Dr.M.Senthil Kumar,M.E.,Ph.D.,
Professor,
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering,
Sona College of Technology, Salem-636 005.Tamilnadu, India,
91 - 427 - 2443545, 4099999 Ext: 4099723
senthilkumarm@sonatech.ac.in , senthileed[At]yahoo.com , msenthilkumareed[At]gmail.com



Academic Background
  • Ph.D (Electrical Engineering, Anna University, Chennai), August 2012.
  • M.E (Power System Engg) –First Class with Distinction in November 2002, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, Madurai Kamaraj University.
  • B.E (Electrical and Electronics Engineering) with I Class in April 1997, Government College of Engineering, Salem , University of Madras.

Research Areas
  • AI Applications to Power Systems
  • Optimization of Power Systems
  • Flexible AC Transmission Systems

Teaching Experience
S.No Duration Designation Organization
1 01.06.2013 to till date Professor Sona College of Technology, Salem-5
1 01.12.2011 to 31.05.2013 Associate Professor
2 01.04.2005 to 30.11.2011 Assistant Professor
3 01.07.2004 to 31.03.2005 Senior Lecturer
4 07.04.2003 to 30.06.2004 Lecturer
5 01.01.2003 to 05.04.2003 Senior Lecturer V.M.K.V.Engineering College, Salem-308
6 15.05.1997 to 31.12.2002 Lecturer

Academic and Professional Honors
  • Recognized Supervisor for Guiding M.S (Research) and Ph.D Scholars in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering under Anna University, Chennai, (Ref No: 2830044).

Project Work Details
Degree Project Title
Ph.D. Bacterial Foraging Based Optimization of Power System Using Voltage Stability Indices
M.E. Genetic Algorithm Applications to Power System State Estimation
B.E. Auto Dialing Security Systems

Sponsored Research Projects
S.No Project Title Funding Agency Duration
1 Evaluation of Voltage Stability Index in Distributed Photovoltaic System DST, SERB 2016-2019

National & International Journal Publications

National Journal

  • K Selvi, Dr N Ramraj and M Senthil Kumar “Application of   Genetic Algorithm for Power System State Estimation”, Institution of Engineers (India) vol 86, Nov 2005,pp 45-49.

International Journal

  • Dr. M. Senthil Kumar, Dr. C. B. Venkatramanan and P. Raja Kumar “Voltage Stability Assessment in an Interconnected Distributed Photovoltaic System” Asian Journal of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol. 6, No. 7, July 2016, pp. 489-502.
  • Dr. C. B. Venkatramanan and Dr. M. Senthil Kumar “Improvement of Power Quality by Realising Renewable Energy based Cascaded Five Level Control Power Conditioner” Asian Journal of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol. 6, No. 7, July 2016, pp. 204-218.
  • Dr.M.Senthil Kumar and P.Rajakumar “Voltage Stability Assessment in a Distributed Photovoltaic System Using Voltage Stability Index”, International Journal of Advanced Research in Biology Engineering Science and Technology (IJARBEST)  Vol. 2, Special Issue 10, pp. 133 – 140 March 2016
  • Dr.M.Senthil Kumar and K.Pradeepkumar “Artificial Neural Network Based Speed Control of Brushless Direct Current Motor” International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, Volume 9, Number 24 (2014) pp. 30075-30090.
  • Senthil Kumar, M. and Renuga, P. “Application of UPFC for Voltage Stability Improvement and Loss Minimization using Fast Voltage Stability Index (FVSI)” to the Archives of Electrical Engineering (AEE) Journal Vol.61, No.2, June 2012, pp 239-250.
  • Senthil Kumar, M., Renuga, P. and Maharaja, “ Optimal Location and Rating of Thyristor Controlled Series Capacitor for Enhancement  of Voltage Stability using Fast Voltage Stability Index(FVSI) Approach”, International Journal of Computer Applications (IJCA), Vol. 16, No. 10, May 2012, pp 19-23.
  • S.Arun kumar, C.Eswarlal and M.Senthil Kumar, “Power System Stability Enhancement using Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Tuned Static Synchronous Series Compensator (SSSC)” International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology(IJEAT), Vol. 1, No.4, April 2012, pp 130-134.
  • Senthil Kumar, M. and Renuga, P. “Application of Bacterial Foraging Algorithm for Optimal Location of FACTS Devices with Multi-Objective Functions”, International Review of Electrical Engineering (IREE), Vol. 6, No. 4, August 2011, pp1905-1915.
  • Senthil Kumar, M. and Renuga, P. “Application of Bacterial Foraging Algorithm for Enhancement of Voltage stability Using L-index Approach”, International Review of Electrical Engineering (IREE), Vol.6, No.2, April 2011, pp 922-929.
  • Senthil Kumar, M. and Renuga, P. “Bacterial Foraging Algorithm Based Enhancement of Voltage Profile and Minimization of Losses using Thyristor Controlled Series Capacitor (TCSC)”, International Journal of Computer Applications (IJCA), Vol. 7, No. 2, September 2010, pp 21-27.
  • Senthil Kumar, M. and Renuga, P. “Particle Swarm Optimization Based Improvement of Voltage Profile and Minimization of Losses using Unified Power Flow Controller”, International Journal of Artificial Intelligent Systems and Machine Learning, Vol. 2 No. 7, July 2010, pp 121-127.
  • Senthil Kumar, M. and Renuga, P. “Fuzzy Logic based Hybrid AC Voltage Regulator”, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research (IJAER), Vol. 5, No. 2, 2010, pp 241-246.
  • Senthil Kumar, M., Renuga, P. and Prasad, D. “A Bacterial Foraging based Multi-Objective Reactive Power Planning”, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research (IJAER), Vol. 4, No. 8, 2009, pp. 1413-1422.
  • Senthil Kumar, M., Renuga, P. and Saravanan, K. “Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy based Transient Stability Improvement using UPFC”, International Journal of Recent Trends in Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 7, November 2009, pp 127-131.

