Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Electrical Power System) - Course Overview




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    Master of Technology in Electrical Power System Top Colleges, Syllabus, Jobs and Salary

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    M.Tech. in Electrical Devices & Power System Engineering is a 2-year postgraduate program in Electrical Engineering. The course involves the concepts and processes of the application of power integrated circuit technology and integrated passive technology towards development of advanced power management converters for battery powered, handheld, or laptop power management applications.

    The course is about the employment of cutting-edge technology to Power System Investigation, Strength Assessment, Quality, and such. It covers subjects of study such as:

    • High voltage DC transmission
    • Industrial electronics and Controls
    • Power Electronics and Drives
    • Wind and Solar Energy Electric Conversion Systems
    • Advanced topics in Microprocessors and Micro Controllers, vital to today's power system engineering.

    For applying to the course, aspiring candidates need to have completed graduation (B.E./B.Tech. or equivalent subject) with a minimum aggregate score of 50%.

    Such postgraduates are hired in capacities such as Engineering Executive, Senior Management Staff, Regulatory Officer, Assistant Chemist, Sr. Application Engineer, Scientist, Trainee, Power Electronics Designer, Sales Engineer, etc.

    The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 5000 and 2 Lacs for a span of 2 years, varying across government and private sectors. Public sector organizations such as VHEL, BSNL, ONGC, and such PSUs employ Electrical Power System engineers as Junior Telecom Officers/ Technical Engineers/ Survey and Maintenance Engineers, and such.

    The initial average salary offered to such postgraduates ranges between INR 10,000 and 32,000 monthly, increasing with the candidate’s experience and skillset in the field.

    M.Tech. in Electrical Power System: Course Highlights

    Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.

    Course LevelPost Graduation
    Duration2 years
    Examination TypeSemester system/ Annual system
    EligibilityB.E./ B.Tech. in a relevant discipline
    Admission ProcessMerit-based/ Counseling after qualification of a relevant entrance test
    Course FeeINR 5,000 to 2 Lacs
    Average Starting SalaryINR 3 to 12 lacs per annum
    Top Recruiting AreasPolymer technology, textile technology, automobile, thermal engineering, production industries, research institutes, academic institutions, etc.
    Job PositionsEngineering Executive, Senior Management Staff, Regulatory Officer, Assistant Chemist, Sr. Application Engineer, Scientist, Trainee, Power Electronics Designer, Sales Engineer, and the like.

    M.Tech. in Electrical Power System: What is it About?

    The course aims to produce skilled and trained personnel who can be gainfully employed in creating, building, operating, testing, and controlling electronic converters and drives in research facilities.

    It has been designed to impart advanced learning to eligible candidates in configuration, display, reenactment, and combination of energy converter-based frameworks utilized for transformation of electricity.

    Ideally, candidates applying for the course would have an imaginative, innovative approach, besides interest in, and aptitude for the Material Sciences.

    Also, they would ideally be proficient in numerical skills, and possess attributes such as attention-to-detail, and scientific aptitude.

    Top Institutes offering M.Tech. in Electrical Power System

    Listed below are the vital details of some of the top institutes in India that offer the course.

    Name of InstituteCity Average Fees
    IIT MumbaiMumbai, MaharashtraINR 43,126
    IIT JharkhandDhanbad, JharkhandINR 52,950
    Vellore Institute of TechnologyVellore, Tamil NaduINR 2,27,000
    Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute Of TechnologySurat, GujaratINR 64,500
    Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore CampusCoimbatore, Tamil NaduINR 1,40,000
    Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture And TechnologyPantnagar, UttarakhandINR 33,424
    Sir Padampat Singhania UniversityUdaipur, RajasthanINR 95,500
    Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and ManufacturingJabalpur, Madhya PradeshINR 56,500
    Amrita School of EngineeringCoimbatore, Tamil NaduINR 1,40,000
    Lovely Professional UniversityJalandhar, PunjabINR 1,29,000
    Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological UniversityLonere, MaharashtraINR 62,410
    Ranchi UniversityRanchi, JharkhandINR 46,525
    B.S. Abdur Rahman UniversityChennai, Tamil NaduINR 82,250
    Kalasalingam UniversityKrishnankovil, Tamil NaduINR 75,725
    KMCT College of Engineering ManasseryKozhikode, KeralaINR 1,56,000
    Mewar UniversityChittorgarh, RajasthanINR 53,000
    Naraina College of Engineering and TechnologyKanpur, Uttar Pradesh74,250
    ICFAI UniversityDehradun, UttarakhandINR 77,500
    Manipal UniversityManipal, KarnatakaINR 1,42,000
    Gautam Buddha UniversityGreater Noida, Uttar PradeshINR 1,05,000

    Eligibility for M.Tech. in Electrical Power System

    Candidates wishing to pursue the course are required to fulfill the below-mentioned minimum eligibility criteria.

    • Graduation (B.E./B.Tech. or equivalent qualification), completed from a recognized institute.
    • A minimum aggregate score of 50% at the level of graduation.

