Director Message

It gives me immense pleasure in outlining the manifold activities of Institute for Energy Studies, (IES), Anna University. Energy growth is directly linked to well-being and prosperity across the globe. The Institute serves as a hub for promoting greater understanding and better solutions to our most complex energy and environmental issues by connecting resources and expertise in India and in the broader energy community across the globe, Our Institute delivers technically-leading learning platform, research opportunities and policy support on the challenges of climate change and energy security.

The curricula of all our long term post graduate programmes are industry oriented based on best global practices. Academic rigor is reflected in the course design and delivery of these programmes. Our pedagogy encourages practical hands-on lab classes and real life data analysis as a part of course assignments. We offer a wide range of electives across different functional areas which allow a student to gain in-depth knowledge in their interested areas. We are developing wide range of tools, models and methodologies for the promotion of sustainable energy technologies thereby creating future potential energy engineers, technocrats, entrepreneurs and policy makers who can manage and create powerful organizations in the emerging corporate landscape.
Various pedagogic tools help our students & scholars develop not only a holistic business perspective but an ability to seize opportunities in a competitive business environment. At the same time they remain committed towards the betterment of the society.

The institute focuses on research activities on important scientific and technological energy challenges that impact our society. Our recent target is achieving excellence in energy efficient and sustainable renewable technologies, smart grid development, energy storage and management, energy efficient buildings, alternate fuels, desalination technologies etc., In tandem, special attention is paid to elucidate the complexity among the interacting components of energy, environment, economics and policies. Our institute has the thirst of translating the research findings into business products. Our institute undertakes several projects in collaboration with international universities, industries, Government and other academic / governing bodies to ensure the potential of research activities.

We undertake consultancy services related to industrial energy management, demand forecasting, implementation of Renewable Energy (RE) systems for several industrial / other applications, preparation of detailed project report (DPR) and tender documents with detailed technical specification for Energy / RE system installations, quality assurance testing of RE system components and performance testing of customized RE products before the market penetration / commercial entry level and so on.

We are excited by the opportunity to develop and translate solutions that may define the new energy infrastructure of tomorrow, a system that we believe will be increasingly smart and distributed.

Please contact us for further information on joining us as a student / researcher / scientific partner / industrial partner.

R. Velraj

Director, Institute for Energy Studies,
College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University, Chennai – 600025.
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Institute for Energy Studies, Anna University, Chennai.

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