Dr. Tanmoy Malakar


Associate Professor
Email: tanmoy@ee.nits.ac.in
Date of Joining: 05/09/2005
Academic/Industrial Experience: 20+ years
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  • Energy Forecasting
  • Wind Energy Trading and Energy Pricing
  • Microgrid operation under uncertainty
  • Renewable Energy Market
  • Impact of Renewable Energy Integration on Grid Operation
  • Restructured Electricity Market
  • Single and Multi-Objective Optimization and application in Power systems
  • Meta-heuristic algorithms, Analysis
  • Generation scheduling and Optimal Power Flows


Dr. T. Malakar graduated in Electrical Engineering from Tripura Engineering College (NIT Agartala), and completed post graduation from Electrical Engineering Department, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He has completed his PhD from NIT Silchar in association with Jadavpur University. He has joined as Lecturer in Electrical Engineering Department, NIT Silchar in 2005. Presently working as Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering Department, NIT Silchar. Dr. Malakar has about 50 research publications in various referred Journals, conferences and other publishing hoses. He is reviewer of Elsevier, IEEE, Taylor & Francis, Springers etc.


  • Power System Analysis
  • Energy Market Policies with Renewable Energy Share
  • Computer Application in Power Systems
  • Electrical Networks and Pricing
  • Optimization methods and its Application in Engineering
  • Power System-I
  • Power System-II
  • Power Electronics
  • Switchgear and Industrial Protection
  • High Voltage Direct Current Transmission
  • Power System Optimization
  • Basic Electrical Engineering


  • Member, IEEE, IEI



Priti Das, Sukriti Patty, Nibha Rani, Chandransh Singh, Tanmoy Malakar, “A two stage hybrid prediction system for dealing with uncertain variables”, Paten No. 2023/03298, Grant Date : 30/08/2023.


  • Warden (2006-2008)
  • Committee member of Hostel Development (2007-2008).
  • Developed various Laboratories in EE Dept.
  • Member of DUPC, DPPC, DPC, DPMC, LSC etc.
  • Acted as Departmental Exam Coordinator
  • Associate Dean (Faculty Welfare)


