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 established a School of Sustainability Studies to cater to the same need. The skilled professional of this school will have research and career opportunities in following domain

  1. Renewable Energy
  2. Climate change and Environmental science
  3. Energy Conservation and Energy Audit
  4. Energy Efficiency and Energy Management
  5. Sustainable and Green Transport
  6. Sustainable and Green Construction
  7. Energy Storage
  8. Smart and Eco-friendly Materials
  9. Energy Economics and Finance
  10. Energy Data Analytics
  11. Energy Policy and Regulations
  12. Smart Grids
  13. Energy and Power Transmission
  14. Entrepreneurship in Energy Sector

Specialist abilities, such as the application of clean energies, carbon capture, and storage, are in high demand, providing more job prospects for green, conventional and solar energy engineers.

Job Roles

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Designer 

Research and Development Engineer 

Simulation Engineer 

Renewable Energy Engineer 

Project Engineer Field Engineer 

Energy Analyst 

Purchase Executive Engineer 

Procurement Engineer 

Renewable Energy Microgrid Engineer 

Regulatory Expert 

Renewable Energy Integration Expert 

Eligibility Criteria for Indian Nationals

  • Passed 10+2 examination with Physics / Mathematics / Chemistry / Computer Science / Electronics / Information Technology / Biology / Informatics Practices / Biotechnology / Technical Vocational subject / Agriculture / Engineering Graphics / Business Studies / Entrepreneurship. (Any of the three) and Obtained at least 50% marks (40% marks in case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the above subjects taken together.

OR

Passed min. 3 years Diploma examination with at least 50% marks (40% marks in case of candidates belonging to reserved category) subject to vacancies in the First Year, in case the vacancies at lateral entry are exhausted. (The University will offer suitable orientation courses such as Mathematics, Physics, Engineering drawing, etc., for the students coming from diverse backgrounds to achieve desired learning outcomes of the programme).

  • Qualifying score in JEE or Symbiosis Engineering Entrance Test (SEET) conducted by SSPU.
  • Candidates will be selected based on their performance in the selection process as set by SSPU.

Note: Relaxation for compulsory subjects is subject to the approval of the Competent Authority.

Eligibility Criteria for NRI / International Students

  • 50% The candidate should have passed the XII (10+2) or its equivalent examination with Physics/ Mathematics / Chemistry / Computer Science / Electronics / Information Technology / Biology / Informatics Practices / Biotechnology / Technical Vocational subject / Agriculture / Engineering Graphics / Business Studies  / Entrepreneurship (Any of the three), and obtained at least marks in the above subjects taken together and must obtain an equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) (the application format is available on AIU website link:https://www.aiu.ac.in/documents/index/downloads/evaluation%20form.pdf
  • All foreign qualifications need to be verified by the AIU by the candidate before seeking provisional admission. To promote international understanding between Indian and Foreign candidates, SSPU has reserved 15% of seats for NRIs/ International candidates in every division (Supernumerary Quota).
  • Qualifying score in JEE or Symbiosis Engineering Entrance Test (SEET) conducted by SSPU.
  • Candidates will be selected based on their performance in the selection process as set by SSPU

Note: Relaxation for compulsory subjects is subject to the approval of the Competent Authority.

Lateral Entry for Second Year

Passed Minimum THREE years / TWO years (Lateral Entry) Diploma examination with at least 50% marks (40% marks in case of candidates belonging to reserved category as per guidelines of UGC / AICTE / Respective Council) in ANY branch of Engineering and Technology.

OR

Passed B.Sc. Degree from a recognized University as defined by UGC, with at least 50% marks (40% marks in case of candidates belonging to reserved category as per guidelines of UGC / AICTE / Respective Council) and passed 10+2 examination with Mathematics as a subject.

OR

Passed D. Voc. Stream in the same or allied sector.

