B.Voc Degree & Diploma from TISS

 (a) B. Voc: Bachelor of Vocation- a scheme introduced by UGC for skills development based higher education as part of college/university education.

(b) NSQF : National Skills Qualifications Framework

(c) Programme: A Programme refers to the entire course of study and examinations for the award of the B. Voc degree.

(d) Semester: Each semester will consist of 15-18 weeks of academic work equivalent to 90 actual teaching days. The odd semester may be scheduled from July to December and even semester from January to Junes as per Academic calendar of the University.

(e) Course: Refers to the conventional paper, which is portion of the subject matter to be covered in a semester. A semester shall contain many such courses from general and skill development areas. A course may be designed to comprise lectures/tutorials/laboratory work/field work/outreach activities/project work/vocational training/viva/ seminars/ term papers/assignments/ presentations/ self-study etc. or a combination of some of these.

(f) Exit Level: B. Voc has multiple exit points at each year and successfully completing a year (2 semesters) the candidate will be awarded Diploma. Advanced Diploma and/or B.Voc Degree will be awarded accordingly mentioned ahead.

(g) Sector: Sector refers to conventional branch.

(h) Credit Based Semester System (CBSS): Under the CBSS, the requirement for awarding a degree or diploma or certificate is prescribed in terms of number of credits to be completed by the students.

(i) Credit Point: It is the product of grade point and number of credits for a course.

(j) Credit: B. Voc programme follows a credit semester system and each Course has an associated credit. It is a unit by which the course work is measured. It determines the number of hours of instructions required per week. One credit is equivalent to one hour of teaching (lecture or tutorial) or two hours of practical work/field work per week .

(k) Grade: Uses ten point grading system suggested by UGC to assess the students.


Energy Technology and will be offered under the aegis of the TISS.

This is out-lined in the Table below.




Corresponding NSQF level



1 Year


Diploma in Solar Energy

Advanced Diploma

2 Years


Advanced Diploma in Solar & Alternate Energy

B.Voc. Degree

3 Years


B.VOC Renewable Energy Technology


The approach adopted by TISS-SVE is called the Work Integrated Training programme (WITP). This Vocational Educational Programme is being implemented for the first time in India with a focus on job-specific skills rather than providing only a broad based education. The aim is to enable the students to learn the skill by engaging in on-the-job training at real shop floor of the industry/company along with classroom theoretical training.

Through this “Earn while you Learn” approach model, the trainee may also earn a modest stipend during on-the-job duration of the course. Although, this is not mandatory for any institution, TISS-SVE strongly encourages the training partners to adopt this practice.


The minimum marks for a pass in the examinations shall be :

  • Attendance – 75% is compulsory
  • Minimum Pass – 40% in each Subject and Overall marks shall be above 40%


Medium of Instruction and Examinations

The medium of instruction and examination will be in English.




In 2010, when India launched the National Solar Mission with a target of 20,000 megawatts (MW) of solar power by 2022, it had less than 20 MW installed. Today, India has crossed 5,000 MW and the government has dramatically increased the solar target to 100,000 MW by 2022. 

India is also leading International Solar Alliance of more than 120 solar rich countries to facilitate widespread deployment of solar power and development of the supporting ecosystem including knowledge exchange on manufacturing and skills.

India would need nearly 210,800 skilled plant design and site engineers and approximately 624,600 semi-and low- skilled technicians for construction, most of whom would be needed to achieve the targeted 40 GW rooftop solar capacity addition.

With the absence of dedicated institutions deployed for skill Trainings School of Vocational Education-TISS can be the epicentre of all the renewable energy related capacity building at certificate, diploma and degree level.

The Skill knowledge Providers would act as enablers in earn while learn system of the said programs.


Course Structure

 The Vocational course is a three year program consists of a combination of Practical, Theory and Generic (provided by TISS) courses. The three year program will be divided into 6 semesters; 2 semesters per year. 1st year will be a Diploma, 2nd year will be Advance Diploma & 3rd year will be a Degree.

The program is a work integrated training which include on-the-job training (practical) for 4 to 5 days a week and 1 day of theory training. The courses also include generic module for overall development of the candidate. The first two years of this program are in line with the Community College framework of the AICTE.

