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Department of Avionics
N.Selvaganesan, Ph.D.

  • Ph.D. (System Identification and  Adaptive Control), MIT Campus, Anna University, 2005
  • M.E. (Control Systems) - PSG College of Technology, Bharathiar  University, Feb 2000
  • B.E. (Electrical and Electronics Engineering) - Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Madurai Kamarajar University, April 1997

Course Offered

Under graduate: Control System, Basic Electrical Engineering, Measurement and Transducers, Advanced Control System, Digital Control System

Post graduate: Linear Control Theory, Adaptive Control Theory



  •  Head, Department of Avionics, Indian Institute of Space science and Technology (IIST) (Nov 2013 to Nov 2016).


  • Department of Avionics, Indian Institute of Space science and Technology (IIST) as a Professor (From January 2020).
  • Department of Avionics, Indian Institute of Space science and Technology (IIST) as a Associate Professor (July 2013 - December 2019).
  • Department of Avionics, Indian Institute of Space science and Technology (IIST) as a Assistant Professor (March 2008-June 2013).
  • Department of EEE, Pondicherry Engineering College (September 2004 to March 2008) as a Lecturer.
  • Department of Instrumentation, MIT campus, Anna University (August 2001 to September 2004), as a Teaching Research Associate.
  • Department of EEE, Vel Tech Engineering College (October 2000 to July 2001) as a Lecturer.

Research Work / Area
  • System Identification and Adaptive Control
  • Fractional Order Control
  • Fault Detection and Diagnosis

Funded Project


  • Modeling and Controller development for Micro Actuators (IIST-ISRO), 2015-18 (PI)
  • CHESSBOT – A Chess Playing Robot: Funded by DSTE, Pondicherry (Ref: G.O.Rt.No.32/Envt/2007 dated 22.03.2007) (PI)


  • Design and Development of Brushless DC Motor (IIST-ISRO), 2017-18 (PI)



1.    Ameya Anil Kesarkar – Investigating Limit Cycle Performance and Asymptotic Bode Behavior of Fractional Order Controllers (May 2015)

2.    M.Vanidevi  - Weighted Nuclear Norm Minimization Method for Massive MIMO Low Rank Channel Estimation Problem (March 2018)

3.    Sathishkumar P - Fractional Order Controllers for Complex Valued Systems and System with Multiple Nonlinearities (November 2019)


  1. Asha P Nair - Adaptive Control Design for Space Transportation Vehicle (July 2014)
  2. R.S.Mohankumar - Fault Diagnosis in Actuators for Aerospace Applications (Joint-Supervisor) (July 2014)
  3. Rekha A R - Multi Model Adaptive Fault Tolerant Control Design for Launch Vehicles (Jan 2018)
  4. Resmi V L - Fractional Modeling and Control  for Biological Process (Jan 2019)


At Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology

  1.  Gulivindala Kishore - Optimal Controller Design for System with Hard Nonlinearities - Signal Processing Approach (2020)
  2. Varre Premkiran - Health Monitoring , Diagnosis and Prognostics in Space (2020)
  3. T N Ramdeep  -Limit Cycle Prediction and its Suppression Using Higher Order Harmonics For System With Nonlinearity  (2019)
  4. Fasil Mohamed – Lyapunov Based Model Reference Adaptive Control for Satellite Launch Vehicle (2019)
  5. Varsha Jena - Design and Analysis of Brushless DC Motor for Aerospace Applications (2019)
  6. Rejitha Raveendran - Advanced Control Algorithms for Satellite Attitude Control (2017)
  7. Deepa S Pai - Studies on an Adaptive Control Scheme for Plant with Separable Nonlinearity (2016)
  8. Resmi V.L -  Control for Magnetic Levitation System using Model Reference Adaptive Control (2016)
  9. Kanapala Sujith - Linear Parameter Varying Integral State Feedback Controller for Nonlinear Systems (2015)
  10. Geetu Maria- Dynamic Analysis and Active Vibration Control For A Two Storeyed Flexible Structure Building (2015)
  11. Vineetha A – Application of Sequential Adaptive Fuzzy Inference System Algorithm For Real Time Systems (2013)
  12. V.Santhosh – Blind Estimation of MIMO Channels Using Heuristic Technique (2012)

