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M.Tech. in Electrical Devices & Power System Engineering is a 2-year postgraduate program in Electrical Engineering. The course involves the concepts and processes of the application of power integrated circuit technology and integrated passive technology towards development of advanced power management converters for battery powered, handheld, or laptop power management applications.

The course is about the employment of cutting-edge technology to Power System Investigation, Strength Assessment, Quality, and such. It covers subjects of study such as:

  • High voltage DC transmission
  • Industrial electronics and Controls
  • Power Electronics and Drives
  • Wind and Solar Energy Electric Conversion Systems
  • Advanced topics in Microprocessors and Micro Controllers, vital to today's power system engineering.

For applying to the course, aspiring candidates need to have completed graduation (B.E./B.Tech. or equivalent subject) with a minimum aggregate score of 50%.

Such postgraduates are hired in capacities such as Engineering Executive, Senior Management Staff, Regulatory Officer, Assistant Chemist, Sr. Application Engineer, Scientist, Trainee, Power Electronics Designer, Sales Engineer, etc.

The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 5000 and 2 Lacs for a span of 2 years, varying across government and private sectors. Public sector organizations such as VHEL, BSNL, ONGC, and such PSUs employ Electrical Power System engineers as Junior Telecom Officers/ Technical Engineers/ Survey and Maintenance Engineers, and such.

The initial average salary offered to such postgraduates ranges between INR 10,000 and 32,000 monthly, increasing with the candidate’s experience and skillset in the field.

Top Colleges for Master of Technology [M.Tech] (Electrical Power System)

  • ME/M.Tech in Delhi-NCR
  • ME/M.Tech in Maharashtra
  • ME/M.Tech in Chennai
  • ME/M.Tech in Uttar Pradesh
  • ME/M.Tech in Telangana

M.Tech. in Electrical Power System: Course Highlights

Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.

Course LevelPost Graduation
Duration2 years
Examination TypeSemester system/ Annual system
EligibilityB.E./ B.Tech. in a relevant discipline
Admission ProcessMerit-based/ Counseling after qualification of a relevant entrance test
Course FeeINR 5,000 to 2 Lacs
Average Starting SalaryINR 3 to 12 lacs per annum
Top Recruiting AreasPolymer technology, textile technology, automobile, thermal engineering, production industries, research institutes, academic institutions, etc.
Job PositionsEngineering Executive, Senior Management Staff, Regulatory Officer, Assistant Chemist, Sr. Application Engineer, Scientist, Trainee, Power Electronics Designer, Sales Engineer, and the like.

M.Tech. in Electrical Power System: What is it About?

The course aims to produce skilled and trained personnel who can be gainfully employed in creating, building, operating, testing, and controlling electronic converters and drives in research facilities.

It has been designed to impart advanced learning to eligible candidates in configuration, display, reenactment, and combination of energy converter-based frameworks utilized for transformation of electricity.

Ideally, candidates applying for the course would have an imaginative, innovative approach, besides interest in, and aptitude for the Material Sciences.

Also, they would ideally be proficient in numerical skills, and possess attributes such as attention-to-detail, and scientific aptitude.

Top Institutes offering M.Tech. in Electrical Power System

Listed below are the vital details of some of the top institutes in India that offer the course.

Name of InstituteCity Average Fees
IIT MumbaiMumbai, MaharashtraINR 43,126
IIT JharkhandDhanbad, JharkhandINR 52,950
Vellore Institute of TechnologyVellore, Tamil NaduINR 2,27,000
Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute Of TechnologySurat, GujaratINR 64,500
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore CampusCoimbatore, Tamil NaduINR 1,40,000
Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture And TechnologyPantnagar, UttarakhandINR 33,424
Sir Padampat Singhania UniversityUdaipur, RajasthanINR 95,500
Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and ManufacturingJabalpur, Madhya PradeshINR 56,500
Amrita School of EngineeringCoimbatore, Tamil NaduINR 1,40,000
Lovely Professional UniversityJalandhar, PunjabINR 1,29,000
Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological UniversityLonere, MaharashtraINR 62,410
Ranchi UniversityRanchi, JharkhandINR 46,525
B.S. Abdur Rahman UniversityChennai, Tamil NaduINR 82,250
Kalasalingam UniversityKrishnankovil, Tamil NaduINR 75,725
KMCT College of Engineering ManasseryKozhikode, KeralaINR 1,56,000
Mewar UniversityChittorgarh, RajasthanINR 53,000
Naraina College of Engineering and TechnologyKanpur, Uttar Pradesh74,250
ICFAI UniversityDehradun, UttarakhandINR 77,500
Manipal UniversityManipal, KarnatakaINR 1,42,000
Gautam Buddha UniversityGreater Noida, Uttar PradeshINR 1,05,000

Eligibility for M.Tech. in Electrical Power System

Candidates wishing to pursue the course are required to fulfill the below-mentioned minimum eligibility criteria.

