Dr. Koena Mukherjee

Koena Mukherjee ProfileAssistant Professor, Grade-I

Email: koena[at]ei.nits.ac.in |  koena.nits[at]gmail.com

Date of Joining: 28/08/2018

Academic/Industrial Experience: 6+ years

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  • B. Tech. from Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia
  • M.Tech. from NIT Hamirpur, H.P & NIT Rourkela (under Inter NIT Student Exchange Programme)
  • Ph.D. from IIT Delhi


  • Worked as Research Associate in Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam, Dept. of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India.
  • Worked as Assistant Professor, Grade-II (6000 GPA) in NIT Silchar from Aug, 2018 to Oct, 2019.
  • Worked as Assistant Professor, Grade-II (7000 GPA) in NIT Silchar from Nov, 2019 to June, 2022.
  • Working as Assistant Professor, Grade-I (8000 GPA) in NIT Silchar from July, 2022 to till date.   


  • Robotics
  • Autonomous robots (Aerial, Underwater)
  • Biomimetic robots
  • Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
  • Nonlinear Control of Robots
  • Robust & Adaptive Control


Dr. Koena Mukherjee passed her 10th board exam (WBBSE) from Raiganj Girls’ H.S. School in 2003 and 12th board exam (WBCHSE) from Raiganj Coronation H.S. School in 2005. She has secured 74th rank in WBBSE exam and holds national scholarship. She obtained her B.Tech degree in Instrumentation & Control Engineering from HIT, WBUT in 2009. After which she received her M.Tech degree from National Institute of Technology Hamirpur, H.P in 2011. During her M.Tech, she was selected for “Inter NIT Student Exchange Programme” and completed her M.Tech dissertation work from NIT Rourkela. In 2016, she was awarded the Ph.D. degree in Control & Automation from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. She joined Robotics and ISI Handling Section, IGCAR, Department of Atomic Energy as Research Associate in the year 2016. After completing her work as RA, she joined NIT Silchar in 2018. She is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, National Institute of Technology Silchar since 2018. She is a member of IEEE and ACDOS. Her research interests include Autonomous robots (Aerial, Underwater), Biomimetic robots, Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, Nonlinear Control of Robots, Robust & Adaptive Control, Motion Planning.

Till now she has published more than 20 research articles.  She has received numerous research projects from National Funding Agencies like DST, MSME, TIH-IIT Guwahati. She has also been granted a German Patent in 2022. She is an active reviewer of various reputed journals and has reviewed more than 50 papers to date. Currently, she is supervising 1 Ph.D. scholar in the area of Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Control using Data Driven Techniques.

She is also an active member of the Departmental Post-Graduate Program Committee and one of the General Chair of the Conference titled Emerging Electronics and Automation (E2A 2022) which is co-sponsored by Springer.


1. “Mathematical modelling of a biomimetic fish robot and controller design for resistance force based actuation using Shape Memory Alloy”, Role: PI, DST-TARE, Duration 3 years, 2022-2025.

2. “Design & Development of Underwater Vehicles (1. ROV & 2. Small AUV) for surveillance purpose”, Role: Co-PI, NMICPS, TIH-IIT Guwahati, Duration 3 years, 2021-2024, 10 lakhs.

3. “Design and Development of an Underwater Vehicle Manipulator System for cleaning of bio-foulings in a submerged pipeline at sea”, DST -POWER Grant, Role: PI,  Duration 3 years, 2022-2025, 39.45 lakhs.

4. “Design of a stable baby walker for different age groups”, MSME, Govt. of India, Role: PI, Duration 1 year, March, 2021-2022, 1.125 lakhs (completed).

5. Selected For IEEE Robotics & Automation Society (RAS) Developing Country Faculty Engagement Program: 2021, Collaboration with Dr. Nancy Amato & Dr. Marco Morales, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA, duration 2 years. Link: Developing Country Faculty Engagement Program  – IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (ieee-ras.org)


  • Koena Mukherjee and Sudipta Chakraborty, “A STABLE BABY WALKER DESIGN FOR DIFFERENT AGE GROUPS”, Patent Number: G11437DE, German Patent (Status: Granted on 28/03/22).


  • Industrial Instrumentation I
  • Industrial Instrumentation I
  • Robotics
  • Mechatronics


  • Member, IEEE
  • Member, ACDOS


  • Member Secretary, DPMC, EIE from 19/01/21 to 10/02/22
  • Member, DUPC, EIE from 28/08/18 to 09/01/19
  • Member, DPC, EIE from 10/01/19  to 23/01/21 
  • Faculty In-Charge, Measurement Lab, EIE from August 2018 till date
  • Faculty In-Charge, Control Lab, EIE from Jan. 2019 to June, 2019
  • Member, DPMC, EIE from 19/01/19 to 18/01/21



1. A static output feedback control design for path following of autonomous underwater vehicle in vertical plane,” B. Subudhi, Koena Mukherjee and S.Ghosh, Ocean Engineering, Elsevier, Volume 63, pp. 72-76 (2013).

