The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi will soon inaugurate a new department of energy science and engineering for enhancing the depth and scope of activities being embarked on by the 45-year-old Centre for Energy Studies (CES). The CES will be transformed into the Department of Energy Science and Engineering.
Moreover, proceeding with 3 existing M.Tech programs (including 1 sponsored by the International Solar Alliance for working fellows from different countries) shortly being proposed by the Centre for Energy Studies. The new department of IIT Delhi would provide a UG degree program i.e. B.Tech in Energy Engineering commencing from the academic session 2021-2022 with an input of 40 candidates qualifying JEE (Advanced).
KA Subramanian, Head, CES, mentioned that there is a crucial need to facilitate manpower with the ability to flexibly respond to several energy and environment-related challenges holistically with needed foresight and vision. The new B.Tech program is formulated to equip the candidates with adequate knowledge and skills. And to take up the energy sector challenges being faced by humanity – supply quality, enhancing energy access, and dependability as well efficiency of utilization, lowering the cost of energy supply, de-carbonization, etc.
Besides highly unique sector-specific skills, the B.Tech candidates are expected to retain other competencies. Environmental awareness and a deep understanding of sustainability concepts are among them. Graduates of the B.Tech program are possible to find technical jobs in the core energy sector. And organizations committed to a variety of activities relating to climate change, energy access energy transition, and security, etc.