Assistant Professor III

Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology

July 2021 – Present Patiala

Assistant Professor II

Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology

September 2019 – June 2021 Patiala

Assistant Professor I

Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology

May 2016 – September 2019 Patiala

Lecturer (contractual)

Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology

July 2015 – May 2016 Patiala


  1. Amrit Kaur Bhullar, Ranjit Kaur and Swati Sondhi, “Modified Neural Network Algorithm Based Robust Design of AVR System Using the Kharitonov Theorem”, International Journal of Intelligent Systems, Wiley. vol. 37, issue 2, pp.1339-1370, 2022. SCIE Impact factor-8.709.

  2. Swati Sondhi and Yogesh V. Hote, “Fractional order PID controller for load frequency control”, Energy Conversion and Management, Elsevier Publication, 85, 343-353, 2014. SCIE Impact Factor-8.208

  3. Swati Sondhi and Yogesh V. Hote, “Fractional Order PID Controller for Perturbed Load Frequency Control Using Kharitonov’s Theorem”, International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, Elsevier Publication. Vol. 78, pp.884-896, 2016. SCIE Impact Factor- 3.588.

  4. Amrit Kaur Bhullar, Ranjit Kaur and Swati Sondhi, “ Enhanced Crow Search Algorithm for AVR Optimization ”, Soft Computing, Springer. 2020.SCIE Impact factor- 3.050.

  5. Amrit Kaur Bhullar, Ranjit Kaur and Swati Sondhi, “A Novel Fuzzy Based Weighted Aggregation Based Multi Objective Function for AVR Optimization”, Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, IOP Press. 2020. SCIE Impact factor- 1.851. DOI .

  6. Ruchika Lamba, S.K. Singla and Swati Sondhi, “ Fractional Order PID Controller for Power Control in Perturbed Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor ”, Nuclear Engineering and Design, Elsevier Publication. Vol. 323, pp.84-94, 2017. SCIE Impact factor- 1.620.

  7. Ruchika Lamba, S.K. Singla and Swati Sondhi, “ Reduced Order Model Based FOPID Controller Design for Power Control in Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor ”, Progress in Nuclear Energy, Elsevier Publications, vol. 125, pp 103363. 2020. SCIE Impact factor- 1.508.

  8. Swati Sondhi and Yogesh V. Hote, “ Fractional Order PI Controller with Specific Gain-Phase Margin for MABP Control “, IETE Journal of Research, Taylor & Francis. vol. 61, issue 2, pp. 142-153. 2015. SCIE Impact Factor- 1.125.

  9. Amrit Kaur Bhullar, Ranjit Kaur and Swati Sondhi, “ Optimization of Fractional Controllers for AVR System Using Distance and Levy Flight based Crow Search Algorithm ”, IETE Journal of Research, Taylor & Francis Publication. 2020 SCIE Impact factor- 1.125.

  10. Ruchika Lamba, S.K. Singla and Swati Sondhi, “ Design of Fractional Order PID Controller for Load Frequency Control in Perturbed two area Interconnected System ”, Electric Power Components and Systems, Taylor and Francis. vol. 47, issue 11-12, pp. 998-1011. 2019. SCIE Impact factor- 0.824.

  11. Swati Sondhi and Yogesh V. Hote, “Relative Stability Test For Fractional Order Interval Systems Using Kharitonov’s Theorem”, Journal of Control Automation and Electrical Systems, Springer. Vol.27, issue 1, pp.1-9, 2016.

  12. Ashutosh Bist and Swati Sondhi, “ Fractional Order Differentiator Based Filter For Edge Detection of Low Contrast Underwater Images ”, International Journal of Electronics, Electrical and Computational Systems, Academic Science. Vol.6, No.7, pp.376-383, 2017.

Research Project

Development and Testing of Advanced Control Algorithms

Seed Grant Scheme at Thapar Insitute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala. (Amount: Rs. 5 lacs.)


IEEE 17th India Council International Conference (INDICON) 2020, New Delhi, INDIA

IEEE 17th India Council International Conference (INDICON) 2020, New Delhi, INDIA

IEEE 17th India Council International Conference (INDICON) 2020, New Delhi, INDIA.

15th IEEE Int. Conf. Industrial Information Systems, (ICIIS) 2020. Ropar, INDIA.

IEEE International Conference on Computing, Power and Communication Technologies (GUCON), October 2-4, 2020. Greater Noida, INDIA.

