OBJECTIVES

  • To provide training of post-graduate level in the field of renewable energy, energy conservation and energy management to Science/Engineering/Technology graduates and to the sponsored Engineers/Technicians from the Government of India, State Governments, Public and Private Sector Organizations involved in the manufacturing and promotion of renewable energy and energy conservation systems and also to the candidates sponsored by NGOs.
  • To supplement Government of India and State Governments’ efforts to generate qualified manpower for popularization of renewable energy systems to match up the energy demand and supply and also for the implementation of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency, National Mission on Sustainable Habitat, National Mission on Strategic Knowledge for Climate Change and National Action Plan on Climate Change.
  • To provide training of post-graduate level in the field of renewable energy, so that the students after successfully completing the programme may take research work in development of renewable energy systems, which are technologically and economically viable.
  • To contribute in the field of energy, renewable energy, energy conservation and energy management which have national, regional and global importance.

COURSE CONTENTS

M Sc in Renewable Energy is a four semester programme. Year 1, Semester I Modules include Energy and Environment, Combustion Technology, Heat Power and Electricity, Solar Thermal Energy Conversion, Solar Photovoltaic Energy Conversion and Energy Laboratory.

Year 1, Semester II Modules include Numerical Methods and Computational Techniques, Wind Energy Conversion, Bio-energy and Waste to Energy Conversion Systems, Energy Conservation and Management and Energy Laboratory.

Year 2, Semester III Modules include Small-Hydro and Other Renewable Energy Systems, Energy Storage Systems and Fuel Cells, Energy in Buildings, Energy Planning and Economics and Energy Field Visits/Industrial Training.

Year 2, Semester IV Modules include Renewable Energy Integration and Decentralized Generation Systems, Energy Modeling and Project Management, Professional Skills and Energy Project (including Seminar and Viva). In addition, an elective module is also offered during Semester IV.

PARTICIPATION

The students are encouraged to participate in conferences/seminars/workshops/training courses related to renewable energy, energy conservation and management and also to participate in the competitions related to renewable energy and other related aspects of local/regional/national levels.

GROUP ACTIVITIES

The students of M Sc Renewable Energy are assigned to take group activities and community service in and around Lucknow for popularization of renewable energy systems. The students have fabricated an improved wood-stove for mid-day meals at a school in Tehtana village Lucknow and mounted exhibitions at the Regional Science City, Lucknow, Nagar Nigam’s drives for Gomti Cleaning, University’s Convocation Functions, etc. The students also actively participate in functions like Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Diwas, Energy Conservation Day, etc.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

The M Sc in Renewable Energy Programme of the University of Lucknow is designed to provide qualified scientific and technical manpower in the field of renewable energy, energy conservation and energy management. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India including its Regional Offices, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, various State Energy Development Agencies, United Nations’ programmes which involve renewable energy and energy efficiency, public and private sector organizations involved in R&D, manufacturing, demonstration and popularization of renewable energy and energy efficiency systems, Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency and other public and private sector funding agencies, Government Departments concerned with the rural development and implementation of the National Action Plan on Climate Change, NGOs and many others are the prospective employers where the students after successfully completing the programme may find placements. More than sixty percent of the pass-outs of the previous batches have already got placements..

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT

The eligibility requirement for the admission in M Sc Renewable Energy Programme is B Sc with Physics or Electronics as one of the subjects or B E/B Tech. The admissions are meritbased.

NUMBER OF SEATS

Thirty (out of which twenty five for merit-based admission and five for sponsored candidates).

DURATION

Two Years (Four Semesters).

HOW TO APPLY FOR ADMISSION

The online admission for 2010-11 academic session will commence on June 22, 2010 and the last date for online submission of applications is July 15, 2010. The last date for online submission with late fee is July 22, 2010. For further details, contact the Head, Department of Physics, Professor U D Misra, or the Co-ordinator, Dr. Usha Bajpai, Department of Physics, University of Lucknow, Lucknow-226007, Email: dr_ushabajpai at rediffmail.com Mobile No. 09335913885 or visit University of Lucknow website: www.lkouniv.ac.in

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