Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Dr. P. R. Thakura
Professor and Head, Electrical and Electronics Engg
Ph. D. (Engineering)
Contact Address
Permanent Address Qr CI-5 , BIT Mesra Ranchi 835215
Local Address Qr CI-5 , BIT Mesra Ranchi 835215
Phone (Office) 06512275465
Phone Residence 06512275237
Email Id
Joined Institute on : 18-May-1994
  Work Experience
Teaching : 29 Years

Research : 26 Years

Individual: 29 Years

  Professional Background

  Teaching  and Research  in Electrical Machines, Power Electronics from 1997.


  Research Areas
  • Hybrid  Electric Vehicles
  • Power Electronics
  • High perfomance Drives




  Award and Honours

 Winner of Indo-Italian Young Researcher"s  Fellowship.



  1. Madhwi Kumari & P.R.Thakura, “EMI and Bearing Current due to PWM Voltage Source  Inverters in hybrid electric Vehicles”  2nd Int.  Journal of  Global Technology Initiatives,  vol.2, Issue1,  March 2013.  ISBN :22796591.
  2. Aftab Alam, P.R.Thakura and Manoj Kr Mukul, “Stability Analysis and Reliability Evaluation of Z-Source Inverter”, Int. Journal of Power Electronics, Inder Science Publications (Accepted in July2014)
  3. Madhwi Kumari & P.R.Thakura ;”EMI Effect of PWM Power Electronics Converters in Hybrid Electric Vehicles” International  Journal of Electronics and Electrical Engg , 2012, Vol.2, no.3 , Spl Issu pp.195-198 ISSN0974-2174.
  4. Aftab Alam,  Nitin Kumar, Sharad agarwal  Vikas Kumar P.R.Thakura and Manoj Kr Mukul; Cost Effective and Simple Approach to Regerative Braking in ac Drive , Journal of Electrical Components and Power System , Tailor & Francis , Aug.2014.
  5. Anand Kumar and P.R. Thakura “Hardware Development and Implementation of Marix Converter as a Cycloconverter,” International Journal Enhanced Research in Science Technology& Engg , Vol3, Issue-8, Aug.2014.ISSN: 2319-7463.
  6. Aftab Alam, Manoj kumar Mukul  and Parashuram Thakura  “ Wavelet Transform Based EMI Noise Mitigation in Power Converter Topologies ” (TEMC-274-2015), IEEE Trans. On Electromagnetic Compatiblity [ Communicated on 05July2015] 


  1. Thakura P.R., Thankur A.N, Karan B.M., “Direct Torque Induction Motor Control Drive for Intelligent Manufacturing Technology” presented paper Int. Conf. On Intelligence based Material Manufacturing Technology ISIMM-2005, 18-20 August 2005 Dept. of Prod. And Mechanical Engg. in BIT Mesra Ranchi.
  2.  P.R. Thakura  A.N Thakura B. M Karan and G.Buja , “Role of Direct torque control of Induction Motor in MEMS”   IEEE ICIEA 06 Singapore May 24-26 2006.
  3. K.C. Jana, S. Biswas and P.R.Thakura “A Simple and Generalised Space Vector Pulse Width Modulation of Multi-level Voltage Source Inverter” IEEE ICIT 06 Mumbai Dec.2006.
  4.  Manule Bertoluzzo, Paolo Bolognesi, Giuseppe Buja and, ParashuramThakura     “Role and Technology of Electric Power Split Apparatus in Hybrid Electrical Vehicles”   IEEE IECON 07 5-8 Nov 2007 Taipei Taiwan  pp.256-261
  5. UmaMaheshwari, P. R. Thakura, and Ritesh Keshri , “ Hardware Development  of Voltage Source Inverter for Hybrid Electric Vehicles” Int. Conf.on Electrical Energy Systems -2010 SSN College  of Engg. Chennai,  December 2010.
  6. Madhwi Kumari, P. R. Thakura , and D.N. Badodkar; “Role of High Power Semiconductor Devices on Hybrid Electric Vehicles” IEEE IICPE-2010 , 28-30  Jan 2011 NSIT  New Delhi.
  7. A.K. Verma, P.,  R. Thakura, K.C.Jana and G.Buja, ; “Cascaded Multilevel Inverter for Hybrid Electric Vehicles  ” IEEE  India Int. Conf on Power Electronic , IICPE-2010 , 28-30  Jan 2011 NSIT  New Delhi.
  8. R.K. Keshri, Abhishek Sharma, P.R. Thakura M. Bertoluzzo, Giuseppe Buja; “Generation of Switching Patterns for VSI Using Microcontroller for the Control of PMBLDC Motor ” IEEE IICPE-2010 , 28-30  Jan 2011 NSIT  New Delhi.
  9.  Madhwi Kumari & P.R.Thakura, “EMI and Bearing Current due to PWM Voltage Source  Inverters in hybrid electric Vehicles”  2nd Int. Conf. om Global Technology Initiatives, Rizvi College of Engg. Bandra(M) 29-30 March 2013.
  10. Madhwi Kumari, P.R.Thakura and D. N. Badodkar, “Design and Estimation of Drive Train Components  for Series Hybrid Electric Vehicles” Int. Conf. on Non Conventional Energy, ICONE-2014,JIS College of Engg. Kalayani  Kolkata, 16-17 Jan.2014.
  11. Aftab Alam , Sharad Agrawal and  P.R. Thakura Regenerative Braking for Induction Motor Drive)  6th IEEE Power India International IEEE  PIICON 2014. DTU Delhi
  12. Bidyut Mahato, P.R.Thakura & K.C.Jana; Hardware Design and Implementation of Unity Power Factor Rectifiers using Microcontrollers, IEEE, India Int. Conf. on Power Electronics , 8-10 Dec2014 NIT Kurushetra.
  13. Anand Kumar and P.R.Thakura,  Hardware Development  and Implementation of Single Phase Matrix  Converter  as  Cycloconverter and Inverter, IEEE, India Int. Conf. on Power ElectronicsIICPE-2014  , 8-10 Dec2014 NIT Kurushetra.


