The world has started to witness the penalty for unsustainable lifestyles and patterns of production and consumption. As the human population is exploding, resources are shrinking.

Concerns loom everywhere, from declining pollinators affecting food security to air and water pollution affecting the quality of life, and land shortage and degradation affecting both agriculture and biodiversity.

These are just some examples of the results of unsustainability. This is an important moment to find solutions for sustainable living, in harmony with Mother Earth.

India is home to one-sixth of the world’s people and it has the densest population. It also has the second-largest population after China, which it will surpass in less than a decade if current trends continue. India is a country full of diversity and contradictions. While per-capita emissions are amongst the lowest in the world, it is also the third biggest generator of emissions. Despite being the third-largest economy in the world, India also has the largest number of people living below the international poverty line. Because of this sheer size and rapid growth, sustainability is a challenge. In spite of these challenges, India is a conscious aspirant. It has shown leadership in combating climate change and meeting the Sustainable Developmental Goals (SDGs), as is reflected in many of its developmental schemes. India is one of the least wasteful economies. It has frequently been acknowledged by stakeholders for its cooperation and efforts to promote climate change mitigation, and environmental sustainability; this has been through policy measures, dialogue facilitation between nations, and taking decisive steps, especially after India emerged as a key player in shaping the Paris Agreement, along with adopting energy-efficiency measures. There is no alternative to sustainable development. While Indian culture has the ethos for sustainable management of natural resources– namely, reuse, reduce, and recycle. Sustainability has always been a core component of Indian culture. Its philosophy and values have underscored a sustainable way of life. Since India is committed to sustainable development as an agreed goal of the UN, every sector is trying to internalize the practice of sustainability. 

Youngsters should be involved because their future is critically at stake, with global warming and climate change knocking at the door.

India is strongly committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (2030), wherein most goals directly or indirectly are linked with natural resources and their sustainable management. In order to understand and implement these goals, there is an increasing need for experts in natural resources and sustainability. India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) has eight missions that can be implemented in a consultative manner by engaging multi-stakeholder groups such as experts from industry, academia, and civil society. With the introduction of CSR, corporates are involved in activities such as education, health, environmental sustainability, gender equality, and vocational skills development. Transition to a greener economy has tremendous employment Potential of creating millions of jobs directly & indirectly.

Hence, we need more experts and skilled professionals in environmental sustainability, particularly in sustainability reporting.  The skills mismatch is identified as the key obstacle to building an environmentally sustainable & low carbon economy. The right skills need to be incorporated into education to support an environmentally sustainable Economy. The education in the domain needs to be combined with hands-on experience. Symbiosis Skills & Professional University (SSPU), Pune, is Maharashtra’s first skill development university established with a vision to provide skill-based education in high-growth sectors.   SSPU has been enacted under the Government of Maharashtra Act in 2017. It is set up on a sprawling sustainable campus located near Pune.  The unique feature of this University is the Centre of Excellence and Learning factories established in collaboration with top industries.

Symbiosis Skills and Professional University is planning to establish a School of Sustainable studies to cater to the same. Interdisciplinary programs for sustainability studies in the following domains:

  • Solar Energy
  • Wind Energy
  • Hydro Energy
  • Climate Change and Environmental Science
  • Renewable Energy
  • Waste Management
  • Green Transport
  • Green Construction
  1. Solar PV Installer (Suryamitra)
    Solar PV Installer –
  2. Solar PV Solar PV Installer –Civil
  3. Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Entrepreneur
  4. Solar Proposal Evaluation Specialist
  5. Rooftop Solar Grid Engineer
  6. Solar PV Business Development Executive
  7. Solar PV Site Surveyor
  8. Solar PV Structural Design Engineer
  9. Solar PV Designer
  10. Solar PV Project Helper
  11. Solar PV Engineer (Option: Solar Water Pumping Engineer)
  12. Solar Site In-charge
  13. Solar PV Project Manager(E&C)
  14. Solar PV Maintenance Technician -Electrical (Ground Mount)
  15. Solar PV Maintenance Technician -Civil (Ground Mount)
  16. Solar PV O&M Engineer
  17. Solar Off Grid Entrepreneur
  18. Solar PV Manufacturing Technician
  19. Solar Lighting Technician (Options: Home Lighting System/ Street Lights)