    M.Tech. in Electrical Power System: Admission Process

    Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s performance in a relevant institutional/ State/ national-level entrance exam, such as GATE, which is an all-India level examination held for admission to the country’s IITs. GATE scores are also accepted by most reputed engineering institutes of the country.

    Students qualifying the exam with the set minimum eligible cut-off score are invited for the subsequent round of counseling, based on which, the final selection is made.

    The counseling process consists of rounds of Group Discussion and Personal Interview, wherein the candidate’s general aptitude for the course is examined, and a merit list is made, allotting seats to the qualifying candidates.

    Some institutes in India also provide admission to eligible candidates based on their obtained merit at the level of graduation. Some of the major entrance exams conducted in the country for admission to the course are listed below.

    • AP PGECET (Andhra Pradesh Post-Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test)
    • TS PGECET (Telangana Post-Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test)
    • Karnataka PGCET (Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test)
    • VITMEE (VIT University Master’s Entrance Examination)
    • GAT (GITAM Admission Test).

    M.Tech. in Electrical Power System: Syllabus and Course Description

    A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here.

    Semester I

    Semester II

    Electric Drive SystemModelling and Analysis of Electrical Machines
    Digital Signal ProcessingCAD of Electrical Apparatus
    Power Electronic Devices and CircuitsControl of Electric Drives
    Numerical Methods and Optimization TechniquesAnalysis of Power Electronic Controllers
    Advanced Electrical MachinesMinor Project

    Elective I

    Elective II

    Communication Skills for Engineers (Supplementary Course)--

    Semester III

    Semester IV

    Major Project Part I (Full Time)Major Project Part II (Full Time)
    List of Electives-
    Elective I -
    Electrical Machines (Not open to EE)Modern Control Theory (Not open to IC)
    Elective II-
    High Voltage DC Transmission (HVDC)Mechatronics Systems
    Power QualityMulti-Level Inverters for High-Power Induction Motor Drives.

    M.Tech. in Electrical Power System: Career Prospects

    Government organizations, enterprises, and departments such as the Indian Railways, BHEL, Indian Armed Forces, BSNL, HAL, State Electricity Boards, Hydroelectric Power Plants, DRDO, Thermal Power Plants etc. are the prime employers of postgraduates of the discipline.

    Such postgraduates are hired as Assistant Engineers, Site Engineers, and in other officer-level positions upon qualifying the relevant entrance exams (if applicable).

    As for the private sector, Electrical Power System Engineers are hired in areas such as:

    • Electrical goods manufacturing sector
    • Telecommunications sector
    • Industries involved in production and manufacturing
    • Solar and Wind Energy sectors.

    They may even choose to professionally pursue lectureship, or pursue further studies by enrolling to Ph.D. or doctoral research in the subject.

    Some of the popular professional avenues open to successful postgraduates of the course are tabulated below, along with the corresponding salaries and basic job duties.

    M.Tech. in Electrical Power System Average Salary
    Job PositionJob DescriptionAverage Annual Pay Scale in INR
    Executive EngineerExecutive Engineers are responsible for maintaining interface with the organization, showcasing, and devising strategies for the venture. They are the main point of contact for the organization’s/department’s Design Engineers and other engineers.6,31,550
    Regulatory OfficerRegulatory Officers typically address a government’s need to ensure general wellbeing by controlling the security and viability of items falling under the category of pharmaceuticals, veterinary drugs, therapeutic gadgets, pesticides, agrochemicals, beauty care products, and other drugs and medicines.7,41,356
    Application EngineersApplication Engineers are in charge of effectively driving, and dealing with the innovation assessment phase of a business operation.8,40,455
    Research ScientistsResearch Scientists are in charge of outlining, studying, and examining data from controlled lab-based examinations, tests, and trials.6,52,121
    Sales EngineersSales Engineers are commonly responsible for preparing and holding specialized promotions of the organization’s products/services for existing and potential clients.7,15,992

    Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Electrical Power System) : 7 Answered QuestionsView All

    • Top Answer By Simran Nigam on 19-Aug-2020

    Ans. The Department of  Energy Science and Engineering at IIT Bombay focuses on research and education for the development of sustainable energy systems for the future. The department offers M.Tech in Energy System Engineering with a duration of 2 years. The institute takes admission to the M.Tech Energy System Engineering program based on the performance of the candidate in GATE. For 2019 the GATE cutoff for Energy System Engineering was 750 (General). The first-year course fee for the program is INR 32,000. According to the placement statistics of 2019, a total of 402 students from M.Tech courses got placements. The average CTC offered was around INR 14.11 LPA. IIT Bhubaneswar offers MTech in Power System Engineering. The M.Tech program in Power System Engineering focuses on power systems, power electronics, renewable and distributed energy systems, control and optimization, etc. The intake of the students into the program is done through GATE and the expected GATE cutoff in 2020 for Power System Engineering is 495-505 (general category). The 1st year course fee is 2.34 lakhs. In 2019, 70% of the PG students got placements in many top MNCs with average CTC 11.4 LPA. MNCs like Deloitte, TCS, Capgemini, Goldman Sachs, etc. have participated in the placement drive. Energy science from IIT Bombay and Power System Engineering from IIT Bhubaneswar are two entirely different branches which makes it difficult to decide which program is best. You should choose according to the branch you are interested in.  Read more

