Professor Bijnan Bandyopadhyay

Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Areas of Interest:

Variable structure systems and sliding mode control, Discrete-time Sliding Mode Control Higher Order Sliding Mode Control, Multirate Output Feedback based Control, Nuclear Reactor Modelling and Control, Fractional Order systems, System Reduction (Model Order Reduction), Large Scale Systems.


Electrical Engineering, Control System

Consultancy Areas:

Robust control, Aerospace control.


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Entrepreneurs, Consultancy Firms

Major Professional Contributions:

Prof. Bandyopadhyay has worked in the area of sliding mode and output feedback control, and has made significant and fundamental contributions to the theory of discrete time sliding mode control using multirate output feedback. These results are breakthroughs as a complete solution for discrete time sliding mode that were not available earlier. His results on discretization show a new research direction on discretization of sliding modes. He developed a novel sliding surface incorporating variable damping. He has made significant contribution in the spatial control of pressurized Heavy Water Reactor. This type of reactor is under operation at Trombay, India. He has for the first time developed a mathematical model represented by 70th order state-space model using nodal technique. He has applied several modern control techniques to this model..

Professional Experience:

  • Convener, IDP in Systems and Control Engineering, IIT Bombay
  • Professor in Charge, CE and QIP office, IIT Bombay
  • Serving as Technical Editor of IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
  • Serving as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
  • Member of Technical Committee on Variable Structure and Sliding Mode Control of IEEE Control Systems Society
  • Mentor and Performance Auditor of four Colleges in India under TEQIP(World Bank Programme)
  • Mentor of Two colleges in North Eastern Region under NEQIP (AICTE Programme)
  • Academic Assessor of University Putra Malaysia.


Variable Structure System, sliding Mode control, Modeling and Control of Large size Nuclear Reactor Control.


Contact Information


Prof. Bijnan Bandyopadhyay
Room No: 208, Interdisciplinary Programme in Systems and Control Engineering
CRNTS Building
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Powai, Mumbai-400076

Phone: +91 22 2576 7889
Fax: +91 22 2570 0057

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  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 1986.
  • B.E. in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology Shibpur (Formerly B.E. College, Shibpur)


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship was awarded to carry out research in Germany
  • Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Royal Academy of Engineering, London
  • Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), India
  • Fellow of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), India
  • U.K. India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) Major Award

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated V: Electrical Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2007

Year of Birth: 1956