School of
Energy and Environment, TIET

Combining years of industrial expertise and academic capabilities to deliver contemporary academic programmes

DST-FIST Sponsored 

School of Energy and Environment (SEE), sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India under the FIST Program, is a multidisciplinary school that focuses on teaching, research, and outreach activities in the domain of energy & environment. Our academic activities focus on problem-solving and creating work-ready graduates who are able to take real-life challenges once they graduated. By connecting scholars and practitioners from different disciplines, the School of Energy and Environment seeks to raise the quality of environmental & energy research at TIET and beyond.

The School has a very active research program that is done through student research as well as sponsored projects. The academic programs of the School have a long history of research excellence. The current research program of the School has several streams. R&D activities of the School currently include river water quality monitoring and management; metal bio-transformations; advanced oxidation processes; industrial environmental management; ambient air quality; and bioremediation; bioplastics; bioenergy; and hydrogen energy production through sustainable routes. The school has an excellent track record of placement in organizations of national and international repute.

Mission

  • Train the students as future leaders in the areas of energy and environment relevant to national and international standards.
  • Create and effectively disseminate the multi-interdisciplinary knowledge about the industrial activities for sustainable use of resources.
  • Integrate, synthesize, and apply scientific and engineering knowledge to societal problems as per the present environmental legislation.
  • Produce ethically able, humane and creative global leaders.
  • Foster sustainable and cost-efficient innovations in the areas of environment and energy for the development and welfare of the society.

Vision

School of Energy and Environment envisions to develop as a center of excellence in academics, multidisciplinary research, talent and leadership for pressing national and international environmental, energy and sustainability challenges.


Message from Head of the Department

Dr. Amit Dhir

We are a multidisciplinary team who conduct applied research and consultancy into the sustainable environment, alternative energy sources, hydrogen energy, environmental policy, bioremediation, atmospheric science and impacts of climate change on abiotic and biotic systems.

School of Energy and Environment (SEE) was carved out from the erstwhile Department of Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences with effect from the academic year 2013. We have extensive experience of work with the commercial sector, local government, central government, and research councils.

School of Energy and Environment has well-furnished and sophisticated environmental laboratories to develop the area of Environmental Science and Engineering at Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology. It draws on researchers, teachers, experts and students across India and offers them a platform to explore, innovate, integrate and solve complex social, technical and environmental issues. The School offers opportunities for public-private partnership to develop sustainable environment and energy options for future generations. It has qualified, competent and experienced faculty, involved in carrying out academic, consultancy and research activities since 1986. We make an impact through research and by teaching the next generation of students to understand and manage Earth’s resources, and by communicating our science to policy makers, and the public.


Excellence-oriented Academic Programmes

A Sprawling 250 Acre State-of-Art Academic Campus offering Comprehensive Energy and Environment Programs

The School of Energy and Environment (SEE) is one of the youngest departments of TIET. SEE has been assessed as the best academic as well as research unit among various Departments and Schools of TIET in the year 2019. SEE offers three state-of-art Post-graduate programs focused on market-ready Environment and Energy Professionals.

SEE offers Three Post-Graduate Programs viz., M.Tech (Environmental Science and Technology); M.Tech (Energy Technology and Management) & M.Sc (Environmental Sciences) 

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2020: Admission Brochure - M.Tech (Environmental Science & Technology) 

2020: Admission Brochure - M.Tech (Energy Technology & Management)

2020: Admission Brochure - M.Sc (Environmental Science)

 

Salient Features of the PG Programs

On Admission to M.Tech Programs

For Gate Qualified students: Rs. 12,400 + Rs. 5,000 per month additionally

For Non-Gate Candidates: Rs. 10,000 per month with those having 70% in qualifying Exam

1 Year paid internships during the second year for all graduating students (M.Tech)

On Admission to M.Sc (Environmental Science) Program

6 Months research-oriented dissertation for all M.Sc Students

 

 


Research-Intensive Training

Delivering excellence via varied research avenues, trained faculty and innovation

