Renewable Energy Engineering

DEPARTMENT OF RENEWABLE ENERGY ENGINEERING

The Department of Renewable Energy Engineering (DREE) focuses on teaching, research and extension in the field of renewable energy engineering for the development of sustainable energy systems and energy efficient technologies for the future. The department is actively involved in teaching of UG and PG students, research in the field of solar thermal energy, solar photovoltaic energy, Passive solar architecture, biomass energy, waste management, wind energy, hydro power, hydrogen production from renewable sources, fuel cell technology, energy audit, energy modeling, energy conservation and management, energy planning and policy and extension activities in diverse areas of renewable energy engineering.

Facilities

Renewable Energy Lab

Physics Lab

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research Projects-11

  • Externally Funded projects- 05
  • Completed Extramural Research Projects (ERPs)- 05
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Title of Research Project and Principle  Investigator Source and Amount of Funding Status
1. Promotion of Energy Efficient Improved Biomass Cook Stoves in Rural Areas of Sikkim

PI: Dr. Mahendra S. Seveda, Associate Professor and Head, DREE

Petroleum Conservation Research Association, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Govt. of India, New Delhi

Rs. 33.30 lakh

Completed Successfully

(August 16, 2012 to Oct. 31, 2015)

2. Gap Analysis of Skill Development in Agricultural Engineering and Technology Education

PI: Dr. Mahendra S. Seveda, Associate Professor and Head, DREE

ICAR, Govt. India, New Delhi

Rs. 4.71 Lakh

Successfully Completed on March 31, 2017
3. Critical Analysis of Quality of Post Graduate Research in Physical Sciences of Agricultural Education System

PI: Dr. Mahendra S. Seveda, Associate Professor and Head, DREE

ICAR, Govt. India, New Delhi

Rs. 4.74 Lakh

Successfully Completed on March 31, 2017
4. Impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Agricultural Education in India (Dr. Mahendra S. Seveda, Co-PI) in association with College of Post Graduate Studies, CAU Barapani (Dr. D.K. Pandey, PI) ICAR, Govt. India, New Delhi

Rs. 15.00 Lakh

Successfully Completed on March 31, 2017
5. Value Chain Analysis of Ginger (ZingiberOfficinale L.) in North Eastern Hill Region of India(Dr. Mahendra S. Seveda, Co-PI) in association with College of Post Graduate Studies, CAU, Barapani (Dr. Ram Singh, PI) ICAR, Govt. India, New Delhi

Rs. 20.00 Lakh

Successfully Completed on March 31, 2017

 

2)         Intramural Research Projects- 06

  • Completed Intramural Research Projects (IRPs)- 04
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Title of Research Project Principle  Investigator Date of start Date of completion
1. Characterization of forest based biomass in Sikkim for production of renewable energy Dr. Mahendra S. Seveda

 

01-02-12 31-01-2013
2. Design and development of the mixed model photovoltaic powered forced convection solar dryer of 10 Kg capacity for agro industrial application of NEH region Dr. Mahendra S. Seveda

 

01-02-14 31-01-2015
3. Design and development of double absorber walk-in-type solar tunnel dryer for selected horticultural crops of Sikkim Mr. S. M. Kamaruzzaman

 

01-06-09 31-05-2010
4. Evaluation and modification of existing tunnel dryer for better adoptability under Sikkim condition Mr. S. M. Kamaruzzaman

 

01-10-13 31-03-2015
  • Ongoing Intramural Research Projects (IRPs)- 02
Sl. No. Title of Research Project Principle  Investigator Date of start
1. Development of solar photovoltaic water pumping system for micro irrigation in NEH region of India Dr. Mahendra S. Seveda Sanctioned on March 31, 2017
2. Managing natural resources of a watershed for its sustainable development Dr. Mahendra S. Seveda

Co- PI

Sanctioned on Feb. 17, 2017

 

Extension and Other Activities:

  1. Workshop Organized
  • One day Workshop on Utilization of Energy Efficient Improved Biomass Cook Stove

The College of Agricultural Engineering and Post Harvest Technology, Central Agricultural University, Ranipool, Gangtok, Sikkim was organized one day workshop on Utilization of Energy Efficient Improved Biomass Cook Stove on October 29, 2015 sponsored by Petroleum Conservation Research Association, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Govt. of India, New Delhi at New ATIC Conference Hall of College. The workshop was organized by Dr. Mahendra S. Seveda, Associate Professor (Renewable Energy), College of Agricultural Engineering and Post Harvest Technology, Central Agricultural University, Ranipool, Gangtok, Sikkim as Convener under the Chairmanship of Prof. P. K. Srivastava, Dean, CAEPHT, CAU, Ranipool, Gangtok, Sikkim.  The workshop on Utilization of Energy Efficient Improved Biomass Cook Stove attended by delegates from different organizations to share experience and to discuss strategies for enhancing the use of energy efficient improved biomass cook stove. The total 50 participants (researchers, scientists, academicians, students, households and biomass cook stove manufacturers) from all over India participated in this workshop.

