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. 

Area of Research


Small hydro development: Small Hydropower Planning, investigations, designs, development, optimisation of generation, cost optimization, development of softwares for shp planning and designs, life assessment and life extension of existing shp equipment, design and performance testing of hydro turbines, erosion due to silt and cavitation in hydro turbines, Power System Planning & Operation; Control system development, Government policy, tariff analysis and regulatory aspects

Solar energy: Solar & wind Energy System Development; Solar photovoltaic system development; Solar thermal applications; Solar Air heaters and Solar thermal storages development

Bio energy: planning of natural resources, Biomass gasification; Biogas generation from agricultural wastes; Biodiesel production and utilization, stability of biodiesel and its blends.

Distributed Generation: Modeling of Integrated Renewable Energy and Hybrid Energy Systems, Reliability Assessment of Distributed Generation, Expansion Planning of Distributed Generation, Integration of Distributed Generation units with Distribution network, Smart Grid

GHG Emission: Green House Gas Emission (GHG) measurement and analysis, modeling

Energy conservation: Conservation of Energy in Electrical Network, Energy Auditing, Sugar Industries

Environment Management:

Environmental Management of Rivers and Lakes: Integrated Management of water bodies, Application of RS and GIS in Environment Management, Hydrology and Modeling of water bodies, Climate Change and Water Resources, Environmental/Ecological Flow Studies, Water Quality Mapping of Rivers, Aquatic Ecology, Biodiversity Index, Biodiversity Impact Assessment Indices, Waste Water Collection, Treatment and Disposal, Coastal Pollution Monitoring and Impact Assessment, Environmental Laws, Public Participation and Institutional Development, Project Formulation and Implementation; Planning and Management of Environmental Facility, Environment Impact Assessment, Monitoring and Auditing,

Research leading to Ph.D. degree

  • 33 Candidates Completed/Awarded
  • 34 Candidates work is under progress (28 full time+ 6 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. Sajjan Pal Singh Analysis & Design Optimization of  Self Excited Cage Induction Generator 01.08.1990 1994
3. Pawan Kumar Modi Voltage Stability Enenhancement using FACTSs Devices 19.07.2000 2003
4. Eugene Fernandez Modelling on Integrated Energy System 1999 2004
5. Ranjeet Singh Performance of packed bed energy storage system for solar air heaters 30.07.2002 2006
6. Ashok Kumar Akella Modeling of integrated renewable energy system 30.07.2002 2006
7. Anurag Trivedi Performance analysis of induction, machines as seig for single phase isolated power supply 31.07.2002 2006
8. Nand Kishore Integrated control of small hydropower plants 03.01.2003 2006
9. Krishna Bihari Yadav Multiphase Induction Generator for Small Hydro Power Scheme 11.08.2003 2007
10. Surender Kumar Saini Study of solar air heater with roughened absorber plates 15.01.2001 2008
11. Shankar Narain Mahato Analysis and Control of 3-Phase SEIG for single Phase Supply 27.07.2004 2008
12. Sunil Kumar Singal Optimization of low head small hydro installations 07.08.2002 2009
13. Vishavjeet Singh Hans Heat Transfer and Friction Characteristics of Multiple V-Rib Roughened Solar Air Heater 25.07.2006 2009
14. Ms. Mamta Kumari Padhy Study of Silt Erosion on Pelton Turbine for a Small Hydro Power Plant 02.01.2006 2010
15. Ajai Gupta Modelling of hybrid renewable energy system 24.07.2005 2010
16. Kanase-Patil Amarsingh Baburao Development of integrated renewable energy systems for remote area 08.01.2007 2011
17. Siddharth Jain Stability studies of biodiesel from Jatropha curcas oil​ 01.01.2009 2012
18. Harmeet Singh Investigation on performance of a Packed Bed Solar Energy Storage System 25.07.2007 2013
19. Anil Kumar Heat and Fluid Flow in Solar Air Heater Duct with Multi V-Shaped Ribs with Gap 24.07.2009 2013
20. Sachin Mishra Cost optimization of high head small hydro power projects 24.07.2009 2013
21. Shyam Narain Singh Investigation of grid connected six-phase induction generator for small hydro power plants 30.12.2010 2014
22. Ms. Kawade Swati Manoharrao Green House Gas Emission from Reservoirs 26.07.2009 2014
23. Mohit Bansal Optimal Planning of Interated Renewable Energy Systems 16.07.2010 2015
24. Javed Dhillon Scheduling of Wind-PSP Generation Under Day-Ahead Market 20.07.2010 2015
25. Tabish Alam Investigation of Heat Transfer Enhancement by using V-Shaped Perforated Blocks in a Rectangular Solar Air Heater DUCT 31.12.2010 2015
26. Srinivasa Kishore T Cost Optimization of Power Transmission Lines in Hilly Areas 16.07.2012 2016
27. Anurag Chauhan Evolving Optimal Integrated Renewable Energy System Model for Stand-Alone Applications 23.07.2012 2016
28. Gohil Pankaj Kumar Paragbhai Study of Cavitation in Francis Turbine for Small Hydro Power Plants 16.07.2012 2016
29. Ms. Ila Dashora Hydrological Investigation and Analysis for Hydropower Projects 30.12.2010 2016
30. Mukesh Kumar Singhal Optimal planning of medium head hydro power projects 10.12.2008 2016
31. Gopiya Naik S Planning of distribution system with distributed generation 16.07.2010 2016
32. Gaurav Dwivedi Stability and cold flow properties of pongamia biodiesel 16.07.2012 2016
33. Raj Kumar Viral Optimal planning of distributed generation in distributed system 03.01.2011 2016


