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Recognizing the growing need for not only conventional energy, but also alternative renewable energy sources and technologies, the Department of Energy and Environment was established in 2009 with initial support from M/s SUZLON Energy Ltd.
The TERI University offers the M.Tech Programme in Renewable Energy (RE), for spreading knowledge in the field at an accelerated pace. In 2009 the Department ventured into offering various online (distance learning) programmes as well. These online programmes were developed in collaboration with the OPEN University, UK.
The Department collaborates with International universities such as Brandeis University, USA, Deakin Universiy , Australia, Queensland University of Technology , Australia, Freie University, Germany, and Simon Fraser University, Canada to provide state-of-the-art knowledge on new and emerging developments in energy technologies, methodologies and tools for evaluation, assessment and decision-making. Postgraduate programmes of the Department are AICTE and DEC approved.
WHY STUDY REEM ?
With depleting conventional resources and the need to focus on environmentally benign technologies, the renewable energy sector is clearly poised for rapid growth. Not only can RE options contribute towards a cleaner environment, but also help address issues of energy security and access that hold great relevance in developing countries like India.
Renewable technologies are evolving continuously, changing their relative competitiveness with conventional options rapidly and bringing in new dynamics into the energy arena of policymaking, financing, infrastructure provisioning as well as development of requisite skill sets. Developments in the RE sector range from widely varying technology applications to the use of innovative policy instruments, financing mechanisms and successful models for specific end-users that can be adopted and/or scaled up elsewhere.
The REEM Programme seeks to offer a wide spectrum of knowledge related to all these aspects within the renewable energy domain. It enables students to apply various methodologies and tools to decision-making, required by entrepreneurs, investors and /or policy makers in the renewable energy arena. Renewable Energy Engineering and Management opens doors to a wide range of sectoral and research oriented opportunities in the fast paced RE field.
WHY STUDY AT TERI U ?
The TERI University offers, first of its kind, multidisciplinary, postgraduate programme in Renewable Energy Engineering and Management to fulfil the increasing demand for trained professionals in the field of renewable energy and energy management. The University, incorporating the sustainable development concepts into the REEM curriculum, provides a unique programme integrating technology, leadership and sustainable development concepts, and helps develop techno-economically sound as well as environmentally conscious students with state-of-the art competencies in design and implementation/deployment of RE technologies. The programme brings in faculty with rich and up-to-date experience in research, development, implementation and policy formulation domains related with energy and renewables in particular.
M.Tech (REEM) programme prepares the students in theoretical as well as practical aspects of renewable energy technologies, energy conservation, and management. This multi-disciplinary integrated programme train the students not only in renewable energy technologies and its implementation but also in equally important areas of energy infrastructure, rational use of energy, energy policies and regulations, and energy-environment interface etc. The programme exhibits its uniqueness fostering the much sought-after leadership skills through the management energy courses. Thus, the programme enables the students to tackle practical problems of design, development, deployment in the industry, and to pursue academics as well as frontiers of research.
Where will the Degree Take You?
Internships and Industrial Projects
Overarching emphasis is given towards practical learning thus exposing students to industrial projects through field visits and internships. Hands-on experience in industrial, consulting and research projects is imparted while working in various organisations during minor and major internships / projects.
- Minor internship is of two-month duration in the third semester from June – July.
- Major internship is of four-month duration in the fourth semester from January – April.
Internship projects are designed to give students exposure to real life issues and challenges in the field. Not only professionals from host organizations act as mentors during internship, but also a faculty member is assigned to each student to guide and monitor his/her progress.
The placement cell of the University strives in forging relationships with the industry and offers excellent placement opportunities in top industrial houses, government institutions, NGOs, consulting firms etc.
With help from faculty/alumni, it invites national and international experts in the field and provides ample opportunity for students to interact and carve out suitable career options in their fields of interest. Placement opportunities provided by different organisations so far is depicted in the following figure.
As a result of the overarching emphasis on real world scenario, students become empowered to move from conventional approach of job seeking to job creation in the area of energy efficiency and renewable energy. Risks associated in such ventures are thoroughly studied with the help of faculty. Knowledge on methods and processes of establishing enterprises acquired from the interdisciplinary course enable the students to go out into the field and become entrepreneurs.
To fulfil the increasing demand for trained professionals in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiencies and to upgrade the knowledge of the working professionals, the TERI University offers customised online education programmes. These programmes are Advanced Post Graduate Diploma (APGDRE), Post Graduate Diploma (PGDRE) and various Certificate courses in RE and energy efficiency.
"If we want to strike a balance between growing population, depleting conventional resources and climate change, then there is no doubt that the solution lies in renewable energy. Renewables have to take the centre stage for any action in the area of energy security and sustainable growth. The very genesis of the M.Tech programme came from the manpower requirement in the RE sector in this country. The programme is made to create a cadre of engineers who hold expertise in solar, wind, biomass, waste, energy efficiencies etc. The USP of the programme is in the linkages it provides between academic, industry and research. In addition to the core engineering courses, the students can fulfil their individual learning goals by selecting electives offered by the Department and across departments. Besides technical understanding, a good amount of time is dedicated to cultivate project management skills amongst students so that when they graduate from here they are ready to take the world".
Disha AgarwalProgramme Associate, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, M.Tech REEM, Batch, 2010- 2012read more
Piyush Sohani Co-founder and CEO, SustainEarth Energy Solutions, M.Tech REEM, Batch, 2011-2013read more
Grateful for the support provided by
- For support to the M.Tech (Renewable Energy Engineering & Development) programme