Jamia Millia Islamia( JMI), Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Najma Akhtar today inaugurated the MHRDSPARC (Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration) project sanctioned to Department of Electrical Engineering, JMI on Future of Earth: Green and Renewable Technologies. The research project is in collaboration with Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark. Dr. Ahteshamul Haque, Principal Investigator(PI) of MHRD –SPARC project briefed the audience about the project and other academic and research activities carried out at Advance Power Electronics Research Lab of Department of Electrical Engineering, JMI.
Dr. Haque introduced foreign PI Dr. Huai Wang from Aalborg University to the audience. Dr. Haque informed that SPARC project is sanctioned under thrust area of Action Oriented Research under sub domain of Future of Earth: Green and Renewable Technologies. Prof. Z. A. Jaffery, Head of the Department, Electrical Engineering, JMI informed about the research activities going on in the department.
Prof. Ibraheem, Dean, Faculty of Engineering & Technology, JMI emphasized the importance of the research on renewable energy sector and challenges need to be addressed. Prof. Huai Wang, in his address spoke about the reliability issue in research of power electronics used in renewable energy and congratulated Dr. Haque and Department of Electrical Engineering for developing state of the art lab in just 6 years.
VC, JMI Prof. Najma Akhtar congratulated Dr. Haque and his research team for getting this important project. She assured the research team of all assistance needed for completing the project. Prof. Akhtar specially talked about the efforts of the PhD students K VS Bharath and Mohammed Ali Khan working on the project. These students will be visiting Denmark for the research work related to the project. She further said that Indian students have great potential to contribute in research and development work.
The function was attended by Prof. Kafeel Ahmad- Director Research, Prof. Zahid Ashraf – Director Academics, Dr. A. A. A. Faizi- Controller of Examinations, Prof. Iqtidar Mohd Khan, Director Games and Sports and Prof. Zaheeruddin, former HoD, Electrical Engineering Department, JMI and several students.