Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Academician Srikanta Pal
Professor, Electronics and Communication Engg
D.Phil. - Oxford Univ., UK, Known as "Antenna Scientist" / "Filter Scientist" / "Telescope Troubleshooter", R & D Consultant, BEL, GOI, Honorary Research Fellow - Univ. of Birmingham, UK,
Contact Address
Permanent Address Flat - 20-04, Tower - 03 Elita Garden Vista Newtown Action Area-III, Kolkata-700135 (Akandakeshari) West Bengal
Local Address BSP-I/3, BIT Mesra Inner Campus, Mesra, Ranchi - 835215, Jharkhand
Phone (Office) 06512275750
Phone Residence 9470136272, 7042911889 (W)
Email Id
Joined Institute on : 16-Apr-2008

  Work Experience
Teaching : 19 Years

Research : 25 Years

Individual: 8 Years

  Research Areas

Antennas, Filters Synthesis and Analysis, Metamaterials, Microwave / Terahertz Imaging & Sensors, Statistical Signal Processing, Radio Astronomy, Fractals, EBG/PBG, DGS, Reconfigurable Geometries and Frequency Selective Surfaces (FSS), RF MEMS, Computational Electromagnetics, 3D Printing, Planar Wireless Components using High Temperature Superconductors, Signal Processing of Manufacturing Processes.


  Award and Honours

Citation of Scientist – Professor Srikanta Pal:

(from News and Publication Society (NAPS), BIT Mesra)

  • Globally known as the “Antenna Scientist” for the patent winning invention of the world's smallest planar ultra-wideband (UWB) antenna and invention of the smallest planar infinity (myriad) antenna using breakthrough theory of twisted EM Waves possessing Orbital Angular Momentum (OAM).
  • Widely popular as the "Telescope (Radio) Trouble-shooter" for his repair of the two world's largest Radio Telescopes- Green Bank Telescope, US and Jodrell Bank Telescope, UK.
  • Leading daily HT picked Pal’s profile among the top five scientists of India as BOSON. Celebrated Scientist’s significant contributions to Radio astronomy and Wireless Technology are aired by Voice of America.

International level (Name of Award, Awarding Agency, Year):

  1. Honorary Research Fellowship for development of superconducting bandstop filters for GBT, US, Univ. of Birmingham, UK 28th May 2010, upto 1st May 2011.
  2. Honorary Research Fellowship for contribution to Radio Astronomy Univ. of Birmingham, UK, 8th April 2011, upto 1st May 2012.
  3. Honorary Research Fellowship for contribution to science and development of superconducting bandpass filters for JBT, UK Univ. of Birmingham, UK 8th May 2012, upto 1st May 2014
  4. Senior Member IEEE, USA 22nd Jun 2019.
  5. EPSRC Research Fellowship in SATIRE project Oxford University, UK 2001.
  6. MERIT Award for research excellence Oxford University, UK 2nd July 2001
  7. Marine and Guidance Control Research Fellowship for retro-reflector project Oxford University, UK 2002.
  8. MERIT Award for research excellence Oxford University, UK, 26 April 2002,
  9. EPSRC Research Fellowship for the project on Superconducting Filters for Radio Astronomy Univ. of Birmingham, UK 2006.
  10. RECOGNITION & RECOMMENDATION certificate on scientific achievement from Prof. Michael J. Lancaster Univ. of Birmingham, UK, 20th Mar 2009.
  11. RECOGNITION letter on Honorary Research Fellowship from Prof. Michael J. Lancaster Univ. of Birmingham, UK, 30th June 2011.
  12. "Innovative Antenna Developer Gets Lifetime Membership" - Celebrated Antenna Scientist Radio Newsline, USA (Voice of America), 6th Jan 2023.

National level (Name of Award, Awarding Agency, Year):

  1. National Merit Scholarship West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, 1983.
  2. National Merit Scholarship West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Examination, 1985.
  3. RECOGNITION & ACKNOWLEDGEMENT on Dr Pal’s significant scientific achievement and is placed in the list of ‘ACHIEVEMENTS OF BIT MESRA’ Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, 1st May 2009.
  4. Life Member, Indian Society for Technical Education, 2010.
  5. WHO IS NEXT BOSON” titled article enlisted Dr. S. Pal as among 5 top Indian origin scientists in present time. Hindustan Times, New Delhi & all editions, 14th July 2012
  6. RECOGNITION & RECOMMENDATION certificate on scientific achievement Member of Parliament, Bishnupur, Bankura, West Bengal, 6th June 2009.
  7. “Bharat Jyoti” Award (nominated) IIFS Delhi, 29th Feb 2012.
  8. Fellow” The Institution of Engineers, India, 31st Aug 2018.
  9. DR. A.P.J. ABDUL KALAM, TEACHERS' EXCELLENCE AWARD 2020” AICTE and Shikshak Kalyan Foundation (Registered) NGO, Delhi, 22nd Dec 2021.
  10. “Felicitation” for invention of World's smallest planar ultra-wideband antenna BIT-M (2004 CSE) alumni - Neha Vatsala (Founder & MD, Vats creations) & @Sharad Raj (Asst. VP @Deutsche Bank, Pune, 13th Dec 2022.
  11. University Research Board (URB) Member (under the Senior Academician from Premier Academic Institution Category), Mohan Babu University, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, 19th Nov 2022.
  12. "Sci-Tech Excellence Award" - 2022 NIT Warangal-Alumni Association, Kolkata Chapter, 13th Jan 2023.
  13. "Honorary Life Membership, HAM Radio West Bengal Radio Club, Kolkata, 27th Dec 2022.
  14. “Lifetime Achievement Award” International conference for Award Winners in Engineering, Science and Medicine - INS(O), Pondicherry, 15th -16th April 2023.
  15. Patent granted on invention of world’s smallest planar UWB antenna. IPO Kolkata 26th Oct 2022
  16. Identified as the R&D Consultant of BEL Bharat Electronics Limited, GOI, Min. of Defence Undertaking 14th Sept 2023.
  17. Bharat Seva Ratna Award – 2023 Lok Seva Samiti, Regd. NGO - State Govt & Central Govt approved 2nd Dec 2023