The B. Voc Degree program is designed as per the UGC guidelines. The objective of the course is to provide immediate and definite interventions to improve the lives of the disadvantaged and marginalized youth, especially who are excluded by the formal school education system through appropriate vocational training programmes. The target beneficiaries would include organized and unorganized labour, women, children, dalits and tribals. There should be 6 month internship where learner will carry out all activity independently under supervision) last semester.



The curriculum in each of the years of the programme would be a suitable mix of general education and skill development components.


Skill Development Components:


(i) The focus of skill development components shall be to equip students with appropriate knowledge, practice and attitude, so as to become work ready. The skill development components should be relevant to the industry as per its requirements.

(ii) The curriculum will necessarily embed within itself, National Occupational Standards (NOS) of specific job roles within the industry. This would enable the students to meet the learning outcomes specified in the NOSs.

(iii) The overall design of the skill development component along with the job roles selected will be such that it leads to a comprehensive specialization in one or two domains.

(iv) In case NOS is not available for a specific area / job role, TISS will get the curriculum for this developed in consultation with industry experts.

(v) The curriculum will focus on work-readiness skills in each of the three years.

Adequate attention will be given in curriculum design to practical work, on the job training, development of student portfolios and project work.


General Education Component:

(i) The general education component will adhere to the normal university standards. It will emphasise and offer courses which provide holistic development. However, it will not exceed 40% of the total curriculum.

(ii) Adequate emphasis will be given to language and communication skills.


The curriculum will be designed in a manner that at the end of year- 1, year-2 and year-3, students are able to meet below mentioned level descriptors for level 5, 6 and 7 of NSQF, respectively:



Process required

Professional knowledge

Professional skill

Core skill


Level  5

Job that requires well developed skill, with clear choice

of procedures in familiar context

Knowledge of facts, principles, processes and general concepts, in

a field of work or study

A range of cognitive

and practical skills required to accomplish tasks and solve problems by selecting

and applying basic methods, tools materials

and information

Desired mathematical skill, understanding of social, political and some skill of collecting and organizing information, communication.

Responsibility for own work and learning and some responsibility for other’s works and learning

Level 6

Demands wide range of specialized technical skill, clarity

of knowledge and practice in broad range of activity involving standard/

non-standard practices

Factual and theoretical knowledge in broad contexts within a field of work or study

A range of cognitive

and practical skills required to generate solutions to specific problems in

a field of work or study

Reasonably good in mathematical calculation, understanding of social, political and, reasonably good in data collecting organizing information, and logical communication

Responsibility for own work and learning and full responsibility for other’s works and learning

Level 7

Requires a command of wide ranging specialized theoretical and practical skill, involving variable routine and non-routine context


Wide ranging, factual and theoretical knowledge in broad contexts within a field of work or study

Wide range of cognitive and practical skills required to generate solutions to specific problems in

a field of work or study

Good logical and mathematical skill understanding of social political and natural environment good in collecting and organizing information, communication and presentation skill

Full responsibility for output of group and development



Detailed Syllabus



RET 1.01 Fundamental of Solar Energy

Basics of solar energy - Brief History of solar energy utilization Theoritical Aspect of Photoelectric effect - Einstein’s theory of photons. Introduction to concept of Black Body, Perfectly Black Body & White Body.

Electrostatics: Static electricity, Ohm's Law: Electric Potential - Conductance and Conductivity- Ohm's Law Resistance in Series- in Parallel, Introduction to types of Electrical & Electronic Components.

Solar  Cell  Basics  and  Materials  :  Properties  of  Semiconductor:  Intrinsic,  extrinsic  and  compound  semiconductor;  Energy  levels;  Electrical  conductivity.

Solar Cell Physics: p‐n junction: homo and hetro junctions, Metal‐semiconductor interface; Figure  of  merits  of  solar  cell;  Efficiency  limits;  Variation  of  efficiency  with  band‐gap  and  temperature;  Efficiency measurements;

Various Methods of using solar energy –Photothermal, Photovoltaic, Photosynthesis, Present & Future Scope of Solar energy.


