling for SATCOM Links over India Region Space Application Centre, ISRO, Ahmedabad Prof. Animesh Maitra 2014-2016 Rs. 12.00 lakh  
Studies on aerosol environment at Kolkata located near the land-ocean boundary as a part of ARFI network under ISRO-GBP Space Physics Laboratory, VSSC, ISRO, Trivandrum Prof. Animesh Maitra 2010-2017 Rs. 60.00 lakh    
Space Science Promotion Scheme Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Headquarters, Bangalore Prof. Animesh Maitra 2009-2019 Rs. 105.53 lakh (one-time) + Recurring Grants for M. Tech Fellows, Visiting Fellows, Contractual Faculty
Mobile Broadband Service Support over Cognitive Radio Networks TRA, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, India Since 2013 till date Prof. Abhirup Das Barman  2014-2017 Rs 137.56 lacs
Impact of Equatorial Ionospheric Characteristics on Distributed GNSS Accuracies Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India Prof. Ashik Paul 2015-2018 Rs. 56.8 Lakhs
ST Radar at University of Calcutta Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India Prof. Ashik Paul 2014-2019 ~2300.00 Lakhs (approx.)
SCINDA Department of the Air Force, Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (AOARD), Japan Prof. Ashik Paul 2015-2017 US$9000
Application specific specialty optical fibers and towards 1D random lasers in disordered optical lattices Department of Science and Technology (DST), India Dr. Somnath Ghosh 28March 2013-27 March 2018 Rs. 35 Lakhs
Electrical Network Modeling of Biological System and its Application in Genetic Disease Diagnosis SERB, DST Dr. Soma Barman (PI) 2014 Rs. 31 lakhs
Special Manpower Development Programme-Chip to System Design Department of Electronics and Information Technology DeitY Dr. Soumya Pandit 5 years
Rs. 95.09 Lakh + EDA tools for VLSI Design and Servers/Workstations procured centrally.
High-responsivity GeSn short-wave infrared phototransistors Indo-Taiwan Joint Research Programme in Science and Technolog Dr.Bratati Mukhopdhyay   3 years w.e.f 4th January, 2016 Rs. 33.73 Lakhs
Study of CMOS devices and circuits utilising “beyond silicon” channel materials for ULSI  applications   CSIR, HRDG   Prof. Abhijit Biswas   3 Years       (2012-2015)   15lakh
Studies on Nitride-based Light-emitting Diodes for Achieving Augmented Performance SERB,
Govt. of India
Prof. Abhijit Biswas 4 Years
Collaborations :
Title of the programme Principal collaborator of the department Name and address of the collaborating institution Principal collaborator of the collaborating institution Duration of the programme
(for University of Calcutta)
Consortium of 7 European and 13 Asian Universities City University London (UK) - Coordinating Institution  2014-2018
ARFI network under ISRO-GBP Prof. Animesh Maitra Space Physics Laboratory, VSSC, ISRO, Trivandrum Dr. S. Suresh Babu   2010-2017
Ku/Ka band channel modeling for SATCOM Links Prof. Animesh Maitra Space Application Centre, ISRO, Ahmedabad Dr. Ashis Shukla 2014-2016    
Special Manpower Development Programme-Chip to System Design Dr. Soumya Pandit Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur Dr. Tarun Kanti Bhattacharya 5 years (2015-2020)
Thrust areas in teaching and research of the academic department :
Research support :
Name of the equipment Brief description Funding agency
NB2 FPGA Development Board with Xilinx Virtex-4 and Alterra Cyclone daughter boards FPGA based embedded system design with Altium software support UGC-CAS
Agilent N9000A-503 CXA Signal Analyzer (9kHz – 3 GHz) with Agilent 89600 EDU Vector Signal Analysis Software and Agilent U3402A DMM CXA, RF Narrowband, 3 GHz, 10 MHz Bandwidth
  • Master the essentials in signal characterization with the leading low-cost tool in signal analysis
  • Perform cost-effective stimulus response measurements with optional built-in tracking generator
  • Add crucial functionality with X-Series measurement applications for analog demodulation, noise figure, phase noise, vector signal analysis, EMI precompliance, and more
  • Ideal for in-channel testing
  • 10 MHz analysis bandwidth,
  • easily configured with additional features, capabilities, and parametric test applications

89600 EDU Vector Signal Analysis Software
  • Starting configuration
  • Frequency and time domain analysis
  • Distortion measurements (AM/AM, AM/PM and gain compression)
  • Simulation and hardware connectivity
  • Signal recording and playback
  • Easily configured with additional modulation analysis options
Agilent 3492A LXI Data Acquisition/Data Logger Switch with Agilent 34901A 20 – channel Armature Multiplexer and Data Monitoring unit The Keysight 34901A module for the 34970A/34972A Data Acquisition/Switch Unit
Most versatile multiplexer for general purpose scanning. It combines dense, multi-function switching with 60 channel/second scan rates to address a broad spectrum of data acquisition applications.