SOLAR THERMAL

  1. Solar Domestic Water Heater Technician (Option: Manufacturing Technician)
  2. Solar Thermal Plant Installation & Maintenance Technician
  3. Solar Thermal Engineer –Industrial Process Heat (Option: Consultant)
  • Symbiosis Engineering Entrance Test  A Student desirous of pursuing graduation in (Construction Engg & Management) can apply for admission after appearing and clearing Symbiosis Engineering Entrance Test (Click Here) without waiting for uncertainly surrounding state and National Level Entrance Test for Engineering.
  • Passed 10+2 examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the following subjects namely Chemistry / Biotechnology / Biology / Technical Vocational subject. Obtained at least 45% marks and 40% in case of candidate belonging to reserved category( Maharashtra Domicile only) in the above subjects taken together.
    OR Passed Diploma (in Engineering and Technology) examination with at least 45% marks and 40% in case of candidates belonging to reserved category( Maharashtra Domicile only).
    OR Passed 10 + 2-year full-time vocational education course offered by MSBVE as per GR – VOC – 2012/591/25A/dtd. 28th Sept. 2012.
  • Obtained at least 45% marks (40% in case of candidates belonging to reserved category ( Maharashtra Domicile only), in case of reserved categories and Persons with Disability candidates belonging to Maharashtra State only) in the above subjects taken together. and
  • If a student has not appeared for any state / national level entrance exam for admission to B.Tech The program, he/she is required to appear for an entrance test conducted by the respective engineering schools of SSPU.
  • We accept JEE/MHT CET/any state-level entrance test score/PERA/SAT//Common University Entrance Test (CUET) scores.

While deciding the eligibility of the Candidates following procedure shall be adopted

(a) The percentage of marks shall be calculated by rounding off to the nearest integer. i.e. if the percentage of marks comes out to be 44.50% to 44.99% then it shall be rounded to 45% and if the percentage of marks comes out to be 44.01% to 44.49% shall be rounded to 44% for deciding the eligibility.

(b) In case the maximum marks in an individual subject is other than 100, the marks will be converted out of 100 for the individual subject without rounding, If the sum of the converted marks of individual subjects without rounding off works out to be a figure with fraction then fraction up to two decimal places shall only be considered for calculation of the percentage of marks considering maximum marks as 300 and, If the percentage comes infraction, then rounding off shall be done as above to decide the eligibility.

NRI / International Students


A candidate who has completed XII (10+2) or equivalent examination from any Foreign Board must obtain an equivalent certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). All foreign qualifications need to be verified by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) by the candidate before seeking provisional admission to any program of Symbiosis Skills and Professional University.

In order to promote International understanding between Indian and Foreign students, SSPU has reserved 5% seats for NRIs/International students in every division.

School of Sustainability Studies Course Curriculum Pack (CCP)

For B.Tech. (Solar and Alternative Energy) Course Structure

To be implemented from AY 2022 – 23(Download PDF)

Course Curriculum Pack First Year: Semester I 

Sr.

No.

Course Code  

Subject

Hours Per Week Credits (Academic Teaching)
L T P S Total
1 Applied Mathematics-I 1 1 1 1 4 4
2 Applied Physics 2 0 1 1 4 4
3 Engineering Drawing

Basic drawing to continue, introduce the design of solar & wind power plant in the upcoming semester

0 0 1 3 4 4
4 Basics of Electrical Engineering 1 0 1 1 3 3
5 Renewable Energy System-I 1 1 1 1 4 4
6 Environmental Studies/

Focussed on climate,

2 0 0 1 3 3
7 IDSC-Communication Skill-I 0 0 0 3 3 3
Total 25
Total Duration of Teaching

Six Subjects to be included for each semester Solar Energy Resource Instruments

Lab+ Field Oriented Project Physics Lab

Solar Energy & Wind Energy, Biomass Geothermal, Tidal,

First Year: Semester II

Sr.

