New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi introduces a new postgraduate (PG) course; MTech in Electric Mobility from the academic year 2021-22. The course mobility will be offered by the institute’s Centre for Automotive Research and Tribology (CART). As per IIT Delhi, “the course will cover key aspects related to electric vehicles, drivetrain, chargers and charging infrastructure, battery energy storage systems, battery management system, reusability of energy storage elements, reliability, automotive health monitoring, automotive NVH (Noise, Vibration, and Harshness), vehicle dynamics, autonomous and connected vehicles, vehicular telematics, and materials for an electric vehicle, along with hands-on practice and design in laboratories.”
B K Panigrahi, Head, CART said, “The new PG program has been designed with the active participation of leading professionals from academia and industry. Moreover, CART is already actively engaged and working with many industries on forefront projects in EVs. The students will get the opportunity to work with state-of-art laboratory facilities and will also be exposed to work on various simulation software and HIL platforms.”
Candidates with 4-years bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, electrical and electronics engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, production engineering, mechatronics, automobile, manufacturing science/engineering, and GATE qualified in either electrical engineering (EE) or mechanical engineering (ME) or production and industrial engineering (PI) disciplines will be eligible to apply for the programme. Sponsored candidates from various industries/academia/government organisations can also apply.
After completing the course, the graduates are expected to find employment in industries related to electric vehicle OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturer), automotive industry, battery (pack and module) manufacturing units; BMS industry (smart and cloud-based BMS); e-motor design and manufacturing industry; converter and inverter industry; and EV chargers industry.
CART at IIT Delhi focuses on conducting high-end research and development in the area of battery-operated electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, storage, and alternate energy sources, autonomous and connected vehicles.