Profile on Mr Dwarika, May his soul RiP

Mr. Shan Dwarika’s Career and Accomplishments

Mr. Shan Dwarika is known to be a peaceful person that has a good working relationship with colleagues within the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Faculty of Engineering at large. He was a father figure to many of his students over the past years. He has contributed to the development of many students at Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) over the past 26 years.

Before joining MUT, he was a trainee technician at SABC (South African Broad Casting Co-operation) from 1984, and later a Senior industrial Technician till 30th April 1997. He was a registered as Professional Engineering Technician.

Mr. Dwarika joined MUT on 1st May 1997 as a lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering and because of his industry expertise in the communication area, he taught communication-related modules such as Television Engineering, Radio Engineering, Electronic Communication, and Digital Communication at the National Diploma level. Presently he was teaching Digital Systems II and Projects II at the Diploma level

He was awarded the prestigious C V Raman Fellowship for African Researchers in 2011. (This prestigious fellowship is aimed to further strengthen collaborations between India and African nations in the fields of science and technology). He was hosted by the Cochin University of Science and Technology for the C V Raman Fellowship. His research during this programme on thin films formed the foundation of solar panel design and fabrication.

In 2012 he was seconded from the Department of Electrical Engineering to the newly established Centre for the Development of Green Technology at MUT which was funded by the ESKOM and Technology Innovation Agency (TIA). He was instrumental in setting up the Renewable Energy Stream in the National Diploma programme in 2015 and he taught the following modules; Solar PV cells, and Wind Energy.

Shan Dwarika holds a Master Diploma in Technology (Electronics/Electrical) -T5, Diploma in Datametrics (Computing & Analogue and Digital Electronics) from UNISA. B.Sc. degree (Information Systems & Quantitative Management) from UNISA and Advanced Program in Project Management through UNISA. He was enrolled for his Ph.D. studies at Durban University of Technology in the field of Alternative Energy.

He was a member of the Devine Life Society and He is survived by his wife (Camy) and three children (1 boy and 2 girls) along with 3 grandchildren.