2. “Region Tracking Based Control of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle with Input Delay,” Koena Mukherjee, Indra Narayan Kar, Rajendra Kumar P Bhatt, Ocean Engineering, Elsevier, Vol. 99, pp. 716 – 726, 2015.

3. “Adaptive Gravity Compensation and Region Tracking Control of an AUV without Velocity Measurement,” Koena Mukherjee, Indra Narayan Kar, Rajendra Kumar P Bhatt, International Journal of Modeling, Identification and Control, Vol. 25, No. 2, 2016.

4. “Impact of Social Factors for Capacity Building to Confront COVID-19 Pandemic in India,” Koena Mukherjee, Koel Mukherjee, Swapna Mukherjee, Srikumar Mukherjee, Journal of Sociology and Social Work June 2020, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 61-67. DOI: 10.15640/jssw.v8n1a6


1. “Region reaching controller for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle without velocity measurement”, Koena Mukherjee, Indra Narayan Kar, Rajendra Kumar P Bhatt, European Control Conference (ECC), 17-19 July 2013, pp: 4377 – 4381.

2. “Region Reaching and Obstacle Avoidance for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle without Velocity Measurement” Koena Mukherjee, Indra Narayan Kar, Rajendra Kumar P Bhatt, Advances in Control and Optimization of Dynamical Systems (International), Vol. 3, Part 1 at IIT Kanpur, India, Mar 2014.

3. “Region tracking controller for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle without velocity measurement”, Koena Mukherjee, Indra Narayan Kar, Rajendra Kumar P Bhatt, International Conference on Modeling, Identification and Control (ICMIC), 3rd -5 th Dec, 2014, pp: 213 – 218.  4. “Disturbance Observer based Tracking Controller for an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle”, Koena Mukherjee, Indra Narayan Kar, Rajendra Kumar P Bhatt, International Symposium on Underwater Technologies (UT-15), 23rd -25th Feb, 2015.

5. “Ocean Waves: A Disturbance Observer approach for an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle”, Koena Mukherjee, Indra Narayan Kar, Rajendra Kumar P Bhatt, IEEE Oceans’, France, 17th -20th July 2019.

6. Jaggi, N., Mukherjee, K. and Khanra, M., 2022. Design and Test of a Controller for the Pluto 1.2 Quadcopter. IFAC-PapersOnLine55(1), pp.752-757.

7. Vidyarthi, P.K., Mukherjee, K. and Roy, B.K., 2022, April. Fish-Like Robots And Applications Of Sensor-A Review. In 2022 4th International Conference on Energy, Power and Environment (ICEPE) (pp. 1-6). IEEE.

8. Bodke, S. and Mukherjee, K., 2021, September. A Fish Robot: It’s Modeling & Pose Estimation. In 2021 International Symposium of Asian Control Association on Intelligent Robotics and Industrial Automation (IRIA) (pp. 315-318). IEEE.

9. Goswami, A., Kashyap, R., Kalita, T., Rasul, T. and Mukherjee, K., 2020, October. Homing of a Robot. In 2020 IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing, VLSI, Electrical Circuits and Robotics (DISCOVER) (pp. 57-62). IEEE.


  1. Singh, A.P., Paul, A., Singh, Y. and Mukherjee, K., 2021. Mechanical Design of a Modular Underwater Rov for Surveillance and Cleaning Purpose. In Recent Advances in Mechanical Engineering (pp. 779-793). Springer, Singapore.


  • Five day online webinar on “Robocon: Advanced in robotics and control” from 15th – 19th July, Dept of EIE, NIT Silchar, Silchar, Assam, India.
  • One week workshop on “IAPCA-International workshop on control and automation”, 22nd -26th August, Dept of EIE, NIT Silchar, Silchar, Assam, India.


  • Organizing Chair, 1st International Conference on Emerging Electronics and Automation (E2A 2021), 17-19 December 2021, NIT Silchar.. URL: http://e2a.nits.ac.in


Sl. No. Name of the Scholar Status Thesis Title Supervision
1 Tabassum Rasul Ongoing Data Driven Trajectory Tracking Control of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Sole Supervisor


S.No Student Dissertation Topic Status Year
1 Sanjeev Ranjan Robust tracking Control of a Quadcopter Completed 2018-20
2 Nitika Jaggi Design and Control of Medical Aid Delivery Drone Completed 2019-21

Awards and Recognitions


1.  CSIR, Foreign Travel Grant in 2013 for presenting papers in the European Control Conference held in Zurich, Switzerland.

2. DST Young Scientist Foreign Travel Grant in 2014 for presenting papers at International Conference on Modeling, Identification and Control (ICMIC), Melbourne, Australia.

3.  National scholarship in 10th class from ‘West Bengal Board of Secondary Education’ for securing 74th Rank out of 8 lakhs student,2003.

4. Student Awards: Institute Gold Medalist (PG) :  Sanjeev Ranjan (2020) & Nitika Jaggi (2021).


Invited Talks

1. Invited Speaker: AICTE sponsored five-days workshop on “Robotics” from 15th – 19th November, 2021 at NIT Nagaland.