10th International Conference on Cloud Computing, Data Science & Engineering (Confluence)

International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS 2018), Dallas, TX, USA, on June 12-15, 2018

IASTED International Conference, Modelling, Simulation and Identification (MSI 2017) July 19 - 20, 2017, pp.37-42, Calgary, Canada

International Conference, Modelling, Simulation and Identification (MSI 2017) July 19 - 20, 2017, pp.26-30, Calgary, Canada

IASTED International Conference Intelligent Systems and Control (ISC 2017) July 19 - 20, 2017, pp.87-91, Calgary, Canada

11th IEEE Int. Conf. Industrial Information Systems, (ICIIS) 2016. Roorkee, INDIA

3rd International Conference on Electrical, Electronics, Engineering Trends, Communication, Optimization and Sciences (EEECOS)-2016
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10th IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS) 2015. Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

9th IEEE Int. Conf. Industrial Information Systems, (ICIIS) 2014. Gwalior

Proc. 31st IASTED Asian Conference Modelling, Identification, and Control (AsiaMIC), Acta Press, 2012, Phuket, Thailand

Courses Taught

SL. No Course Title UG/PG Student Response %
1 Measurement Science and Techniques UG 90.06
2 Transducers and Biosensors UG 89.66
3 Virtual Instrumentation UG 88.72
4 Advanced Control Systems UG 85.74
5 Transducers and Biosensors UG 89.12
6 Electrical and Electronic Sciences UG 92.04
7 Optimal and Robust Control PG 80
8 Robotics and Related Instrumentation UG 90.54
9 Concepts in biomedical Instrumentation UG 88.24
10 Analog Electronic Devices and Circuits UG 86.8
11 Power Semiconductor Devices PG 92


ME Students

SL. No Name Degree Thesis Title Status Year of Dissertation
1 Ashutosh Bisht M.E Fractional Order Approach for Edge Detection of Low Contrast Images Awarded 2017
2 Manpreet Kaur M.E. Circuit Realization of Fractional Order Proportional Integral Controller for DC Motor Awarded 2019
3 Mamta Bhandari M.E. Field Failure Rate Reduction & Lamp To LED Change In 28L Microwave Oven Awarded 2021

Ph. D. Students

SL. No Name Degree Thesis Title Status Year of Registration
1 Ruchika Lamba Ph.D. Reduced Order Modelling and Control Using Advanced Techniques Awarded 2016
2 Amrit Kaur Ph.D. Design of Improved Fractional Order Proportional-Integral-Derivative Controller Using Heuristic Optimization Techniques Awarded 2016
3 Ashutosh Bisht Ph.D. Design And Analysis Of Fractional Order Controller For UAV System Ongoing 2017
4 Manpreet Kaur Ph.D. A Fractional Order Approach for Controlling Robotic Arm Ongoing 2019

Institutional Responsibilities

  1. Capstone Project Coordinator for B.E. E.I.C. (2016-2019): Capstone project is a 1 year long major project that has to be undertaken by every B.E. E.I.C. student in 6th and 7th semester. The responsibility as coordinator includes allotment of projects and supervisors to the students and conduction of continuous evaluation in various stages throughout the year.

  2. Faculty In-charge Instrumentation and Control Laboratory (2016-present): Instrumentation and control laboratory is one of the major and very important labs in the department. It serves a number of subjects relating to industrial measurement and control systems. It is being used by U.G., P.G. and Ph.D. students. The responsibility as faculty in-charge includes maintenance of the lab apparatuses and procurement of new and updated instruments from time to time as per the needs of various curriculums.

  3. Coordinator M.E. Electronic Instrumentation and Control (2019-present): The responsibility includes coordinating various activities like scheme updating, conducting evaluations, conducting dissertations etc. for M.E. Electronic Instrumentation & Control students. It also involves strategic planning for publicity of the program.

Extra Curricular Activities

  1. Faculty President Thapar Dance Club ‘NOX’ (2016-2019): The responsibility includes regulating the activities of the official dance team of the institute. Every year the team participates in various inter university competitions throughout the country. The institute invites leading choreographers to conducts workshops for training our students to appear at national level competitions. The team has shown an excellent performance this year by winning prizes at places like I.I.T. Ropar, PEC Chandigarh, etc. The team is emerging with a roar as the best team in Punjab and moving on to make a place for itself at the national level.

Student Testimonials

  • Sumeet Sagar
    Incubation Manager-Product Development at AIC-Sangam Innovation Foundation
    Vice President- Manali Education Society.

“I can’t forget the day when I shared my random tech idea with Ma’am and how her response to it changed my life. She taught me how to build a working prototype out of an idea. Under her supervision I executed interdisciplinary projects without much trouble. The publications from the projects have helped me to stand out of the crowd in my career.”

