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. 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.
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 28 academic faculty members along with 73 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 91 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.
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.
1. Advance Power Electronics Lab (East Wing – Second Floor)
2. PG Simulation Lab (East Wing – First Floor)
Value added Lab
1. High Voltage Integrated Power Lab (West Wing – Ground Floor)
2. Electrical Vehicle Lab (West Wing – Ground Floor)
3. Renewable Energy Conversion Lab (East Wing – Second Floor)
4. Solar Energy Research Lab (East Wing – Second Floor)
5. Smart Grid Lab (East Wing – Ground Floor)
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.