Electric Vehicles and Renewable Energy

By Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Prof. Kaushal Jha, Prof. L Kannan, Prof. Prabhjot Kaur   |   IIT Madras
Learners enrolled: 25251

A systems course to understand the fundamentals of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Renewable Energy, especially in Indian Context.

B. Tech 4th year / M. Tech / MS / PhD or working professionals in EE, ECE, Mech, Engineering Design, Aerospace Engineering students interested in Electric Vehicles
PREREQUISITES : None; Interest in electric Vehciles
INDUSTRIES  SUPPORT     : Large number of people in industry will be interested.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 26 Jul 2021
End Date : 15 Oct 2021
Enrollment Ends : 09 Aug 2021
Exam Date : 24 Oct 2021 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

The key topics that are going to be discussed in this course are
1. Overview of Electric Vehicles in India
2. Vehicle Dynamics
3. Vehicle Subsystems: EV Power-train
4.a Storage for EVs
4.b Fundamentals of EV Battery Pack design
5. EV Motors and Controllers: Fundamentals and Design
6. Vehicle Accessories
7. Battery Charging and Swapping
8. Introduction to Energy Scenario in India
9.a Solar and Wind enery in India: Economics of centralized generation
9.b Decentralized Solar energy generation
10. Storage options for Energy

Books and references

Electric Powertrain - Energy Systems, Power electronics and drives for Hybrid, electric and fuel cell vehicles by John G. Hayes and A. Goodarzi, Wiley Publication

Instructor bio

Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Prof. Kaushal Jha, Prof. L Kannan, Prof. Prabhjot Kaur

IIT Madras
Ashok Jhunjhunwala,Institute Professor at IIT Madras, did his B.Tech degree from IIT Kanpur and MS and PhD from University of Maine, USA and was a faculty at Washington State University, USA for a year and half before joining as a faculty at IIT Madras in 1981. In 2017-18, he was on sabbatical from IITM and was Principal Advisor to Minister of Power, MNRE, and Railways, Government of India, New Delhi.
Prof. Jhunjhunwala is considered a pioneer in nurturing Industry-Academia interaction in India towards Research and Development, Innovation and Product Development. He conceived and built India's first university affiliated business park (IIT Madras Research Park) to promote Industry-Academia Research and Development collaboration.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 24 October 2021 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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