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Department of Avionics
     
Seena V., Ph.D
Associate Professor
 
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Email:seena.v@iist.ac.in / seenapradeep@gmail.com













Education
  • Ph.D. Microelectronics, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay (2006-2011)
  • B.Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering, N.S.S. College of Engineering, Palakkad, University of Calicut (1997-2001)

Experience
  • Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (January 2017 onwards)
  • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (September 2012-December 2016)
  • Guest Faculty Member, IIT Rajasthan, Jodhpur(December 2011-May 2012)
  • R& D Consultant, NanoSniff Technologies Pvt. Ltd., SINE, IIT Bombay
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay (July 2006 – May 2011)
  • Research Associate, Centre of Excellence in Nanoelectronics, IIT Bombay(2005-2006)
  • Senior Research Assistant, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay (2004-2005)

Research Work / Area

Micro/Nanoelectronics, MEMS and Sensors,Polymer MEMS


Funded Project

1.  Investigation of TMDC based Thin Film Transistors for Ultra-Sensitive Nanomechanical Bio/Chemical Sensor, SERB Extra Mural Research Funding, November 2017 (3 years)

2.  Development of MEMS Accelerometer with Ultra-sensitive Transductions for Space Applications, IIST/ISRO Project April 2016 (3 years)

3.  Development of Parylene MEMS piezoresistive accelerometer, INUP, CEN (DieTy) August 2016

4.   SERB Women Excellence Award (Polymer MEMS), Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), DSTFebruary 2015 (3 years)

5.  Novel Integrated Electromechanical  Transduction for Nanomechanical Sensors, INUP, CEN(DieTy) May 2015 (2 years)

6. Ultrasensitive Self Powered Nanomechanical Sensors for Low Cost Sensor Networks INUP, CEN (DieTy), May-2013 (2 years)  Status :Completed


Teaching Interest
  • Microelectronics-II (UG/PG Course IIT Jodhpur)
  • Semiconductor Devices (B-Tech Avionics)
  • Microelectronics and Microsystem Technologies(B-Tech Avionics)
  • Physics of Micro/Nanoelectronic Devices (M-Tech VLSI and Microsystems)
  • Introduction to MEMS (M-Tech VLSI and Microsystems)
  • Micro/Nanofabrication Technologies (M-Tech VLSI and Microsystems)
  • Microsystem Integratioin(M-Tech VLSI and Microsystems)
  • VLSI Technology (BTech Electronics and Communications)
  • Advanced Sensors and Interface Electronics (BTech Electronics and Communications)

 

 


Awards

1.      Kerala State Young Scientist Award 2016, Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment (KSCSTE), Govt. of Kerala

2.      'IEI Young Engineer Award', Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering 2014-2015, The Institution of Engineers India

3.      'SERB Women Excellence Award' from Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt.  of India.

4.      'NASI-Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award', The National Academy of Sciences, India.

5.      IIT Bombay Award for Excellence in Ph.D Thesis

6.      Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award-2012 for “Ultra-sensitive, low cost Hand held Explosive Detector System” , Sponsored by SRISTI and National Innovation Foundation, India at IIM Ahmedabad

7.      Tata Consultancy Services fellowship for doctoral studies at IIT Bombay (2006-2011)

 

 

1.      Kerala State Young Scientist Award 2016, Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment (KSCSTE), Govt. of Kerala

2.      'IEI Young Engineer Award', Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering 2014-2015, The Institution of Engineers India

3.      'SERB Women Excellence Award' from Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt.  of India.

4.      'NASI-Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award', The National Academy of Sciences, India.