No.

Course Code  

Subject

Hours Per Week Credits (Academic Teaching)
L T P S Total
1 Applied Mathematics-II

Basics of Mechanical Engineering

Applied Thermodynamics Plumbing and other

1 1 1 1 4 4
2 Applied Chemistry 2 0 1 1 4 4
3 Basics of Electronics Engineering

Electronics Circuits for Renewable Energy System

1 0 1 1 3 3
4 Environmental Impact of Energy System 1 1 1 1 4 4
5 Computer Programming

Introduction to Solar Simulation Software (PVSOL), Computer applications, in the upcoming semester

1 0 1 1 3 3
6 Solar Energy I: Energy Conversion & Energy Storage 1 1 1 1 4 4
7 IDSC-Communication Skill-II

Technical Communication, Contract Management, Stress Management,

MOU Bids in the 4th semester

0 0 0 3 3 3
8 Internship-I (Two Months) At End of First Year 8
Total 32
Total Duration of Teaching

 Six technical Subjects and One IDSC (To be the part of CCP)

 Second Year: Semester III

Sr.

No.

Course Code  

Subject

Hours Per Week Credits (Academic Teaching)
L T P S Total
1 Renewable Energy System-II

Every Semester Once Focussed Subject Solar/Wind/Biomass/Hydropower/Geothermal

/Tidal/

Wind

1 1 1 1 04 4
2 Solar Energy II (Earlier Heat And Mass Transfer) 1 1 1 1 04 4
3 Material Science 1 0 1 1 03 3
4 Measurement and Instrumentation 1 1 1 1 04 4
5 Energy Concepts in Green Building 1 0 1 1 04 4
6 Computer Applications 1 0 1 1 03 3
7 IDSC-Technical Communication 1 1 1 03 03 3
Total 25 25
Total Duration of Teaching

Second Year: Semester IV 

Sr.

No.

Course Code  

Subject

Hours Per Week Credits (Academic Teaching)
L T P S Total
1 Renewable Energy System: Biomass 1 1 1 1 4 4
2 Solar Energy-III Advance Solar Thermal & Photovoltaic 1 1 1 1 4 4
3 Hydrogen Energy & Fuel Cell

To be Included in Two Semesters

1 0 1 1 3 3
4 Financial Management Of Renewable Energy-I 1 0 1 1 3 3
5 Computer Applications 1 0 1 1 3 4
6 Energy Scenario and Energy Policy

Solar Energy

1 1 1 1 4 4
7 General Aptitude-I 0 0 0 3 3 3
8 Internship-II (Two Months) At End of Second Year 8
Total 25 32
Total Duration of Teaching

 Third Year: Semester V 

Sr.

No.

Course Code  

Subject

Hours Per Week Credits (Academic Teaching)
L T P S Total
1 Energy Audit and Management-I 1 1 1 1 4 4
2 Operation And Maintenance of Solar Utility 1 1 1 3 3
3 Renewable Energy: Wind Energy Conversion System 1 1 1 1 4 4
4 Shared Energy Infrastructure-I 2 0 1 1 4 4
5 Solar Energy IV Resource Assessment 1 0 1 1 3 3
6 Financial Management of Renewable Energy Projects 1 1 1 1 4 4
7 IDSC-General Aptitude-II

Foreign Languages

0 0 0 3 3 3
Total 25 25
Total Duration of Teaching

 Third Year: Semester VI 

Sr.

No.

