About The Department

 

The Department of Electrical And Electronics Engineering was established in the year 1993 with the approval of AICTE with a sanctioned intake of 60 students. It offers undergraduate programme of B.E Electrical and Electronics Engineering. A post graduate course in Power Electronics and Drives with a sanctioned intake of 18 students was started in the year 2004-2005. EEE is the oldest of the engineering streams, and its applications are many. Methodist provides this important course for the undergraduates, and there are many benefits in joining it. EEE covers the topics about both the electrical and electronic subjects. So, these students can get into the jobs in any one of those streams. The number of career prospects for this group is huge, and it is the reason for many people to join this course. These students are offered with high salaried jobs, especially in the public sector. They are needed in power industry, electrical machine industries, etc. A number of private companies also offer lucrative job roles for these engineers. Due to this requirement, Methodist gives a special preference to EEE, and we had built a special base for this group. The laboratories, faculty, etc. for this group are of top notch, and we chalk out various industrial tours, seminars workshops, etc. for the benefit of our students.

EEE is one of the core streams of engineering, and it is required in any case. Hence the demand for this group never decreases, and it is the steadiest stream ever. You should join this course in Methodist due to the stated benefits. The EEE Department holds national and international conferences that function like informal think tanks. Faculty and students benefit from guest lectures on the latest innovations in both established and emerging fields. Campus interviews are conducted every year by leading software and hardware companies. The department has got well equipped Laboratories and Computer facilities along with high speed Internetwork. The College Academic Council and Board of Studies of the department strive to provide quality education with the most advanced curriculum to make the students industry ready and excel in the contemporary business world.

Head of the Department

 

Dr. R. RANI HEMAMALINI

Professor and Head,

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Members of Board of Studies

S.NoNameDesignationMember
1Dr. R. Rani HemamaliniProfessor& HeadChairperson
2
Dr. K. Balaji
Associate ProfessorMember
3Mr. K. MatthewAssistant ProfessorMember
4Mrs. V. ElanangaiAssistant ProfessorMember
5Dr. P. LakshmiProfessor, Dept. of EEE, Anna UniversityAcademic Expert Member
6Dr. S. D SudarsanExecutive Director/CDAC, BangaloreIndustry Expert Member

B.E. – Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Electrical and Electronics Engineering is a continuously evolving subject. As technology has advanced, so have the challenges facing the modern engineer. A silicon chip containing over 100 million transistors in an area no larger than a postage stamp is yesterday's news.

EEE is a subject that naturally partners with other disciplines to open whole new engineering avenues. Examples include Mechatronics - with Mechanical Engineering, Bio-medical Sciences-with Medicine and Avionics-with Aeronautics. The EEE Department at SPIHER prepares students in this field using new-age information and computer-intensive technologies.

The B.E. degree program is designed to achieve a balance between depth of knowledge acquired through specialization and breadth of knowledge gained through exploration. The undergraduate degree courses offered by the department provide a comprehensive foundation in the core topics of EEE coupled with an area of specialization relevant to emerging engineering challenges.

M.E. – Power Electronics and Drives

The M.E (Power Electronics and Drives) programme is one of the main specialization areas often preferred by students with electrical, electronics, instrumentation and other relevant background. This Programme is being offered at SPIHER, Chennai from 2005. This Programme caters to the needs of industries ranging from domestic appliance manufacturers to high end automation service providers. One of the key highlights of the M.E Programme being offered at SPIHER, Chennai is the research experience gained by the students .In EEE, there is growing awareness that the future training and education of electrical engineers in the industry needs to be in the area of highly efficient, industry-relevant skills formation, to enable frequent and rapid deployment of professional skills in new areas. As a step in this direction, the postgraduate programs in power electronics & drives is evolved.

Objectives & Scope : While undergoing the Programme, students will enrich their learning by (i) doing project internships at reputed industries and being absorbed in the same industry (ii) carrying out research works; the outcomes of which are published in conferences and journals, (ii) listening to guest lectures, keynote addresses, (iii) visiting to industries and participating in professional activities.

