Dr. T S Pranesha

Controller of Examinations

Professor in Physics

The examination is one of the ways to assess the student’s learning. In an autonomous institution the examination process is as rigorous as in the university. With good facilities and committed staff, we in the CoE’s office, work towards creating an excellent examination system. Such a system supports us in the timely conduction of examinations, announcement of results and issue of related documents to students.

Dr. T S Pranesha obtained his Ph D degree in Physics from Pune University. As a research student, he has developed an Aerosol Laboratory at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune. This laboratory which is listed in the achievements page of IITM website is used in the simulation studies of scavenging process. He has coordinated four intensive observation periods (IOPs) at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology during 1996-1998. The IOPs involved observation of various atmospheric electric parameters during thunderstorm seasons and winters. He was an invited faculty at 1st SERC (Scientific and Engineering Research Council) School on Cloud Physics and Atmospheric Electricity held during June 2000 at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, to deliver lectures on aerosol removal mechanisms. As a faculty at BMSCE, he has served as head of the department of Physics for 14 years (Aug 2002 to Dec 2016), chief coordinator for conduction of semester end examinations for first eight semesters of autonomous stream examinations, coordinated the first two fast track semesters and the activities of BMS Nano Initiative. Further, he has contributed towards the development of two major research laboratories in Physics Department and also its recognition as VTU research centre. Currently, he working as a part of MAPAN (Modeling Air Pollution and Networking) project of IITM, Pune. His research interests include cloud microphysics and aerosol processes.

Selected Publications:

  • Chate, D. M., and T. S. Pranesha, Field studies of scavenging of aerosols by rain events. J. Aerosol Sci., 35, 695-706, 2004. (was listed 12th among 25 most requested articles during 2004-2005 by J. Aerosol Sci.)
  • Pranesha, T. S., and A. K. Kamra, Scavenging of aerosol particles by large water drops, 3, Washout coefficients, half-lives and rainfall depths. J. Geophys. Res., 102, 23,947-23,953, 1997.
  • Pranesha, T. S., and A. K. Kamra, Scavenging of aerosol particles by large water drops, 2, The effect of electrical forces. J. Geophys. Res., 102, 23,947, 1997.
  • Pranesha, T. S., and A. K. Kamra, Scavenging of aerosol particles by large water drops, 1, Neutral Case. J. Geophys. Res., 101, 23,373-23,380, 1996.