  1. Sukriti Patty, Nibha Rani and Tanmoy Malakar, “Regression based stochastic energy management strategy for a grid connected microgrid using Artificial Electric Field Algorithm”, e-Prime-Advances in Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Energy, Vol. 8. (100567), 2024, Elsevier.
  2. Sukriti Patty, Tanmoy Malakar, “Performance analysis of Machine Learning based prediction models in assessing optimal operation of Microgrid under uncertainty”,  Results in Control and Optimization. 2024, Elsevier. (Article in Press).
  3. Priti Das, Tanmoy Malakar, “A novel trading strategy to assess techno-economics of wind farms in both energy and reserve markets”, e-Prime-Advances in Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Energy, Vol. 7. (100444), 2024, Elsevier.
  4. Chintan Patel, Tanmoy Malakar, S. Sreejith, “Assessment of converter performance in hybrid AC-DC power system under optimal power flow with minimum number of DC link control variables” Energies 202316(15), 5800; https://doi.org/10.3390/en16155800
  5. Rani, N. and Malakar, T,2023, Assessment of effective reactive power reserve in power system networks under uncertainty applying Coronavirus Herd Immunity Optimizer (CHIO) for operation simulation, Electric Power Systems Research, Vol. 220 (109267), 2023, Elsevier.
  6. Rani, N. and Malakar, T., 2022. A Reserve Constrained Optimum Reactive Power Dispatch in Wind-Integrated Power Systems Using Coronavirus Herd Immunity Optimizer. IETE Journal of Research, pp.1-23.
  7. Rani, N. and Malakar, T., 2022. A Reactive Power Reserve Constrained Optimum Reactive Power Dispatch Using Coronavirus Herd Immunity Optimizer. Electric Power Components and Systems50(4-5), pp.223-244.
  8. Abhishek Rajan, T. Malakar., “Optimum generation and VAr scheduling on a multi-objective frame work using exchange market algorithm”, Intl. Journal of Advance Intelligence Paradigm, Inderscience, Vol. 22 (3-4), 263-294, 2022. (SCOPUS)  https://doi/abs/10.1504/IJAIP.2022.124314.
  9. Priti Das, T. Malakar, “A Realistic Assessment of Day-Ahead Profit for Wind Farms in Frequency–Based Energy Pricing Environment”, Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy, Vol. 16 (5), 443-477, 2021, Taylor & Francis (SCI), https://doi.org/10.1080/15567249.2021.1916794
  10. Das Priti, Malakar T.” A day-ahead sleeved power purchase agreement model for estimating the profit of wind farms in the Indian energy market.” Int Trans Electr Energ Syst. 2021; 31:e12821. Wiley (SCI), https://doi.org/10.1002/2050-7038.12821
  11. Soumyabrata Das, Tanmoy Malakar: “Optimal capacitor placement and sizing in distribution system using Competitive Swarm Optimizer algorithm”, Intl. Journal of Advance Intelligence Paradigm, 20 (1-2), 89-125, Inderscience, 2021.(SCOPUS), https://doi.org/10.1504/ijaip.2021.117610.
  12. Soumyabrata Das, T. Malakar, “Estimating the impact of uncertainty on optimum capacitor placement in wind integrated radial distribution system.”, Intl Trans on Electr Energ Syst. 2020; 30:e12451. Wiley (SCI) https://doi. org/10.1002/2050-7038.12451
  13. Soumyabrata Das, T. Malakar, “An emission constraint capacitor placement and sizing problem using modified competitive swarm optimizer approach”, International Journal of Ambient Energy, Vol. 42 (11), 1228-1251, 2021. Taylor & Francis, (ESCI) https://doi.org/10.1080/01430750.2019.1587723
  14. Abhishek Rajan, K. Jeevan, T. Malakar, “Weighted elitism based Ant Lion Optimizer to solve optimum VAr planning problem”, Applied Soft Computing, Vol. 55 (2017), pp. 352-370, (Elsevier)
  15. Abhishek rajan, T. Malakar, “Optimum economic and emission dispatch using exchange market algorithm”, Intl. Journal of Electrical Power and energy Systems, Vol. 82, 2016, pp. 545-560 (Elsevier)
  16. T. Malakar, Abhishek Rajan, K. Jeevan, Pinaki Dhar, “A day ahead price sensitive reactive power dispatch with minimum control”, Intl. Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, Vol. 81. (2016), pp. 427-443 Elsevier.
  17. Abhishek Rajan, T. Malakar,”Exchange market algorithm based optimum reactive power dispatch” Applied Soft Computing, 43 (2016) 320-336, Elsevier
  18. Abhishek Rajan, T. Malakar, “Optimal reactive power dispatch using hybrid Nelder–Mead simplex based firefly algorithm”, International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, Vol. 66, 2015, pp. 9-24, Elsevier.
  19. T. Malakar, S. K. Goswami, A. K. Sinha, “Impact of load management on the energy management strategy of a wind short hydro hybrid system in frequency based pricing”, Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 79, March 2014, pp. 200-212, Elsevier.
  20. T. Malakar, S. K. Goswami, A. K. Sinha, “Optimum scheduling of micro grid connected wind-pumped storage hydro plant in a frequency based pricing environment”, International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, Vol. 54, 2014, pp. 341-351, Elsevier.
  21. T. Malakar, S. K. Goswami, “Active and reactive dispatch with minimum control movements”, International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, Vol. 44, 2013, pp. 78-87, Elsevier.


  1. T. Malakar, N. Sinha, S. K. Goswami, A. K. Sinha, “Application of NSGA-II in Solving Multiobjective Optimal Power Flow” The Journal of CPRI, Vol. 7, No. 2, Sept. 2011.
  2. T. Malakar, N. Sinha, “Impact of DG Placement and Sizing on Distribution System” The Journal of CPRI, Vol. 6, No. 1, March 2010


