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What is IIT Kanpur's eMasters Degree program? Know the details

ISN Team
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IIT Kanpur

The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) recently announced the launch of the eMasters degree program in Renewable Energy and e-Mobility.

The institution said that the program is designed by the Department of Sustainable Energy Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Electrical Engineering and is intended to build a capable and highly skilled workforce that can work towards environmental responsibility.

What are the requirements for the program?

According to a press statement, the eMasters degree program does not require a GATE score to apply as it can be pursued without pausing professional careers. 


Notably, IIT-K has also provided the flexibility to complete the program within 1-3 years.

What is the aim of the program?

The institution said that the e-Masters program in Renewable Energy and e-Mobility helps harness the possibilities as the world accelerates its shift from fossil fuels, curbing carbon emissions, and combating climate change.

The program will expose the professionals to various technological aspects of this shift, including the generation side sources like photovoltaics, wind, batteries, hydrogen, and the very fast-growing Electrical Vehicle domain. 

The current landscape of the renewable energy market

The global renewable energy market is expected to reach nearly $2 trillion by 2030, requiring a highly skilled workforce to address challenges and seize opportunities. 

The industry-relevant program offers a high-impact learning experience featuring live interactive weekend classes and self-paced learning.

The program's 60-credit curriculum, tailored for the industry, allows for seamless credit transfers towards higher education opportunities like MTech and PhD programs at IIT Kanpur, with the potential for waiving up to 60 credits.

How will it benefit participants?

According to a press statement, the program would allow participants to get exclusive access to IIT Kanpur's incubation cell and extensive alum network.

The eMasters degree programs which will be launched in January 2024 and so far has attracted over 600 professionals.

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