The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur was established in May 1950 and started its academic programme in August 1951. Besides being the oldest pace-setter of the IIT system of education in the country, it is the largest and the most diversified sister of IIT club. Established as one of the major departments of the Institute, since its inception in 1951, the Department of Electrical Engineering is actively engaged in teaching and research. With top-notch laboratories and excellent members of faculty, the Department of Electrical Egineering offers two undergraduate programme in electrical engineering and instrumentation engineering. The department has four research groups namely, Electric Drives & Power Electronics, Control Systems, Power & Energy Systems and Sensors & Signal Processing. These researh groups offer four postgraduate programme in their respective areas. The department has the doctoral programme in the area of Power Electronics, Power & Energy Systems, Signal/Image processing and Control.