State level (Name of Award, Awarding Agency, Year):

  1. UNIVERSITY GOLD MEDAL (master’s program) Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 24th Dec 1992
  2. RECOGNITION & RECOMMENDATION certificate on scientific achievement Minister of Education, West Bengal assembly, 10th May 2009
  3. Meeting with His Excellency, Governor of Jharkhand – To present before him the scientific & technological advancements made. Rajbhavan, Ranchi, Jharkhand, 1st Aug 2023.
  4. Jharkhand Seva Ratna Award – 2023 Vishwa Seva Parishad, Regd. NGO - State Govt, Central Govt and S.C.I. approved 20th Oct 2023

District Level (Name of Award, Awarding Agency, Year):

  1. PRIDE OF BENGAL’ felicitation for significant research in science Bankura Zilla United Forum of Educational Personalities, Citizens of Bankura, Sanskritik Samsad, Pranavananda Institute of Education, 3rd July 2011.
  2. CIVIC FELICITATION” for his contribution to Science and Technology BANKURA (WB) MUNICIPALITY on its 15Oth anniversary in ‘Science & Technology’ division, 21st Jan 2015.
  3. RECOGNITION & RECOMMENDATION certificate on scientific achievement Zilla Sabhadhipati, Bankura, West Bengal, 8th May 2009.
  4. “Felicitation” and invitation for a motivational lecture. Indas High School, Indas, Bankura, WB12th Aug 2023
  Member of Professional Bodies
  • Life Member, The Indian Society for Technical Education, 2010
  • Honorary Research Fellow, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, 2010-11
  • Honorary Research Fellow, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, 2011-12
  • Honorary Research Fellow, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, 2012-14
  • Fellow, The Institution of Engineers (India), 2018
  • Senior Member, IEEE, USA, 2019
  • University Research Board Member in Mohan Babu University, Tirupati, Nov 2022
  • Honorary Life member, HAM RADIO, West Bengal Radio Club, Kolkata, Dec 2022
  Text and Reference Books
  1. Digital TwinFundamental Concepts to Applications in Advanced Manufacturing, Authors: Pal, S.K., Mishra, D., Pal, A., Dutta, S., Chakravarty, D., Pal, S., Publisher: Springer, e-book ISBN: 978-3-030-81815-9, Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-81814-2. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-81815-9, 12th Aug 2021
  2. Twisted Radio waves: Theories and Concepts to Generation, Transmission and Reception of Helical Radio Waves for Future Generation Communication, Authors: Srikanta Pal, Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Press (under preparation)
  Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

Patents Filed:

  1. AN ULTRA-WIDEBAND ANTENNA AND PROCESS OF FABRICATION OF THE ANTENNA” Srikanta Pal, Mrinmoy Chakraborty, BIT Mesra, Patent: 409866, Date of Grant: 26/10/2022, Date of Filing: 09/07/2013, Patent ID: 814/KOL/2013
  2. "Cloud based system for real- time monitoring and machine learning based controlling of friction stir welding process", Pal, Surjya Kanta, Roy, Rohan Basu, Singh, Ankit Kumar, Barua, Arkadeep, Kumar, Aman, Ghosh, Alekhya, Majumdar, Sananya, Riya, Mishra, Debasish, Pal, Srikanta, Patent Application No.:201831024813. Dated:03/07/2018 – Published.
  3. Real-time surface defect analysis and correction in friction stir welding process by image processing”, Chirag Parikh, Aaquib Khan, Ravi Ranjan, R. Jain, R. Mahto, D. Chakraborty, S. Pal, Surjya K. Pal, Patent Application No.: 201831035477. Dated: 20/09/2018 – Published.
  4. A System for Real Time Monitoring, Prediction and Control of Weld Quality in Friction Stir Welding”, Mishra, D., Pal, S. K., Gupta, A., Raj, P., Kumar A., Anwer S., Chakravarty, D., Pal, S., Chakravarty, T., Pal, A., Misra, P., and Misra, S., Patent Filed Ref No: 202031000072, 01/01/2020 – Published.