Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Power Electronics)

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B. Tech in Power Electronics is a 4- year long graduate level course divided into 8 semesters, with each semester spanning 6 months. The course structure is designed to produce qualified professionals in the field of Power Electronics with both strong technical knowledge and both practical and industrial exposure.


The average course fee charged in India ranges between INR 2.5 and 9 lacs, depending upon the institute offering the course. Candidates with a minimum aggregate score of 45% at the10+2 level completed from a recognized Board are eligible to apply for the course. Candidates who have completed a diploma in any related field with a minimum aggregate score of 50% may also apply. However, eligibility criteria may vary between institutes.      


B. Tech in Power Electronics: Course Highlights

Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.

Course LevelGraduate
DurationFour Years
Examination TypeSemester System
Eligibility10+2 from a recognized Board or Diploma in Engineering in a related field
Admission ProcessCounselling after taking entrance examination
Course FeeINR 2.5 to 9 Lacs
Average Starting SalaryINR 2.5 to 5.5 Lacs
Top Recruiting Fields/AreasMany top IT and Software companies and core companies (Electronics, Power Generation industries etc.) such as The Boeing Company, IBM, Google, GE, Shell, NTPC etc.

B. Tech. in Power Electronics: What is it About?

Power Electronics is an offshoot of Electrical Engineering which essentially involves the application of solid state of electronics and the conversion principle of electrical power. The course has been designed to impart learning in the field of design, computation, control etc. of different kinds of electronics systems and under different linear or nonlinear conditions. 

The main subjects covered in the curriculum are Power Electronics, Network Analysis, Electronic Machines, Power Generation, Power Distribution and Transmission etc.


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Some of the leading institutes in India offering B. Tech in Power Electronics are listed here along with the corresponding locations and fees charged.

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)Kharagpur78,000
National Institute of Technology (NIT)Warangal78,500
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)New Delhi2,07,500
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)Mumbai48,800
National Institute of Technology (NIT)Durgapur1,31,500
Banaras Hindu University (BHU)- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)Varanasi94,000
National Institute of Technology (NIT)Rourkela93,000
Vellore Institute of TechnologyVellore1,66,000
College of EngineeringPune61,000
Manipal Institute of TechnologyManipal3,21,000

Eligibility for B. Tech in Power Technology

Aspiring candidates must meet the basic eligibility criteria listed below to be able to apply for the course:

Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics as the main subjects at the 10+2 level or equivalent level of qualification with a minimum aggregate score of 45%-50% from a recognized Board.

  1. Candidates waiting for their final year examination results are also eligible to apply.
  2. Candidates who have successfully completed a diploma in engineering from a recognized institute with a minimum aggregate score of 50% may also apply.                                                                         

B. Tech in Power Electronics: Admission Process

For admission to the course, candidates are required to qualify a relevant national level engineering entrance examination such as JEE Prelims and Mains, WBJEE, GGSIPU-CET etc. However, a few colleges also have their own entrance examinations and admission procedures in place for selecting and admitting candidates.

A semester- wise breakup of the course is given here.

Semester I
English Language & Communication
Engineering Physics
Mechanical Sciences
Basic Electrical Engineering
Environment & Ecology
Engineering Physics Lab
Electrical Engineering Lab
Engineering Graphics
Workshop Practical
Semester II
Engineering Physics
Mechanical Sciences
Introduction to Computing
Basic Electronics Engg.
Engineering Chemistry
Engineering Physics Lab
Engineering Chemistry Lab
Computing Lab
Electronics Engineering Lab
Engineering Graphics
Workshop Practical
Semester III
Numerical methods
Strength of Materials
Engineering Materials
Applied Thermodynamics
Electric circuit Theory
Numerical methods
Engineering Materials
Strength of Materials
Electric Circuit theory
Technical Report Writing and Lang Lab Practice
Semester IV
Values & ethics in profession
Basic environmental Engineering & Biology
Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machines
Electrical & Electronic measurement
Electrical Machines-I
Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulic Machines Lab
Electrical & Electronic measurement Lab
Physics-II Lab
Semester V
Economics for Engineers
Electrical Machines
Heat Transfer
Nuclear & Advance Power Generation Technology
Hydro & Renewable Power Generation
Refrigeration & Air-conditioning
Microprocessor & Digital Electronics
Electrical Machines Lab
Heat Transfer Lab
Refrigeration lab
Microprocessor & Digital electronics Lab
Semester VI
Principles of Management
Steam Generator & its Auxiliaries
Steam Turbine & its Auxiliaries
Electrical Equipment in Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
IC Engines and Gas Turbines
Theory of Machines
Power Electronics
Combustion Lab
Study of Power Plant & T&D Schemes
Semester VII
Thermal Power Plant Operation and Maintenance
Instrumentation & Process Control
Electrical Protection System
Power System Operation
Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering
Electric Drives
Group Discussion
Control & Instrumentation Lab.
Protection Lab.
Industrial Training
Semester VIII
Energy Management
Industrial Engineering & Operations Research
High Voltage Engineering.
Design of Mechanical Equipment
Design of Electrical Equipment
Seminar / Study & presentation of Tech. topic
Design Lab / Industrial practical training
Grand Viva

Some of the popular professional avenues open to such graduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.

Power Electronics EngineerHandling related practical problems in the industry related to power and giving a sustainable solution.4 to 5 Lacs
Power Transformer ExecutivesHandling related problems and giving appropriate solutions in the field of power generation and power plants, especially with transformers.2 to 3 Lacs
Test Engineer – Power Electronics Testing new applications and software for practical usability and troubleshooting. 3 to 4 Lacs
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