The University Grants Commission (UGC) had launched a scheme for skills development based higher education as part of college/university education, leading to Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc) degree with multiple entry and exit points. The B.Voc program is focused on providing undergraduate studies which would also incorporate specific job roles along with broad based general education. This would enable the graduates completing B.Voc to make a meaningful participation in accelerating India’s economy by gaining appropriate employment, becoming entrepreneurs and creating appropriate knowledge. The duration of the B. Voc courses will be six semesters in three Academic Sessions. At the end of each Semester, the candidates shall be required to present themselves for examination. The student who completes first semester successfully and is opting out from further education in B.Voc program, will be conferred Certificate in respective subject/trade. The student who completes first year i.e. first two semesters successfully and is opting out from further education in B.Voc program, will be conferred Diploma in respective subject/trade. Similarly, the student who completes first two years i.e. four semesters successfully and is opting out from further education will be conferred Advanced Diploma. The degree of B.Voc shall be conferred on the candidate who pursues the prescribed course of study for six semesters. The B. Voc degree is equivalent to BA/B.Sc degree for higher studies and employment.
As a part of B Voc programme, state-of-the-art lab facilities were set up to train the students
The Solar PV Training & Research System is a mini-Solar PV Plant Prototype which enables students to understand in-depth concepts about stand-alone PV systems. The product also provides research orientation on several concepts such as MPPT, inverter control etc.
Solar PV Grid-Tied Training System can be used for training and research of complete life cycle of Grid Tied System.
Solar Flat-Plate Collector Based system is a replica of the solar water heating system designed in a form of experimental setup to help students learn and experience different parameters of performance of Flat Plate Collector System.
Wind Energy Training System is a scaled down version of actual wind turbine power plant. This system facilitates the students with working on configurable model of wind turbine.
The Solar Parabolic Trough Collector Based System consists of parabolic reflectors, absorber tube, sun tracker, piping, storage tanks and a heat exchanger. The system can be used to perform experiments in heat transfer, parabolic trough characteristics and heat loss at different parts of the system.
In spite of this, the institution has set up a 1 KW Standalone solar photovoltaic system for study purpose
An industry visit/training is conducted each year so that students get an opportunity to familiarize with different renewable energy equipment and technologies around them. The students of current batches have undergone industry visit/training in the following centers:
Collaborations with industries are established and their inputs are being collected to update the skill components of the curriculum. The industry collaborations are established with the following companies:
Students from the passed-out batches are placed in many reputed industries/companies like Fuji Electric Consul Neowatt, TDN Bharath, Reecco Energy Pvt. Ltd, Thapas Energy, Soleco Energy Pvt Ltd etc.
Hands On Training (HOT) and On Job Training (OJT)
After the second and fourth semester examinations students undergo one-month internship in relevant industries. Some of the companies they underwent training programmes are: