CHENNAI: Anna University is set to offer an ME course in power engineering and management from this academic year. The university called for applications for the ME course on July 11.
The self-supporting programme will be conducted under the faculty of electrical engineering at the College of Engineering in Guindy, under the auspices of the Anna University-Ryerson University Urban Energy Centre.
The aim of the course is to understand the future energy demand and address the R&D initiatives needed to tackle the demand through energy management.
"Researchers say most people in villages will move to cities in the next 10 years. With energy already in demand in Indian cities we have to focus on research in energy management and how to generate renewable energy," said S Chandramohan, director in charge of the centre.
The university will allow an intake of 20 students in the course, and the eligibility will be a BE degree. The course would be made available for students through the single window counselling system, said university vice-chancellor M Rajaram.
Officials are considering a study abroad component for the course, based on their collaboration with Ryerson University in Canada which has funded Rs 2 crore for exchange programme internships in the field.
All the 20 students might be given a Rs2.5-lakh scholarship in the third semester to go abroad and register for courses, credits of which would be added to their ME transcripts, Chandramohan said. The proposal is pending approval by the syndicate.
The last date for issue of the application forms is July 20, and the last date for submission of the forms is July 22. Details are available on Anna University's website - www.annauniv.edu.