Dr. Vasant Dharmadhikary

Designation: Senior Lecturer
Contact: +254 0775 298 210 and +254 722 268181
Email: vasant.dharmadhikary@dkut.ac.ke , dharmavasudha@gmail.com
School: School of Engineering
Department: Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Academic Background

Qualification Institution Year
M.E University of Nairobi 1974
B.E University of Nairobi 1971

Professional Qualifications

Qualification Institution Year
Ph.D University of Nairobi 2012

Areas of Expertise

  • Microwave Engineering/Telecommunication.
  • Teaching of following courses at the undergraduate level;
    Analogue Electronics, Digital Electronics, Physical Electronics, Electromagnetic Theory,
    Telecommunications, Electrical Materials, Electrical Measurements, Electric Circuit Theory and Microwaves & Antennas.

Work Experience

  • April 2019 – To Date: Presently working as Senior Lecturer in the Dept. of Electrical and Electrical Engineering, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Nyeri. since.
  • 2013 – 2019: Senior Lecturer in the Dept. of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Nairobi.
  • 1997-2013: Lecturer at University of Nairobi.
  • September 2005: Appointed as Honorary Professor at the “AISSMC’s Women’s College of Engineering, Pune”, affiliated to University Of Pune (India).
  • 1993 to 1997: Lecturer at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology (J. K. U. A. T), Nairobi, Lecturer.
  • 1988 to 1993: Lecturer at Moi University Eldoret.
  • 1979 to 1988: Lecturer at Kenya Institute of Mass Communication.
  • Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, (Govt. Of Kenya)Nairobi.
  • 1976 to 1979: Lecturer at Govt. Polytechnic Latur (India).
  • 1975 to 1976: Lecturer at Govt. College of Eng. Amravati (India).
  • 1972 to 1975: Govt. College of Engineering, Pune (India), Asst. Lecturer.

Other University and National Responsibilities  

  • Member, Academic Board of Kenya Institute of Education. Now (KICD).
  • Engineers’ Registration Board (ERB) Kenya.

Social Responsibilities

Related to HIV / AIDS & Health Education in Kenyan Schools:

  • Secretary, HIV/ AIDS Awareness Committee for Hindu Council of Kenya.
  • “Training Curriculum and Modules Development” Sponsored by UNICEF 6thto 17th Dec.1993, Nairobi. Page 5 of 6
  • “Aids Education Curriculum Design & Book Editing Workshop” sponsored by UNICEF 14th to 18th February, 1994. Nairobi.
  • Life Skills Project at K.I.E. Ministry of Education 1998-99 Nairobi.
  • “Primary School Action for Better Health” (PSABH) Programme, Organised by Centre for British Teachers (CƒBT), 1998/99, in Bondo District, Lake Victoria Region.
  • “HIV / AIDS Guidance & Counseling for P.W. A. s” organised by (CƒBT) at Stem Hotel Nakuru.
  • African Association for the Study of Religions (AASR) Kenya.
  • International Centre for Cultural Studies (ICCS) India.
  • Former Chairman, Maharashtra Mandal, Nairobi 2002-2003.