At Pondicherry Engineering College

1.    G.Divya Charline – Controller Design and Implementation of High Performance Coupled-Inductor DC-DC Converter using AI Techniques. (2007)

2.    R. Saraswathy Ramya – Modeling, Control and Fault Diagnosis of PMSG using AI Techniques. (2007)

3.    S.Sandosh Kumar – Design and Implementation of Dahlin’s Control for Active Power Filters. (2007)

4.    D.Raja – Fault Identification and Control of Switched Reluctance Motor using Artificial Intelligence Techniques. (2006)

At Madras Institute of Technology

1.    B.Raja Gopal Reddy – Active Identification and Control for a Class of Non-Linear Discrete Time Systems. (2002)

2.    B.Makesh Kumar – Fuzzy Logic Control for Robotic Two Link Manipulator. (2002)


 At Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology 

  1. K Shailesha - Reinforcement Learning based Adaptive Sensing for an ECG signal used in Heart Disease Diagnosis (2020)
  2. Palaparthi Alekhya - Heart Abnormalities and Correction Strategy using pacemaker-cardioverter-defibrillator Mode (2020)
  3. Krishna Kant - Diagnosis of Various Cardiovascular Diseases (2020)
  4. Debajyoti Chakrabarti - Advanced Control Algorithms For Satellite Attitude Maneuver  (2019)
  5. Greeshma battula - Modeling and control of Micro actuator system (2019)
  6. Kunthuru Naveen Kumar - Model Order Reduction for Discrete Time Interval Systems Using Gradient Flow Method (2019)
  7. Hitesh Kumar Naik - Robust Modelling and Analysis using Bond Graph Theory (2019)
  8. Daksh Dhiman - Controller Design For Magnetic Levitation System (2017)
  9. Karthik D V - Modified Sequential Adaptive Fuzzy Inference System for Nonlinear System Identification (2017)
  10. Sai Teja Ayyalasomayajula - Improved Sequential Adaptive Fuzzy Inference System Based Model Identification for Non-linear Systems (2015)
  11. Shikha Kapoor - Eigenvalue and Eigenvector Based Flexible Structure Analysis (2014)
  12. Abhijit Roy - Hardware Realization of synchronized blinking using Nature-inspired Firefly Algorithm (2014)
  13. Tanisha Bhatia - Fractional Order Controller and PID Controller for Buck Converter on FPGA (2013)
  14. Gopikrishnan S - P I^alpha D^Beta Controller Design for Cart Inverted Pendulum (2012)
  15. Burle Venkata Satya Shravan and Vaddavalli Dilip Kumar - Fractional Order Synthesis Using Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm and Other Heuristic Techniques (2012)
  16. Pratik Barve and Harshit Gole - Optimized Fractional PID for Maglev System (2012)
  17. S.Habib Mohamed, Mr.M.Venkata Subramanian, Mr.G.S. Sree Sabarish and Mr.G. Esakki Rajan - Pipeline Crawling leakage/Block detection LEGO Robots using Labview (2012)

At Pondicherry Engineering College

  1. N. ArunKumar and KG. Sandeep Kumar - CHESSBOT – A Chess Playing Robot (2007)
  2. Noorjahan.M, Prasanna.S, Sathish Kumar.V and Vijay Kumar Perla - Fuzzy Modeling and Control of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (2006)

 At Madras Institute of Technology

  1. R.Sathiyamoorthy, A.Viswanath  and K.Yasodha -  PC based Parallel Robot Arm Control with Feedback Approach. (2004)
  2. S.Ramesh and R.V. Ranjan - Optimal Tuning of PID Parameters using Genetic Algorithm.(2002)
  3. PC based pH Measurement Systems. (2003)
  4. R.Prabhu Jude, B.Seshadri and R.G.S.Aparna - PC based Parallel Control of Robot Arms. (2003)

