Mr. Astikkumar Dhandhia

Faculty Details

  • Designation : Assistant Professor
  • Qualification : PhD(Pursuing), M.E. (Electrical), B.E.(Electrical)
  • Experience : 3 Years
  • Area Of Interest : Power system Security, Power system Protection, Application of Artificial Intelligence in the power system

Educational Qualification

B.E. - Electrical Engineering- Atmiya Institute of Technology and Science- Rajkot - Saurashtra University- 2007.

M.E. - Electrical Engineering- L.D. College of Engineering- Ahmedabad - Gujarat University- 2010.

Work Experience

  • Educational Experience
  1. Worked as an Assistant Professor, Electrical Department, Om Shanti Engineering College, Rajkot From 01/06/2010 to 02/06/2011.
  2. Worked as an Assistant Professor, Electrical Department, B.H. Gardi College of Technology and Science, Rajkot From 03/06/2011 to 24/01/2012.
  3. Worked as an Assistant Professor, Electrical Department, VVP Engineering College, Rajkot From 25/01/2012 to 30/09/2012.
  4. Worked as a Lecturer, Electrical Department, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar From 31/10/2012 to 25/01/2018.
  5. Working as an Assistant Professor, Electrical Department, Shantilal Shah Engineering College, Bhavnagar From 07/05/2018 to till Date
  • Industrial Experience
  1. Working as GET, Power plant, Project and Commissioning, Saurashtra Cement, Ranavav From 08/07/2007 to 01/06/2008.

Skills and Knowledge

  1. Laboratory In charge of High Voltage Engineering lab and Modelling and Simulation lab
  2. Preparation of departmental time table
  3. Procurement of laboratory equipment
  4. Knowledge of software like MATLAB, Mipower, PSCAD and E tap.

Course Taught

  • Elements of Electrical Engineering.
  • Electrical Machine-I.
  • Electrical Machine-II.
  • Circuit and Networks
  • Electrical Power System-I.
  • Electrical Power System-II.
  • High Voltage Engineering.
  • Switchgear and Protection.
  • Interconnected Power System.
  • Power System Design and Practice.
  • Computer Techniques in the Power System.

Training and workshop

  • Attended Mission10X workshop at Marwadi Education Foundation's Group of Institutions, Rajkot from 27th June to 1st July 2011.
  • Attended one week short term training program on "Advanced Engineering Optimization Through Intelligent Techniques" conducted at SVNIT Surat during 7-11 January 2013. 
  • Attended one week short term training program on “Simulation and modelling in power system engineering”, held at SVNIT, Surat from 28 Dec 2015 to 1 Jan 2016.
  • Attended one week short term course  on “ Hands On Experience on MATLAB”, held at NITTTR, Chandigarh from 14tth September 2015 to 18th  September 2015.


  • Duties assigned by Administrative Officer
  • Maintaining departmental website, Submit details of departmental events, achievements etc. for newsletter
  • Assisting Electrical Maintenance activity
  • NBA point No. 07
  • Development of HV lab
  • Design Engineering for third year

Research Project



  • Dhandhia, Astik, Vivek Pandya, and Siddharth Joshi. "STATIC SECURITY ASSESSMENT USING BINARY-CLASS SUPPORT VECTOR MACHINE." , Journal of Energy Management, pp 19-27, 2017.
  • Siddharth, Joshi, Pandya Vivek, and Dhandhia Astik. "SIMULATION ON MPPT BASED SOLAR PV STANDALONE SYSTEM." Journal of Energy Management, pp 35-42, 2017.
  • Dwivedi, M., Dhandhia, A., & Pandya, V. (2017, December). Optimization of weighting factors of performance index to improve contingency ranking. In 2017 7th International Conference on Power Systems (ICPS) (pp. 319-322). IEEE.

Academic Projects


Patent Filled


Professional Institute Membership


Expert Lectures