B.Tech In Energy Engineering At IIT Delhi To Start From Coming Session

Highlights :

  • A B.Tech in Energy Engineering fills a key need for experts in the sector.
  • Demand for energy professionals is expected to stay high for the next few decades, as India, and the world itself, transitions to a completely new energy paradigm
B.Tech In Energy Engineering At IIT Delhi To Start From Coming Session

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has  announced a new undergraduate course– B.Tech. in Energy Engineering, that will be offered by the institute’s department of energy science and engineering (DESE). The move comes even as the opportunities, and requirements for skilled energy professionals skyrockets, with the country in the midst of a massive energy transition across sectors, be it power, transportation, industry or even agriculture.

“Students, who have qualified JEE (Advanced) 2021, are eligible for admission to this programme at IIT Delhi. The new UG programme is going to start from the academic session 2021-2022 with an intake of 40 students,” the institute said in a statement on Tuesday.

Talking about the need for the programme, Professor KA Subramanian, head of DESE, said, “The B.Tech. programme in energy engineering is designed to equip the students with the essential knowledge and skills to take up challenges in the energy sector and help achieve sustainable energy, which is accessible, available, and affordable.”

He also said energy is one of the fastest-growing sectors and is in a critical transition–from conventional to clean and renewable energy, resulting in ample placement opportunities in energy sectors.

Director of IIT V Ramgopal Rao said, “Energy is crucial as it has considerable implications on economic development and environmental sustainability. Hence, many opportunities exist in the energy sector. Students, who are passionate about taking up a career in the energy sector, can join the new B. Tech. in energy engineering programme being offered by IIT Delhi.”

The course should find takers easily, considering the long runway ahead for specialising in the field. While courses at the B.Tech or graduate level have been relatively rare in the field, options at the masters level exist aplenty both in India and worldwide, especially Europe and the US.

In India, industry needs so far have been met by training engineers, although NTPC run Power Management Institute and others have also played a role in polishing skills for the power sector specifically.

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