IIT Ropar conducts two functional development programmes for SJVN executives
In a first of its kind, IIT Ropar has offered two 7-day-in-campus Functional Development Programmes (FDP) for 42 Executives of Satluj Vidyut Nigam Limited (SJVN) on Solar and Wind Energy, Battery Storage, Green Hydrogen, New Energies and related areas.
As it was a fully residential programme, it provided rigorous training (and several lab sessions) in thin film solar cells, solar cell technologies and details of next-generation and cost-effective CZTS solar cells, new technologies like solar farms and architectures, wind potential in India, conventional wind turbines and upcoming bladeless turbines, parts of a wind power plant, state of art technology in battery storage such as Li-ion and Li-polymer batteries, future technologies such as composite as battery storage material, structure batteries and high density battery storage technologies, hydrogen production and purification methods, green hydrogen production from renewable sources and industrial waste pollutants, artificial photosynthesis and strategic design of photocatalytic materials for hydrogen generation, hybrid energy systems that combine two or more renewable energy sources, design of new materials, techniques for combinatorial experiments for rapidly supplementing machine learning predictions, laser light, and Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) , Premixed Charge Compression Ignition Engine (PCCI) and Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition Engine (RCCI) combustion technologies with renewable fuels.
The programme was conducted under the Office of Continuing Education and Outreach Activities, IIT Ropar. Faculty from Departments of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Chemistry and Physics. The programme was purely residential, therefore the classes will be conducted offline and lab sessions will also be conducted.
While during the closing ceremony of the programme, Prof. Rajeev Ahuja, Director, IIT Ropar said, “IIT Ropar feels an endeavor to provide FDP to the executives of SJVN Ltd. The topics chosen for the FDP are very apt as IIT Ropar believes in researching and imparting knowledge on future technologies such as composite as battery storage material, structure batteries and high density battery storage technologies.”
IIT Ropar conducts two functional development programmes for SJVN executives. He further added, “Such programmes provide an opportunity to get an in-depth orientation and exposure to the new technological advancements and to exchange academic expertise and technical competency in understanding the overall skill ecosystem. I am confident that such programs will boost our efforts to bring Industry and Academia closer and to empower industry officials through a bottom-up approach.”