Publications

  1. Books and Book Chapters
    • “Digital Eletronics” Author: Prof. E. Mwangi.
      Contribution/Editing
    • Published by University of Nairobi Press, Nairobi.
  2. Peer Reviewed Journal Publications:-
    • Technical Journal Review: Reviewed articles in Technical Journal of J.K.U.A.T. Vol. I, 2006.
    • Editor, “Amar Bharati” a quarterly magazine of H.S.S. Kenya.
    • Publications in conference proceedings.
      • Active participation in the following technical conferences
    • “Symposium on Solid State Physics” Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 1stto 4thJanuary 1991.
      • “Role of Applied Physics in rural development” Nairobi University, Aug. 1991.
      • “Microcomputers in Physics” I.I.T. Madras. 9th to 13th January 1989
      • “Instrumentation & Control” Govt. Polytechnic Kota (Rajasthan) 2nd to 20th May 1977
      • “Instrumentation & Process Control” Fertilizer Corporation of India, Gorakhpur 1(U.P.) 18thto 30th July 1977.
      • “Television Engineering” Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T.) Madras 7th to 18th June 1976.
      • “Industrial Electronics” K.R. Engg. College Surthkal (Karnatak) 8th to 20th Dec.
    • Friends of India Society International, 1982-Mumbai (INDIA)
    • All Africa Hindu Conferences in 1988 and 1991 in Nairobi,( Kenya).
    • “AIDS Education project” at Narumoru Tourist Lodge, 12th to 23rd April 1994.
    • “Afro-Hindus Studies” at University of Nairobi 1996.
    • “Faith and Conservation” at Hotel Al – Wahat in Mombasa. 22nd and 23rd June 1996.
    • “Oriental Religions in Kenya” by IAHR, 27th to 30th July 1999, Amani Conference Centre Nairobi.
    • “Occupational Health and Safety Services” jointly organised by Directorate of Health and Safety Services, Ministry of Labour (Kenya) & Finnish Institute of Occupational Health. 6th to 8th December 1995.

Papers presented in Conferences, Seminars and Workshops

  • “Practical and Theoretical Evaluation of EMC/EMI Problems of Metallic Enclosures with Apertures”. IJTPE. ISSN (July 2010):2077-3528.
  • “Combined Field Integral formulation for Broadwall Radiating Slots of arbitrary Shape”, 24th Sept. 2009. IEEE-Africon 2009. , Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi.
  • “Technological Curriculum & Culture” Conference on “Challenges for technological Education in view of Global Changes at JSPM –ISTE convention Pune(India) Jan. 2008.
  • “A Controller for a Wind Driven Micro-Power Electric Generator” International Conference on” Advances in Engineering and Technology ( AET 2006)” held in Entebe (Uganda) during 16th-19th July 2006
  • “Cavity- Backed Broadwall Radiating Slots in Rectangular Wave Guide’’ International Conference on Engineering & Mathematics, Bilbao, Spain July 2006.
  • “Radiating Slots in a Thick Conducting Broad Wall of a Rectangular Waveguide” National Conference on Broadband Communication Systems(NCBS 2006) held in Pune(India) during 2ndand 3rd September 2006
  • “Analysis of Electromagnetic Radiation via a Slot of Arbitrary shape in a Rectangular Enclosure homogeneously-filled with Dielectric Material”. WSEAS. (July 2008):247-255.
    • “Telemedicine for Developing Countries’’ CONFERENCE ON Recent Trends in Information Technology for Rural Development, GMCE, Shegaon (MAH) India 9th& 10th December 2007.

Awards, Scholarships  and Recognitions

  • Gold medallist : Topped the successful candidates in the Board of H.S.C(1964). -National Scholar (Govt. Of India)

Other Academic and Professional Achievements

  • External Examiner to other Universities.
  • Review of Syllabi of M.Sc. and undergraduate courses

Research

  1. Ongoing/Completed Researches
    • M.Sc. Supervision: Supervised Mr. Kipegon Koech (M.Sc.from J.K.U.A.T.)
  2. Research funding: (Indicate the Source, Amount & Year)
    • “ Deans Committee” of University of Nairobi KSh.500000/- Year 2005-2006.

Postgraduate Thesis Supervision and Examination

  • Ph.D. student supervision: Lead Supervisor to Bhagya Rajya Lakshmi F80/52156/2017 at University of Nairobi. Soon a paper will be published.
  1. Masters
    • M.Sc. Examiner: Examined four M.Sc. students at University of Nairobi Ms. K. Kabere , Mr. J.M.Karanja & Mr. Otieno O.Geivera and as Mr. Sewe S. Arato.

