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Name : Dr. Nissan Kunju

Department : Electronics & Communication Engineering

Designation : Assistant Professor


Office Phone:

Mobile: 8098023553


Faculty Room 239
Department of ECE
TKM College of Engineering, Kollam


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) majors in Biomedical Devices and Technology - Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras
  • Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Mechatronics - Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur, formerly Bengal Engineering and Science University (BESU), Shibpur
  • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Electronics & Communication- Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala State, India

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, Kerala (November 2015 to till date).
  • PhD Research Scholar, Department of Biotechnology, IIT Madras and Department of Bioengineering, CMC Vellore, India (January 2010 to October 2015).
  • Research Fellow (GATE) in the Biomedical Instrumentation Division at Central Scientific Instruments Organisation, Chandigarh, India (August 2008 to November 2009).

Research Interest

  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Human Movement Analysis
  • Robotic Rehabilitation

Ongoing PhDs.

    Consultancy and Sponsored Projects

      Awards and Honours

      • Invited delegate for the theme Healthcare Devices at the 1st Indo-Chinese YOUNG ENGINEERING LEADERS CONCLAVE held at IIT Gandhinagar, from 7th to 9th October 2015.
      • ISTE(Indian Society for Technical Education) and Larson & Toubro Ltd Bombay- National Award for Best M.Tech Thesis in Electrical and Electronics Engineering for the thesis titled “Gait Analysis for the Development of an Electronic Knee” in 2009 (Cash Award and Citation)
      • SECOND RANK for M.Tech in Mechatronics, BESU, Shibpur.(2009)
      • Half-time Teaching/Research Assistantship(HTRA) sponsored by MHRD for PhD research at IIT Madras
      • Junior Research Fellowship (GATE) by CSIO Chandigarh (2008-2009)
      • Qualified GATE (2007) Electronics and Communication
      • International Travel Grant to attend ICNR2012 in Toledo, Spain sponsored by- DST, DBT, CSIR, CICS and ICMR Government of India. (Availed ICMR and CICS grants

      Membership in Professional Bodies

      • ISB (Indian Society of Biomechanics) Life Member

      Duties and Responsibilities

        Teachng History

          Courses and Training Attended

          • International Brain Research Organization ( IBRO) Associate School 2017 on "Computational approaches in Neuroprotection and Neurorehabilitation" organized at NEHU Shillong during 05th -10th June, 2017
          • Faculty Development Programme on Learning Improvement Techniques, held at the Teaching Learning Centre, IIT Madras, from 5th to 7th May 2016
          • Workshop on 'Ethics in Research & Good Clinical Practice' at Christian Medical College, Vellore. From 26th to 28th April 2012
          • Short term course on “Sample size calculation” 22nd -23rd April 2011, Dept. of Biostatistics, Christian Medical College, Vellore.
          • Short term course on “Fundamentals of Biostatistics, Principles of Epidemiology & SPSS” 21st-25th November 2011, Dept. of Biostatistics, Christian Medical College, Vellore.
          • Training in “Design of digital systems using FPGA” as a visiting student (22.12.05 to 27.01.06) at the Dept. of Electronics & Electrical Communication, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

          International Journals:

          • Nissan Kunju, Rajdeep Ojha, Suresh R Devasahayam; “A palmar pressure sensor for measurement of upper limb weight bearing by the hands during transfers by paraplegics” Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology, (2013) Vol. 37, No. 7, Pages 424-428 (doi:10.3109/03091902.2013.825017)
          • Neelesh Kumar, Nissan Kunju, Amod Kumar, BS Sohi ‘Active marker based kinematic and spatio temporal gait measurement system using LabVIEW vision’ Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, Vol. 69, No.8, 2010 pp. 600-605
          • Kumar, N., Kunju, N., Kumar, A. and Sohi, B.S. ‘Knowledge base generation and its im-plementation for control of above knee prosthetic device based on SEMG and knee flexion angle’, Int. J. Biomechatronics and Biomedical Robotics, (2010) Vol. 1, No. 2, pp.126–132.
          • Neelesh Kumar, Nissan Kunju, Dr Amod Kumar and Dr B S Sohi “Determination of Lo-cation and Orientation of 3-Axis Accelerometer for Detecting Gait phase, Duration, and Speed of Human Motion for Development of Prosthetic Knee” International Journal of Recent Trends in Engineering Vol2 No.4, pp.51-53 2009

