Electric Vehicle and Renewable Energy Part 1: Introduction to Electric Vehicles and Vehicle subsystem requirements

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Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala

Prof. Kaushal Kumar Jha

Prof. L Kannan

IIT Madras

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Electric Vehicles (EV) and Renewable energy (RE) are the two important technologies which help the earth to heal itself in face of impending Global warming. India is accelerating use of EV and RE over the next decade. This four-part course, each for about four weeks, help one get a fairly strong grip on what the technology involves. It is fundamental and yet deep enough. The course designed for students with any engineering background, gives a good grasp at not only the technology but also the economics (in Indian context) for wide deployment of the technology. The course is taught by Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala, IIT Madras along with his colleagues Prof. Kaushal Jha and Prof. Kannan on NPTEL Platform. The four modules of the course are as follows:

Part 1- Introduction to Electric Vehicles and Vehicle subsystem requirements,

Part 2 – Fundamentals of Battery Cells and Pack design

Part 3 – Electric Vehicles motors, controllers, and chargers

Part 4 – Renewable energy and storage. 


B. Tech 4th year / M. Tech / MS / PhD or working professionals in EE, ECE, Mech, Engineering Design, Aerospace Engineering students interested in Electric Vehicles


Interest in electric Vehicles


Large number of people in industry will be interested.


Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Institute Professor at IIT Madras, did his B.Tech degree from IIT Kanpur and MS and PhD from University of Maine, USA and was a faculty at Washington State University, USA for a year and half before joining as a faculty at IIT Madras in 1981. In 2017-18, he was on sabbatical from IITM and was Principal Advisor to Minister of Power, MNRE, and Railways, Government of India, New Delhi.
Prof. Jhunjhunwala is considered a pioneer in nurturing Industry-Academia interaction in India towards Research and Development, Innovation and Product Development. He conceived and built India’s first university affiliated business park (IIT Madras Research Park) to promote Industry-Academia Research and Development collaboration.

Kannan Lakshminarayan is currently a Professor of Practice in the department of Engineering Design at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras where he leads a team designing and developing High Efficiency Traction Motors for electrical vehicles. His research interests revolve around electro-mechanical engineering for making products that impact livelihoods and sustainability. He is the founder and director of Fractal Foundation – a one of a kind “ideas accelerator” focused on bringing new technologies to the market, including Microspin and Skillveri. In addition, Kannan’s passion for innovation-driven engineering led him to co-found and direct several tech companies like Vortex and Motorz. Kannan received the Distinguished Alumnus Award of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras 2014, in recognition of his innovations and transformative work in sustainable solutions for rural India.

Dr. Kaushal Kumar Jha is an Adjunct Professor in Department of Engineering Design at IIT Madras. He is CEO of Center for Battery Engineering and Electric Vehicle – CBEEV at IIT Madras and Center for Excellence in Energy and Telecommunication, (CEET), a R&D Society of IIT Madras. There he contributes to India specific cutting-edge R&D in Li-ion Battery Packs, Motor Thermal Management, Charger Development, Management & Analytics and Recycling of Li-ion cells. He is also the Principal Investigator and Founder of NoonRay Energy Pvt. Ltd. NoonRay specializes in thermal management solutions for Automotive, EV, Aerospace, Commercial HVAC, and Electronics. He consults for various organisations in the field of automotive thermal and energy management. He holds a Ph.D. from IIT Madras in Mechanical Engineering and has more than 10 years of experience in industrial and academic R&D.

Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-kaushal-kumar-jha-8a85737/

Certification Process

Note: The final exam is being on hold. Announcement regarding the final exam will be updated soon.

1. Join the course
Learners may pay the applicable fees and enrol to a course on offer in the portal and get access to all of its contents including assignments. Validity of enrolment, which includes access to the videos and other learning material and attempting the assignments, will be mentioned on the course. Learner has to complete the assignments and get the minimum required marks to be eligible for the certification exam within this period.

COURSE ENROLMENT FEE: The Fee for Enrolment is Rs. 1000 + GST

2. Watch Videos+Submit Assignments
After enrolling, learners can watch lectures and learn and follow it up with attempting/answering the assignments given.

3. Get qualified to register for exams
A learner can earn a certificate in the self paced course only by appearing for the online remote proctored exam and to register for this, the learner should get minimum required marks in the assignments as given below:

Assignment score = Score more than 50% in at least 3/4 assignments.
Exam score = 50% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.”

4. Register for exams
The certification exam is conducted online with remote proctoring. Once a learner has become eligible to register for the certification exam, they can choose a slot convenient to them from what is available and pay the exam fee. Schedule of available slot dates/timings for these remote-proctored online examinations will be published and made available to the learners.

EXAM FEE: The remote proctoring exam is optional for a fee of Rs.1500 + GST. An additional fee of Rs.1500 will apply for a non-standard time slot.

5. Results and Certification
After the exam, based on the certification criteria of the course, results will be declared and learners will be notified of the same. A link to download the e-certificate will be shared with learners who pass the certification exam.


Course Details

1. Overview of Electric Vehicles in India
2. Vehicle Dynamics
3. Vehicle Subsystems: EV Power-train

7 reviews for Electric Vehicle and Renewable Energy Part 1: Introduction to Electric Vehicles and Vehicle subsystem requirements

  1. Ashutosh yadav

    Awesome initiative
    Good job sir
    Jai hind

  2. Lakshmikanthan PRABHAKAR

    The future of sustenance of life on this planet earth is so unfortunately dependant on the humans that want to live here, conquer this planet & if possible other places in this universe. Sadly it is this very humans that are on the perilous course to destroy their first base, the earth, previously unknowingly & now knowingly due to their greed. It’s a wonderful idea from the IITM to bring in awareness & create a possibility for all those who care to understand learn & contribute to STOP this self destruction in one of the core areas where usage of fossil fuels could perhaps be completely replaced by renewable environment friendly technology to provide for sustainable motion through electric vehicles- This & few other initiatives could perhaps save this planet from the impending catostrophic self destruction. I wish the teachers & students all the best in this endeavour to save our planet

  3. Dr. Srinivas

    Good One

  4. Subodh Pande (verified owner)

    Best course for beginner, comprehensive enough to understand overall EV technology & requirements. Will suggest if someone need to begin from zero knowledge about EV.

  5. Anubhav Pratap Singh (verified owner)

    Informative course.

  6. tareypc@gmail.com

    Excellent Sir.


    Has any of your universities considered this course and given any academic credits? please inform me. really I need this information. thank you.

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