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    • Top Answer By Raktim Tarafdar on 14-Aug-2020

    Ans. M.Tech Electrical Engineering program in IIT BHU is quite good, the faculty members are well experienced and the department has well-furnished labs equipped with state-of-the-art instruments. At present, there are 8 lab facilities available in the Electrical Engineering department. There are a total of 5 specializations in electrical engineering in IIT BHU: Electrical Machines and Drives, Power Systems, Control Systems Engineering, Power Electronics, and Systems Engineering (interdisciplinary). The placement record of IIT BHU is very good especially for branches like Electrical, Electronic, computer science,  mathematics, and computing. If we talk about Electrical engineering, it gives you tremendous flexibility in pursuing your interests in Coding, Electronics,  Core Electrical Engineering. There are many companies that provide offers for the core as well as non-core jobs for M.Tech students. Offers are given by companies like Cisco, Accenture, IBM, Mentor graphics, Qualcomm, Intel, Nvidia, Wipro, Tata,  many others. If you have programming skills, you can easily get placement into MNCs.  Now coming to the next part if it is better or not to join the M.Tech program in IIT BHU. It depends on the branch and other options you have. If we consider the Electrical branch then placements are good about 70% M.Tech gets placed There is a placement cell for this which facilitates the process of placement for students. The teachers here are good. So the conclusion is if you want to have good placement and job then you can join IIT BHU for M.Tech.Read more

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    • Top Answer By Abhilasha Garg on 14-Aug-2020

    Ans. M.Tech in Electrical Engineering programs offered by IIT BHU and IIT Bhubaneswar are not similar, so the choice must be based on what you are looking for in the program. The EE department of IIT BHU offers M.Tech programs in Electrical Machines and Drives, Power Systems, Control Systems, Power Electronics, and Interdisciplinary Systems Engineering. Whereas Electrical science department of IIT Bhubaneswar offers an M.Tech program in Power system engineering, and Electronics & Communication Engineering.  IIT BHU has one of the largest and well-connected alumni foundation in India. The placement scenario of EE is very good at IIT BHU. According to 2019 placement statistics, a total of 52 companies visited the campus for recruitment. 88 students got placed from the Electrical Engineering department with an average package of 8.19 LPA. On the other hand, about 68% of the M.Tech batch have been placed successfully in the year 2019 from IIT Bhubaneswar. A total of 89 companies visited the campus. The highest number of jobs has been received from core industries. The average placement package offered at this IIT was 11.44 LPA. Apart from placements both colleges provide a large platform for research and development. There are 7 core laboratories such as Control system, Electrical machines & drives, High voltage, Network, Power Electronics, Power system, and System simulation in IIT BHU. Whereas there are 4 core laboratories such as Electrical Machines and Power Electronics, Power energy system, and Measurement & Electronic instrumentation present in IIT Bhubaneswar for research and practicals.  Read more

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    • Top Answer By Surbhi Gupta on 14-Aug-2020

    Ans. Among the different types of specialization in electrical engineering, MTech in power systems is a leading specialization from IIT Bhubaneswar. There are 40% of the seats for the electrical engineering department among the total seats. In each year there are 10 elective subjects you can choose from. Now let's have a look at the most important thing which is placement. You will get the privilege of sitting for major companies like Google, Apple, Microsoft, TCS, Intel, Cognizant, etc. Apart from these, there are also lecturer jobs from the coaching institutions and universities. In 2019 there was 69% placement from M.Tech courses. One thing to be kept in mind regarding the placements is that you can apply up to a maximum of 60 companies.  Read more

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    • Top Answer By Pranjal Singhal on 14-Aug-2020

    Ans. The curriculum for electrical engineering includes fundamentals and principles of Maths, Physics and sub-disciplines include power electronics, signal processing, etc. The main topics for the written test in M.Tech (Electrical Engineering) counseling at IIT Bhubaneswar include the following:  Electrical Machinery  Potential hurdles in electricity generation Power control in factories Distribution of electrical engineering  Electric motors and its controls, transformers. Depending on the specialization you choose for the written test in M.Tech for electrical engineering, you should always prepare the basics and follow through with the definitions. If your rank is between 400-600, it helps a lot to get into IIT Bhubaneswar. Moreover if you follow further blogs on electrical interview questions, it will be immensely helpful for your career to crack the written tests.Read more

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    Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Electrical Power System) Fee Structure in India

    73.25 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES5.17 L (Maximum Fee)
    1.97 L (Average Fee)
    55 K (Minimum Fee)PRIVATE COLLEGES5.17 L (Maximum Fee)
    1.4 L (Average Fee)

    Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Electrical Power System) Fee Structure by State

    Andhra Pradesh

    73.25 KPUBLIC COLLEGES1.16 L
    94.8 K
    1.25 L


    3.06 L
    3.72 L

    Madhya Pradesh

    1.35 L
    1.18 L



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