Solar industry in India is witnessing a high growth rate YoY. Along with MNCs, there are lot of startups emerging to serve this relatively new industry in India. This directly increases the need for skilled manpower who can jump into action immediately after hiring. But is there a skilled man power who has got this domain knowledge ? Are companies getting the right talent ?

In our previous post, we gave some tips on how to kickstart the career in solar energy. Here we are listing out some of the institutions in India, that are offering courses on Solar Energy that can solve the above questions, by creating skilled manpower whcih is required for this booming industry.

  1. National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE)

National Institute of Solar Energy is an autonomous institution of Ministry of New and Renewable (MNRE), and is the apex National R&D institution in the field Solar Energy. The Government of India has converted 25 year old Solar Energy Centre (SEC) under MNRE to an autonomous institution in September, 2013 to assist the Ministry in implementing the National Solar Mission and to coordinate research, technology, skill development, training, consultancy, incubation and other related works.  NISE offers courses on solar energy that can be attended by anyone who is interested in the field. You can access the list of upcoming courses from here.

Location: Gurgaon, Haryana.

2. Gujarat Energy Research & Management Institute (GERMI)

GERMI is a centre of excellence in industry learning and has set up to develop human resource assets to cater to the petroleum and allied energy sectors, improve knowledge base of policy makers and technologists and provide a competitive edge to leaders to compete in the global arena.

They have a set of training programmes on solar energy and the course calendar can be accessed from here.

Location: Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University,  Raisan Village, Gandhinagar.

3. National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE)

NCPRE at IIT Bombay was launched in 2010 as a part of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission of the Government of India. The objective of the centre is to be the one of the leading PhotoVoltaic (PV) research and education centres in the world within the next decade. The centre is located at IIT Bombay which has a strong tradition of interdisciplinary activity and is thereby uniquely suited to take up this challenge.

The institute offers various short term and long term courses on solar energy. One can also do Ph.D and M.Tech here. Follow the link to know about the courses.

Location: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Powai, Mumbai.

4. Indian Institute of Science (IISc)

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research (ICER) of IISc offers Ph.D courses on solar technology. To know more on the procedure visit the website.

Also, the Center for Continuing Education (CCE) of IISc offers a course on PV Science & Technology. To know the schedule and course detail visit website.

Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka.

5. Gujarat Institute of Solar Energy (GISE)

GISE is an ISO 9001:2008 certified educational institute. GISE is providing technical training Programs on Solar energy and established to support organization who is looking for the individual those who are looking for self employment. The objective of the institute is to produce solar energy skilled manpower. GISE likes to explore possibilities to meet the skilled solar man power requirement of the day and thereby meeting the energy demand for current & future. You can visit their website to know the current courses

Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat

6. Global Sustainable Energy Solutions India (GSES)

GSES is an organisation in renewable energy engineering, training and consultancy. They specialise in photovoltaic design, solar training, publications and PV system audits. Established in 1998, GSES has a diverse portfolio, executing projects in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands for both government and private enterprise regarding Renewable Energy engineering, consultancy, design, audit and education.   GESE have got a complete training courses in solar PV technology and the schedule for classes can be viewed from this link.

Location: CR Park, New Delhi

7. Renewable Energy Centre Mithradham

Mithradham is an Institutional Partner of the International Society for the Promotion of Environment and Renewable Energy ISPERE consisting of an informal group of committed experts. The group offers special support for the overall development of the project in terms of informational exchange, propagation of relevant technologies and intermediation. The members of the group are involved in generating good will from extended contacts opening up new possibilities, new ideas, concepts, approaches and new initiatives. They offer courses on different applications of Solar PV technology. Visit their website to know the details of courses.

Location: Chunangamveli, Aluva, Kochi, Kerala.

8. Institute of Solar Technology (IST)

IST is an academic and research-oriented & Entrepreneurship Development institute, A registered trademark division of GATE Trust, an ISO 9001:2008 certified Autonomous Institute Registered under NCT New Delhi, Govt. of India that has worked with partnership of companies, organizations, community development associations and sociological research institutes. This institute offer various courses on solar energy. Visit their website for more details.

Location: Panchla, P.O.- Raghudevpur. Dist- Howrah, West Bengal.


Please note that the above list is just to help solar energy enthusiasts. The team at Solar PV Paper is not promoting any of the institutes/organizations listed above and it is not an endorsement. We request you to please visit particular institute’s website and get the details before enrolling for a course.  

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