5.      IIT Bombay Award for Excellence in Ph.D Thesis

6.      Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award-2012 for “Ultra-sensitive, low cost Hand held Explosive Detector System” , Sponsored by SRISTI and National Innovation Foundation, India at IIM Ahmedabad

7.      Tata Consultancy Services fellowship for doctoral studies at IIT Bombay (2006-2011)

 

 

 

 

  • 'Polymer MEMS with Embedded Functional Ceramic Thin Films for Environmental Sensing/Energy Harvesting', 12th  International Conference on Ceramic Materials and Components for Energy and Environmental Applications (CMCEE 2018), Singapore, 22-27 July 2018
  • 'Polymer MEMS for Environmental Sensing to Space Applications', DST-UKIERI Workshop Micro-and Nanotechnologies for Environmental Sensing, January 2018, VMCC, IIT Bombay
  •  Polymer and Silicon Microsystems: Developments for Homeland Security to Space Applications, 24 August 2017, IIT Palakkad
  • ‘MEMS& Nanomechanical Sensor Systems’, Kerala State Scientist Awardee Session 29th Kerala Science Congress,2017
  • ‘Silicon and Non-Silicon based Microsystems: Design and Development’ , Prabandh 2017 (Keynote Address)
  • ‘MEMS and Nanoelectronics Sensor Systems: Homeland Security to Space  Applications’, NCEES 2017, March 22-24 2017
  • “Design and Fabrication of Ultra-Sensitive Polymer Microsystems”, 8th International Conference on Advancements in Polymeric Materials (APM2017), IISc Bangalore February 11-13 2017 
  • "Sensors and MEMS Technology", Miniaturization of Launch Vehicle Electronics Nov.2-4 2016, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram
  • "Polymer MEMS: An Emerging Technology for Nanomechanical Sensors" , IEEE SSCS Sponsored Conference on Solid State Circuits 2015, Augest 13-14, 2015, Kottayam, Kerala, India
  • "Nanomechanical Sensors": A Novel Sensor Platform in Environmental Sensing”, National Workshop on Application of Wireless Sensor Networks and Robotics in Agriculture and Rural Development, Kerala State Planning Board, March 17-18 2015
  •  Invited speaker for  9th  International Workshop on Nanomechanical Sensing (NMC 2012) , June 6-8, 2012, IIT Bombay, India.
  •  ISTE STTP (4th – 15th  July 2011) on “Upcoming trends in Biomedical Engineering”, at Watumull Institute of Electronics Engineering and Computer Technology.
  •  4th INUP Hands-on Training Workshop on Nanofabrication Technologies, April 25-29, 2011, IIT Bombay.
  •  International Winter School on Nano-scale Material and Devices (IWNMD 2010, Dec 13-17, 2010, IIT Bombay) jointly organized by Indian Nanoelectronics Users’ Program (INUP) and Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Cambridge.
  • International winter school for graduate students (IWSG 2009; Nov. 30 – Dec. 13, 2009,) jointly organized by National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) and INUP, IIT Bombay.

 

Journals
  1. B. S. Tina, C. Anjana, N. Kumar and V. Seena, "Polymer/Ceramic MEMS: A Nanomechanical Sensor Platform With Low Temperature High Gauge Factor ITO for Electromechanical Transduction," in IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (JMEMS), 2020 doi: 10.1109/JMEMS.2020.3035399.
  2. S.Nisanth, K. J. Suja, V.Seena   "Design and optimization of MEMS piezoelectric energy harvester for low frequency applications" Microsystem Technologies, DOI  https://doi.org/10.1007/s00542-020-04944-0
  3. K.Hari, S.Verma, P. Krishna and V.Seena, "Out-of-Plane Dual Flexure MEMS Piezoresistive Accelerometer with Low Cross Axis Sensitivity", Microsystem Technologies (Springer) DOI: 10.1007/s00542-017-3679-z
  4. 1. V.Seena, K.Hari, P.Sabnis, R.Pratap, V.R.Rao “A Novel Piezoresistive Polymer nanocomposite MEMS Accelerometer” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering (IOP)  27 015014, 2017

