AMRITA School of Engineering,
Coimbatore, will offer two new postgraduate diploma programmes in wind energy under an MoU with the Centre for Wind Energy Technology (C-WET), the apex body for wind power development in India under the ministry of renewable energy, and Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA), the association of wind electric generator manufacturers in India.
The diploma in wind power development (PGDWPD) requires a BTech/BE qualification with a minimum of 60% marks in electrical/electrical and electronics/electronics/electronics & communication/mechanical/production or instrumentation engineering.
There are 15 seats available and the duration of the programme is two semesters. The PGDWPD will act as a value addition to incumbents with basic engineering degrees, making them eligible for direct employment with windfarm developers, windmill/generator manufacturers and government and non-government agencies in the energy sector. The diploma in wind resource assessment (PGDWRA) requires a BTech/BE qualification with minimum 60% marks in electrical/electrical & electronics /electronics/electronics & communication/mechanical/production/instrumentation engineering, or an MSc with minimum 60% marks in physics, mathematics or statistics. With a duration of two semesters, the PGDWRA will enable students to cash in on the domestic and global demand for wind analysts. Both manufacturers and windfarm developers will have a requirement for these trained professionals. Students who successfully complete the programme will get a stipend of Rs 5,000, offered by IWTMA. The last date for submission of application forms is June 15.