  • Gungeet Singh
    BTA - Deloitte USI, Mumbai

“The first thing that is required to be mentioned here is that, once she is your mentor, she will always be and that too a great one. We had our final year project with her. Even though we belong to mechatronics background, she took us under her care. Even if that meant extra work. There were points when we ( I ) were (was) angry and frustrated, but she guided us properly. Sometimes I didn’t understand things that I was doing., But I had blind Faith in her and it paid us well. We had the best project in that year. We got the first rank and prize for the same. Let me tell you, if you are not able to perform under her guidance, then it is because you didn’t work yourself. For every obstacle, she will be standing behind you and pushing you to reach further. As a mentor, as a teacher, as a guide, as a counselor, as a friend - she is really great. Thank you ma’am for always supporting us.”

  • Tarush Aggarwal
    Instrumentation and Control Engineer
    Reliance Industries Limited, Hoshiarpur, Punjab

“Hi, Dr. Swati Sondhi, a name that will remain in my heart forever. Ma’am working with you and learning from you made me understand the exact meaning of the word mentor. Nothing used to be difficult for me while working with you, whether it was project related research or a subject related query, you were always there for helping me out. Working with you on technical projects not only gave me an exposure towards modern day technology but also made the Instrumentation field interesting for me. I would not be wrong in saying that you are one of the main reason behind my stable and successful life today. Keep motivating and keep inspiring. All the best ma’am.”

  • Damanjit Singh
    Post Graduate Student
    M.Eng. International Automotive Engineering
    Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt
    Ingolstadt, Germany

“One can always learn from textbooks, but a substitute for a teacher is irreplaceable. Working under Dr. Swati Sondhi helped me in getting things done in a perfect way. Not only by managing but also supporting the students with the technicalities that arises. Apart from being such a great mentor and teacher, she is a humble person and is always ready to help. She has always motivated me in every aspect of my life whether it is something personal or is something related to my studies. Thank you for keeping our hopes high.”

  • Shalini Agarwal
    Project Engineer
    Wipro Ltd

“I recently completed my four years of undergraduate program from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology in Electronics (Instrumentation and Control) Engg and am currently employed as Project Engineer with Wirpo Ltd. In our third year of B.E. program we are required to undertake a major engineering project which generally runs through the whole year and is of around 8 credit score. We are required to work under the guidance of faculty of the respective branches in order to deliver a successful end product (result). Our group of three batch mates, including me, requested Dr. Swati Sondhi to come on board with us and be our mentor for the Capstone project as we have been taught by her earlier and we knew about her excellent supportive nature and of course her extraordinary leadership skill. Having worked with ma’am for almost a year, and being able to deliver our project among the top two in our batch, I am very grateful for her meticulous and dedicated guidance through the complete period of our project. In my opinion, we couldn’t have received a better mentorship with various insights related to the methodology of the project work and step by step direction leading to the end product. And moreover, not just limited to being our project guide, I can always look up for guidance in ma’am for my future endeavours as well!”

  • Taranveer Singh
    Senior Analyst
    Capgemini India

This was my capstone (final year) project and was very critical for me and my team. We worked on Robotic Operating System using Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping with very high end depth camera (Orbbec Astra pro). After being taught subjects like Robotics and Advance Control Systems, we wanted ma’am to mentor us for the final year project.

Her vision and capacity to make concepts easy for us in subjects were primary reasons for aligning with her for this project. She has a very strong hold on subjects like control systems, robotics, image processing and hands on knowledge on specialized soft wares and tools. Since our project involved a combination of image processing and control systems, we thought that ma’am would be an amazing mentor to have.

Once we had thought about the project idea, she mentored us thoroughly by sitting with us and discussing the various stages, drawing a timeline for us and discussing each part step by step. We worked on small pieces and then went and collaborated with ma’am. From hardcore software to hardware, she is always willing to dig in depth and provides us more clarity on concepts and their applications. Unlike others, she went a mile ahead to research herself and bring clarity to us wherever we got stuck. Apart from the project, she also opened up the world of research publications for us. Although, the first attempt for us was unsuccessful, but writing a conference paper for an international conference gave us a huge exposure on this end.

Apart from her technical expertise, she is the friendliest teacher I have come across. Be it any problem, she has been the go to person for me. I can never thank her enough for always being there and helping me get out of troubles. She has always facilitated growth for me by providing me the right opportunities, environment and exposure.


In the interviews I gave, for campus placements, the subjects taught by her were always on tips and have helped me answer questions easily without much revision. The project I worked on, has given me a lot of knowledge on emerging technologies like ROS, Image Processing and tools like Matlab, Solidworks, etc. Whenever I have appeared in an interview, I am always asked questions on these tools and I can answer all the questions easily.

In the interview for Capgemini, I was asked about robotics and automation, and my projects in the same field and I feel that having a good grasp on various technologies and subjects of interest have played a major role in getting me this job


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