On going:

  • Sigma Delta Space Time Adaptive Processing Techniques for GMTI for ASEA Radar – DRDO, 2018-2019.

  • Building capacity in teaching and collaborative research in sensor systems for public utilitieswith special emphasis on water and electricity distribution system : Jointly with Univ. of Bermingham UK, IBM India, RBEI India, ThoughtFocus India, Srinivasa Institute of Technology, Mangalore and A J Hospital, Mangalore : Mar. 2016 - Feb. 2018, Funded by Royal Academy of Engineering (Budget: Rs. 75.00 Lakhs)

  • Compact multi-band antenna with independently controlled resonant frequency and polarization for mobile wireless applicationsSERB, Department of Science and Technology(DST) under fast track young scientist research scheme Govt. of India (Rs. 34.14 Lakhs)

  • Development and Performance Evaluation of Efficient Tracking Algorithms for Phased Array Radars in the Presence of Electronic Counter Measures - SERB, ,Department of Science and Technology(DST) under fast track young scientist research scheme ,  2016-2019, ( Budget: Rs.13.10 Lakhs)

  • Development and real-time implementation of fully automated liver cancer detection system from H&E stained liver histo-pathological images - SERB, Department of Science and Technology (DST) under Early Career Research Award (Fast track young scientist research scheme), Govt. of India (Rs. 14.43 Lakhs)

  • Design and deployment of an automatic audio-visual warning system for unmanned Railway level Crossings – TEQIP Phase II (Rs. 4.0 Lakhs)

  • Building capacity in teaching and collaborative research in sensor systems for public utilities – TEQIP Phase  II (Rs. 2.5 Lakhs)

  • Uncoordinated secure and energy aware access in distributed wireless networks by Ministry of Communication and Information Technology – jointly with IITB, TIFRB and NIT Durgapur, 2013-16 (Rs. 22 Lakhs) [ITRA]

  • Automatic Multilingual Speaker Profiling & Forensics- SERB, Govt. of India, 2017-2019 (Rs. 49.94 Lakhs).

  • Design and Development of Wideband Circularly Polarized Antenna using 2D Metamaterial Structures- ISRO RESPOND Scheme, 2018-2020, (Rs. 25.71 Lakhs).

  • Design and Development of Automated Kidney Cancer Detection System from H&E Stained Kidney Histopathological Images- SERB - DST, Govt of India, 2019-2022.

  • Research Grant under Young Faculty Research Fellowship under Visvesvarayya PhD Scheme for Electronics & IT, Digital India Corporation, Ministry of Communications & Information  Technology and Govt. of India. 2019-2021.



  • RF MEMS switches for Wideband Reconfigurable RF Microsystems, 2010-2014 (Rs. 175 Lakhs) [DeitY]
  • Secure Turbulence Resistant Free Space Optical (FSO) links for Broadband Wireless Access Networks, 2010-2014 (Rs. 130 Lakhs) [DeitY]
  • RF MEMS switch for Ka-band mm-wave circuits, 2009-2013 (Rs. 67 Lakhs), jointly with Physics Dept. [ADA]
  • Energy Harvesting Seat, 2014-16, [Aerospace Network Research Consortium, Boeing]
  • Low complexity decoders for Turbo Codes, 2003-2006 (Rs. 6.0 Lakhs) [MHRD]
  • Interferometric Fiber Optic Sensors, 1993-99  (Rs. 5.0 Lakhs) [MHRD]
  • Feasibility studies on the measurement of density in fluid mud areas using acoustic techniques, 1990-93  (Rs. 8.75 Lakhs) [DoE]



    On going:

  • DST-FIST Project - Advanced Research Lab in RF Communications and Networks - 2016-2020 (Rs. 125 Lakhs)
  • SMDP-C2S in VLSI Design: Phase III, 2015-2020 (Rs. 100 Lakhs) [DeitY]
    • Cluster Level R&D Project : "ASIC Components for sensor interfacing for the Next Generation LCA"  coordinated by IISc, Bangalore and in collaboration with PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, NIT Warangal, IIT Hyderabad, NIT Rourkela 
    • Hardware Accelerator for Deep Neural Networks
    • Development and  implementation of Photoplethysmography (PPG) and Electro Cardiogram (ECG) acquisition and processing system on a chip.
  • Intel Embedded Systems Initiative 2013-  (Rs 6.00 Lakhs) [Intel, India]
  • Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP - Phase III), 2017-2020


  • Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP - Phase II), 2011-2016
  • MEMS Design Centre, 2009-2014 (Rs. 7.52 Lakhs), jointly with Physics Dept., [ADA]
  • Technical Education Quality Improvement Program (TEQIP - Phase I), 2003-2009 [WB]
  • SMDP in VLSI Design: Phase - II, 2007-13 (Rs. 80 Lakhs) [MCIT]
  • SMDP in VLSI Design: Phase - I, 2001-06 (Rs. 45 Lakhs) [MCIT]
  • MODROB for Communication Lab, 2005-07 (Rs. 8 Lakhs) [MHRD]
  • MODROB for Embedded System Design Lab, 2003-05 (Rs. 10 Lakhs) [MHRD]
  • Electronics Education Network Project (EENP), 2001-06 (Rs. 80 Lakhs) [SDC]
  • Project IMPACT – Sustainability Support Scheme, 1998-2003 (Rs. 30 Lakhs), [WB and DoE]
  • Project IMPACT, 1993-98 (Rs. 100 Lakhs) [WB and DoE]
  • UK- India RECs Project, 1993-98 (Rs 600 Lakhs)[ODA]

Contact us

Dr. T. Laxminidhi,  Professor and Head, 
Department of E&C, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar,
Mangalore - 575 025 Karnataka, India.

  • Hot line: +91-0824-2473046

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