The department of Electrical Engineering was established in 1935 with an intake of 20 students and first graduate program started in 1940. A new phase of major developments in the department started during third five-year plan when the intake was raised to 90. A postgraduate course in "Instrumentation and Control", the first postgraduate course in the Faculty of Engineering & Technology, was sanctioned and started in 1964 with an intake of 10 students.
The first Ph.D. in the Faculty of Engineering & Technology, Aligarh Muslim University was produced by this department in 1977. Since then the total number of Ph.D. produced by the EED has gone to twenty two. A total of fourteen research scholars are pursuing studies for the award of PhD degree. Further, the Faculty members of the EED have till date, published more than 800 research papers. The EED has organised several short-term training programs and national level seminars/conferences for young engineers, academicians and scientists.
The department of Electrical Engineering has sanctioned strength of 25 faculty members. Out of the existing faculty members, 16 have doctoral degrees specializing in diverse fields of Electrical Engineering such as Power systems, Electrical Machines, Electrical Drives, High Voltage Engineering, Control systems, Instrumentation, Biomedical Engineering, Microprocessors & Computers and Renewable sources of Energy.
VISION OF THE DEPARTMENT
To become an internationally acclaimed department for advancement of knowledge and technologies in the field of Electrical Engineering.
MISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT
1. To become an internationally leading department for higher learning.
2. To build upon the culture and values of universal science and contemporary education.
3. To be a center of research and education generating knowledge and technologies which lay ground work in
shaping the future in the field of Electrical Engineering.
4. To develop collaboration with industries, R&D organizations and government agencies and actively participate in
conferences, technical and community activities.