M. Tech. in Power Electronics and Drives

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Power electronics is a dynamic technology used extensively in the desalinisation of plants, for painting vehicles, testing rail cars, making power units for aerospace, marine, and automotive systems. Our program trains students in this domain in order to create customised power electronic solutions for various industrial sectors.

The Karnataka Electric Vehicles & Electric Storage Policy 2017 proposes to establish working groups and research facilities with supporting grants for the development of necessary customised technologies for the market, including key concerns of electric vehicle technologies and battery technologies in view of the development of smart microgrids. Skilled engineers are the need of the hour


Our program –

  • Introduces students to the concepts of power electronic converters and electric drives.
  • Helps students learn how to design, simulate, analyse, synthesize and evaluate various topologies for a given application. 
  • Is structured to enable students to build power electronic controllers for specific applications, analyse power quality issues, electromagnetic inference, and compatibility in using standard tools.
  • Emphasises critical thinking and innovative problem-solving approaches in the domain of power electronics and drives


  • Elective Specialisation

    This program offers eight electives grouped to help students specialise in a chosen field. A student can in consultation with a HOD or Dean or module leader opt for an elective than spans multiple streams

  • Online Elective

    Students can choose elective courses online through MOOCs, SWAYAM, NPTEL and other equivalent platforms, adhering to guidelines prescribed by the University

  • Group Project

    TA group project can involve up to 5 students who can work together in an interdisciplinary gorup of subjects, constituted with members from across faculty. Students are required to develop a report for assessment and also need to demonstrate the working of the product. The IPR rights of all such work lies with the University only

  • Industry Internship or Project

    A student can opt for an internship in an industry, a business or research organisation. Alternately, students can undertake a mini-project which requires self-directed study that can be pursued with an affiliated faculty member. The internship needs to be approved by the HoD and Dean and students have to submit a report and make a presentation to a panel constituted by the HoD for assessment

  • Dissertation and Publication

    This course has two parts, and a student has to undertake thesis work in a chosen relevant topic. The topic needs to be approved by a committee constituted by a HOD. Later, students need to convert their thesis into a technical paper and publication to publish in reputed conferences or journals

  • Uses outcome-based education. 
  • Includes excellent infrastructure and faculty profiles.
  • Uses an application-oriented curriculum to help students pursue higher education globally. 
  • Offers opportunities to upgrade domain knowledge through national and international conferences and a distinguished lecture series. 
  • Includes internship, training and placement support, both in India and internationally.
  • Includes state-of-the-art-facilities in electrical machines, power electronics, power systems, high voltage, and control systems laboratories.
  • Offers exposure to real time systems through industrial visits.
  • Includes annual project exhibitions. 
  • Encourages student participation in hackathons and innovation challenges.

  • We offer accommodation in student hostels on our campus, and even offer third-party off-campus hotels where necessary to ensure students can focus on what matters the most. 
  • Our on-campus facilities include WiFi any time of the day, 24/7.
  • From a host of eateries and laundry facilities, we ensure that students have access to all facilities.
  • We encourage students to participate in co-curricular activities on campus which include sports and cultural events, both at a university level and a faculty level.
  • We help students focus on independent and sponsored research with projects and a dissertation. 


Study Domains

  • SM

    Specialisation Module

    An overview into all engineering sciences such as mechanical, electronic, automotive etc

  • DCM

    Department Common Modules

    A deep dive into the core domain of electrical engineering, which includes power semiconductor devices, power converters, smart grid technologies and power quality

  • MM

    Mandatory Module

    An overview of Maths, Physics, and Chemistry

  • Dissertation

    An introduction to professional and personal development, language courses, and life skills

  • GP

    Group Project

    Students can choose from a list of courses offered across the university from multiple disciplines to earn credits

  • EM

    Elective Module

    Active participation and output-based projects, seminars and internships in industry

  • FCM

    Faculty Common Modules

    Students can choose from subjects offered within electrical engineering to develop a sharper skill in any of these electives

Course Progression

Course Credits
Modern Power Semiconductor Devices

19PEC501 Theory Tutorials

Electric Drive Systems

19PEC502 Theory Tutorials

Power Converters Analysis and Design

19PEC503 Theory Tutorials Practicals

Power Electronic Control of Drives

19PEC504 Theory Tutorials Practicals

Research Methodology & IPR

19FET509A Theory

Audit Course

19FET510A Theory


  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Power Electronics in Renewable Energy Systems

19PEC505 Theory Tutorials Practicals

Finite Element Analysis of Electric Drives

19PEC506 Theory Tutorials Practicals

Digital Control of Power Electronic Systems/ Electric Drive Vehicle Engineering

19PEE51X Theory

Smart Grid Technologies/ Intelligent Control Systems in Electric Vehicles

19PEE51X Theory

Power Systems for Aerospace, Marine and Automotive Applications/ Embedded Systems for EV

19PEE52X Theory

Power Quality/ Energy Storage Systems


Audit Course



  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits

19PEP521A Practicals

Group project

19PEP522A Practicals



  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Dissertation and Publication

19PEP523A Practicals



  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals


Teaching and Assessment

During each semester, students’ performance is assessed through Continuous Evaluation (CE) which includes teacher interaction, session examination and a Semester End Examination (SEE). CE and SEE weightages carry equal weightage. Students are awarded grades based on the marks scored

Key Skill Development

  • Ability to explain the operation of power electronic converters, electric machines and variable speed drives.
  • Ability to analyse, model, design, and develop power converter-based energy conversion systems.
  • Ability to design, simulate and synthesis controllers for PED systems using simulation tools.
  • Ability to implement, test, and validate designed power electronic converters and drives.
  • Ability to analyse electromagnetic interference and compatibility issues in power electronic converters.
  • Ability to develop competency to test and validate power electronic systems for real-time application.
  • Ability to pursue opportunities and build a career in industries.
  • Ability to work in teams, practice continuous self-improvement and lifelong learning. 
  • Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC) such as Professional Communication, Constitution, Human Rights and Law, and Environmental Studies


  • Entrepreneur

  • Researcher

  • Electrical Engineer

  • Power Engineer



  • Candidates must have a BE/ B Tech or an equivalent in Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, Aeronautical, Automotive/​Automobile or Allied Disciplines related to Electrical Engineering.
  • Candidates who belong to SC/ST categories are given a different qualifying mark as per government notifications.

Application Process

University Quota

Candidates seeking admission are required to contact the admissions department for more details.

Through Government of Karnataka Quota 

  1. PGCET, Counselling and Selection (PGCET Code T945)
  2. Download the admission form 
  3. Submit completed form and documents at the University Admissions Office
  4. Pay fees online or through DD at the University admission Office. See full instructions.

Fees & Scholarships

Government Seats:

  • As per Government of Karnataka for Indian nationals

University Seats:

  • Rs 2,13,550 per annum for Indian nationals


  • Candidates should have the equivalent qualification approved by Association of Indian Universities.
  • Should have proof of proficiency in English with a minimum TOEFL score of 8

Application Process

University Quota

Candidates seeking admission are required to contact the admissions department for more details.

Through Government of Karnataka Quota

  1. PGCET, Counselling and Selection (PGCET Code T945)
  2. Download the admission form
  3. Submit completed form and documents at the University Admissions Office
  4. Pay fees online or through DD at the University admission Office. See full instructions.

Fees & Scholarships

NRI/ Foreign Students:

  • USD 6000 + Other fee Rs.38,550 per annum

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Mr. S L Narasimhan
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