RET 1.02 Solar Radiation & Energy Conversion

Energy resources and solar spectrum-

World energy resources - indian energy scenario - environmental aspects of energy utilization. Renewable energy resources and their importance–Global solar resources. Basic laws of radiation. Physics of the Sun - Energy balance of the Earth, energy flux, solar constant for Earth, green house effect. Components of radiation-UV visible and IR

Solar radiation and measurement-

Solar radiation on the earth surface - Extraterrestrial radiation characteristics, Terrestrial radiation, solar insulation. Depletion of solar radiation - Absorption, scattering. Beam radiation, diffuse and Global radiation. Measurement of solar radiation – Pyranometer, pyrheliometer, Sunshine recorder. Solar time - Local apparent time (LAT).

Solar radiation geometry and calculations-

Solar radiation geometry - Earth-Sun angles – Solar angles. Calculation of angle of incidence - Surface facing due south, horizontal, inclined surface and vertical surface. Solar day length – Sun path diagram – Shadow determination. Estimation of Sunshine hours at different places in India. Calculation of total solar radiation on horizontal and tilted surfaces. Prediction of solar radiation availability.

Solar electrical energy conversion-

Solar photovoltaic energy conversion - Principles - Physics and operation of solar cells. Classification of solar PV systems, Solar cell energy conversion efficiency, I-V characteristics, effect of variation of solar insolation and temperature, losses. Solar PV power plants.


RET 1.03 Solar Thermal Engineering and Applications

Solar passive heating and cooling-

Thermal comfort - Heat transmission in buildings - Bioclimatic classification. Passive heating concepts - Direct heat gain, indirect heat gain, isolated gain and sunspaces. Passive cooling concepts - Evaporative cooling, radiative cooling, application of wind, water and earth for cooling, roof cooling, earth air-tunnel. Energy efficient landscape design - Concept of solar temperature and its significance, calculation of instantaneous heat gain through building envelope.

Solar liquid and air heating system-

Flat plate collector – Liquid and air heating - Evacuated tubular collectors -Overall heat loss coefficient, heat capacity effect - Thermal analysis. Design of solar water heating systems, with natural and pump circulation. Solar dryers and applications. Thermal energy storage systems.

Solar cooling and dehumidification-

Solar thermal applications-

Solar systems for process heat production –

Solar cooking – Performance and testing of solar cookers.

Solar water Heater- Types of Solar water heater systems, Storage Tank, Solar Collector, Design, Installation & Maintenance of Solar water heater.

Solar Dryer, Sea water desalination – Methods, solar still and performance calculations.  Solar pond - Solar greenhouse.

Solar thermal power plants-

Solar thermal electric power plants based on parabolic trough, solar central receiver, parabolic dish-Stirling engine. Concentrated solar power using Fresnel lenses. Fundamentals of design calculations and analysis of solar power plants. Economic analysis.


RET 1.04 LAB- Electronics and Photo Voltaic (Vocational Practical)

Students will learn Solar energy and photovoltaic technologies, Lab safety, Overview of class PV processes Photovoltaic measurement technique .

This method is one of the important methods of teaching technical skills and it forms an integral part of effective teaching. Under this method, teacher encourages the students to derive various scientific laws and principles on their own by getting personally involved in the experiment work.

  1. Measuring and comparing the DC voltage output from the solar panel with different lighting situations
  2. Measurement of Solar Radiation
  3. Study on solar photo voltaic panel in series and parallel combination
  4. I-V Characteristics and Efficiency of a Solar PV cell.
  5. Performance evaluation of solar cooker
  6. Estimation of efficiency of solar photovoltaic panels
  7. Effect of Shadow & tilt angle on solar photo voltaic panel
  8. Study on charging characteristics of a lead acid battery using solar photo voltaic panel




RET 2.01 Solar Photo Voltaic Systems and Plants

Solar cell fundamentals-

Photovoltaic effect - Principle of direct solar energy conversion into Electricity in a solar cell. Semiconductor properties, energy levels, basic Equations. Solar cell, p-n junction, structure.

PV module performance-

I-V characteristics of a PV module, maximum power point, cell efficiency, Fill factor, effect of irradiation and temperature.

Manufacturing of pv cells & design of PV Systems-

Commercial solar cells - Production process of single crystalline silicon cells, Multi crystalline silicon cells, amorphous silicon, cadmium telluride, copper Indium gallium di selenide cells. Design of solar PV systems and cost Estimation. Case study of design of solar PV lantern, stand alone PV system - Home lighting and other appliances, solar water pumping systems

Classification of pv systems and Components-

Classification - Central Power Station System, Distributed PV System, Stand Alone PV system, grid Interactive PV System, small system for consumer Applications, hybrid solar PV system, concentrator solar photovoltaic. System Components - PV arrays, inverters, batteries, charge controls, net power Meters. PV array installation, operation, costs, reliability.

