PG course on solar energy in Kolkata
Amity University and the NB Institute for Rural Development (NBIRT) signed an MoU to launch a post-graduate course in solar energy in Kolkata from October.
“The one-year course with Amity University, thanks to Prof Dhrubajyoti Chattopadhyay, vice-chancellor, Amity University, will go long way in creating green engineers for sustainable future in the wake of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s target of 1 lakh mw solar projects by 2022,” said S P Gon Chaudhury. NBIRT has been the brainchild of this renewable energy expert, who’s also an Ashden award winner and adviser to the state government’s power department.
He added, “India needs huge solar field engineers to achieve 100000 MW Solar target by 2022.We have Surya Mitra and reseachers in the field of Solar Energy. But what about middle level engineers who play an important role in commissioning. Unfortunately, we do not have any institution catering to this sector.”
The thrust given by National Climate Plan and Jawaharlal Lal Nehru National Solar Mission have suddenly created the need to train large human resource in the field of new and renewable energy especially with expertise in solar energy. Energy Institutions in the country except few IITs are running MTech course in Renewable Energy. The NBIRT of Kolkata was the only College giving Renewable Energy Diploma to the students in association with TAFE, Queensland Government, and Australia. The PG diploma course is designed in such a way so that students get more practical knowledge to undertake field-level renewable energy projects.