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Dr. Utpal Deka

Professor (Addl) & HOD

Department of Physics

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Dr Utpal Deka is Professor (Addl) and HOD in the Department of Physics, SMIT.

    He:

    • Teaches BTech and MSc levels students.
    • Is involved in research in the area of plasma physics
    • Is actively involved in development of laboratory for research and teaching, curriculum design, course material preparation, etc.

 

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Engineering Physics (Theory) PH1103 B.tech First and Second Semesters
Engineering Physics (Lab) PH1162 B.tech First and Second Semesters
Statistical Mechanics PH2301 Third Semester , MSc (Physics
Computer Fundamentals and Programing PH2203 Second Semester ,MSc (Physics)

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD Theoretical and Computational Plasma Physics Centre for Plasma Physics – Institute for Plasma Research 2005
MSc (Physics) Plasma and Space Physics Delhi University 1996
BSc Physics Hindu College, Delhi University 1994

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology Head Teaching UG, PG and administrative 2019-Present
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technolog Professor Teaching 2015 – Present
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology Assistant Professor I 2008 - 2009
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology Associate Professor 2009 – 2015
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology Assistant Professor II 2004 - 2008
St. Xavier’s Jr. Science College Lecturer 2004
Centre for Plasma Physics – Institute for Plasma Research Post-Doctoral Research 2003
Centre for Plasma Physics – Institute for Plasma Research, DAE institute Research 2000 - 2003
Institute for Advanced Study in Science & Technology, DST Institute in Guwahati Junior Research Fellow 1998 - 2000

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Plasma Physics and Nonlinear Dynamics

Area of Expertise

Plasma sheath, Nonlinear Phenomena and Nonlinear dynamics in Plasma, Solar Plasma

Area of Research

Plasma Physics and Nonlinear Dynamics in Plasma, Solar Plasma, Thin Film, Quantum Plasma