Mr. Nihar Karmakar

Present Position: Assistant Professor

Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, School of Engineering & Technology



  • D (Thesis submitted), in Electrical Engineering ( under IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, India)
  • Tech. in Power Electronics & Electrical drives, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, India
  • Tech in Electrical Engineering, WBUT Kolkata, India

Research Key Areas:

  • Power system planning
  • FACTS Devices
  • Reactive power planning
  • Optimization

Research Highlights:

  • Best Research Paper Award in IEEE International conference – 2020


  • Assistant Professor , Adamas University, India, March 2022-till date
  • Research Scholar, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, 2016-2021

Research Publication (s):

  • Number of research papers published in International refereed journals: 08
  • Number of research papers published in International peer-reviewed Scopus Proceedings: 03
  • Number of invited Book-Chapters: 02

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Selected Publication (s):

  1. Nihar Karmakar, Bhattacharyya “Techno-economic strategy for reactive power planning using Series-shunt compensation in power transmission network.” Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments 49, (2022).
  2. Nihar Karmakar, Bhattacharyya “Techno‐Economic Model for Reactive Power Planning using Series‐Shunt Compensation Devices under Load demand in Power Transmission Network.” Energy Technology Wiley 9, no. 7, (2021).
  3. Nihar Karmakar, Bhattacharyya “Hybrid intelligence approach for multi-load level reactive power planning using VAR compensator in power transmission network.” Protection and Control of Modern Power Systems Springer 6 (2021): 2367-0983.
  4. Nihar Karmakar, Bhattacharyya “Techno-economic approach towards reactive power planning ensuring system security on energy transmission network.” International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems 22, no. 3 (2021): 309-324.
  5. Nihar Karmakar, Bhattacharyya “Optimal reactive power planning in power transmission system considering FACTS devices and implementing hybrid optimisation approach.” IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution 14, no. 25 (2020): 6294-6305.
  6. Bhattacharyya, Nihar Karmakar “Optimal Reactive Power Management Problem: A Solution Using Evolutionary Algorithms.” IETE Technical Review Taylor 7 Francis 37, no. 5 (2020): 540-548.
  7. Nihar Karmakar, Bhattacharyya “Optimal reactive power planning in power transmission network using sensitivity based bi-level strategy.” Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks Elsevier 23 (2020): 100383.
  8. Bhattacharyya, Nihar Karmakar “A planning strategy for reactive power in power transmission network using soft computing techniques.” Int. J. Power Energy Syst Acta press 40, no. 3 (2020): 141-148.
  9. Nihar Karmakar, S. Raj, and B. Bhattacharyya. “Hybrid intelligence technique for reactive power planning using FACTS devices.” In 2020 International Conference on Emerging Frontiers in Electrical and Electronic Technologies (ICEFEET), 1-6. IEEE, 2020.
  10. Nihar Karmakar, A. Gupta, and B. Bhattacharyya. “Loss Sensitivity based Reactive Power Planning using Hybrid Intelligence Technique.” In 2019 8th International Conference on Power Systems (ICPS), pp. 1-6. IEEE, 2019.
  11. Nihar Karmakar, and B. Bhattacharyya. “Optimal Planning of Reactive Power in Power Transmission System Ensuring System Security Using Probabilistic-CSAJAYA.” Renewable Energy and Future Power Systems Springer (2021): 219-239.
  12. Nihar Karmakar, B. Dey, and B. Bhattacharyya. “A Planning Framework for Reactive Power in Power Transmission System Using Compensation Devices.” In Control Applications in Modern Power Systems, pp. 209-218. Springer, Singapore, 2022.

Award/ Academic Recognition/ Major Professional Activity:

  • Active reviewer of reputed international journals