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M. Tech. in Renewable Energy Technologies is a program offered at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus.

Renewable energy being the most important application area of engineering and technology in the twenty first century, this graduate programme is designed for quality learning in that sector. RE sector needs manpower with design and engineering skills in RE systems and components – this programme targets to impart these. The curriculum has an emphasis on solar and wind energy systems, in tune with the Indian national missions on these. Job avenues targeted are RE equipment manufacturers, farm developers and system operators; also, the qualified human resource requirement in RE teaching and research is potentially high.

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M. Tech. in Renewable Energy Technologies is a program offered at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus.

Renewable energy being the most important application area of engineering and technology in the twenty first century, this graduate programme is designed for quality learning in that sector. RE sector needs manpower with design and engineering skills in RE systems and components – this programme targets to impart these. The curriculum has an emphasis on solar and wind energy systems, in tune with the Indian national missions on these. Job avenues targeted are RE equipment manufacturers, farm developers and system operators; also, the qualified human resource requirement in RE teaching and research is potentially high.

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This is a program with a global focus on integrating sustainability into the future through outstanding education. This Post Graduate Program offered by the university empowers us to pursue a fulfilling and compassionate career ahead with global standards of excellence in all our endeavors, namely, teaching, research, consultancy, and continuing education, and to remain accountable in our core and support functions through self-evaluation and continuous improvement. Through a well-rounded curriculum, students gain comprehensive knowledge in renewable energy technologies, policy, economics, and sustainability, equipping them with a broad skillset sought after in the renewable energy sector.

The learning is guided through two parallel streams of electrical and mechanical disciplines. Core courses and electives of specialization are offered by faculty from various departments like Electrical and Electronics, Mechanical, Aerospace, Business Management, Science etc. A Renewable Energy laboratory developed through assistance from C-WET (presently, NIWE), MNRE and DST, Government of India, equipped with hard and soft experiment systems and real field data collection systems, provides active training support to the programme. Collaborations with global academic and industrial establishments too help in imparting quality learning in this programme. Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore won the prestigious IREDA – NIWE National Award 2016-17 for the Best Institution of Higher Learning in Wind Energy thanks to the research facilities and contributions made in this laboratory.

Vision

To become a center of excellence that can both demonstrate and develop state-of-the-art RET for socially relevant commercialization facilitated by real systems and realistic emulators

Mission

  • To facilitate practical learning on RET using real and simulated systems
  • To facilitate research on RE-based electric power systems

Experiential Learning

With access to modern and sophisticated laboratory equipment and advanced software tools on campus, students are immersed in a truly world-class learning environment, enhancing their practical skills and understanding of renewable energy technologies. To get more exposure to the renewable energy technology, the students are exposed to:

Facilities and Infrastructure

  • A dedicated Renewable Energy Laboratory funded by C-WET with a small-sized wind turbine of 500W capacity.
  • Amorphous and Polycrystalline Solar panels are installed for studying the various scenarios in real-time conditions.
  • The Laboratory is equipped with a Smart Grid, Net Metering, and Wind Emulators of DFIG and PMSG.
  • Interdisciplinary projects can be carried out in various laboratories which can be accessed 24×7.
  • Classes are equipped with modern amenities to provide better aid to the students.

Software Facilities

  • WAsP
  • WindPro
  • ANSYS
  • MATLAB
  • ETAP
  • PSCAD
  • Digsilent Power Factory
  • MPLAB
  • ORCAD
  • Proteus