Papers Presented / Published in National/International Conferences
  • M.Senthil Kumar and P.Rajakumar “Voltage Stability Assessment in a Distributed Photovoltaic System using Voltage Stability Index” International Conference on Global Innovations in Computing Technology on 4th & 5th March 2016 at Jay Shriram Group of Institutions, Tiruppur.
  • Senthil Kumar .M, “A Solar Based Multi – Port Topology for DC Motor” International Conference on multicon’15, on 29th and 30th April 2015 at Muthayammal Engineering College, Rasipuram.
  • Senthil Kumar .M, “Contingency Analysis for Security Studies Using Bacterial Foraging Algorithm” National Conference on Electrical and Instrumentation systems, on 9th and 10th January 2015 at Karpagam College of Engineering, Coimbatore.
  • M. Senthil Kumar and M, Sugumaran,"Contingency analysis for secutiry studies using BFA" TEQIP sponsored sixth National conference on Electrical and Instrumentation system on 13th april 2013 at Government college of technology, coimbatore
  • M. Senthil Kumar and M, Sugumaran,"Bacterial foraging algorithm based contingency analysis for secutiry studies" Second National Conference on Innovations in power Engineering ans soft computing held on 22nd Feb 2013 at Sona college of Technology, Salem
  • S.Arun kumar, C.Eswarlal and M.Senthil Kumar, “Multimachine power system stability Enhancement using Static Synchronous Series Compensator (SSSC)’’ International Conference on computing, Electronic and Electrical Technologies held on 21st and 22nd March 2012 at Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education, Kanyakumari.
  • D.Kesavan, M.Senthil Kumar, P.Renuga, “Estimation of Maximum loadability of power system using Bacterial foraging Optimization”, International Conference on Computing and Communication Technology held on 30th and 31st May 2012 at Immanuel Arasar JJ college of Engineering, Kanyakumari.
  • K.Maharaja, M.Senthil Kumar, P.Renuga, “Impact of Fast Voltage Stability Index (FVSI) Approach Using Bacterial Foraging Algorithm for Voltage Stability Improvement and Loss Minimization” International Conference on Computing and Communication Technology held on 30th and 31st May 2012 at Immanuel Arasar JJ college of Engineering, Kanyakumari.
  • D.Kesavan, M.Senthil Kumar, P.Renuga, “Application of Bacterial foraging for maximum loadability of power system using L-Index approach”.  National conference on Innovation in power system engineering and soft computing” held on 29th March 2012 at Sona college of Technology, Salem.
  • K.Maharaja, M.Senthil Kumar, P.Renuga, “Application of FVSI for voltage Stability Improvement and Loss Minimization using BFA” National conference on Innovation in power system engineering and soft computing” held on 29th March 2012 at Sona college of Technology, Salem.
  • Senthil Kumar.M., Renuga, P. “Enhancement of Voltage Profile and Minimization Losses using UPFC”, Proceedings of International Conference on Control, Communication and Power Engineering 2010 (CCPE 2010) at Chennai, 2011.
  • Senthil Kumar, M., Renuga, P. and Maharaja, K. “Application of Unified Power Flow Controller for Voltage Stability Improvement and Loss Minimization using Fast Voltage Stability Index (FVSI) approach” 2011 IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Computing Research (IEEEICCIC2011) on 15-18 December 2011 at Kanyakumari, ISBN:978-1-61284-766-5,pp. 35-39, 2011.
  • Senthil Kumar, M., Renuga, P. and Nyamori Stariko Nyokara, “Improved Genetic Algorithm for Estimation of Voltage and Reactive Power for Contingency Studies” Proceedings of National Conference on Recent Trends in Power Systems, Power Electronics and Drives on April 2010 at Sri Sivasubramania Nadar College of Engineering, Chennai, 2010.
  • Senthil Kumar, M., Renuga, P. and Sankarganesh, “Hybrid AC Voltage Regulator using Tap Changing Transformer”, Proceedings of National Conference IEEE”09 on January 2009 at MPMNJ Engineering College, Chennimalai, 2009.
  • Senthil Kumar, M., Renuga, P. and Prasad, D. “Bacterial Foraging Based Enhancement of Voltage Stability using L- Index Approach”, Proceedings of International Conference of Energy Engineering (ICEE”09) at Pondicherry Engineering College, Pondicherry, pp. 611-613, 2009.
  • Senthil Kumar, M., and Renuga, P. “GA based Internal State Estimation and External Network Modelling”, Proceedings of National Conference on Intelligent Techniques in Electrical, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering on March 2008 at Vivekananda Engineering College for Women, Tiruchengode, 2008.
  • Senthil Kumar, M. and Renuga, P. “Genetic Algorithm Applications to Transformer Tap Setting and Power System State Estimation”, Proceedings of National Conference on Emerging Technologies at M. Kumarasamy College of Engineering, Karur (MKCE-CONFLUENCE” 08) held on February 2008.

