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ERIC Number: EJ1166367
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-2353-9518
Renewable Energy Education in India
Bajpai, Shrish; Kidwai, Naimur Rahman
Comparative Professional Pedagogy, v7 n4 p103-113 Dec 2017
The issue of renewable energy sources that have great potential to give solutions to the longstanding energy problems of India has been considered. It has been stated that renewable energy sources are an important part of India's plan to increase energy security and provide new generation with ample job opportunities. India's plans to move towards green technology and address environmental concerns associated with the country and the world have been characterized. The peculiarities of the renewable energy education in India as a subject and as a specialized branch of engineering or science at different education levels in both government-funded and private institutes across India have been outlined. Science and engineering education system with detailed structure of the degree (undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral and post-doctoral) course has been described. Comparative study of renewable energy education systems of other countries has been performed. It has been stated that currently in India science colleges offer undergraduate renewable energy course as BSc. (Renewable Energy) and Postgraduate level course (MSc) that are offered in different science institutes in the specialization of Renewable Energy, Energy Management, Energy Studies, Physics (Energy) etc. Doctoral and postdoctoral research is offered by a few science institutions in India which is a more focused research (issues) in solar energy or wind energy field. The process of studying in a number of Indian institutes specializing in renewable energy has been described and compared to other world educational establishments of Spain, Mexico, and Russia. Advantages and disadvantages of renewable energy specialization education have been defined. It has been determined that there is an immediate need for the development of requisite demonstration which should be provided at appropriate levels in which both on-job as well as traditional training in these areas should be given to the expansive audience with the aid of modern andragogy techniques.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India; Spain; Mexico; Russia