  5. V.Seena, A.Nigam, P.Pant, S.Mukherji and V.R.Rao, “Organic CantiFET”: A Nanomechanical Polymer Cantilever Sensor with Integrated OFET”, IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (JMEMS), Vol.21, No.2, April 2012
  6. V.Seena, A.Fernandes, P.Pant, S.Mukherji and V.R.Rao “Polymer nanocomposite nanomechanical cantilever sensors: material characterization, device development and application in explosive vapour detection”, Nanotechnology (IOP), Vol. 22, 2011
  7. V.Seena, R. S. Dudhe, H.N. Raval, S.Patil, A.Kumar, S.mukherji and V. R. Rao, “Organic Sensor Platforms for Environmental and Security Applications”, Electro-Chemical-Society (ECS) Transactions – Vol. 35, 67,2011
  8. V.Seena, A.Fernandes, S.Mukherji, V.R.Rao, “Photoplastic Microcantilever Sensor Platform for Explosive Vapor Detection”, International Journal of Nanoscience (IJN), Vol.10, Issues: 4-5, pp. 739-743, 2011.
  9. V.Seena, A. Rajorya, P.Pant, S.Mukherji, V.R.Rao “Polymer microcantilever biochemical sensors with integrated polymer composites for electrical detection”, Solid State Sci. (Elsevier), vol.11, p.1606-1611, 2009
  10. Seena.V, N.S.Kale, S.Nag, S.Mukherji, V.R. Rao “Development of polymeric microcantilever platform technology for biosensing applications”, International Journal for Micro and Nano systems, 2009, pp.65-70.
  11. K. Prashanthi, M. Naresh, V. Seena, T. Thundat, V. R. Rao, “A Novel Photo-Plastic Piezoelectric Nanocomposite for MEMS Applications”, IEEE/ASME JMEMS Letters VOL. 21, NO. 2, APRIL 2012
Book Chapter
  1. V. Seena, P. Ray, K. Prashanthi, M. Kandpal, V. Ramgopal Rao, "Polymer MEMS sensors", Advanced Biomaterials and Biodevices, Edition: Advanced Materials Book Series, Publisher: WILEY-Scrivener Publishing, USA., Editors: Ashutosh Tiwari, Anis N. Nordin. Year of Publication: 2014 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781118774052.ch9/summary
  2. Prasenjit Ray, V.Seena, V.Ramgopal Rao, "Nanocantilever fabrication techniques in polymers and transduction techniques for nano-electro-mechanical-sensing", in the book "Nanocantilever Beams: Modeling, Fabrication and Applications", Edited by Ioana Voiculescu, Mona Zaghloul, Pan Stanford Publishing, 2015 http://www.panstanford.com/books/9789814613231.html#toc
  3. M. S. Vinchurkar, V. Seena, D. Agarwal, Nehul Gullaiya, S. Mukherji, and V. Ramgopal Rao, "Development of Micro/Nano Electro Mechanical System based Sensors for Societal Applications", Nanoscience & Technology for Mankind, Published by the National Academy of Sciences India, Editors: Ashok Misra & Jayesh R. Bellare, 2014
  4. H. N. Raval, R. S. Dudhe, V. Seena, R.R.Navan, A.Kumar, and V.R.Rao, “Solution Processed Polymers: Properties, Fabrication and Applications”, book chapter for “Organic Semiconductors: Properties, Fabrication and Applications”   Publisher: Nova Science Publishers (April 1, 2011); ISBN-10: 1612093914; ISBN-13: 978-1612093918