 

  1. Training Programme Organized for farmers/households
S. N. Programme Duration Venue No. participants
Male Female Total
1. Double Pot Improved Biomass Cook Stoves Construction in rural areas of Sikkim July 29-31, 2015 Pabong, South Sikkim, Basilakha and Duga, East Sikkim 45 45 90
2. Utilization of Non-conventional Energy Sources in Agriculture January 11-16, 2016 CAEPHT, CAU, Ranipool, Gangtok, Sikkim 12 02 14

 

  1. Training Programme Organized for Agricultural Officers of Directorate of Agriculture and Food Production, Govt. of Odisha, Bhubneswar
S. N. Programme Duration Venue No. participants
Male Female Total
1. Sustainable Agricultural Production and Processing: Equipment and Technologies September 14-18, 2015 CAEPHT, CAU, Ranipool, Gangtok, Sikkim 20 20
2. Sustainable agriculture for food security & enhancing income to the farming community April 4-8, 2016 CAEPHT, CAU, Ranipool, Gangtok, Sikkim 20 20
3. Conservation agricultural practices and post harvest management for value addition June 06-10, 2016 CAEPHT, CAU, Ranipool, Gangtok, Sikkim 17 03 20
4. Integrated Farming System for Sustainable Agriculture September 05-09, 2016 CAEPHT, CAU, Ranipool, Gangtok, Sikkim 18 2 20

D.Model Training Course (MTC) sponsored by Directorate of Extension (DOE), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India, New Delhi

S. N. Programme Duration Venue No. participants
Male Female Total
1. Adoption of Secondary Agriculture for Employment Generation October 17-24, 2016 CAEPHT, CAU, Ranipool, Gangtok, Sikkim 18 02 20

 

Renewable Energy Technologies Developed/Designed/Design Refined

S. N. Renewable Energy Technologies Name of Faculty Members and Students
1. Natural Convection Solar Dryer Dr. M. S. Seveda
2. Direct type Photovoltaic Powered Forced Convection Solar Dryer Dr. M. S. Seveda
3. Double Pot Energy Efficient Improved Biomass Cook Stove for Hilly Regions Dr. M. S. Seveda
4. Mixed Mode Photovoltaic Powered Forced Convection Solar Dryer Dr. M. S. Seveda
5. Solar Biomass Hybrid Dryer for Large Cardamom Drying Mr. Vishnu Sankar

Dr. M. S. Seveda

6. Walk in type Double Absorber Solar Dryer Mr. S. M. Kamrauzzaman

Achievements

Awards and Honours

  1. Dr. Mahendra S. Seveda, Associate Professor
  • Received Bhartiya Govansha Samvardhan Partisthan Award in Animal Energy (2007-08) of the Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE) for significant contribution in the field of Energy.
  • Received Best Paper Award-2013 in the National Conference in the field of Renewable Energy.
  • Received Appreciation Certificated from Petroleum Conservation Research Association, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Govt. of India, New Delhi for excellent work in externally funded research project (2014).
  • Received Young Scientist Award-2017 during National Extension Education Congress-2017 at ICAR-NAARM, Hyderabad during January 28-31, 2017.
  • Received Best paper Presentation Award-2017 during National Extension Education Congress-2017 at ICAR-NAARM, Hyderabad during January 28-31, 2017.

Department Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faculty

Name: Dr. Mahendra S. Seveda       

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Designation: Associate Professor and Head
Academic Qualification: Ph.D. (Renewable Energy Engineering)
Expertise: Solar thermal energy (Solar drying, Solar water heating, solar distillation, Solar cooking, Solar thermal power generation) Solar Photovoltaic energy, Passive solar architecture, Biomass energy (Biogas, Gasification, Pyrolysis, Biodiesel, Ethanol, Densification &Improved biomass cook stove technology), Waste management, Wind energy, Hydro power, Hydrogen production from renewable sources, Fuel cell technology, Energy audit, Energy modelling, Sustainable development and environment, Energy conservation and management, energy planning and policy
E-mail: sevda_mahendra@rediffmail.com
Contact No. 8972002379 (M)

 

Name: Mr. S. M. Kamaruzzaman        

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Designation: Assistant Professor
Academic Qualification: M. Tech. (Energy Science & Technology)
Expertise: Physics, Solar Photovoltaic & Bio-energy conversion
E-mail: sm7275@gmail.com
Contact No. 9734979897 (M)

Non Teaching Staff

 

Name: Mr. Adil Rai
Designation: Farm Assistant
E-mail: Adilrai123@gamil.com
Contact No. 9749259006 (M)

 


Name:
Mr. SagarPoydyel
Designation: MTS
E-mail: sagpoudyel1986s@rediffmail.com
Contact No. 9679330932 (M)