Smart Grids: Need and attributes, comparison with conventional power grid, Smart grid scenario in Indian power sector, smart grid architecture, Microgrid: Benefits, distributed generation, control, islanded and non-islanded operation, synchronous and asynchronous operation. Information and Communication technology : Smart sensors, Wired and wireless communication Technology, Network Structures(HAN, LAN, NAN, WAN), Phasor Measurement Units and applications, Geographical Information System, Data Analytics in the Smart Grid: Benefits, tools , Challenges , need of artificial intelligence and machine learning for Smart grid applications, Introduction to cloud computing, edge computing, security issues, Multi-agent technology in Smart grid, EMS/SCADA: RTU, IED, protocols and operations. Smart Meter Technology: Advanced meter Infrastructure, comparison of AMI and AMR. Demand Response Management: Energy efficiency, Energy Conservation, Demand response and HEMS. Power quality issues and need of power quality conditioner in off grid and grid connected renewable energy integrated systems. Storage Technology, Electric Vehicle Technology: EV, HEV, PHEV, smart parks. Operation & Control concepts in Smart grid: state estimation, load flow, optimal load flow, security constrained load flow, stability analysis, economic dispatch, self-healing, resilience and reliability. Case study and simulations: Substation automation, communication technology, electric vehicles, energy storage systems, demand response management, renewable energy and power quality.