Dr Somashekara Bhat

Associate Director (Development)

BE, MTech (Industrial Electronics), PhD (MEMS Technology)


Email: soma.bhat@manipal.edu



  • Head of the Dept. of Electronics & Communication Engg., 2014 – 2016.
  • Currently Professor in the Dept. of Electronics & Communication Engineering.
  • Lecturer at NMAMIT, Nitte from 1990 to 1995

Current academic and administrative responsibilities

  • Professor and Head, Dept of Electronics & Communication Engg, MIT, Manipal (2014-2016).
  • PG Coordinator for MTech in Digital Electronics & Advanced  Communication Programme. 
  • Faculty-in-charge for VU2MHC, MIT HAM Club. 
  • Coordinator for Department of Continuing Education & Student Counseling, MIT, Manipal.
  • IP Chair of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Member of Manipal Academy of Higher Education PhD Protocol Approval Committee

Membership of professional organizations

  • Member of Indian Society for Technical Education.
  • Member of Institution of Engineers (IE), Kodagu Chapter.
  • Member of Amateur Radio Society of India (ARSI).
  • Member of Institute of Smart Structures and Systems (ISSS) and Member of Kannada Sahithya Parishath.

Areas of interest in teaching

His areas of interest in teaching and research include Analog Electronics, Power Electronics, VLSI Process Technology and MEMS Technology.