Masters programme in EVs to boost great research capabilities

Masters programme in EVs (Electric Vehicles) to be launched at IIT Madras would be interdisciplinary dual degree (IDDD) which will boost the students’ engagement with eMobility and will be offered for its BTech and Dual Degree students.

Masters programme in EVs

Students are expected to enroll in this Masters programme in EVs from January 2022 during their third year of BTech and Dual Degree programmes. It will also enhance the research capabilities in this exciting field. The intake in this Masters programme in EVs is expected to be 25 students.

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Masters programme in EVsSkill sets
The students graduating in this Masters programme in EVs will have skill sets required to pursue job opportunities in EV Product Development including EV Integration, Vehicle Aggregate Engineering, Communication and Calibration, Verification and Validation and Product and Portfolio Planning.

Unique aspects
Professor T.A. Asokan, Head, Department of Engineering Design at IIT Madras spoke about unique aspects of Masters programme in EVs.

The Masters programme in EVs will be the result of nearly eight departments collaborating to induct the skills required for a student to engineer Electric Vehicles, he said.

The content offered is carefully curated to build sufficient depth in each domain, starting from Vehicle Basics and going to very specific EV aggregates including Batteries and Motors, he speaking about Masters programme in EVs.

Speaking further about Masters programme in EVs he said while the Department of Engineering Design will anchor the Masters programme in EVs, it will be delivered as a joint effort from various departments.

Over the next few years, we are hoping to have more Programs with different structures in the eMobility space, he said speaking about Masters programme in EVs.

Masters programme in EVsOption
IIT Madras provides its undergraduate students with an option to upgrade to IDDD programmes where the students will study for five years and obtain BTech in a parent discipline and MTech in an interdisciplinary area.

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The objective is to provide greater flexibility to students, giving them the opportunity to take courses across disciplines, and build towards expertise in modern interdisciplinary areas that will define the future of engineering and technology.

Masters programme in EVsImportance
Elaborating on the importance of Masters programme in EVs, Professor Karthick Athmanathan, Professor of Practice, IIT Madras, said these are exciting times for the eMobility sector.

We are clearly at the tipping point. It is important to have more resources skilled in various aspects of EV Engineering and eMobility.

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IIT Madras has had a dominant presence in this sector for the last few years through various initiatives and centres, he said speaking about Masters programme in EVs.

We are now starting this phase where formal Programs for EVs and eMobility are being offered with very close engagement with Industry. Such initiatives are going to help India achieve and retain the lead technologically in the medium and long term, he said speaking about Masters programme in EVs.

Masters programme in EVsProfessor C.S. Shankar Ram
Professor C.S. Shankar Ram, Department of Engineering Design, IIT Madras spoke about Masters programme in EVs. He said the students will be undergoing core courses that will build the foundation for EV Engineering.

They will, then, pursue electives in the specific area of specialization of their choice. They would also do a Master’s project in this domain as part of their degree requirement.

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Care has been taken to enable the student to either opt for Industry Employment or pursue further research. This provides flexibility to the students in choosing their sub-domain as well as orient towards Industry and Research, he said speaking about Masters programme in EVs.

Masters programme in EVs

About IIT Madras

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) was established in 1959 by the Government of India as an ‘Institute of National Importance.’

The activities of the Institute in various fields of Science and Technology are carried out in 16 academic departments and several advanced interdisciplinary research academic centres.

The Institute offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes leading to BTech, MSc, MBA, MTech, MS and PhD degrees in a variety of specializations.

IITM is a residential institute with more than 600 faculty and 9,500 students. Students from 18 countries are enrolled here. IITM fosters an active entrepreneurial culture with strong curricular support and through the IITM Incubation Cell.

IITM has been ranked No.1 in the ‘Overall’ Category for the third consecutive year in India Ranking 2021 released by National Institutional Ranking Framework, Ministry of Education, Government of India.

The Institute has also been ranked No.1 in the ‘Engineering Institutions’ category in the same Rankings for six consecutive years – from 2016 to 2021.

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It was also adjudged as the ‘Top innovative Institution’ in the country in Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) in 2019, 2020 and 2021. ARIIA Ranking was launched by the Innovation Cell of Ministry of Education.

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