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.
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||10+2 from a recognized Board or Diploma in Engineering in a related field|
|Admission Process||Counselling after taking entrance examination|
|Course Fee||INR 2.5 to 9 Lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 2.5 to 5.5 Lacs|
|Top Recruiting Fields/Areas||Many top IT and Software companies and core companies (Electronics, Power Generation industries etc.) such as The Boeing Company, IBM, Google, GE, Shell, NTPC etc.|
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.
Some of the leading institutes in India offering B. Tech in Power Electronics are listed here along with the corresponding locations and fees charged.
|COLLEGE NAME||CITY||AVERAGE ANNUAL FEE IN INR|
|Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)||Kharagpur||78,000|
|National Institute of Technology (NIT)||Warangal||78,500|
|The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)||New Delhi||2,07,500|
|Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)||Mumbai||48,800|
|National Institute of Technology (NIT)||Durgapur||1,31,500|
|Banaras Hindu University (BHU)- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)||Varanasi||94,000|
|National Institute of Technology (NIT)||Rourkela||93,000|
|Vellore Institute of Technology||Vellore||1,66,000|
|College of Engineering||Pune||61,000|
|Manipal Institute of Technology||Manipal||3,21,000|
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.
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.
|English Language & Communication|
|Basic Electrical Engineering|
|Environment & Ecology|
|Engineering Physics Lab|
|Electrical Engineering Lab|
|Introduction to Computing|
|Basic Electronics Engg.|
|Engineering Physics Lab|
|Engineering Chemistry Lab|
|Electronics Engineering Lab|
|Strength of Materials|
|Electric circuit Theory|
|Strength of Materials|
|Electric Circuit theory|
|Technical Report Writing and Lang Lab Practice|
|Values & ethics in profession|
|Basic environmental Engineering & Biology|
|Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machines|
|Electrical & Electronic measurement|
|Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulic Machines Lab|
|Electrical & Electronic measurement Lab|
|Economics for Engineers|
|Nuclear & Advance Power Generation Technology|
|Hydro & Renewable Power Generation|
|Refrigeration & Air-conditioning|
|Microprocessor & Digital Electronics|
|Electrical Machines Lab|
|Heat Transfer Lab|
|Microprocessor & Digital electronics Lab|
|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|
|Study of Power Plant & T&D Schemes|
|Thermal Power Plant Operation and Maintenance|
|Instrumentation & Process Control|
|Electrical Protection System|
|Power System Operation|
|Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering|
|Control & Instrumentation Lab.|
|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|
Some of the popular professional avenues open to such graduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|JOB POSITION||JOB DESCRIPTION||AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY IN INR|
|Power Electronics Engineer||Handling related practical problems in the industry related to power and giving a sustainable solution.||4 to 5 Lacs|
|Power Transformer Executives||Handling 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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