Ph.D.

Vision & Mission

VISION

  1. By imparting quality education and state of art training to the students and make them excel in the domain of electrical and electronics engineering with integrity and ethical standards.
  2. To provide an environment to students to mould them as competent engineers with skills and character leading to social transformation and National development.

MISSION

  1. To prepare engineering graduates with deep understanding of fundamentals of Electrical Engineering.
  2. To prepare professionals with good technical skills, positive attitude and ethical values.
  3. To collaborate with industry, research organisations and academia to encourage creativity and innovation.
  4. To provide them a platform for developing new products and systems that can help industry and society as a whole.

PROGRAMME EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

PEO1: To enable the graduates to be successful in their career in industries, academia and other related sectors associated with Computer Science and Engineering, or as entrepreneurs.

PEO2: To educate the graduates with fundamental concepts, advanced techniques and modern tools that will enable them to design, develop and deploy solutions for real world problems and build systems of varying complexity.

PEO3: To prepare the students to review the existing literature in the area of specialization, provide innovative solutions scientifically and ethically by adapting to the new technology and communicate effectively in deliberating their duties as an individual or as a team.

PROGRAMME OUTCOMES (POs)

Engineering Graduates will be able to:

PO1: Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

PO2: Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.

PO3: Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

PO4: Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.

PO5: Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.

PO6: The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.

PO7: Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.

PO8: Ethics: Apply  ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.

PO9: Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

PO10: Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

PO11: Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one‘s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.

 PO12: Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to  engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Program Specific Outcomes

PSO 1: To effectively analyze, design and develop solutions by applying fundamental and

advanced concepts in the domain of computer science and engineering.

PSO 2: To adapt the emerging computer science and IT enabled technologies to develop novel

ideas and solutions to existing or new problems.

 PSO3: To motivate for continuous self-learning in engineering practice and pursue research in

advanced areas of Electrical Engineering in order to offer engineering services to the society, ethically.

Activities

MOUs Signed

EEE department has signed MOUs with the following companies:

  • MOU has been signed with Vi Microsystems Pvt Ltd on 11th December 2017 for the benefits of research programmes and Research Scholars with the collaboration of Research and Development Units
  • MOU has been signed with Florance Energy Solutions Pvt . Ltd. Technologies on 29th November 2017 for the benefits of research programmes and Research Scholars with the collaboration of Research and Development Units.
  • MOU has been signed with National Institute of wind Energy on 15th June 2015 for the benefits of research programmes and Research Scholars with the collaboration of Autonomous government R&D Institution under MNRE.

Activity- 2018-2019

Facilities

EEE department has signed MOUs with the following companies:

  • MOU has been signed with Vi Microsystems Pvt Ltd on 11th December 2017 for the benefits of research programmes and Research Scholars with the collaboration of Research and Development Units
  • MOU has been signed with Florance Energy Solutions Pvt . Ltd. Technologies on 29th November 2017 for the benefits of research programmes and Research Scholars with the collaboration of Research and Development Units.
  • MOU has been signed with National Institute of wind Energy on 15th June 2015 for the benefits of research programmes and Research Scholars with the collaboration of Autonomous government R&D Institution under MNRE.

LABORATORIES

LAB NAME AVAILABLE AREA (Sq-mts)
Electrical Machines Lab 517
Control System Lab 117
Measurements & Instrumentation Lab 117
Power Electronics Lab 117
Power System Simulation Lab 76

RESEARCH FACILITIES

Research Laboratory- Solar Laboratory

Kits Supplied by MNRE, IIT Bombay

    • Spectral Response Meter
    • Solar PV Lab Kit consisting of
    • Photo Voltaic Panel
    • 4 Quadrant Power Supply
    • Inverter 100W
    • Battery 7.2Ah, 12V
    • Solar Simulator

