There is an immense scope in the research of generation, storage and distribution of alternative energy sources. In apropos with initiatives by Govt. of India like ‘Make in India” and ‘Startup India’, along with the vision to produce 100GW by 2022 with solar cells, there is a tremendous opportunity for research and startups in the solar cells. United Nations have defined 17 Global Goals called as Sustainable Development Goals to be achieved by all nations. Goal 7 is “Affordable and Clean Energy: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all” and Goal 13 is “Climate Action: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts by regulating emissions and promoting developments in renewable energy”. Hence, there is need to develop low-cost innovative solution for India which may fulfil the demand for electricity. Solar cell efficiencies of devices using have increased from 3.8% in 2009 to 22.1% in early 2016, making this the fastest-advancing solar technology to date. Use of Solar energy is also in many endless areas like preservators, cold storages, space, industry, homes, etc. This course gives a kaleidoscope of various methodologies of solar energy conversions and harvesting.
The foundation will be built through lectures on Basics of Solar Energy Conversion. Various modalities conversion and harvesting will be introduced subsequently with current scenario of application of solar energy in various fields. The likely future scenario in the field will be also discussed, like application of nanotechnology, perovskite cells, super capacitors, solar colour die, printable solar technology, etc. Faculty experts from the departments, IICT, Hyderabad, ARC, Hyderabad, VNIT, Nagpur, SRTMU, Nanded, other external resource persons, and leading Industry experts will deliver the quality sessions.
Who can join and how
Thirty faculty members from AICTE recognised degree level engineering colleges and polytechnics will get a chance to attend STTP free of cost with a caution money deposit of ₹ 1000/- in the form of Demand Draft (which will be refunded after successful completion of STTP, but will be forfeited if participant does not turn up, or does not complete the STTP). The faculty who will pay CMD amount in the form of Demand Draft on Nationalised Bank in favour of “Director, SGGSIE&T, Vishnupuri, Nanded” will be given chance on first-cum-first-served basis. Participants are entitled for bus/sleeper class/3A railway to and fro fare by the shortest route (Participant’s Institute to Nanded and back). Local participants can avail free bus transportation of Institute. Limited outstation participants will be provided lodging and boarding in the institute hostel on request with minimal cost (since accommodation is limited, family members of participants cannot be accommodated). Candidate should complete the enclosed registration form and send by speed post or courier to the coordinator along with the DD. Confirmation of eligible candidates will be on first come first serve basis up to a maximum of 30 candidates. The completed registration forms along with the Demand Draft should be received by the coordinator on or before 20th March 2018. For all other interested faculty members (not selected in first 30), Ph.D. research scholars, M.Tech. students, and industry people, the fee for the STTP is ₹ 3000/- (no lodging and boarding, no TA/DA; only lunch, refreshments, and course material during STTP).
About departments and CESH
Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering department began with an intake of 30 in 1981, and has grown to intake of 120 in B.Tech. (Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering) and two PG courses: M.Tech. (Electronics) with intake of 30 and M.Tech. (Embedded Systems and VLSI) with intake of 18 (started in 2015). Various Ph.D. schemes like QIP, TEQIP, Visveswaraiya, Rajiv Gandhi Scholarship, etc., are available for prospective researchers. The UG course of the department is NBA accredited up to June 2020 and PG accreditation is in process. Department of Chemical Engineering was started in 2009 with intake of 30 U.G. students leading to the degree of B.Tech.(Chemical Engineering). Within a short span of 8-9 years, now department attracts top talent in the F.Y. admissions. It has excellent laboratory facilities and motivating teaching staff. It has very good linkages with industry and research organisations all over India. Department organises various STTPs and workshops for faculty and students. Students of department has won TCS best best project award for three years. Institute is in the process of establishing Center for Energy storage and Harvesting where state-of-the-art facitlities will be provided for research in Solar energy conversion and harvesting. Some of the equipment lined for purchase are: Solar Simulator, Bench top X-ray diffraction (XRD), Compact Electrochemical Workstation, UV Spectroscopy, Brunauer Emmett Teller analysis, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, FE-SEM with E-dax, etc.
Autonomous Institute • Established by Govt. of Maharashtra • 641 UG + 199 PG admissions/pa • Strong Alumni network • 24x7 open advanced labs • “Center for VLSI Design and Verification” supported by Mentor • “Center of Excellence in Signal and Image Processing” under TEQIP-II • Center for Energy Storage and Harvesting (for research on solar cell and battery) • Dedicated faculty • Sports/gym • Open Electives • MoUs with national and International organisations • Ph.D. scholarships • Research culture • Patent Cell • Innovation Lab • Pragmatic BoM • Incubation + Startups on campus (Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre) • AICTE + DST + BRNS + TEQIP + Visveswaraiya + Rajeev Gandhi Funds • Credit Transfer Scheme • Visit www.sggs.ac.in for more
Prof. L.M. Waghmare, Director • Prof. R.R. Manthalkar • Dr. A.B. Gonde • Dr. S. S. Gajre • Dr. P. G. Jadhav • Prof. S.B. Dethe