Eligibility Criteria

  • B.Tech. (Aerospace Engineering)
  • B.Tech. or B.E.  (Applied Electronics and Instrumentation)
  • B.Tech.  or B.E. (Automobile Engineering)
  • B.Tech. (Automotive Design Engineering)
  • B.Tech. (Biochemical Engineering)
  • B.Tech.  or B.E.  (Chemical Engineering)
  • B.Tech. (Chemical Science and Technology)
  • B.Tech.  or B.E. (Electrical and Electronics Engineering)
  • B.Tech.  or B.E. (Electrical Engineering)
  • B.Tech.  or B.E. (Electronics and Communication Engineering)
  • B.Tech.  or B.E. (Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering)
  • B.Tech. or B.E.  (Electronics Engineering)
  • B.Tech. (Energy Engineering)
  • B.Tech. (Energy Technology)
  • B.Tech. (Engineering Physics)
  • B.Tech.  or B.E. (Industrial and Production Engineering)
  • B.Tech.  or B.E.  (Industrial Engineering)
  • B.Tech.  or B.E. (Instrumentation and Control Engineering)
  • B.Tech.  or B.E. (Instrumentation Engineering)
  • B.Tech.  or B.E. (Manufacturing Technology)
  • B.Tech.  or B.E. (Material Science Engineering)
  • B.Tech.  or B.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • B.Tech. or B.E.  (Mechatronics Engineering)
  • B.Tech. (Mineral Engineering)
  • B.Tech.  or B.E. (Mining Engineering)
  • B.Tech.  or B.E. (Petrochemical Engineering)
  • B.Tech. (Power Engineering)
  • B.Tech. (Power System Engineering)
  • B.E. (Petroleum Engineering),
  • B.E. (Power Electronics),
  • B.E. (Production & Industrial Engineering),
  • B.E. (Production Engineering),
  • M.Sc. in Electronics,
  • M.Sc. in Electronics & Communication,
  • M.Sc. in Electronics and Instrumentation,
  • M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering,
  • M.Sc. in Instrumentation Technology,
  • M.Sc. in Petroleum Technology,
  • M.Sc. in Production Engineering,
  • M.Sc. in Renewable Energy,
  • M.Sc. in Sustainable Development

Program Overview

Program Educational Objectives  (PEOs)
  • Graduates will be known for their skill set in the field of research in renewable energy sectors.
  • Graduates will be enriched with blended interdisciplinary knowledge required to establish as an entrepreneur and industry centric in renewable energy.
  • Graduates will be manifested for their adherence to professional, social and ethical responsibilities in implementing sustainable energy solutions.
Program Outcomes (POs)
  • An ability to independently carry out research /investigation and development work to solve practical problems
  • An ability to write and present a substantial technical report/document
  • Students should be able to demonstrate a degree of mastery over the area as per the specialization of the program. The mastery should be at a level higher than the requirements in the appropriate bachelor program
Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs)
  • Ability to work in contemporary and futuristic renewable energy research and being industry centric.
  • Ability to develop cutting edge technologies for harnessing renewable energy in multi-dimensional applications.
Thrust Areas in Research
  • PV and Solar Thermal
  • Wind Power Development
  • Wind Resource Assessment
  • Design of Wind Turbine Aerofoils
  • Solar Cell Fabrication
  • Demand Energy Management
  • Smart Grid
  • Bio–Fuel and Bio-Plastic
  • Hydrogen Storage
  • Micro Grid
  • Battery Storage
  • Re based-EV charging stations

Curriculum

Semester I
Course Code Type Course Title LTP Cr
21MA605 FC Probability Statistics and Random Processes 3-1-0 4
21RE601 FC Energy Science and Engineering 3-0-0 3
21RE602 SC Bio, Hydro and Hydrogen Energy Sources 3-0-0 3
21RE603 SC Solar Energy 3-0-2 4
E Elective I 3-0-0  3
21RE681 SC Renewable Energy Laboratory 0-0-2 1
21RM611 SC Research Methodology 2-0-0 2
21HU601 HU Amrita Values Program*  P/F
21HU602 HU Career Competency I*  P/F
Total for Sem I 20

