Over the last few decades, the importance and utility of electrical energy has been truly phenomenal and the countries world over do feel that electrical energy is one of the basic commodities of day to day living.
In all the advanced countries, industrial revolution, economical and social growth would not have been achieved but for proper and efficient use of energy resources through electrical power.
While the average per capita utilization of electrical energy is over 1200 Units in advanced countries, it is only around 50 units in India.
The growth perspectives projected for the next 10 years in the energy sectors needs large investments as the present power generating capacity is only 1.25 lakhs MW, while the capacity needs would be at minimum level of 3.50 lakhs MW. The manpower requirements to augment the additional power requirement of approximately 2.25 lakhs MW is very huge and more specifically the requirement of electrical engineers is expected to be large over the next few years.
Keeping the above factors in view apart from its social obligation, Aurora’s Educational Society has taken the challenging task of nurturing quality electrical and electronics engineers to serve the country’s electrical energy sectors.
The department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Aurora’s Engineering College was set up in the year 1998 and has made remarkable progress over the years.
The department has a staff strength of 36. The faculty are well qualified as per the norms of AICTE and JNTU. The staff of the department regularly attend workshops and seminars to upgrade their knowledge and have also published papers in national and international journals. At present six assistant professors are pursuing their Ph.D. programme
At present the department is offering B.Tech. course in EEE and one M.Tech. programme in Power Electronics. The department apart from its regular teaching and training programme as per university norms also organises seminars on advanced topics, guest lectures by eminent people from leading institutions and industries, symposiums and student technical competitions on a regular basis.
Technical tours to industries and power plants are conducted during the inter semester break to demonstrate the closeness between theory and practice.
The future prospects of the EEE graduates is very wide and bright. The areas they can fit in are manufacturing companies like Asian Brown Bavari (Power apparatus and equipment),General Electric, APC, Eassan, L&T, BHEL, Bharat Bijilee,and wide sectors of electric apparatus and utility manufacturing.
As the electrical power generating sector is rapidly getting enhanced, the job prospects in power grid corporation of India, National thermal and hydro electric corporations, NEC, power stations run by private power corporations is very bright in the years to come.
The EEE students who have inclination towards Research and Development departments have fair opportunities in the R&D departments of the ministry of science and technology.
Many students of EEE from AEC have gone for higher studies leading to M.S. and Ph.D. in leading Universities of USA, Canada, UK and Australia. In view of the revised JNTU curriculum, there is a chance of getting admission in overseas reputed universities with assistanceship is bright.
The department is highly confident about its teaching and training facilities that would bring excellent outputs and recognition and reputation of the products and expects that it would very soon be on par with the leading technical institutions in India.