Seminars/ Workshops/Short Term course/Induction Training Programme Attended/ Participated
  • Acted External Jury for Programme of Symbomkce ' 13 on 6th sep, 2013 at M. Kumarasamy College of Engineering, Karur.
  • Particpated in Faculty Development Programme on "Nanotechnology for Sustainability:Energy Conversion and Storage" Organized by AICTE with KSR College of Technology, Tiruchengode during 6th to 18th May 2013
  • Attended the CSIR Sponsored National workshop on "Smart grid technology for sustainable energy systems" during 15th and 16th Feb 2013 at Sona college of technology, Salem
  • Participated in the “Skill Requirement for a Paradigm Shift” on 31.10.2012,Organized by ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu (ICTACT) with NASSCOM at Madurai.
  • Participated in the “National Summit on Quality in Education” 14.9.2012 & 15.9.2012, Organized by CII institute of Quality at Infosys Limited, Bangalore.
  • Participating in Workshop on “Mipower Power Systems Simulation Software” Organized by PRDC, Bangalore & Vi Microsystems Pvt, Ltd., Chennai on 16.3.2012 at Hotel Cenny’s Gateway, Salem.
  • Attended the SDP on “Recent Trends in Power Systems”   Sponsored by AICTE, during 23.5.2011 to 5.6.2011.
  • Acted Chairperson in the International Conference on Control, Communication and Power Engineering-CCPE-2010 organized by Association of Computer Electronics and Electrical Engineers (ACEEE) on 28.7.2010.
  • Attended the ISTE Regional Conference on “Strategies for Enhancing Research in Technical Institutions” Organized by ISTE and Sona College of Technology, Salem on 13-14 of November 2009.
  • Participated in the FDP on “Software Tools for Simulation and Analysis of Power Systems” at Kalasalingam University associated with IEEE madras section, on 3-4 October 2009.
  • Participated workshop on “Artificial Neural Networks”, at Sengunthar Engineering College, Tiruchengode on 2nd Sep 2008.
  • Attended the Course on “Electric Energy and Poweras part of the Indo-US Engineering Faculty Leadership Institute from July 7 to July 11, 2008 at the Global Education Center of Infosys Technologies, Mysore. 
  • Participated International Conference on “International Conference on Communication and Power Systems -06(ICCPS’06) Organized by Vellammmal Enginering College, Chennai associated with IEEE madras section on 14-16 December 2006.
  • Participated in the AICTE sponsored national seminar on “Modeling and simulation of Electrical Systems” Organized by EEE Department, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur on 13-15 March 2003.
  • Participated in the XXXIII ISTE Annual Convention & National Seminar on “Reaching the Unreached: A Challenge to Technical Education” Organized by Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore, during 27-30 December 2003.
  • Undergone the training course on “MATLAB & Tool Boxes II software Training” conducted by EEE Department, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai during March 2002.
  • Attended AICTE sponsored Induction Training Programme in Engineering from 18.5.1999 to 7.6.1999 at Pondicherry University.

