Solar Energy Centre (SEC), an R & D institution of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India and Delhi Technological University (DTU) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for undertaking Joint Research and Education Programmes in the field of Renewable Energy. The MoU was signed by Dr. Bibek Bandyopadhyay, Director, SEC and Prof. P.B.Sharma, Vice Chancellor, DTU in the presence of Shri Gireesh B. Pradhan, Secretary , Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and other officials.
The research and education programmes initiated under the MoU include Joint M. Tech Thesis Supervision and Practical Courses for M. Tech registrants at DTU, Joint Ph.D. programme, Joint Research and Consultancy Projects with DTU Faculty, Joint Refresher Courses for the Industry and Joint Conferences, Symposiums and Workshops. The MoU seeks to encourage the M. Tech. students opting for solar energy topics i.e. Solar Thermal, Concentrated Solar Thermal, Solar Cooling, Solar Photovoltaic etc.
SEC is an R&D institution of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and works on the development of solar energy technologies and practices, and contributes to the advancement of related science and engineering. Delhi Technological University (formerly, Delhi College of Engineering) is a premier technology and engineering institute of the country. A collaboration of these two institutions is expected to further the cause of renewable energy in the country.
The MoU aims to create a Joint Academic Interface Committee (JAIC) which will implement the provisions of the MoU.