The department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering came into existence in the academic year 1992-1993 as one of the core Engineering branches and key entities of SRM Engineering College under the affiliation of the University of Madras. Since then, there has been consistent development in all spheres including infrastructure facilities, staff development and student development. The programmes offered by the department under the University of Madras were brought under the ambit of Anna University from the academic year 2001-2002. The department has started functioning under SRM Institute of Science and Technology (Deemed University) from academic year 2003-2004. The department now offers B. Tech (Electrical and Electronics Engineering), B. Tech (Electrical and Computer Engineering), M. Tech - Power Electronic and drives, M. Tech - Power systems and Ph.D program under the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, SRMIST. The B.Tech Electrical and Electronics Engineering programme of Kattankulathur Campus is accredited by ABET of Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) USA. The department has over 70 faculty members whose areas of expertise and research include Power Electronics and Power Systems. The department is also recognized with AICTE-CII Award for Best Industry linked Institute for Electrical Engineering and Allied category, for the academic year 2019-2020.
To impart quality education in the field of Electrical & Electronics Engineering and to produce globally competent engineers to serve the society.
The research division covers various aspects of Electrical Engineering. There is an active and growing area of research in the field of power electronics & drives, power apparatus and systems, whilst collaborating with each other and a variety of industrial partners. The research group focuses on power electronic devices and integrated circuits, and their uses in various applications. Other major research strands include FACTS and their integration in power systems, integrated design of electrical machines and drives and electromagnetic modeling. The EEE department has special Research laboratories apart from the 14 laboratories with modern equipments supported by special purpose software packages like MATLAB, PSPICE, PSIM, PSCAD,EMTP RV, DIgSILENT, MAGNET, Power World Simulator etc. Apart from this, many faculty members have got
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EEE Department interacts and liaises with well-reputed industries to facilitate funded projects, research and consultancy in the chosen areas. The department's Corporate Advisory Board includes top executives from leading industries and government organizations such as State Electricity Board, Larsen & Toubro, Siemens, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd, Atomic Research Centre, etc.
On employability, graduates of the university consistently appear as the first choice of employers. Studying Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering will lead to potential careers in the areas of Research & Development (R&D), design, system analysis, installation and commissioning, process engineering, control and maintenance, manufacturing, quality assurance and testing, information technology, programming, consultancy, management and software engineering. Electrical engineers will play key roles in new developments with solar arrays, semiconductors, electrical cars and communications technologies. The need to upgrade the nation's power grids will also create demand for electrical engineering services. Additionally, these engineers may play a role in assisting with the automation of various production processes.