CONFERENCES / WORKSHOPS

  1. Joel Zacharias, K. HarshaNikhita, V.Seena "Novel Polymer MEMS Capacitive Hydrogen sensor with Palladium Ring on Membrane-Mass Architecture" 5th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Electronics(IEEE-ICEE 2020) (Accepted)
  2. Reann Jesma, Shalini Singh, V.Seena "Three-axis Piezoresistive MEMS Accelerometer with Extended Twin Mass Structure"  5th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Electronics(IEEE-ICEE 2020)(Accepted)
  3. Ajin Ghosh K K, Pradeep Kumar P, Bijudas C, Seena V, “PERFORMANCE STUDY OF VALVELESS TRAVELINGWAVE PIEZOELECTRIC PUMP IN MICROCHANNELS “ 5th Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference (TFEC) April 5–8, 2020 New Orleans, LA, USA
  4. B.S. Tina, K. HarshaNikhita, Z. Joel, and V. Seena Parylene-C Based Nanomechanical Membrane-Flexure Sensor for Biochemical Sensing Applications, XXth International Workshop on Physics of Semiconductor Devices: IWPSD 2019 December 17-20, 2019, Novotel Hotel And Residences, Kolkata, India 
  5. Shubham Chauhan, Rohith S., V.Seena “Development of 3-Axis Silicon Accelerometer with Piezoresistive ITO and Reduced Cross Axis Sensitivity” , XXth International Workshop on Physics of Semiconductor Devices: IWPSD 2019 December 17-20, 2019, Novotel Hotel And Residences, Kolkata, India
  6. V.Seena, "Microsystems with Active & Passive Transduction for Terrestrial to Space Applications", 17th NAMIS International Workshop: Micro- and Nanosystems for fundamental, medical and industrial applications November 25-27, 2019
  7. Nisanth . A.1 , Shivani Bhatia1 , Suja K. J1 , V. Seena2Optimisation of a Membrane Based Piezoelectric Vibrational Energy Harvester for Low Frequency Applications, XXth International Workshop on Physics of Semiconductor Devices: IWPSD 2019 December 17-20, 2019, Novotel Hotel And Residences, Kolkata, India
  8. G. Priya Vamshi, B.S.Tina, V.Seena* "Polymer Based Hybrid Membrane-Flexure Nanomechanical Piezoresistive Sensor", 17th IEEEE Sensors Conference, October 28-31, 2018.
  9. A. Nisanth, K.J. Suja, V. Seena "Design and Simulation of MEMS AlN Piezoelectric Vibration Energy HarvesterArray for Improved Power Density" 17th IEEEE Sensors Conference,  October 28-31, 2018.
  10. V.Seena*, K.Rithika Rao & Shikha Maharana, “Polymer MEMS with Embedded Functional Ceramic Thin Films for Environmental Sensing/Energy Harvesting” 12th  International Conference on Ceramic Materials and Components for Energy and Environmental Applications (CMCEE 2018), Singapore, 22-27 July 2018 (Invited speaker)
  11. C.Anjana, B.T. Saranya and V.Seena, ‘Integration of High Gauge Factor ITO with Polymer Sensor Platforms for Biochemical and Inertial Sensing’, XIXth  International Workshop on The Physics of Semiconductor Devices (IWPSD 2017), IIT Delhi, December 2017
  12. Nishant Singh and V.Seena, ‘Bimorph Suspended Gate FET for Uncooled CMOS-MEMS IR Sensor’, XIXth  International Workshop on The Physics of Semiconductor Devices (IWPSD 2017), IIT Delhi,  December 2017
  13. C.K. Deepthy and V.Seena, ‘Modeling and Simulation of Transverse Capacitive Comb MEMS Accelerometer with Force Feedback’, XIXth  International Workshop on The Physics of Semiconductor Devices (IWPSD 2017), IIT Delhi, December 2017
  14. B.T. Saranya, C.Anjana, V.Seena,  ‘Polymer Piezoresistive MEMS accelerometer with Integrated ITO " 12th IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference (NMDC 2017), Singapore on 2nd – 4th October 2017
  15. Tony C Thomas, V. Susmitha Reddy, V.Seena,  ‘Novel CMOS-MEMS Accelerometer with Fingered Differential LMGFET Architecture with Linear Response’ 12th IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference (NMDC 2017), Singapore on 2nd – 4th October 2017
  16. B.S. Tina and Seena, Nanoindentation: A Versatile Tool for Mechanical and Electromechanical Characterization for MEMS, NANOYANTRIKA 2017, September 17-20, 2017
  17. V.Seena, “Design and Fabrication of Ultra-Sensitive Polymer Microsystems”, 8th International Conference on Advancements in Polymeric Materials (APM2017), IISc Bangalore February 11-13 2017 [Invited]                             