Internship (S-Summer; W-Winter)

At Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology 

  1. Kakumanu Sai Ram - System Modelling and Analysis Using Bond Graph Method (S-2018)
  2. S.Ganesh and Sarath Sankar.S - Design, analysis and optimisation of a BLDC Machine (S and W - 2016)
  3. Sai Teja Ayyalasomayajula - Design and Analysis of a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Based on Finite Element Analysis (S-2014)
  4. Tanisha Bhatia - Complimentary Root Locus of Fractional Systems (S-2012)
  5. Tushar Jaiswal - Fractional Order Controller and Stability Analysis (S-2012)
  6. Rajnish Kumar Yadav- Controller Design of Inverted Pendulum using Root Locus and Frequency Response Methods (W-2010)
  7. Pavan Kumar M, Shailender Kumar SP and VIshwa Teja G - Chaotic based Cryptography using Impulsive Synchronization For Secure Communication System (S-2010)
  8. Gagan Agrawal and K. Kiran Sagar - Model Reduction of Interval Systems using Chebyshev Polynomials (S-2009)
  9. Gaurav Bholotia, Rajeev Ranjan and Sunil Kumar - Fuzzy Modeling for Twin Rotor MIMO Systems (TRMS) (W-2009)


At Pondicherry Engineering College

  1. Arunkumar N and Dennis Thomas - Model Reduction for Uncertain Systems (S-2006)

At Madras Institute of Technology

  1. Barath. S - PC based Parallel Control of Robotic Manipulators (S-2003)
  2. K.Chandra Priya and  R.Divyaa - Direct Truncation of Routh Table based Model Reduction for Uncertain Systems (W-2002)
  3. V.Gnana Priya and S.Kalaivani - Neural Network based Fault Diagnosis for Steam Turbine Regenerative Systems (S-2002)
  4. S.Ramesh Kumar and J.Zamer E Alam -Simple Overshoot Suppressed PID Controller (S-2002)
  5. G.L.Narayanan and K.Balaji - Temperature Compensation for Reference Electrode in pH Measurement (S-2002)

Journals (Last Five Years) 

  1. P.Sathishkumar, N.Selvaganesan,"Tuning of Complex Coefficient PI/PD/PID Controllers for a Universal Plant Structure", International Journal of Control, 2020 (Accepted for Publication).
  2. Debajyoti Chakrabarti and N.Selvaganesan, "PD and PD^beta Based Sliding Mode Control Algorithms with Modified Reaching Law for Satellite Attitude Maneuver", Advances in Space Research, Vol. 65, Issue 4, PP 1279-1295, 2020.
  3. P.Sathishkumar, N.Selvaganesan,"Input Dependent Nyquist Plot for Limit Cycle Prediction and its Suppression Using Fractional Order Controllers", Transactions of the Institute of  Measurement and Control, Vol. 41, Issue 13, PP3847-38602019.
  4. Ameya Anil Kesarkar, N.Selvaganesan, “Asymptotic Magnitude Bode Plots of Fractional-Order Transfer Functions”, IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica, Vol.6, No.4,  PP 1019-1026, 2019.
  5. P.Sathishkumar, N.Selvaganesan,"Fractional Controller Tuning Expressions for a Universal Plant Structure", IEEE Control Systems Letters, Vol.2, Issue 3, PP 345-350, 2018.
  6. M Vanidevi, N.Selvaganesan, "Fast Iterative WSVT Algorithm in WNN Minimization Problem for Multi-user Massive MIMO Channel Estimation" International Journal of Communication Systems, Vol. 31,  Issue.1, 2018.
  7. M Vanidevi, N.Selvaganesan, "Channel Estimation for Finite Scatterers Massive Multi-User MIMO System" Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing, Vol.36, Issue 9, PP 3761–3777, 2017.
  8. Sajitha G, N.Selvaganesan, Thomas Kurian," A novel method to eliminate the limit cycle oscillation for digitally controlled DC-DC converter using Reduced state Kalman filter", IET Power Electronics, Vol. 9, Iss. 12, pp. 2445–2452, 2016.
  9. Asha P. Nair, N.Selvaganesan, V. R. Lalithambika,"Lyapunov based PD/PID in Model Reference Adaptive Control for Satellite Launch Vehicle Systems", Aerospace Science and Technology, Vol.51, PP 70-77, 2016.
  10. Ameya Anil Kesarkar, N Selvaganesan, H Priyadarshan, “Novel Controller Design for Plants with Relay Nonlinearity to Reduce Amplitude of Sustained Oscillations: Illustration with a Fractional Controller”, ISA Transactions,Vol. 57, PP 295-300, 2015.
  11. Ameya Anil Kesarkar, N Selvaganesan, “Novel Tuning Expressions for Fractional Order ([PD]^beta and [PI]^alpha) Controllers Using a Generalized Plant Structure”, Journal of Control Engineering and Applied Informatics, Vol. 17, No. 1, PP 70-80, 2015.
  12.  Ameya Anil Kesarkar, N. Selvaganesan, “Tuning of Optimal Fractional-Order PID Controller using Artificial Bee Colony (ABC) Algorithm”,Systems Science & Control Engineering, Vol.3, Issue. 1, pp 99-105 2015.

