Research Scholars


Facilities for undertaking Doctoral studies in "Alternate Hydro Energy Systems" and other renewable energy technology as well as "Environmental Management of Rivers and Lakes" are available at the centre. Full-time and part-time candidates are accepted for this programme as per the rules of the Institute. 

Research Area of AHEC

Renewable Energy:

Small Hydro Power: Investigations, Planning, Designs, Economic and Financial Analysis Policy, Cost optimisation, tariff analysis. Planning, Investigation and Designs of SHP, Planning, Design & Analysis of Civil Works of SHP & related Software Development, Energy Economics and Policy, Small Hydro turbine design and performance testing, Silt erosion in hydro turbines, Optimal selection of SHP equipment. Solar Energy: Cost optimization of SHP schemes, Solar thermal energy storage & utilization: performance enhancement of solar air heaters, packed bed sensible heat storage system. Design and selection of generators for SHP for rural electrification, SPV Power and wind power plants and their interconnection with grid, Bio-energy: biodiesel production, biomass gasification; biogas generation, Modelling of IRES & HES systems.

Environmental Management:

Environmental Management of Water Bodies, Project Management, Cumulative Environment Impact Assessment, GHG Emissions from Hydropower Reservoir, MSW Dump Sites/ landfill gas sites, Rivers Water Quality Mapping, Ecological Health & carrying capacity of rivers, Waste Water Treatment, Cumulative Environment Impact Assessment.

Research leading to Ph.D. degree

  • 48 Candidates Completed/Awarded
  • 27 Candidates work is under progress (20 full time+ 7 part time)


A. Completed / Awarded

S.No Name Title Date of Registration Year of Completion
1. Sudhir K Sharma Studies on Bio gas Generation Using biomass feed stocks 30.07.1985 1990
2. Pawan Kumar Modi Voltage Stability Enenhancement using FACTSs Devices 19.07.2000 2003
3. Eugene Fernandez Modelling on Integrated Energy System 1999 2004
4. Ranjeet Singh Performance of packed bed energy storage system for solar air heaters 30.07.2002 2006
5. Ashok Kumar Akella Modeling of integrated renewable energy system 30.07.2002 2006
6. Anurag Trivedi Performance analysis of induction, machines as seig for single phase isolated power supply 31.07.2002 2006
7. Nand Kishore Integrated control of small hydropower plants 03.01.2003 2006
8. Krishna Bihari Yadav Multiphase Induction Generator for Small Hydro Power Scheme 11.08.2003 2007
9. Surender Kumar Saini Study of solar air heater with roughened absorber plates 15.01.2001 2008
10. Shankar Narain Mahato Analysis and Control of 3-Phase SEIG for single Phase Supply 27.07.2004 2008
11. Sunil Kumar Singal Optimization of low head small hydro installations 07.08.2002 2009
12. Vishavjeet Singh Hans Heat Transfer and Friction Characteristics of Multiple V-Rib Roughened Solar Air Heater 25.07.2006 2009
13. Ms. Mamta Kumari Padhy Study of Silt Erosion on Pelton Turbine for a Small Hydro Power Plant 02.01.2006 2010
14. Ajai Gupta Modelling of hybrid renewable energy system 24.07.2005 2010
15. Kanase-Patil Amarsingh Baburao Development of integrated renewable energy systems for remote area 08.01.2007 2011
16. Siddharth Jain Stability studies of biodiesel from Jatropha curcas oil​ 01.01.2009 2012
17. Harmeet Singh Investigation on performance of a Packed Bed Solar Energy Storage System 25.07.2007 2013
18. Anil Kumar Heat and Fluid Flow in Solar Air Heater Duct with Multi V-Shaped Ribs with Gap 24.07.2009 2013
19. Sachin Mishra Cost optimization of high head small hydro power projects 24.07.2009 2013
20. Shyam Narain Singh Investigation of grid connected six-phase induction generator for small hydro power plants 30.12.2010 2014
21. Ms. Kawade Swati Manoharrao Green House Gas Emission from Reservoirs 26.07.2009 2014
22. Mohit Bansal Optimal Planning of Interated Renewable Energy Systems 16.07.2010 2015
23. Javed Dhillon Scheduling of Wind-PSP Generation Under Day-Ahead Market 20.07.2010 2015
24. Tabish Alam Investigation of Heat Transfer Enhancement by using V-Shaped Perforated Blocks in a Rectangular Solar Air Heater DUCT 31.12.2010 2015
25. Srinivasa Kishore T Cost Optimization of Power Transmission Lines in Hilly Areas 16.07.2012 2016
26. Anurag Chauhan Evolving Optimal Integrated Renewable Energy System Model for Stand-Alone Applications 23.07.2012 2016
27. Gohil Pankaj Kumar Paragbhai Study of Cavitation in Francis Turbine for Small Hydro Power Plants 16.07.2012 2016
28. Ms. Ila Dashora Hydrological Investigation and Analysis for Hydropower Projects 30.12.2010 2016
29. Mukesh Kumar Singhal Optimal planning of medium head hydro power projects 10.12.2008 2016
30. Gopiya Naik S Planning of distribution system with distributed generation 16.07.2010 2016
31. Gaurav Dwivedi Stability and cold flow properties of pongamia biodiesel 16.07.2012 2016
32. Raj Kumar Viral Optimal planning of distributed generation in distributed system 03.01.2011 2016
33. VSKV Harish Modelling and simulation of building energy system using intelligent techniques 16.07.2012 2017
34. Amit Kumar Green house gas emissions from hydropower reservoirs and its catchments 26.07.2012 2017
35. Rajanna S. Integrated renewable energy system for a remote rural area 12.07.2013 2017
36. Subho Upadhyay Development of hybrid energy systems for rural area 16.07.2012 2017
37. Dileep G. Modelling and simulation of SPV system for improved power output using DC-DC conductor 01.01.2014 2017
38. Farhad Ilahi Bakhsh Application of variable frequency transformer (VFT) for integration of wind energy system 17.07.2012 2017
39. Sangram Bana Modeling of solar photovoltaic array under non-uniform insolation 16.07.2012 2017
40. Anuj Kumar Investigations on Performance of a Savonius Hydrokinetic Turbine 01.01.2013 2017
41. Kushal Manoharrao Jagtap Loss Allocation in Radial Distribution Network with Distributed Generation 17.07.2012 2018
42. Mukesh Kumar Production of Biodiesel from Chlorella Protothecoides Microalgal Oil 01.01.2013 2018
43. Utkarsh Singh Detection and Classification of Power Quality Disturbances 12.08.2014 2018
44. Ravi Kant Ravi Study of Double Pass Roughened Solar Air Heater with Discrete Multi V-Shaped and Staggered Ribs 12.07.2013 2018
45. Anant Kumar Rai Hydro-Abrasive Erosion of Pelton Turbines 24.07.2012 2018
46. Ravi Kumar Development of Mathematical Model for Condition Based Maintenance of Small Hydropower Plants 16.07.2012 2018
47. Siva Ramakrishna Madeti Development of Online Monitoring System for a Grid Connected Solar Photovoltaic Plant 09.07.2014 2018
48. Zameer Ahmad Analysis of single phase transformerless inverter fed grid connected Solar PV system 26.12.2014 2018


