About the Book
We are happy that the 4th edition of the book “Electronic Devices and
Circuits” is brought out, to meet recent revised syllabus.
contents and topics are revised so that there is almost one to one match
between the syllabus and topics will match. This textbook will also be very
useful for preparing competitive examinations like GATE, Engineering services
exams and such other examinations. This book is also useful for AMIETE, AMIE
(Electronics), M.Sc (Electronics), Polytechnic and Diploma programs in
Electronics and B.Sc (Electronics) Courses.
· Objective Type Questions, Essay Type Questions and Conceptual
questions and answers for such questions are given at the end of each chapter.
· Questions from GATE examinations pertaining to the topics covered
in the text book are worked out and solutions are given.
· Appendices containing practical aspects of Electronic Components
are given, which will make the students “Industry Worthy”.
PN Junction Diode and its Applications, 2. Transistor and FET Characteristics, 3.
Biasing and Stabilization, 4. Small Signal Analysis of FET and BJT Amplifiers, 5.
Special Purpose Electronic Devices, 6. Feedback Amplifiers, 7. Oscillators
Lal Kishore is a distinguished academician and administrator with over 34 years
of teaching experience. A post graduate and Ph.D. degree holder from Indian
Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, Professor Kishore began his career in
teaching at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTUH) Hyderabad in
1977. He is elevated as professor in 1990 in the same University and
subsequently held many academic and administrative positions in the University.
He has over 180 research publications to his credit till now. So far 17
research scholars obtained Ph.D under his guidance and many more are doing
research under him. He wrote Six Text Books in the areas of Electronic Devices,
Electronic Circuit Analysis, Linear I.C. Applications, Electronic Measurements
and VLSI, which are popular and widely used by engineering students.
He has received BEST TEACHER AWARD
FOR THE YEAR 2004, SIR MOKSHAGUNDAM VISWESWARAYA AWARD, FIRST BAPU SEETHARAM
MEMORIAL AWARD, EMINENT ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEER AWARD, ELECTED
FELLOW OF A.P. AKADEMI OF SCIENCES.
He has many more distinctions to his
credit from National and International organizations.
He has held many other
administrative positions in JNTU Hyderabad, as Chairman BOS, Head of the Department,
Principal of Engineering College, Director SCDE, Director UGC Academic Staff
College, Director Academic and Planning etc. He was Convener of State level
Competitive entrance examination ECET, (FDH), thrice, during 2000, 2001 and
He delivered many invited lectures
and chaired Technical sessions.
Presently he is working as Vice Chancellor, JNTUA University.