Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) Recognized Research Centre

PRDC®  is a recognized R & D Center under Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, Karnataka, India. It is committed to provide an excellent opportunity for the scientists, research scholars, professional engineers, in-house engineers and other interested intellectuals to pursue MSc. (Engg) by research and Ph.D programmes, to enhance their knowledge. This further leads to the contribution of sophisticated and innovative solutions for the ever-changing power industry.  The Research Centre is well equipped with state of the art facilities for the research scholars and practicing engineers.

PRDC®  has always been associated with academia in one way or the other since its inception. As the very name of the company suggests, PRDC®  is into Research & Development and hence close to Academia. Professional consulting and software solutions development are also the core business area. Several BTech, MTech students and PhD Scholars from reputed institutions have done their dissertation / research work at PRDC® . 

Research Scholar
  • Total No. of enrolled Candidates: 16 (Since 2008)
  • Total No. of Candidates Completed: 03 (MSc by Research – 2013)
  • Total No. of Candidates Studying @ Present: 12 (8 PhD, 4 MSc by research)
Research Areas

Phasor Measurement Unit

Power System Reliability

Renewable  Energy Integration

Power System Protection

Distributed Generation

Power System Markets for developing countries

Distribution System Management

Generation and Transmission Planning

Energy Audit

Congestion Management (Monitoring and Control)

Power System automation

Wide Area Measurement Systems (Power System Applications)

Smart Grid

Real-Time Power System Stability Assessment and Control

Power Quality Issues