Two- and four-wire channels can be mixed on the same module. Two additional fused inputs (22 channels total) route up to 1A of current to the internal DMM, allowing ac and dc current measurements without the need for external shunt resistors.
Laser Precipitation Monotor:Adolf Thies GmbH Part No. 5.4110.00.200 The Laser Precipitation Monitor serves as measuring value transmitter, and is well-suited for the measurement and detection of different types of precipitation such as drizzle, rain, hail, snow, and mixed precipitation. The acquisition comprises the types of precipitation, intensity, and the spectrum. All measuring values are available for the user via an RS 485/422 interface. In addition, the instrument is equipped with two further digital outputs (opto-couplers), which output, for example, pulses and state of precipitation. The optical components are equipped with an integrated heating. UGC-CAS
Boltek EFM-100 Electric Field Mill Measures the static electric field generated by thunderclouds. The Boltek EFM-100 not only detects nearby lightning but can detect the atmospheric conditions which precede lightning. Electric field data is displayed and graphed on a desktop computer using the included software. UGC-CAS
LASTIP EDA Software (Crosslight) TCAD tool for quantum well laser diodes UGC-CAS
POLARXS Pro Multi-frequency GPS/GLO/GAL with Data Logger and POLANT-X MF Multi-frequency Antenna and Cables etc. PolaRxS Multi-frequency, Multi-constellation Receiver 
PolaRxS is a multi-frequency multi-constellation receiver dedicated to ionospheric monitoring and space weather applications. Designed around a state-of-the-art ultra low noise Oven-Controlled Crystal Oscillator (OCXO) and Septentrio’s latest multi-frequency tracking engine, PolaRxS provides unbeaten measurement noise level while featuring proven simultaneous high-quality GPS, GLONASS and Galileo tracking next to a range of innovative features such as AIM , adaptive interference analysis and mitigation, APME , advanced multipath mitigation or LOCK for exceptional sensitivity and tracking stability under high dynamic conditions. Post-correlation phase and signal intensity are made available at up to 100Hz for direct use or post-processed by the provided graphical user interface to derive and log TEC and scintillation indices.   KEY FEATURES
  • Tracking of all visible signals
  • Ultra-low measurement noise
  • Output of IQ samples up to 100Hz
  • Convenient web interface and logging tools
  • Rugged housing and multiple interfaces
  • Multi-frequency, Multi-constellation
  • Dedication to Ionospheric monitoring and space weather applications
Agilent N9926A Hand-held Microwave Vector Network Analyzer (14 GHz)
  • 14 GHz max frequency
  • Carry the world’s most integrated handheld T/R VNA analyzer
  • Expand your measurement flexibility with optional 2-port VNA, time-domain, vector voltmeter, cable and antenna analyzer and more
  • Save time by simultaneously measuring all four S-parameters with a single connection
  • Perform accurate testing with QuickCal, full 2-port unknown thru Cal, TRL
  • Easily measure average and pulse power with a USB power sensor
  • Lightest handheld VNA at only 6.6 lb. (3.0 kg)
Compact RTP Furnace: MTI Corpn., Model OTF-1200X-4-RTP OTF-1200X-4-RTP-UL is a compact rapid thermal processing tube furnace with a 4" I.D. processing quartz tube and vacuum flanges. It is designed for annealing semiconductor wafers or solar cells with diameters up to 3". OTF-1200X-4-RTP is heated by 8 units of 1KW halogen light with a max. the heating rate of 50ºC/second. 30 segment precision temperature controller with +/-1ºC accuracy is built into the furnace to allow for heating, dwelling, and cooling at various steps. RS485 port and control software are included to make monitoring the temperature profile via PC while simultaneously running furnace possible. This furnace also can be modified into an RTE, CSS or HPCVD  furnace  UGC-CAS
LASER 325.0 nm 441.6 nm wavelength: KIMMON KOHA Model IK 5352-D + KR 1801C and UPS Laser Source He-Cd 325-441.6 nm. UGC-CAS
FPGA Development Board: ZED Board ZYNR-7000 ZedBoard is a low-cost development board for the Xilinx Zynq-7000 all programmable SoC (AP SoC). This board contains everything necessary to create a Linux®, Android®, Windows®, or other OS/RTOS based design. Additionally, several expansion connectors expose the processing system and programmable logic I/Os for easy user access.  UGC-CAS
Micro Rain Radar Measures the profile of rain and rain integral parameters from Doppler shift measurement of FM-CW signals and UGC-NRCPS
Radiometer (RPG-HATPRO)  Measures the atmospheric radiation in form of brightness temperature and gives temperature and humidity profiles. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
GPS receiving system and associated met sensor Measures GPS satellites signal differential phase delay providing information on tropospheric water vapour content. Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO)
Aethalometer Measures the atmospheric black carbon concentration. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
Multi-wavelength Microwave Radiometer Measures aerosol optical depth (AOD) at 10 wavelengths. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
Sunphotometer Measures aerosol optical depth at five wavelengths. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
Joss-Waldvogel Disdrometer Measures the drop size distribution of rain, rain accumulation and rain rate. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
Ku-Band Receiving System Monitors Ku-band satellite signals for earth-space propagation measurements. TEQIP Phase-II
Optical Rain Gauge Rain rate measurement with the help of laser beam attenuation. Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Govt. of India
20 Channel Multiplexer,  LXI Data Acquisition Switch, Spectrum Analyzer
34901A:20 channel multiplexed data acquisition system.
