B K Keshavan

Dr. Keshavan B K WF1106

Dr. B K Keshavan

Professor & Head

Mobile Number: 9449867801
Phone Number: Ext: 271
Email ID: keshavanbk@pes.edu

Dr. B K Keshavan is a Professor & Head in the Electrical & Electronics Department at PES University.


Sl.No Degree Discipline Institute Year
1 B.E Electrical Power M.C.E.Hassan 1980
2 M.E Electrical Machines P.S.G. College of Technology, Coimbatore 1989
3 Ph.D Power System Reliability IIT Bombay 1998

Project Done:

B.E : Load Pattern in Hassan Urban Industries

M.E : Location of fault in transmission lives using microprocessor

Ph.D Thesis : Security based bulk power systems reliability evaluation using fuzzy logic.


34 Yrs(Teaching), Research:16 Yrs

Sl.No Institution Post Held Year
1 B.D.T. College of Engineering, Davanagere Lecturer 1982 -83
2 J.N.N. College of Engineering, Shimoga Lecturer 1983-89
3 J.N.N. College of Engineering, Shimoga Asst. Professor 1989-97
4 J.N.N. College of Engineering, Shimoga Professor & Head 1997 to June 2007
5 P.E.S Institute of Technology, Bangalore Professor & Head(EEE) July 2007 to till date
6 P.E.S Institute of Technology, Bangalore Professor & Head (EEE)Dean ( Evaluation) August 2010 -2015
7 P.E.S Institute of Technology, Bangalore Professor & Head (EEE)Dean ( Acadamic) 2015 to till date


”Centre of Excellence in High Voltage & Power System” - Vision Group on Science and Technology, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of Karnataka.


Trained by National Board of Aaccreditation (NBA) for two weeks for the accreditation process.

Institutional Membership:

  1. Member ISTE
  2. Member IEEE
  3. Member ISRE
  1. Head, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  2. Dean (Acadamic)
  3. Member – BoS UVCE Bangalore
  4. Member –doctoral committee- Christ university

Responsibilities held:

  1. Member B.O.E., V.T.U for 3 years
  2. Chairman B.O.E., V.T.U
  3. Member & Chairman B.O.E., Kuvempu University
  4. Member Board of studies, V.T.U
  5. Campus Electrical incharge
  6. Member – Local inquiry Committee under VTU
  7. Member- National board of accreditation
  8. VTU nominee for Academic council for 3 institutions


Testing of Electrical Equipments like Transformers, Motors, Rectifiers. Energy Auditing , reliability evaluation of power systems

Research Interest:

Power System Reliability, Distribution System Management, FACTS, Energy auditing, Electrical Machines, smartgrid, renewable energy sources

Research projects : (current)

Principle investigator for 2 ongoing AICTE projects

Research Guidance:

Guiding four Ph.D students under Visvesvaraya Technological University and one under JNTU

Three candidates have completed and ph.D degree awarded

Paper Published:

  • International Conference: 12
  • International Journal: 02
  • National journal: 02
  • National Conference: 04