Course Code  

Subject

Hours Per Week Credits (Academic Teaching)
L T P S Total
1 Energy Audit and Management-II

BEE, Syllabus of BEE, Energy Auditor

2 0 1 1 4 4
2 Solar Energy: Roof Top Solar PV System Design

More Weightage to the subjects Higher Credits for subject

Solar PV Design and Simulation

1 1 1 1 4 4
3 Innovations And Research In Renewable Energy

Introduction to Research Methodology

1 0 1 1 3 3
4 Shared Energy Infrastructure-II 2 0 1 1 4 4
5 Digitization in Renewable Energy 1 0 1 1 3 3
6 Electives: To Be Identified 2 0 1 1 4 4
7 IDSC-Entrepreneurship 0 0 0 3 3 3
8 Internship-III (Two Months) 8
Total 25 32
Total Duration of Teaching

 Fourth Year: Semester VII

 

Sr.

No.

Course Code  

Subject

Hours Per Week Credits (Academic Teaching)
L T P S Total
1 Project Management 1 0 1 1 3 3
2 Project 13
3 Elective: Artificial Intelligence in Energy Management 1 0 1 1 3 3
Elective: PV Technology: Entrepreneurship & Business Management 1 0 1 1 4 3
4 IDSC-Employability Skill 0 0 0 3 3 3
Total 25
Total Duration of Teaching

 Less Subjects: To be accommodated in earlier semester Elective Subject to be included in the third and final year. To Propose an internship in 8TH Semester.

Entrepreneurship and Business Developments

Fourth Year: Semester VIII

Sr.

No.

Course Code  

Subject

Hours Per Week Credits (Academic Teaching)
L T P S Total
1 Internship-IV (Long Internship) Six Months 13
2 Seminar 2
Total 25
Total Duration of Teaching
FEE STRUCTURE FOR NEW AND EXISTING (INDIAN) STUDENTS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2022-23
Sr.No. Particulars B.Tech in Computer Science & IT (Solar and Alternate Energy)
1 Academic Fees                             2,52,700
2 Caution Money (For new Admission) Refundable                                10,000
TOTAL:-                     2,62,700
Payment Slabs  Installment 1  Installment 2
Academic Fees (New Admission)                     1,36,350                                                    1,26,350
Due Date  (Payable on Admission)  31.10.2022
Academic Fees (Existing)                     1,26,350                                                    1,26,350
Due Date  31.08.2022  31.10.2022
Hostel Charges
1 2 Seater Non AC Rooms                             1,70,000
2 Hostel Caution Money (Refundable)                                10,000
  • Due Dates for “Payments of Instalments”  –

Below are the due dates for the payment of Academic Fees for FY 22-23.

 

First Instalment Second Instalment
Existing Students 31.08.2022 31.10.2022
New Students *** As per the Policy available on “Website”. 31.10.2022

 

***- Last Date of Admission is 31.07.2022.

  • FEE STRUCTURE FOR NEW AND EXISTING (FOREIGN AND NRI) STUDENTS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2022-23
    Sr.No. Particulars B.Tech in Solar andAlternate Engergy 
    1 Academic Fees                                 3,01,700
    2 Caution Money (For new Admission) Refundable                                    10,000
    TOTAL:-                          3,11,700
    Payment Slabs  Installment 1   Installment 2 
    Academic Fees (New Admission)                                 1,60,850                      1,50,850
    Due Date  (Payable on Admission)  31.10.2022 
    Academic Fees (Existing)                                 1,50,850                      1,50,850
    Due Date  31.08.2022   31.10.2022 
    Hostel Charges 
    1 2 Seater Non AC Rooms                                           1,70,000
    2 Hostel Caution Money (Refundable)                                              10,000
  • Due Dates for “Payments of Instalments”  –

Below are the due dates for the payment of Academic Fees for FY 22-23.

 

First Instalment Second Instalment
Existing Students 31.08.2022 31.10.2022
New Students *** As per the Policy available on “Website”. 31.10.2022

 

***- Last Date of Admission is 31.07.2022.