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Welcome to Department of The School of Energy Studies

Energy is essential to life and all living organisms. Energy growth is directly linked to well-being and prosperity across the globe. Meeting the growing demand for energy in a safe and environmentally responsible manner is a key challenge.

The energy crisis all over the world in the seventies warned the mankind and forced to think about the appropriate utilization of the energy resources on the earth for the sustainable development. In history, the energy crisis had led to many innovations as well as research and development programs in all sectors related to the energy. It is well known that energy sector has its own impact on the progress and development of any nation. The availability of various energy resources and in house capability to use it in the appropriate manner for productive development of a nation is the key factor in the economic growth of the country. Keeping this long term need in mind and with the vision of then university leadership, Savitribai Phule Pune University has established School of Energy Studies in 1978 to cater the need of training manpower, to undertake research and development programs and extension activities related to conventional and renewable energy sources.

The School of Energy Studies was established under the flag ship of University of Pune, to promote interdisciplinary research, development and teaching activities in the field of energy and renewable energy sources. The major objective of this effort was to bring and to bear, the expertise and facilities that are available in the various science departments on the university campus, for purpose of teaching and solving some of the frontline problems, both of basic and applied nature. Presently the School of Energy Studies is headed by Padmashri Prof. Sanjay Dhande.

The School is involved in following activities :

  • Teaching & Training programs

  • Research and Development

  • Extension and field trials

  • Testing and Certification of energy products and systems

  • Transfer of technology to industry

  • Provide consultancy to the industry or the users

Thrust Areas

  • Solar Thermal Energy

  • Solar Photovoltaics Energy

  • Hydrogen and Fuel Cell

  • Energy conservation and Energy Efficiency

  • Energy Storage (Batteries, Supercapacitors, thermal, gravitational, and compressed air)

  • Electric vehicles (Energy storage and BMS)

  • Biomass and Biogas

  • Rural Electrification and microgrids




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