National Conference

  1. Thakura, PR, Rakesh Ranjan,“Introducing Machine Electronics in Energy Saving” Proc. UGC National Seminar on Issues in Energy in Nov. 1993 at BITS Pilani.
  2. Rakesh Ranjan, Thakura, P.R., “Energy Management – A New Approach” Proc. UGC National Seminar on Issues in Energy Nov, 1993 BITS Pilani.
  3. Thakura, P.R., “Machine Electronics” Proc. ISTE Winter School on Modern Power Electronics and its Application JNV Univ. Jodhpur Dec. 1993.
  4. Thakura, P.R..,” Modelling of Machine Electronics”, Proc.  National UGC Seminar on Modelling of Flexible Manufacturing System at BITS Pilani Jan. 1994.
  5. Thakura, P.R., Microprocessor Based Machine Electronics” Proc. ISTE Winter on Microprocessor and Digital Electronics, ISM Dhanbad Dec, 1994.
  6. Thakura, P.R., Modern High Power Semiconductor Devices, Proc. National Conf. on Recent Trend in Semiconductor at IIT Delhi June 1995.
  7. Thakura, P.R., “Machine Electronic for Non-conventional Energy Conservation”, Proc. ISTE Summer School at NIT Jamshedpur May 1997.
  8. Thakura, P.R., “Machine Electronics for Mining” Proc. of National Seminar at ISM Dhanbad, Nov. 1999.
  9. Thakura, P.R., “State Variable Modelling of Machine Electronics” Proc. on National Seminar on Application of Mathematics in Industry and Social Sector in next Millenium Oct. 1999.
  10. P.R. Thakura, “Energy Control with Machine Electronic” Proceeding National Seminar on Energy NSE-99 at BIT Mesra, December 1999.
  11. Thakura, P.R., Karan, B.M., “Role of Machine Electronics in Modern Flexible Manufacturing System”, Proc. Of 14th National Conventional of Production Engineer and National Seminar on Mechatronics in Manufacturing System, 14-15 March 2000, BIT Mesra, Ranchi.
  12. Thakura P.R., B.M. Karan “Vital Role of High Power Semiconductor in  FACTS ”. Published in Proc. of National Seminar an Indian Power Scenario present and future perspective Nov.1-, 2003 BIT Mesra, Ranchi.
  13. Thakura, P.R., Modelling of Direct Torque Control  Induction Motor using Power System Blocksets in ISTE-AICTE STTP in Real Time Control of Power System using Matlab./ Simulink in  BIT Mesra, Dec. 2004.
  14. Thakura P.R., Thakur A.N., Karan B.M.; “Direct Torque Control of Induction Motor Drive in Energy Conservation” National Conf. on Energy Management in Changing Business Scenario   EMCBS-2005  ,  8-9 Oct 2005 , BITS Pilani.
  15. Thakura  P.R., Sahoo S.R., Thakur A.N., Karan B.M. : “Role of Direct Torque Control Based Induction Motor Drive  for Robot Dynamics” Proc.All India Sminar on CAD/CAM  Rototics and  Futuristics Factories ,10-11 Dec 2005 , IE(I),BIT Mesra Ranchi.
  16. Jana K C, & Thakura P R; “Space Vector Modulation Multi-Level Voltage Source Inverter for Flexible Manufacturing System”Proc., All India Seminars on CAD/CAM Robotics and Futuristic Factories, Institution of Engineers [India] 10-11Dec 2005.