Conferences (Last Five Years) 

  1. Kishore Gulivindala, N.Selvaganesan, ‘Optimal Controller Tuning to Suppress Limit Cycle using Higher Order Harmonics:Signal Processing Approach’, NCMDAO-2020, VSSC, Trivandrum (23-25 Oct 2020).
  2. Resmi V L, N.Selvaganesan, Rajesh Ravi, Raji George, Sundaravadivelu G, ‘Modelling and controller design for micro actuators’, NCMDAO-2020, VSSC, Trivandrum  (23-25 Oct 2020).
  3. Deepa Pai S, P Sathishkumar and N Selvaganesan,"Novel adaptive control scheme for plant with separable nonlinearity”, IEEE- Fifth Indian Control Conference (ICC), PP 307-311, 2019.
  4. Fasil Mohamed and N. Selvaganesan, "Interval Lyapunov Function for Uncertain Plant using Model Reference Adaptive Control",  National System Conference (NSC-2018), India, Dec. 27-29, 2018.
  5. N. Ramdeep, P. Sathishkumar and N. Selvaganesan, "Limit Cycle Prediction Using Higher Order Harmonics : Signal Processing Approach", National System Conference (NSC-2018), India, Dec. 27-29, 2018.
  6. P.Sathishkumar, N.Selvaganesan,"Fractional Controller Tuning Expressions for a Universal Plant Structure", IEEE Control Systems Letters (L-CSS) paper presented at the 2018 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Miami Beach, FL, USA, Dec. 17-19, 2018.
  7. S.Ganesh, Sarath Sankar.S and N.Selvaganesan,"Design and Analysis of BLDC Motor for Aerospace Application using FEM", IEEE- Int. Conf. on  Intelligent Computing,Instrumentation and Control Technologies (ICICICT), PP 1137-1142, 2017.
  8. Geethu Maria, N.Selvaganesan, B.Ajith Kumar and Shikha Kapoor, “Dynamic Analysis and Sliding Mode Vibration Control for a Two Storeyed Flexible Building Structure”, IEEE- Int. Conf. on Control, Communication & Computing (ICCC), 2015, pp 24-29.

 Book Chapter

  1. N.Selvaganesan, ‘Fuzzy Based Modeling, Control and Fault Diagnosis of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator’, Handbook of Research on Computational Intelligence for Engineering, Science and Business, IGI Global, USA, Vol.1, pp 487-520, 2013.