          National Journals:

          • Nissan Kunju, Neelesh Kumar, Dinesh Pankaj, Assem Dhawan, Dr Amod Kumar, “EMG Signal Analysis for Identifying Walking Patterns of Normal Healthy Individuals” Indi-an Journal of Biomechanics (Special Issue) ISSN 0974-0783, pp. 118-122, 2009
          • Aseem Dhawan, Neelesh Kumar, Dinesh Pankaj, Nissan Kunju, Dr Amod Kumar; “Lower Body Gait Analysis using Biometrics Twin Axis Goniometers” Indian Journal of Biomechan-ics (Special Issue) ISSN 0974-0783, pp.37-40, 200

          International Conference:

          • Reju John, Nissan Kunju “Optimization of Grunwald-Letinikov’s defined fractional filter used for image enhancement”, IEEE International conference on inventive communication and computational technologies (ICICCT-2018), April 2018. DOI: 10.4172/2229-8711.1000230
          • Anusha C K, Ajal Babu K, Nissan Kunju “Improving myoelectric grasp recognition using empirical mode decomposition and differential evolution based approach” International Conference on Electronics, Signal Processing and Communication Engineering (E-SPACE 2018), GEC Thrissur, India. January 2018, published as book chapter in Emerging trends in Engineering Science and Technology, for society , Energy and Environment, CRC Press.
          • Anusha C K, Ajal Babu K, Nissan Kunju “Electromyographic Hand Movement Recognition Using Empirical Mode Decomposition And Differential Evolution Based Feature Selection” International Conference on ‘Recent Innovations in Electrical, Electronics and Communication Systems, RIEECS2017 to be held at Graphic Era University, Dehradun, India OCT 2017
          • Karthika Babu, Nissan Kunju “Cross age face recognition using deep learning model based on center symmetric LPS” International Conference on Energy, Communication, Data Analytics and Soft Computing (ICECDS), 1-2 Aug. 2017, DOI: 10.1109/ICECDS.2017.8389779
          • Nissan Kunju “Functional electrical stimulation of lower limb in spinal cord injury” J. Biol. Eng. Res. Rev.; Vol. 4 (suppl 1) pp 33, 2017, E-ISSN: 2349-3232
          • Nissan Kunju, George Tharion, Suresh R Devasahayam, M. Manivannan “Muscle Activa-tion Pattern and Weight Bearing of Limbs during Wheelchair Transfers in Normal In-dividuals- a step towards Lower Limb FES Assisted Transfer for Paraplegics” Interna-tional Conference on NeuroRehabilitation ICNR2012 Toledo Spain (Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on NeuroRehabilitation, 2013, pp.197-201 Biosystems and Biorobotics Series Springer (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-34546-3_31))
          • Nissan Kunju, Neelesh Kumar, Dinesh Pankaj, Davinder Pal Singh, Amod Kumar “Algorithm for Kinematic Measurements using Active Markers” IEEE International Advanced Computing Conference (IACC’09) Thapar University, Patiala. ISBN: 978-981-08-2465-5, DOI No. 10.1109/IADCC.2009.4809041
          • Davinder Pal Singh, Neelesh Kumar, Dinesh Pankaj, Nissan Kunju, Sanjeev Soni “Algorithm for Control of Prosthetic Knee Joint” IEEE International Advanced Computing Conference (IACC’09) Thapar University, Patiala ISBN: 978-981-08-246553
          • Neelesh Kumar, Nissan Kunju, Amod Kumar, B S Sohi; “Optimal Control Strategy for above Knee Prosthetic Control using SEMG and Flexion Angle” 2009 International Society of Biomechanics Conference, Cape Town, South Africa.
          • Neelesh Kumar, Nissan Kunju, Aseem Dhawan, Amod Kumar, BS Sohi; “Analysis of SEMG for Treadmill and Ground Walk of Healthy Individuals” ; International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering & Technology, G.H. Raisoni College of Engineering, Nagpur, India.
          • Nissan Kunju, Neelesh Kumar, Binish Thomas, Gautam Sharma, Amod Kumar; “Comparison of lower limb SEMG parameters for walking at two different slopes and speeds”, International Conference on Sensors and Related Networks, VIT Vellore( 2009)