Research Interests

  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Microwave Patch Antennas…..Telecommunication Engineering

Affiliation/Membership to Professional Bodies

  • Indian Science Congress Association.(Life Member)
  • Indian Society for Technical Education.
  • Institution of Electrical & Electronic Engineers(I.E.E.E),U.S.A. 92591267
  • Kenya National Association of Physicists Kenya (KNAP Kenya).
  • Member, Academic Board of Kenya Institute of Education.
  • Engineers’ Registration Board (ERB) Kenya

Intellectual Property Rights (any patents registered)

Workshop on “Patent Information” organised by European Patent Office (EPO), African Regional Industrial Property Office (ARIPO) & Kenya Industrial Property Office (KIPO), University of Nairobi, 16thto 18thNovember 1998.

Any other talent that could contribute to the University agenda (Examples: Re-known Mentor, Sports person, Master of Ceremony e.t.c)

  • Secretary, HIV/ AIDS Awareness Committee for Hindu Council of Kenya.
  • African Association for the Study of Religions (AASR) Kenya.
  • International Centre for Cultural Studies (ICCS) India.
  • Former Chairman, Maharashtra Mandal, Nairobi 2002-2003.

NON-TECHNICAL PAPER PRESENTATIONS:

  • “Constitutional Conference for South Africa” organised by onradAdenaurStiftung of Germany and the Kwazulu-Natal Foundation, 24th& 25thMarch 1995 at Royal Hotel Durban (South Africa)
  • “An Ancient Indian Approach for the Prevention and Spread of AIDS” World Hindu Conference in Durban (South Africa) 7thto 10thJuly 1995.
  • “Interaction of Hindu Faith with other Religions in Kenya” at a Religious Forum, Moi University Eldoret, 20thMarch 2001.
  • “Development of Hinduism in East Africa” at a Religious Forum, Moi University Eldoret, 21stMarch 2001.
  • “Comparative Study of Religions” Lecture series to B.Ed students of Moi University, Eldoret.
  • “Hinduism” Lecture series at Bondo Teachers’ Training College, Kenya

“Industrial Electronics” K.R. Engg. College Surthkal (Karnatak) 8thto 20th Dec. 1975. “Organisation& Logical Design of Digital Computer” Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 24thNovember to 6thDecember 1975.

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:

  • Related to Hindu Religious Education (H.R.E) in Kenya
    • Preparation of Syllabi.
    • Training Teachers.
    • Curriculum implementation in schools.
    • Working with Kenya National Examinations Council.
    • Co-author of several pupils’ Text books (Primary & Secondary).
    • Worked as Directoe of H.R.E. in Hindu Council of Kenya (HCK) for more than 10 years.
  • Related to HIV / AIDS & Health Education in Kenyan Schools:
    • “Training Curriculum and Modules Development” Sponsored by UNICEF 6thto 17th Dec.1993, Nairobi.
    • “Aids Education Curriculum Design & Book Editing Workshop” sponsored by UNICEF 14thto 18thFebruary, 1994. Nairobi.
    • Life Skills Project at K.I.E. Ministry of Education 1998-99 Nairobi.
    • “Primary School Action for Better Health” (PSABH) Programme, Organised by Centre for British Teachers (CƒBT), 1998/99, in Bondo District, Lake Victoria Region.
    • “HIV / AIDS Guidance & Counseling for P.W. A. s” organised by (CƒBT) at Stem Hotel Nakuru.

In summary organised/attended

  • 30 WORKSHOPS of HRE at K.I.E, Nairobi.
  • 10 WORKSHOPS on HIV / AIDS jointly organised by Govt. of Kenya & UNICEF.
  • 5 WORKSHOPS organised by Centre for British Teachers (CƒBT).
    • Life Skills
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Guidance and Counselling for people affected with HIV /AIDS.
    • UNESCO workshop on “Higher Education Science & Curricular
      Reforms: African Universities Responding to HIV/AIDS” 8th to 10th May 2007