(The Universities will offer suitable orientation courses such as Mathematics, Physics, Engineering drawing, etc., for the students coming from diverse backgrounds to achieve desired learning outcomes of the programme) Refer to table 1.10 of Appendix – 1

Note: Lateral Entry admission will be subject to a minimum of 70% course mapping and/or as per Annexure I.

Course Curriculum Pack First Year: Semester I 

Sr.

No.

Course Code  

Subject

1 Applied Mathematics-I
2 Applied Physics
3 Engineering Drawing

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

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

Focussed on climate,

7 IDSC-Communication Skill-I
Total
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

1 Applied Mathematics-II

Basics of Mechanical Engineering

Applied Thermodynamics Plumbing and other

2 Applied Chemistry
3 Basics of Electronics Engineering

Electronics Circuits for Renewable Energy System

4 Environmental Impact of Energy System
5 Computer Programming

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

6 Solar Energy I: Energy Conversion & Energy Storage
7 IDSC-Communication Skill-II

Technical Communication, Contract Management, Stress Management,

MOU Bids in the 4th semester

8 Internship-I (Two Months) At End of First Year

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

 Second Year: Semester III

Sr.

No.

Course Code  

Subject

1 Renewable Energy System-II

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

/Tidal/

Wind

2 Solar Energy II (Earlier Heat And Mass Transfer)
3 Material Science
4 Measurement and Instrumentation
5 Energy Concepts in Green Building
6 Computer Applications
7 IDSC-Technical Communication

Second Year: Semester IV 

Sr.

No.

Course Code  

Subject

1 Renewable Energy System: Biomass
2 Solar Energy-III Advance Solar Thermal & Photovoltaic
3 Hydrogen Energy & Fuel Cell

To be Included in Two Semesters

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

Solar Energy

7 General Aptitude-I
8 Internship-II (Two Months) At End of Second Year

 Third Year: Semester V 

Sr.

No.

Course Code  

Subject

1 Energy Audit and Management-I
2 Operation And Maintenance of Solar Utility
3 Renewable Energy: Wind Energy Conversion System
4 Shared Energy Infrastructure-I
5 Solar Energy IV Resource Assessment
6 Financial Management of Renewable Energy Projects
7 IDSC-General Aptitude-II

Foreign Languages

 Third Year: Semester VI 

Sr.

No.

Course Code  

Subject

1 Energy Audit and Management-II

BEE, Syllabus of BEE, Energy Auditor

2 Solar Energy: Roof Top Solar PV System Design

More Weightage to the subjects Higher Credits for subject

Solar PV Design and Simulation

3 Innovations And Research In Renewable Energy

Introduction to Research Methodology

4 Shared Energy Infrastructure-II
5 Digitization in Renewable Energy
6 Electives: To Be Identified
7 IDSC-Entrepreneurship
8 Internship-III (Two Months)

 Fourth Year: Semester VII

 

Sr.

No.

Course Code  

Subject

1 Project Management
2 Project
3 Elective: Artificial Intelligence in Energy Management
Elective: PV Technology: Entrepreneurship & Business Management
4 IDSC-Employability Skill

 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

1 Internship-IV (Long Internship) Six Months
2 Seminar
FEE STRUCTURE FOR NEW AND EXISTING (INDIAN) STUDENTS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2024-25
Sr.No. Particulars B.Tech(Smart and Sustainable Energy)
1 Academic Fees                             2,77,000
2 Caution Money (For new Admission) Refundable                                10,000
TOTAL:-                     2,87,000
Payment Slabs  Installment 1  Installment 2
Academic Fees (New Admission)                     1,48,500                                                    1,38,500
Due Date  (Payable on Admission)  31.10.2024
Academic Fees (Existing)                     1,38,500                                                   1,38,500
Due Date  31.07.2024  31.10.2024
Hostel Charges
1 2 Seater Non AC Rooms                             1,95,000
2 Hostel Caution Money (Refundable)                                15,000
  • Due Dates for “Payments of Installments”  –

Below are the due dates for the payment of Academic Fees for FY 24-25.