PV System Applications-

Building-integrated photovoltaic units, grid-interacting central power Stations, stand-alone devices for distributed power supply in remote and rural Areas, solar cars, aircraft, space solar power satellites. Socio-economic and Environmental merits of photovoltaic systems


RET 2.02 Site assessment array structural design

Concepts of strength of materials-

Concepts and principles of strength of materials - Stress and strain, Tension, compression, stress strain diagram. Thermal stresses, principal Plane, principal stress, maximum shearing stress.

Principle of structures-

Principles of structural analysis. Types of structures and loads, normal Force, shear force, bending moment and torsion. Analysis of pin-jointed Trusses, cables, arches. Bending, shear, torsion of beams, composite Beams, deflection of beams. Complex stress and strain.

Analysis of frames, trusses and composite structures –

Vertical and lateral loads on building frames. External work and strain Energy. Force method of analysis - Frames, trusses, composite structures. Displacement method of analysis - Beams, frames. Moment distribution for Beams, frames. Fundamentals of the stiffness method. Matrix analysis

Of trusses, beams and frames by the direct stiffness method.

Wind loads-

Wind load on building structures, wind load on solar collectors and PV Panels mounted on the roof. Barriers - Varieties of materials and air Barrier configuration.


RET 2.03 Solar Energy storage & load Management

Energy storage alternatives for PV systems. Storage batteries, lead-acid, nickel-cadmium, nickel-metal-hydride and lithium type batteries. Small storage systems employing ultracapacitors, charging and discharging properties and modeling of batteries. Connection techniques of batteries.

Concept of Power Bank, Charging and Discharging of battery. Factors affecting battery life. Measurement of power and capacity of battery.


RET 2.04 Installation of 1KW Project of Stand Alone PV System (Vocational Practical)

-Design includes selection of all components including PV panels, converters, chargers, inverters, battery, etc.,

-Simulation of complete photovoltaic system,

-Analyze annual electricity generation, cost, payback time and economics,

-Prepare term project report




RET 3.01 Bio-Gas, Bio-Mass & Bio-Fuels  

Overview of biomass as energy source; Biomass availability in North Eastern States of India Production of biomass, Photosynthesis, efficiency of C3 & C4 plants on biomass production.

Classification of biomass, Biomass conversion routes: biochemical, chemical and thermo‐chemical, Types of digesters, installation, operation and maintenance of biogas plants, Biogas for motive power generation etc.

Biodiesel – the mechanism of transesterification, fuel characteristics of biodiesel, technical aspects of biodiesel engine utilization.

Overview on energy plantation. Basis of selecting the plants for energy plantation Waste land utilization through energy plantation. Introduction to briquetting & gasification.


RET 3.02 Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Wastes to Energy Conversion systems

Introduction to waste and waste processing, Definitions, sources, types and composition of  various types of wastes; Characterization of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) , Industrial waste and  Biomedical Waste (BMW), Waste collection and transportation; Waste processing-size reduction,  Separation; Waste management hierarchy, Waste minimization and recycling of MSW; Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), Material Recovery Facilities (MRF), recycling processes of solid waste.

Waste Treatment and Disposal Aerobic composting, Incineration, different type of incineration; medical and pharmaceutical waste incinerations, Landfill classification, types, methods and sitting consideration, layout and  preliminary design of landfills: composition, characteristics, generation, movement and control of landfill leachate and gases, environmental monitoring system for land fill gases, Rules related to the handling, treatment and disposal of MSW and BMW in India.

Sources of energy generation, incineration, gasification of waste using gasifiers, briquetting,  utilization and advantages of briquetting. Anaerobic digestion of sewage and municipal wastes, direct combustion of MSW-refuse derived solid fuel, industrial waste, agro residues, land fill gas  generation and utilization, biomethanation process.

Environmental and Commercial Aspects of Waste to Energy Present status of technologies for conversion of waste into energy, design of waste to energy  plants for cities, small townships and villages, Environmental and health impacts of incineration  and other waste to energy conversion systems, case studies of commercial waste to energy plants, Strategies for reducing environmental impacts.


