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Dr.S Y Kulkarni

Designation :Professor & Additional Director

Area of specialization :VLSI, Embedded Systems, Mobile Communication Satellite communication Advanced Computer Architecture

Date of Joining BNMIT :6/1/2020

Nature of Association (Regular/Contractual/Adjunct) :Regular

E-mail Id :sy_kul@yahoo.com 

No. of years of Experience : 37


DegreeInstitutionMonth & Year of Passing
Ph.D. in VLSI DesignI.I.T. Bombay, India.1995
M.E.in MicroelectronicsI.I.T. Bombay, India.1989
B.E.in Electrical & ElectronicsKarnataka University, India.1984


37 Years (Teaching, Research, Industry  and Administration)

Sl  NoDesignationInstitutionDuration
1Additional Director, Professor in ECEBNMIT, Bangalore, India14-5-2020 – Till date
2Vice ChancellorREVA University, Bangalore, India2015 – 2020
3PrincipalM.S. Ramaiah Institute of Tech., Bangalore, India2012 -2015
4PrincipalNMAM Institute of Tech., Nitte India2003 – 2012
5Modeling EngineerGEC Pleassy Semiconductor, Plymouth, UK2001-2003
6General ManagerSASKEN Communication, Banaglore,1999-2001
7Professor & HODNMAM Institute of Tech., Nitte India1997-1999
8Lecturer, Sr. LecturerBVB College of Engg. & Tech., Hubli, India1984-1997



  • Editor of four international Journals on Engineering & Technology
  • Chief Editor of NITTE Research journal and MSR Research journal

Chairman/ Member Secretary / Member of Authorities / Committees

Member, All India Board for Town planning and Nation Building (AICTE / MHRD)

  • Member of AICTE Nomenclature committee to standardize the nomenclatures of the degrees being awarded.
  • Member of UGC committee to grant Autonomy to colleges.
  • Member MHRD committee to assess the effective implementation of TEQIP and utilization of funds – Rajasthan and Best Bengal.
  • Member of Academic Senate of VTU, Belgaum
  • Member of VTU Academic Autonomy Guidelines Committee. Responsible to form the guidelines for academic autonomy, including eligibility criterions, which are followed in all Autonomous colleges of VTU.
  • Member of the Standing committee of VTU to grant Academic autonomy to deserving institutions.
  •  Member of Research council and member of Doctoral committee of VTU
  • Member of Staff training committee of VTU; Responsible to establish VTU Academy for Staff Development at Mysore
  • Member of VTU LIC Review committee, Board of Appointments and Committee to Review Autonomous colleges.
  • Member Governing Council for 5 reputed Engineering Colleges like BMS, Bangalore,SDM, Dharwar, NMAMIT, Nitte, PDA Gulbarga and BNMIT, Bangalore
  • Member Secretary of Governing Council for GEDC (Global Engineering Deans Council), USA and attended GEDC conference / meetings held at Argentina, Hungary and Singapore
  • Chairman / Member VTU LIC committees – Inspected about 42 colleges
  • Chairman of BOS & BOE of Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, Karnataka University, Dharwar, Mangalore University, Mysore
  • Member, Board of Governors (BOG) and Board of Management (BOM) of REVA University
  • Dean, Faculty of Engineering, REVA University
  • Member, Academic Council, Research & Innovation cell and IQAC of REVA University
  • Member, Pre-budget meeting, Higher Education, Govt. of Karnataka

Awards and Achievements

  • IIT, Bombay Prestigious Alumni for the outstanding contribution in Engineering Education
  • and Research.
  • Distinguished Alumni – BVB College of Engineering & Technology, Hubli for the
  • remarkable contribution to quality of Technical Education.
  • Awarded the most prestigious Bharatiya Vidya bhavan National award as the “Best
  • Engineering college PRINCIPAL” for the year 2009 by ISTE, New Delhi
  • “Engineering Excellence” award by Institution of Engineers, Mangalore Chapter, 2010
  • “Excellence in Engineering Education”, Institution of Engineers, Bangalore Chapter, Engineer‟s Day 2011.
  • Awarded National award as “Edupreneur – Engineering Education” for the year 2014 by
  • Ed CIL, Govt. of India, New Delhi
  • Awarded the Prestigious Honorary membership of “International Society for Hybrid
  • Microelectronics (ISHM), USA for the outstanding contributory research work relevant to industries.
  • Awarded the Prestigious Honorary membership of “International Material and Packaging
  • Society(IMAPS), USA for the contributory research work done in the area of IC packaging.
  • Life membership of IETE(LIETE), ISTE (LMISTE) and Institution of Engineers (FIE)
  • Best project award – 1985, 88 and 91.
  • Best paper award – 1996, 2001, 2012, 2014 and 2016
  • III Rank to Karnataka University, Dharwar – 1984
  • Awarded the “MOST OUTSTANDING YOUNG INDIAN” award of Jaycee International, India
  • Listed in Marquis Who is Who in the world
  • Awarded “100 Most Influential Directors of the Country” by World Education Congress 2016
  • Social Media Innovation award, by FMA Digital, 2017
  • Awarded “Life time Achievement – 2018” by ASSOCHAM, 2018

