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#12, 10th A Main, Between 16th and 17th cross Malleshwaram, Bangalore - 560055
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General Information

  • Location  Abu DhabiDubaiSharjah
  • Category  Faculty Of Engineering
  • Address #12, 10th A Main Between 16th and 17th Cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore- 560055, India
  • Language English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi
  • Highest Degree Level Ph.D.
  • Total Years of Experience 17
  • Expected Job Level Associate/Assistant Professor


Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India Ph.D (Experimental Condensed Matter Physics)

Thesis Title: “Mixed Alkali Effect in Oxyfluro Vanadate Glasses and the effect of Rare Earth ions on Oxyfluoro Tellurite glasses – a spectroscopic study” 

Supervisor: Prof. K.P. Ramesh

Karnatak University, Dharwad, India MSc - Physics

Specialization: Nuclear Physics

Karnatak University, Dharwad, India BSc

Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics 

Work Experience

Dec 2017 till June 2021.
Department of Physics, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. Associate Professor

I was invited to start and supervise a doctoral program in solid-state physics.  After I assumed the position, I helped 2 Ph.D. students to find a research problem and defend it. I convinced BDU to send the students to India for experimental work. I worked out a collaboration with the Dept. of Physics, Indian Institute of Physics. They spent 3 months at IISc with sponsorship from both Institutions. The students came back with sufficient data to write papers and work towards their Ph.D. One of them has submitted the thesis and the other is ready with the thesis. The opportunity at BDU has helped me in finding my own self as a teacher. I was asked to design several courses for bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs. There are constraints on classroom availability, resources, and even on textbooks. With all these limitations I could able to design courses that were liked by the students.

March 2016 – Dec 2017 (On sabbatical leave)
Department of Physics, PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Indiat Associate Professor

Started advising my first doctoral student (2016). Prepared and applied for a 40M INR (about 55,000 USD) research grant. I was successful in securing the grant. I had taught Physics to engineering students, and also taught optical fiber communication, Physics of electronic devices.

Aug 2012 – March 2016
Department of Physics, PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Indiat Assistant Professor

I have taught Physics and related subjects to engineering students. I have handled the engineering physics lab. Upgraded the lab to research caliber. Supervised student projects in mechanical and electronics engineering stream.

Several times I was recognized for getting 100 % results in the examination. 

Sept. 2005 – July 2009
Department of Physics, PES School of Engineering, Bangalore, India Lecturer

Involved in team building, streamlining the examination process, Teaching, and student mentoring

May 2002 – Aug 2005
Department of Physics, MVJ College of Engineering, Bangalore, Indiat Lecturer

Involved in team building, streamlining the examination process, Teaching, and student mentoring
served as head of the department for a short while

I was recognized with the best teacher award.

Summary of Skills

Teaching at Higher educational institutions
Engineering Physics, optical fiber communication, Solid state devices,
Phyton, Word, Excell, MATLAB, Linux

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