RET 3.03 Micro Hydro power, Hydrogen Energy & fuel cell

Hydrogen production storage and Utilization-

Hydrogen production methods. Hydrogen storage - Onboard hydrogen storage - chemical storage - physical storage - in metal and alloy hydrides, carbon nanotubes. Glass capillary arrays - pipeline storage and hydrogen utilization.

Fuel cell technology-

Fuel cell electrochemistry - Reaction rate - Butler Volmer equationimplications and use of fuel cell polarization curve - Conversion of chemical energy in electricity in a fuel cell.

Fuel cell and modes of operation-

Type of fuel cells, fuel cell working principle – Design - Proton exchange membrane fuel cells - Design issues - High temperature fuel cells - SOFCMCFC- Comparison of fuel cell – Performance characteristics - Efficiency of leading fuel cell types. Application of fuel cells in power cogeneration


RET 3.04 Alternate Energy Generation Lab (Vocational Practical)

  1. To construct a solar oven
  2. Biomass: Experimental study on thermal performance and efficiency of biomass downdraft gasifier and sampling and analysis of air and flue gas from biomass energy systems i.e. gasifier, combustor and cook stoves using gas chromatography technique. Biogas production by anaerobic digestion and analysis.
  3. Fuel Cell operation and electrical power generation
  4. Performance analysis of an Electrical Inverter
  5. Power generator; Measurement of power factor and load characteristics




RET 4.01 Wind Energy Conversion System

Wind resource assessment-

History of wind energy, Current status and future prospects, Wind Energy in India. Power available in the wind, Wind Turbine power and torque characteristics, Types of rotors: Horizontal and Vertical axis wind turbine, Characteristics of wind rotor.

Aerodynamics of wind turbine-

Airfoil, lift and drag characteristics, Aerodynamic theories, Axial momentum theory, Blade element theory , Strip theory , Power coefficient and tip speed ratio characteristics, Rotor design and Performance analysis.

Wind energy conversion systems-

Wind electric generators, Tower, rotor, gearbox, power regulation, safety mechanisms, Generator Induction and synchronous generator, Grid integration, Wind pumps, Wind driven piston pumps, limitations and performance analysis.

Environment and Economics-

Environmental benefits and problems of wind energy, Economics of wind energy, Factors influence the cost of energy generation: Site specific parameters, machine parameters, Life cycle cost analysis.


RET 4.02 Other Renewable Energy Resources

Hydrogen Energy: Basics of Hydrogen Energy, Production methods, Storage and transportation,


Fuel Cell: Principle of working Basic thermodynamic and electrochemical principles, Classifications Applications for power generations.

Ocean Energy: Ocean energy resources, Ocean energy routes, Ocean thermal energy conversion

Wave energy conversion, Tidal energy conversion.

Geothermal Energy:  Origin, Types of geothermal energy sites, Geothermal Power plants

Magneto hydrodynamic (MHD) energy conversion: Principle of operation, Classifications, Features of MHD Systems.


RET 4.03 Solar Architect & Green Concept in building

Environmental implications of buildings energy, carbon emissions, water use, waste disposal; Building materials: sources, methods of production and environmental Implications. Embodied Energy in Building Materials: Transporation Energy for Building Materials; Maintenance Energy for Buildings. Energy Conservation Building Code

Utility of Solar energy in buildings concepts of Solar Passive Cooling and Heating of Buildings. Low Energy Cooling. Case studies of Solar Passive Cooled and Heated Buildings.

Green Composites for buildings: Concepts of Green Composites. Water Utilisation in Buildings, Low Energy Approaches to Water Management. Management of Solid Wastes. Management of Sullage Water and Sewage. Urban Environment and Green Buildings. Green Cover and Built Environment.


RET 4.04 Minor Project (Vocational Practical)

A working prototype for conversion of renewable energy into mechanical energy with project report.




RET 5.01 Power Plant Engineering

Introduction to power plants and boilers - Layout of Steam , Hydel , Diesel , MHD, Nuclear and Gas turbine Power Plants Combined Power cycles – comparison and selection , Load duration Curves Steam boilers and cycles – High pressure and Super Critical Boilers – Fluidised Bed Boilers.

