About The Course

India is endowed with vast potential of solar energy with a total installed capacity of 28.5 GW. Looking into the government initiatives and priority areas, exposure to the current trends in research and development on solar collectors are very much important for researchers, academicians and entrepreneurs. In view of this, the short term course aims to encompass the opportunities, challenges and technologies related to the implementation of solar energy devices. Fundamentals and advances in solar collectors like solar thermal, photovoltaic, PV/T’s, hybrid etc. will be discussed. Lecture session broadly includes detailed analysis and design of various collectors, PV system design, numerical examples, economic analysis of different solar technologies which will further be helpful to the participants for designing a sustainable energy generation package from renewable energy. Furthermore, a separate section on effective learning and teaching methodology will be included in the course. Faculty member of IIT Guwahati and experts from other reputed institutes will deliver lectures in the course.


  • To enable the learner to understand the solar energy technologies in broadest terms which includes different aspects of solar collectors, their importance, advancements, environmental impacts, economical feasibility, energy sources and their socio-economic issues.
  • To enable the learner to device appropriate technology based on the available resources.li>
  • To provide state of the art course material for effective teaching and learning to the faculty members and research scholars.
  • To provide the insight of pedagogy for effective teaching.
  • To provide exposure to the state of the art lab facilities and hands of experiments on appropriate set-ups.
  • To analyze different challenges in the use of solar energy technologies, effective methods to overcome the challenges and to focus on different schemes and policies adopted by government of India.


  • Solar radiation spectrum and solar geometry
  • Fundamentals, design and testing of solar flat plate collectors (liquid and air)
  • Concentrated solar collectors
  • Solar photovoltaic fundamentals and power generation
  • Solar PV/T collectors (Flat and concentrated)
  • Hybrid solar collectors
  • Inverter and Transformer for solar application .
  • Emerging technologies in solar energy storage
  • Exposure to fabrication of solar cells
  • Exposure to 500 kWp solar power plant
  • Effective teaching and learning (pedagogy)


The course/event is open to Faculty members and research scholars from TEQIP mapped Institutions/Engineering Colleges/ATUs. No course fee is charged. TA & DA for the eligible participants will be reimbursed from their respective institutions.


Number of seats: 30.

Selection will be based on First cum first served ba¬sis and subject to the deposition of refundable fee (Rs 2000.00) in the form of demand draft in favor of Registrar, IIT Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam 781039.


Boarding and lodging facilities (Guest House/Hostel rooms or other permissible accommodation) will be provided for the participants from TEQIP mapped institutions.


• The last date for the receipt of duly sponsored application: By email: scanned copy: 30/04/2020

• Hard copy must reach by: 15/05/2020

• Refundable fee: 15/05/2020

• Intimation of selection: 20/05/2020


IIT Guwahati campus is spread over a sprawling 785 hectares plot of green land on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra around 25 km from the heart of the city. With hills and vast open spaces, the cam¬pus provides an ideal setting for training. Details on how to reach IITG Campus are available on the institute website

Website: www.iitg.ac.in

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Contact Info

AddressDr. Pankaj Kalita, Center for Energy,
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Guwahati- 781 039

Phone +91 361 258 3129

Email pankajk@iitg.ac.in