M.E. -  POWER ELECTRONICS AND DRIVES

Power Electronics deals with conversion and control of electrical power. Power Electronics is often defined as a hybrid technology that involves the disciplines of power and electronics.

The field of Power Electronics and Drives is changing very rapidly due to intensive research taking place in the areas of power semiconductor devices and digital signal processing.

Hence it is the need of the day to have state-of- art knowledge in this field to cater the requirements of industry in a better way. Developments of advanced topologies of electrical machines have also widened the scope of power electronic controllers.


The Department  of Electrical and Electronics Engineering offers a two year masters program in Power Electronics and Drives. The program has an increasing exposure towards growing of industrial needs.
Power Electronics deals with conversion and control of electrical power. Power Electronics is often defined as a hybrid technology that involves the disciplines of power and electronics.

This program includes importance of detailed study of power electronic devices and its applications for AC drives and DC drives, power system voltage stability and its control and the trends in the renewable energy systems.

Laboratory

Power electronics and drives lab

   The department has a Power Electronics Laboratory well equipped with drive-control kits based on SCRs, IGBTs, MOSFETs, TRAIC, DIAC, UJT etc. and based on various configurations such as converters, inverters and chopper. The department also has a well set computer lab that has one server with 50 nodes of ACER, Pentium D processor, with 80 GB SATA hard disk and 512 DDR2 RAM. The lab is provided with the following software packages.

Orcad Capture with PSPICE 10.5

PSPICE 9.0

PSIM 6.0

AU Power Lab

MATLAB 7.2