Steam power plant Fuel and ash handling, Combustion Equipment for burning coal, Mechanical Stokers. Pulveriser, Electrostatic Precipitator, Draught- Different Types, Surface condenser types, cooling Towers  nuclear and hydel power plants Nuclear Energy-Fission , Fusion Reaction, Types of Reactors, Pressurized water reactor ,Boiling water reactor, Waste disposal and safety Hydel Power plant- Essential elements, Selection of turbines, governing of Turbines- Micro hydel developments

 Diesel and gas turbine power plant  Types of diesel plants, components , Selection of Engine type, applications-Gas turbine power plant- Fuels- Gas turbine material – open and closed cycles- reheating – Regeneration and intercooling – combines cycle

Other power plants and economics of power plants- Geo thermal- OTEC- tidel- Pumped storage –Solar central receiver system Cost of electric Energy- Fixed and operating costs-Energy rates- Types tariffs- Economics of load sharing, comparison of various power plants.


RET 5.02 Energy Management Auditing & Energy Conservation

Energy Management: Importance of energy management, Country Energy Balance, Energy efficiency in thermal utilities like boilers, furnaces, steam systems, cogeneration utilities, waste heat recovery. Energy efficiency in electrical utilities like electric motors, compressed air systems, HVAC&R systems, fans and blowers, pumps, cooling tower and lighting systems.

Energy Management & Audit: Definition, Energy audit- need, Types of energy audit, Energy management (audit) approach-understanding energy costs, Bench marking, Energy performance, Matching energy use to requirement, Maximizing system efficiencies, Optimizing the input energy requirements, Fuel and energy substitution, Energy audit instruments.


RET 5.03 Economics & Financing of Renewable Energy Systems

Introduction to Energy Economics, Overview of World Energy Scenario, Overview of India’s Energy Scenario. Energy Economics: Initial and Annual Costs, Present Worth Calculation, Repayment of Loan in Equal Annual Instalments, Annual Saving, Cumulative Saving and Life Cycle Savings, Economic Analysis of Add-on Solar System, Payback Period, Clean Development Mechanisms, Time Value of Money, Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Net Present Value (NPV), carbon credit calculation.

Overview of renewable energy technologies, Relevance of economic and financial viability evaluation of renewable energy technologies, Basics of engineering economics, Financial feasibility evaluation of renewable energy technologies, Social cost – benefit analysis of renewable energy technologies, Technology dissemination models, Volume and learning effects on costs of renewable energy systems, Dynamics of fuel substitution by renewable energy systems and quantification of benefits, Fiscal, Financial and other incentives for promotion of renewable energy systems and their effect on financial and economic viability, Financing of renewable energy systems, Carbon finance potential of renewable energy technologies and associated provisions, Software for financial evaluation of renewable energy systems, Case studies on financial and economic feasibility evaluation of renewable energy devices and systems.


RET 5.04 Practical Estimation & Costing of RE Projects (Vocational Practical)


  1. Selection of Site to install RE project.

a.Types of Project Installation

b.Size of Project Installation

  1. Direction/Orientation of Project
  2. Estimation of Capacity
  3. Measurement of Load

b.Types of Load Connected

  1. Peak requirement and direction of requirement of power
  2. Designing and cost assessment

a.Prepare a plan for connected components in RE Project

  1. Prepare financial estimate for material requirement

c.Prepare human resource estimate

d.Mapping project duration to financial resources and Human resource

  1. Cost Estimation of project




RET 6.01 Introduction to  Energy Financing

Introduction to Energy, difference between renewable and non renewable energy, trends in energy use and benefits, financial institution value chain, opportunities in financing energy enterprise, loans to energy consumers, finance delivery mechanism, market strategies, steps for marketing an energy portfolio, risk management, financial risk management in energy financing.


RET 6.02 Grid Intigration & Distributed Genaration of RE


Wind Power -

Wind power generation profiles ,Wind power generation advantages and disadvantages ,Wind power generation electric features

Photovoltaic and Thermo-solar Power -

Photovoltaic and Thermo-solar power generation profiles ,Photovoltaic and Thermo-solar power generation electric features, Diary/Monthly generation simulations and its comparison to a building consumption

Biomass Power - General view

Hydraulic Power -

Hydroelectric centrals with asynchronous machine ,Hydroelectric centrals with synchronous machine

Secondary regulation

Hydrogen Technologies-

State of the art (generation, transport and storage)