  1. S. Patty, N. Rani, G. Chaurasia, P. Das and T. Malakar, “Optimum Energy Dispatch Schedule of Distributed Energy Resources in Micro-Grid Using Artificial Electric Field Algorithm,” 2022 IEEE 10th Power India International Conference (PIICON), 2022, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/PIICON56320.2022.10045096.
  2. N Rani, T Malakar, ‘Maximization of Reactive Power Reserve in wind Integrated Power System using CHIO Approach’, IFAC-PapersOnLine 55 (1), 150-155, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2022.04.025 (SCOPUS)
  3. P Das, S Patty, T Malakar, N Rani, S Saha, D Barman, A hybrid regression based forecasting model for estimating the cost of Wind energy production’ IFAC-Papers OnLine 55 (1), 795-800, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2022.04.130. (SCOPUS).
  4.  N. Rani, T. Malakar,”Enhancement of reactive power reserve using Salp Swarm algorithm”, Int. Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Optimization (CoMSO), 2020
  5. M. Sahoo, N. Rani, T. Malakar, “A solution of bid-based dynamic economic load dispatch using competitive swarm optimizer approach”, 2020 IEEE Students Conference on Engineering and Systems (SCES)
  6. A. Kumar, R. Singhi, S. Das, T. Malakar, O. Prakash, P. Das, “Economic Load Dispatch Using Salp Swarm Algorithm”, 2020 IEEE 9th Power India International Conference (PIICON)
  7. Abhay Garg ; Rohit Kumar ; Soumyabrata Das ; Priti Das ; Rachna Kumari Bohra ; Rohit Prajapati, Tanmoy Malakar”Neural Network Algorithm for Solving Economic Load Dispatch” 2019 IEEE Region 10 Symposium (TENSYMP)
  8. T. Malakar, U. Ghatak, “An Efficient Unbalanced Load Flow for Distribution Networks” Inter. Conf. on Innovations in Infrastructure, Springer.18-19 May 2018, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
  9. A. Rajan, T. Malakar, Abhimanyu, “ Solution of Constrainted Optimal Active Power Dispatch Problems using Exchange Market Algorithm ” , 7th Int. Conf. on Soft Computing for Problem solving- SocProS-2017, Dec 23-24, 2017, IIT Bhubneswar, Springer.
  10. T. Malakar, S. K. Goswami, A.Rajan, “ Demand Side Mangement of a Commercial Customer based on ABC Algorithm”, 7th Int. Conf. on Soft Computing for Problem solving- SocProS-2017, Dec 23-24, 2017, IIT Bhubneswar, Springer.
  11. Soumyabrata Das, Tanmoy Malakar: “A Probabilistic Load Flow with Uncertain Load using Point Estimate Method”, INDICON 2018, IEEE.
  12. G. Khandelwal, D. Litoria, S. Barwi, T. Malakar., “Impact of load characteristics on transmission cost allocation”, 3rd IET Intl. conf on EEECOS-2016, DOI 10.1049/cp.2016.1510 .
  13. L.C.Saikia, H. Das, N.B.D. Choudhury, T. Malakar, “GPRS enabled smart energy meter with in-home display and application of time of use pricing” 2016 IEEE Annual India Conference, INDICON.
  14. Abhishek Rajan, T. Malakar., “Optimal active power dispatch using hybrid firefly algorithm”, INDICON 2014, Pages :1-7, IEEE
  15. L. C. Saikia, A. Bharali, O Dixit, T. Malakar, B. Sharma, “Automatic generation control of multi-area hydro system using classical controllers”, ICPEN 2012, NERIST, Page(s): 1 – 6, 2012 IEEE.
  16. T. Malakar, A. K. Sinha, “A study on optimal reactive power dispatch using artificial bee colony algorithm” 2nd Intl. conference IEMCON 2012, Science City, Kolkata, 17-18 Jan 2012., pp. 219-224.
  17. S. Gope, T. Malakar, “Contingency Constraint Corrective Rescheduling with the Presence of Wind Farm” (SEISCON 2011), July. 20-22, 2011, IET Conf. Pub. / Volume 2011 / Issue CP583/ p. 137 – 142.
  18. T. Malakar, N. Sinha, S. K Goswami, L. C. Saikia, “Optimal Location and Size Determination of FACTS Devices by usingMultiobjective Optimal Power Flow” TENCON 2010 – 2010 IEEE Region 10 Conference Fukuoka, Japan. November 21-24, Publication Year: 2010 , Page(s): 474 – 478.
  19. N. Sinha, L.C Saikia, T. Malakar, “Optimal Solution for Non-Convex Combined Heat and Power Dispatch Problems using Differential Evolution” Computational Intelligence and Computing Research (ICCIC), 2010 IEEE International Conference, Page(s): 1 – 5.
  20. N. Sinha, L. L. Lai, L.C. Saikia, T. Malakar, “Hybrid Bacteria Foraging- DE based Algorithm for Economic Load Dispatch with Non-Convex Loads” Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics, Qingdao. Qingdao, China, 2010 IEEE, Page(s): 3206 – 3212.
  21. D. Chakraborty, C. P. Sharma, B. Das, K. Abhishek, T. Malakar., “Distribution system load flow solution using Genetic Algorithm”, Internationa Conference on Power Systems (ICPS), 2009, IEEE.
  22. T. Malakar, D. Das, N. Sinha, “Linear Perturbation Based Repeated Power Flow: A Useful Tool for Transfer Capability Calculation in Deregulated Power System”, ICEESPEE-2009, SRM University, Chennai, India.


