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Power and Industrial Drives
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In the present era of rapid industrialization, it is strongly felt that the field of Power and Industrial Drives (PID) is gaining momentum. Moreover, owing to continuous and intensive research in the field of Power Semiconductor Devices in India as well as in foreign countries, tremendous changes and new concepts have been evolved.  Hence, to cope with the rapid changes, it is highly essential on the part of technocrats who are in this field to have updated knowledge to cater the requirements of industry in a right direction.

The scope of power electronic controllers have been widened due to the developments of advanced topologies of electrical machines. This has contributed to further developments in the field of Electrical Engineering. Therefore, taking all the above mentioned developments and changes into account a post graduate (PG) programme in Electrical Engineering has been introduced in the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at GMR institute of Technology since  2007.

This Post Graduate programme focuses mainly on imparting theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of power electronics and its applications to electrical machines, drives, industrial equipments, and power systems. Special Emphasis on design, modeling and analysis of conventional and advanced electrical machines is also given in this program.

 
Objectives
The following are the objectives of the P.G. Program
Training the young engineer aspirants in handling power electronics devices and getting in - depth knowledge about their applications.
Enable the students to work in software and information technology sectors, in connection with power electronics and electrical drives.
Enable the students to acquire sound theoretical and practical knowledge on various areas like wind energy systems and special drives.
Enable the students to gain commendable knowledge in industrial and automation section.
Project for Assignment Areas

The students can work in different areas of electrical engineering such as simulation and control of various electrical drives, analysis of FACTS controllers, power Quality enhancement. Students can design and test their hardware modules in power converters and drives lab and also can perform analytical studies using following software’s.

MATLAB / Simulink for Analysis and simulation of various electrical systems.
PSIM Software for designing and analyzing various power system components
LabView Software for interfacing various electrical systems with computer.
SCADA Dev Studio for data acquisition and monitoring.
Students are motivated for publishing their works in various National and International Conferences and Journals
Laboratory Facilities

Power Electronics and Drives Lab equipped with various controllers such as DSP Controllers, DSPic Controllers, DSP trainer Kit, Micro controllers, all conventional machines and specials machines.  Where as Power Electronics Systems and Simulation Lab have Softwares of MATLAB / Simulink, PSIM, LabView, SCADA Dev Studio etc. are extensively used by the students during their academic schedule. Full access to internet and web based resources like e-journals are also available to the students.

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