  • Graduation (B.E./B.Tech. or equivalent qualification), completed from a recognized institute.
  • A minimum aggregate score of 50% at the level of graduation.

M.Tech. in Electrical Power System: Admission Process

Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s performance in a relevant institutional/ State/ national-level entrance exam, such as GATE, which is an all-India level examination held for admission to the country’s IITs. GATE scores are also accepted by most reputed engineering institutes of the country.

Students qualifying the exam with the set minimum eligible cut-off score are invited for the subsequent round of counseling, based on which, the final selection is made.

The counseling process consists of rounds of Group Discussion and Personal Interview, wherein the candidate’s general aptitude for the course is examined, and a merit list is made, allotting seats to the qualifying candidates.

Some institutes in India also provide admission to eligible candidates based on their obtained merit at the level of graduation. Some of the major entrance exams conducted in the country for admission to the course are listed below.

  • AP PGECET (Andhra Pradesh Post-Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test)
  • TS PGECET (Telangana Post-Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test)
  • Karnataka PGCET (Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test)
  • VITMEE (VIT University Master’s Entrance Examination)
  • GAT (GITAM Admission Test).

M.Tech. in Electrical Power System: Syllabus and Course Description

A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated here.

Semester I

Semester II

Electric Drive SystemModelling and Analysis of Electrical Machines
Digital Signal ProcessingCAD of Electrical Apparatus
Power Electronic Devices and CircuitsControl of Electric Drives
Numerical Methods and Optimization TechniquesAnalysis of Power Electronic Controllers
Advanced Electrical MachinesMinor Project

Elective I

Elective II

Communication Skills for Engineers (Supplementary Course)--

Semester III

Semester IV

Major Project Part I (Full Time)Major Project Part II (Full Time)
List of Electives-
Elective I -
Electrical Machines (Not open to EE)Modern Control Theory (Not open to IC)
Elective II-
High Voltage DC Transmission (HVDC)Mechatronics Systems
Power QualityMulti-Level Inverters for High-Power Induction Motor Drives.

M.Tech. in Electrical Power System: Career Prospects

Government organizations, enterprises, and departments such as the Indian Railways, BHEL, Indian Armed Forces, BSNL, HAL, State Electricity Boards, Hydroelectric Power Plants, DRDO, Thermal Power Plants etc. are the prime employers of postgraduates of the discipline.

Such postgraduates are hired as Assistant Engineers, Site Engineers, and in other officer-level positions upon qualifying the relevant entrance exams (if applicable).

As for the private sector, Electrical Power System Engineers are hired in areas such as:

  • Electrical goods manufacturing sector
  • Telecommunications sector
  • Industries involved in production and manufacturing
  • Solar and Wind Energy sectors.

They may even choose to professionally pursue lectureship, or pursue further studies by enrolling to Ph.D. or doctoral research in the subject.

Some of the popular professional avenues open to successful postgraduates of the course are tabulated below, along with the corresponding salaries and basic job duties.

Job PositionJob DescriptionAverage Annual Pay Scale in INR
Executive EngineerExecutive Engineers are responsible for maintaining interface with the organization, showcasing, and devising strategies for the venture. They are the main point of contact for the organization’s/department’s Design Engineers and other engineers.6,31,550
Regulatory OfficerRegulatory Officers typically address a government’s need to ensure general wellbeing by controlling the security and viability of items falling under the category of pharmaceuticals, veterinary drugs, therapeutic gadgets, pesticides, agrochemicals, beauty care products, and other drugs and medicines.7,41,356
Application EngineersApplication Engineers are in charge of effectively driving, and dealing with the innovation assessment phase of a business operation.8,40,455
Research ScientistsResearch Scientists are in charge of outlining, studying, and examining data from controlled lab-based examinations, tests, and trials.6,52,121
Sales EngineersSales Engineers are commonly responsible for preparing and holding specialized promotions of the organization’s products/services for existing and potential clients.7,15,992

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