*Non-Credit Course

Semester II
Course Code Type Course Title L T P Cr
21RE611 FC Energy Economics and Renewable Energy Policy 3-0-0 3
21RE612 FC Electronic Instrumentation Systems 3-0-2 4
21RE613 SC Energy Conservation and Management 3-0-0 3
21RE614 SC Wind Energy 3-0-2 4
E  Elective II** 3-0-0  3
E Elective III  3-0-0  3
E Elective IV 3-0-0  3
21HU603 HU Career Competency II 0-0-2 1
21LIV600  **Live in Labs
Total for Sem II 24
Semester III
Course Code Type Course Title L T P Cr
21RE798 P Dissertation I 10
Total for Sem III 10
Fourth Semester
Course Code Type Course Title L T P Cr
21RE799 P Dissertation II 16
Total for Sem IV 16
Total for the programme 70
Foundation Core
Course Code Course Title LTP Cr
21MA605 Probability Statistics and Random Processes 3-1-0 4
21RE612 Electronic Instrumentation Systems 3-0-2 4
21RE611 Energy Economics and Renewable Energy Policy 3-0-0 3
21RE601 Energy Science and Engineering 3-0-0 3
Subject Core
Course Code Course Title LTP Cr
21RE603 Solar Energy 3-0-2 4
21RE602 Bio, Hydro and Hydrogen Energy Sources 3-0-0 3
21RE631 Soft Computing 2-0-2 3
21RE613 Energy Conservation and Management 3-0-0 3
21RE614 Wind Energy 3-0-2 4
21RM611 Research Methodology 2-0-0 2
21RE681 Renewable Energy Laboratory 0-0-2 1
Open Elective
Course Code Course Title LTP Cr
21RE631 Soft Computing 2-0-2 3
21RE632 Solar Thermal Engineering 3-0-0 3
21RE633 Power Electronics for Energy Systems 3-0-0 3
21RE634 Aerodynamics and Wind Turbines 3-0-0 3
21RE635 Wind Electric Generators 3-0-0 3
21RE636 Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics 3-0-0 3
21RE637 Energy Storage Systems 3-0-0 3
21RE638 Smart Grid 2-1-0 3
21RE639 Electrochemical Energy Systems 3-0-0 3
21RE640 Project Management 3-0-0 3
21RE641 Energy Forecasting and Modeling 3-0-0 3
21RE642 Ocean Energy Conversion 3-0-0 3
21RE643 Computational Optimization Theory – Linear and Non- Linear Methods 3-0-0 3
21RE644 Electricity Market 3-0-0 3
21RE645 Green Building Technologies 3-0-0 3
Project Work
Course Code Course Title Cr
21RE798 Dissertation I 10
21RE799 Dissertation II 16
Projects

Sponsored Projects which facilitated the development of the RET Lab

  1. Energy Management on Smart Grid Using Embedded Systems (DST –VINNOVA FUNDED INDO-SWEDISH PROJECT), Cost: 30 Lakhs
  2. Amrita Wind Energy Center (Funded by C-WET), Cost: 73 Lakhs
  3. Development and Prototyping of ICT-enabled Smart Charging Network Components (DHI, Government of India & DST, Government of India), Cost: Rs.1,39,10,000/-

Student Research Work

  • Small-scale water distillation using solar still in areas facing a shortage of pure water
  • Energy management in electric vehicles and charging station
  • Design and optimization of bladeless wind turbine
  • Optimum planning of solar wind hybrid farm
  • Techno-economic analysis for the profitability of residential PV battery system
  • Solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicle
  • Techno-economic analysis of solar hybrid system
  • Autonomous solar power extraction by using dual axis tracker
  • Study of socio-economic feasibility study of a wind farm
  • Market price prediction for wind energy using LSTM
  • Smart Technology Platform to Improve Power Distribution System Reliability
  • Design of cold storage using autonomous solar refrigeration system
  • Optimal sizing of energy system for microgrid
  • Fabrication of DSSC-integrated low-powered electronic product (humidity sensor) for indoor applications
  • Theoretical study on concentrated solar thermal with storage
  • Optimal virtual power plant in the Indian context
  • Spatial interpolation of windspeed using deep learning
  • Optimal design and techno-economic analysis of solar hybrid system at NIWE rooftop
  • Renewable energy trading via blockchain technology
  • Hardware implementation of Anaerobic biogas digester for household and community purposes
  • Portable green energy charging station with multiple power applications
  • Development of cost-effective Transition Metal doped MoS2 Counter Electrodes for the Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
  • Economic And Performance Investigation of Hybrid Pv/Wind/Battery Energy System for Andaman And Nicobar Island
  • Optimal sizing and operation of PV-based battery swapping station in India
  • Techno-economic analysis of Rooftop PV installation for Energy Transition in MSMEs on the Indian Contest
Awards
  • Best Research work in Wind energy awarded to Anusha K.V. and Vishnupriyadarshini by IREDA- NIWE

 