 

First Installment Second Installment
Existing Students 31.07.2024 31.10.2024
New Students *** As per the Policy available on “Website”. 31.10.2024

 

1. Academic Fees include Tuition fees, Regular exam fees, Practical Journal Fees, Library books & e-journals, Laboratory fees, Health Facilities Etc.

2. Academic fees may increase up to 15% each year as per the University policies during the period of the program at the discretion of the Management.

3. Caution Money (Refundable) for all full-time programs Rs. 10,000/- subject to the Policy of University.

4. Hostel Charges include Hostel Stay, Mess/Dining Charges, Electricity charges, water charges.

5. Bridge Course – In case “Bridge Course” is applicable, additional charges as applicable to the course will be charged in addition to the existing “Academic Fees”.

6. Please Refer to Notification for Fee Structure 2024-25.

7. Final Year students have to pay a Convocation Fee of Rs. 3,000/- along with “Academic Fees” in “First Instalment”.

Payment of Fees:-https://sspu.ac.in/payment-of-fees/

Cancellation & Refund Policy:-https://sspu.ac.in/cancellation-refund-policy

FEE STRUCTURE FOR NEW AND EXISTING (FOREIGN AND NRI) STUDENTS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2024-25
Sr.No. Particulars B.Tech (Smart and Sustainable Energy)
1 Academic Fees                                 3,32,000
2 Caution Money (For new Admission) Refundable                                    10,000
TOTAL:-                          3,42,000
Payment Slabs  Installment 1   Installment 2 
Academic Fees (New Admission)                                 1,76,000                      1,66,000
Due Date  (Payable on Admission)  31.10.2024 
Academic Fees (Existing)                               1,66,000                     1,66,000
Due Date  31.07.2024   31.10.2024
Hostel Charges 
1 2 Seater Non AC Rooms                                           1,95,000
2 Hostel Caution Money (Refundable)                                              15,000
  • Due Dates for “Payments of Installments”  –

Below are the due dates for the payment of Academic Fees for FY 24-25.

First Installment Second Installment
Existing Students 31.07.2024 31.10.2024
New Students *** As per the Policy available on “Website”. 31.10.2024

 

1. Academic Fees include Tuition fees, Regular exam fees, Practical Journal Fees, Library books & e-journals, Laboratory fees, Health Facilities Etc.

2. Academic fees may increase up to 15% each year as per the University policies during the period of the program at the discretion of the Management.

3. Caution Money (Refundable) for all full-time programs Rs. 10,000/- subject to the Policy of University.

4. Hostel Charges include Hostel Stay, Mess/Dining Charges, Electricity charges, water charges.

5. Bridge Course – In case “Bridge Course” is applicable, additional charges as applicable to the course will be charged in addition to the existing “Academic Fees”.

6. Please Refer to Notification for Fee Structure 2024-25.

7. Final Year students have to pay a Convocation Fee of Rs. 3,000/- along with “Academic Fees” in “First Instalment”.

Payment of Fees:-https://sspu.ac.in/payment-of-fees/

Cancellation & Refund Policy:-https://sspu.ac.in/cancellation-refund-policy

Events

Industrial visit of students of F.Y. B.Tech. Smart and Sustainable Energy to M/S COTMAC Electronics, M.I.D.C., Chinchwad, Pune on Thursday 8th February 2024.

  1. Expert talk by Prof. Dr. Chetan Singh Solanki- Energy Swaraj Foundation on “Climate Change and Corrective Actions” on 2nd September 2023 at 11 am
  1. A workshop on “Health and Happiness” by Prof. Dr. Chetan Singh Solanki- Energy Swaraj Foundation, on 2nd September 2023 at 4 pm

1. Expert session organized by the School of Sustainability Studies on “Electric Mobility Landscape – Overview and Road Ahead” by Mr. Bhagwan BhosaleDeputy General Manager -Electric Vehicle Business Unit, TATA Motors, Pune. on 2nd November 2023.