34972A: Data acquisition switch.
N9007A: signal analyzer-3GHz
Thin Film deposition system
Main frame of unit model 12A4D contains spares
Vacuum Coating unit for depositing thin films in a laboratory TEQIP Phase-II
Constant current source- 6221, Nanovoltmeter- 2182A The Model 6220 DC Current Source and Model 6221 AC and DC Current Source combine ease of use with exceptionally low current noise. Low current sourcing is critical to applications in test environments ranging from R&D to production, especially in the semiconductor, nanotechnology and superconductor industries. High sourcing accuracy and built-in control functions make the Models 6220 and 6221 ideal for applications like Hall measurements, resistance measurements using delta mode, pulsed measurements, and differential conductance measurements.
The two-channel Model 2182A Nanovoltmeter is optimized for making stable, low noise voltage measurements and for characterizing low resistance materials and devices reliably and repeatably. It provides higher measurement speed and significantly better noise performance than alternative low voltage measurement solutions. It offers a simplified delta mode for making resistance measurements in combination with a reversing current source, such as the Model 6220 or 6221.
N9310A-RF SIGNAL GENERATOR &33512B Waveform generator with 10GHz modulator and Power Supply An Agilent N9310A RF Signal Generator finds general purpose applications in manufacturing, service, development and education. The signal generator comprises an optional broadband I/Q modulator, which is able to generate digital signals in conjunction with an external I/Q source. General Features and Functions The Agilent N9310A RF Signal Generator provides: • 9 kHz to 3 GHz frequency range • –127 to +13 dBm (+20 dBm settable) level range • Built in AM, FM, FM, and pulse modulation • RF sweep, LF sweep and amplitude sweep • 0- 3 Vp LF output (into 50 W) • 6.5- inch TFT LCD • Universal USB interface • 1- year calibration cycle.
33512B Waveform generator:
Unmatched capabilities for generating a full range of signals for your most demanding measurements
  • Sine waves with 5x lower harmonic distortion for more pure signals
  • Pulses up to 20 MHz with 10x less jitter for more precise timing
  • Optional point-by-point arbitrary waveform capability with sequencing for more accurate representation of user-defined signals
Instrument features:
  • 160 MSa/s sampling rate for higher time resolution arbitrary waveforms
  • 16-bit resolution with 1 mVpp to 10 Vpp amplitude for greater amplitude accuracy
  • 1 MSa/channel standard waveform memory, optional 16 MSa/channel for your longest waveforms
  • USB, LAN (LXI-C), GPIB standard for quick and easy connectivity to PC or network
  • BenchVue Enabled for  controlling waveform generation from PC easily.
Ansoft HFSS v11.1 HFSS is a commercial finite element method solver for electromagnetic structures from Ansys. The acronym originally stood for high frequency structural simulator. It is one of several commercial tools used for antenna design, and the design of complex RF electronic circuit elements including filters, transmission lines, and packaging.  UGC-NRCPS
TCAD Package Technology Computer-Aided Design (TCAD) refers to the use of computer simulations to develop and optimize semiconductor processing technologies and devices. UGC-NRCPS
DSP kit, full version CCS, latest platinum edn Digital Signal Processing kit for educational institutions UGC-NRCPS
Spartan III based DSP in VLSI Photoboard The Spartan series targets applications with a low-power footprint, extreme cost sensitivity and high-volume; e.g. displays,set-top boxeswireless routers and other applications. UGC-NRCPS
Agilent 3062 A oscilloscopes Storage Oscilloscope, 60 MHz BW UGC-NRCPS
Optisim v 5.1 software OptSim™ is RSoft's award-winning software tool for the design and simulation of optical communication systems at the signal propagation level. With state-of-the-art simulation techniques, an easy-to-use graphical user interface and lab-like measurement instruments, OptSim provides unmatched accuracy and usability.  