Expertise/Subjects handled

Areas of Expertise

  • Computer aided design
  • Design for Multichip Modules
  • Field programmable gate arrays
  • FPGA architecture and Programming (CAD)
  • DSP Architecture and Synthesis
  • Embedded Processors and Programming
  • Solid state drives and Control
  • Industrial application of advanced Microprocessors
  • Advanced Mathematics for Electrical Engineers
  • Boundary Scan Testing and Introduction to IEEE standards
  • Hardware modeling using VHDL and Verilog
  • Physical Design Automation – tools
  • Design of High-speed VLSI Systems
  • Logic Design and Synthesis
  • Low power design
  • Advanced Micro controllers – Architecture and Programming
  • Mobile communication – 3G
  • Wavelet Transform techniques and applications
  • Wireless networking – Bluetooth technology
  • Total Quality management (TQM) for Technical Institutes
  • ISO 9001:2000 : Quality Standards for Technical Educational Institutes

Subjects Taught :

  • VLSI Design
  • Embedded Systems
  • Microprocessors & Microcontrollers
  • Digital circuits
  • Analog circuits
  • Signal Processing
  • DSP
  • Mobile communication – 3G
  • Wavelet Transform techniques and applications
  • Wireless networking – Bluetooth technology

Research Interest

  • Authored 75 technical papers which are published in National and International indexed conferences and Scopus / other refereed Journals
  • Guided 7 Ph.Ds (Awarded) and presently guiding 5 Ph.D students
  • Established VLSI Design R&D Centre of Excellence through the DST / TEQIP grants
  • Established ISO standards to comply with Educational Institutions as service providers
  • Designed QMS and obtained ISO certification to NMAMIT, Nitte, MSRIT, Bangalore & REVA University, Bangalore
  • Qualified / Certified Lead Assessor from KEMA Netherlands.
  • Established Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) & STEP activities –Entrepreneurship awareness camps (EACs), Create entrepreneurs, Incubation Centres and encourage Start-ups – Conducted 78 EACs and EDCs. Trained 2800 students on entrepreneurship and helped to establish 12 enterprises.
  • Derived Industry based IC Design flows for both frontend and backend designs using CADENCE and SYNOPSYS VLSI Design Suites – Used as standard Design flow in the Industries.
  • Designed several ICs meant for communication applications – Mobiles
  • Obtained Funding through TEQIP – MHRD, World Bank project to NMAMIT – 16 Crores funding.
  • The NMAMIT recognized as LEAD INSTITUTION of TEQIP funding – The only Private institution in the country to get this status along-with few IITs.
  • Execution of the TEQIP project with highest ranking of 9.8/10 from World Bank.
  • Obtained Funding under TEQIP Phase II of MHRD & World Bank for NMAMIT and MSRIT, Bangalore – 12.5 Crores. Effective implementation of all components of the project – Increase the enrolment to post graduate studies and enhance research level activities.
  • Research funding from DST, AICTE, VGST, BRNS and DBT : 32 projects have received funding from these funding agencies to the tune of 7.8 Crores.

Academic Reforms

  • Designed and Developed Contemporary curriculum derived from OUTCOME based educations system
  • Designed & Implemented Choice based credit system and Continuous internal assessment with grading pattern of evaluation: This design has been adopted by VTU and all Autonomous Engineering Colleges in Karnataka.

Funding received

  • DST Funded research project on “Characterization of CMOS high speed VLSI circuits” Principal Investigator, 28.0 L
  • TEQIP funded research project on “Low power VLSI Circuits”, Principal Investigator, 20 L
  • TEQIP funded research project on “High speed, high density VLSI Circuits”, Principal Investigator, 12 L
  • TEQIP Phase 1 funding from MHRD and World Bank, Project officer, 16.0 Cr.
  • TEQIP Phase –II, funding from MHRD and World Bank to elevate the level of postgraduation and research in technical institutes, Create Centres of Excellence, 12.5Cr.


  • Patented the research work on “Design of layout structure of interconnects for high speed,high-density VLSI circuits”.

Authored 75 technical papers which are published in National and International indexed conferences and Scopus / other refereed Journals




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Visiting Faculty / Visits Abroad

  • Visiting faculty of Penn State University, USA and University of Alabama, USA, Lakehead University, Canada
  • Visited USA, UK, Japan, Germany, Hungary, Argentina, Singapore and all gulf countries on several technical assignments