Fundamentals Of Electric Drives

By Prof. Shyama Prasad Das   |   IIT Kanpur
Learners enrolled: 2215
The course aims at giving a broad overview of Electrical Drive Systems. It is assumed that the students have prior exposure to Electrical Machines and Power Electronics. The control principles of various DC and AC motors using solid state converters are discussed. Principles of selection of Electric Motors are introduced. Some of the applications of Electrical Drives are also highlighted.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Senior UG and PG students in Electrical Engg PREREQUISITES: Electrical Machines, Power Electronics INDUSTRY SUPPORT: 1. GE Global Research, Bangalore 2. Hitachi Hi-Rel Power Electronics Pvt Ltd, Gandhinagar
3. Amtech Electronics (India) Ltd., Gandhinagar
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Credit Points : 2
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 25 Jul 2022
End Date : 16 Sep 2022
Enrollment Ends : 08 Aug 2022
Exam Date : 25 Sep 2022 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

Week 1: Introduction to Electrical Drives Dynamics of Electrical Drives Review of Torque-Speed Characteristics of DC Motor Drives Week 2: Solid-state Control of DC Motor Drives Controlled Rectifier-fed DC Drives Week 3: Chopper Controlled DC Drives Week 4: Induction Motor Drives Operation of Induction Motor with Unbalanced Source Voltages Analysis of Induction Motor from Non-sinusoidal Voltage Supply Starting and Braking of Induction Motor Week 5: Variable Voltage/ Current, Variable Frequency Control of Induction Motor Fed from VSI and CSI Control of Slip-ring Induction Motor Week 6: Synchronous and Brushless DC Motor Drives Week 7: Traction Drives Week 8: Stepper Motor and Switched Reluctance Motor Drives

Books and references

1- “Fundamentals of Electric Drives”, Gopal K Dubey, Narosa 2- “Electric Motor Drives – Modeling, Analysis and Control,” R. Krishnan, Prentice-Hall of India. 3- “Electric Drives – Concepts and Applications”, Vedam Subrahmanyam, Tata McGraw Hill

Instructor bio

Prof. Shyama Prasad Das

IIT Kanpur
Prof. S. P. Das received the B.Tech. (with honors) degree in Electrical Engineering, the M.Tech. degree in ‘Machine Drive and Power Electronics’ and the Ph.D. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, in 1990, 1992, and 1997, respectively. He has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Kanpur since 1997. He has guided about 7 PhD theses and over 50 MTech theses. His research interests include power electronics, high performance industrial drives, power quality conditioners, and microprocessor-based control and instrumentation. He is a Senior Member of IEEE (USA) and a Fellow of Institute of Electronics and Telecom Engineers (IETE), India.

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: 25 September 2022 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 6 assignments out of the total 8 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 Kanpur .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.

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