School of Energy Studies









            The energy crisis all over the world in the seventies warned the mankind and forced to think about the appropriate utilization of the energy resources on the earth for the sustainable development. In history, the energy crisis had led to many innovations as well as research and development programs in all sectors related to the energy. It is well known that energy sector has its own impact on the progress and development of any nation. The availability of various energy resources and in house capability to use it in the appropriate manner for productive development of a nation is the key factor in the economic growth of the country. Keeping this long term need in mind and with the vision of then university leadership, University of Pune has established School of Energy Studies in 1978 to cater the need of training manpower, to undertake research and development programs and extension activities related to conventional and non conventional energy sources.

            The School of Energy Studies was established under the flag ship of University of Pune, to promote interdisciplinary research, development and teaching activities in the field of energy and renewable energy sources. The major objective of this effort was to bring and to bear, the expertise and facilities that are available in the various science departments on the university campus, for purpose of teaching and solving some of the frontline problems, both of basic and applied nature.

The School is involved in following activities :


The facilities available include:

            Computer Laboratory, Testing set up for solar thermal devices, Anelva - Plasma Chemical Vapor Deposition (P-CVD) system, Hot Wire - Chemical Vapour Deposition (HW-CVD) System, Electron Beam Deposition System, Spray Pyrolysis techniques, DLTS for material characterisartion etc. In addition to the central Jaykar library of University, the School has its own internal library having good collection of book on the relevant subjects.

Collaborations with Industry:

            The School has active relations with the Solar Industry in the region. In the last 25 years, School has organized various training programs for the benefit of manufacturers and budding entrepreneurs. Through these programs many present manufacturers in the field got the confidence, inspiration and technical know-how to start their own manufacturing of solar thermal devices. The school in collaboration with Industry has carried out many R&D projects also.


The technologies developed by the school includes :

            School is also engaged in providing consultancy services for designing and testing of solar devices to the manufacturer or user of solar devices. Many people and industries have been benefited out of this activity.


The consultancy areas include: