IIT Guwahati MS (Research)

IIT Guwahati becomes the first IIT to introduce MS (Research)in e-mobility

June 15, 2020

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati) has introduced a new programme, MS (Research) in E-mobility. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of the curriculum, the programme is being jointly offered by the Departments of Electronics and Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from the coming academic year (2020-2021). The admission procedure will start from June 15, 2020.

The government has launched schemes and incentives to promote electric mobility in the country. The adoption of EVs has opened new opportunities. Thus, it is imperative to be prepared to extract maximum out of this unique opportunity. A significant step towards the preparedness is training the next generation in EV technology. To address this, the Institute has launched this unique programme in e-mobility.

Prof. T. G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati, said, “IIT Guwahati is looking forward to fostering interactions with the industry in frontier technologies, including introducing courses on EV and e-mobility technologies, such that highly trained manpower is readily available to work in these interdisciplinary areas and the country keeps pace with the global trend of competitiveness.”

The IIT Guwahati MS (Research) programme is offering a total of 20 seats with 10 seats for the students who have completed their B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Production Engineering. The other 10 seats are for the industry-sponsored candidates. The selection of industry-sponsored candidates will be through a written test and/or interview.

The IIT Guwahati MS (Research) programme curriculum has been developed in consultation with the leaders of the automobile industry. The hallmark of the programme is that it not only focuses on the theoretical aspects of the EV technology, but one-third of the curriculum is dedicated to laboratory work which has hardware as well as modelling-based experiments. The syllabus will cover topics such as E-mobility, Electric and Hybrid Vehicles; Modelling, Dynamics and Control of EVs; and, Energy Storage and Conversion.

The Institute will also regularly conduct sessions and seminars delivered by industry experts. The aim behind these sessions is to make the students aware of the state-of-the-art in the EV technology and foster industrial problem-solving skill in them. The students will be provided with top-level computational and experimental facilities to execute the project work.

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