The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras Is Launching A Master’s Program On Electric Vehicles

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The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras Is Launching A Master’s Program On Electric Vehicles

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) has proposed to launch an interdisciplinary Master’s program on electric vehicles. This Interdisciplinary Dual Degree (IDDD) will boost the students’ engagement with eMobility and will be offered for its BTech and Dual Degree students. The students graduating from this program will have the skill sets needed to seek job prospects in EV Product Development including EV Integration, Vehicle Aggregate Engineering, Communication and Calibration, Verification and Validation, and Product and Portfolio Planning.

Students are expected to enroll in this program from January 2022 during their third year of BTech and Dual Degree Programs. The initial intake is expected to be 25 students.

Emphasizing the distinctive aspects of this program, Prof. T. Asokan, Head, Department of Engineering Design, IIT Madras, said, “The course will be the result of nearly eight departments collaborating to induct the skills required for a student to engineer Electric Vehicles. The content offered is carefully curated to build sufficient depth in each domain, starting from Vehicle Basics and going to very specific EV aggregates including Batteries and Motors. Over the next few years, we are hoping to have more Programs with different structures in the eMobility space.”

Elaborating on the significance of such programs, Prof. Karthick Athmanathan, Professor of Practice, IIT Madras, said, “These are exciting times for the eMobility sector. We are clearly at the tipping point. It is important to have more resources skilled in various aspects of EV Engineering and eMobility. IIT Madras has had a dominant presence in this sector for the last few years through various initiatives and centres. We are now starting this phase where formal Programs for EVs and eMobility are being offered with very close engagement with Industry. Such initiatives are going to help India achieve and retain the lead technologically in the medium and long term.”

Officials at IIT Madras deem that this course will not only assemble more contemporary opportunities but also provide a proficient workforce for the Electric Vehicle industry. IIT Madras already has a Centre for Battery Engineering and Electric Vehicles (CBEEV) and incubates a host of start-ups in the eMobility space through its cell.