Atlas Framework Atlas was the code name for a free Web client framework from Microsoft that simplifies Web development by integrating client script libraries with the rich, server-based platform ofASP.NET 2.0. Simply put, Atlas allows AJAXfunctionality in Visual Studio. Designed to give developers a more structured environment for building web applications, Atlas will work on all modern browsers and with any Web server. The Atlas framework allows a developer to write Web applications that are DHTML-,Javascript- and XML-intensive without significant expertise in any of these technologies. UGC-NRCPS
Sharp Printer cum Copier Printer cum Copier machine UGC-NRCPS
MATLAB, Simulink, etc Simulink, developed by The MathWorks, is a commercial tool for modeling, simulating and analyzing dynamic systems. Its primary interface is a graphical block diagramming tool and a customizable set of block libraries. It offers tight integration with the rest of the MATLAB environment and can either drive MATLAB or be scripted from it. Simulink is widely used in control theory and digital signal processing for simulation and design. UGC-NRCPS
Optical Fiber Training Kit Trainer kit for students practicing fibre optic communication UGC-NRCPS
Capacitance Meter A capacitance meter is a piece of electronic test equipment used to measure capacitance, mainly of discrete capacitors. Depending on the sophistication of the meter, it may display the capacitance only, or it may also measure a number of other parameters such as leakageequivalent series resistance (ESR), and inductance. For most purposes and in most cases the capacitor must be disconnected from circuit; ESR can usually be measured in circuit. UGC-NRCPS
Dual Micrometer, etc. Micrometers with dual axis UGC-NRCPS
2 stack, 2 zone furnace 2 Stack Furnace is a dual-tube furnace. The lower tube is a 4-inch-diameter, single-zone tube for sealed-ampoule diffusion. No gas or exhaust connects to the tube. UGC-NRCPS
Magnet   UGC-NRCPS
Optical Mounting Components Components for optical kit UGC-NRCPS
Tanner Software, Tools Pro,etc. Tanner Tools Pro is a software suite for the design, layout and verification of analog, mixed-signal, RF and MEMS ICs. T-Spice Pro helps integrate your design flow from schematic capture through simulation and waveform viewing.L-Edit Pro is a comprehensive physical layout and verification system that accelerates design cycles UGC-NRCPS
Silvaco TCAD Omni Bundle TCAD tool for semiconductor device simulation UGC-NRCPS
Pisces/Blaze/Device 3D 3D simulation tool UGC-NRCPS
Mentor Software, etc. Mentor Graphics is a leader in electronic design automation software. UGC-NRCPS
NI Labview with DAS The NI LabVIEW System Identification Toolkit combines data acquisition tools with system identification algorithms for accurate plant modeling. UGC-NRCPS
Laser Printer, LCD Projector Printer and LCD Projector UGC-NRCPS
Spectrum Analyzer & etc. Spectrum Analysis UGC-NRCPS
COMSOL Multiphysics Software Package COMSOL Multiphysics is a finite element analysis, solver and simulation software / FEA software package for various physics anengineering applications, especially coupled phenomena, or multiphysics UGC-NRCPS
Micro RainRadar-2   UGC-NRCPS
Signal Generator with modulation units & Signal Analyzer with educational software, Signal Analysis system for student training UGC-NRCPS
Desktop Computer, Printer, … Purchased from equipment grant of the project (in 2011) DST
Optical Rain Gauge Rain rate measurement with the help of laser beam attenuation. Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Govt. of India
USRP B210 SDR KIT Software defined radio hardware ITRA- Dept of Electronics and Information Technology
Vector Signal generator and analyser To generate signal and analyze ITRA- Dept of Electronics and Information Technology
Oscilloscope DSOX3032A, measurement of waveform ITRA- Dept of Electronics and Information Technology
Major activities :
  • Radio Physics & Electronics Association activities involving students
  • Regular workshops are organized under the following society activities. such as, IEEE Photonics Society (PS) Calcutta Chapter, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society and IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Kolkata Joint Chapter, IEEE WIE Society Kolkata Chapter, IEEE Calcutta University Student Branch (CUSB)
  • National Science Day Celebration (yearly), and Science and Technology Exhibition organized by IEEE PS Chapter and CUSB. Students are involved in developing models, demonstration and arrangement of the events.
  • Opportunity of selected students and researchers to volunteer in preparing technical program, hall management for lectures, and also to interact with International experts in the triennial International Conference CODEC organized by the department.
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Campus : Rashbehary Siksha Prangan (Rajabazar Science College Campus)

Address for communication : Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics, Sisir Mitra Bhavan, University of Calcutta, 92 APC Road, Kolkata-700009