Dr. R. S. Kaler

Designation:

Deputy Director, Head EIED and Senior Professor

Specialization:

Fiber Optics Communications, Communication Systems

Email:

rskaler@thapar.edu

Professional Experience

  1. Deputy Director, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, 01:01:2015 to Till date, Teaching, Research Administration.
  2. Senior Professor, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, 01:09:2010 to Till date, Teaching, Research Administration.
  3. Head of EIED, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, 16:08:2017 to Till date,Teaching, Research Administrations.
  4. Dean RPG, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, 25:08:2010 to 04:09:2014, Teaching, Research Administration.
  5. Professor & Head, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, 12:01:2004 to 21:03:2007, Teaching, Research Administration.
  6. Professor, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, 10:12:2003 to 31:08:2010 Teaching, Research Administration.
  7. Professor , Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, 31:10:2003 to 09:12:2003, Teaching, Research assistant Professor.
  8. S.L.I.E.T., Longowal, 12:03:1999 to 30:10:2003, Teaching, Research Assistant Professor.
  9. B.B.S.E.C., Fatehgarh Sahib, 16:06:1998 to 11:03:1999, Teaching, Research Lecture.
  10. B.B.S.E.C., Fatehgarh Sahib, 25:07:1994 to 15:06:1999, Teaching, Research Lecturer.
  11. G.N.D.U. Amritsar, 28:08:93 to 31:01:94, Teaching, Research Engineer.
  12. ESPL, Mohali, 08:08:1990 to 24:08:1993, Industry.

Experience

Administrative experience:

  • Deputy Director (Equivalent to Pro Vice Chancellor of University) - From 01.01.2015 till date Reporting of all Deans and Heads of Departments, Schools and Centers.
  • Dean (RPG)-Reporting of all Heads- From 25:08:2010 to 04:09:2014.
  • Head- Reporting of all faculty members of department from 12.01.2004 – 21.03. 2007.
  • Warden at SLIET Longowal from 12:03:1999 - 30:10:2003.
  • Chief Warden at BBSEC from 16: 10: 1995 to 15: 10: 1998
  • Incharge J& K Region at ESPL from 08:08:1990 to 24:08:1993.

Academic/ Research Experience

  • Academic Experience from 28:08:93 till date
  • Research Experience from Jan 1997 till date

Industrial Experience

  • Worked as Engineer at EPSL, Mohali from 8th August, 1990 to 24th August, 1993.

Workshop Attended

  • Attended 2 weeks Academic Leadership workshop at IIM Kozhikode under TEQIP
  • Attended 10 days Program on Academic Administrators at IIT Delhi.
  • Attended a seminar on “world university rankings, ratings & other strategies” organized by MIT arts, design & technology university Pune, India, 9 March 2017.

Universities Visited

  • Trinity college Dublin- Spent 5 months to understand world class universities under Contemporization Programme of TIET
  • Visited University of Melbourne to understand International Rankings and Accreditations.
  • Visited University of Waterloo for Outcome based Education and Experiential learning.

Responsibilities/ Contributions / Achievements TIET

  • Rankings of TIET
  • Benchmarking study with peer institutes for consistent improvement
  • Academic delivery & Research, Research led outcome based academic delivery
  • Enhanced the research profile of the institute
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Branding for the institute for enhancing visibility
  • Placement
  • SWOT analysis
  • Target setting/achieving exercises at institute level
  • Programme Cost analysis
  • MoUs/Collaborations, CG Affairs
  • Quality Faculty Induction
  • Accreditations (ABET, NBA, NAAC)
  • As Head ECED, brought improvement in Placements, Lab Infrastructure, Curriculum etc.
  • Thapar Polytechnic Admin Issues

Research

Sponsored Research Projects (Including in-house industrial projects)

  • Development of Photonic Crystal Biosenosr for Detection of Foodborne Pathogens, 38 Lacs, DBT, Co-PI; Mukesh Kumar, 2014 (Ongoing).
  • Performance analysis of Dense wavelength division multiplexed systems, 10 Lacs, University grant commission, New Delhi 2011-2014 (completed)
  • Performance Analysis of Broadband Optical communication systems, 5 Lacs, All India Council of Technical Education, New Delhi, Co-PI: Mrs. Yugnanda, 2006-2009 (completed)
  • Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India, New Delhi, 11 Lacks, worked as Co-PI, 2001-2004, (completed)
  • Studies on Dispersion and Fiber Nonlinearities on Broadband Optical Communication Systems and Networks, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India, New Delhi (R & D), 6 Lacs, Co-PI, Dr. A. K. Sharma, 1999-2003 (completed)
  • Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India, New Delhi Advanced Communication system 9 Lacs, 1999-2003, (completed).

Books Published

  • A Text book of Microprocessors and Microcontrollers, IK International Publisher, 2011.
  • A Text Book of Digital Signal Processing, IK International Publisher, Mr. Umesh and Mr. Kulkarni, 2009.

Consulting Experience

  • Design, supply, erection, testing & Commissioning of remote computer surveillance systems for tubewells and booster stations, organized by Municipal corporation Chandigarh, (981 lac project consultancy amount 1.5 lacs) during period 2007-2009.
  • Upgradation of water supply infrastructures for proper monitoring & automation with remote computerized surveillance to water supply system in Chandigarh, organized by Municipal corporation Chandigarh (850 lacs Consultancy amount), during period 2009-2011Design, supply, erection, testing & Commissioning of remote computer surveillance systems for tubewells and booster stations, organized by Municipal corporation Chandigarh, (981 lac project consultancy amount 1.5 lacs) during period 2007-2009.
  • Upgradation of water supply infrastructures for proper monitoring & automation with remote computerized surveillance to water supply system in Chandigarh, organized by Municipal corporation Chandigarh (850 lacs Consultancy amount), during period 2009-2011

Awards, Honors and Recognitions

  • In March, 2014 honoured as best author (India) under Research Publications in engineering domain by Career 360 Magazine.
  • Recognition of research work by NASA , USA in 2002
  • Only faculty member in TIET to get PIS in A grade throughout since inception
  • Best Paper Award for paper titled “Congestion Control Schemes in OBS Networks” in International Conference on Information & Communication Technology -IICT held at DIT DHERADUN in 2007.
  • Shiksha Rattan Puraskar from India International Friendship Society in 2007.
  • Merit Certificate awarded for Mathematics Olympiad Examination in 1984.

Countries & Universities Visited

  • Ireland: TIET Contemporization Programme with Trinity College, Dublin
  • Canada: University of Waterloo
  • Australia: University of Melbourne
  • Other countries: UAE, Nepal, China, U.K, Kuwait, Bahrain etc.