The department of EEE offers the ME degree program in Power Electronics and Drives since 2004, with a sanctioned intake of 18 candidates. The duration of the program is two years with the eligibility criteria as specified by Anna University. (https://tancet.annauniv.edu/tancet/TANCET2020Eligibility.pdf). The competent authority of NBA has granted accreditation status to M.E. Power Electronics and Drives program for a period of 5 years. The institution is privileged to have autonomous status granted by UGC.
For Program Educational Objectives (PEOs), Program Outcomes (POs) and Program-Specific Outcomes (PSOs), visit https://www.ssn.edu.in/college-of-engineering/eee-peos-and-pos/
The programme ME (Power Electronics and Drives) offered by EEE department has established a good reputation in the field of power electronics, machines, with prominence in renewable energy and Electric Vehicle technology. Significant research arenas in power electronics include static power conversion, application of power electronics to improve the performance of power systems, renewable resources interface; magnetic, battery and flywheel energy storages and use of artificial intelligence and IoT in power electronics. Electric machines and drives comprise the aspects related to machine design and control, which includes electromagnetic 2D and 3D based design and analysis of electric motors, especially Switched Reluctance Motor, BLDC, Synchronous Reluctance drives for various industrial applications and intelligent motion control of electric drives.
Our objectives are to use the above experience to perform collaborative research with industry and to improve student outcome through teaching, research, development and training in the emerging technologies. The department is a recognized Research Centre of Anna University. The department consists of 27 academic faculty members along with 65 research scholars pursuing their PhD with a total research funding of more than Rs.1 Crore in the last two years. The faculty and students have published over 120 Journal papers in the last two years. All ME(PED) students participate in the research activity through their Internally Funded Project scheme and publish papers in refereed journals/conferences. The students are provided with ample opportunities for the training program of reputed industries, professional societies, research organizations and academic universities. The Institution is strategically located in the hub of electrical and automobile industries, that will bring more opportunities to the ME(PED) students.
Research Outputs (Hyperlink) (https://www.ssn.edu.in/college-of-engineering/eee-research/)
The department has excellent track records in both research publications and research grants from reputed organizations , and there are currently over 6 active externally funded research projects in the field of Power Electronics and Drives and completed already 12 projects from various granting agencies. In the past five years, the department has successfully produced more than twenty PhD candidates. The Institution supports PG research through internally funded project schemes.
|S. No||Principal Investigator / Co – Investigator||Project Title||Sponsoring Agency||Amount (in Rs.)|
|1||Dr Mrunal Deshpande Co- Investigator||A Robustly Optimal Energy Management System for High PV- Penetrated Smart Cities with A Case Study: Implementation of PVs for Smart Street Light Poles||UNSW Australia||5.25 Lakh|
|2||Dr. P. Saravanan (Principal Investigator)||Design and Development of Axial Flux Switched Reluctance Motor based battery operated vehicle||DST-SERB||36.26 Lakh|
Dr.V.Kamaraj (PI) Dr. M. Balaji (Co-PI)
|Design and Development of Energy Efficient Permanent Magnet Assisted||DST||21.18 Lakh|
|4||Dr. Rajini (PI)||
A low cost Minimal footprint single phase solid state transformer for low/ medium voltage
|5||Dr.R.Rengaraj (PI)||Development of health monitoring system for distribution transformers||
Instruments Private limited
|6||Dr. R. Seyezhai||Modernization of Renewable Energy Laboratory||DST-AICTE||11 Lakh|
|S No||Name of the Student||Project Guide||Title of the Project||Budget|
|1||A. Magdalene||Dr. V. Rajini||Implementation of interleaved split-pi DC-DC converter for hybrid electric vehicle applications||Rs.25000|
|2||S. Gayathri||Dr. V. Rajini||Optimization of magnetics in boost integrated flyback rectifier energy DC-DC (bifred) converter||Rs.25000|
|3||E. Oliviya Joselin Komagal||Dr. R. Ramaprabha||Implementation of diode assisted extended boost quasi Z-source inverter for photovoltaic interface||Rs.26000|
|4||K. Indumathi||Dr. R. Seyezhai||Multi-phase high set-up interleaved boost converter for auxiliary supply applications||Rs.20000|
|5||K. Indumathi||Dr. R. Seyezhai||Multi-phase high set-up interleaved boost converter for auxiliary supply applications||Rs.20000|
|No||Name of the Student||Project Guide(s)||Title of the Project||Budget|
|1||Anjana Ethirajan||Dr. R. Ramaprabha||Auto-tuning of digitally controlled DC-DC converters based on relay feedback||Rs.17000|
|2||E. Maheswari||Dr. R. Seyezhai||Design of ultra low power energy harvester system for bio-medical devices||Rs.18000|
Ms. D. Umarani
Dr. R. Seyezhai
|Investigation of a modified boost converter with improved voltage gain for automotive audio amplifiers||Rs.22000|
ePropelled is a UK based leading expert in magnetic engineering innovations that dramatically improve electric motor and generator efficiency for propulsion systems in many industries.
ePropelled will work with the Incubation Centre at Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar (SSN) College of Engineering, an affiliate of Anna University, where its offices and test labs will be based. The company will work closely with SSN’s Electrical Engineering Department, whose members have considerable experience with EVs, to develop, test and validate product design. (Source: http://epropelled.com/massachusetts-based-epropelled-to-expand-into-india/)
Danfoss is in the business of mechanical and power electronic components and solutions. SSNCE has signed MoU with Danfoss industries Pvt Ltd. to work towards Research Placement and Training. Danfoss Industries Pvt Ltd offers Internship in their company and during the period of internship a stipend of Rs.13,000/- paid
Lucas TVS regularly offers students paid internship trainee and placement opportunities in their Company.
Euro Process Automatik
SSNCE has signed a MoU with Euro Process Automatik, channel partner of ABB, for a collaborative project under DST-IRR scheme.
The new autonomous system provide freedom to modernize the curriculum to make the ME(PED) students globally competent, locally relevant and skill oriented to promote employability. In view of this, it is proposed to offer a three credit course entitled ‘Electric Vehicles and Power Management’ by experts from ePropelled, an UK based company.
The Training and Placement Department conducts Career Awareness Programs, General technical and Aptitude tests, Mock Group discussions and interviews to the students in order to prepare them for the selection process by recruiting companies.
More than 50% of the students have placed every year in reputed companies like TVS Lucas, Danfoss and Renault Nissan. About 30% of the students opt for teaching and rest pursue higher studies