 Last Four Years

1.    Invited talk on "Control System Design -System with Nonlinearity", SCET, Chennai (AICTE sponsored), 2020 (21-11-2020) 

2.    Keynote talk on "Fractional-Order Controllers for Plants Containing Separable Nonlinearity", TEQIP III sponsored International conference on ICAES 2020, PEC, Pondicherry. (13-8-2020)

3.    Invited talk on" Limit cycle prediction and suppression using Integer and Fractional-Order Controllers for system with Backlash/Relay Nonlinearity", Gudlavalleru Engineering College (AICTE sponsored), 2020 (8-8-2020)

4.    Invited talk on ‘Shaping Limit Cycle Performance of Fractional-Order Controllers for system with Backlash/Relay Non-linearity’, NIT, Rourkela,  2018 (14-12-2018).

5.    Invited talk on ‘Eliminating the limit cycle oscillation for digitally controlled DC-DC converter’, NPEC, 2018, TCE, Madurai (8-3-2018).

6.    Delivered a talk on ‘Nonlinearity and its behavior in power circuits’, Faculty development program, Mepco Schelenk Engineering College, Sivakasi (24-11-2017)


7.    Invited talk on ‘Shaping Limit Cycle Performance of Fractional-Order Controllers for Plants Containing Backlash/Relay’  Govt. College of Engineering, Thrissur (8-12-2017).


Guest Editor: International Journal of Automation and Control- Inderscience Publishers .

1.    Special Issue Title: “Intelligent-based Modeling, Control, Fault Simulation, Detection, Diagnosis and Tolerant Schemes in Electrical and Process Automation Systems”, Vol.4, No.3, 2010.

Guest Editor:ICTACT Journal on Soft Computing (2015 & 2011)

1.    Special Issue on “Soft-Computing Theory, Application and Implications in Engineering and Technology”Vol. 5, No. 2, 2015.

2.    Special Issue Title: Fuzzy in Industrial and Process Automation, Vol.2, No. 1, 2011.

Editorial Member: ICTACT Journal on Soft Computing

Reviewer for many International Journals

TPC memeber for  many IEEE conferences

Reviewer for Text Books

1.    McGraw-Hill Education India Pvt Limited, India

2.    Cambridge University Press, India

3.    Springer India

  1. 3 days national seminar on "Control System Design - Fractional Controller and its Applications" from December 14-16, 2016. (sponsored by IIST-DST)
  2. 5 days workshop on ''A course on Nonlinear Control System Design - nCSD 2016'' from  June 20-24, 2016. (IIST- Self Support)
  3. 5 days workshop on “Control System Design- CSD 2014 ” (for researchers, faculty, scientist and Engineers ) from December 16-20, 2014. (IIST- Self Support)
  4. 5 days workshop on “Control System Design- CSD 2013 ” (for Under Graduate students ) from December 30, 2013- January 3, 2014. (IIST- Self Support)
  5. 5 days workshop on “Control System Design- CSD 2012” (for researchers, faculty, scientist and Engineers) from December 4-8, 2012. (IIST- Self Support)
  6. 3 days workshop on “Control System Design- CSD 2010” to Engineers/Scientist from August 3-5, 2010. (sponsored by VSSC)
  7. 2 days workshop on “ Advances in modeling simuation and control for power electronics drives” Sep 20-21, 2007.(sponsored by GAIL and ONGC)


Awards Received

  1. Received the best paper award (Gold Medal with Citation) from Journal of Education, IETE, NewDelhi (2008) for the paper titled “PC based Position-Control of Multiple Robot Arms”, Vol. 48, No. 1,pp 3-8, 2007.
  2. Received best paper award (by co-author) from the National conference ESCT (2007), NIT, Calicut, titled “Fuzzy Modeling of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator”, pp 178-183.

Membership Recognition

  1. IEEE - Senior Member

  2. Systems Society of India (SSI) - Life Member

  3. Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) - Life Member

  4. Indian Society of Systems for Science and Engineering - Life Member