  17. Kadwane S G, Thakura P R, Ghose T, Karan B M; “DSP Based Control of Single Processor Multimotor System for   Robotics” All India Seminar on CAD /CAM Robotics and Futuristic Factories ,IE [I] and BIT Mesra Ranchi,10-11 Dec 2005.
  18. P.R. Thakura, S.R. Sahoo, S. Prasad and A.N. Thakur “Direct Torque       Control of Induction Motor Drives using Fuzzy Logic” NCSC-2006,National Conf. on Soft Computing and Machine Learning in Power, Control, Signal Processing and Communication   College of Engg Bhubneshwar, 24-26 March 2006.
  19. K.C. Jana, P.R. Thakura and D. Bhagat “A Simple and Generalised Space Vector Pulse Width Modulation of Multi-level Voltage Source Inverter” NCSC-2006,National Conference on Soft Computing and Machine Learning in Power, Control, Signal Processing and Communication   College of Engg Bhubneshwar, 24-26 March 2006.
  20. S.G.Kadwane, Deepshikha and P.R.Thakura, “Design of Grid  Connected Inverter for Green Computing “National Symposium on Mitigating Enviromental Pollution for Green Computing.17-18 March 2008   , BIT Mesra Ranchi.
  21. P. R. Thakura ,Sharad Kumar Tiwari and Arbind Kumar “Emergence of  Electric Rickshaw Attributing Green Technology” National Symposium on Mitigating Enviromental Pollution for Green Computing. 17-18 March 2008   , BIT Mesra Ranchi.
  22. Ruchi Kumari  and P.R.Thakura; “Development of Flyback Converter for Hybrid Electric Vehicles,” IEEE Int. Conf. on Power Energy and Control, Dept. of EEE,PSNA College of Engg. And Technoligy,  Dindigul 06-08 Feb.2013.
  23. Ranjan Saurabh, P.R.Thakura, P.Prakash, and R.C.Jha; “The  Next Generation Grid-Smart Grid& Aspects”National Conf.on Recent  Advances in Electrical Power and Energy System Management (RAEPESM-2011) 25-26 March,2011.
  24. Vijay Kumar Karan, Avanish Kumar and G.Gurushivkumar, “Development of Series Hybrid Vehicles”All India Seminar on Technplogy Solution in Manufacturing, 01-02 March 2013.
  25. Avanish Kumar, P.R.Thakura and  Vijay Kumar Karan,  and Trapti Chauhan, “Current Source Inverter fed BLDC Motor Drive for Hybrid Electric Vehicle ” Int. Conf, on Innovation in Engg and Management,  ICIEM-2013, 22-23 Jan.2013.
  26. Mananjee and P.R.Thakura, Hardware Develop  of Z-Source Inverter for Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Ist National Conference on Power Electronics System and Applications, PESA-2013,  NIT Rourkela ,March 16-17,  2013.
  27. Monalisa Das, P.R.Thakura and Nisha Gupta “Simulation of Switched Mode Power Supply using Simulink , Ist National Conf. on Emerging Trends in Engineering and Science,  Asansol College of Engg. Asansol , pp 191-195. 2014.
  Member of Professional Bodies

  Indian Soceity of Technocal Education New Delhi , 

  Current Sponsored Projects

 UGC MRP 12.65lakhs

UGC SAP  61.00 Lakhs


 Fellow of Institution Of Electronics and Telecommunication Engg.