B. Full Time

S.No Name Title Date of registration Date of comprehensive examination
1. Subho Upadhyay Hybrid Energy Systems 16.07.2012 -
2. VSKV Harish Load Side Management (Smart Grids) 16.07.2012 -
3. Ravi Kumar Small Hydro Power 16.07.2012 -
4. Sangram Bana Renewable Energy Systems 16.07.2012 -
5. Farhad Ilahi Bakhsh Renewable Energy Systems 17.07.2012 -
6. Kushal Manoharrao Jagtap Distributed Generation 17.07.2012 -
7. Anant Kr. Rai Problems due to silt in Hydro Power Plant 24.07.2012 -
8. Amit Kumar Environmental Pollution of water bodies 26.07.2012 -
9. Ali Abbas Development of efficient draft tube 01.01.2013 -
10. Anuj Kumar Small Hydro Power 01.01.2013 -
11. Mukesh Kumar Renewable Energy : Biofuels 01.01.2013 -
12. Rajanna S. Integrated renewable energy system 12.07.2013 -
13. Ravi Kant Ravi Solar energy (Thermal application) 12.07.2013 -
14. Dileep G. Renewable Energy 01.01.2014 -
15. Rahul Kumar Garg Analysis of flow in penstock 09.07.2014 -
16. Siva Ramakrishna Madeti Renewable Energy 09.07.2014 -
17. Chandra Prakash Solar Thermal Energy Utilization 21.07.2014 -
18. Utkarsh Singh Renewable Energy 12.08.2014 -
19. Zameer Ahmad Analysis of single phase transformerless inverter fed grid connected Solar PV system 26.12.2014 -
20. Rajesh Kumar (QIP) Integrated Pumped Storage Scheduling 08.07.2015 -
21. Patel Alpesh Kumar Mangaldas (QIP) Renewable Energy 10.07.2015 -
22. Manish Kumar Solar Photovoltaic 24.07.2015 -
23. Dixit Kumar Praful Kumar Pathak Distributed Generation 11.01.2016 -
24. Saurabh Sangal Hydro Power 08.07.2016 -
25. Sanat Kumar Patro (QIP) Solar Energy 08.07.2016 -
26. Manoj Sood Small Hydro Power 08.07.2016 -
27. Gaurav Saini Hydro turbines (Small Hydro Power) 08.07.2016 -
28. Akshita Gupta Optimization and prediction of hydro power with other renewable energy 08.07.2016 -


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 Distributed generation 12.07.2013 -
3. Prem Prakash Distributed generation 26.07.2013 -
4. Ramjee Lal Meena 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. Nitin Kumar Jhankal Experimental analysis of pressure fluctuation in hydro turbines 28.07.2016 -