  • Awarded Best Institution of Higher Learning in Wind Energy by IREDA-NIWE
Partners
  • Centre for Wind Energy Technology ( C – Wet )
  • Collaborative project with IIT Madras with the support of Department of Science and Technology (DST)
Placements
Name of the Student Name of the Company
Chaithanya K. K. Research analyst at Solar Mango Pvt Ltd, Chennai.
Dileep V. Raj Project engineer at Aashman Solar Solutions (P) Ltd, Chennai.
Sandeep P. V. Project engineer at Mytra, Hyderabad
Subi Salim Senior design engineer at Valkan Engineering, Chennai.
Vaishnu B. Project engineer at Gamesa, Chennai.
Vishnupriyadharshini A. Project engineer at Mytra, Hyderabad.
Anish Paul Senior project engineer at Mytra , Hyderabad.
Abhin A. Graduate engineer trainee, Orange renewable, New Delhi.
Gurudath G Prabhu Assistant manager, Blue Star, Bangalore.
Krishnaveny R. Nair Analyst- O & M at Enel Green power, Bangalore.
Sreekanth P. S. CMS Engineer, Orange Renewable, New Delhi.
Sruthy K. Das Pursuing Ph.D at Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore.
Ragavi B. Project Design and Analyst at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy , Chennai.
Internships
Name of the Student Name of the Company
Vishnupriyadharshini A. Mytra, Hyderabad
Anish Paul Mytra, Hyderabad
Gurudath G. Prabhu Blue Star, Bangalore
Krishnaveny R. Nair Green power, Bangalore
Ragavi B. Gamesa, Chennai.
Student Achievements
  • Ms. Annapoorna, 2018 batch student has won the Prof Muhammed Harunur Rashid Best Paper Award for the paper titled “Objective function formulation for small wind turbine aerofoil design” in IEEE Biennial international conference on “Power and Energy Systems: Towards Sustainable Energy”(PESTSE), 2018.
  • Ms. Sruthy K. Das and Mr. Shyam Sundar, 2017 batch participated in World Bio Fuel Day seminar conducted by BPCL and NYCS and won the Best Project Award for the project on Bio Diesel.
  • The Award for Best Research Work in Wind Energy Category was awarded to Ms. Vishnupriyadharshini, for her project work on “Wind Speed Forecasting Based on ARIMA & WRF in Today’s Power Grid”. The Awardee received a cash prize of Rs.50,000/-.
International Programs

Centre for International Programs facilitates foreign internship with scholarship and higher education.Students can even opt for dual degree programs.

Collaborations

  • Centre for Wind Energy Technology ( C – Wet )
  • Collaborative project with IIT Madras with the support of Department of Science and Technology (DST)

Recruiters

Renewable Energy Lab

Renewable energy integration to electric power grid is a challenge even in developed countries as the intermittency and variability of the energy sources like solar radiation and wind speed affect the essential power balance on the grid, if a large share of the demand is required to be met from renewable resources. In order to address research in this domain, the laboratory has a rooftop installed solar panels and wind electric generator used for training and research. A weather monitoring system provides data for such studies. The solar and wind power generated on roof top can either be connected to the battery-inverter unit, or fed to the local grid through Grid tied inverter. The lab has a micro grid research facility developed in house. This facility is known as a Smart Micro Grid Simulator or SMGS. DST of India and VINNOVA of Sweden sponsored development of this facility.

Real Time Data Collection Units continuously monitor voltages, currents, and frequency at all nodes of the microgrid and transfer the data wirelessly to the control server.The data collected are transmitted and recorded with time stamp. The solar and wind generators connected to the SMGS make a unique research facility. This lab has wind turbine emulators fitted with all types of generators – cage induction, DFIG and permanent magnet generator.

In addition to this, the laboratory is equipped with various Software packages such as WAsP , Windpro, ETAP, DigSILENT PowerFactory, Ansys Fluent and MATLAB etc.

Facilities & Infrastructure

 

A dedicated Renewable Energy Laboratory funded by C-WET with a small sized wind turbine of 500W capacity.

Amorphous and Polycrystalline Solar panels are installed for studying the various scenario in real time conditions.

The Laboratory is equipped with Smart Grid, Net Metering and Wind Emulators of DFIG and PMSG.

Facilities

Licensed Software of MATLAB, ANSYS, dSPACE and WaSP for project and laboratory experiments.

Facilities

Interdisciplinary projects can be carried out in various laboratories which can be accessed 24×7.

Facilities

Classes are equipped with modern amenities to provide better aide to the students.

Student Testimonials

Anish Paul (2014-16)
Manager, Vestas R&D India

The course is a really good one in covering different aspects of all renewable energy fields starting from technical to policies. It prepares you well enough in entering the real industry dynamics.

