Dr. Vilas Rajaram Kanetkar

Senior Vice President (R&D), Shreem Electric Ltd.

Areas of Interest:

Power Electronics, Industrial Controls and Power Quality .


Power Electronics

Consultancy Areas:



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:

  • Vast experience in industrial R&D and various practical applications.
  • Over 40 products and systems designed from concepts and commissioned for core industries, railways, and for power distribution.
  • Guided both Master's and Doctoral projects.
  • Associated as reviewer with IEEE and other international journals of repute over 25 years.
  • Vast experience in dealing with industrial projects, board of studies an delivering expert analysis / seminars.

Professional Experience:

  • M/s L&T (July 1978 to May 1989), left as Senior Design Engineer,
  • IIT, Kanpur (August 1989 to February 1995) as Ph.D. Scholar
  • M/s ABB Ltd. (June 1995 to March 2009), left as Assistant Vice President
  • M/s Autometers Alliance Ltd.(April 2009 to February 2012)as Vice President
  • M/s Shreem Electric Ltd. (March 2012 onwards), as Senior Vice President.


Power Electronics and power quality.


Contact Information


Shreem Electric Ltd., Plot No. 43-46, Industrial Estate, Jaysingpur (Dist. Kolhapur), Maharashtra - 416144

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  • BE (Electrical) 1976 (Walchand College of Engineering, Sangli)
  • M.Tech. (Drives and Machines)1978 (IIT, Mumbai)
  • Ph.D. (Electrical)1995 (IIT, Kanpur)


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Recipient of 5th BV Baliga Memorial award (IETE 2002) for distinguished contribution to Electronics and communication with emphasis on industrial R&D.
  • Honored by Society of Power Engineers (Vadodara) in 1995 and 2005 for engineering excellence.
  • Number of best paper awards.
  • Member of Board of Studies for MS University, Vadodara (1999-2005).
  • Chairman of IEEE Gujarat Section Joint Chapter on IE, IA, and PE (2000-2009).
  • Appreciation from Tata Motors for designing and commissioning the first Dynamic Reactive Power Controller for their Indica Plant at Pune (2002).

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated To : Section V: Electrical Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2005

Year of Birth: 1954