The National Power Electronics Conference 2011 (NPEC 2011) is the 5th biennial conference of the Power Electronics community in India, focusing on the
ongoing research in this area and seeking to find potential users of the laboratory-scale developments in industry. Launched in 2003 October at IIT Bombay, it was biennially held at IIT Kharagpur in December 2005, at IISc Bangalore in December 2007, at IIT Roorkee in June 2010. The present version of NPEC will be held in December 2011.
The objectives of the conference are to provide a forum to promote and accelerate high quality research inviting professional interactions for the
advancement and indigenisation of Power Electronics in India. Papers with up-to-date research results are encouraged for submission. Specifically, papers having significant experimental results to validate the propositions will be given preference. Technical papers will be accepted for presentation after peer review. The pre-conference tutorials will be held on December 19, 2011. Apart from these plenary sessions, keynote lectures and invited talks will also be held.The country’s industry, research establishments and academia are cordially invited to participate in the paper presentations, tutorials, special sessions, exhibitions and social activities, and enjoy the hospitality of the 155-year old engineering institution which was the mother of the entire planning and implementation of IIT system in India.
Located flush on the banks of the river Hooghly, the erstwhile Bengal Engineering College (or B.E. College) presently stands as Bengal Engineering and
Science University, Shibpur, Howrah. Sprawling over 170 acres of lush and varied greenery (being a part of the Indian Botanic Garden, 155 years ago) it has 7 halls of residence, 8 hostels, 2 of the best and biggest campus based playgrounds in eastern India. It has too many dwindling ingredients of “the Raj days”. Historic buildings, the celebrated clock-tower, the lush greenery and the cool river breeze - all cast a spell. It is 45 minutes drive from the Dum Dum Airport, 15 minutes from the Howrah railway terminus, 30 minutes from the Sealdah railway terminus and 20 minutes from the Kolkata City centre. The new railhead at Shalimar is 2 minutes drive from the campus. It is also in the fitness of things, that the Department of Electrical Engineering is simultaneously celebrating its Centenary year.