Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati is launching a new B.Tech. Programme in Energy Engineering and will be offered by the School of Energy Science and Engineering, IIT Guwahati from the academic year 2022-2023. The first batch of 20 students will be admitted to IIT Guwahati through the JEE Advanced 2022 counselling process, and the institute looks forward to welcoming them along with all the other new batches of students to other undergraduate programme of the institute.
Energy Innovation & Design Thinking, Community Engagement & Entrepreneurship programme, Energy Materials & Device Fabrication Laboratory, etc., will be some interesting courses. Students will have a choice to continue the Entrepreneurship programme in the last two semesters in lieu of two elective courses. Currently, the School of Energy Science and Engineering is successfully running two academic programmes: PhD since 2005 and MS by Research since 2015, with the support of experienced faculty members from various disciplines of Science and Engineering.
Speaking about the programme, Prof. T. G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati, said, “This new B. Tech programme in Energy Engineering being offered by IIT Guwahati will be very beneficial as it will provide a fundamental understanding of renewable energy infrastructure, system development for sustainable carbon-neutral growth, energy storage, distribution and much more. There has been a substantial increase in funding from the government and private firms for renewable energy, which substantially will result in the creation of ample job opportunities in the green energy sector and companies. This programme will serve as a visible initiative aimed at meeting the demand for skilled human resources capable of implementing practical technological interventions in the areas of energy generation, storage, and distribution.”
This B. Tech. programme is aimed at training young minds to adopt a holistic approach while assessing the potential, the need, and the necessities for extending technological interventions towards sustainable energy development. The programme is also intended to bridge gaps between academia, humanities, science, engineering, economics, management, and policymaking by incorporating Energy Management, Societal & Environmental Impact Studies, Policy Making, Economics, and other allied programmes in addition to the core engineering subjects.