Ananthu R Krishnan (2017-19 Batch)
Energy Consultant Deloitte

The course has given me a strong in-depth understanding of renewable energy sources and their utilization methodologies.

Dileep V Raj (2014-16)
Projects Engineer – Solar & EV, Charger Shape, Solar Arabia Co Ltd ( Ex – BP Solar ), Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The program helped me develop my design and engineering skills in renewable energy systems and components, as well as my analytical and problem-solving abilities. The program also enhanced my communication and teamwork skills, as I had to work on several projects and presentations with my peers and faculty. The program also prepared me for placement opportunities in the renewable energy sector, which is one of the fastest-growing and most promising sectors in the world. I am very satisfied with the quality and outcome of the program, and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in pursuing a career in renewable energy.

V Kartikeyan (2021-23)
Energy Analyst, Arbutus Consultants Pvt Ltd.

Amrita’s renewable energy program impressively integrates theoretical concepts and practical applications, providing students with a well-rounded understanding of sustainable energy. To elevate the program, I recommend fostering stronger industry ties to facilitate internships or collaborative projects, ensuring students gain hands-on experience aligned with current industry practices. This adjustment would enhance the program’s efficacy in preparing students for impactful roles in the evolving renewable energy sector.

Subi Salim (2014-16)
Design Engineer, Total Energies, Bengaluru

This programme started at the right time in 2014, when RE was booming across the globe. Recommends to include BESS storage & hybrid system (solar and BESS- on/ off grid) as separate courses.

Arjun Suresh(2019-21)
Senior Design Engineer, L&T Chennai

The placements were good, and teachers tried their best to refer us to various companies amidst the Covid. The program subjects were useful when it comes to the field work

Pavithra R(2020-22)
Green Fellow, Department of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of Tamil Nadu

Though it was a COVID batch, the concepts were taught to us in a very credible manner, and appreciate all the efforts taken by the institution for the successful completion of the Program

Sachin P. V. (2019-21)
Senior Engineer, Senvion india pvt

RET course is the one of the best opportunity to get a job opportunity in renewable sector.

Sidharth S Menon(2021-23)
Asset Performance Engineer, Total energies

Program was very useful as it gave me an insight into Renewable Energy and the knowledge, I acquired during the span of 2 years has helped me pretty well in my work place as well.

Jayasree(2019-21)
Design Engineer Total energies Banglore

The program is quite useful in terms of placements as well as gaining a basic knowledge about what work is done in the renewable energy field

K. Deepak
Engineer, Axis Energy Ventures India PVT LTD

Faculties were very supportive during online lectures. They focused on every student to participate in the discussion. Industrial Software oriented training should have been included in the curriculum.

Muthukumar Meiyappan M (2021-23)
O & M engineer, Saferay energy Pvt Ltd

Overall course is good and we will get a good exposure about Renewable energy, but if we get access to various applications in renewable industry it will be very useful pursue the career in various streams in renewable industry.

Abhishek Sachithanandam(2020-22)
Senior Hardware Verification Engineer, Maxwell Energy Systems

It was a good program with lot of learnings and opportunities.

Niranjan Manoj(2021-23)
Energy Analyst, Redaptive

A great program that holds significance in a time when the world is moving towards net zero emissions. The program helped gain knowledge and insight on various ways I could contribute towards this goal. My only suggestion would be to emphasize more hands on training and perhaps organise visits to various generation plants/R&D labs in our country. The practical knowledge from our Industrial visits was a valuable experience that has helped me in my professional career as well

Nikhil Joseph
Performance Analyst, Prescinto Technologies Pvt Ltd

The M.Tech RET program at Amrita features a meticulously crafted curriculum that seamlessly integrates high-quality theoretical and practical sessions. Aligned with current market trends, the program is thoughtfully designed, drawing from both industrial and research standards. Graduates of this program emerge as highly skilled professionals well-equipped to thrive in the competitive job market.

Why Amrita

The top reasons to choose Amrita for your career

601-800th

World University Rankings 2020

141

BRICS Rankings 2020

801–1000th

World University Rankings 2020

168th

BRICS University Rankings 2020

7th

India University Rankings 2023

15th

Overall Rankings 2023
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7th Best
University in India
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Amrita Ranked No.1 in India Top 100 in The World
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Topmost
‘A++’ Grade

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