Guest Lectures Delivered
  • Delivered a Guest Lecture on the topic " Smart Grid in Transmission and Distribution System" in TEQIP sponsored 30.10.2013 to 06.11.2013 one week faculty development programme on Power Electronics Application to Distributed Generation at Govt. College of Engg. Salem on 4.11.2013.
  • Delivered a key note address on the toptic "Recent Trends in Power Systems" at M.Kumarasamy College of Engineering, Karur.
  • A lecture on the topic, "Introduction to Power System Operation and Control", in Anna University Chennai sponsored Faculy development training programme on "Power System Operation and Control" (from 06-06-2013 to 12-06-2013) on 6th June 2013 at Paavai College of Engineering, Pachal, Namakkal
  • A lecture on the topic, "Advanced Concepts in Power System Voltage Stability" in AICTE sponsored two week faculty development programme on "Latest Techniques in Power System Stability" (from 06-05-2013 to 18-05-2013) on 17th May 2013 at Gnanamani College of Technology, Pachal, Namakkal
  • A lecture on the topic, "Applications of FACTS Controller for Voltage Stability Enhancement" , in AICTE sponsored two week staff development programme on "Power Electronic Applications to Renewable Energy Generation" (from 29-04-2013 to 12-05-2013) on 11th May 2013 at Government College of Engineering, Salem

Subjects Handled
UG Programme
  • Electric Circuit Theory
  • Network Analysis and Synthesis
  • Electron Devices and Circuits
  • Measurements and Instrumentation
  • Control Systems
  • Electrical Machines I and II
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Transmission and Distribution
  • Power System Analysis and Stability
  • Power System Operation Control
  • Power System Transients
PG Programme
  • AI Applications to Power Systems
  • Power System Planning and Reliability
  • Electrical Transients in Power Systems
  • Flexible AC Transmission Systems

Awards & Achivements
  • Received Best Project Award for Guided the students for the Project Entitled " Voltage Regulation in Grid Connected PV System Using Dynamic Voltage Restorer " from the Institution of Engineers (India) Tamilnadu State Centre, Students' chapter Organises 2nd IEI Tamilnadu State Centre Students' and Technicians' Convention and All India Seminar on Innovation, Technology and Knowledge Economy held at Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Hosur on 18th & 19th March, 2016
  • Conferred with N.A.Krishnaswamy Memorial award for deserving M.E. (Power System Engineering) student during the year 2002.
  • Received Best Class Counselor award for the academic year  2005-06 at Sona College of Technology, Salem-5.
  • Got 67.29 Percentile in GATE 2000
  • Certificate of appreciation produced 100% and more than 95% results in the following subjects:
    • Electric Circuit Analysis 
    • Power System Operation and Control
    • Power System Planning and Reliability
    • Power System Transients
    • Electrical Transients in Power Systems
    • Power System Security
    • AI Applications to Power Systems
    • EHV AC and DC Transmission Systems
    • Control Systems
    • Power System Analysis and Stability
    • Measurements and Instrumentation
    • Electron Devices
  • Produced the University rank holders for the year of 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 in both UG and PG courses.

Professional Contribution
  • Organized technical placement training programme for the EEE students during the years 2005 and 2006.
  • Presented and Published Papers in National and International Conferences and International Journals.
  • Guiding the UG and PG students in their project works and present their works in the national / international conferences.
  • Guiding the students to present their project works in technical exhibitions.
  • Motivating and guiding the students to present papers in inter-college and intra-college symposiums.
  • Actively participating in the workshops and seminars conducted at various colleges in the areas of power system optimization.
  • Participated in the discussions regarding the effective teaching learning process.
  • Examiner and question paper setter for autonomous colleges and Anna University, Chennai and Coimbatore.
  • Chief Superintendent for the Autonomous End Semester Examinations, Sona College of Technology.
  • Play a lead role in all the departmental activities.
  • Board of Studies Member in Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, Sona College of Technology, Salem.
  • ISO Core team member for internal auditing.
  • Acted Chief Test Administrator for various Bank Recruitment Examinations.

Programmes Organized
  • Co-ordinator for IEEE Madras section sponsored second National conference on “Innovations in Power Engineering and Soft Computing(IPESC 2013)” on 22nd Feb 2013.
  • Organized a National conference on “Innovations in Power Engineering and Soft Computing” on 29th March, 2012.
  • Active organizing member for the AICTE Sponsored Staff Development Programme on “Recent Trends in Power Systems” conducted during 23rd May 2011 to 5th June 2011.
  • National Conference on “Innovative Strategies in Power Systems and Power Electronics and Drives” conducted during March 2007
  • Organising memeber for International Conference conducted during March 2008 (Powercoin08)

Books Published
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Theory and Analysis of Electric Circuits
  • Basics of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Basic Electrical Engineering
  • Control Systems 
  • Electric Circuits and Electron Devices for various department students through Sonaversity.

Memebrships in Professional Bodies
  • Member of IEEE (Institution of Electrical & Electronics Engineers)
  • Life member of ISTE (Indian Society for Technical Education)
  • Life member of IE(I) (Institution of Engineers, Calcutta)