IIT Madras to get Masters degree in Electric Vehicles


Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras has announced to start Masters course in Electric Vehicles (EV). It will be an Interdisciplinary Dual Degree (IDDD) and will be offered to B.Tech and Dual Degree students. Students will be able to appear in the third year of their B.Tech and dual degree courses from this month. Initially 25 students can be taken in this.

In this regard, IIT Madras has Told“Students pursuing a degree in this course will have the skills required for a job in EV product development. These include EV integration, vehicle aggregate engineering, communication and calibration, verification and validation, and product and portfolio planning.”

T Ashokan, Head of the Institute’s Engineering Design Department, said, “Around eight departments will attend the course to teach the engineering skills of electric vehicles. The content creation for this has been taken care of by the market requirements. Training will also be given from basic knowledge of CS to key parts like battery and motor. Engineering department will be the anchor of this course and it will be done with the help of other departments. In the next few years, we will be doing this in e-mobility segment with different structures. Hope to start more such courses.” Students of IIT, Madras can upgrade to IDDD course in which they get BTech in core subject and MTech degree in interdisciplinary course after five years.

Along with the central government, various state governments are also making plans to promote electric vehicles in the country. Maharashtra government has now decided to buy or rent only electric vehicles. Decision has done. State Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray said that earlier the date was fixed for 1 April, which has now been done from the beginning of this year. Now only electric vehicles will be bought or rented for the use of state government and urban bodies. Earlier in the capital Delhi also, measures were announced to encourage electric vehicles. The Delhi government has allowed vehicles with diesel engines that are more than 10 years old to be converted into electric vehicles. With this, the decision to ban these diesel engined vehicles will be avoided.

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