Master of Technology (M.Tech.) in Renewable Energy is a 2- year long course divided into 4 semesters, with each semester lasting a period of 6 months. It is a unique program that provides an in-depth understanding of various fields including solar, wind energy, biogas & bio mass etc. Through this course, the students are introduced to the alternate forms of energy such as OTEC, tidal energy etc. along with the insights on waste heat recovery. The program also touches upon the recent topics as Green Building (sustainable construction) and Smart Grid.
Top Institutes offering M.Tech. (Renewable Energy) are:
The average annual course fee ranges anywhere between INR 1 and 3 Lacs, depending upon the institute offering the course. The basic eligibility criterion to pursue the course is graduation completed (B.Tech) in any engineering discipline with a minimum aggregate score of 55% or equivalent CGPA from a recognized university.
The average annual starting salary offered in India to successful postgraduates of the course ranges between INR 3 and 8 Lacs, depending upon the candidate’s expertise in the field.
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Duration||Two Years (full time)|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||Graduation from a recognized university with 55% marks|
|Admission Process||Counselling after taking Entrance Examination, preferably GATE|
|Course Fee||INR 1 to 3 Lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 3 to 8 Lacs|
|Top Recruiting Fields/Areas||Reliance Power, Hindustan Power, Suzlon, Green Infra, Gram Power, Tata Power Solar, SELCO India, Adani Power, JSW Energy, GVK Power, National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), National Hydro-electric Power Corporation (NHPC) and Power Grid Corporation Limited (PGCL)|
Renewable energy is a form of energy generated from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides and geothermal heat which are renewable (naturally replenished). Renewable energy technologies range from solar power, wind power, hydroelectricity/micro hydro, biomass and biofuels for transportation.
M.Tech. Renewable Energy prepares the students in theoretical and practical aspects of renewable energy technologies and its implementation, energy conservation, and management. Besides that, it also trains students in important areas of energy infrastructure, rational use of energy, energy policies and regulations, and energy-environment interface etc.
Both renewable energy and alternate energy sectors are growing rapidly due to the depleting conventional sources and the need of environmentally benign technologies. The branch of renewable energy contributes in promoting a cleaner and greener environment and also help in addressing critical issue of energy security which is quite relevant in developing countries like India.
Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by each.
|COLLEGE NAME||CITY||AVERAGE ANNUAL FEE IN INR FOR A YEAR|
|Indian Institute of Technology Delhi||Delhi||59,150|
|Indian Institute of Technology Bombay||Mumbai||43,126|
|National Institute of Technology, Trichy||Tiruchirappalli||78,700|
|National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur||Hamirpur||96,025|
|University of Petroleum and Energy Studies||Dehradun||2,44,000|
|Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham||Coimbatore||140,250|
|TERI University||New Delhi||189,924|
|School of Energy Studies, University of Pune||Pune||60,625|
|Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya||Indore||33,600|
|Amity Institute of Renewable & Alternative Energy||Noida||72,000|
|School of Energy Studies, Jadavpur University||Kolkata||4,800|
|Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology||Sonipat||60,050|
|Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology||Bengaluru||94,390|
|Periyar Maniammai University||Thanjavur||79,300|
|Rajasthan Technical University||Kota||73,750|
|Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences||Allahabad||46,000|
|Gandhigram Rural Institute||Chinnalapatti||22,530|
|School of Solar Energy Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University||Gujarat||93,000|
Candidates wish to apply for the course should meet the following minimum eligibility criteria:
Many institutes prefer students with professional experience, therefore, it is advised for candidates to have a work experience of a minimum of 24 months. Also, candidates with two years of relevant work experience are exempted from GATE score, provided their candidature is sponsored by the employer.
Eligible candidates are required to qualify the relevant entrance examination followed by a round of group discussion. Subsequently, qualifying candidates have to go through additional rounds of personal interview which is the final stage in the process of selection. The main entrance exams held in India for admission to M.Tech courses is GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering).
GATE is an all-India examination that is conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). The entrance exam is primarily held for admission to post graduate courses in the field of engineering, technology, architecture and science.
However, a few colleges also have their own entrance examinations (written tests and interview) and admission procedures in place for selecting and admitting candidates
A semester- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below:
|FIRST SEMESTER||SECOND SEMESTER|
|Energy Scenario & Energy Forms||Solar Thermal Technologies|
|Fuels & Combustion||Energy conversion – thermal systems|
|Instrumentation, Control and Automation||Small hydropower system|
|Project & Financial Management in Energy Sector||Waste to Energy|
|Green Buildings||Alternate Energy Technologies|
|Waste heat recovery and cogeneration||Biomass conversion Technology|
|Energy Lab - I||Energy Lab - II|
|THIRD SEMESTER||FOURTH SEMESTER|
|Solar power generation through PV route||Project II|
|Renewable Energy Policies||-|
|Smart and micro grid||-|
|Wind Energy Technology||-|
|Summer Internship Seminar||-|
Aspiring eligible candidates who possess strong analytical skills and want to study the energy production techniques in order to implement renewable energy strategies and policies. Candidates willing to step into the challenging world of renewable energy working sector and are interested in research. Also, those who have an aptitude for math and science and should be able to apply these principles to solve problems.
Candidates can find excellent job opportunities in consulting companies, manufacturing companies, engineering & construction companies, NGOs, steel and power based industries, energy industries and private firms. Graduates can also work as policy makers or research & development engineers in public sector. Employment areas are photo voltaic cells area, solar energy sector, grid system area, power distribution area, solar panel manufacturing companies, wind energy sector, and colleges and universities.
Some of the popular professional avenues open to such postgraduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|JOB POSITION||JOB DESCRIPTION||AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY IN INR|
|Energy Engineer||To research, develop and involve with the production of new energy through natural resources, such as the extraction of oil and gas, as well as from renewable or sustainable sources of energy, including biofuels, hydro, wind and solar power and reduce emissions from fossil fuels and minimise environmental damage.||4 to 15 Lacs|
|Renewable Energy Engineer||To increase the energy production of clean energy sources like wind and solar power. To monitor and develop alternative energy outputs, new means for energy extraction and design energy-efficient machinery.||4 to 8 Lacs|
|Technical Product Manager||To identify customer needs to improve on existing products or to develop new products. To implement the latest technology to improve products, develop strategies to meet customer demands, working with other departments, as well as monitoring the progress of new products.||2 to 5 Lacs|
|Green Building Engineer||To design and build a structure that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient and uses less water, optimises energy efficiency, conserves natural resources, generates less waste and provides healthier spaces for occupants, as compared to a conventional building.||5 to 8 Lacs|
|Water Network Planning Engineer||To effectively plan and design water distribution network considering a wide range of uncertainties regarding future conditions, from aging infrastructure to population shifts to climate change by using decision-support tools such as hydraulic modeling and water GIS.||3 to 6 Lacs|
|Lecturer/Professor||To teach at undergraduate and graduate levels in areas related to renewable energy, solar energy and other energy technologies which is allocated by and reviewed from time to time by the Head of Department and to supervise or assist with supervision of undergraduate, taught graduate (Masters) or research graduate (MPhil/PhD) students.||3 to 7 Lacs|