M.E. Power Electronics and Drives


Power Electronics and Drives is a specialized area of Electrical and Electronics Engineering involving the control and conversion of electric power using solid-state techniques. The students are exposed to various areas including advanced power semiconductor devices, Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques, fuzzy logic, artificial neural networks, analysis of power converters and inverters, solid state ac drives and dc drives, computer aided design of electrical machines, modern rectifiers and resonant converters, flexible ac transmission systems, wind energy conversion systems, power quality etc. The students will also be exposed to various simulation packages like MATLAB/SIMULINK, PSIM/ORCAD, MAGNET, PSCAD etc.

Graduates of this degree have numerous career opportunities in various sectors with the power sector being the principal employer. A recent estimate suggested that over 40% of all electric power generated utilizes power electronics and this is expected to only increase in the future, leading to a growing demand for power engineers. Numerous job profiles are also available abroad in hardware manufacturing firms and power industry.

Our Faculty

PERI IT’s Electrical and Electronics Department has experienced and efficient faculty who place equal emphasis on theoretical and experimental electrical and electronics engineering. The department is led by Mr. P. Elango, a researcher and professor with over 10 years of teaching experience in various engineering colleges, in addition to 2 years of industrial experience.

  • S.Lakshmi B.E, M.E.

    Assistant Professor

  • B. Karthikeyan B.E, M.E.

    Assistant Professor

  • S. Savitha B.E, M.Tech.

    Assistant Professor

  • Mr.G.Vijayanand B.E, M.E.

    Assistant Professor

  • Mr.M.Noorul Haque B.E, M.E.

    Assistant Professor

  • Ms.S.L.Sree Devi B.E, M.E.

    Assistant Professor

  • Ms.F.Ruby Vincy Roy B.E, M.E.

    Assistant Professor

  • Mr.Mohammed Abdul Kather B.E, M.E.

    Assistant Professor


Course Syllabus

PERI IT follows the Anna University syllabus for affiliated colleges. Click on the appropriate semester to view the syllabus. The complete syllabus can be downloaded here.

SL. No. Course Code Course Title L T P C
 THEORY
1 MA7163 Applied Mathematics for Electrical Engineers 3 1 0 4
2 PX7101 Analysis of Electrical Machines 3 0 0 3
3 PX7102 Analysis of Power Converters 3 0 0 3
4 PX7103 Analysis and Design of Inverters 3 0 0 3
5 PX7104 Advanced Power Semiconductor Devices 3 0 0 3
6 Elective I 3 0 0 3
    TOTAL 18 1 0 19
SL. No. Course Code Course Title L T P C
 THEORY
1 PX7201 Solid State DC Drives 3 0 0 3
2 PX7202 Solid State AC Drives 3 0 0 3
3 PX7203 Special Electrical Machines 3 0 0 3
4 PX7204 Power Quality 3 0 0 3
5   Elective II 3 0 0 3
6   Elective III 3 0 0 3
 PRACTICAL
7 PX7211 Power Electronics and Drives Lab 0 0 3 2
    TOTAL 18 0 3 20
SL. No. Course Code Course Title L T P C
 THEORY
1 PX7301 Power Electronics for Renewable Energy Systems 3 0 0 3
2   Elective IV 3 0 0 3
3   Elective V 3 0 0 3
 PRACTICAL
4 PX7311 Project Work (Phase I) 0 0 12 6
    TOTAL 9 0 12 15
SL. No. Course Code Course Title L T P C
 PRACTICAL
1 PX7411 Project Work ( Phase II) 0 0 24 12
    TOTAL 0 0 24 12
SL. No. Course Code Course Title L T P C
 ELECTIVE I
1 CL7103 System Theory 3 0 0 3
2 ET7102 Microcontroller Based System Design 3 0 0 3
3 PX7001 Electromagnetic Field Computation and Modelling 3 0 0 3
 ELECTIVE II & III
4 CL7204 Soft Computing Techniques 3 0 0 3
5 EB7212 Digital Simulation of Power Electronic Circuits Laboratory 3 0 0 3
6 ET7201 VLSI Architecture and Design Methodologies 3 0 0 3
7 PS7202 Flexible AC Transmission Systems 3 0 0 3
8 PS7002 Energy Management and Auditing 3 0 0 3
9 PX7002 SMPS and UPS 3 0 0 3
 ELECTIVE IV & V
10 PS7005 High Voltage Direct Current Transmission 3 0 0 3
11 ET7014 Application of MEMS Technology 3 0 0 3
12 PS7004 Solar and Energy Storage Systems 3 0 0 3
13 PS7007 Wind Energy Conversion Systems 3 0 0 3
14 PX7003 Non Linear Dynamics for Power Electronics Circuits 3 0 0 3
15 PS7008 Smart Grid 3 0 0 3

Laboratories

Our laboratories are highly modernized to reflect the rapidly changing trends in technology and have all necessary facilities aimed at imparting the best practical knowledge to the students. Some of the laboratories are listed below.

  • Electrical Machines Lab
  • Power Electronics Lab
  • Control Systems Lab
  • Measurement and Instrumentation Lab
  • Simulation lab including MATLAB/SIMULINK, PSIM/ORCAD, MAGNET, PSCAD

Additional Educative Activities

The department aims to provide quality education and a thorough training in concepts and practical knowledge necessary for a fulfilling career. The students are also provided special training to strengthen their technical and communication skills. The department arranges periodic industrial visits each semester for the students to improve their practical technical knowledge.

The department also conducts periodic guest lectures by professionals from reputed organizations and universities. The students are well taught theoretically and practically to design electrical and electronic circuits. In order to build a more rounded training, the students are encouraged to participate in national and international events.

The Department also hosts an association of Electrical & Electronics Engineering named "Elysian" that was inaugurated on 09 Feb 2012.