CSIR offers Integrated M.Tech-PhD program in Renewable Energy with the aim of grooming Young Engineering Graduates into Future RENEWABLE ENERGY Leaders of the world by leveraging multi-disciplinary expertise of various CSIR labs at Chennai campus.
- CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre (CSIR-SERC)
- CSIR-Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-CEERI)
- CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CSIR-CECRI)
- CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIR-CSIO)
- CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI)
Need and Vision
Energy forms the basis for the development of any modern day economy. GDP growth of any country is directly related to the energy growth. Unfortunately, modern economies rely heavily on carbon based fuels such as coal, gas and oil for meeting their energy needs which is not sustainable in the long run. This has already resulted in rising energy costs, adverse environmental effects and heavy dependency on other countries to meet our countries growing energy demand. Compounding this, there exists a huge demand- supply gap in our country (>15 GW currently and expected to increase by as much as 50 GW by 2020) due to which frequent power outages have become a norm.
Renewable energy field is undergoing dramatic growth as governments and energy companies around the world look to renewable energy sources to solve the energy problem in power and transportation sectors. However, progress in this direction has been largely hampered due to the high cost of renewable energy. In this scenario, an “energy revolution” is needed to harness various renewable energy sources cost effectively. Realization of such a dream requires motivated and trained young generation with a solid understanding of science, technology, business aspects and more importantly “India specific needs”. The energy problem facing our villages especially needs innovative technological solutions combined with the right business models.
This novel program in renewable energy as part of AcSIR aims at equipping the next generation of young Indians in science/engineering with the right skills to tackle the toughest challenges facing us in energy sector by effectively utilizing the expertise of various CSIR labs located at CSIR-SERC Chennai campus. Further, this M.Tech/PhD program in Renewable Energy also complements various CSIR mission projects such as CSIR Innovation complex, CSIR 800 and TAP-SUN program.