  1. Das, T. Malakar, “Enhancement of Total Transfer Capability in Restructured Electricity Market using FACTS Devices”, (REMES) 2008, Changa, Gujrat., September 12-13. 2008.


  1. Assessment of single and two stage optimization processes on optimal capacitor placement in power distribution systems. Soumyabrata Das, Tanmoy Malakar, Smart and Intelligent Systems & ISBN: 978-981-16-2109-3. (e-book) Springer, 2021.
  2. Enhancement of Reactive Power Reserve Using Salp Swarm Algorithm. Nibha Rani, T. Malakar, Modeling, Simulation and Optimization & Springer Nature. DOI: 978-981-15-9828-9. Pp. 347-366, 2021.
  3. Demand Side Management of a Commercial Customer Based on ABC Algorithm, T. Malakar, S. K. Goswami, Abhshek Rajan Soft Computing for Problem Solving & Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing. DOI:10.1007/978-981-13-1595-4_49. pp.617-634. Springer. 2019.
  4. Solution of Constrained Optimal Active Power Dispatch Problems Using Exchange Market Algorithm. Abhshek Rajan, T. Malakar. Soft Computing for Problem Solving & Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing. DOI:10.1007/978-981-13-1595-4_48. pp.603-616. Springer. 2019.
  5. An Efficient Unbalanced Load Flow for Distribution Networks. Ujjal Ghatak and T. Malakar. Innovations in Infrastructure & Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Springer. DOI:10.1007/978-981-13-1966-2_10. pp.117-128. Springer. 2019





Sl. No. Name of the Scholar Status Research Area Supervision
1  Dr. Abhishek Rajan Awarded  Power System Sole Supervisor
2  Dr. Soumyabrata Das Awarded  Power and Energy Systems Sole Supervisor
3  Miss. Priti Das Awarded  Wind Energy Trading Sole Supervisor
4  Miss. Nibha Rani Awarded  Electric Power and Energy Systems Sole Supervisor
5  Miss. Sukriti Patty Ongoing  Micro-Grid Operation Sole Supervisor
6 Mr. Chintan Dalsukh Patel Ongoing  Power and Energy Systems Main Supervisor
7 Mr. Chandransh Singh Ongoing Micro-Grid Operation Main Supervisor


Sl. No. Name of Scholar Status Thesis Title Supervision
 1  Mr. Pralay Roy  Awarded 2007  Assessment of TTC Computation of a Competitive Electricity Market  Sole
 2  Miss. Puja Dash  Awarded 2008 Enhancement of TTC in Restructured Electricity Market using FACTS Devices  Sole
3 Mr. Sanjay Kumar Awarded 2009 Impact of DG Locations and Sizing on Distribution System Planning and Optimization Sole
4 Mr. Sadhan Gope Awarded 2011 Contingency Constrained Dynamic Optimal Power Flow with the presence of Wind Farm Sole
5 Mr. Abhishek Rajan Awarded 2013 Optimal Active and Reactive Power Dispatch using Hybrid Evolutionary Algorithm Sole
6 Mr. Pinaki Dhar Awarded 2014 A Day Ahead Reactive Power Dispatch using Cockoo Search Algorithm Sole
7 Mr. Sabyasachi Das Awarded 2014 Optimal Reactive Power Dispatch using BAT Algorithm Sole
8 Mr. Ujjal Ghatak Awarded 2015 Solution of some Unbalanced Load flow for Power Distribution Systems Sole
9 Mr. Karibeemareddy Jeevan Awarded2016 Study of  Antlion Optimizer to Solve Optimal Reactive Power Dispatch Sole
10 Mr. Shaik Mahmmadsufiyan Awarded 2017 Some Studies on the Application of Competitive Swarm Optimizer to Maximize the Generators Reactive Power Reserve in Power System Operation Sole
11 Mr. Gautam Kumar Awarded 2021 Optimal Power dispatch in Presence of Virtual Power Plant under Deregulated Electricity Market Sole
12 Mr. Giriwar Chaurasia Awarded 2022 Solution of Optimized Energy Dispatch Schedule of Distributed Energy Resources in Micro-Grid Sole