Ph.D. in Energy Engineering

Energy is an important required parameter for development of a nation. Due to increase in energy demand, Fossil fuel reserves in the country are depleting and their continuous use has increased the level of pollution in the atmosphere, which in turn has increased adverse effects on health and environment. Hence there is a need to develop viable cost effective alternatives and identify different ways in which energy can be saved. It is important here to note that we cannot go on producing more energy as our demands are increasing because of the limitations on the natural resources.

A better way of making more energy available would be using less energy to perform the same tasks. Renewable Energy Sources can provide possible long term solutions for the energy problems. There is a need to pursue energy efficiency and Demand Side Management to improve the efficiency of supply and utilisation devices and systems. The development of new energy technologies provides a technological challenge as well as significant business opportunity. In order to help meet these challenges, the Department of Mechanical Engineering has started M.Tech., Program in Energy Engineering and PhD Program in Energy Engineering with a mission to develop sustainable energy systems and solutions for the future Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a full time Doctoral programme Energy Engineering focusing the niche research areas such as Thermal-Fluid sciences, Design engineering, Manufacturing engineering and Allied areas, etc. The department hosts a wide variety of research projects in these areas. We welcome you to this challenging field, which offers exciting opportunities in the development of more efficient fuels and fuel systems, new energy sources, energy conservation techniques and equipment, biomedical equipment, and other areas related to thermal and fluid science. The department offers wide opportunities for research with Refrigeration and Cryogenics, Heat and Mass Transfer applications, I C Engines, Alternative fuels, Heat exchanger design, Modelling of Thermal Systems, Industrial Applications of Heat and Mass Transfer concepts. HVAC, Energy Conservation and Management and Energy Audit, Air Pollution and Control, Generation and Characterization of Nanoparticles, Design and Development of Renewable energy Systems (Solar, biomass and Wind), Design and Development of Industrial and Environmental Air Pollution Measuring and Control Devices.

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The eligibility for the Ph.D. Programme is Masters and a Bachelor degree in Automobile Engineering, Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Energy Science & Engineering, Energy Studies, Energy Systems, Energy Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Thermal Power Engineering , Production Engineering, Petroleum Engineering from Indian Institute of Petroleum, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Environmental science, Environmental Engineering, any allied / relevant branch of engineering from a recognized University as per the UGC Norms. (UGC document can be referred for equivalent minimum degree eligibility for this Ph.D. programme.)

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