Centre of Excellence for Electric Vehicle Technology Inaugurated at FET, MRIIRS in association with Electric One Mobility Private Limited
FET, MRIIRS and Electric One Mobility Private Limited have collaborated to launch the Centre
of Excellence for Electric Vehicle Technology. Manav Rachna team believes in inculcating the
technological spirit in students and imparting knowledge to build scientific temper in
Dr. Prashant Bhalla – President, MREI together with Mr. Amit Das- Founder & CEO, Electric
One Mobility Pvt. Limited. inaugurated the Centre of Excellence for Electric Vehicle Technology
and signed the Memorandum of Understanding.
Dr. Sanjay Srivastava, Managing Director MREI & Vice Chancellor, MRIIRS; Dr. I. K. Bhat –
Vice Chancellor, MRU; Dr. Pardeep Kumar – PVC & Dean FET, MRIIRS, Dr. N. C. Wadhwa –
Director General, MREI and Dr. Naresh Grover – PVC & Dean Academics, MRIIRS were
also present for the grand launch.
Incepted with a single-minded objective, Electric Vehicle Center of Excellence (COE) in
association with Electric One Mobility Pvt Limited is aimed to educate, engage and elevate
students to be future-ready in a changed EV environment.
Looking at the huge potential demand of professionals, Manav Rachna International Institute of
Research and Studies (MRIIRS) has included an honors programme in Mechanical Engineering
with a specialization in Electric Vehicle as a part of their regular programme. The programme
includes topics such as lithium and sodium-ion battery components, motors and their controls,
battery chargers, methods of charging, motor torque requirement & calculations, battery
charging stations, battery swapping stations, and electric power trains.
The Induction of the programme was done by the launch of the Electric Vehicle Centre of
Excellence (CoE) in association with Electric one Mobility Pvt. Limited where Dr. Prashant
Bhalla, President MREI highlighted that “in our existence of 25 Years, Manav Rachna has
always taken the lead in adopting new technologies, and we are now getting into a new
dimension with the launch of the Centre of Excellence. The EV sector has received tremendous
response and support from users and governments around the world and with our PM’s vision,
EV is going to open new career opportunities in the country. This CoE in association with
Electric One Mobility is going to integrate new modules in the existing curriculum. With industry
players adopting the EV technology; as academic institutions we are truly focused on delivering
the right skills set to our students and with this venture, we definitely hope for greater avenues.”
Mr. Amit Das – Founder & CEO, Electric One Mobility Pvt. Limited quoted that “core focus
on the battery technology driving an EV is a major behavioral change. Inhouse adoption of EV is
very important and Manav Rachna is the first University to take this step where Internship
Opportunities and Job offers with Electric One and partner companies is our main agenda. Top
EV manufacturers in the country are now looking for young, talented and innovative
professionals and the Centre of Excellence will prove to be a strong foundation for young
professionals who aspire to work in the EV industry. We also wish to empower the faculty to
enhance their corporate programme for Ph.D. in the future.”
The other dignitaries present at the inauguration were Mr. Dheeraj Tripathi – Co-Founder &
COO, Electric One Mobility Pvt. Limited; Ms. Sushma Tripathi – Program Head,
SkillNextIndia; Mr. Satyendra Pal – Founder & Managing Director, Jeetsons Electric
Vehicles Pvt Limited; and Mr. Harish Sharma – Co-Founder & Director, Jeetsons Electric
Vehicles Pvt Limited.
Certification and curriculum-based experiential programme at the Centre of Excellence will cater
to the much-needed skills amongst students for the ever-growing futuristic industry segment of
It will provide tremendous professional and academic opportunities in the coming years and
most importantly, this programme will strengthen India’s EV Vision.
In the first Phase Electric Vehicle Center of Excellence (COE) will be offering two programmes –
Skill Next Programme (for skill enhancement in the area of EV) and Specialized Programme on
EV for B.Tech undergraduates.
During the second Phase, short term training programmes will be introduced for Industry
Professionals, consultancy services will be provided and research projects supported by
government schemes will be taken up.
Electric One’s “Skill Next” is strategically backed by 20 plus Indian OEMs and supported by
German Research Institutes and Innovation Centres. Enjoying the first-mover advantage, this is
first-of-its-kind in the Indian education ecosystem and will immensely foster Industry’s deeper
understanding between Industry and Academia.
The Centre of Excellence will be focused on two core areas like Training and Research. Various
upcoming programmes at the center will offer a plethora of options for students like
Certifications, Curriculum-Based Credits, Live Projects and Startup Opportunities & Funding
along with great career and higher education opportunities.