Rheostat 100 ohms, 2.5AI Kits 

Research Laboratory- Solar Energy Laboratory
Kits Supplied by MNRE, IIT Bombay

  • 1500 W (250 W * 4 + 100 W * 5) Photo Voltaic Panels
  • 1 KW Solar Compatible Inverter
  • 2 Nos. 500 W Inverter
  • 30 W Solar Panel with Tracking Facility
  • Solar Charge / Discharge Controller 12V/24 V, 10A
  • (100 Ah, 12V * 4) Battery
  • Soft Start Circuit for Pump Motors
  • 1 KVA Solar Compatible UPS

Department Library
Volumes

  • 525 Text Books
  • 10 Lab Manuals
  • 70 Student Project Reports
  • 38 Question Banks
  • 20 Student Project CD's
  • 35 Project Kits
  • NPTEL Lectures CD's

Unique- Solar Laboratory

Equipments:

Solar PV Laboratory kit containing,

Solar cells ( 4x 4 ) 10watts

Inverter 100w

Battery 7.2 Ah Battery

Load 100 ohm, 2.5A

4 Quadrant supply

Solarsimulator

Spectrum Responsemeter

Luxmeter

Solar PV life time measurement kit
LUX Meter

Spectral Response Meter

Solar Lab Student projects:

Solar Night Lamp
LED Table Lamp
850VA Solar Hybrid inverter
Solar water pump with Moisture sensor

Solar PV Power sources

Solar PV panels (4x250 w)

with 2 KVA Grid connectedInverter

with 1 KVA off-grid Inverter for Studentsdemo

Sola PV panels (3x100 w ) 12 V, 825 VAInverter

(2x100 w ) , 24 V, 500 VA Inverter for students projects

Campus study by students:

*Energy conservation

- by switching off Computers ,lights and fans when not in use

– Rs.1,59,467

*Energy conservation by use of LED Lamps instead of Fluorescent lamps –Annual savings high lighted

Rs.6,91,883

- Implemented LED Street lights – Savings Rs. 25,000/month

*Electrically out, single line diagram

*Design of a sub station300 KVA, 11kv / 415vG

Government funds received: MSME funded projects:

Integrated starter generator for Auto Electricals        -     Rs. 6.25Lakhs

Photovoltaic module for micro-grids                    -     Rs. 6.35Lakhs

Energy Conservation – LED Street Lights

  • 2 solar powered Street light with PV Panel of 120 watts with battery of 100 AH and have LED

luminaries of 25watts.

  • 30 nos. Street light of75w from the hostels to main entrance of College campus.
  • Replacement 650 w sodium vapour lamps 0f 25 nos with 75 w LED Lamps – Saving of Rs. 25,000 /month on account of energy saving – the process has been taken up.

Solar LED light gadgets – Entrepreneurship development

18 W Dusk to Dawn Solar Street Light LED luminaire

Low cost LED night lamps

Solar light gadgets for demonstration

a)LytworxLED solarspotlight

b)Solarvet serial lights

c) LED garden solar path light

d)Solvindenlantern

e)Gardenglo solar hangingball

f)Gardenglo solar bee swing stake

g)Gardenglo 3L fence solar light

i). Traditional LED solar garden path light

h) Oriental design LED sensor solar wall light

Software available in Power system

Simulation Lab.

MATLABR14

LABView

AUPower

ETAP&PSCAD

ORCADCAPTURE

Lab Facilities to support Research

Equipments

  • Electrical machine laboratory have all variety of machines to emulate wind energy from Asynchronous Generator and Doubly fed Induction generators.
  • DSP controllers apart from micro processor and micro controllers       to do projects on Control of drives.

Videos on DFIG conducted in our Electrical Machine Lab.

TMS320F28335
MSP430G2553
PICOLOF28305

Softwares available

MATLAB

LABView

AUPower

ETAP & PSCAD

ORCADCAPTURE

Fluidsim

Skill Development Programme

Under the N.S.D.C Programme conducted on Field Technician – UPS and Inverter from    January 02 to February 28, 2019

Encouragement to Student Projects

  • Encourage students to participate in Smart India Hackathon 2019 is a nationwide initiative to provide students a platform to solve some of pressing problems we face in our daily lives...