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|
|3||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||Predictive Energy
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|
|3||K. Thendral||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
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Dr. Sivanthi Aditanar College of Engineering, Tiruchendur -628 215 I got opportunity to do M.E – Power Electronics and Drives(2011-13) in SSN College of Engineering. I Can positively say that SSNCE has been the best part of my life, full of learning opportunities that were filled with fun & frolic. The most I admire is the support that I received from faculty of EEE Department. Even after completing my PG, till now I received the same level of support to do my research activities. Thanks to the SSN management for providing such a great environment and research-oriented academics.
I am Arrul Dhana Mathy, a post graduate from SSN college of Engineering. I obtained both my UG degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering(EEE) and PG degree in Power Electronics and Drives(PED) from SSN College of Engineering. I was a department topper in my PG and also a 25th University rank holder. I had initially started my career with Cognizant (through on-campus) and then got opportunities to work with companies like Oracle and Freshworks. Now, I am currently working as Data Engineer II at Amazon. My journey in SSN is one of the most memorable moments. The college years are a wonderful point in life where we take mature steps towards our future, meeting many friends, choosing our majors, finalising our careers, and preparing for the challenges of the real world. In this regard, SSN was the best place which prepared me for the next phase of life. It helped me develop the necessary skill sets that helped me adapt to the real world. SSN has a unique culture where the students are free to innovate, experiment and learn with the guidance of the best faculties. While talking about faculties at SSN, I would like to specially mention my mentor Mrs.Ramaprabha, who had always been a very good advisor and mentor to me, providing guidance and support. I am thankful for everything SSN has offered and it played a pivotal role to where i am now. I am proud to be an SSNite.
ME - Power Electronics and Drives “While there is a lot that the real world teaches you, only a good institution can prepare you to handle those experiences and SSN played the role of my mentor. I had the most memorable time studying at SSN. The enthusiastic, creative and interesting faculty make learning at SSN a delight and motivated me to think out of the box. As a successful professional, I am proud to be an SSN alumnus."
SSN helped me find an opportunity in Lucas - TVS, the faculty helped me prepare for this before hand and finally secure a job.- Mahesh
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chenna At the Department of Power Electronics and Drives, a lot of emphasis is put on hands-on laboratory work which gives a glorious opportunity to test your own theories or designs in the “real world”. I got the opportunity to take part in multiple events that helped me broaden my horizons and kick-start my career in Teaching.
400/230-110KV AIS SUBSTATION , DHARMAPURI, THIRUVALAM OPERATION CIRCLE It is a great pleasure being a part of SSN. I strongly believe that SSN is the best among all engineering college. Peaceful atmosphere, pleasant climate and blowing wind year-round fills the campus with positive energy, making it the best place for study. Professors here are experts in their respective fields and are very friendly. They provide the students with excellent technical knowledge. This backed by good labs, library and infrastructure by institute, ensures that students get best knowledge. Projects and research are encouraged by college. At SSN, students always find themselves in a pool of never ending opportunities!
Joining SSN was on one of the best things that happened to me. Top notch faculties and infrastructure makes this institution a class apart. I extend my warm regards to my EEE dept. family which has immensely helped me succeed.I will forever be thankful to SSN for presenting me a wonderful environment in Renault-Nissan India
I have 3+ years of experience in the automobile industry with a specialization in traction motor design & sizing. I am currently working as an Engineer in Renault Nissan Technology and Business Centre India Pvt. Ltd. I am part of the team which is involved in industrialization of traction motors for electric and hybrid powertrains. My major responsibilities in my current role includes modeling and electromagnetic analysis of traction motor to evaluate the electromagnetic performance. Also, to validate the design change proposals which can arise to make the motor Structural, NVH, and thermal complaint.
Studying at SSN has been a truly empowering experience. From being educated in specialized topics by experienced faculty to honing my research skills, it prepared me to face the next stage in life with full confidence. The support provided in terms of ease of access of major software packages and hardware labs helped me to put the theoretical aspects taught in a practical perspective. SSN is truly an excellent incubation place for those who want to carve out a niche for themselves in any field of their choice.
“Before stepping in SSN college of Engineering, I was searching for some innovative platform from core domain of EEE. In 2018-2020, I have joined in SSN College of Engineering and pursed M.E –POWER ELECTRONICS AND DRIVES. It is one of the greatest dreams of completing my masters in SSN College. SSN College is one the excellent place to study and the encouragement from faculty boosted my confidence. Being a student in SSN it made me to think different, and started to set goals bigger. I thank each and every person who helped and encouraged me to build my life. I thank H.O.D sir and entire faculty for motivating me throughout the course. “SSN College is a place where all my happiness started and the memories will haunt me throughout my life”.
I learnt from the college is how to take charge of my own education for the rest of my life and learnt how to manage my own time, set priorities, and take responsibility for the consequences of my choices. I found that how to learn new materials, habits, and skills effectively. In this campus, I learnt myself how to function within a team of individuals with different skills and perspectives.