Power Storage

Battery types-

Ultra capacitors based energy storage systems Flywheel

Electric Vehicles-

EV interests. Random generation forecast corrections ,EV needs according to users and grid exigencies

Dimension and security according to EV needs , Batteries and chargers

Smart Grids Programming -

Virtual Power Producer ,Intelligent reconfiguration including SCADA distributed generators

Protective Devices-

Introduction , Overcurrent protection ,Distance protection ,Differential protection ,Protection coordination

Case of Study: Distributed Generation Protection

Distributed grids protection, Problems in distributed grids Solutions

Smart grids-

Integration of mini- and micro-generation in distribution grids , V2G integration, Supply guarantee automatisms Control devices. IEDs ,Measurement and control communications (PLC, wireless…)


RET 6.03 Operations and Maintenance & plant safety


Safety and Health:  Occupational Health Hazards, Promoting Safety, Safety and Health training, Stress and Safety.  Ergonomics - Introduction, Definition, Objectives, Advantages. Ergonomics Hazards - Musculoskeletal Disorders and Cumulative Trauma Disorders.  Importance of Industrial safety, role of safety department, Safety committee and Function.

Electrical Hazards and Hazards in Construction Industry : Safe limits of amperages, voltages, distance from lines, etc., Joints and connections, Overload and Short circuit protection, Earthing standards and earth fault protection , Protection against voltage fluctuations, Effects of shock on human body Hazards from Borrowed neutrals, Electrical equipment in hazardous atmosphere, Criteria in their selection, installation, maintenance and use, Control of hazards due to static electricity, Introduction of Construction industry, Scaffolding and Working plat form, Welding and Cutting, Excavation Work, Concreting and Cementing work, Transportation of men and material, Handling and Storage of compressed gas.


RET 6.04 Major Project (Vocational Practical)

A working prototype of a hybrid renewable power generation system with project report.


Duration of the Programme

Diploma in Solar Energy :Diploma can be completed in a minimum period of 1 year
Advanced Diploma in Solar & Alternate Energy :Advanced Diploma can be completed in a minimum period of 2 years
B.Voc Renewable Energy Techno

Eligibility Criteria
For Advance Diploma -2 years Course: (A) Diploma in relevant trade from AICTE/UGC/Recognized body/university/ institution.
(B) NSQF level 05 passed AICTE/ Community college system from a recognized university.
For Diploma
Compulsory Papers

Renewable Energy Technology







RET 1.01

Fundamentals of Solar Energy

RET 1.02

Solar Radiation and Energy Conversion

RET 1.03

Solar Thermal Engineering and Solar Thermal Engineering & Application

RET 1.04

Lab-Photo-Voltaic (Vocational Practical)

GE 1.1


GE 2.1

Communication Skill-I


RET 2.01

Solar Photo Voltaic System and Plants

RET 2.02

Site assessment array structural design

RET 2.03

Solar Energy storage and Load Management

RET 2.04

Installation of 1 KW Project of Stand Alone PV System Vocational Practical)

GE 1.2


GE 2.2

Communication Skills-II







Bio-Gas, Bio-Mass & Bio Fuels

RET 3.02

 Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Waste to  Energy Conversions

RET 3.03

Micro-Hydro Power, Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cell

RET 3.04

Lab-Alternate Energy Generation (Vocational Practical)

GE 2.3

Communication Skills-III

GE 3.1

Basic Computing Course-I


RET 4.01

Wind Energy Technology & Systems

RET 4.02

Other Renewable Energy Resources

RET 4.03

Solar Architect & Green Concept in building

RET 4.04

Minor Project Report Submission (Vocational Practical)

GE 4.1

Basics of Account

GE 3.2

Basic Computing Course-II






RET 5.01

Power Plant Engineering

RET 5.02

Energy Management Auditing & Energy Conversion

RET 5.03

Economics & Financing of Renewable Energy Systems

RET 5.04

Practical Estimation and Costing of RE projects (Vocational Practical)

GE 2.4

Basic Computing Course-IV

GE 5.1


GE 6

Finishing School-I


RET 6.01

Introduction to Energy Financing

RET 6.02

Grid Integration and Distributed Generation of RE

RET 6.03

Operations and Maintenance & plant safety.

RET 6.04

Major Project report Submission (Vocational Practical)


GE 4.2

Basics of Account-II


GE 5.2



GE 6.2

Finishing School-III



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