  18. Tapinderdeep Singh Sidhu and V. Seena  "Polymer Beam Suspended Gate LDDFET Accelerometer for Post-CMOS MEMS Integration"   IEEE International Conference on Emerging Electronics IIT Bombay ICEE2016 Dec. 27-30 2016

  19. K.Hari, P.Krishna, V.Seena* Piezoresistive Si MEMS Accelerometer with Novel Nonplanar Flexures for Low Cross Axis Sensitivity IEEE International Conference on Emerging Electronics IIT Bombay ICEE2016 Dec. 27-30 2016

  20. V.Seena, Nitish Kumar, Anirban Paul and Shikha Maharana  "Nanomechanical Hydrogen Sensor with Low ITO for Strain Transduction" 13th International Workshop on Nanomechanical Sensing (NMC 2016), TU Delft, Netherlands, June 2016

  21. V.Seena, Gourav Agarwal , B.T. Saranya " Parylene MEMS Accelerometer with Embedded ITO Piezoresistor " IEEE International Conference on Emerging Electronics IIT Bombay ICEE2016

  22. V.Seena, "Nanomechanical Sensors": A Novel Sensor Platform in Environmental Sensing”, National Workshop on Application of Wireless Sensor Networks and Robotics in Agriculture and Rural Development, Kerala State Planning Board, March 17-18 2015 

