Dr. K V Mahendra Prashanth

Dr. K V Mahendra Prashanth

Dr K V Mahendra Prashanth stands as a luminary figure in the domain of Electronics and Communication Engineering, exemplifying a dynamic career marked by the relentless pursuit of excellence. With an overarching goal to fuse technical prowess with academic eminence, Dr. Prashanth’s journey has spanned over 31 years, encompassing diverse roles and significant contributions to research, education, and technological advancement.

Dr. Prashanth’s academic journey is a testament to his commitment to learning and specialisation. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from the prestigious National Institute of Engineering, Mysore, followed by a Master’s in Power Electronics from U.V.C.E. Bangalore. His academic odyssey culminated in a Ph.D. in Electronics & Communication Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum. The focus of his doctoral thesis, titled “A study of the noise frequency components effects on the physiological parameters and development of a headset prototype for protection,” reflects his keen interest in applied research with potential real-world impact.

Dr. Prashanth’s professional trajectory is marked by a rich tapestry of experiences. He commenced his career as a Production Engineer in A.V.R Electronics Pvt. Ltd., Mysore, in 1991-1992, gaining hands-on experience in the industry. Subsequently, he transitioned into academia, serving as a Lecturer at Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Bangalore, from 1993 to 1999.

His tenure at Vivekananda Institute of Technology, Bangalore, from 1999 to 2011, showcased his versatility as he ascended from the position of Lecturer to Associate Professor and eventually assumed the role of Professor & Head in the Departments of Electronics & Communication Engineering and Telecommunication Engineering. Dr. Prashanth’s leadership was marked by a commitment to academic rigor and the development of innovative programs.

In 2011-2012, he took charge as Professor & Head of the Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering at SJBIT, further diversifying his expertise. His transformative leadership continued as he assumed the position of Chief Coordinator for Research & Development and Postgraduate Programs at SJBIT from 2012 to 2018.

From 2018 to 2021, Dr. Prashanth served as Professor & Head of the Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering at SJBIT, leaving an indelible mark on the academic landscape. Currently, he serves as the Principal of SJB Institute of Technology, situated in the vibrant BGS Health & Education City, Bangalore, steering the institution toward new heights of excellence.

Research Prowess:Dr. Prashanth’s research interests delve into the cutting-edge realms of Signal Processing, Active Noise Control, and Bio-Medical Engineering. His dedicated pursuit of knowledge is reflected in an extensive list of publications: 39 papers in journals, 28 papers in conferences/seminars, 12 articles in newsletters/bulletins, 4 chapters in technical books, and 16 reports. This prolific output signifies his commitment to contributing to the intellectual discourse in these critical areas.

Innovative Patents: In addition to his research publications, Dr. Prashanth is actively involved in the innovation space, holding patents for groundbreaking technologies. Notably, his inventions include a “Headset system for Headset communication” (IP38070/SGN – 2017, India) and an “Intercept detection and speech vigilance system for visually impaired personnel” (IP54302/KSG/sm). These patents highlight his focus on developing solutions that have practical implications and address real-world challenges.

Dr K V Mahendra Prashanth’s journey is a saga of unwavering commitment to academia, research, and technological innovation. His multifaceted career, marked by leadership roles, prolific research output, and a dedication to the holistic development of educational institutions, positions him as a guiding force and inspiration for the next generation of engineers, researchers, and leaders. As Principal of SJB Institute of Technology, he continues to shape the future of education and technological advancements with a vision that transcends conventional boundaries.

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Outstanding Education Leadership Award 2023 by ADOBE & APAC News Networks.
  • Excellence & Leadership in Education Award 2023 at the Golden AIM Awards.
  • Distinguished Leader Award for contribution to Engineering by the Centre for Leadership Development, Venus International Foundation in 2018.

Academic Achievements:

  • Swayam/NPTEL certified courses on “Fundamentals of Outcome-Based Curriculum in Engineering Education” and “NBA Accreditation and Teaching-Learning in Engineering” in 2021 and 2020, respectively.
  • Recognition as the Best “Center of Excellence for Training & Research in Automation technologies” in India by Bosch Rexroth in 2015.

Invited Talks and Conference Engagements:

  • Invited Talk on “Qualitative and Quantitative Framework for NAAC Accreditation” at Sri Adichunchanagiri University in October 2023.
  • Invited Technical Talk on “Cognizance on Simulation Tools in Electronics” at the virtual summit “Crafting Transformative Information” in September 2020.
  • Technical Committee Chair at the National Level “Indian Technology Congress” in 2019.
  • Chaired technical sessions at various international conferences such as ICERECT, ICSIPCA, and ICEECCOT.

Workshops and Training:

  • Attended advisory committee meetings and workshops, including those on “NBA Accreditation and SAR Preparation” and “Leadership and Team Building in Academia.”

Subjects Taught: Dr. Prashanth has shared his expertise with students through a variety of subjects, including Digital System Design, Advances in VLSI Design, Digital Electronics Fundamentals, and Multimedia Communications.

Professional Engagements:

  • Member of the Governing Council at Secab Institute of Engineering & Technology, Vijayapura.
  • Member of the Board of Studies at RV College of Engineering, Bengaluru.
  • Member of the Advisory Committee at the Centre of Excellence for Agricultural Drones and Robotics, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bengaluru.

Reviewer and Editor:

  • Reviewer for the International Journal of Noise & Health.
  • Guest Editor for the Board for IT Education Standards (BITES).

Dr. KV Mahendra Prashanth’s dedication to education and research is evident through his numerous accomplishments and ongoing contributions to the academic community.Dr. KV Mahendra Prashanth is a distinguished educator and researcher, widely recognized for his exceptional contributions in the field of Electronics and Communication Engineering. With an extensive background in academia and a robust portfolio of invited lectures, he has demonstrated expertise in both national and international forums.

Dr. K. V. Mahendra Prashanth, ME., Ph.D.

Principal, SJB Institute of Technology

Phone: +91 90087 19999
Email: principal@sjbit.edu.in