2. Industrial visit by students of the School of Sustainability Studies to the 1.35 MW solar power plant installed at M/S Plastic Omnium Auto Exteriors Pvt. Ltd., Chakan, Pune. On 2nd November 2023

Upcoming Events

Sr.No Name of The events  Subject and Date
1 Industrial Visit 2nd week April 2024
2 Webinar on Career Opportunities in Renewable Energy Sector 3rd Week April 2024
Sr No Name of the faculty Tile of Paper Name of the conference /Journal Date of conference /year of publication
1 Prashant Kumar Power Quality Improvement in Distribution Network with Optimized Feedforward Neural Network and Fraction Order PID Control International Conference on Sustainable Power and Energy Research 2024
2 Prashant Kumar Voltage Power Quality Improvement using Feedforward-based Backpropagation Algorithm Emerging Research in Computing, Information, Communication, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning 2024
3 Prashant Kumar Implementation of Self-Learning ANN-ANFIS based Dynamic Voltage Restorer for Voltage Power Quality Improvement International Conference on Computer, Electrical & Communication Engineering 2024
4 Prashant Kumar Intelligent Solution for Voltage Profile Enhancement using Dynamic Voltage Restore Emerging Electronics and Automation – Select Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference 2023
5 Prashant Kumar “Performance evaluation of dynamic voltage restorer using intelligent control algorithm Journal of e-Prime – Advances in Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Energy 2023
Anurag Dange
The B.Tech in Smart and Sustainable Energy exceeded my expectations. With a focus on renewables, expert faculty, and hands-on projects, it equipped me to tackle real-world energy challenges. The program’s resources and industry partnerships provided invaluable experience. I highly recommend it for those passionate about sustainable energy solutions.
Pratik Jamdhade
As a first-year student in the course of B.Tech Smart and Sustainable Energy, I’ve had the privilege of diving deep into the fascinating world of sustainable energy. Choosing this program was a deliberate decision. My career had been that of a generalist, but I realized that to truly make an impact, I needed to specialize. The Professors also helped a lot in gaining knowledge and skill which will benefit me in future in the Renewable sector. As we learn, collaborate, and innovate, we’re not just students; we’re stewards of a sustainable future.
Aditya Pathak
Aditya Pathak  Studying Sustainable Energy at Symbiosis has been a transformative journey. As a first-year student, I’ve been exposed to a wealth of knowledge that has not only broadened my understanding of renewable energy but has also instilled in me a deep appreciation for environmental sustainability. The program’s curriculum is thoughtfully designed, incorporating both theoretical concepts and practical applications, which has allowed me to develop a holistic perspective on sustainable energy solutions.One of the highlights of my experience has been the faculty, whose expertise and guidance have been instrumental in shaping my academic growth. Their passion for the subject is infectious, and they go above and beyond to ensure that students are engaged and challenged in their learning.Moreover, the hands-on learning opportunities provided by Symbiosis have been invaluable. From field visits to renewable energy sites to laboratory experiments, these experiences have not only reinforced classroom teachings but have also given me a glimpse into the real-world applications of sustainable energy technologies.As I look ahead to the next few years of my program, I am excited about the prospect of delving deeper into topics such as solar energy, wind power, and energy policy. I am confident that the skills and knowledge I acquire during my time at Symbiosis will not only prepare me for a successful career in the field but will also enable me to make a meaningful contribution to the global effort towards a sustainable future.
Chaitanya Rohit
Studying B.Tech in Smart and Sustainable Energy has been a game-changer for my career. The program’s focus on cutting-edge technologies like renewable energy systems, energy management, and smart grids gave me the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the rapidly evolving energy sector. The curriculum not only covers theoretical concepts but also emphasizes practical skills through industry projects and internships. These experiences allowed me to apply classroom knowledge to real-world challenges, preparing me for a successful career in the energy industry. I highly recommend this program to anyone passionate about sustainable energy solutions.