B. Full Time

S.No Name Title Date of registration Date of comprehensive examination
1. Ali Abbas Development of efficient draft tube 01.01.2013 -
2. Rahul Kumar Garg (QIP) Analysis of flow in penstock 09.07.2014 -
3. Rajesh Kumar (QIP) Integrated Pumped Storage Scheduling 08.07.2015 -
4. Patel Alpesh Kumar Mangaldas (QIP) Renewable Energy 10.07.2015 -
5. Manish Kumar Solar Photovoltaic 24.07.2015 -
6. Dixit Kumar Praful Kumar Pathak (QIP) Distributed Generation 11.01.2016 -
7. Saurabh Sangal Hydro Power 08.07.2016 -
8. Sanat Kumar Patro (QIP) Solar Energy 08.07.2016 -
9. Manoj Sood Small Hydro Power 08.07.2016 -
10. Gaurav Saini Hydro turbines (Small Hydro Power) 08.07.2016 -
11. Akshita Gupta Optimization and prediction of hydro power with other renewable energy 08.07.2016 -
12. Patel Harshadkumar Dahyalal (QIP) Renewable Energy 26.12.2016 -
13. Vaibhav Mohan Das Small Hydro Power 26.12.2016 -
14. Charmala Surresh Solar thermal energy-Application and utilization 07.07.2017 -
15. M. Ramesh (QIP) Integrated Renewable Energy System 07.07.2017 -
16. Penugonda Sunil Babu Renewable Energy 07.07.2017 -
17. Vishal Saini Integrated Renewable Energy System 28.12.2017 -
18. Abhishek Gautam Renewable Energy Solar Thermal 28.12.2017 -
19. Kirti Goyal Reuse of treated wastewater 28.12.2017 -
20. Sandeep Kumar Renewable Energy 28.12.2017 -


C. Part Time

S.No Name Title Date of registration Date of comprehensive examination
1. Ms. Mansi Tripathi Environmental Management of Rivers 10.07.2013 -
2. Surender Singh Tanwar (QIP) Distributed generation 12.07.2013 -
3. Prem Prakash (QIP) Distributed generation 26.07.2013 -
4. Ramjee Lal Meena (QIP) Application for power electronics for renewable energy sources 26.07.2013 -
5. Vineet Kumar Singh Optimal operation of run-of-river 09.07.2014 -
6. Chandra Prakash (QIP) Solar Thermal Energy Utilization 21.07.2014 -
7. Nitin Kumar Jhankal (Spon.) Experimental analysis of pressure fluctuation in hydro turbines 28.07.2016 -