Areas of Expertise

Bioenergy

Dr. A. Dhir, Dr. Anita Rajor & Dr. S Verma

02 National and Bilateral Collaborations and Sponsored Projects, 01 PhDs
  • Biogas generation
  • Biogas to syngas/hydrogen
  • Syngas to methanol
  • Utilization of gaseous fuel in CI engine
  • Biodiesel production
  • Estimation of physico-chemical properties.
  • Algal biomass production in wastewater

 

Selenium and Other Metalloids

Dr. N. Tejo Prakash

07 National and Bilateral Collaborations and Sponsored Projects, 08 PhDs
  • Quantification, bio-accessibility and bioactivity of selenium from cereal grains
  • Selenium-rich mushrooms grown on agricultural residues
  • Biogenesis of selenium nanoparticles using Se-tolerant microbial systems

 

Advanced Oxidation Processes

Dr A. Dhir, Dr. A. Verma , Dr. B.R. Yadav

&  Dr. S Verma

06 National and Bilateral Collaborations and Sponsored Projects, 06 PhDs
  • Photocatalysis
  • Ionizing radiations
  • Fenton/Photo-Fenton oxidation
  • Electrochemical oxidation
  • Photoelectrocatalysis

 

Bioremediation

Dr. N.Tejo Prakash, Dr. A. Rajor & Dr. S. Verma

02 National Sponsored Projects, 08 PhDs)

  • Removal of metals, pesticides, polyaromatic hydrocarbon and high alkalinity
  • Biological treatment of wastewater
  • Toxicity testing

Research Projects

Some Prominent Projects in Progress

  • Reforming of Biogas for Hydrogen Production and its Utilization in CI engine under dual fuel mode

  • Studies on anti-inflammatory responses as function of bioavailable selenium from selenium-rich cereal grains

  • Applications of ionizing radiation in AOP based degradation of persistent pollutants from aqueous streams

  • Influence of bacteria on compressive strength and permeability of fly ash concrete

  • Utilization of cement kiln dust in concrete after removal of alkalinity and metal toxicity with microbes

Bilateral/International Projects

International Collaborations with:

  • Tel-Aviv University, Israel
  • The Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Orenburg University, Russia
  • Ritsumeikan University, Japan
  • Xian-Jiatong University, China
  • University of Pau, France
  • Carleton University, Canada
  • The University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Consultancy Projects

  • >50 Projects undertaken for various industries

  • Areas of Expertise in consultancy include:
    • EIA
    • Wastewater treatment plants - Design and Performance Evaluation
    • Air Quality Modelling and Assessment
    • Performance Evaluation of APCDs
  • Major Milestones

  • Patents

    Two Patents

  • Grants

    INR..3.5 Cr

  • International Collaborations

    TAU-Israel, PennState-USA, Ritsumeikan-Japan, Orengburg-Russia, Xian-Jaitong-China, Lubjiana-Slovania, etc.

  • SCI Publications

    109 

  • Average Impact Factor

    03

  • Citations & H-Index

    Citations 1019 ; H - Index 16

Opportunities & Career Prospects @ SEE

  • Highlights of the SEE: It has qualified, competent and experienced faculty, having international exposure, involved in carrying out academic, consultancy and research activities since 1986.
  • SEE is a DST-FIST Sponsored Academic Unit with State-of-Art Air & Water Quality Monitoring Labs; Research Inspired and Project Led Teaching-Learning Pedagogy; Hands-on training on sophisticated equipment; Collaborative/consultancy projects with Industries.
  • Career Prospects (for graduating (M.Tech/M.Sc) students): 
    • Environmental Consultancy
    • Environmental Auditors
    • Environmental Lab Managers
    • EHS Manager
    • Energy Auditor
    • ....and many more


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Latest Placements

8-10 lacs per annum

Average Salary Package

15+ companies, institutions & consultancy agencies

At our Placement drive
  • Lucrative career opportunities, excellent placement prospects and extensive exposure for TIET students.
  • Students are given a chance to intern and work with their dream organisations.

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