  23. V. Seena, S.Prajakta,Rudra Pratap, V.Ramgopal Rao “A Novel Photoplastic Nanocomposite Piezoresistive MEMS Accelerometer”, Seventh ISSS International Conference on Smart Materials, Structures and Systems 2014
  24. P.Ray, V.Seena, V.Ramgopal Rao, “A TFT Embedded Cantilever (CantiFET) Platform for Sensor Applications ”, IEEE International Conference of Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits (EDSSC), June3-5 2013 Hong Kong
  25. V.Seena, S.Mukherji, V.Ramgopal Rao, “Organic CantiFET-A Nanomechanical sensor with an integrated OTFT”, 9th International Workshop on Nanomechanical Sensing (NMC 2012) [Invited talk].
  26. V. Seena, Sudip Nag, Sahir Gandhi, Dilip Agarwal, Gaurav Chatterjee, Sheetal Patil, S.Mukherji, Dinesh Sharma and V. Ramgopal Rao “Low Cost Polymer Nano-Mechanical Sensor Systems for Healthcare and Homeland Security Applications”, Global Interposer Technology (GIT) Workshop: Design, Technologies, Applications, Markets and Manufacturing Infrastructure, November 14-15, 2011, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  27. V.Seena, P.Ray, R.V. Pandharipande, P.R.Apte and V.R.Rao, “A novel high yield microfabrication process and Porphyrin SAM functionalization for polymeric piezoresistive microcantilevers for biochemical sensing” MRS Fall meeting 2011.
  28. V.Seena, A. Rajorya, A. Fernandes, K. Dhale, P. Pant, S. Mukherji, V Ramgopal Rao, “Fabrication and Characterization of a Novel Polymer Composite Microcantilever Sensors for Explosive Detection”, Proceedings of the 23rd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS 2010), January 24 – 28, 2010, Hong Kong.
  29. V Seena, S.Nag, S. Patil, S.Mukherji, V.R.Rao, “An Ultra-Sensitive Polymer Composite Microcantilever Platform for Explosive Detection”, 7 th International Workshop on Nanomechanical Cantilever Sensors, May 26-28, 2010 Banff, Canada.
  30. V. Seena, R.S. Dudhe, H.N. Raval, S.Patil, A.Kumar, S.Mukherji, V. R. Rao “Microfabricated Organic Sensor Platforms For Environmental And Security Applications”, Fourth ISSS National Conference on Microsystems, Smart Materials, Structures , Sept. 30 – Oct.01, 2010, India
  31. V.Seena, A. Fernandes, S.Mukherji, V.R.Rao, “Photoplastic Microcantilever Sensor Platform for Explosive Vapor Detection”, International Conference on Nano Science and Technology, Mumbai, India, February 17-20, 2010.
  32. Seena.V, N.S.Kale, S.Mukherji, V.R.Rao, “Development of polymeric microcantilevers with novel transduction schemes for biosensing applications”, Proceedings of the 5 th International Workshop on Nanomechanical Cantilever Sensors, May 19 – 21, 2008,Mainz, Germany 2008
  33. V.Seena, P. Nageswararao, S.Mukherji, A.Kumar, V.R. Rao, “Polymer microcantilever biochemical sensors with integrated polymer composites for electrical detection”, Proceedings of the European Materials Research Society Symposium, E-MRS spring meeting, Strasbourg, 25-29, May 2008
  34. Seena.V, N.S.Kale, S.Nag, M.Joshi, S.Mukherji, V.R.Rao “Development of a polymeric microcantilever platform technology for biosensing applications”, 5th International Conference on Smart Materials, Structures and Systems, July 24-26, 2008, Bangalore.
  35. N. A. Gilda, S. Patil, V. Seena, S. Joshi, V. Thaker, S. Thakur, Anvesha A, M. Shojaei Baghini, D. K. Sharma, V. Ramgopal Rao, “Piezoresistive 6-MNA Coated Microcantilevers with Signal Conditioning Circuits for Electronic Nose”, Accepted in IEEE A-SSCC (Sister conference of IEEE ISSCC), 2011, South Korea.
  36. K. Prashanthi, M. Naresh, V. Seena, T. Thundat, V.Ramgopal Rao, “Photo-patternable piezoelectric SU-8/ZnO nanocomposites for MEMS”, 8th International Workshop on Nanomechanical Sensing, May 11- 13, 2011 Dublin, Ireland
  37. V.R. Rao, V. Seena, N. Kale, A. Prasad, S.Patil, D.Reddy, D.Agarwal, S. Gandhi, S.Mukherji, “An Ultra-Sensitive Polymer Composite Lab-on-Chip Platform for Disposable Cardiac Diagnostic Applications”, 2010 MRS Fall Meeting, November 29-December 3, 2010 Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  38. P.Ray, V. Seena, P. R. Apte, V. R. Rao “A High Yield Polymer MEMS Process for CMOS/MEMS Integration” 2010 MRS Fall Meeting, November 29-December 3, 2010 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  39. P.Ray, V. Seena, R.A.Khare, A. R.Bhattacharyya, P. R.Apte, V. R.Rao, “SU8/ Na-AHA modified MWNT composite for piezoresistive sensor applications”, 2010 MRS Fall Meeting, November 29-December 3, 2010 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  40. Seena.V, N.S.Kale, A.Rajoriya, A.Nigam, S. Mukherji and V.R. Rao,”Nano-Electro-Mechanical-systems for Cardiac Diagnostics”, 2nd Bangalore Nano, Dec 11-13, 2008, Bangalore
  41. R.Dudhe, V. Seena, S.Mukherji, A.Kumar, and V.R.Rao, “Organic Sensors for Explosive Detection”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Computers and Devices for Communication (CODEC), December 14- 16, 2009, Hyatt Regency, Kolkata .
  42. M.Joshi, G. Nagre, Seena.V, V. R.Rao, S.Mukherji, “Functionalization of Hydrogen Silsesquioxane (HSQ) surface for biosensor applications”, Proceedings of the European Materials Research Society (EMRS)Spring Meeting, MAY 28 to JUNE 1, 2007, Congress Center – STRASBOURG (France)
  43. Seena V., M. K. Jain, V. R.Rao,S.Praveenkumar, A.Topkar, “ONO based Triple dielectric passive dosimeters”, DAE-BRNS National Symposium on Compact Nuclear instruments and Radiation Detectors, March 2-4, 2005, Jodhpur, India .
Technical Magazine Articles
  1. V.Seena, V. Ramgopal Rao,“Weapon of Bomb Detection” POPULAR SCIENCE, March 2012.
  2. V. Ramgopal Rao, V.Seena and S.Mukherji “Nanotechnology for Explosive Detection” Nano Digest Vol.3, Issue-6, November 2011.